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What have you done today?
got a haircut.....dont know if that counts..but i needed it....:D

floor looks good tho.....:tup:
 

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Not a dang thing! Going for the haircut also that is next to a hobby store. I think its time to start building models again! This winter and being disabled is killing me! :)
 

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Sat at home waiting on another no-show for the Escort. Had other things i'd preferred to do like go to the swap meet at the corvette show. Don't care bout the cars but like to look at the swap goodies.
 

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I got motivated to finish vacuuming out the rust particles out of the XL. I also got a sanding disk out and took the driver side seat foundation to bare metal and then primed it. I also took the air hammer out to cross-brace under the front of the rear seat to see how rotted it was where I could not see. Well, I will be pulling the brace out and replacing the entire pass. and driver side pans.. Front to back, including the rear seat pan. The bright side is - I will have a completely new , solid floor in the entire car when I am done. Still need to get my argon tank filled so I am not in a hurry..


Does that make any points for getting something accomplished? hehehe. I don't feel like it.
 

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Get yourself a gold star sticker. If you have a garage you can stick it to the door way or something each time you get something done. :) I got nothing done today so you did good.
 

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Get yourself a gold star sticker. If you have a garage you can stick it to the door way or something each time you get something done. :) I got nothing done today so you did good.
If I did that I would end up doing more little projects here and there. WAIT! Then I might actually get something done! Great idea Shot Rod, lol hehehe Way to motivate me :)
 

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Nice job pride63, much more than I got done.
 

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Today I stripped the crappy patch panel of drivers side front foot well and found more rust , suprie surprise . I seam sealed the repairs we did yesterday as well.
I trial fitted my rear bumper to work out where the LPG filler neck should sit behind number plate and then decided to fit in original fuel filler position next to original filler neck.
Now trying to decide on what colour to paint body next week. If only I could do photo shop lol
 

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Today I stripped the 2 rear quarter windows and trim from inside and out ready for paint. Painted the new floor in rust oleum black gloss .


No one else working on their cars?????
 

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Temperature here has fallen to 62 degrees. Only work I could do was take the clamp off the -battery terminal. Brrrrrr
 

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Today I stripped the 2 rear quarter windows and trim from inside and out ready for paint. Painted the new floor in rust oleum black gloss .


No one else working on their cars?????
I got the bodyof the 63 Merc. unbolted from the frame in the shop today. Wheather permitting
tomorrow I'll pull it outside and use the Kubota to lift it off.
 

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i started tuning my buddy's 66 Fairlane...
reset the plug wires so you can see the timing marks with the light.
finished the small-cap to big-cap conversion.

next up...bypass the resistor wire and hook up the remote-mount TFI module & coil.
 

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...What have you done today?

Looks like a real nice job on that floor panel. I like the cross bracing too, good idea.

On the day you posted I replaced my heater core (second time in two years, bummer), cleaned up my whole messy engine compartment, spray painted the inner fenders and installed the new rubber closeout flaps that go around the A-arms.

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...And adjusted the clutch pedal stop to keep it a little closer to the floor. Oh yeah! And I replaced the fuse for the dash lights so I can see the instrument panel at night again.


The following day (Sunday) I found the leaking vacuum hoses in my heater control system and got the whole heater/defroster setup working again. Now I should be able to keep the windows clear in wet weather. I've been going to get to this stuff for a month or two now but been lazy. Feels great to have that stuff back in shape!
 

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yesterday i polished half my side trims on buffing wheel and put the black line back on them , i also removed the trim from the top of my tailgate that holds the wiper seal . i did this by sliding it sideways came of very easily . i then removed the 4 clips that hold it in position ready for paint. today i hope to remove the door handles, front bumper and grill ready for bonnet removal at weekend so i can get to the country sedan name trims on my front fender, as i cant see any other way of popping the clips of back of holding pegs.
 
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