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[C2] 1964 Convertible - Plain Jane - The Journey Begins.

 
Old 06-24-2019, 10:51 AM
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Default Front Clip has arrived!!

I called to follow up on the front end to see if we got a production date. Better news than a production date. It had just been delivered by the trucking company!!! I have my brother camping out at the end of Don's driveway monitoring his progress on the 64. I guess he can go home now.

He was pleased with what he has inspected so far.
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Default New Garage Guest 1969 Pontiac Trans Am

I brought it to my house for a big car show in Richmond this past weekend.
I posted information about it in the Off Topic Other Cars Forum on his site.




Zero Options Stock M-21 HD 3 Speed
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Default Used New to Us Grille

This is such a great site to locate parts that are still very usable depending on what you are trying to accomplish.
Old Grille. Dusty Rusty Bent and Hurting.

Bought Used from a 63 build that was upgrading to perfect.
It is just right for us.
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Default Front Clip is Stripped.


Birdcage was solid under the fiberglass.

We will salvage this inner fender.

The only way to do a front clip is with the body mounted to the frame.

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Default Doors Fitted.

After the clip goes on they may need to be adjusted again.


Replacement door is looking great. It was a much better decision to replace than rework the door handle raised pads.
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Nice progress.
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Holt, looking good!
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Default Lower fenders on both sides had to be removed.

Don thought he would be able to keep both side fenders intact; however, it was better to remove them as well to install the front clip and reduce the splices. The new inner fender is shipping today so the front clip should be installed by the end of July.
While the front glass is removed it is a great time to address the surface rust on the birdcage under the wiper boxes hood surround. Wire brush and prime and paint.


We were unable to salvage the original front fiberglass. You can see the reasons for a compete front clip.
This is what was found hidden from prior repairs.

And a mixture of 63 and 64 headlight buckets that will need to be replaced.

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Holt,
Sorry to hear about front clip...in the end though it will be worth it to have replaced it, and get the headlight brackets sorted out...
meanwhile you sure do have great access to the birdcage. You are continuing to make good progress!
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Default My other project is coming together!!! Bringing cars back from the dead.

The I am about 90% complete on the 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite.





All metal, maybe .05% filler to block. You are looking at English Wheel work out of flat sheet metal, some replacement panels, 18 to 24 GA hand formed pieces off a vice with a hammer etc... using cardboard cut outs. The Body and Bonnet were blasted to bare metal and all rust and metal that could not be hammer and dolly was cut out. It is now a solid car that most would have run away from. Our 64 was probably the same, but I think it will be great when we finish. I know it will be solid, not a NCRS but something we can be proud of building. A lot of that is due to this forum and the inspiration of the other projects out there.


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Holt, love the ‘64 progress!

Is that Ford starter solenoid oem on the Sprite?
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Default 1965 Mustang Starter Solenoid

I am doing a handmade harness and at least I understand a 64 mustang wiring. So yes it is!
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Holt, love the 64 progress!

Is that Ford starter solenoid oem on the Sprite?
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I’ve found 64-67 headlight buckets in 63s, but never a 63 in a 64! Save that bugger!
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To bad on saving the front but you are doing right.
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