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Re: Its time. My 66 frame off restoration

Your in Fredericksburg, Va? If so you are just a short shot up 95 from me..I'm in Richmond.
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Your in Fredericksburg, Va? If so you are just a short shot up 95 from me..I'm in Richmond.
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Wow looking good man great job. Gonna have to keep an eye out on this build.. Gets me motivated to get mine done?
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Wow looking good man great job. Gonna have to keep an eye out on this build.. Gets me motivated to get mine done?
Thanks Amasian

Yeah, as I mentioned to Desert66, I will have a lot going on with this car soon to show and will need some help along the way I'm sure.

You have a 66 fastback as well?
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Firewall repairs. Asked to have "Hi" removed as well..........(had to go)
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A good story about the purchase of this car and what will end up being a good conversation piece after its completion will be the decklid spear emblem inlay I'm having made for the car.
After driving over the second time to meet with the 2nd owner to finally pick up this car, the gentleman was standing close to me as the car was being driven onto the hauler. I had glanced at him and noticed he was getting a little emotional. He wasn't crying or nothing like that but I could tell he was upset. I simply walked up beside him and told him I could just as easily remove it from the hauler if he wanted me too. He nodded no and mentioned he simply had a lot of good memories of the car and that he used to take it to the track and race sometimes on the weekends. Said his friends used to call the car "white lighting". That moment has always stuck with me and I wanted to do something special so when it was done, I intended to drive it back over so he could see it finished and see if he will catch the addition inlay I'm putting on the car.
It's nothing elaborate per say but the inlay will fit inside this 1965 Galaxie trunk spear and simply read "lightning". I have a friend in the sign business that is going to cut it out 3D style in the shape of the emblem. I attached one of the first CAD drawing ideas of this inlay to give you an idea of what I had in mind. Its changed quite a bit since this drawing looks, font and size wise but at least gives you an idea.
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very cool- seeing that car redone will make his day for sure, and the custom emblem paying homage to it will be a nice touch.
excellent work so far, gonna be a beauty. like your airhose setups along the wall behind the car too. I still havent finished inside our 'new' garage thats going on 10 yrs old now, always looking for ideas
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The trunks weatherstripping rail being repaired.
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Just some of the loose parts I've prepared for either paint or chrome.
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Could use some help with this question.......

I am converting my 1966 Galaxie from manual to power steering and already have found a power steering gearbox and pump.
My question is, is there a difference between the pitman arm used by a power steering gearbox versus a manual gearbox? Anyone have the part number(s) for it if so?
Do I have to change out any other steering components if there is a power steering pitman arm?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Great job on the resto so far!!
Yes, there are different part numbers for the manual vs power steering pitman arm. I had a tough time finding a reasonably priced arm for mines. I can get you part #s later when I get to my computer.

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Since I removed the column shifter and bought the floor shifting column, I decided to install a B&M Z gate shifter that will work with my C6 trans. I wasn't impressed with the ratcheting shifters they offered even though they are very popular. Simply felt it wasn't needed for my application. I liked the way the Z gate operated and the look. I wont be using any of the surrounding bases due to this being enclosed in a custom center console but will be using the backup light and neutral safety switches that come with this shifter. Simply installed a matching chrome T-handle to finish the look off.
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Firewall is coming along pretty good, I like it.
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The handles and locks have been shaved from the doors and trunk. They'll all open via wireless keypad from now on. Bought this shave kit about 4 years ago after doing some research. Seems to be a pretty good kit with heavy duty (35 pound) solenoids.
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Have seen many cars with shaved handles using the same type of solenoids I'm using but I didn't like how the bolts holding the mount plates could be seen inside their door jams/etc. I didn't want to see any of that on my ride. I had a mount plate made and welded in on both the jam side and the window rail for added support. Then the solenoid mount plate was adapted on one side as a tongue (per say) to side into the mount plate we made closest to the door jam once installed. This way there is only two mounting bolts needing to secure and not have to fight trying to get to the other two bolts in that tight space. I didn't really want to use cables to attach the solenoids to the latches and the original linkage that attached from the latch to the door handle was too long to use so we made our own similar to fit. I really like the outcome.
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when i use to do them on mini's I would attach them to the dore panel side. or if you have that option put it in a lower part of the door that will clear the glass and just run a new line or cable to get your pull? Did you get any poppers for it. i know with 35lbs on a s10 will kick the door out about 4 inches.
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