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  • #61966

    mike sutton
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    been awhile and I haven’t posted anything in a long time but finally getting some stuff done again.  wiring is almost finished, bumpers are out for chrome, got someone getting ready to start on the interior, just about ready to fire up and test drive. dynamatted the whole interior and finished the trans tunnel cover. hubcaps are polished and the center logos repainted. quarter window glass is cut and installed and getting everything together to do the door glass. got a new carpet and sill plates. still dealing with doctors and treatments (was 2 years on nov.17) so that has to come first but at least it’s moving forward. thanks to rik for keeping the thread updated, mike.

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    #61967

    Torchie
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    Good to hear from you Mike and welcome back!!!

    Keep on keeping on.

    I just has a pacemaker put in and I’m back to mig welding. You should see the look on peoples faces when they hear that….LOL

    Looking forward to seeing more posts.

    Torchie

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    #61987

    Mild Mitch
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    Mike,

    I am happy to hear you’re back at it. And, look forward to your updates!

    Mitch

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    #62475

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Mike

    “Got my aftermarket Lyons hubcaps back from mike wood who painted the emblems to color match my car and they look great! happy now Kevin Fritz?”
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    “Got some interior work getting started soon so carpet got rough fitted today. Finally getting somewhere.”
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    “Started on the rear bumper about 5 years ago and it’s finally done! junkyard bumper off of a ’52 Packard that I narrowed 13″ by taking out two 6 1/2″ pieces to get the width and shape I needed. tig welded it back together and drilled holes to run the exhaust through. it sat for a long time till I had Cody at TraditionalMetalcraft fill the bolt holes, weld rings around the exhaust holes and straighten the whole thing so it was ready for chrome. always good when you can start adding shiny stuff!”

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    #62478

    Torchie
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    Looks Great Mike!

    Keep at it.

    Torchie

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    #62484

    Paul
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    Beautiful Mike , really nice job 🙂

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    #62495

    Shanahan
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    Coming along nicely!

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    #62590

    mike sutton
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    thanks guys. things seem to go in spurts. brought a bunch of pieces to a local body shop for  painting. all the interior stuff that never got done. dash, steering column and mount, door window trim, windshield trim and divider and a couple of other small pieces. my friend came back and completely finished the wiring so when the painted parts come back they can be put all together for the final time. still need to make front bumper brackets so that can get chromed. more doctors this week so probably won’t be much getting done again but it’s getting really close.

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    #62737

    Rik Hoving
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    From Mike…

    “upholstery is underway. got the kick panels back today, very happy.”

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    “Took a ride to Illinois to bring some fresh painted pieces to mike wood to stripe. he laid out a beautiful design on top of the ’56 olds dash and a little detail on the glovebox door. as usual, he did a great job.”

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    “Also got the seat side covers striped. I louvered them just for looks then mike matched the design of the louvers in the inner fender panels but reversed the colors.”

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    #62738

    Torchie
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    Very tasteful striping.

    Going to be a beautiful custom Mike.

    Watching…

    Torchie

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    #62750

    Mild Mitch
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    Yes! very nice detail. The stripping is just right!

    Mitch

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    #62756

    Rik Hoving
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    From Mike…

     

    “I was able to get someone to start assembling the dash today. got it mounted and all the wiring and gauges hooked up. thanks to Mark Alexander for getting all the wiring finished. used the ’56 olds gauge cluster for the turn signals, high beams, speedo and gas gauge. mounted oil, water and temp gauges in a panel behind a factory radio delete plate that I can pop in when I’m at shows and pop out when I’m driving. scrapped the factory clock and made my own delete plate years ago and had mike wood stripe a design in it. still need to get the glovebox door mounted, the column and wheel and the new knobs on all the switches.”

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    #63066

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Mike…

    The carpet is bound and in for good. new tack strip and windlace are in. new sill plates are in. kick panels are upholstered and installed. rear seat panels are upholstered and installed. gas pedal remounted for good. slowly but surely.

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    #63091

    Torchie
    Participant

    Really looking Great Mike !!!!!!

    I love the hidden gauges.

    And the dash looks perfect.

    Interior will be outstanding as well.

    Keep at it brother..

    Torchie

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    #63107

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Mike…

    The rear package tray is done and installed and the rear seat is finally in. Starting to look like a real car! I had the seats upholstered years ago by trade school students but had no other interior stuff because the car was gutted when I got it. A friend’s wife, Jane Adams has sewed up all the rest of the interior and bound the carpet. Believe it or not, this is the first car interior Jane has done and I’m thrilled with it! Thank you Jane.

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