Resurecting my, no longer abanoned, retired and rusty old relic.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by bwalsh, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I'm not so sure I'm the guy to save it but I'm going to do it anyway. It's going to be a slow process but that's alright. I've got a few other projects I need to get done too. Plus I suffer from analysis paralysis with things I'm unfamiliar with and trying to figure out. It's terrible!

    I'm also thinking about updating my tetanus vaccination before I tackle the rust...
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  2. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous Supporter

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    Not sure if they were for protection from hitting your head on the dash or an "Oh Jesus" bar. But most ( I think) came from the factory with them
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  3. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I haven't looked into what purpose they served. It does looks a little ridiculous.
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  4. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Hmm, it would look marvelous with a cute bikini clad blonde's bare feet up there. Hair blowing in the wind.....
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  5. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    In high school I hung out with a guy that a pickup version and I remember that. I never knew what it was for either.
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  6. MrBob

    MrBob Undecided. Supporter

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    These were the basis of many a hippie van back in the day. So were the Ford Econolines - rugged and simple and inexpensive.
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Nice base. Of course you will need some replacement parts for the door frames, but still, not bad.

    Brings to mind my old Ford.
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  8. MrBob

    MrBob Undecided. Supporter

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    Righteous shag man.
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  9. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Squirrels get enraged when they see me naked

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    :lurk Following along
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  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The Seige of Gondor?
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  11. HYLYNDYR

    HYLYNDYR naewittyshitepostedere

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    Hobbit fan !
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  12. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Pist-n-broke

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    That rust isn't that bad.

    You'll do fine.

    Unless you can't weld, then you're hosed.
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  13. thumpism

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    Google can't give us everything but it can give us a suitable substitute.
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  14. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Cool project, subscribed!
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  16. small_e_900

    small_e_900 Amanda carried it

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    I had an A-100 in the mid 70's that someone gave to me.
    "The transmission or something fell out of it. The parts are in the back."

    I put a driveshaft in it and a week later, drove it from dirty Jersey to Los Angeles.
    I drove it for five years and then gave it to someone else.

    In LA, where you are what you drive, it might explain why I didn't get laid a lot.

    That bar across the dash was the answer to having a steel dash that was not padded.
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  17. JimVonBaden

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    I bought it used like that, in 1985. No idea what was on it.
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  18. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    I was wondering the same thing, I believe it's a "crash pad", an early attempt to provide dash padding, rather than design/build a new dash they just tacked on that pad for safety sake.
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  19. anotherguy

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    My father had a '66 window version with a slant 6 bought brand new. I spent much of my childhood seated on the engine cover sans seatbelt. Yet I'm still here. I've no idea how many miles it had on it when some drunken clown t-boned Dad and totaled it but it was at least a decade old and still going strong. I recall Dad was pretty upset about that. Looked just like this.

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  20. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic Super Supporter

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    I had a 69 chevy window van ,very similar style, that would spin doughnuts so easily you'd have thought it was part of its design.We used to fit 3 fullsized dirtbikes in it plus all our gear and ourselves.My foot would get sore from holding the gas pedal to the floor on trips.
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