Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
Thanks for the positive comments guys. It's not every body's "cup of tea", but I like it more and more every week as a few more things get checked off the "to do" list. I probably said this already, but it was love at first sight when I first saw the 6 dual chrome ring tail lights Chevy designed for this one year. For my tastes, it was a high water mark for '60s cars' tail lights.
I did have a mild setback, the brand new gas tank leaks once you get it past half full. Unfortunately, it's not a fitting loose or something simple. The tank is seeping gas on it's welded seam. Also have uncovered a couple of other smaller issues so it's back to the shop for new tank, carb, and a couple of other adjustments. I had an appointment to do the stereo this week but had to call and put it off for a week or so. Speaking of which I can talk about the planned stereo system a bit. The stereo shop does sound systems for all kinds of vehicles. He does a lot of high end systems for boats - whether it be a mostly exterior system for wake board boats, ski boats, etc. or a high end system for a new yacht. Also he does a lot of systems on new/late model 4x4s. 3/4 to 1 ton, singles or duallies, with 8" + lifts and running 44s are pretty popular around here. There's legitimate work trucks used on the large ranches and groves, and then there's the guys who set up their vehicles for sand racing or mud bogging. We don't have any mandatory mechanical or safety inspections in FL so the younger portion of the 4x4 crowd takes advantage by running whatever they want - the more outageous the better at that age.
Anyway - Doing two 7.5" treble/mids up front, (2) 9.5" of those same units in the rear package shelf, and a real nice 10" sub in the trunk. They'll be powered by a 900 watt 6 channel amp with a Classic Auto Soundz stereo head unit that exactly fits the factory dash cut out. It'll have CD; USB, Bluetooth, sources. I'm not looking to set off car alarms when I drive by, just a very musical sounding system with adequate power to drive the speakers well. Everything is in stock or on order so hopefully it can get done the middle of next week. I'll give you more details when the install is done.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST
Last edited by Uncle Fuzzy; 09-19-2018 at 12:10 AM.