Re: Its time. My 66 frame off restoration
Pretty busy at work. Been doing some fab work at home since I can't make it back to the shop until next weekend.
First had to cut off a small section off my rear door panel(s) new felt trim I installed. Even though it fit great to the original panel, it was oddly too long on the door opening side so I had to trim them down. Easy enough but just the little things we run across.
I recently was able to cut, fit and angle all my half round interior aluminum trim, so I picked up supplies so I can make my screw mounts to secure them to my panels. Set the depth on my portable drill press on a test piece, measured and marked my trim. My dash trim wont need any mounts since they will be taped to the dash, using some pretty thin but strong double stick tape I found and bought online.
Using a 7/64 bit, drilled all my marks to the correct depth, then screwed 6 x 32 screws and nuts into the holes, making sure they were straight. Installing the nuts on the screws first before screwing them will make it easier to remove/reinstall since the screw heads will be cut off after the screws are tightened down. I was a surprised just how strong these threaded mount's turned out to be. When I get back to the shop, will polish and get them installed.
This trim is the only thing keeping me from finalizing the panels, getting them installed permanently and getting the rest of my interior installed. Can then reinstall armrests, handles/cranks and my back seat.
Hopefully will have enough time to test fit my Rider 695''s and plan for my tires.
'66 Galaxie 2 Dr. Fastback 352 C6
99% of what you worry about won't even happen. Get that car done!