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    Semi-Pro Racer Paul B's Avatar
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    Great article here about the 1964 Holman Moody NASCAR Galaxie resto job

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1964...ie-rises-dead/

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    Most impressive part of the article to me was that he wanted period parts, not modern go fast, as his focus is Historic racing

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    Yes agree John that's the way I like to see these cars and appreciate them in their own era and period of technology. It sure is an impressive build.

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    yep, and he wanted it on the track , not sitting in his garage....................hint, hint.
    See you next weekend

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    I am copping a bollocking for my tardy progress this year and quite rightly so! We have had significant property movement going on behind the scenes, plus 1 month in Europe..... no excuses now though!

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    Here is another great video narration of NASCAR. It and hour long, better than watching TV though!

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    Great to spot on Facebook that Paul is back on this super project.

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    Thanks Rhys, Our relocation and trip overseas and some family matters took up a massive amount of time so sadly the car took "back seat" for a long while.

    Anyway back into it now, so I have been restoring the stainless steel bright work exterior trim, 55 years of dents, I needed to panel beat out and then polished. The roof rail trim and rubbers have been fitted
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    I have also restored and installed all of the window mechanisms oiled and regreased everything
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    And now fitted and adjusted all of the side glass, door rubbers and door strikers (I had to make some striker shims as the thicker fiberglass meant that the latch inside the door was set back into the door further)
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    I need to use longer screws to fit the door latch to the door to allow for the thicker fiberglass
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    The door gap rubber seal has passed the sheet of paper door close test and the doors seal very well

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    Looking very good Paul, can't wait, etc etc.

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    Thanks very much Bruce,
    I installed the rear window today with the new rubber and also polished the stainless trim inserts with cutting compound and calico wheel.
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    Beautiful job.

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