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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 10:35:37 PM »
Sanding the Body and polishing the Metal is very rewarding.  I am still in search of a good reasonable chrome shop that can do Pot Metal.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 07:31:09 AM »
It's really coming along nicely.  Despite budget constraints you're still making a lot of progress in a short amount of time.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2015, 09:54:08 PM »
.  I am still in search of a good reasonable chrome shop that can do Pot Metal.

I don't think that exists

find better pieces is your best bet
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2015, 08:51:39 AM »
There was a 6 piece front bumper on eBay a while ago. $1800. It would have Been great to pick it up. But again it is all steel so the easy stuff. Pot metal sucks.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2015, 08:05:42 PM »
I have now been a member of this group for just over a year.  In that time, thanks to you all, I have learned a lot.  I have asked many questions.  Some of them repetitive. Some of them thinking far in the future. Some stupid.

As I have learned, I am also thankful that I have been able to answer a few questions as well.

What I laugh at is in that time I have never actually driven one of these cars.  Other then being towed.  And it will still be years before I have that Pleasure.

Well looking to the years ahead thank you all for the help, and please forgive me if my derailed trains of thought become annoying.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2015, 09:24:29 PM »
Still trying to get a video to load.

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2015, 09:27:28 PM »
It worked.  This was my cars christine moment.  I was hitting power to mouse eaten wires just to see what would happen.  A few windows worked. then the radio turned on and was on an AM southern gospel radio station.  It was a little surprising to hear. 
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2015, 11:06:57 PM »
Very Christine indeed. Now if the car fixes itself, then you are gold  ;D

 Congrats on getting the first Facebook video to load on the forum  8) 

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2015, 12:52:15 AM »
It worked.  This was my cars christine moment.  I was hitting power to mouse eaten wires just to see what would happen.  A few windows worked. then the radio turned on and was on an AM southern gospel radio station.  It was a little surprising to hear.

my caddy also had a Christine moment with the radio
when I bought it in new York (yonkers) the radio didn't work,it had a counsole on the hump with a cassette radio in it
I stopped part way home to see if I could get the radio to work
I have both doors open,my fiancÚ  on passenger side and all of a sudden the car spoke to us
the very first sounds and  words out of the radio were wedding bells and tit said to us" do you take this woman to be your wife"
we looked at each other stunned as we bought the car for our wedding 5 weeks later
there was an oldies home made cassette in the player and it just happened to be cued up to the start of that song
couldn't plan that
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood Background
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2015, 07:25:06 AM »
That is perfect.  A story worth telling.
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