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PostPosted: October 5, 2020, 3:22 pm 
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PostPosted: October 5, 2020, 3:25 pm 
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In my best imitation of JDK: its bootiful :cheers:


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PostPosted: October 5, 2020, 11:11 pm 
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What a great day... to take an old car like this, give it new life, and legally, legitimately, get it back on the road... You, your son, and Captain Morgan make a great team... It's been just short of 3 years ago to the day (Oct 7, 2017), and look where she is now.. I wish I could keep up your build pace.. so impressive.. what a long strange trip it's been :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

*she sounds great motoring along.. so happy for you and all of your time and effort paying off... now let's get done with this virus crap and go to a rally or a car show or cars and coffee or something :wink:

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PostPosted: October 7, 2020, 9:43 am 
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Fan-bloody-tastic! Looks and sounds brilliant.
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PostPosted: October 7, 2020, 9:48 am 
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Wow, that was fast, Perry. Great work! The car is looking fabulous.

For some reason, while watching the video, I flashed on an original engineer from Fiat getting into the car and seeing the shift indicator (Park, reverse, drive, ect.) and not having any idea what that was.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

Build Log: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5886


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PostPosted: October 15, 2020, 9:40 pm 
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Thanks everyone!

Started on the interior. Made a pattern and cut and sewed the carpet for the tunnel. patterned and cut the carpet for the DS and PS. Patterned and cut and sewed carpet for behind the seat (no pic).


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PostPosted: October 16, 2020, 10:46 am 
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Carpet? Man, you're "livin' high on the hog" these days, Perry.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: October 17, 2020, 5:34 pm 
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Sewing your own carpet? Gotta say Perry- your skills are endless!

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PostPosted: October 17, 2020, 11:44 pm 
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Carpet? Man, you're "livin' high on the hog" these days, Perry.
Ha Ha Ha, don't be fooled Lonnie, it's a poor mans carpet
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Sewing your own carpet? Gotta say Perry- your skills are endless!
Actually it wasn't that bad Thom, I used this stuff called patterning plastic for upholstery. Lay it out, it's see through (it's reinforced so that it won't distort), and mark your shape with a sharpie. The tunnel took 4 patterns. Transfer the pattern to the carpet, cut and sew. Also sewed hook and loop to the carpet where desired and the stuck it's mating piece to the tunnel and the carpet sits in place without moving. The floor was easy, pattern, cut out waterproof underlay, cut out the carpet, lay it down. Used the tunnel method for behind the seat also. Still need to do the firewall.
Got about a 120 miles on the car now.


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PostPosted: October 23, 2020, 8:56 pm 
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Worked on patterning and cutting carpet for the firewall, it's done! It's black and the pic doesn't do it justice.
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Then I made construction paper patterns for the door panels. Cut out the panels from 1/8 hard board. Cut out black vinyl, sewed a couple of pouches, sewed and glued it all together and installed the door panels. They are a friction fit in the doors, will see how that goes.
Gentlemen (and ladies) I do believe I can put this build behind me. I have 100 miles on the car and any further work will be repairs not fabrication. :cheers:


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"If you can't build it safe, don't build it."

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PostPosted: October 24, 2020, 12:21 pm 
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Congratulations, Perry. It looks super.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

Build Log: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5886


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WOW! That car is absolutely stunning. Congratulations. What's next? I know you have some idea in the back of your mind. :mrgreen:

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