Marks winter of "59"



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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by Dick Koch » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:07 pm

Mark, beautiful work but l got a question, are you working in a garage or the surgical wing of a hospital. Where the hell are the tools, equipment, dirt and grease. Looks like you spend more time cleaning up than restoring. I say this with envy.
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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by Faulkner » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:53 pm

Simply gorgeous. But,
55 survivor wrote: Xmatted the floor, put in the package tray, side panels, and the stationary rear glass trim.
What is the "package tray"? And did you put any insulation/soundproofing on the inside of your door skins, or do you plan to do so?

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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by RICKYMOPAR » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:05 pm

There is no 'package tray' in most convertible models.

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Post by Faulkner » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:12 pm

RICKYMOPAR wrote:There is no 'package tray' in most convertible models.
Ah! Is this the rear shelf, above the rear seat? D'Oh!
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Post by Dick Koch » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:27 pm

Dan - l used dynamat, supposedly the best in the doors of charleen. After six months or so it started to sag and fell off. Gummed up the works so l took it out.
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Post by Faulkner » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:33 pm

Yeah. Best to be avoided, methinks.
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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by Mark Merritt » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:27 am

Dick; The tools and garage dirt are there just not in the photo. It is nice out there, it is my pole barn. Tv, phone, heat, YUENGLING, etc.etc.etc. Dan, I am not going to do the door skins. They still have a lot of factory tar spray on them and is better probably left alone. That is also why I didn't do up over the hump/trunk area under the back seat. Man is that stuff thick and hard to get off.I cleaned the floor and gave it another coat of paint(waited A week or so to get plenty dry) to give it A good clean surface to stick to, I also took A razor knife and slit the foil on areas that are impressioned. I was getting air bubbles that are hard to get out when rolled with my small rubber roller. It fit the contours better. I will also do the trunk bottom surface as well. I'm going after more of sound deadness than insulate. It Should make the car feel tighter. Still got A ways to go but it will be A long winter as well. Thanks Mark
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Post by Faulkner » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:04 am

Mark, did you tape the seams, or does X-Mat have glue that makes that unnecessary? I presume the slits were from the top - any tape needed there? How many X-Mats were needed for the passenger compartment, how many do you think for the trunk? Most important - how many Yuengling timers are required :roll:

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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by Mark Merritt » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:54 am

Dan: I did not tape any seams, slits were in the top. Peel the paper and it exposes "SHTICKY RUBBER". I have kneeled, laid and whatever, it stay's intact. Might have picked up one small booger on my knee. It is pretty forgiving, just watch how you handle the edges you can and I have gotten cut. The foil is A little ridged and sharp. It took 8 panels for the roof, 9 for the floor, and I am guessing 4 or 5 for the trunk. I am just doing the flat part. The floor tunnels and any curves, radius takes A little figuring. Like I said it is forgiving. Carpet pad is going over it then carpet, know one will know it is there. Good Luck Mark
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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by Mark Merritt » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:03 am

P.S. Dan; The Yuengling timer never did go off after I started it, it must be broke, I will get it checked out!! Mark
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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by RICKYMOPAR » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:39 pm

Funny about your timer systems, My machinist uses the Pabst timer short and sweet, he gets things done even during the break.

I however tried the Colorado Native break system...I'll have to get back to you on this later...

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Post by Faulkner » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:36 pm

RICKYMOPAR wrote:I however tried the Colorado Native break system...I'll have to get back to you on this later...
Hmm... Only available in Colorado:

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I guess they only work in Mountain Time.
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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by RICKYMOPAR » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:37 pm

Is break over?

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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by Mark Merritt » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:51 pm

Well there's the whistle, breaks over !! Would be alot better retired but that is another 1 1/2 away and another story.Made A stab at weather strip and got the carpet and back seat in.Turned out well. I used tacky spray (chooch cab assembley) to bond the pad down, then made A few cut's and hole locations and that was it. Sms could have gave me A little more, would have been nice but looks good. I got some better sill plates from A part source coming, mine are very dinged. Many many many dings. I think some woman tapped her high heels everytime she got in to shed the Vegas sand or something.I put my plates on for now.The weather strip came out good as well, I masked it first and did the glueing about A foot or so at A time, putting glue on both surfaces and tried not to get glue on the tape. Then let it set till the next day and then peel off the tape, ( keep A razor blade handy) and re-mask the top edges. Then with my steel 6"scale ruler I pry the flap open and re-apply another small bead of glue keeping it moving with the glue tip (slightly flattened) right behind it.Just like decorating A cake. It looks right, and the one thing and first thing that I learned about doing cars (and I am sure you all became aware of this right off the bat) THEY DON'T COME WITH "HERE IS HOW TO DO IT INSTRUCTIONS". Speaking of how to do something, I am going right now, TO EAT TURKEY!!! To all. HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mark P.S. Also shots of my old and new door panels. They took about A year. The back of the old one has May the 8th date I found on the inside, which confirms what I thought, I have A late 59 I think it was built in June.
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Re: Marks winter of "59"

Post by Faulkner » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:47 pm

Lookin' fine, Mark! What adhesive did you use for the weatherstripping?
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