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    Mark, I just noted in the above thread regarding Right Guard that you mentioned you were in the Coast Guard. I understand that you have to be over 6' tall to be in the Coast Guard because if the ship sinks you can wade ashore. As an ex Navy guy I am just trying to verify.

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    Looks damn good Dan.

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    Had to wipe the drool off my keyboard before I could comment.

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    Really nice work on that trim Dan. The car looks great too.

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    Dan,

    That is going to be one very nice car when it is finished. You are both doing great work.



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    Thanks - my payment is usually a Hamburger at our Sat lunch gatherings (now outdoors). One of the guys says he's going to get me a T-shirt with Popeye's buddy Wimpy on it saying - will work Tuesday for a burger today or something or other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Reynolds View Post
    Mark, I just noted in the above thread regarding Right Guard that you mentioned you were in the Coast Guard. I understand that you have to be over 6' tall to be in the Coast Guard because if the ship sinks you can wade ashore. As an ex Navy guy I am just trying to verify.
    Off topic Sam, but guess that may be true, but it was better that why the Navy hauls Marines around on their ships!





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    Some more pictures while he had the car out yesterday preparing to mount the hood and slide in the front seat. Just about finished with the last of the trim - I have to finish some black accent trim on the headlight bucket pieces.

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    Looking good Dan. It looks as if you are beginning to get to the end of the job. Post pictures and a video of the first drive.

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    Finally got a few photos of the mostly finished 63 427 Galaxie today. Lacks hubcaps being installed and he's having a problem getting brake lights to work so he has been working on them - car isn't cleaned up at the moment - thus hand prints and smudges scattered around. Not a concours restoration. A few chrome pieces and glass pieces that really should be replaced but he was wanting a driver, cruise-night car to have some fun with.

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    Looks damn nice in the pictures Dan. He should be proud of it.

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    I'm kind of partial to all the aluminum and SS shiny bits.
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    As you should be.

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    Looks pretty good to me as is.

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    The owner Jerry, has restored more cars than I could ever hope too or would have the patience for. But one more winter project on the “mighty Galaxie” as he calls it is to loosen and readjust the front end this winter. When we installed the hood and started trying to adjust it, it was not falling into place right. After we got frustrated with uneven gaps and such we finally stood there awhile and just stared at it. Finally, not really wanting to ask this I said, Jerry when you put these fenders and the radiator support on, did you square the opening corners? This is a huge hood. He hesitated a bit and finally said no, no I didn’t. I had so much trouble getting the sides parallel I figured they had to be right. He said those fenders are really hard to install and just don’t adjust or move very well. He got it as good as he could but the front of the hood is short on one side to the fender front and long on the other - thus, this winters project. A car Restoration is never finished.
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    Dan,

    It looks really nice as it is and the hood won't be noticed by most people. And that will give him and you something to do over the Winter. Those pieces are really large and it is hard for one person to hold them and make sure they are just right.

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    Yes, I forgot to mention the inner fenders too - he said by the time you got all the bolts started in the inner and outer fenders, the core support and the firewall, trying to move (more like shove) it around was very difficult. I’m sure Ford assembly line workers must have used a lot of muscle power and pry bars to assemble these things.
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    I'm betting they had an alignment jig to do it for them.

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