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Midnight_Rider
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:22 am

moparite wrote:A for overdrive here is a link you should check out. He went with the ultra bell but you can get conversion plates also.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubb ... -pics.html

http://www.jvxracing.com/Adapters.htm
Thanks for the links :beer:

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by 71GTX » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:20 am

Greetings and welcome
It's a fine line between a hobby & mental illness!

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by TawnyGold72RR » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:23 pm

NIce car, looking forward to following this one.

Ty
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:25 pm

Guess it's time for an update.

Hadn't done anything to the car since I dragged it home last fall until the past month or so... but I recently squared a few things away & made some time to start on the old bird.

Been removing the rest of the old driver's side floor pan that needed to come out so the new pan sections can be installed.

Got the toeboard out all the way to the firewall pinch weld:

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Finally got the last piece of the rear seat footwell out today:

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That section was tough because it's a 3-piece overlap on the ends and there are a few seam welds to deal with.


Next I'll need to get things cleaned up and prepped, test fit the new pan, etc. I'm new at sheet metal work so I'm going slow & taking my time, trying to learn as I go. There will be mistakes but I have to start from where I'm at.

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:19 pm

Been a minute since I updated.

Got everything cleaned up, coated with with POR15 where applicable, welded up holes from where spot welds had been drilled out, treated the frame rails with "interior frame rail coating", welded the new pans in after a lot of in-and-out fitment, hammering and trimming etc.

Finally finished up tonight, got it all seam sealed up. Next weekend it should go to my body man for new quarters and some rust repair around the trunk opening lip. Rather have a pro do that, since I just bought a welder & taught myself how to weld this summer on the floor pans. Figured that was the place to learn and get some experience.

Long way to go, but no more Flintstone-mobile! One thing at a time. One day at a time.
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by sdweatherman » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:34 pm

I am doing the same thing, just learning how to weld - so working on the drivers floor pan, engine compartment, small patch in the trunk pan - before I move to the exterior portions of the car. Looks like you did pretty good with the floor pan. Good luck! Scott.
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:57 pm

I too have been down that road - just take your time.... :D

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by unionjack1940 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:05 am

Could I add your vehicle to the 1971 Plymouth B Body registry?
Plymouth Makes It

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:54 am

unionjack1940 wrote:Could I add your vehicle to the 1971 Plymouth B Body registry?
Shoot me a private message here...

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:03 pm

sdweatherman wrote:I am doing the same thing, just learning how to weld - so working on the drivers floor pan, engine compartment, small patch in the trunk pan - before I move to the exterior portions of the car. Looks like you did pretty good with the floor pan. Good luck! Scott.
71Beeper wrote:I too have been down that road - just take your time.... :D

Thanks guys.

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:16 pm

Off she went this morning for new quarter panels and rust repair around the trunk opening...
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:28 pm

With the car at the body shop, I started disassembling the motorhome 440 I picked up for it last fall... only have about 20 minutes in on it, having to squeeze it in between other projects before work :D
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by road chicken » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:32 pm

Belated Welcome to the board.
Nice to see new projects going. I particularly like that custom 4 speed hole in the tunnel before you started the repair.
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:11 am

road chicken wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Belated Welcome to the board.
Nice to see new projects going. I particularly like that custom 4 speed hole in the tunnel before you started the repair.
Hey, thanks!

Yes, I hated to have to mess up one of the PO's sweet mods like that but on the other hand it was a good excuse to go for a manual shifter hump 8)

Car was originally of the 383/727 column shift bench seat variety. Heading toward being the 440 bucket seat floor shift variety.

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:04 pm

Progress has been slow, but it's happening...



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