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  • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

    I'm sure for less than $300 worth of hassle, I can modify the underside of the steel hood - it's full of rodent home remains around the latch and is swiss chees in a few areas anyway..... what's a few more cuts and welds?
    There's always something new to learn.

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    • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

      Be careful when welding on the hood you might catch the rodent homes on fire
      http://bangshift.com/forum/showthrea...-Mercury-Capri (neglected)
      http://bangshift.com/forum/showthrea...river-Drag-LSR (whipping boy)
      http://tv1.bangshift.com/forum/showt...-Flip-this-car! (for profit?)

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      • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

        Good point - it would smell great too I'm sure....
        There's always something new to learn.

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        • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

          Stick your shop vac over the largest (or closest to the mouse nest) hole, fasten securely with duct tape, and then hit all the smaller holes with your air hose several times.

          Makes for smaller inner hood structure fires, which, while entertaining to observers, will eat up valuable build time!

          (burning mouse urine = )
          Last edited by STINEY; March 14th, 2012, 11:45 AM.
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          • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

            That reminds me of getting up under the bow of the ski boat and grinding the fiberglass and rotten floors out - I duct tapped the shop vac hose to the vent holes in the bow to keep a steady suction of dust coming out of the confined space into the shop vac.... it sort of worked. I didn't have to deal with mouse urine on that job - but surely there was mold in all that "flotation foam" that held water so well.
            There's always something new to learn.

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            • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

              And I am reminded of another job I have been needing to do........
              Whether you can or can't, you are usually right.
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              • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                I'm ready to return.....
                HRPT LH- 09,10,11,12
                DW- 12
                "Stay thirsty my friends"
                The worlds most interesting man

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                • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                  After a weekend out of the shop, I got back over there tonight for a little while and did some more brainless paint removal - felt good to accomplish something concrete after spending another frustrating day at the office. Along with the hood I got more paint off down low on some other panels with the car up on the hoist.

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                  Good luck shined on me - I was picked for one of the 60 pumps in 60 days promo from Holley -

                  So - the question is - red blue or black?

                  Should I go big and get the black one since it's the only one compatible with alcohol fuels and gasoline?
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                  Last edited by milner351; March 19th, 2012, 07:03 PM.
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                  • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                    Lookin good man!!
                    HRPT LH- 09,10,11,12
                    DW- 12
                    "Stay thirsty my friends"
                    The worlds most interesting man

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                    • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                      Those dark spots are surface rust - with some pitting - should I soak with rust disolver, then POR? I feel sorry for you Matt - there's not a straight panel on this whole car - sure you don't want to just leave it in primer this year?
                      There's always something new to learn.

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                      • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                        Get the black.
                        I'm still learning

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                        • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                          Thanks Bob - that's the way I've been leaning, I was hoping someone with experience would chime in - been a long time since I bought an electric fuel pump, the ranger had one on it and it worked fine so I left it there.

                          I will have to run a regulator with the black, I plan on running all new steel 3/8" line from the new tank forward.

                          Looking at the selection chart - the blue with the regulator maybe the best choice for my current set up - but it's not alcohol compatible.

                          The black is recomended for a 1/2" inlet - no way I'll make that work with the factory tank set up that I already have new.
                          Last edited by milner351; March 20th, 2012, 07:33 AM.
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                          • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                            In other news - the miller 180 is on it's way, I thought about it for a long time and decided to stick with the blue team. The HTP has some nice features, and I was intrigued with the weight of it (more copper components) and the wide range of wire speed, but couldn't wrap my head around being locked into ordering parts on line. I can stop at a number of local places to get miller parts in a pinch when I need them.
                            There's always something new to learn.

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                            • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                              Congrats on getting picked by Holley, that's pretty cool. Do you have to do anything special in return for them?

                              That factory "scoop" on the falcon hood looks intesting......like maybe it could "grow" a couple inches if needed.....
                              Whether you can or can't, you are usually right.
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                              • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                                Stiney our minds are once again on the same wavelength - if additional clearance is needed - it maybe tricky - but I will attempt to section the scoop up an inch or two while keeping proportions in line. The trick will be the chrome trim that bolts on it now - that will likely have to go away - or be on the top with an opening underneath.
                                There's always something new to learn.

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                                • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                                  Those dark spots are surface rust - with some pitting - should I soak with rust disolver, then POR? I feel sorry for you Matt - there's not a straight panel on this whole car - sure you don't want to just leave it in primer this year?
                                  Sheet metal will go wherever I tell it too...with some persuasion of course. Dents and rust dont scare me,....You should see this Camaro I picked out of the swamp, oh wait...... we are good brother!
                                  HRPT LH- 09,10,11,12
                                  DW- 12
                                  "Stay thirsty my friends"
                                  The worlds most interesting man

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                                  • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                                    Milner this was the top on my Torino rusted and pitted I tried everything shy of sand blasting to get it off nothing worked.

                                    Until I tried Rust Remover Gel from Advanced Auto Parts and 180 grit sandpaper put the gel on let it set and before you take it off take the sandpaper and sand it and it will come off it may take a second coat.

                                    This is what the top looks like now and this is still in bare metal.

                                    If you try this method I hope it works for you. Good Luck!
                                    Greg & Mendy
                                    Dayton, Ohio
                                    2007LH 2008LH 2010LH 2011LH 2012 1st 2 stops 2013LH
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                                    • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                                      Cool - thanks Greg!

                                      I have some similar product but I don't think it's gel, it's more of a liquid. Your results look amazing!

                                      According to Fedex tracking the miller180 is in perrysburg OH, should have it tomorrow!
                                      There's always something new to learn.

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                                      • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                                        You'll love your miller 180.

                                        Do wear a good dust mask if you sand the gel off..... personally I'd use a hazmat suit - that stuff gets into your pores or lungs and you'll personify the statement "man on fire"
                                        It only takes one aweshit to erase a dozen attaboys

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                                        • Re: 62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

                                          Maybe time to get new filters for my good mask. I've been using a regular dust mask when sanding off the paint.

                                          The 180 should be delivered today, yaho! Now to get the time to use it!
                                          There's always something new to learn.

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