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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:19 am

Looking forward to seeing her back on the road.

Is that a 67-68 Cougar peeking out of the garage?
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:16 am

autoarcheologist wrote:
Looking forward to seeing her back on the road.

Is that a 67-68 Cougar peeking out of the garage?

1968, 95K one owner as my wife's Mom bought it new. Need to work out the details of the title as she has passed and her Dad can't locate the original title Sad. Unfortunately, it sat in a different garage for 16.5 years and the top of the fuel tank rusted away. I've had it for about two years, and haven't done much with it yet....
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:50 pm

Still, what a great story, and a one family car. I'm sure with a little work it could be a runner again, I've saved much worse.

I almost inherited a 68 Mustang GT convertible in high school, but of course it didn't work out. But I was happy to have the '74 Valiant, at least I had transportation!
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:58 pm

As soon as my t56 is in my 94 wagon, she'll be getting a new stainless tank and the carb tumbled Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:56 am

As I pulled this thread up for reference on sound deadening for another thread, I'll throw out a quick update.

I swapped back in the 9C1 cluster as my boy had swapped it out to put in his new car (it sat on the workbench for two months and I claimed it), Replaced the front wheel bearings as they were getting pretty noisy, and some other general maint items.

Trying to figure out which color spray paint prior to WF as I will NOT have the t-56 done in time (haven't started and working on my bathroom still).

Leaning toward olive drab with the Flying Tigers shark mouth on the side or something WWII throwback kinda look for fun.

Also thinking trying to buy a single stage red and try spraying it myself...
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:09 am

My vote is for the WWII theme.
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:01 pm

Buy single stage olive drab and spray.
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:20 pm

Check out the Earlex 3500 HVLP spray turbine you can get various size brass spray tips for it for automotive paints and lagrer tips for plastic dip. Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:02 pm

Battleship Gray with big white numbers....

I'm thinking: USS RUBY CC69
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:06 pm

I thought about making a turret for the roof with a plastic laundry bucket and some schedule 40, lol

Jeff when I bought my compressor it came with a classic spray gun (not HVLP), so I'd most likely use that Wink


this is a little too big of a mouth and well beyond my painting abilities...

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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:53 pm

Took a little bit to notice the turret on the rear side of the van, I was thinking of a tank turret on the top! One of those could be mounted to the roof rack and taken off when going for a drive over 5 mph!
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:40 pm

Naval Camouflage

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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:24 am

Well I wnt in a different direction and no pics until Friday so I can surprise everyone.

For Robert and everyone else that will critique the 30 foot paint job. Bite me. I'm pissed off about how it went down (literally, how the paint went down). The body prep was rough and I I only had 150 grit so there are lots of scratches showing. It was windy and 88 degrees so it was hot and breezy which caused the paint to not go on right...... I did a much better job on Grimace and in less time.

It took 4 days to get the old paint off the hood as it was so bad I had to strip it clean and it still looks like ass as I didn't have time to skim and smooth it. At one point I made a command decision to change the primary color and the paint I got was shooting out like textured stuff despite what the labels said. I gave up and went back to the first color, but now the A-pillar is sort of textured as I simply have run out of time to fix it all.......It's a mad scramble between now and Friday to put it all back together again. It is what it is at this point. I hope I have time to at least clean the rims....

That said it looks GREAT from 25 feet away, lol
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:07 am

Idea for new Flamingo award. Idea "Best paint from at least 25ft.away."
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:59 am

Don't want to be accused of inventing categories where I'm the sure winner, lol

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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:36 pm

Can we at least see some pics?
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:59 pm

I would NEVER critique your work (to your face Wink )
It will be fine... no matter HOW bad it is.....
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:07 pm

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Can we at least see some pics?

Tomorrow night I'm sure some pictures will surface...
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:17 pm

Superior Finish wrote:
I would NEVER critique your work (to your face Wink )
It will be fine... no matter HOW bad it is.....

The Great Chalkboard of 2011 proves that.

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:50 am

Ive had the same frustrations on some paint projects.... lets see the photos. Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:38 pm

Okay here we go:









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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:52 pm

Looks sharp, it's amazing what paint will do for a car
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:02 pm

Its got that Celebrity Eurosport vibe to it. I dig it! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:29 pm

It started out as you can see in the first pic all red, but I really wanted to do a two tone and was thinking a white stripe or something. On my Home Depot run, I saw this satin brushed nickel and bought a can to test with. Once I sprayed a little on the back corner where the clear was gone, I thought It'd look better on top (like a Santa Fe locomotive). Also I didn't want to go below the cladding, as that paint was good, however, the rear bumper was burnt. The black popped into my head as Iwouldn't have to worry about the black section of the rear cover. Also I thought of the 80s Hurst Olds too.

I also was going to do the belt line both sliver and red, but that was way too much taping and waiting, so red was it. I did also think of red on the crossbars, but it wouldn't tie in with the rest of the red.

Only later did I realize I ripped off the A-team van color scheme as my daughter was watching Myth Buster A-team episode.

So I guess I need red rims, a push bar and a couple of fog lights lol
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:30 pm

Also the black sets off the stainless trim on the bottom
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:48 am

Pretty slick!! Just in time for your yearly Daytona track pic too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:17 am

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Pretty slick!!  Just in time for your yearly Daytona track pic too Smile

Only reason I did it, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:31 am

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It started out as you can see in the first pic all red, but I really wanted to do a two tone and was thinking a white stripe or something.   On my Home Depot run, I saw this satin brushed nickel and bought a can to test with.  Once I sprayed a little on the back corner where the clear was gone, I thought It'd look better on top (like a Santa Fe locomotive).     Also I didn't want to go below the cladding, as that paint was good, however, the rear bumper was burnt.   The black popped into my head as Iwouldn't have to worry about the black section of the rear cover.   Also I thought of the 80s Hurst Olds too.

I also was going to do the belt line both sliver and red, but that was way too much taping and waiting,  so red was it.   I did also think of red on the crossbars, but it wouldn't tie in with the rest of the red.

Only later did I realize I ripped off the A-team van color scheme as my daughter was watching Myth Buster A-team episode.

So I guess I need red rims, a push bar and a couple of fog lights lol
Hurst Olds was my second thought...lol
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:09 am

Looks great in the pics!! Nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:10 pm

looks good sorry I missed seeing it in person. jeff
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:40 pm

Well perhaps the new owner Greg will carry on this thread. She just left, had this one longer than any of the others. Bought 12/31/2007 sold 8/25/2017....almost 10 years.

Greg is a local INC member and has been wanting a wagon, so anxious to see what he does with it.
Gave him a whole cargo bay of spare parts with it too that I really didn't need, made him a smoking deal on it too, as code enforcement was on me for having a car in the driveway that wasn't registered.

Mind you there are still 7 vehicles in the driveway....
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:44 pm

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Gave him a whole cargo bay of spare parts.

= I got rid of a lot of crap
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:30 am

Crap,trash,treasure...All the same on this forum. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:20 pm

Car is being parted out Sad.
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PostSubject: Re: The Resurgence of Ruby    Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:08 am

Pausing again for another fallen wagon...Cue the taps... Crying or Very sad
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