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The Body Stays On This One Too, 1970 442 4 Speed Refresh, has morphed to a body off!

Old December 4th, 2018, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jensenracing77 View Post
Easy now, I am not worthy of being grouped with those guys or yourself. That truck is sure going to be nice!
B.S. I've seen your work.
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Old December 5th, 2018, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by costpenn View Post

Whoops - forgot the link to the resto thread on Ford Truck Enthusiasts
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...storation.html
There are no Fred Mandricks, Patton Glades, Eric Jensen, etc... doing a 73-79 Ford Truck restoration back to exact OE standards. The vast majority of these trucks are resto modded - it has been quite a learning experience.

Is the plan still to have the F-250 Truck at the Dallas AutoRama? If so, I will try to be there to see this thing in person.
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Old December 5th, 2018, 07:14 PM
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Hello up there (and when did you move from Halifax to Economy?)

I really do not know if the Mondello tool is in anyway a derivative of the GM tool. I called the guys at Mondello myself since the tool did not come with any specs and they told me all 455's should have .010 clearamce betwen the valve and the tip of the tool, Interestingly, 350's should the .035 - don't know if msybe the tool is also designed for other engines (307's etc) that have other assembled heights and that is why the tool does not touch the 455 engine tips,
Made for different engines explains it, I'm glad you called Mondello. You don't hear much discussion about this or the GM tool, considering it is a big help when redoing Olds heads.
Thanks for the info, very helpful.

As to your question, we sold our house in Halifax in April of last year and moved to our farm house in Economy, which we have owned since 2006. The deal was I got a new garage for leaving the city. Since then I purchased this 71 SX convertible and my wife purchased a one owner 87 Grand National that she saw arrive in her neighborhood when new. The garage is full already. You know Nova Scotia?

Current project. Pictures cover up a multitude of sins.
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Old December 6th, 2018, 11:10 AM
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Joe,
My '69 H/O has morphed into a body-off as well.
Just wanted to thank you for the photos, details, etc. regarding your project.
They're serving as helpful references for me.
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Old February 28th, 2019, 05:49 PM
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We did finally find the section needed thanks to a fellow CO member
Nickyloves442s - Thanks Nick!

How do you plan on grafting that piece in because it is part of the trunk and if you look for joining seam it pretty invasive?
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Old February 28th, 2019, 06:29 PM
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looks like fun to me!
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Old March 1st, 2019, 06:04 AM
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The truck turned out awesome.
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Old March 1st, 2019, 08:13 AM
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How do you plan on grafting that piece in because it is part of the trunk and if you look for joining seam it pretty invasive?
Scrappie, I don't know how they did it, but the body shop has already installed it - too bad they haven't done much else!
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Old March 1st, 2019, 08:18 AM
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The truck turned out awesome.
Thanks Eric. Hope you are enjoying life up there in OK. Going to start working on this car's parts again with a couple of weeks. Still have the exterior trim to straighten/polish, seat belts to evaluate, wiring harnesses to recondition, and a few misc. parts to work on such as wiper motor, condenser. David also has to get the interior ordered, and I'll need to do seat tracks etc...
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Oklahoma is fine, need to get out and spend some time with Bryan. I've been setting up the garage, sorting and cleaning tools, bought a kerosene heater that works awesome. Next is to give the car/s some much needed maintenance. Looking forward to reading more on your project progress.
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ok, thats a pretty common place for these cars to rust and I have same problem and got the same donor piece but yet to install. Ive been game planning and it doesn't look fun.
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