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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:07 pm

Thanks Dick

That's greatly appreciated

I'll see how this now works with the parcel shelf

I've thought about the side panels and that's where I may need to mount the subwoofer

I'll keep you updated

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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:23 pm

I managed to trim down the parcel shelf and have it sitting at 4inch above the well floor

Now just need to work out how to finish it off cosmetically

Thanks for the input
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Re: little by little

Post by Dick Koch » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:33 pm

Nice job, that should do it. I don't know if you have considered or made poivisions for a drain in the top well or not but l do not have one in my car and so far haven't had more than 3 or 4 ounces of water, it's easily taken care of with a towel.
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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:38 pm

Thanks Dick

Ive seen discussions on this topic but i must say im not sure exactly where it goes

I assumed that the drip channel that runs along the bottom of the rear body frame to which the soft top connects onto (i.e. base of window) is there to collect the water which then runs to the sides of the car and down the front of the wheel arch - hence why its a typical rust spot

I tend to agree if water does get it ill soak it up - it will only happen perhaps when washing the car or getting caught in a shower

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Re: little by little

Post by Dick Koch » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:53 pm

Vic - Try this on. Four small angle brackets rivited to the underside of the shelf and once painted will have a clean look, then stainless steel machine screws thru the wheel well. That way it can be removed if necessary.

Yes, any water that gets under the boot button strip runs in that channel and down the front of the wheel well to drain slots below the rear window and then to the rockers. Make sure those slots/holes are clear.
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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:18 pm

they say great minds think alike :lol:

Thats exactly what i was thinking in relation to fixing it in place

I reckon i will still use the boot well liner to make sure no water gets onto the speakers/amps, i will then close off from the trunk side with grey boarding to match the inner linings of the trunk panels

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Re: little by little

Post by Dick Koch » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:35 am

Sounds like a plan.
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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:02 am

Received my tissue box holder this week

Have played around and turned it into a holder for my new car radio

I've now got to cut screws and paint it black on the inside
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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:01 am

Got my record player back today

Would you believe I couldn't find a #44 lamp here in SA so had to order from the USA

Without it the record player wouldn't work as it basically acts as a fuse
Hope this video works

(Vic - I took the liberty of converting to an mp4 so it would play inline. -Dan)

Only have one record at present will need to widen the collection

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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:30 am

Final set up complete
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Re: little by little

Post by Dick Koch » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:52 am

What a great idea for the radio, I've been toying with the idea of putting one under the seat with a remote operator.
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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:53 am

Hi Dick

I too thought about this location but with the power seat motor there isn't that much space

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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Tue May 16, 2017 8:49 am

Hope All are well

I've ended up installing a vintage air a/c in lieu the under dash unit as I thought it was getting to crowded with the record player

Finished it up over the weekend and now getting ready to install the dash

I have also made up a matching control panel for the a/c switches with some spare dash trim I had

Not sure where to mount it as I'll need to set up everything first to see where it fits and if it looks good

Need to take some engine bay pics as I thought I had some

Also got my brothers 59 out of my parents garage over the weekend
Hadn't been started in years
Had to replace fuel hoses as they had gone brittle

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Re: little by little

Post by Faulkner » Tue May 16, 2017 12:31 pm

A four door hardtop Belvy! And an export model too - pretty rare. Needs a little TLC, but looks solid! Very nice car...
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Re: little by little

Post by vic barone » Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 am

Cheers Dan

Yes it's sat around for a while but when she's out on the road she still gets attention

Attached are some pics if the a/c install
I've used all the original outlet from the firewall and heater box so as to cut any any new holes

Pretty happy with the way it's turned out

Even managed to keep the horns - had a concern that the fan and condenser would get in the way
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Used the bottom and side heater outlets for the new heater hoses
I've had to remove the original core
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Fan and condenser fit nicely
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Managed to use the inside bracket of an an original heater control valve to hold the new a/c hoses

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