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Any updates Allen? Anxious to see your progress!
I fired it up just yesterday afternoon. Took a little cranking to get the gas flowing but it fired right up. Stumbled around a little and I went back in the office to let everything warm up. Came back out, hit the gas, and smooth as silk.

I really need to just hire out the paint job but can't seem to afford a certain someone to come down from Canada to do it for me...

Thanks for checking in!!

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With too many irons in the fire I have decided to farm out the paint. I have someone coming to look at the car tomorrow...

Maybe put a conclusion to the 66 GT.

I had robbed the points and condenser from the 66 to get the 69 running and decided to put that all back in the 66. I discovered the 66 will NOT run without a rotor in place in the distributor...

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I have made a deal on the painting of the 66 GT. It will be out of the warehouse by weekend and will be painted when I get it back...

A bit excited...

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I would have made a deal sooner if I had known it would get this many likes...

The price tag quoted is $5,500 for those who are too shy to ask...

I'll post any updates and progress.

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I can't WAIT to see it.

I will probably hafta break down and start my own disassembly and body prep then get somebody to spray it for me. I can't afford $5k with growing boys and a shrinking house.

My 1st car...
'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
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•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
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Older son's 1st car...
'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Dealer A/C • Console
•Dual Exhaust • Power Steering

Younger son's 1st car...
'66 Nightmist / Blue & white deluxe coupe
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I would have made a deal sooner if I had known it would get this many likes...



The price tag quoted is $5,500 for those who are too shy to ask...



I'll post any updates and progress.



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Earl Scheib would do it for $29.95


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@silverblueBP I have thought about doing all I can to the boy's car and taking it to a MAACO in Columbus, Georgia to get a good driver paint job done. At least it wouldn't rust...
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Earl Scheib would do it for $29.95


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I could have saved a few bucks!!

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@silverblueBP I have thought about doing all I can to the boy's car and taking it to a MAACO in Columbus, Georgia to get a good driver paint job done. At least it wouldn't rust...
I was in auburn for the game this past weekend, just didn't have any time to get up with you...

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I was in auburn for the game this past weekend, just didn't have any time to get up with you...

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No prob! I was working. I'm working almost every home game Saturday this year.

Just yell any time you're going to be around.
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I would have made a deal sooner if I had known it would get this many likes...

The price tag quoted is $5,500 for those who are too shy to ask...

I'll post any updates and progress.

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Cheap!

Who’s spraying it,.......details please.

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Cheap!

Who’s spraying it,.......details please.
A friend of a friend who has been painting basically since high school but not full time during that whole time (mid 40's now). He has been doing cars over the past few years but his main gig has been doing the dent repairs for car dealers.'

My car is basically down to bare metal except in a few spots. So he is going to get the rest of the paint off and clean up the metal and then prime it with an etching primer. He will then do body work. The body is fairly straight, hood, doors, top, trunk and fenders. The passenger quarter I replaced so where I did the seam weld he will have to use a little filler, the drivers quarter he will earn his money own, it's needs a bit of work. Overall, I would say it's really good except the drivers quarter work that needs to be done. So the filler will go over the etching primer, he will then spray it with a primer (sounds like with high-build primer) and begin the blocking process. Once it's block sanded he will then prime it again and block once more. Once the body is to his liking, he will spray the color and clear coat. He will wet sand the clear and then apply two more coats of clear. He mentioned cut and buff in there somewhere but not sure at what stage that is done.

I let him set the price. I didn't haggle, didn't negotiate. He told me he thought it would take 120-130 hours and he usually charges around $50 an hour. He said he thought materials would be in the $600-$800 range (not sure if he already has some material and didn't factor it in as it had been billed on another job or how he does his figuring). He then gave me the $5,500 price. I didn't want him thinking that I had beat him up or got a better price out of him and have him cutting any corners. I think he discounted it a bit after telling me what he charges so I wouldn't haggle.

I am taking everything off (removed backup lights, GT exhaust tips and rings and trunk lock yesterday and only have door handles and locks left to take off) except the chrome trim at the roof above the doors. I will then load it on a trailer and deliver it him although he offered to pick it up as well. The front end is completely aparts and the fenders are off the car. He acted like he would probable remove the doors as well.

Any other questions let me know, I'll answer them if I forgot them in the above.

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Loading on the trailer tomorrow...

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Ex-wife,....."You drove how far for that thing?"
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Right on Allen! Hope it turns out as nicely as you want!
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I still remember a guy riding in the passenger seat grinning from ear to ear...some guy named Tommy.

He's welcome to ride in it again when finished...the drive it offer is still available also!!

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