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Working on brake lines.

New shoes, springs, and cylinders too!.

New, new new...

The nut and bolt wall of painting.

New again, as it was in 1962.

Painted. Complete.

primer on the rear and roof.

Roofing. Sand, primer.

The cowl, sand, primer and paint.

The sticker from PA.

Cleaning for painting.

Body work on the rockers.

Painting the dash also.

Primer, edging, and the doors.

Primer on the doors, and edging.

Some paint around the edging, and other difficult places.

Buffing the stainless trim.

Bumping out the dents.

Making the dash trim templet for the holes.

making the dash trim holes.

painting the dash.

Buffing the rear trim.

Sanding for another coat.

Masking for floor painting.

The couch for the material.

remove, and replace.

Homemade buffer machine.

driving past a speed trap.

repaired mud deviders.

Wildwood summer drive.

Welding in new pocket-well metal.

paint the underside.

Rear suspension back on.

Protect the sun from my head.

Nasty rusting.

A seat screw from 1962.

Painting the front wall.

The front wheel well, is done.

The other done wheel well.

Front wall is also done.

Rusted mud deviders.

Painting additional items.

Lot's to restore here.

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  Continued from last page (Page 58). We are into doing the Winter 2014 - 2015 Mini Restorations of some parts...

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  The arm rests. I will need to replace one. The others were like this. Don't know if they get worse because of storage. I think so... Anyway, after washing they dried on news papaer for a week before using Start Bright on them. Came up great!. The foam is also dry inside.

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  The door panels were a little cautioned. These I cleaned in a 3 part process using Dawn, and Star Bright vinyl cleaner. They cam up perfect.

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  Nice.... They came up better than I thought. These are actually rugged. There is so much life into these still.... Star bright puts the needed moisture and plyability back into the vinyl.

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  This is the first of the sill plates. I am still playing with this one. Haven't started the other three yet.... Trying to get more of the scratches out. But then, these plates are for your feet.

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  Time to tackle the steering wheel... Difficult to say the least. After fileing "V" into the cracks, I used epoxy glue to fill the cracks, and file, sand, and whatever means to smooth the epoxy, and make the lines again.... Still, not done with the steering wheel after 3 days, averageing, 4 hours a day. More on steering wheel....
You Tube Nav ID Interior Parts Prep 01 (Sills, Kick, Steering Wheel Plus)

Interior Parts Prep 01

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Interior Parts Prep 01

  TEXT UPDATE: Doing some work on the cars parts in the house has presented some challanges. Not on the parts, but keeping the mess contained within the allotted space. But, with a little extra added effort, building barriers, and things I am able to continue doing buffing on some parts.

  The steering wheel. Getting the steering wheel fixed was a long and drawn process.. Back in 1962 they used hardened rubber around a steel frame. Now, after time the rubber cracks where the center supports connect to the hub and the outter rounded wheel. These cracks are caused by pressure when the wheel is turned. You won't see the pressure stress points happening as they are very slight, but you do see the tiny cracks caused by the stress.. Not really stress, because that is why they used hardened rubber, to give a little. After time, the hardeded rubber, hardens harder and the cracks appear.

  I am glad the steering wheel is to the point of painting, as this was a process using epoxy glue, special primer, and much sanding and using a small rotary tool. But, progress. Video will follow. I will continue working on some parts inside during this winter. I am hoping to have all this done before spring. Will make spring go a bit faster for getting this car back on the road. There will be short videos during the winter of continued work. Until next time. Chow!.

TEXT UPDATE: Still here... Doing mostly data work for the last few weeks. Getting caught up with the data storage, and working on the finishing video... OOps, shoulden't have said that yet... LOL... I have also been getting some personal things done...

  I have also been doing some buffing and cleaning of the parts too in between here and there.... Be posting another video, and pictures shortly.... Keep checking back...

  Inbetween my personal stuff, I have buffed, and did some more interior parts prepping this past month. I am trying to get the long and large things finished before Christmas, so the pile is lowered to just the totes. Although, there is still a lot in the totes, but not as intense as the larger stuff.... So, for now, heres what was done this past month.

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  Since epoxy got into the little indented lines, I used the Dremel to re-bore the lines back. Worked well. Need a steady hand to do this.

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  Finishing up the steering wheel prepping. It's ready for painting. Primed, and all the cracks are gone. Used Epoxy glue to fill the cracks (After fileing V into them). Used paint filler, and body putty to fill and smooth. It's now ready for a color coat.

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  Repaired a arm rest from blue vinyl I pulled off a suit case. I am thinking of re-covering two green arm rests with the blue vinyl. But, that is a later date.

