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ST GEORGE, ONT

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While I was under the car today I thought some of you may find this neat

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The vacuum canister is actually part of the frame

Also, thanks for stopping by today Bob T, always a pleasure to talk to you



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You and your Dad are amazing. Wait till you start posting picture of the Kustom Riviera . This site will go nuts. The pleasure is mutual.

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Paint looks great!

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dodge38 wrote:

Paint looks great!


 Thank you, can't wait to get it cut and polished.

Not much to show pics of , just been detailing parts, ran all new vacuum lines

Dad did the upholstery on the dash ,so he could start putting it all together

Also started to put sound deadener on the floors

went over all the suspension ,checked that everything was torqued properly and installed a couple cotter pins I missed earlier

Dad's also been double checking all the wiring 



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NEED A UPDATE [ with plenty of pictures]

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Not too much to take pics of Bob, still doing lots of small items
Rebuilt the fuel/vacuum pump, cleaned up the tranny cooler and ran new lines to it.
Testing and cleaning window motors.
Got new water control (heater) valves and swapped them out to be safe.
Had the custom quarter window frames chromed and new side glass cut for the whole car, so the tint would match.
The car doesn't look much different in pics but lots of small items got crossed off the list
Have to cut and polish the car before we put any trim on it but want to wait until the car is closer to being finished .
Once we get the side glass back in ,we'll bolt all the convertible top components in.


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Finally got this thing running today, purrs quite nicely
Smax came buy for the initial start up and got to have a nice visit with him too ,so it was a good day.
Just have to fix a small leak at the water pump.
I used a piece of 1" hose at the water pump connection because no one seems to have the 7/8" hose that Ford liked to use ,I'll have to find some I guess.

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I may have a piece of 7/8 hose. Heater Hose correct? Not a molded piece? Our Dad loved auction sales and we bought a bunch of hose of a garage wall. All new never used.

I'll look for it if you'd like.
Rich

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slab wrote:

I may have a piece of 7/8 hose. Heater Hose correct? Not a molded piece? Our Dad loved auction sales and we bought a bunch of hose of a garage wall. All new never used.

I'll look for it if you'd like.
Rich


 That would be awesome Rich, much appreciated and yes heater hose

Rubberline would order some in for us but we had to buy 200' and only need a 3" or 4" piece



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I haven't been able to help Dad too much the last couple of weeks but we're making progress with getting the doors back together

we ned to get all the glass set so we can install the convertible top frame.

The quarter windows we had to custom make and have the frames chromed, then had to get glass cut for them.

Well the tint wasn't going to math the other glass ,so all new side glass was cut and fitted.

This helped slow things up a bit

Bench tested the window motors and 5 of the 6 were good, tested under load and found another needed rebuild.

Finally got the glass in

Here's a pic of Dad adjusting the quarter window

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About time that we saw a update LOL. The car is going to look great and I like the quarter window shape. The car does look a little dusty though.

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Bob T wrote:

About time that we saw a update LOL. The car is going to look great and I like the quarter window shape. The car does look a little dusty though.


 Went out to the garage and fired up the compressor tonight, the dust has now been removed lol

And we decided to tear the spare master cylinder and tredel-vac apart

the one on the car works but Dad decided to rebuilt the extra one and we'll rebuild it and swap them out

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Don't know if you have seen this but I thought it was pretty neat.

www.tvraaca.org/makingthelincolni.htm

Warren

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wuga wrote:

Don't know if you have seen this but I thought it was pretty neat.

www.tvraaca.org/makingthelincolni.htm

Warren


 Thanks Warren, I have seen this before but others here might be interested in it. It's a very interesting story



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The top frame has been installed back on the car and final adjustments made to the glass

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Here's a shot of the top brackets installed

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And another engine shot

The rad will be replaced later, this one was good enough to get the car running

Also have another set of valve covers that have been bead blasted and the ribs polished, they will be swapped out after the engine is broken in

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We've had trouble making progress, keep finding more things that need to be welded

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Actually been getting other parts ready to bolt on, like the bumpers

which were already rechromed when Dad bought the car

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Just polished the rear bumper and added the exhaust diffusers that were missing, the exhaust exits through the bumper

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Polished the front bumper as well and had the bumperettes rechromed, also installed new turn signal lenses

apparently the bumperettes were only on cars that required a front license plate, so not all cars have them



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I think you should slather on some anti-spatter gel on her.

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The hubcaps were another special treat, Dad only got 2 with the car but found a "deal" for 2 more at $350 each

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Here's one cleaned up, the background behind the ribs had to be  repainted black, which meant removing the 40 ribs x4 hub caps and polishing every rib before reassembly

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There's a set of these caps on eBay right now , they want $2000 U.S. For them

bloody ridiculous for a set of caps

 

 



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Ninop69 wrote:

I think you should slather on some anti-spatter gel on her.


 She likes the splatter



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This one sold last weekend at the RM Auction, must be a new record for one, other than maybe the one Elvis or Elizabeth Taylor owned. $247,500

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ST GEORGE, ONT

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Got the rechromed grille installed, but will probably pull it back out and paint inside all the little squares, as they're supposed to be painted silver in the middle

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The original carpets for this car were a special ordered fur, but we went with the "standard" Wilton wool carpets

and here's a picture of us trying to sort out all the carpet pieces

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Beautiful lines, beautiful car. Awesome father -son build. I can only hope to do that someday with my son. Treasure it!

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Thank you, I've been working on cars with my Dad off and on since I was about 13 years old, I'm now 48

i just wish that my 2 sons were more interested in building cars.

Hopefully someday soon, as a 3 generation build would be awesome



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Great follow up Wolfman, thanks for this.


