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Old 02-13-2021, 11:57 AM
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Thanks for all the kind words, all.❤️
Just going to take it easy for today.
Based on how Iím feeling now I suspect that this issue has been going on for about a month.
Now all I need is the temps to get a little warmer so I can get back into the shop.
Keeping on......
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:34 PM
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Torchie, I want to underline what Pops said, Recharge, take the time to get your health back. And what Bob said, most of us can thank modern medicine for prolonging our lives. I'm one if those and so are you.
Get well soon.
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:37 PM
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Torchie, I want to underline what Pops said, Recharge, take the time to get your health back. And what Bob said, most of us can thank modern medicine for prolonging our lives. I'm one if those and so are you.
Get well soon.
No disputes with you on any of that Mac.
I am a walking miracle according to some of my Drs. And I am grateful for that every day.
I do have one on my medical team that reminds me from time to time that I'm well past my "Best used by" date. I love her the most.
But......
Torchie being Torchie.
A little shop time today. Feel good afterwards and my BP was Perfect. Not going to push it though.
Cleaned off the bottom edge of the trunk lid.
Made up a Marking guide so I could close the lid and get my lip edge where it needs to be bent.
Made up a template for the corner rounds using the donor trunk lid.
Marked everything.
Pulled out the cut off inner lid frame work as it needs to be trimmed back more. You can see it showing through the center hole in the lid.
Still need to do some trimming as this inner brace for the old trunk handle set up is in the way.
Pondering leaving the plate in it's stock location and doing a bit of frenching around the top and sides of it.
That's it for now.
Keep on keeping on......
Torchie
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:44 PM
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Old 02-13-2021, 07:26 PM
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Looking good. Take your time and don't work more than your body tells you that you can. We need you around here. Who else is going to teach the youngins?
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Old 02-13-2021, 08:50 PM
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I like the idea of leaving the plate in place, just in a deeper recess. Then, some well placed small led lights to light the plate without being noticeable in daylight.

A Lincoln style round pushbutton to open the trunk would also look right at home.
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Old 02-13-2021, 11:10 PM
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LOL. I don't have much else of a choice, soltz.

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Looking good. Take your time and don't work more than your body tells you that you can. We need you around here. Who else is going to teach the youngins?
I think I am one of the youngins, kenny.

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I like the idea of leaving the plate in place, just in a deeper recess. Then, some well placed small led lights to light the plate without being noticeable in daylight.

A Lincoln style round pushbutton to open the trunk would also look right at home.
Most likely I will do some round rod along both sides and the top to give it some depth. And also a bit of a flair out like the tail lights Bama.
I considered the Lincoln buttons for the door. The biggest thing is that all the handles(including the trunk) are still the older style turn down type. As compared to the later style handle with a push button.
I may go with a hidden cable release for the trunk lid. Still have to figure out mounting the latch system though.
And the stock handles on the doors. A lot depends on how smoothly I can get them to close and latch.
The plate light on the 49 was part of the unit that also had the handle and a 3rd brake light in it.
The 50 went to a small light that shown upward from the gravel pan.
Pic shows the 49. I have 2 of these now.
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Old 02-14-2021, 12:44 AM
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You are definitely a man on a mission Good to see you are getting your fiber before using the box for a template
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:04 AM
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As long as you think you are one of the young whipper snappers you will be one. Attitude is everything.
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Old 02-14-2021, 10:54 AM
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