Joe's '63 1/2 Tinkering Thread

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& if you dont want to put one back on it shouldn't be too hard to make a cover for it,,, except for the standing on your head part :roll: . Here is some pics of the opening.

hopefully you have studs hanging down like these;
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Here is another angle ,from pass side,but if you can zoom in you can see the studs around the hole

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Thanks, guys!

Both are correct, in that I looked under the dash above driver's side kick panel and the hat is there but door is completely missing. Screw holes around the perimeter where it was screwed on. Let me do some searching. If I can't locate anything, I may just block it off. There's a '63 Falcon Futura parts car nearby but I don't know if the owner will deal. Found one picture here-

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If it is easy to get to with the fenders off I might just be able to plasma torch the whole section out it is o big deal to me if someone can use it and I can help and not just smash it
This may be very hard to find.
Looks more like^
Joelooks like maybe it would cut more from the firewall
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poboyjo65 wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:21 pm
& if you dont want to put one back on it shouldn't be too hard to make a cover for it,,, except for the standing on your head part :roll: . Here is some pics of the opening.

hopefully you have studs hanging down like these;
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Here is another angle ,from pass side,but if you can zoom in you can see the studs around the hole

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You want me to try and get that off the parts car? Might be big hacked out pieces but as long as there is what you need there I WILL GIVE IT A GO
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lavron wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:40 pm
You want me to try and get that off the parts car? Might be big hacked out pieces but as long as there is what you need there I WILL GIVE IT A GO
Nah, Mike. I truly appreciate you guys' generosity but I think I'm just going to seal it up if I can't find a '63 piece with the door.
Take care of yourself so you can clutch that T-5 :wink:

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Topped the tank on the Comet Saturday morning. Driving back home, engine started to buck and die between shifts, car filled with smoke. Pulled the light switch and fuse box to check wiring and found a fried ignition lead into a few splices to tach, coil and ignition control box. Thank goodness only the lead into the splice fried, leaving everything else unscathed. Looks like a bad splice grounded out under the dash and took out the ignition. Idled well in the driveway after moving the wires around a bit.

Have a pigtail coming in from Mac's for '57 T-Bird heater light to plug into the switch, get out the soldering iron and shrink tubing to get a good connection on the splices to prevent this again. While I'm under there, have a fresh air vent and headlight switch bezel coming in to fix all of that. Bezel is stripped out, along with the switch (which is available from NAPA).

Trying to get it road-worthy to drive to Tennessee next year. Tropical storm dumping rain last few days makes it easier to kick back and let it happen nice and slow.

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Do we take that as PF,TENN ??.....good luck...and GIT UR DONE !!!!...............POP :D :D
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Do we take that as PF,TENN ??.....good luck...and GIT UR DONE !!!!...............POP :D :D
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popscomet wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:03 pm
Do we take that as PF,TENN ??.....good luck...and GIT UR DONE !!!!...............POP :D :D
Yes Sireee! :D
Doing my best under the circumstances, Pop. Trying to get her in top notch shape for any weather condition, come rain or shine.
Can't let a fellow Loosey Anna brother make me look bad for two years running :lol:

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Santa brought me a nice present today :D

This should keep the cold air off my legs this Winter-

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George @ NW Classics in Montana is parting out a '62 tudor sedan if anyone is looking for parts. Some light sanding, a good bath and a coat of Rustoleum will make this good as new. Hinges and latch in great condition. No cracks....can't find better than this original unrestored. Very nice guy to do business.

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Cool! Don't remember ever seeing that item and we did have a 63 sedan for a while.
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That looks great Joe ! great find! :D
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SASSY wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:33 pm
Cool! Don't remember ever seeing that item and we did have a 63 sedan for a while.
Your feet didn't freeze in the Winter driving that thing??? :shock: :lol:

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poboyjo65 wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:52 pm
That looks great Joe ! great find! :D
It found me......imagine that :D
Last time that happened was when I met my wife. :mrgreen:

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Finally got a handle on temperature control in the car yesterday morning. This will increase efficiency of the A/C and heater by 100%, keeping out outside air.

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I didn't paint the heavy fiberglass tube because I found this which appears to be the original factory stamp. Washed the tube w/ Armor All Wash & Wax soap and ScotchBrite pad. It cleaned up like new. Don't find many used parts in this condition anymore.

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Looks like it just left the factory. 8) And I'm impressed....even your scrap papers that you use for a drop cloth are car related. :lol:

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