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Great follow up Wolfman, thanks for this.


 Thanks for the interest Ray



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We found out about another issue with these cars,
If you want to run radial tires, they will rub on the upper ball joints you also increase the odds of losing the hub caps and with the cost of the caps Dad doesn't want to lose any.
So new rims with more offset were ordered, the new rims are also heavier gauge steel so they won't flex as much and lessen the chance of losing hub caps, new Diamond back wide whitewalls have also been ordered



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Very nice. Thanks for the update Howie.

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What a great way to document the build. Thanks Howie. Hope assembly is going well and there is more progress pictures soon.

I have attached a link to my facebook page which has a couple videos of the continental after it is painted.

www.facebook.com/pages/Harse-AutoCraft/339365956121893

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wolfman1 wrote:

Thank you, I've been working on cars with my Dad off and on since I was about 13 years old, I'm now 48

i just wish that my 2 sons were more interested in building cars.

Hopefully someday soon, as a 3 generation build would be awesome


 pretty special to still have your dad around at that age and working mine was already gone before I reach 35



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Harse AutoCraft wrote:

What a great way to document the build. Thanks Howie. Hope assembly is going well and there is more progress pictures soon.

I have attached a link to my facebook page which has a couple videos of the continental after it is painted.

www.facebook.com/pages/Harse-AutoCraft/339365956121893


 Glad you found this thread Andrew, I don't think I've seen you since I started it.

I'll try to stop by your shop in the next week or two.

You should stop by the house and check out the progress.

it's running well and the brakes are bled, so I guess we could actually drive it now, lol

I'm back to work at a metal shop and finally got those new rocker panel pieces made .



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wolfman1 wrote:

Thank you, I've been working on cars with my Dad off and on since I was about 13 years old, I'm now 48

i just wish that my 2 sons were more interested in building cars.

Hopefully someday soon, as a 3 generation build would be awesome


 pretty special to still have your dad around at that age and working mine was already gone before I reach 35


 Thanks Jean, I enjoy spending time with my Dad building cars, it makes each car special to me .



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It's been a while, but the car is off to Tom's Upholstery for some red leather and a Stayfast cloth top

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In the last month or so, we pulled the hood and trunk lid off and had the hinges rebuilt , should have just rebuilt them from the beginning ,new rims and tires are on and the the water pump was leaking ,we found it had a small crack in the casting and had to source a rebuilt one.
Can't wait to finally see some seats in it

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Howie .. The car is looking great. Thank god you added the side quarter windows. It's going to look so much better than the Bill Ford car.

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Beautiful car Howie!

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Thank you for the kind words, cant wait to take it for a spin this summer

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Wow!!! Just a work of art.

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hotroddonnie wrote:

Wow!!! Just a work of art.


 Thanks HRD

I've got to go over to the upholstery shop and tweak a few things for them but can hardly wait to see my Dad smile when she goes on her maiden voyage



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wolfman1 wrote:
hotroddonnie wrote:

Wow!!! Just a work of art.


 Thanks HRD

I've got to go over to the upholstery shop and tweak a few things for them but can hardly wait to see my Dad smile when she goes on her maiden voyage


That will be one of those "priceless" moments for sure. 



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It will be for sure Rich
That's the best part of building cars for me, spending time with my Dad
Hopefully one day soon ,at least one of my boys will build a car with us

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wolfman1 wrote:

It will be for sure Rich
That's the best part of building cars for me, spending time with my Dad
Hopefully one day soon ,at least one of my boys will build a car with us


My Dad was out in my shop with us last weekend working on my wagon.  Three Generations in the shop that day!  It is a great feeling.  We probably only talked for about 30minutes out of the 4 or 5hrs he was here but I know my Dad went home happy.   It's a guy thing!

Really enjoy your Thread.



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That's a great looking build. You have to cherish those Father & Son times as the memories will never leave you. I lost my dad in 2013 and miss him every day. He wasn't a car guy he was a fisherman and the memories of all those fishing trips with him are priceless. Enjoy your times together and again, Great Build.

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Haven't updated this for a long time because things have been moving slowly, my Dad has had some serious health issues but we're back at it now.Here's a sneak peak at the interior

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The modified rear seat, 

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And it's leather



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I've taken a special interest in this build because we just took one in for a customer. We'll be doing the body work and paint over the winter, and the owner will be reassembling the car. He has taken it all apart with great care and lots of documentation. I'll make sure the guys in the shop get to see this thread and the notify the owner as well so he can get a look. Beautiful work.

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Thanks Sniper, you and the owner have got your work cut out for ya, Dad and I have built quite a few cars and this thing is a challenge. Partly because of the convertible conversion. We have a parts car so if you need anything I might be able to help.

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That car looks amazing. Great work.

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wolfman1 wrote:

 We have a parts car so if you need anything I might be able to help.


 That's good to know, I'll pass that on to the owner. This gentleman/customer has two, both in black, the one he's dismantled and the second one that is still altogether. When you get into one of these, we found a few oddities as you likely have. The two piece headlight area of the fender, I'm guessing the shape of the fender with the aggressive bends and compound curves were to much to stamp out in one piece. Routing of the exhaust down through the inner wheel well, into the front corner of the frame and along the frame rail and rocker panel.  Weight of the front fenders must equal 2 or 3 Smart cars. These things were built like a tank. It will be interesting alright. I'll be watching the rest of your build and gleaning it for info, kind of nice to see what's there before hand. Thanks, take care.



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Well ,Dad was able to take the car for a spin around the block today

Here's a sneak peek of the nearly completed car

still have rocker molding and some trim pieces to put on and then some shakedown runs and adjustments

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Beautiful car, and excellent workmanship.

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