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Lol, how true, pm me some pics of your Ď73, Iím currently waiting to hear back from CTC auto on some items Iím in need of.
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First, Thanks for the pic of your literature, I have some of those and need to hunt up some more.

Second, Thanks for the photo size you're using, it comes up nicely, well focused, and large enough to see detail clearly. Appreciate that!
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First, Thanks for the pic of your literature, I have some of those and need to hunt up some more.

Second, Thanks for the photo size you're using, it comes up nicely, well focused, and large enough to see detail clearly. Appreciate that!
Good to hear the pics are working. The original files are too large to upload....the site complains when I try to attach so U have been saving the selected photos to another spot on my computer and then resize them one at a time so they are under the limit. Wasn't sure they were clear enough so I am glad to hear is works okay on your end.

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The original files are too large to upload....
There's a way around that if you have a web site where you store your photos.. Instead of attaching them as files to your post, embed a link to where the full size images are. Like this: (Note: replace the < > characters in my examples with square brackets like this [ and this ])

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There's a way around that if you have a web site where you store your photos.. Instead of attaching them as files to your post, embed a link to where the full size images are. Like this: (Note: replace the < > characters in my examples with square brackets like this [ and this ])

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Thanks for the tip but I don't have a hosting site for my pics. I like the idea of uploading them here so they remain as part of the thread. I have come across many posts on various forums where the photo is no longer available and it pretty much renders that particular thread useless from that point on. I think I even saw that some people on the PY forum had to pay what they called a ransom to their photo hosting service to get access to their pics again. Although....it would be nice not to have to resize but I think I have a system down now...
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Day 3-Clear body and cut floors

Day 2 I messed with the convertible frame and checked to make sure it extended and folded well. There were a couple of flat bars that were bent up so I got them all straightened out and looking good. I referenced the 1968 Fisher Body Manual.....which I only have electronically so it wasn't shown in the group of books that I posted earlier. At any rate, the photos are super boring so I'll skip posting anything further about that day.

My son came over on Day 3 to help, which I really enjoy.....except he is always raring to go and I have to slow him down a bit. This is our 3rd frame off restoration together so I feel lucky to get father/son time doing stuff like this. I decided to let him remove the floor while I proceed to remove everything from the body that was bolted or screwed on. I prefer to replace floors with the body on the frame....just seems easier to me than trying to do it on a rotisserie. We use a plasma cutter to rough cut away the large sections and then we go back and carefully peel away the remaining sheet metal from the braces or anything that we want to keep intact. I crawled under the car with an 1/8" drill and made several holes where I wanted the cuts to be made. I then 'connected the dots' from above so my son wouldn't cut through the braces or anything else that we wanted to keep.

The trunk floor looked good from below but there were signs of "rust acne" on the RH side so I was anxious to see if I end up with swiss cheese when it comes back from the media blaster. Both quarter windows were busted so I used some glass that came from a donor car to mock up how all the parts work together. I figured this photo would help me when it comes time later to install the new windows.
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Father/son how great, man, Iím so jealous, your able to work and we are still dealing with cold temps, snow and right now we are almost 60 degrees out and itís been raining for almost 24 hours off and on and we have flooding in fields and ditches, and my project has been idled, benched and called off due to rain, lol ( trying to be funny )
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Doing same thing with my son now. We have a Southern California car that we are working on. It a 68 convertible/ A/C car and same color combo as yours , it's not a ram air and it's and auto with the his/hers . Looking forward to following your thread I just posted a few picture of my trunk ( we are learning as we go) but in no way doing a full restoration like you. Best luck and if you need any pictures mine is mostly original . Doug
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Father/son how great, man, Iím so jealous, your able to work and we are still dealing with cold temps, snow and right now we are almost 60 degrees out and itís been raining for almost 24 hours off and on and we have flooding in fields and ditches, and my project has been idled, benched and called off due to rain, lol ( trying to be funny )
Been super lucky with the weather lately....its been rainy and cold but only during the weekdays. The weekends have been in the mid to high 70's for the high temps so that is nice. I want to paint the car in the 75-85 temp range since I use a turbine sprayer and it heats up the air a little bit. If I wait too long and miss the weather window then I will have to use a traditional compressed air system....which works but has more risk since I have to filter, scrub and de-humidify the air supply. Turbine systems only need to worry about filtering the air.....oil and water are not an issue with those things.

I will try and get some pics of the 73 LeMans when I can.
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Doing same thing with my son now. We have a Southern California car that we are working on. It a 68 convertible/ A/C car and same color combo as yours , it's not a ram air and it's and auto with the his/hers . Looking forward to following your thread I just posted a few picture of my trunk ( we are learning as we go) but in no way doing a full restoration like you. Best luck and if you need any pictures mine is mostly original . Doug
Thanks for the offer....might need some help actually. Does your car have the speaker in the RH side of the rear seat back support? If so and its accessible, can you snap some pics showing how it's mounted and what the fasteners look like?

Also could use some measurements to locate the stainless trim on the interior door and qtr panels. From the pics I have seen....looks like the qtr panel trim is fairly level but the door trim rises as it approaches the dash. I presume this is to clear the vent window crank handle but I am not sure.

Not sure what stage your project is in but if you are planning to do some body work then I recommend you rest a straight edge against the qtr panels so you can see the compound curve that exists there. It's easy to bury that with filler and not realize it. Something I learned while I was replacing a quarter panel. Luckily I was able get access to some virgin cars and took some measurements so I could get the contours correct. Sorta dodged a bullet there...
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