late model hemi into early b bodies

1962 - 1965 Mopars

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    The VA confirmed that I have a catarac, and now I get to see specialists in San Francisco due the the major injury suffered to my eye. They are gonna remove the lens and put another one in, but I'll have a team of specialists standing by incase things go south. The good news is I got a new set of seat covers for my bucket seats on ebay for cheap, too bad the rear were for a vert..oh well, cant get everything in life.
     
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    Good Luck Zack, I'll be praying for your speedy recovery.
     
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    Best of luck with the surgery. I will be heading to CA. around the end of the month, how far are you from Oceanside CA.?
     
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    Thanks Joe Nopar, I look forward to "seeing" again. It's been damn near 20 years since the injury happened in Sinai, Egypt.

    Tin, I'm about 4 to 5 hours north of Oceanside, nice place to surf!!!

    I managed to get the fenders redone, and then got the tops of the hood, scoop, and trunk lid done also. They turned out much, much better. I managed to get a few runs on one fender, and had to pick out a fly on the hood. I'm gonna toot my horn , this paint job is absolutely perfect.....when you look at it at night!!!! lmfao!!! I decided that when I shoot the car again, if the roof gets any runs or imperfections, it will get a black vinyl top. I'll post pics of what I did on Monday.
     
  5. Darius

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    Best of luck on the surgury Zack. When is it all goin'down?
     
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    Just found out today they are gonna slice my eye Oct. 25. They wanted to do it tomorrow, but I need more tie to make arrangements for the rugrats. I'm stoked that I will see again, and probably want to kick the guys a$$ that painted my car, lol!!!

    Speaking of which I'll post some pics......
     
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    And here they are....I just took these, and it's dark outside.

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    Must of missed it what scoop were you going with? Looks like the perfect size cut out for a 3barrel intake lol
     
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    The hole is for a 8-71 BDS blower,lol. It's a max wedge scoop. With the engine installed I have jusr enough clearence for the intake. Hopefully the air going across it will help cool the intake charge ever so slightly.
     
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    Got the scoop mounted today and the instrument panel painted. Also picked up a steering column cover for 5 bucks at the Mopar show in Madera yesterday, and wouldn't you know it, I found my original in a box sitting on the shelf. I guess I have a spare now. Also my seat covers for the front buckets showed up on Friday, I tell you Legendary does some fine work, now I got to get some for the rear to match the front, I'll see them in Van Nuys at the end of the month so I will order them there.
     
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    Newly refurbished dash pad is on, gauges are next and then I'll post some pics.
     
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    Nice, That is always badass. Can't wait for the pictures.
     
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    I haven't had any time to do much on the car. I got my new door panels in from Legendary, friggin' nice, and roof rail seals will be in tomorrow. Everytime I look at the paint job I did, I just want to vomit and start over. So my dad made a sugesstion, see what the guy who did his Challenger would charge to shoot the paint, so I got off work early today and stopped by his shop. This is the same guy that did my passenger fender, so I asked the 64,000 dollar question, his reply was 6 hours at 55 an hour to shoot the car in my paint (single stage). He got the job, so next week we set up a time for me to bring him the car. This will give me time to re-block it for him and I'll have a paint job that will look good in the daytime, not just at night, lol! So I'm excited to get that going, it's a load off my mind.

    I did learn how to do painting, so it's not a total waste of money and time. I did my best, but in the end, it really wasn't something that I would be proud of. I wouldn't change the outcome of the bad paint job, cause in the endI gained some experience and you gotta start somewhere.
     
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    Sounds like there's light at the end of the tunnel and with it comes a sense of relief.....good to hear 5.7.
     
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    I got to say it made my day knowing that I can show off the car in the daylight. I'm gonna budget for 8 hours and hopefully that will include panel aligning, if not, I got some friends that will help get it done.
     
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    Hey Zack
    Just wanted to say I will be thinking about you on Monday. Best of luck with the surgury.
     
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    Thanks Darius, but the surgery got moved to late nov. and so the waiting game begins.
     
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    Almosr got her finished sanded this weekend, She goes for paint in about 2 weeks. I'm so look ing forward to dropping her off so I can take a break for a while. The panels should be laser straight after all the blocking that has been done, bit I'll find out after the paint is done, crossing fingers, toes and if I had both eyes, I would cross them to, lmao!!!
     
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    It's good to see you've managed to retain a sense of humor Zack, it'll all be over before you know it.
     
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    I'm sure it will be nice....
     
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