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Old 08-01-2007, 12:31 AM   #11
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Re: Started - Vintage Wayne Tailgater

Or it will give them lots of windows to throw rocks at. Best of luck with that.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:23 AM   #12
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All of the windows are already broken out. That's why we didn't use it in the first place. We could never find a windshield. They could beat on the sheet metal. It could happen. It's on a decently well travelled road though. I don't think that most of the visitors are that bad. We'll see.


We got the mount straightened and got the driveshafts installed today. Tires aired up. Fuel filter installed. Hopefully the radiator will make it here tomorrow. All we need to do is put in some gear oil, some gas tank treatment, gas, and a radiator and we're ready to roll out.
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Re: Started - Vintage Wayne Tailgater

Can we get an mp3 of it running with the open headers?
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:20 AM   #14
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That would be fun. I'll see if my camera will pick it up. Hopefully it will still be light when we get the radiator in and going.

We flat towed the '58 to the new property. While going down the road, I could see a reflective tag on the side of a car waiting to turn. Uh oh. We rolled past the car as he waited to turn, our direction. We rolled to a stop at the light and up came the popo. He didn't even give us a second look. Whew. That was a little of a pucker moment. Then backing it in at the property.... I got to experience a 48 point turn. At least it's done. Buses that don't move under their own power make for difficult projects. It's not like my old Landcruiser where I can just get a group of buddies and push it around the driveway, or even up on to a trailer.
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:04 PM   #15
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Well the '64 drove to the muffler shop under it's own power last night. The floor access panels were removed and it was REALLY loud inside, but it actually wasn't that loud around the vehicle. I did take some pics and vids, I'll get that stuff posted.
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Re: Started - Vintage Wayne Tailgater

I would have loved to has seen the flames popping out of those headers when you let off the gas on the way to the muffler shop.

What did you flat tow that thing with? Vehicle? Towbar? BRAKES?
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:59 AM   #17
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I have a Chevy Duramax 4x4 CC. The same one in the pictures, from when we trailered the '64 down from IL. We just went about 40. It was easy to stop. The towbar was borrowed from a friend. He uses it for his Bronco.
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The exhaust is done. Real quiet now. This weekends plans include getting the lights, horn and whatever else working that is needed to get it inspected. Hopefully the seats will come out and the roof will get painted also.
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The paint is done. We ended up going with Olympic Alkyd from Lowes. They tinted it in Aggie Maroon. We used 1.5 gallons on the roof, almost 4 gallons on the sides, and maybe a pint or two on the window touchups. We started with taping off the top and spraying it first. Then we taped off the windows and covered the top to paint the sides. Then we came in by hand and cut around the windows. Unfortunately it rained both days that we did most of the painting. It rained about an hour after the white and we had just finished the last coat (3 total) on the sides and it started coming down. It dulled the paint quite a bit. It's still soft a few days later. Hopefully it will harden up well with a few days of good sun. Overall it's not an "auto quality" paint job at all, but for less than $300, it does the job for an old beater tailgating machine. It definitely made it look a lot better. We still have to go back and patch a lot of rust holes... someday. I'll get some pictures posted. Headlights, tail lights, and wiper wiring and we should be ready for inspection. Got it insured today. $99/6 mo. for liability. It's like my motorcyles. Awesomely cheap. Need to get it weighed, inspected, and print out a few pictures to get it registered. We're still hoping to tailgate with it this weekend. We'll see how the next 36 hours go.


On a side note, we had some fun cleaning out the paint sprayer tonight. Turns out that they make a badass flame thrower if you run some paint thinner through it, across a flame. Who would have known? We have some good video and pics. I'll post those up too.
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As another side note, the headlights were indeed busted out of the '58.
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