67/68/69 cuda dilemma

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  1. IMFURYS

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    Save the pattern, I've got to do the same to my hood. Lookin' good.
     
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    Will do Dan. Might make a stainless steel drill template for you to get holes centered, and just send it. I do sheetmetal for a living so I wasnt skeered.
     
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      That'd be cool, thank you.
      After seeing you "manufacture" the car, you should be working for GYC. Tell Mark I said get back to actually showing and telling us about the cars.
       
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      Well I dont know about " manufacturing the car, but I do want to only have to do this one time to it. Once it's a decent body in white with the underside undercoated and with a decent suspension and rear axle under it, I will likely stop work on it for awhile, and start back up on my 67 and get it to about the same point to where it's a roller with decent suspension under it. I will probably put the 69 back in the garage next to my mustang at that point and it will sit for awhile. I really want to get back on my 67, but need to make this 69 into something decent first.
       
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        I'm over here dreading sanding and painting little things on my car and moparMatt is over here being the Plymouth Assembly Line. :thumbsup:
         
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          Barracuda: More parts ordered lately (shopping YO now), but no work. Miles driven: 0 (obviously).
          Fury: No parts ordered, but small amount of work done. Miles driven: 5 (got some new premium gas too).

          I'm on a roll, lol.
           
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          • moparmat2000

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            Well your farther along than me Dan. One of yours actually runs.
             
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              Are you idle at work or "essentially" working? I'm working from home, what is crazy is I'm putting in more hours... but the commute is awesome.
               
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              Nope still working. They cut us back to 40 per week no OT
               
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              How do you like that blast gun with gravity feed? I got the same one and it kept clogging on me. Even with my good filtration system. Wound up just taking the gun out of my blast cabinet and sticking it in a bucket of black oxide for blasting large pieces.
               
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              It works good for me, just runs out too quick. I like the bucket blaster better.
               
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                Great post Matt and like I said before Nice quality work:thumbsup:
                 
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                Thank you for the kudos sir.

                Well i took today off work, had it as scheduled vacation months ago lol. the rain we were supposed to get today never materialized. Either that or it all passed through quickly yesterday. Sonny and I are sanding down the passenger fender, and some other touch up sanding stuff, then we will be priming some more today. My ancient water separator decided to shit itself today. I had a spare china freight one I bought years ago and got that put together fairly quickly. If the wind calms down I will likely shoot a bit of epoxy primer. Maybe tomorrow will be sandblast day on the rear framerails.
                 
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                  Well I gave sonny my 67 valance and hammered it straight. We got more stripped, and looks like my nice day is over. Rain is rolling in. Springtime is hard around here. Temps are great, but the rain is unpredictable.

                  In this era of social distancing my wife and I are doing date night round 2 in the shop away from the kids after my son is asleep. Welcome to Casa De La Cuda. Old bed sheet, card table, oil lamp, and laminated wiring schematics for place mats. I got pandora for music too. Gonna be chilis curbside pickup tonight. I am a bit more prepared compared to last week. The table cloth and the wiring schematic "placemats" were tonight's additions

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                    Well I got my $12 mini borescope for my phone. Had to get a micro USB to C adaptor. Right angle mirror attachment doesnt work too well. Pix with it are not very clear. Other than that, this thing is "tits". I bought it to look around inside the cowl at the standpipes and other low lying areas inside there where water tends to sit at both ends.

                    The lower plenum is surprisingly real solid. Better than I thought it would be. Some minor surface rust spots but easily cleaned up and sealed. With AMD doing closeout sales on the lower plenums I wanted to be sure if I needed one of these, to get one now before they are gone. So the $12 was worth it to find out. Turns out I dont need one, so that's $170 I can spend elsewhere.

                    I did take a few pix with the camera of junk i found in there which will get cleaned out when I pull the upper cowl panel. Looks like still pix from inside a shipwreck on a deep sea diving expedition. Heres a peak at some hidden treasure mateys. How many items can you identify?

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                      Your work reminds me of what I did on my 69 20 yrs ago. Blasting the underside with side curtains to contain the MEDIA and dust brings back memories. I was able to collect most of the media and reuse it by straining through a hunk of window screen.

                      Good to see you working with your son, more memories, and that he's wearing his PPE but.......open-toed shoes?
                      C'mon Dude!! This is no time to be taking a kid to the ER!
                       
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                      • moparmat2000

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                        Lol I hear ya. We were just sanding fenders. Normally he has his sneakers on out there lol.
                         
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                        Sandblasting what a fucking mess. Spent 8 hours scouring the insides of these rails to clean bare steel. Got about 95% of the corrosion out of there. Going to epoxy prime it tomorrow to seal it up, then take a break from it. My body hurts after today. Still will have to blast the trans crossmember, forward framerails, firewall and engine compartment. Will need to get it done before the summer hits and its hotter than hell out there.

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                          I removed the crossmember internal tube reinforcements since I am going to be modding this for a 42RH when the floor is out. I figure I am better off scouring the inside with a sandblaster with these out. Was going to just replace them with steel tubing as reinforcements.

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                            The crossmember kit for my T56 Magnum has tube spacers (DOM pipe). You use through bolts to align them and tack them in place. It is just there to keep the bolts from crushing the frame member.
                             
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                              I have a weldable steel exit window torque tube from the aircraft I work on that's the perfect diameter and thickness for this. Part was damaged at the linkage end not repairable. About the same wall thickness as these brackets I removed
                               
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                              "You mean to tell me you built a plane out of a Barracuda? I thought you were joking when you said your car(s) we're gonna fly and when they hit 88 MPH, you're gonna see some serious lift!"

                              Sue me, it's still early, lol.
                               
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                              More blasting today about 9 hours worth. I think I am done with that messy shit for while. Gonna primer tomorrow. Had to go back over the stuff I did last week since I missed some spots and had flash rust on some spots. That put me behind. Will have to cut out and patch the torsion bar crossmember on the left side as water layed in there under the torsion bar lug. I didnt clean the center hoop area where I plan on cutting it for the 42RH trans mod. That will be something I do before the floors go in. Tomorrow I pull the rear axle and springs so I have some room and going to primer this thing up.

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                                Dan when she hits 120mph and I pull back on the steering column we will achieve liftoff LoL
                                 
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                                  Some new pix. Did a lot of primering today. About 4 thick coats of epoxy primer inside the framerails.
                                  Sealed it up good. Took me hours to get in all the nooks and crannies to make sure everything had a decent coat on it. I am very happy with how my framerail repairs came out. You almost cant even see where they are. Once I undercoat this thing, those repairs will blend well enough that they will all but disappear.
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