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PostSubject: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:11 am

I thought I might post a few pics as we rebuild a '63 Ragtop. It drives me nuts not having a car to take to club functions so I thought I'd at least throw up some pics every now and then just so everyone knows where I'm at with my project.


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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:16 am

Here's what we started with. I found the car on The Samba and bought it from a guy in Auburn. It is an original L87 Pearl White '63 Ragtop Sedan.








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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:20 am

Here's a pic of my boys on the first day of teardown. They've been very involved with the whole process.






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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:24 am

Here's what I had going on with my pans. They will officially be done this Friday.






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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:27 am

And here's where we're at today. It is completely gutted and will be picked up this Friday and taken in for media blasting. Here it is this evening after a last hose-down bath.




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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:27 am

So when do you help? Those kids are doing all the work. Looking good Greg! It won't be long now.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:30 am

That's the beauty of having kids....legal slaves!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:31 am

Did you see the pics I posted on LBF?
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:33 am

Yeah. It's not that bad. We'll get it straightened out.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:35 am

Ok. Cool. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:41 am

maannn I wanted a rag top sooooo bad. oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:44 am

That is a good looking car!

and some good looking kids.

They must take after their mother!

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:46 am

lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:49 am

Mateo wrote:
That is a good looking car!

and some good looking kids.

They must take after their mother!

lol!

They do.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:53 pm

Hey, you've got cute kids too. Explain that one.......
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:35 pm

adoption maybe
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:35 pm

Wife cheated on him.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:35 pm

Floors look fantastic. They're the Wolfsburg West, right?
I hear they're really heavy gauge.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:38 pm

Yes, they're WW. I wont put anything else on the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:45 pm

Are you sure you wouldn't want to switch over to a IRS pan?
It's supposed to be a better ride. Or you could just weld the IRS section on that pan so that it can be registerd as a 63.
Dan isn,t yours IRS?
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:03 pm

No, IRS is the devil!

It's swing axle or no axle for me!

Keep it ol' school.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:21 pm

I see, you like it rough.
Enjoy the ride. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:53 pm

Properly set up, swing axle cars are perfectly comfortable. It's all that lowering everyone seems to think is so important that detracts from the comfy ride. I log tens of thousands on miles in my green 1963 and it's fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:34 pm

Bahabuggin wrote:
Are you sure you wouldn't want to switch over to a IRS pan?
It's supposed to be a better ride. Or you could just weld the IRS section on that pan so that it can be registerd as a 63.
Dan isn,t yours IRS?


No. Mine is also swing axle as it is a 1960.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:16 am

Not only is it swingaxle, it's a crashbox split-case. Dann's a hardcore motherf-cker!!

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