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Offline wildcat65

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My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« on: September 26, 2010, 10:58:36 AM »
The devils in the details, but it seems like I may get this thing together pretty soon. the interior will be done this week.  Then its
Brakes
engine,clutch/trans/driveshaft
fuel tank/lines
dash/wiring/engine compartment wiring
radiator/fluids/
front grill/headlights/wiring
lube/alignment
License/registration?
Drive  :rocker:
What could go wrong>?

Ted Nagel         65 Skylark GS 4-speed + Wildcats + GS's

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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 06:05:47 PM »
Uh, how do you plan to put the fuel line on the frame with the body installed?  Not possible to do with the line in one piece. 
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 06:59:45 AM »
Ted,

How's the car coming along? Have you been up to MN yet???

Mark
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 02:53:27 PM »
Hi Mark--Jim is going to ship my parts so I don't have to go up to MN...
I worked on organizing my garage yesterday 11/28/10 and decided I could not work on
it till I have brakes on my 65 WIldcat 5-speed conversion project...
I'm getting organized to make some progress....right!
Ted Nagel         65 Skylark GS 4-speed + Wildcats + GS's

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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 07:30:27 AM »
OK, been faffing about long enough!  time to push this one through the bc.  I purchased new spring kits from Inline Tube for the brake assemblies.  The paint job on their parts was abysmal so I blasted and painted.   I did a little work on the blast cabinet, all new beads and a new left glove; new light and glass shield- now i can see the parts, amazing.   Onward through the fog! 
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 08:24:18 AM »
Ted,

What's your ETC? Maybe a wager on who finishes first?

Mark
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 09:12:19 AM »
ETC
Return line
Gas tank
engine fuel line
brakes- all but lines
cooling system/heater lines
trans/clutch/linkage/driveshaft
dash/wiring interior/speedo/parking brake
engine comp wiring
wipers- all
front grill/headlights/parking lights
some interior details-side trim on seats, lights in sail panels, 4-sp boot, pedal pads

Lots.  dangit!


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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 09:19:01 AM »
Ted,

My checklist is similar. But getting there.....
I need to step up the pace.

Mark
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66 Impala 396/TH400/12 Bolt "Project Rodent Remediation"
69 Bel Air 2 Door Sedan "Project Junior Stock"
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 09:19:12 AM »
That sounds like about 2-3 weeks worth of work to me...
'64 Skylark 2dr ht 4 speed, 300-4
'65 GS ht, 4 speed,2-4s,AC,PS,PB,PW,Pseat,Tilt
'66 Skylark 2dr ht 300-2 automatic
'78 Yamaha DT 400 2 stroke
'88 Ford F-150 4x4 (used to be 4x2)
'89 Ford F-350 4x4
'03 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)

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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 09:20:24 AM »
Brian, get up here and we can get 75% of my tasks done in a weekend.

Mark
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66 Impala 396/TH400/12 Bolt "Project Rodent Remediation"
69 Bel Air 2 Door Sedan "Project Junior Stock"
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 02:08:48 PM »
Uh, how do you plan to put the fuel line on the frame with the body installed?  Not possible to do with the line in one piece.

Done in 1 piece :)  now I have to do the return line.
Had about a year time out, time to get back in!
Ted
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 02:01:37 PM »
Checking in here...
Clearing out junk has been full time job here at my garage, but I am getting closer to my goal of having room to work on the car.  its on a 4- post lift and there is no longer a car underneath, there is room to move but there are still 2 junk cars to move out.   Then? :cheers2:  Margaritaville. 
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 08:39:38 PM »
I guess you were not kidding its a full time job clearing out your garage. I looked back a few posts and you were organizing your garage back 11/28/10, if your need help maybe we all could come and help!
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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2012, 08:25:11 PM »
Yep, got married, got moved, got 4 or 5 new projects!
Made some progress today!

Return line  tick
Gas tank  tick
engine fuel line  tick
brakes- all but lines 
cooling system/heater lines
trans/clutch/linkage/driveshaft  clutch/bellhousing/trans tick
dash/wiring interior/speedo/parking brake
engine comp wiring
wipers- all
front grill/headlights/parking lights 
some interior details-side trim on seats, lights in sail panels, 4-sp boot, pedal pads

Rear brakes tick

Sunday- front brakes
I have a repop rear view mirror hanger, too frigging tight so I spent time trying to file it down so the mirror fit.  no good.
inner fenders were installed but I had to remove, that is when I found out the bodyman siliconed some, used the wrong bolts, just shoddy work where one would not see.  Plus I found he had sawzalled the battery tray support...lucky Carmen had already fixed me up with a full set.
How does one install the antenna base anyway?  That inner fender is loose, can I get to the opening with that out of the way?
Ted Nagel         65 Skylark GS 4-speed + Wildcats + GS's

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Re: My 65 restoration/ Getting Closer/
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 11:32:44 AM »
Ted,

There is an illustration of the antenna in the Chassis Service Manual, section 11-4 part c. Figure 11-5 illustration. If memory serves me correctly, you should be able to install the antenna with the fenders in place.

John