Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby defrang » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:31 pm

yes definitely some Lincoln podcasts!
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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby msloquet » Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:39 am

Hi Jason
Have my column out still. You know I didnt even use the set screw. I had to hammer that tractor supply part that Wilson recommends with a big socket. What is the part number or source u used for the small rubber grommets or bushings at the column control and trans. I need those.
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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby bd94s10 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:37 pm

Mark,

We linked up in email correct? Just making sure. If not let me know.

Progress on the '64 kick panels. My homie Paul is helping make it happen. He made the templates for the back on Friday. The wood pieces will be used to make the speaker grills from the mesh material which I ordered on eBay. You have to make it and then stamp the mesh to make the sides bend back... I'll show more pics as we make progress. We will wrap them in color-matched vinyl in the end.

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

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ImageUntitled by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Jason Ballard, on Flickr
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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby bd94s10 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:00 pm

More progress thanks to my buddy Paul Lane.

This piece allows for the speaker grill material to be pressed and formed

ImageUntitled by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

Paul came by one week night to figure out the angle of each pod. He uses hot glue to keep the pod in place until he gets home and better secures it

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

He sent me these today. Time for him to get sanding

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageKick panels by Jason Ballard, on Flickr
More to come in the near future!
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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby defrang » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:19 pm

Are you planning to use the mold and make these for sale to owners of the 64-65s? Nice custom work.
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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby bd94s10 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:46 pm

Thanks, Robert. Man, I wish... I just don't have the time and resources to make it happen right now. Maybe in the future.

Paul has more sanding to do to make them as perfect as he can.

ImageUntitled by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Jason Ballard, on Flickr

All 3 pics are from last night. This is the icing on the cake. The grills came out so nice! Can't wait to see them upholstered! His woodworking and router skills are awesome. He is self-taught and been doing it for years. Thankful he is my friend and hooks me up.

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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby defrang » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:50 pm

I installed these in my Lincoln. I have an am/fm 64-65 Lincoln radio I had Radio Guy Bill in Shelton, WA do an aurora conversion on. It connects to my phone via bluetooth in addition to picking up radio signals which my stock unit was quite weak on station more than 10 miles away. . I bench tested the setup but haven't installed it yet. Just too cold in the Garage. Waiting for June.
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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby action » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:05 pm

defrang wrote:I installed these in my Lincoln. I have an am/fm 64-65 Lincoln radio I had Radio Guy Bill in Shelton, WA do an aurora conversion on.


There isn't going to be many people that know where Shelton Wa is located.
Not only do I know where it is located, I used to own a home on the big lake at TimberLakes.

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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby bd94s10 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:47 pm

Robert,

Those look super nice! Sounds awesome on the radio. TC uses a place I think down here where they update the internals to Bluetooth etc. as well. Such a great idea. I debated about doing it but I'm going to leave the stock AM in the car and then run a Bluetooth connector right into the amp.

This is what I ended up buying: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MH ... UTF8&psc=1

There are cheaper ones on the market and I've read the pros/cons on many but opted to spend about $20 more for JL hoping it will function well. We shall see.

I want to have Nick at Slab Shack make me a center console but I have a good bit of things to attend to first.

Nick's Instagram: http://instagram.com/slab_shack

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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby defrang » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:47 pm

Action, you are a Shelton, Washington insider. haha. I used to track my Ducati at The Ridge racetrack in Shelton. Very nice racetrack.

Jason, let me know about that JL bluetooth device. I considered that option with an amp also but eventually went with the Aurora conversion. Of course I may never know if I dont get the radio installed. The metal grilles are a nice touch on your system. Do you have enough clearance to use the E-brake? It is tight on the left side and limited my choice of speakers to very thin/shallow ones.
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Re: Project Smuggler's Blues - Triple Blue 1964 Convertible

Postby action » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:12 pm

That track is about 10 years old. I left about 20 years ago.
It didn't exist when I was there.

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