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Old 12-11-2009, 11:56 PM
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I realized I owe this thread a picture or two. Here it is before the seam sealer and second coat Rust Encapsolater. I have the edead 45 (Dynamat alternative) now installed. I'll get pictures when it warms up again.

I also repaired my horribly cracked steering wheel and fashioned a painting jig. We will see how well it holds up.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:48 PM
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Nice floors. That is a big improvement from the last time I saw them.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:23 PM
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I never saw it before, but it looks like it should last another 50 years.

I wish I had a way to mass-produce the e-brake pull I did on my wagon. Everytime I see a broken handle I think I should look into that. It wasn't easy to make though, but it will NEVER break.

It looks like summer in those pictures, but I'm sure it was 20 degrees.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:41 PM
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Here are pictures from today.

Note the seat belt backing plate mounted inside the frame rail. There was a small slot on the outboard side of the rail under the rear side window. I was able string some MIG wire between the two holes and pull the plate up and secure with the two screws shown. I'll mount the three point retractor to this plate.

I also temporarily repaired the brake handle with Epoxy Putty to keep Roger happy. I'll keep my eyes open for a NOS handle, I have heard the repops do not have the metal core.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:26 PM
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Looking good! Now it's getting to the fun part! You get to start putting in the goodies you've been collecting.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:40 PM
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Thanks Jeff, I'm happy now. Except it doesn't say Brake now, which has noticeably lowered my enthusiasm.

FWIW, I've replaced a couple of these already on my wagon, another Falcon and that Mustang of my friends. One was a repop for sure and it had the same structure as the original. May have changed on the newest repop's, but I can't imagine they'd make them any weaker than they are. Unless they could make it a buck cheaper and sell it for a buck more. But it took me about 8 hours to make the one I have now, so would not make for a profitable piece. Just don't understand why they don't die-cast it from zinc or aluminum or something.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:58 PM
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Looking good, Jeff. My e-brake handle is "broke" too (do they all?) and I'm watching for a good deal too. If I find one, I'll let you know. Matter of fact, I have to pull the e-braky assembly, as the mounting bolts are now only one as one was broken while separating it from the dask for the dash painting. I just gotta overcome my aversion to the cold and get my b**t out in the garage to do some work.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:46 AM
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Looking good, Jeff. My e-brake handle is "broke" too (do they all?) and I'm watching for a good deal too. If I find one, I'll let you know. Matter of fact, I have to pull the e-braky assembly, as the mounting bolts are now only one as one was broken while separating it from the dask for the dash painting. I just gotta overcome my aversion to the cold and get my b**t out in the garage to do some work.
Two words: Space Heater

Of course, you have a pretty big garage!
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:20 PM
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Get some cheap carpet too and throw that on the ground. You'd be amazed how that helps. Get it dark to keep it from looking dirty.
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Get some cheap carpet too and throw that on the ground. You'd be amazed how that helps. Get it dark to keep it from looking dirty.
Growing up in Mi., we did that too but we would lay down a couple layers of some thick cardboard {like from a refrigerator box} first and put the carpet on top of it.
Also, they sell a couple different portable propane heaters that are for indoor/outdoor use. Possibly a kerosene heater too. Either way would probably put out more heat for the money than an electric space heater.
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