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    Tarp it to save the floor pans and good find.
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    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.
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    Thanks and I did. I was surprised how solid it was. The guy claimed it had been in a barn for 30 years. I didn't believe it until I saw it. That's when I knew it was more then a parts car. These are getting really hard to find. I have it wrapped in a tarp for now and I'm going to get it inside before it gets too cold with any luck. I'm thinking this will be the first father kid project.

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    You didn't mention what you paid for it; but I'm picking you come from the same mould as I do: born parsimonious and have since perfected it to an art form.

    So yep: good score! It would have to be or you wouldn't have bought it!
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    Good catch. It should be a great project car in the future.

    But I am wondering if that one will get done before the 40 also???

    (yes, heavy on the sarcasm!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    You didn't mention what you paid for it; but I'm picking you come from the same mould as I do: born parsimonious and have since perfected it to an art form.

    So yep: good score! It would have to be or you wouldn't have bought it!
    I bought the whole thing for what the drip rail and rear seat panels were going to cost me. $300, which I felt is a steal of a deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Good catch. It should be a great project car in the future.

    But I am wondering if that one will get done before the 40 also???

    (yes, heavy on the sarcasm!)
    No, that isn't happening. This one is just getting shelved for a while. I can't say I won't buy a cheap part for it when I come across it but I'm going to try to not do that too. The 40 is supposed to be used for 2 weddings in 2019 so I have to get on it and finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    I bought the whole thing for what the drip rail and rear seat panels were going to cost me. $300, which I felt is a steal of a deal.

    No, that isn't happening. This one is just getting shelved for a while. The 40 is supposed to be used for 2 weddings in 2019 so I have to get on it and finish it. .
    I agree it was a heck of a buy! And it will make a great project to do with one of the kids. But for some reason I really want to see the 40 back together!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    I agree it was a heck of a buy! And it will make a great project to do with one of the kids. But for some reason I really want to see the 40 back together!! LOL
    I'm right there with ya. The poor car has been torn apart too long. So long I keep thinking of different things I could do to it.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    So long I keep thinking of different things I could do to it........
    I'm right there too!! A blown 4 cylinder just sounds like so much fun right now!!! :-)
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    It's going to be the most expensive $300 you ever spent! But seriously, have fun spending it on your kid, and such a solid start on the project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    It's going to be the most expensive $300 you ever spent! But seriously, have fun spending it on your kid, and such a solid start on the project.
    I've done worse. For instance, trading a 72 RS Camaro roller for a pile of Corvette parts. That was a genius decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    It's going to be the most expensive $300 you ever spent! But seriously, have fun spending it on your kid, and such a solid start on the project.
    I don't see it as spending it "on" the kid but "with" a kid or more even!
    Camaro / Corvette... it all the same I my estimation..
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    Its something I would have loved to do with my dad. Oh well, maybe he will get in on it too with us.
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    That would be way cool!!
    My dad wasn't really interested in mechanics or cars etc..

    I think all us car guys would've loved to do a hot rod with our Dad! Just something special there!
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    What's the old saying? Something about slowly but surely? It isn't done but progress is being made. I finally got a couple of a holes to pay their bills so I could buy more Camaro parts.

    I tried to put the window moldings on myself but only was able to get one side of the windshield trim on. Before I cracked the glass or bent the trim, I scheduled a time for my friend to come put it on. I didn't feel too bad when it took him a hour and a half to get them installed. The back one took both of us to do. The top piece has some bends in it from someone man handling it removing it. Both the top trim pieces were bent bad when I got this car so I sourced these else where. I didn't realize these were gold plated but found out they are. So I'll keep my eye open for better ones and these will work for now.

    I also got the front sheet metal back on and put the trim pieces back on. I have the inner fenders repaired and painted too. I couldn't stand the gap in between the front tire and the fender so I am addressing that now. I finally got the drive shaft installed, and put the trans shifter in. The carpet frayed after I cut the hole opening so I need to find a way to clean that up and make it look a little nicer. I got a new console compartment, lid, latch, and spring. I also ordered new weather stripping, upper and lower door panels, arm rests, package tray, window guides/bumpers, front license plate bracket, a rubber bumper kit, and some other hardware.

    I did get the rear interior panels cleaned and re-dyed. Too bad they have to come back out to install the rear package tray.
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    Hey, any progress is good progress! And working 2 (or more) jobs like you do, and a family too... I'd say you're doing fine.

    I took the coupe for a quick ride last sunday. I was going to use it to visit my friend that's doing the factory five 33 hot rod, but as I was backing out my Dad showed up so I asked him if he wanted to go for a ride. He said sure so we just cruised around some of the back roads.
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