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08-03-2019 07:01 PM
JRCuz A couple more things accomplished today. The cover plate on top of the drivers foot box I used 3 rivnuts and I made a "gasket" for the plate from pvc sheet goods used for shower pan waterproofing. I also made a "dead pedal" from one of the hood pin brackets, sorry I can't remember the forum member who posted the idea in the last week or so.
08-02-2019 09:49 PM
JRCuz Did a test fit on the Elephant ears today
07-25-2019 07:27 PM
JRCuz Finally got some cooler weather (less than 90*) and thanks to Phileas Fogg we were able to set rivnuts in the F panels for the Elephant ear install when the time comes. We used his rivnut setter and it worked perfectly. I may do more rivnuts now. We used 10-32 rivnuts 6 per F panel.
07-13-2019 09:33 PM
CraigS Good job JR. Thinking ahead was a good move. Think what that would have been like when you get it on the road and fill it up.
07-13-2019 03:41 PM
Fuel Fill Pipe Gasket

After reading a post on the other forum about a leak at the FFR provided fuel fill pipe gasket I checked mine and sure enough mine was torn/cut about half way around. I just got finished replacing the gasket with a Ford gasket. Much better now.
05-15-2019 11:07 PM
JRCuz Thanks Dave. I think I may have found them. I have 15 #8x3/4 oval head screws in the bag with the leather check straps and acorn nuts. The #8x3/4 screws didn't look long enough especially with the 3/16" door latch spacers.
05-15-2019 10:59 PM
Originally Posted by JRCuz View Post
I'm unable to locate the mounting screws for the door latches. Can anyone clue me in as to where to look and/or what size they are? Thanks in advance.
Trying from memory;
Take off the chrome cover of the latch and see if there's a little bag of screws in there. They are pretty small
05-15-2019 09:59 PM
JRCuz I'm unable to locate the mounting screws for the door latches. Can anyone clue me in as to where to look and/or what size they are? Thanks in advance.
05-15-2019 11:18 AM
phileas_fogg Good seeing you JR.

We also found that the connector between the main harness and the front harness was mis-wired. As a result, every time JR turned on his parking lights his fan would come on. Once we re-pinned the connector, that problem was sorted. So when you're plugging in connectors, make sure the wires match up!

05-14-2019 11:40 PM
Happy Day

Well today we got the body removed to make it easier to track down my wiring issues.Thanks to fellow builders Henry and John they were able to discover the wiring problem. Since I have not wired any rear lighting yet the wiring was coiled up and laying on the gas tank and apparently a bare wire was contacting bare metal somewhere. Just pulling the wiring coils out and letting them hang down all problems disappeared. Wiring not being my strong suit by any means I am glad I had 2 knowledgeable friends that could figure it out. I'll get started connecting the lighting in the next few days. I'm a lot happier than I was a few days ago. Thanks again to Henry and John and my neighbor Rich.
05-11-2019 12:13 PM
No WX delays

Thanks John, I think we can get it done.
05-10-2019 10:43 PM
phileas_fogg I'll be there (unless you cancel because of weather; these stinkin' fronts never move as quickly as the meteorologists say they will).

05-10-2019 10:13 PM
Body removal

I have Henry and my neighbor set up to help with the body. John if you can come I'm planning for Tues the 14th at 9am.
05-10-2019 12:47 PM
JRCuz Thanks John. I was planning on having the body on/off a few times for fitting, undercoating and now some detective work on the wiring. It's just disappointing. Sent you a PM also.
05-10-2019 11:49 AM
phileas_fogg Hey Jerry, don't let this minor setback get you down. I must have had the body on and off half a dozen times finding & fixing problems as they cropped up. Just let me know when you need some help & I'll be there.

Late next week will be a good week to be under the car wrestling an oil pan gasket; warm but not so hot you stew.

