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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:28 pm

See it Sunday???? You bringing a photo album??.....or wait maybe one of those white science project boards with all the cut out sheet metal attached and pointers showing where they all came from.....or did you build a model of how it is "GONNA BE" when complete!!! LOL just razzen ya!!! Cant wait to see it. Breck
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:33 pm

I was messing around in the garage today and thought this was kinda interesting. Check out these factory markings...



And then check these out. As best as I can tell, it says L LL followed by either NA or IVA and then Mavio ole Lump at the bottom. I've never seen anything like this. Anybody know what any of this means?







At any rate, I think it's pretty cool. I will probably mask this area off and keep it when it comes time to paint. I'll just leave this area alone.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:35 pm

I also got the front beam off. The pan is now loaded in the back of my pickup and I'll be taking it over to Jason tomorrow so he can weld up a loose clutch cable tube for me. After that, it goes straight to the sandblaster. Cool





And then look at what I found in the tunnel. How does that even happen? It's a 1985 cassette tape by The Outfield. I wonder how long it's been in there. Laughing



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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:43 pm

Ive been looking for that

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:07 pm

You seem like an Outfield kinda guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:41 pm

Ok, so can't you just imagine it's 1985. Just got the new Outfield tape. My bug being driven around and this song blasting away, ragtop folded back. Good times.

It's official. I will blast this song on the car's first drive!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4N1iwQxiHrs#t=35s
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:15 am

Amazing what you find in these things.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:47 pm

Just came across this post and wanted to say awsome job looks great cant wait to see more pics . Dion ...
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:19 pm

Raise the tranny, cut the axles for 10 inch slicks, weld in a cage, cut and angle the tunnel...

Oh wait, my bad...

Looks awesome Greg and I love the color your gonna use.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:00 pm

Thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:36 pm

silvertonguedevil wrote:
I've never seen anything like this. Anybody know what any of this means?



UT OH!!!! TIME TO PULL OUT THE SPANISH ENGLISH DICTIONARY!!!!! study affraid lol! scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:45 pm

Those grease pencil marking are inspection markings from the factory. very nice.

Someone probably threw that tape in there wondering when, if ever, it would be found.

You should wipe it off and play it.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:24 pm

Kyle, you crack me up. I know how those markings got there and I've seen inspection markings before but all of the writing on the inside of the door seems excessive in comparison to what I've seen over the years. I was wondering if anybody had seen anything like this before and if anybody knew what it all meant.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:28 pm

Redrum! Redrum!
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:22 am

I know what the markings mean.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:00 am

Wouldn't you like to know?

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:48 pm

Wow, I've been slacking! I took these last weekend at the VW Invasion show.

Here's some pics of Oscar's first car show!!





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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:06 pm

Very cool. I was wondering if that was yours. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:13 am

How much longer are they going to have it?

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:37 pm

It's supposed to be wrapped up soon. I'll let you know.
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:39 pm

You better. By the way I have a new bottle of scotch.

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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:44 pm

Mmmmm.....
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:52 pm

My folks came into town this week so I took dad by Jason's shop yesterday. Jason's really close to having things wrapped up. In fact, he said I should have the car sometime next week.

I spent some time today getting my metal fuel line inside the tunnel unclogged. I wanted to work on this before it gets sandblasted or painted. Whatever it was that was in there, was IN there. I poked at it from both ends with wire, I used WD-40 and carb cleaner and poked some more. I used a 1/8" cable on a drill and I finally got through it. An hour and a half later, this black crud shot halfway across the garage! I kept running the cable through it and spraying carb cleaner through it until I had clean fluid coming out. I'm stoked because I didn't want to replace it. It actually looks to be in great shape! Score!
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PostSubject: Re: Greg's '63 Ragtop project    Wed May 02, 2012 10:50 pm

Yay! Oscar's home!! cheers

Jason sent me a text yesterday and told me that he would be ready to be picked up. I'm really happy to have him back in the garage.

I'm very grateful for the level of work Jason did and I feel fortunate to have someone with his kind of talent live in our back yard. I now have a rust-free car!!

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