Faulkner gets a Redo



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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by william0431 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:10 am

Im glad to see Faulkner back at home with a little more progress done. I have had the worst luck with auto shippers, I shipped two of my cars from NC to CA and when they arrived my 61 Ford had some really bad door dings from where they had opened the door while it was on the car hauler and the doors hit the structure of the hauler :evil: ohh i was mad! the second time i tried to ship a car, haulers kept flaking on me so much and for so long i wound up just taking leave, bought a plane ticket and then rented a uhaul and trailer to get a car home. Hopefully your luck turns better with your shipper.

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Post by Dick Koch » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:43 am

Martha? Did l miss something, tell us about Martha!
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Post by Faulkner » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:09 am

Dick! You know about Martha:

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Post by Faulkner » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:57 pm

It's not very balmy in the Faulkner garage - 45 degrees, really too cold to rustproof the door skins. I don't know if there will be a warm spell coming up, but I'll need a break in the weather before I can really finish preparations for taking Faulkner to the body shop.

...and I'll need my power steering pump back! It's been a month now. I'm starting to get ticked.

Meanwhile, I set to work on removing the door lock and handle from the passenger side. The clip that slides over the lock didn't want to budge, so I figured I'd concentrate on removing the handle, and maybe get to the clip once the handle was off. But unlike the driver's side - where there was enough room to get a socket on a 1/4" extender with a swivel adapter - there was no room on the passenger side between the outer door skin and the glass. So, I removed the two bolts that hold the rear track in place, and the glass moved to where I was able to make some room.

...and it's a good thing I did! I dropped the track and removed it - the glass channel whiskers are completely gone. I didn't realize there was glass channel here, it was completely invisible inside the door. Oh, well; I have to replace the vent channel on the leading edge anyway, I bought a pair from Goers years ago, and only got around to replacing the one on the drivers side. So I'll be ordering more channel (Bernbaum has it, ask me how I know (Martha!)). So, I guess I'll remove the passenger vent and replace the channel now. Can you say, mushroom factor?

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At least the handle is off! And through the hole in the door, I was able to give a couple sharp taps to the clip and budge it to remove the lock. All without Matthew being here! And, a factor of 4-5 times the effort and time to do it... :oops:
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by Matthew Keij » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:13 pm

Yay! You have 178 days left.

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Post by Faulkner » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:07 am

Matthew Keij wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:13 pm
You have 178 days left.
Matthew, if I get Faulkner's interior all put back together before Carlisle - X-Mat, carpet, windlace, seats, radio, etc. - could you help me that week with the trim? A week from today I plan to take the aluminum for reanodizing (except for the toilet seat trim - I love what Dick did with that).
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by william0431 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:58 am

very interested in how your re-anodizing goes. 173 days ta go. Ya don't need trim to drive it to the show ;) just say'in lol! I am sure once all the pieces are shinny and new they will practically install them selves. And if Matthew is there giving a hand how could it not be show ready in time :D Looking forward to seeing it all together :D

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Post by Faulkner » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:01 pm

william0431 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:58 am
Looking forward to seeing it all together :D
Yeah. That will make two of us, Will :shock:
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Post by Faulkner » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:38 pm

I dropped the aluminum off on Monday for reanodizing - $350 for everything, I think that's a decent price. The power steering pump is done, and back on the car - but, I haven't had a chance to test it out yet. It's just too damn cold in the garage! And it's going down to 8 F this week...

Sometimes - occasionally, not often - I wish I lived in Florida. Usually, in the winter.
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Post by Dick Koch » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:27 pm

COME ON DOWN!
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by william0431 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:10 am

HA! Dan, Dick that sounds like pretty good idea! Seeing how I have received orders to the USS Iwo Jima, Home port Mayport FL (Jacksonville Fl area), Dick sounds like were practically gonna be neighbors! :D :D :D I will be heading that way in June, cant wait to experience a little bit of the Florida sun shine and if its ok with you Dick can I come down and see your beautiful cars in person some time?

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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by Dick Koch » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:48 am

Absolutely, we can do some car shows.
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Post by Faulkner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:48 pm

Polar Vortex be damned. I saw the warm temps coming, and scheduled today off. And it hit 60 in the Faulkner garage today! I finished rustproofing the interior door skins, and the rear interior panels. I scraped the ancient caulk off the roof rails, and rustproofed the trunk weatherstrip channel. And I sprayed rustproofing in the trunk lid lip, because I always do everything Dick tells me to do.

I also cut and scraped out all the old trunk deck padding - I have replacements:

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And I finally took Matthew's suggestion, and used a Dremel to cut grooves in the license plate light security screws so I could remove them with a flatblade screwdriver. Whoever painted Faulkner painted right over the lens; but, it cleaned up nice with a little hot soapy water and some fingernail action:

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I don't want to fool with window channel after the car is painted, for fear of scratching it - so I've got to install that, and also a rear window whisker needs replacing. A few more odds and ends, and off to the body shop. I stopped by there today, and gave them a heads up - the owner suggested that they could make a "house call" to give me an estimate. I'll be scheduling that for my next day off.
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by Dick Koch » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:44 am

Poor Faulkner, bout time he got some attention. He's really shaping up! Martha, like all females always demand attention, the hardest job you have is convincing her and yourself that she will have to wait before it's her turn at the beauty parlor.
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by Faulkner » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:10 pm

Disaster strikes.

I've been so upset about this, I waited a day before posting. Yesterday, I went and picked up the aluminum from the reanodizer (Industrial Metal Plating, Reading PA). The inserts came out well enough, but you can still see the marks of where the stainless held it in place. I suppose if I line everything up perfectly when I put it back on, I can get by with this:

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But the other pieces came out badly. While one headlight ring looks OK, the other looks far worse than when I dropped it off:

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And the grilles! There was some road tar on the one, it's still there! They reanodized it without even properly cleaning it first:

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They are a mess. Compare to the last picture - that's one piece that came to me from John Fowlie. It was perfect when I got it, I would have done better to clean it up with a stiff brush (you can see the road tar in that pic too).

I'm duking it out right now with the company, asking for my money back. I don't know how that's going to go. But I'm reading that you can reanodize pieces that have been reanodized, so I'm going to give that a shot - I can't go with what I have.

John, I read on Forward Look where you had asked around, and folks recommended Bowers Manufacturing - did you give them a try, and were you pleased with the results? I have an inquiry in to them now.
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