Faulkner gets a Redo



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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by Faulkner » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:24 am

Faulkner's on the street, waiting for the tow truck to begin his two month vacation in the body shop! Martha, jealously eyeing Faulkner's spot for months now, slides into his place...

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Post by Faulkner » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:44 pm

A harrowing tale today! Faulkner's emergency brake doesn't work very well, and I held the car in place on the flatbed with the brake pedal, ramp tilted up, while the driver locked the wheels down. Somehow, he forgot this between my house and the shop. He pulled in, elevated the ramp, and undid the chain - assuming the emergency would hold it. The straps snapped, and Faulker went racing down the ramp!

Fortunately, the wheels spun to the right, and I grabbed a fin while Faulkner was in flight - the shop owner, who just so happened to be nearby, grabbed another, and we slowed Faulker to a stop before he hit the fence. *Whew*! The driver was very apologetic, and I was amused - it would have been a different story if Faulkner hit something, especially someone else's car. Sort that insurance story out!

But all's well that end's well. Last week, I was told I would get a call after the body man came in on Monday to look the car over. It turns out he was on the premises today for a different reason, and I got my quote on the spot - for exactly what was estimated last week. It turns out the body man frequents Carlisle, so I hope he catches up with us at the Nationals! I explained that the two month estimate to do the work I was given last week would be tight for me to get Faulkner ready - but today, I was told 3-4 weeks! So there's hope after all.

Sorry, no video of Faulkner tearing down the ramp - I just wasn't ready for that turn of events :o :shock: :lol:
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Post by Faulkner » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:58 pm

Sometimes, you just gotta find a guy who knows what he's doing. Here's the same piece of headlight trim - after the company in Pottstown PA treated it, and McNichols in Michigan treated it. It's a miracle! I'll be sending the piece I got from Ed Ober next.

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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by william0431 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:29 pm

Looks like they did a fantastic job on the headlight trim! I'm excited to see how they do with the rest of the pieces you send them and boy dose Faulkner look good sitting out on the street! Looks like its ready to run right now, and Martha looks content and cozy in the garage ha! Cant wait to see what all the body shop gets done :D

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Post by Faulkner » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:10 am

Thanks Will! They are having a heckuva time matching the color, though. The shop shoots Sherwin Williams, and back in 1959 S-W made "copper spice" which was a Chrysler color, not a Plymouth color. But as you can see from the chips, they are virtually indistinguishable:

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Interestingly, Faulkner's (AKA "The P" 's) Bill of Sale references Copper Spice!

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S-W has come out and is going to try to match up the color. I've got to get to the shop to take some pix of the progress. Soon I hope! :)
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by william0431 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:35 am

Dan, super exciting! I love flipping through the paint sample books I have collected. I wonder how difficult it will be for them mix. Hope they give you some spray out samples to compare to. Cant wait to see it all painted up!

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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by william0431 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:59 am

I often wonder how many of these colors crossed makes, I know in the later 60s the same color was called by two different names between dodge/Plymouth. Looking at the color chip books a lot of the colors seem very close between the Mopar makes. I am sure no one would be able to tell if you painted it Chrysler bronze or Plymouth bronze. either way its gonna look awesome!

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