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Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Re: -51 convertible project
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2021, 11:50:52 AM »
Macabry, my spare wheel well was mint, believe it or not.

Thanks and keep up the good work you too!

/ Johan
-51 62 convertible, project
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Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Dash panel disassembly
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2021, 02:34:32 PM »
For some strange reason this has been over me like a dark cloud a couple of months, its just.. I really dont.. well I'm not comfortable going under there, fragile things connected with old cables and you better have some structure what you're tearing apart...

It was not dangerous at all! Came down nice and easy and most of the cables looking really good. I will go through them and do some minor repair and cleaning. Really nice to have it all revealed and easy to work with.



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-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline James Landi

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  • 2007 XLR
  • Name: James Landi
Re: -51 convertible project
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2021, 07:00:00 AM »
I'm a great believer in tsking many cell phone pictures "lest I forget" where wires connect. Looks like great progress has been made.  I remain very respectful of your fine work.  James

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Re: -51 convertible project
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2021, 01:42:17 PM »
Thank you James.

Yes, in my case maybe the most used function, for remembering and seeing things where you can't get your head.

/ Johan
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Both ends of the shop
« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2021, 01:07:16 PM »
Working a little on each side of the shop, prepping for sanding, primer/ filler on one side.
On the other side the first shy cut ever by my hand on this Swiss made Sip jig borer from 1958.
No, not the original 331, it's an 11 year younger brother with some improvements made along the years and some more power to give.
Still a Cadillac engine, still looking pretty the same.
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Societe Genevoise SIP Jig Borer MP-4G
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2021, 12:57:47 PM »
Had to share one more just for the beauty of this machine.
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Rechrome
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2021, 01:52:28 AM »
Gathering the pieces that will go in the first round, probably will eat the wallet inside out anyway.
All but 1 side glass were broken so we go for all new there, windshield arrived at the glass shop 2 weeks ago.
Lookin at Steele Rubber for rubber products, anyone has some input? Guess there can not be so many competitors?
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Re: Rechrome
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2021, 01:31:09 AM »
I guess the fender spears have been replaced sometime, seems to be stainless. Is -53 the first year of stainless spears?


And the most likely correct answer came from jmurrayent.

-51 was probably the transition year so you could get what there was.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 01:08:13 AM by dogbergs »
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Painting time
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2021, 12:38:49 PM »
Plan is primer/filler next week and hopefully some colour the week after that.
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Mission accomplished
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2021, 10:59:17 AM »
I'm very happy to say that game plan was held all the way. 2 weeks of work and I'm quite satisfied with the result. I've never before painted a whole car but I guess this was a good first one, with all large body panels off. Now it's only the rest left..
« Last Edit: December 09, 2021, 02:42:56 PM by dogbergs »
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Trunk paint
« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2021, 01:38:35 AM »
Since this is a bit anarchistic resto, where anything that suits me is okay, as you already understood..
Found one Bed liner that looked almost factory for my early B-body Mopars and since it was available and likeable, just go for it.

-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline Eldovert

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  • Started with nothing..still have most of it
Re: -51 convertible project
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2021, 09:52:31 AM »
Johan,

The car looks 1000% better. Keep up the great work!

Cheers,Pat MacPhail

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Re: -51 convertible project
« Reply #52 on: December 26, 2021, 01:08:12 PM »
Thank you very much Pat, and cheers right back!

Best / Johan
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Little off topic
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2022, 02:29:58 AM »
Little off topic but here I got lost to the Cadillac transition models between the 40's and 50's designs.
My old sedan, lives in Finland now. My son, before almost everything.
Suitable it's reply #53.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2022, 03:24:16 AM by dogbergs »
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-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

Offline 1949Huntsman

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  • CLC Number: 29645
  • Name: Mike Herbert
Re: -51 convertible project
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2022, 09:54:32 PM »
Johan, This project is inspiring, and that color you're painting your car in is amazing, I'm really excited to see the rest of the panels when they're coated!
-Mike
@MikeRayHerbert
29645 - CLC West of Lake, CLCMRC Board Director

1949 Series 62 Conv.
1998 Z3

Offline dogbergs

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  • Name: Johan Lundgren
Re: -51 convertible project
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2022, 03:12:51 AM »
Thanks Mike, I'm really happy with the color too. will assemble some on the body before start painting the other parts but pretty excited myself, tell you that!.

/ Johan
-51 62 convertible, project
-64 Dodge Polara
-70 Volvo 121
-63 Plymouth Max Wedge clone, project
-46 Harley WLA
-33 Ford Pick up, project

 

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