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    Looks very nice to me,I like what you did with the wood behind the seat. Maybe I'll stop by and you can re upholster Rita's seat on our way to Florida in May
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    Those pockets, the colour of the upholstery, and the wooden inserts on their own, take the appearance of the car to a higher class.

    It's bloody gorgeous.

    Top marks that man.

    I like it.
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    Thanks for the kind words.
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    I'll agree with the others. The wood accents add a nice touch of class. The door panels are very classy...

    1 question tho'... what are the "bumps" across the top? Did the underlay get crushed - or??? Did it pop back out now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    I'll agree with the others. The wood accents add a nice touch of class. The door panels are very classy...

    1 question tho'... what are the "bumps" across the top? Did the underlay get crushed - or??? Did it pop back out now?
    I'm not sure on the "bumps", and I'm hoping that some sunshine smooths them. If not I may be redoing that panel. Don suggested that a steamer would bring them out, but that's something I don't own......yet.
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    Hey Roger, always good to see your updates and my own build is very much inspired by yours: Sunday Red

    I'm getting ready to order my P&J chassis and thought I'd get your opinion on the options.
    1 - I know your build log mentioned that the power brake option is simply not needed so I'm bypassing this.
    2 - Do you think I should get the brake lines pre-installed? Even though I haven't run any before, I want to learn throughout this process. Do you think this car is OK for a rookie to plumb it himself or should I go for the pre-install option?
    3 - The rear disc brake kit at around $320 seems like a bargain. Or is there a better way to handle that?
    4 - What do you think about the C-notch rear chassis option. I'm not 100% clear on what I gain/lose here so would appreciate your insight.

    Am I forgetting anything else? I know you bought yours second hand so you didn't get to choose all options but would love your thoughts since you know this chassis just about better than anyone.

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    Just to clarify, I copied JimBeam's questions and gave answers on his Build Thread instead of tangling up mine.

    I had completed the second door panel & pocket, ready to be popped onto the door and had to stop to deal with a medical issue which is now behind me, but I'm on "light duty", not to lift over 10 pounds for another couple of more weeks. As a point of reference a gallon of milk is right at 8 pounds, so a 10 pound limit is a Royal Pain In The Butt (RPITB)!!

    I had installed the pocket & door panel a couple of days ago, and today with the warmer weather ventured out and got the tranny tunnel bolted down and the shifter boot secured. That pretty much gets the interior done for now. Next I'm going to get the trunk carpeted and make some patterns for side & front panels with a couple of doors on the sides to access the space over the wheel tubs. May as well use it, right?

    I'm in no hurry to get the trunk done, and will just use the warmer days that I get to work on getting the 1/4" plywood panels made, then getting them upholstered. One of these days it'll be roadster weather!!
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    Um... aahhh... sigh.... does the camera weigh 10 pounds?? You know the score right.. Without pics - this thread is worthless!

    I'll run for cover now! hee hee hee.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Um... aahhh... sigh.... does the camera weigh 10 pounds?? You know the score right.. Without pics - this thread is worthless!

    I'll run for cover now! hee hee hee.......
    No, the camera's not heavy but it's Fu#*in" cold here today!!

    Tunnel cover bolted down....
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    Shifter boot secured...
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    Passenger door panels in place....
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    All seen before, minus the bolts & screws. Not roadster weather, and won't be for a while!
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    Oh that's nice! Thanks for braving the elements for me/us.

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    Electric overalls and gloves, plugs into your cigarette lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    Electric overalls and gloves, plugs into your cigarette lighter.
    ...says a guy from Georgia, who has no idea what cold really means!
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    The interior is looking great, Roger! Very nicely done, first rate all the way!
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    That's one good-looking interior, Roger!
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    We've been having interesting weather patterns lately, warming to 70F today after getting 6" of snow last week with gusting winds all day. I took advantage of the warmth and after some stutter steps and back tracking ended up getting the pattern made for the driver's side of the trunk panels. I've got carpet left over and plenty of material, so may as well spiff up the trunk a bit. Making these trunk panels one has to consider not only the panel fit, but fitting the panel into place. After getting the side panel formed it simply would not clear the opening without bending, and bending isn't an option. After an hour or so of wrangling it I decided that I needed to make a filler panel for the back of the trunk, beneath the latch side to side. That let me trim off about 3" from the side panel and I believe it'll work!
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    Next will be fabricating a wood box to cover the battery, then modifying the right side panel to fit around it tightly. A cold front is blowing in this evening, and the highs will be below freezing for ten days or so, so I'll spend some time measuring and figuring out the box.
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    I've thought about putting hinged access doors on each of the side panels to use the area above the wheel wells for storage, but I think I'm going to pass as there's just not enough depth to make it worth while. I'll take another look after I get the wood panels made and fitting right, with some stop blocks glued to the floor.

    After looking at these pictures I may think about forming a couple of filler panels for the recesses on the sides of the trunk floor, where the body bolts to the frame. I'm thinking it will make fitting the side panels a lot easier, and the dips are just going to collect dust & debris.... Glue a few blocks to the steel strap I added tying the body bolts together, and a strip of 1/4" plywood underlayment and the floor is flat. I guess I only thought that pattern was done....
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