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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:24 am
by Faulkner
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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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:44 pm
by Faulkner
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:

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:58 pm
by Faulkner
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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:29 pm
by william0431
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

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:10 am
by Faulkner
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! :)

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:35 am
by william0431
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!

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:59 am
by william0431
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!

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:57 am
by Faulkner
Some pix from the body shop. Anthony does awesome body work! He fixed the hood alignment at the cowl perfectly (dang, forgot to get a shot of that). Still to start on is the passenger rear quarter and the driver's rear wheel well, but things are coming along. Anthony had found a dent in the roof that I never noticed (prolly, from kids lobbing rocks at "The P" when it sat out back of the Sterling's business property), he fixed that in short order. In a little over a week they'll shoot primer and look for warts, and then paint! I should have Faulkner back in three weeks.

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:16 pm
by william0431
Lookin great Dan! all things considered pretty straight overall to begin with. I am interested to hear how they got the hood gaps fixed. I know both my cars have pretty bad panel fitment all the way around. Wow 3 weeks! That's one quick turn around time, will make a world of difference motivation wise to get it on the road once its all shiny and new looking :mrgreen:

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:10 pm
by Faulkner
Some more pix from the body shop today...

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Nice repair! Thanks for the loaner to check fit, Dick - this will be coming home to you soon
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Ooooh, Matthew - fender skirts!
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Apparently there's a clip for the rear of the Foxcraft fender skirt to keep it in place? Or so the body guy thinks there should be - else, it flaps in the breeze. I bought mine in a box back in 2003, and it had the rubber strips in it, but no clips. Dick, have any pix?

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:50 pm
by william0431
Tail light housing fits like a glove, Looking good! Keep the pix coming! :mrgreen:

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 10:56 am
by big m
You're making some good progress, Dan.

Will Faulkner be ready for Carlisle?

---John

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:29 pm
by Matthew Keij
Does the missing clip mean you can’t mount those fender skirts? :mrgreen:

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:02 pm
by Faulkner
big m wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:56 am
You're making some good progress, Dan.

Will Faulkner be ready for Carlisle?

---John
Come heck or high water, John! I may be sitting on the Dick Koch patented milk crate, but Faulkner will get there! :roll:

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:57 am
by Dick Koch
l think l sent pictures to John Quinn, l have to find them! I think l have a couple of rear mounting brackets, will look for those also.