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Username Post: My '39 Master Deluxe Coupe        (Topic#357502)
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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05-31-20 04:50 PM - Post#2795341    
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Darn it! I went into the shop last evening and the headliner material around the top of the back window was loose and hanging in the air! I glued it all around with 3M headliner glue, but it didn't hold. It's the only area without a tack strip, and I suspect it should have one, but no idea.
It has a tack strip along the top of the windshield opening, and I stapled and glued it there, and that held great. Asked about on the rear, but didn't get any response.
So today I came up with my own fix. I sat down in the back with a 1/8" drill bit, and a bunch of 1/8" pop rivets, and set off to drill and rivet the headliner to the metal structure around the frame. Put a rivet every few inches and twice as close in the corners.
This seems to be holding great, and once the weatherstrip is in place it will be even better! I would have simply made a tack strip, but no idea where it would mount and not interfere with the weatherstrip? No signs of where one could have been, but shop manual says the headliner gets "glued and tacked around the window", so must have had something?
Clean up day tomorrow again! Even with not bodywork, it seems to be covered in dust. Rolling it outside tomorrow, and doing a deep cleaning, which means I'll get wet as I plan to scrub the engine bay, frame rails, and everything I can reach! It all looks like 10 years of accumulated dust!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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06-01-20 03:01 PM - Post#2795415    
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Cleanup day. Pulled the coupe into the driveway and mixed up a bucket of suds. Sprayed it off with the air hose everywhere first, and then washed it down and scrubbed with bristle brush. Lots of overspray on the newly painted frame rails, so scuffed them and shot another coat of gloss black engine enamel.
After that I remembered I forgot to install the lap belts I got, so removed the bolts on the seats and installed the belts. Cleaned up inside and out, and touched up black paint wherever. The engine survived the build without much dirt, so a quick dusting, and hose down got it looking good again.
Decided I'm just going to leave it in primer for the summer unless I find somebody who can paint it reasonably and then I'll have it done.












1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
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Loc: Napa, Ca USA
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06-01-20 09:36 PM - Post#2795444    
    In response to 1971BB427

Looks great. Glad you are about done with the build.

29-41, 42-48, 49-54 Moderator
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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06-02-20 08:15 AM - Post#2795463    
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  • Keith_Knox Said:
Looks great. Glad you are about done with the build.



I've always got mixed feelings when I near the end of a build. It's great to be done, but I love most of the build process. But I'm also one who finds it tough to sit still, so I'm always looking for something else to do.

My speakers finally got delivered by UPS late yesterday, so I can cut them in, and do the last panel today. The trunk divider has been sitting here waiting on speakers to install, and finish interior.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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06-02-20 06:29 PM - Post#2795509    
    In response to 1971BB427

Got the speaker system done, and the divider panel covered and installed. So interior is completed now, other than a good cleaning as usual.








1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
06-03-20 05:15 PM - Post#2795592    
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Ha! Nothing to this glass installation! Got bored this afternoon and knowing I had this nifty glass suction cup tool, I thought I'd give the rear glass a try. I put the weatherstripping on the glass, but it kept falling away on the bottom. So duct taped it to the glass at bottom center to hold it. Then used 12 awg insulated electrical wire in the rubber channel as a pull cord, and sprayed soap all over the weatherstrip.
Using this suction cup tool to hold it in place, I began pulling the wire and the rubber lip pulled right over the opening! When it got to the end the window popped into place perfectly! I was surprised how quick and easy it was. Maybe a few minutes total to install it. Piece of cake. Gonna try the windshield halves next, and maybe get this all done sooner, and save $300. They wanted $125 just for the back window.




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
Member #189 Moderator and "18th Year" Gold Supporting Member
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Keith_Knox
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06-03-20 05:51 PM - Post#2795593    
    In response to 1971BB427

Good luck with the front ones.

29-41, 42-48, 49-54 Moderator
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
06-04-20 08:26 AM - Post#2795643    
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  • Keith_Knox Said:
Good luck with the front ones.



Thanks Keith! Might be a few days until I try it. Have a buddy who asked me to help him swap out the rear axle in his '57 Chevy pickup. We pulled an 8.8 disc brake limited slip axle the other day at the wrecking yard. So going over tomorrow and set it up under his truck, and weld some new perches on. Then he can get his driveline reworked, and do the rest the install himself.
Maybe try the front glass by Sunday or Monday?


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


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