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Spring is springing

With some warmer weather finally making an appearance, the body is back off the car and work can resume. The tempermental oil sender’s time is drawing to a close. The gauge is en route back to SpeedHut to be converted … Continue reading

29. March 2021 by Jens
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… and now what?

Having spoken to Swartz a while back, I got an odd email that seemed to indicate that he didn’t really have time for me. I wasn’t sure whether that was regard to the specifics of looking at the pictures I … Continue reading

07. February 2021 by Jens
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… and we’re back on again

Spoke to Swartz Auto Body on Friday regarding body and paint. I had spoken to him about 6 years ago, not sure he remembered. Sent a bunch of pictures for him to evaluate and hope to hear back soon with … Continue reading

24. January 2021 by Jens
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… and we’re off

Team Ratsey assisted in pulling the body off. Seems quite strange seeing the chassis exposed again, but gave me an opportunity to remove the oil pressure gauge that has given me such grief over the years. Will be shipped out … Continue reading

18. January 2021 by Jens
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Reading for body off

Some final items removed today in preparation to removing the body. Dismantled the radiator metalwork, the front splash guards, and the rear body mounts. Hopefully tomorrow I can conscript the family to help me remove the body.

17. January 2021 by Jens
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Minor progress

Struggling to find enthusiasm at the moment – maybe it’s the cold temperature, although I do have a heater that I haven’t even tried yet. Small progress today – removed the windscreen and did the rough sanding on the top … Continue reading

10. January 2021 by Jens
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Following the Seinfeld Principle

It was warm today, 40 something degrees, which for New York in January is positively tropical. So forced myself into the garage for a couple of hours to generate some more dust – mission accomplished. Not a huge amount, but … Continue reading

02. January 2021 by Jens
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Turning $$$ into du$t

More sanding. Both doors done, trunk lid, and hood. still have the door sills to do but I’m finding that about 3 hours of sanding is my limit …

29. December 2020 by Jens
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I love sanding … said no one, ever

Having chosen to do my own bodywork (and possibly paint), there was always a lifetime of sanding ahead of me. Most of the body is now ‘prime sanded’ – taking off the shine from the gel-coat, but it still takes … Continue reading

28. December 2020 by Jens
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What happened?

Not much in the way of updates for a long time. So what happened? Well, quite honestly, a mix of ‘Facebook’ and ‘not much’. As Facebook groups took on a more bloggy role, I was posting to those rather than … Continue reading

24. December 2020 by Jens
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