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About morgieporgie

  • Birthday 04/03/1985

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  1. Thanks Jim! Ugh, my "painter" and I have had many discussions. An addition to the list of things my wonderful dad has done is - paint the car. We built a paint booth in the backyard (yes, in north Arlington!), and even though I asked him to wait, since I'm slightly more detail oriented, he painted the car while I was at work one day... then took the booth down. There is a lot of overspray, and he missed spots! I was not pleased, but hey, it's painted. I was able to touch up the spots that were missed, but the overspray... yeah. Eventually we will get it professionally done, but for now, it's yellow and I'm happy (and it was super cost effective!).
  2. Looking for the knee trim for the doors, both sides. This is the lower trim, chrome and rubber. Thanks!
  3. Jeez, it's been a little while! Things have been progressing slowly, mostly because the barn I manage has been eating all my free time. And no, I didn't make it to At the Vintage. I wanted to, but life got in the way, unfortunately. Here's to next year! My dad is a wonderful human, and has been working on Stanley as much as possible. He has: Worked out kinks with the lights, and fully installed the headlights/taillights (also necessary for street legal-ness) Pulled the doors off, installed the window glass, and reinstalled the door cards Got the bumpers rechromed (and they are SHINY) Installed the dash, and... We FINALLY installed the windscreens last weekend! One step closer to actual driving! I have installed the carpets and weatherstripping. He also decided that the seats should be reupholstered, because apparently cracked plastic and leaking dry horsehair is undesirable. They look absolutely lovely, but they're not in the actual car yet. So, it's slow going, but it's going! My job for this coming week is the radio/center console, which I believe will be easier said than done, but fingers crossed. Pictures! Dash/windshield installed (ignore the patched steering wheel, that's not the "nice" one) Super shiny chrome Stanley's butt (yes, Stanley was used to store cushions for a bit there)
  4. Thanks guys! My dad is determined to get Stanley on the road... mostly because I'm taking up valuable carport space. That, and I have more vehicles now than my parents (I have the 2002, my truck, and a newish Kia Soul which is my DD). I can always trailer down to Vintage, if all else fails (or just drive). But hopefully Stanley will be able to make the drive!
  5. Well. I didn't realize how long it had been since I updated! Nearly 3 years. How time flies. Stanley runs! And shifts, and brakes. However, Stanley is definitely not complete. Painting is finished. Not perfect, but it's yellow! Electrical is all hooked up, hoping to get the dash in this weekend. However, it's fluctuating between 0-20ish degrees here, so I may not get as much work done as I had hoped. My officers (I work in a PD) informed me that the vehicle will need a windshield before I can legally drive it, so once that's in, I'm golden. Plus, like, a driver's seat. We have a little list of parts we need to finish, which I am slowly finding. Heater motor, rear right side marker lens, interior light, and a headlight switch (somehow the driving lights work but not the actual headlights). And I have some subframe and brake parts I need to list to sell. Luckily, my dad retired last year! He's been super bored, being one of those people who can't sit still. So he's been working on the car when he needs a break from welding. He's currently making roosters. Don't ask. Since last time I updated, I have graduated college, only a short 17 years after I started! I also took over management of my barn, which has left me with basically zero free time. I'm still hoping to have Stanley finished, or at least drivable, by this year's Vintage!
  6. Jerry... not yet, realized I need to do the headliner first! That's the first thing to happen when I get back from vacation. I'll send you a PM about the parts, but yeah, I should be down there, or my sister can take them down for me next time she's up, which I believe is in a couple weeks. Peter, sending you a PM back.
  7. Sorry, both of these have been sold. It's from a '72, as far as I know. Has what looks to be a 70 stamped on the top.
