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Hi, I'm still working on the car (although not as fast as I had hoped). I have been stripping the paint to bare metal and then priming to get ready to lift the body off. There's still a couple areas of rusted metal that I want to fix before the body off. I don't like the idiot lights in dash and I don't want to have gauges hanging down under the dash. I also decided I don't really need a tachometer (I don't intend to do any high revs) or the clock (the radio will have a clock). I am attaching pics of my concept. As I get it going I'll post pics showing how I do it.
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I can see it's been almost a year since I've added to this post. We currently have no natural gas due to a recent "accident" in the greater Lawrence, MA area. We've been told we will not have gas back until at least the middle of November. I sort of stopped working on the car the last few weeks. I need to start preparing for winter and figure out an alternative to heat my home should the gas company not be able to meet their projected mid-November date.
Anyway. The body is off the frame and I worked on floor repairs. I also melted out all the lead at the body seams / joints. I found some poorly done repairs which then has almost 1/2" of lead applied over them. I found the metal rusted and missing under the lead in a few spots. My next step will be to start repairing those areas. I might have to try to figure out a way to get a little heat in the garage so I can still do something to it during the winter months. I'll attach a few pics here now.
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We've been told we will not have gas back until at least the middle of November. I sort of stopped working on the car the last few weeks. I need to start preparing for winter and figure out an alternative to heat my home should the gas company not be able to meet their projected mid-November date.

Steve it is hoped that the gas problem is solved soon
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Steve it is hoped that the gas problem is solved soon[/quote]

Thank you Dan, My house is 85 years old. The heat, hot water, stove and clothes dryer are all natural gas appliances. The 100 amp electric service panel is pretty full from previous owners just adding circuits and just running more wires throughout the house. I cannot convert anything to electric without first making good judgement assessment as to whether I would cause any overloading of circuits. Columbia Gas says they'll have me (and all my neighbors) back on-line by November 19th. As long as it doesn't get too cold I think we (my wife and I) can make it okay.
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