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coreyelliott

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #165 on: May 19, 2020, 07:13:38 PM »
Took a pic of the BO Drive light on.  Polishing the glass made a big difference.




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« Reply #166 on: May 25, 2020, 07:08:10 PM »
Shon has been working on the fenders.  I hate doing body work and he's good at it, so he got to do these.  Both were blasted, primed, and only skim coats of putty were used.  He was able to work out most of the large dents and dings.







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« Reply #167 on: May 25, 2020, 07:14:06 PM »
We only had one complete windshield armor support rod.  The other two were damaged, so we had to fix them.  Again, I know you can buy these, but we enjoy doing these types of things.

















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« Reply #168 on: May 25, 2020, 07:18:39 PM »
We were also short one of the prop rod locking pieces.  So, we decided to make one of those too.  We don't have a lot of fancy equipment so we have to try and do stuff like this as basic as possible.
















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« Reply #169 on: May 25, 2020, 07:24:53 PM »
We found a modern axe that we decided was close enough.  We had to really take quite a bit of wood off the handle to get it thin enough to clear the door.  Our original water temperature gauge does not work.  The line was cut and I haven't tried to repair it yet.  NOS gauges are just not in our budget at the moment.  So, we hid a modern temp gauge in the glove box.  Also, the master switch is located in there.






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« Reply #170 on: May 25, 2020, 07:28:27 PM »
I can't remember if we showed our roller yet.  We have an original roller as you can see in the first picture.  Unfortunately, someone cut off about 6 inches.  A friend of ours found some 12" OD pipe and we should have it in a couple of weeks.









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« Reply #171 on: May 25, 2020, 07:34:10 PM »
We blasted and painted both seat frames and then Shon took care of the seats.  He cut cushions out of some old boat seats and then used some post war shelter halves for fabric.  Don't think we are quite the same size as the young men of that era.  If we try to slide the driver seat forward, the bottom of the steering wheel interferes with our gut.  Not sure what the problem is there  ;D

Also notice the steering wheel is black.  We are still thinking of repainting it green.







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« Reply #172 on: May 25, 2020, 07:42:27 PM »
Shon finished the fenders and we got them installed.  He also made some brackets to hold our front blackout lights and got those wired and installed.  Lastly, we got the headlights wired and installed.  Considering I spray painted the reflectors, the put out a pretty good amount of light.  Shon has done every bit of the wiring and everything has worked perfectly so far.















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« Reply #173 on: May 25, 2020, 07:47:10 PM »
Santa Clause Paul Jacobs made a delivery!  So, of course, we just HAD to fit up some pieces temporarily!  Now we just need a bed.












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« Reply #174 on: May 25, 2020, 07:57:38 PM »
Lastly, because of Memorial Day, we busted our butts to get stuff done so we could take Lucky 13 out for it's first drive.  This was me and my nephew, Shon's son.  The drive went well, had some minor issues we will have to address, but it honestly went better than I expected.  I'll post a link to a video once it's edited and processed.






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« Reply #175 on: May 25, 2020, 08:28:44 PM »
Here is the link to the video of our first drive!

https://youtu.be/VHO4s0JdiLM



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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #176 on: May 25, 2020, 09:06:04 PM »
You guys have done an incredible job on that! Congratulations on the first drive. It looks great.
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #177 on: May 25, 2020, 09:29:48 PM »
Nice job gents...it’s coming along nicely!  Great work...


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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #178 on: May 26, 2020, 08:19:39 AM »
Bravo!!  Great job guys.
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #179 on: May 27, 2020, 05:53:01 AM »
Great work guys!!!
First drives are always a blast.
Glad it went well!!

Made the guy with the weed eater stop and look!!

And ain't the power steering great??
Who needs a gym membership??? ;)

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