  8. Big news! The engine is in!!! Still need to hook up the transmission, driveshaft, exhaust, wiring, and get a new battery, but I'm very happy. The engine re-instal was the part I was most nervous about, and it's over now. Lots of cussing, lots of yelling, some blood, few tears, and lots of sweat. My mom helped by almost knocking the engine off the temporary support while we tried to figure out how to lower the car while still being able to push the hoist under it. The dog helped by constantly laying in front of the hoist (she's very bright). But in the end, my dad, our neighbor who was there for the last instal (and insisted on being included for this one), and I got the engine back in. To elaborate on our one issue, I had wanted to unbolt the subframe, put the engine on the subframe, and lower the body onto the frame/engine. My dad figured we could just lower the engine into the engine bay with little issue (wrong). The first problem was that the hoist didn't lift high enough to clear the nose. Second problem was that the front wheels on the hoist couldn't fit between Stanley's tires. So, we shortened the chain around the engine, took the tires off and lowered Stanley onto some 2x4 supports (really classy), and... it still wouldn't work. Floor jack under the subframe, jack it up so the hoist wheels would clear the control arms, and ta-da! In it went. However, we did have the issue of the engine mounts. Not as easy to tilt the engine as someone (my dad) thought it would be. Took some man-handling (more accurately woman-handling, because I had been holding the hoist and was not quite as fatigued as they were), but everything is where it needs to be now. The passenger side mount was super frustrating. Should have mounted it on the subframe outside of the engine bay, but noooooooo. Eh, whatever. If we ever have to do it again (oh god no), it's coming out the bottom. Before we did anything: Waiting to figure out how we are going to get this thing in: And in! In some cars, a 2x4 replaced the transmission. Very rare, worth millions. There are more pictures somewhere, mostly of us all sweaty and frustrated (did I mention it was like 85 and humid af?). So I may or may not be posting those at some point. But before I have to think about what else needs to be done, I can rejoice in knowing my engine is back in!
  9. Noooo! I was so excited that I was going to make it this year, but I'm leaving for Hawaii that weekend. Dammit, guess I'll have to cancel my vacation! I don't know when I thought it was, but I'm putting it in my calendar for next year. Stanley will certainly be ready to go by then!
  10. Sadly, I can not find the key. In hindsight, I may not have received a key with the donor car it came from. I dropped it to $10. PMs sent to everyone else.
  11. I will search for it tomorrow and let you know! Yes, that's the piece. It looks like it's $7.15 to ship, unless I can fit it in a small priority mail box, in which case it's $5.95.
  12. Did some spring cleaning last week and found a bunch of parts I don’t have any need for. Most of the parts are dirty, but they will be cleaned before they’re shipped. Any rust seen is surface only. Prices don’t include shipping. Please feel free to make an offer on anything… I want them gone! In the pictures (if I don’t mention something you see, please make an offer) tie rods - make an offer front struts, non tii - $40 for both calipers - $20 for both brake drums - $10 for both brake shoes - $10 for both wheel hubs - $20 for both steering column with lock/key- $50 tail light reflectors - $10 for both trunk lock and latch, no key - SOLD fuel filler neck - $20 shock boots - make an offer handbrake - $25 non locking gas cap - SOLD wiper assembly with motor - SOLD stock shifter - SOLD steering coupler and extra guibo - $15 heater box, motor is frozen, core and box in decent shape - $25 Not pictured 4 springs - make an offer gauge cluster, black, clean and working - $100 center grille, dent in the middle but straightened somewhat (can send pics) - $50 B pillar rubber, used but perfectly fine (I ordered new ones then found the old) - SOLD wiring harness, has been cannibalized (2 wires taken from front, about a foot cut out of the rear section) - SOLD
  13. At least your locking gas cap is still pristine! On a more serious note, I know you got banged up pretty bad, and you're obviously devastated about the car. I got in a really bad accident in my Mini Cooper (got rear ended while stopped in traffic by a box truck doing 50mph who didn't see the stopped cars because, "the sun was in his eyes."), and not only totalled the car I loved, but I got really badly hurt too. It sucks for a while, but you're ok - or you will be - and that's all that matters.

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