My 1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari build

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  1. justintiime

    justintiime Active Member

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    Its alive!

     
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    driver rear fender well is worse than expected
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    Patches have been made, and will be installed soon.

    New speaker is in the dash
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    Coolant overflow tank is in
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    8 Track is mounted. One set of ac vents will be bolted to it
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    Rest of the vents are temporarily installed.
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    No more glove box :(
    I would much rather have AC though
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    Next up, finish installing all AC ducts, finish installing gauges in dash, finish floor patches, POR15 the hell out if it all, install dynamat and interior and get some window tint.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Dame! Those are some crusty looking fender wells. Glad your fixing them. You're going to have a car that's better then new once you're finished. Keep up the good work and thanks for the updates.
     
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    Dynamat installed behind ac box
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    Fender patch started
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    Fender patch finished
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    POR15 applied to rusty areas
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    "shifter porch" installed
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    Interior was started to be installed today
     
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    Dynamat is all in
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    Side panels have fresh vinyl
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    fresh carpet going in
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    Bottom of door panels were repaired. yes, the window crank and door latch handles need to be reversed lol
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    Rear seat back is reinstalled
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    Main carpets for floor and rear tub are being sewn right now. Should be done monday or tuesday. Car is 99% done! Looks like I will be able to attend both shows I have planned in early June! :) :) :) :)
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That's exciting! Hope it's smooth sailing from here!
     
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    Got my vintage Pontiac gauge pod installed, with some modern gauges. I think it looks amazing! I will eventually pull the gauge pod off and paint it black to match the dash.

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    The dash in completely done now :)

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That looks good! :thumbs2:
     
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    Great looking build - I had a '66 Catalina wagon that I still kick myself for selling!!!
     
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    So I picked the car up today. It starts, drives, stops etc just as I had hoped. It cruises so nice! The coilover suspension is firm yet not bone jarringly rough. I love it!

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    I brought the car to my detailer for a full paint correction, and ceramic sealant. Look at the sneak peak I got...this car is going to look amazing when done!
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    I take it to a show next week. When I return, I will get the windows tinted and some advertisement placed on the car. Then its off to another show! Two years in the making :)
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Man, that things looks great as it is! You must be very pleased and excited. (I know I would be) two years isn't that bad. We've had a Mach1 in the shop for over three years now and it's still a long way from being done. I'm looking forward to future updates.
     
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    Congrats you can be proud of your build! Nice car and wheel combo, did you use Vogue Tires?
     
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    Window tint goes on next week

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    Man that's sharp - beautiful job!!!
     

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