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Man who ever sang " it never rains in California" was soooooo wrong. Up here in San Jose if it wasnt raining it was down right cold ( At least by California standards).
Progress is going slower then I hoped. I have the dual antennas installed,shaved the door mirrors off, the broken wheel stud rerplaced ,the old stock rims have a new red coat of paint , trim rings ,bullet lug nuts and skinny white wall 185/75R14's. I also have 63 Galaxie hubcaps to try on.
I am waiting for the weather to warm up to shave the doors and install the remote door kit and power window kit. I hope to take some pictures soon too.
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Not to mention the wind,... blowing over fences and breaking off tree limbs. So much for the myth of Sunny California.
 

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yeah our weather has been crummy as of late,but hang in there our real california weather will be back!!!
 

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Aside from the weather, my progress is gotta be the slowest for someone with a few bucks. 4 years in a body shop for a car with minimal body probs??? My god does my butt hurt. I have even had the engine built since the fall of 2000. My house looks more like a 64 galaxie than that metal shell on wheels does, what with bieng furnished with freshly painted pieces delicately positioned all over the house and the spare (bumper) room with freshly upholstered seats. I don't know guys, usually it takes a while if people have no money or time but I have both and progress is slow. Been working on it since the spring of 01 and owned it since 96. Share some stories too so I don't feel like a joke so bad.

Again with the weather, the longer the winter the less pist I am that my car isn't done yet and others are, dammit.
 

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Progress !!!! I installed 1 of the power window motors, tomorow I hope to do the other side and install the pop door kit. I still need to get the door handles shaved. at least its a step forward.
 

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its been HORRIBLE and we have rain forcasted pretty much all next week!! I HATE IT!!!!!! Hopefully itll be done with this month. We actually had snow in the immediate area recently too,my god whats going on?
 

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it fels like the north west .... to wet to work and your right Bluelightning 302 forcast this week RAIN Blaa>
 

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Taking some time, eh? I know the feeling. My 66 was bought nearly a year ago and I have had nothing but trouble from every shop I've been to (6 shops for a variety of services). It's never been a question of quality (well, except for the exhaust that had to be replaced and EFI system that had seen better days) and I am paying via cash & the occassional roach coach lunch for the shop.

I am acquainted with all the shops I go to and maybe expected some degree of preferential treatment. What wound up happening was my car got reprioritized several times. They'd set mine aside and move another car to the rack. Even over simple stuff.

This was never a matter of money, I was always willing to run for parts, and I would only stop by the shop once per day to check on things (as opposed to hovering over their shoulders).

We're all still friendly, but I could never get any of them to develop enthusiasm for the project. Since I am no mechanic, I have to farm things out. Once I do get it back, my daughter and I can get back to all the hobby-based stereo/interior/piddly stuff that makes the car worthwhile and this waiting will fade into memory. But between now and then, the frustration is incredible.

...The shop said Tuesday...Apparently there are 52 of them each year...
 

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Hmmm. I had some money when I started this thing in`03. Now the money is running out. Time ... wish I had some, but the weather here has been so bad, there's no point. Too cold to sling mud and paint. Maybe May will be better. I did get my failed spot welds from last fall drilled out (6 or 7 of them I think). I polished a few items (with about 100 lbs of stuff to go). I have been collecting stuff to paint with (optimism reigns). And I did get my serpentine system where I wanted it. I started, and then gave up trying put in the heater hoses - no point until the AC controls are in the dash. I did make a list of stuff to do - fun stuff like taking the sound deadener out of the doors (heat and scrape, heat and scrape) and quarters. Really fun. I was looking at my dash parts yesterday. I drew a total blank on some of them -- how does that stuff go back together now??? Oh well. Elective surgery in England, anybody?
 

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You'll forget how long it took the first time someone tells you how good it looks. Hang in there. Make a list and do what you can, a little each day and before you know it, you'll be rollin down the highway. Hopefully no one you know out there will suffer landslides or damage to there property.
 

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thanks Chooch No mud slides( thank God) just rain rain rain. Hope to get some no most of it done soon.
 
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