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Old 06-01-2018, 04:18 PM
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Default Meanwhile. Back on the car side...

Dug out the 41-48 Ford rear window that I had stashed.
leaned it up against the roof just to get an idea of how it would look. Looks just like i thought it would.
Going to the local yard in the morning to see if he still has the 41--48 body shell there as well as to look for the two 49 Dodges that he is supposed to have.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:37 PM
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I have a 41-48 Ford back glass and the local yard used to have a shell of one there with the back window surround intact.
I hope to get there this weekend.
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Dug out the 41-48 Ford rear window that I had stashed.
Thanks for "stringing" me along. (Ill-placed boat pun, nothing more! )
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:44 PM
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looks right torchie!
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:56 PM
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That looks like a keeper.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:59 PM
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looks right torchie!
I think so too joe.
I went out into the wilds this morning in search of the elusive 1949 Dodge Club coupe as well as the metal roof area for the 41-48 rear window.
It's been a couple of years since I was last in this yard and there is more "Stuff" then before but most of it either Machinery or modern junk.
We found the 41-48 shell rather quickly as it was out in the front of a pile. Right where we saw last time. The yard owner was steep on the price for that so I took a pass for now.
The Dodges proved to be more of a challenge.
A couple of Plymouths as well as a totally trashed Dodge later we found her.
Despite the crushed hood the grill appears to be untouched and even though it's the 2 door fastback style I got the front doors. Mine were gutted. These have all the window and vents as well as the lifts and cranks, and most importantly, the interior door window garnish trim.

The dash on this one is complete, but that will be for another day.
Time to rest now.......
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:24 PM
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Gathering parts is one of the fun steps. I sure like junkyard pics.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:33 PM
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That looks like a keeper.
It's a possibility for sure falconvan.

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Gathering parts is one of the fun steps. I sure like junkyard pics.
It's getting pretty hard for me to trek around these types of places anymore bob.
And the Dodge was down in a low area that was full of saplings. so I had to side step down to it. We walked past it twice before spotting it.
My friend went back and took the doors off later with some help from another person. He's a good guy.
Plus. For some reason junk yard dogs have always liked me, so I had about 3 of them following me around wanting to play.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:31 AM
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Nice finds Torchie, I don't get to do the junk yard thing much
anymore, we only have a couple of yards with older stuff in them
within a hours drive...... and they both are very proud of what
they have was at one of them a few months back and a lot of
the same stuff was there that was there 35 years ago....
good on your buddy's for helping out.....
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:29 PM
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Default Just an update before I fall off of page one...

Nothing happening on the Dodge front or the boat for that matter.
Had to tear into a bathroom remodel so that I have an actual handicap friendly bathroom and shower stall.
Of course when I pulled out the cheap tub and surround I found more rot then the Chris Craft had.
And just to add to the fun my wife's boat (That she loves more then me ) is having issues and I'm going to have to spend time over at the local marina on Monday morning to see what they think the problem is. We have differing views at this point.
Thinks just got really busy.
Stay tuned.......
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:43 PM
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Ok [p[p[p
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