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October 5, 2021 6:12 am  #61


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

You sure are paying attention to all the details. Looking real good. When do you expect to get it back from the restoration shop?

 

October 5, 2021 8:10 am  #62


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

Looks fantastic, I can't weight to see more.  When its all said and done you going with the original color or something else?

 

October 7, 2021 8:17 am  #63


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

Lowrider wrote:

You sure are paying attention to all the details. Looking real good. When do you expect to get it back from the restoration shop?

I was trying to keep it as factory as possible.  They really haven't given me a finish date yet.  I'm guessing it will be at least six months.

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October 7, 2021 9:17 am  #64


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

Daze wrote:

Looks fantastic, I can't weight to see more.  When its all said and done you going with the original color or something else?

I plan on having it painted the original Algiers Bronze.

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December 26, 2021 8:53 pm  #65


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

Floorboards are done.
https://files.secureserver.net/public_file_binary.php?page_action=generate_image&hash=0syr8JNrSicgWX&w=800&h=600

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https://files.secureserver.net/public_file_binary.php?page_action=generate_image&hash=0s8PWedEdE9Ae1&w=800&h=600

They are going to start on the rear quarter panels next.

Last edited by finsrn (December 26, 2021 9:15 pm)

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September 15, 2022 6:48 am  #66


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

https://nebula.wsimg.com/40e55d5c7c6cfa61f1be8f81120f9100?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Last edited by finsrn (September 15, 2022 8:49 am)

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September 15, 2022 9:41 am  #67


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

If you can jack the car up high enough so the LCAs can swing all the way down you can usually install the springs with out a compressor.  Always be carful with that type.  This is my experience

"It was an internal claw type compressor that sent me to the emergency room in June of 2005.  After already removing the passenger’s side spring, I was working on the driver’s side assembly, had compressed the spring and was in the process of removing it when the compressor slipped, the spring decompressed and pinned my right hand by the three middle fingers, palm side up, between the bottom of the coil spring and the spring perch.  Engaging this type of compressor requires using two hands and, of course, I was alone, the garage door was down, my cell phone was on the passenger’s side fender out of reach and most of my tools, at least any that could have been effective in freeing my hand, were on the floor next to the passenger’s side where I had already pulled the suspension apart.  All I had within arms reach was the 1⁄2” box wrench (no more than 6” long) that I had just used to remove the shock.  I jammed the wrench in between the spring and the perch and was able to pry the spring up enough to get the finger next to my pinkie free.  I then pried on the opposite side and got my index finger free.  To get my middle finger out, I pried again with the wrench and pulled as hard as I could with the trapped arm and got my hand out. To make a long story short, I still have all my fingers and they still work, however, I occasionally feel some stiffness in the middle finger joints.  I was lucky!!!!!  "

 

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