05-09-2019 11:52 PM
Lighting problem

Friend and fellow builder Henry came by today to help get the head, turn signal and running lights wired up. The very first 2 wires he started to connect were the tan right park light feed and the red/yellow wire from the park light and the cooling fan came on. He seems to think it is a ground problem some where. Since the body is on temporarily I now need to remove the body so we can check the grounds. So I need to gather 3 or 4 of my closest friends. I was not expecting any problems but we'll deal with it.
On another note I have decided not to change the oil pan gasket right now. I'll wait until it's on the road for a while before dealing with it..
Not so happy JR
04-29-2019 10:42 PM
Oil Pan Gasket

I guess I can't put it off any longer, it's time to change the oil pan gasket. I've drained the oil, gotten a fel-pro gasket and have the Blue RTV. I'm not looking forward to this but it has to be done. Looks like the next 2-3 days are going to be fun. I hope I have the successful outcome that Phileas Fogg had.
04-22-2019 11:56 PM
JRCuz I got the rubber grommets in for the front over-riders. I still have to fit the hoop between the over-riders. I think the over-riders are far enough from the body for the hoop to fit properly.
04-17-2019 10:31 PM
JRCuz Worked on the front over-riders today, I'll fit the grommets tomorrow. The hoop is next don't know if I have enough hands to get it fitted but I'll give it a shot.
03-30-2019 06:51 PM
JRCuz I just installed the doors to see how they fit. They will need some work as well as the body mainly at the upper area where the doors curve inward toward the cowl area. I'll let who ever I decide to do the body/paint handle that.
03-24-2019 10:28 PM
JRCuz Great weather today, spent most of the day in the garage finishing the rear bumper mock-up and it turned out pretty well. Now to take it off and paint the brackets I made for the Finish Line over-rider attachment.
03-22-2019 10:10 PM
JRCuz More done on the rear bumper/over-riders. I decided to use rubber grommets in the body and ran the steel tubes through the grommets and the bumper looks pretty good. I'm not sure how much space there should be between the body and the bumper. Right now there is about 2". I'll wait on shortening the all-thread until I can determine if 2" is good. I've got some 1 3/4" wide strap steel to make brackets to mount the Finish Line over-riders. Hopefully I can get that done over the week-end.
03-16-2019 11:54 PM
JRCuz Thanks John, don't know why I didn't think of that . Guess I was trying to make things difficult. Should be no problem with bumper also.
03-16-2019 11:12 PM
phileas_fogg As a cheap solution that is easily abandoned if you don't like it, bolt a plate to the over rider, & drill holes in that plate for the all-thread to go through. The result is the over rider placement is 1/2" - 3/4" lower than where it would be if you mounted it conventionally. Mount the plate to the all-thread first, then attache the over rider (otherwise, getting nuts on the back side of the plate is going to be a bear).

03-16-2019 10:48 PM
JRCuz Finally had a little time in the garage today and got the rear overrider/bumper bolts started using allthread and coupler nuts per the Kleiner mod. Will have to drop the gas tank to get to the lower passenger side hole. I have the overriders from finish line which have a different attachment system so need to come up with a way to secure them. May have to ditch the allthread for bolts.
03-15-2019 12:23 PM
phileas_fogg Nice lift; I know you're going to enjoy it.

03-14-2019 09:50 PM
JRCuz First opportunity to try out the new Quickjack lifts I got a couple weeks ago. They suggest to also use jack stands as a safety backup but mine are too short guess I'll have to get taller ones. Due to my advanced age I need all the help I can get and the Quickjacks seem to help working under the car.
02-26-2019 10:23 PM
JRCuz Thanks John, I did order that Quickjack from Costco also.
02-26-2019 09:33 PM
phileas_fogg Looking good JR! It's always a pleasure to see you, & the BBQ lunch afterwards can't be beat!

02-26-2019 06:58 PM
First Body Fitting

Finally got the first body fitting done today thanks to Craigs, Philleas Fogg, my brother Rick friend/builder Henry and friend Dave. It fits fairly well after the cowl to dash roll and trunk aluminum. Lots yet to do but at least it's started.
Here are some pics.
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