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Re: The Convertible

Post by Denver 59 Fin Convert » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:13 pm

Good work on the visor hooks, I will this weekend do the same since both had broken on me. Tom Fox had said to to the same a few years ago to me. And he was spot on.

On the screw, did you use a coast thread on a Standard pitch thread ilke a 1/4-20 by 1/2" or 3/8" Length?


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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:49 pm

John, this is so much better! The hooks are not even moving a little bit as they did with the nuts.

I have no idea what screws I used. We have a cabinet with bolts, nuts, nails and screws. I just picked 2 of them that looked ok. Drilled a small hole in the head of the hook and screwed them in. After seeing this was perfect I mounted them to the trim!

I also changed the snaps on the rear seat today. The screws that came from GG were very long and the ones I put in there were short.
Thought I could use the shorter ones better in the arm rest when I have a correct boot cover (nothing from GG so far :cry: )
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:19 pm

Just picked up 4 tires!
We ordered 4 Diamond backs a while ago as we don't trust those BF goodriches anymore.
They are just in time as I can mount them tomorrow and clean the car at night as I have to work till 5pm.
Sunday is our annual Mopar show so I hope to go home with a trophy 8)

Hopefully the first pics will be posted tomorrow!
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Re: The Convertible

Post by RICKYMOPAR » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:39 am

I am sorry to hear negative things about BF Goodrich tires. They were very good tires here for decades. I have used several sets over the years. I prefer them over other major brands. I realize they were bought out by the big European Bibendum man "Michelin".

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:38 pm

Here are the pics! I love these tires!
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Post by Faulkner » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:22 pm

Wow.... Those are *totally* awesome.

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Post by rogerh » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:26 pm

I hope these serve you well for many many miles!
I can't rember why I chose Coker over Diamondback. Seems that there was some issue of quality, or the Diamondbacks were re-treads or made in Mexico or something. On the Internet, (something I did not have when I bought those tires 15 years ago) there are good and bad reports on both manufacturers. There are only a few tire makers in the Americas, much like there are only a few makers of tv sets world-wide.

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Denver 59 Fin Convert » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:04 am

Look Great! what size did you get? They look pretty meaty...


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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:41 pm

Finally a new update.
Not a lot done on the car but today was a big day.
There were a few dents and scratches and 2 small rust spots. After I fell over a ladder last week that landed on the right front fender it was time to have the front repainted. An appointment was made and I drove the car to the painter this morning. It should be ready tomorrow!
Ofcourse this is all wothless without pics so enjoy!
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:46 pm

We also started to clean up the garage and fix some things.
I also bought a sand blasting cabinet. We had a lot of advertisments that we put on the wall
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Re: The Convertible

Post by rogerh » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:55 pm

The "scratch" on the passenger front fender top was caused by me, in my garage. I was relaxing with a few beers, when I decided it would be a good idea to take down a cabinet I had screwed to the wall. Yup, I dropped it on the car.
The hood dents were evidently caused by some jerk who decided to sit on the hood (probably for a photo op), denting the hood with their buttcheeks in the process. Ya gotta watch your car!
The rust spots which appeared after the paint job were definitely a disappointment. While I didn't have any of the body parts dipped, I assumed the painter would have detected any issues and treated those areas with rust preventative. After all, he sanded the entire car down to bare metal, (or so I was led to believe).
What will you use the blast cabinet for? The cvt's headlight 'doors' could use a thorough blasting. I did blast them out in the yard (no cabinet), but I didn't use the proper paint to finish. Ditto with the front air scoop and some other front end sheetmetal...I was getting lazy and cheap as I closed in on completing the car-

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Re: The Convertible

Post by big m » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:04 am

Thanks for the update, Matthew, I always enjoy reading your posts. You've got a nice place to keep your car too!

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:20 am

rogerh wrote:The "scratch" on the passenger front fender top was caused by me, in my garage. I was relaxing with a few beers, when I decided it would be a good idea to take down a cabinet I had screwed to the wall. Yup, I dropped it on the car.
The hood dents were evidently caused by some jerk who decided to sit on the hood (probably for a photo op), denting the hood with their buttcheeks in the process. Ya gotta watch your car!
The rust spots which appeared after the paint job were definitely a disappointment. While I didn't have any of the body parts dipped, I assumed the painter would have detected any issues and treated those areas with rust preventative. After all, he sanded the entire car down to bare metal, (or so I was led to believe).
What will you use the blast cabinet for? The cvt's headlight 'doors' could use a thorough blasting. I did blast them out in the yard (no cabinet), but I didn't use the proper paint to finish. Ditto with the front air scoop and some other front end sheetmetal...I was getting lazy and cheap as I closed in on completing the car-
It's all fixed now!
The rust spots were minimal and there was 1, the other spot on the side of the fender near the door was actually the a small spot of bondo reacting to something.
The blast cabinet is for small parts and i've got a load of them. Trying to restore everything we have so if i'm in need of something I will have it in good condition.
I already did 1 of the headlight doors and i'm working on a second. They look great and i'm planning on putting a lot of restored parts back on the car.
big m wrote:Thanks for the update, Matthew, I always enjoy reading your posts. You've got a nice place to keep your car too!

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Well, here's a new update then!
It's not as nice as your place but it's something. It fits 2 59's and a lot of parts.
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Dick Koch » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:07 am

Great Job on the car Matthew. You won't regret the blast cabinet, mined served me well through two restorations, now it needs a restoration!!! Is that you painting the car. Looks like basecoat/clearcoat??
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:36 am

Dick, that's not me! I wanted it done good :mrgreen:
I love the blasting cabinet and using it is great. Our air compressor is too weak though so we might need a stronger one.
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