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Frenchy Dehoux
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« on: February 01, 2018, 06:57:50 AM »

 I decided to do some work on my 66  while waiting for parts for my customer's car . Making a cut on the opposite side of the pedal assembly so next time i need to replace the clutch cable would be easier and also made a cover for it. Also installing a new fuel line through the pan tunnel and also making inspection covers for them too. I have rubber mat covers to install over these area and will not be seen.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 07:47:02 AM »

very clean!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 16:36:18 PM »



    Thank You the pan was powder coated now waiting for Buddy Hale to call me so I can take the car back for him to wet sand and buff the car .

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 22:17:37 PM »

looks nice as always Frenchy. Looking forward to watching the car go together.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 18:14:31 PM »

Looks great, makes me want to take my 64 totally apart and redo it so it looks like one could eat off it again.  LOL.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 06:52:21 AM »

  Today i decided to cut for an inspection plate below the rear window tray area so I can adjust the clutch cable and feeding the throttle cable and possibly installing the starter . First two pictures is showing where i will make my cuts.

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 06:55:35 AM »


 These next two pictures are after I made my cuts and this will have an inspection cover once done .

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 00:48:32 AM »

Hi Frenchy, Looks outstanding, I read you will use rubber mats so these inspections plates will not be seen.  So no Dynamat or sound inhibitors ? I just spent the last two weekends covering everything. Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 04:11:01 AM »


   I am going and use the panel that I had cut and make a metal frame around it 1 inch wide and weld the piece I had cut and tack weld it on the back side on the frame . I'll post pictures when i am done with it.


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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 16:40:00 PM »


  This past Friday February 16th Buddy Hale told me to bring the 66 back from hibernation he wanted to have the paint cure before bringing it back for him to wet sand the car and buff !! Buddy told me wait until you see this car done I told Buddy you are the Master !!!

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2018, 16:42:14 PM »


 Here few more angles you can also see the cut out below the rear window for access to the clutch cable adjustment etc !!!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 04:12:38 AM »

Wow Frenchy! Buddy nailed it!
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2018, 10:37:47 AM »

That's looking lovely, can't wait to see it finished
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2018, 15:52:08 PM »


    Thank You !!! My goal if I get the car done in time I would like to bring it to the Bug In this year held in Fontana June 3rd for the 50th Anniversary !!


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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 16:46:20 PM »

Beautiful!  Looking forward to seeing more progress pictures!
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2018, 15:59:30 PM »


  I forgot to post pictures of the car before we started this project !!

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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2018, 16:03:19 PM »

   Another shot !
  
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2018, 16:06:37 PM »


  A shot of the pan !

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2018, 23:24:33 PM »

Looked like a great base to start with!
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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2018, 05:06:32 AM »


   Buddy Hale and I took a walk around the 66 last week and I had pointed out some of the issues I had seen on the 66 after it was painted keeping in mind that Buddy did not do the body work on this car it had been done when I bought it and when the car is in primer very hard to see any imperfections such as small waves and small pressure dents etc .... So Buddy decided it would be best if we were to go around and pencil in all the issues I had seen and re block the body in the area and or re do some of the body work. As Buddy told me let me handle this and when we are done with it it will look like it should be my way is the best way to do it . All I had to do is to listen to the master at work.

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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2018, 05:08:11 AM »


  A few more shots !!

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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2018, 05:09:37 AM »

  And a few more !!

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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2018, 05:11:43 AM »


  Other areas !!
 
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2018, 18:43:47 PM »

Too bad it was after the paint was applied that the imperfections showed, but at least its getting taken care of!

Very excited to see the remainder of the build.

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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2018, 22:12:10 PM »

definite bummer! but now is the time....glad you are doing it right (of course you would...) I would have done the same thing, it would have drove me crazy not to. I am looking forward to watching the progress.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2018, 06:47:24 AM »


   Everyone that has seen the type of work that has come out of that shop is just unbelievable . I will post more pictures later on Friday i will be going back to the shop and take more pictures of it.

 
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2018, 18:19:07 PM »

You have, for a long time Frenchy, set a good example for the rest of us to follow . . . And now again . . . redoing the job to make it correct! Thank you for the inspiration!  Cool
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2018, 18:43:24 PM »

My black 57 ragtop was painted by Pete Santini back in 1984, after it sat around for a few months I had a few spots I wasn't happy with (including the rear apron like yours). I took the car to Becker's Bug House in Orange and they fixed the spots for me. I never regretted doing that. I have seen a lot of cars Buddy Hale has done and they are all amazing!
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2018, 07:29:11 AM »


   I am very excited to get this one done and it will be done right all old school too !!

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« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2018, 08:51:20 AM »

 A few more pictures as of today taken at Type 1 Restoration Buddy Hale !!!!!!


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