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sammons

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3375 on: July 02, 2018, 05:38:12 PM »
Finally got parts saturday afternoon, pair of qtrs, upper cowl panel and back window lower channel. I got most of the upper cowl spotwelds and panel off. Waiting for the bags of blast media to show up so i can knock the rust dust off and prime inside.

Shop got too hot (110) so went to get gas for the mower. My FM quit in my p.u. but still have AM radio, Bad Co (feel like making love) was on. Just as I pulled into the Quick shop, Paul and Wings (Junior's Farm) started and there sat an old 70s Gmc Brigader wheat truck (Nebraska tags) with an old Gleaner combine on behind. Talk about a flashback ;D I was in 1975 for a few seconds. Wheat harvest is just wrapping up here.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3376 on: July 02, 2018, 08:32:29 PM »
Wheat harvest, when the whole world smelled like fresh baked bread. We did a lot of custom cutting in the 50s between our place in Texas and my uncles in New Mexico. No Gleaner though. We had an International and we drove it from farm to farm.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3377 on: July 10, 2018, 03:07:30 PM »
Got a call this morn that one of Dave Parks old customs showed up on the Hamb. (Help me identify the 56 convertible custom, posted by hotdamn from N.C.) It was called the "Joker", I heard about it but never seen it till now. Dave had a body shop in Dodge City, but did more customs than anything else. He was a friend of my familys. Parks died of cancer a year before dad,('98, he was 63-4)

My Uncle had him nose, deck and paint his 57 silver(my first car). When he went to pick it up, Parks had shaved the door handles and leaded in the 3 eyebrows on the front fenders. Uncle was pissed  and made Parks put the door handles and eyebrows back on! ;D

If you look at the lower right of the first pick of "Joker", you will see the front wheel and nose of another of his customs, "Li'l Cesar" a 27 Ford roadster.  It resufaced here in the late 70s. Dave Parks and my Aunt with "Li'l Cesar"

On the home front, got the cowl done and qtr off the '69 El Camino. Damn i'm slow. ;)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3378 on: July 10, 2018, 04:31:11 PM »
Slow and steady........wins every time ;)
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3379 on: July 10, 2018, 05:57:06 PM »
a lot of work on the quarter panel......isn't it hot there??

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3380 on: July 10, 2018, 06:57:09 PM »
That is a lot of work! Looking good Sammons.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3381 on: July 10, 2018, 08:17:55 PM »
Yep, slow and steady, sometimes ;)
Ed it's been warm, mid upper 90s. The shop hit 100 by 11:30 this morn so i was done.

Flat rate pays 20.5 hours for replacement of both qtrs. The last one was Dads 70 SS 454 that he bought from my buddy when the motor said uncle in the mid '80s. I started on a monday morn, finished tuesday at 12 hours for both. Took the vinyl top off, straightened the dents and dings by noon on wednsday, blocked it in the afternoon. Wet sanded it thursday morn, taped it off and painted by 6pm. Striped it on friday, and the old man drove it home saturday morning. Boy how things have changed.  ;D

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3382 on: July 13, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »
Got a call this morn that one of Dave Parks old customs showed up on the Hamb. (Help me identify the 56 convertible custom, posted by hotdamn from N.C.) It was called the "Joker", I heard about it but never seen it till now. Dave had a body shop in Dodge City, but did more customs than anything else. He was a friend of my familys. Parks died of cancer a year before dad,('98, he was 63-4)

My Uncle had him nose, deck and paint his 57 silver(my first car). When he went to pick it up, Parks had shaved the door handles and leaded in the 3 eyebrows on the front fenders. Uncle was pissed  and made Parks put the door handles and eyebrows back on! ;D

If you look at the lower right of the first pick of "Joker", you will see the front wheel and nose of another of his customs, "Li'l Cesar" a 27 Ford roadster.  It resufaced here in the late 70s. Dave Parks and my Aunt with "Li'l Cesar"

On the home front, got the cowl done and qtr off the '69 El Camino. Damn i'm slow. ;)

Dang. those are some nice older shots of really cool cars. keep up the good work guys.

 


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