Red Rocket

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  1. DJ Clinton

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    I almost went with chrome reverse rims. But it just didn't look right. Glad I went with the torque thrust rims. They just 'fit ' better.
     
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    I never liked reverse wheels. They just look, well, 'cheap.'
     
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    20190910_115439.jpg Finally got rid of the ugly van seats(one out so far)
     
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    Floor insulation going in.
     

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    Ordered new windlace. Supposed to come as one piece based on length ordered. Darn thing came in 4 pieces! Complaint call tomorrow.
     
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    20191120_112944.jpg working on headliner. Hard to stretch when its 32 in the garage.
     
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    Ranchero is coming right along
     
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    Use one of the ceramic space heaters...
     
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    20200317_191141.jpg 20200307_183622.jpg Rear window installed. Console ready to install.
     
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    One seat &rear panels in.
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    20200411_135809.jpg 20200411_133347.jpg Radio &seats in.
     
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    You’re a brave man with that yellow ——
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    20200615_173151.jpg Finally got the console permanently mounted(yes-it's square with the dash. Just doesn't look it in the picture). Also got the power window regulators in . Console contains 2 drink holders, window switches , emergency flasher switch, vacuum gauge & power panel.
     
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    Well crap! was on schedule to get back to Utah and work on the transmission-until the family there all tested positive for Covid. I guess all the parts will stay with me in Nevada for a while longer.
     
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    61 new windshield.jpg 61 new windshield.jpg Finally-the new windshield came in from China. Nice to be able to see.
     
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    Finally got something done. Replaced radiator with an aluminum one, replaced radiator hoses and installed a thermostat(it didn't have one). Also rebuilt the 2300 carb-doesn't leak anymore and now will idle smoothly at 800rpm. Next trip, maybe paint? (this living in 2 states is a pain sometimes).
     

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    20211104_123243.jpg I was bored since the car is in a different state, so I made some wheel cribs. Now I will be able to move around the next time I'm underneath. They will give me another 15".
    I dumpster dived where they are building new homes-free wood!
     
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    "Dumpster Diving and You." A title for every DIY car guy.
     
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    Finally! After a long dry spell, I was able to do something on 'Red Rocket'. Tailgate painted. A little orange peal, but not bad. Doesn't show in the pic, but it is actually flame red. I head back to Utah (where the truck is) next week. Maybe I'll get ambitious & get the final primer on. Paint? Maybe. I checked with the few local shops that will do a total paint & they are at least 6 months out & won't even guarantee that. Since I just want a 'daily driver' paint job, think I will just do it myself .
     

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    Hot Rod magazine did a rustoleum with a roller paint job a few years back. I wouldn't do it or recommend it (especially on one of our precious Rancheros), but it wasn't ghastly bad. Maybe on a badly weathered daily driver commuter car.

    But the prep work is the killer, and there was just as much of it on that one.
     

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