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  After sanding with 2000. Than 5000, then rubbing compound, then wax. I call this part "imaging" It brings up the imaging (reflection) in focus. It needs another coat of wax. Thats next year when they are on the car.
You Tube Nav ID Interior Parts Prep 02 (Some Parts Are Ready Now)

Interior Parts Prep 02

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Interior Parts Prep 02

  More prepping some parts for use inside and outside. Mostly, sanding the dash parts. Ash tray, glove box door... Ect. I do have to figure out a way to hold the drill for buffing some of the other parts that can't be mounted on the buffing table. This will cause problems in the finish, and it's really hard to keep the buffer wheel (or bob) on course. But, for now, until I make a holder, we prep the following parts...

  The paint, sand with 2000, than 5000, then rubbing compound, then wax. The wax is the first coat. After everything is on, a second coat of wax will be applied, and then a third. But, the coats of wax must cure first before the next coats are applied. Here is where we are at this time.

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  52 years of dirt inside the hub caps. These are the originals. I do have to see about fixing one of them. A little bit around the outside rim is a bit bent. I will try to get it back into the original shape.

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  Cleaning up some of the chrome parts. A few items have pitting, and I can not remove pitting. But, it's not that bad. Still stunning shine.

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  This is the windshield permitter cover and the glove box door. Shining it is.

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  No pitting on the Fairlane 500 name plate. Looks good.
You Tube Nav ID Interior Parts Prep 03 (Cleaning, Shine Up Parts)

Interior Parts Prep 03

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Interior Parts Prep 03

  TEXT UP DATE: Guess it's time to let you all know whats happening.... For the last month I have been working on data here. Finally, sat down for almost a month and started to put together the ending video. Thats right, All the "Mini Series" videos, will be edited even further. This video, will not be like the Mini Series, It will all be in Time Lapse, and faster, showing the car being restored in Time lapse. From pickup up the 62, way back in 2011, to the completion. All in time lapse.

  This type of video, is not easy. I wanted this winter, with this video, to get ready so I am not working hard to compile it except for adding the mini videos as they are being done and uploaded to You Tube during the spring and summer. This video, will be full length, and done in the true Motion Picture way. Credits and all... So far, it's turning out to be a heavy duty, jaw dropping video. As far as I know, no one has done this kind of video for a whole car. Some, for portions of a car like the engine, or the seats. Mine. The whole car, so far, 4.5 years worth. Hopeing no more than an hour. Depends on what spring and summer bring.

  So, that is whats happening so far from last month. I had to re-do some of the (what I call) "TrippleSpeeds", to a higher ratio from the original Mini Series videos, to have it look good on TV... Oops, sorry, I mean on DVD... LOL... Hmmm, well, that is what has been going on. I am almost cought up. And when I do, I will be getting back to some in door parts cleaning.

  The weather outside is nasty. Rain, snow, and freezing temps. I will be getting back to indoor work as soon as I am at a point I am happy with this data. I am still retreaving video data from the past, off the stored hard drives on to my main computer to continue... So, keep a look out here.... Go on You Tube, MyGoingsOn, Subscribe and you will be notifyed when a new video has been uploaded, or check back here.... Thanks everyone... See ya next time, Chow!

  Hello everyone. It's a cold, windy winter. I have been working on a computer system upgrade. This upgrade is well, outrageous. But, I do need to seperate the multi data projects connected with the restoration. I outgrew my homemade hard drive array. So, we build a bigger one. This one, is easier to change out drives as I get larger space drives. The old one was not a easy task to swap them out.

  It's still winter, and I should get all of this done before spring. So, we set off to the cutting and welding of the main cabinet for the hard drive array.. What?... Yes, I even built my own cabinet, and it is a slider in and out. But, not like a snap in or out of the drives. Two screws for each drive... So, in order to keep in touch with everyone that regularly checks in. I have some pictures for you of the array progress... Now, just waiting for the longer cables and the bigger raid card. I will get back to the buffing and parts later on in the week following if all of this goes well. I still have to exchange the drives with my data.

  For now, thats it... Until next time... Chow!.

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  The cabinet. Made from commercial shelfing. Cut, welded to fit into my computer desk as a slide in-out shelf.

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  All painted to match my computer color. ready to install the fans and start the wiring.

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  Fans are in place, and we start the wiring. Using two power supplies for all 14 hard drives. All SATA drives.

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  The drives in there is the picture are all 80 gig. They are for set up of the raid card. After that, I should be able to swap the bigger drives I'm using now, and with the data on the drives.

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  The two in the back will be on the mother board. They will be designated for back up as too the two IDE drives in the computer case will also be for backup of the "Data Working" drives. The restoration data I will be working on in the summer, and on even when the car is finished. Gotta have videos of MyGoingsOn with the car. Right?.

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