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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:23 PM   #41  
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i really like that color kandy Pagan gold cant wait to see the completed car
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Old January 11th, 2018, 06:40 PM   #42  
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Kinda looks like a '63 Olds 88 .
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Old January 12th, 2018, 05:56 AM   #43  
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Do you still have the old grill?
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Old January 15th, 2018, 01:21 PM   #44  
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Do you still have the old grill?

Yes we have the grille and a lot of other trim parts, like the taillight "sights" and the trim from the front fender side and the die cast piece that ran between the taillights. The owner had them all re-chromed before he decided to go custom. We have the original headlight buckets and aluminum headlight trim as well.

The asking on the grille is $300.
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Old January 28th, 2018, 07:31 AM   #45  
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Painted the door jambs and hood and trunk edges this weekend. Now on to assembly, and sand and buff!


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Old February 25th, 2018, 05:49 AM   #46  
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Sanded and buffed (1000 grit, 1500, 3000, then compound, and liquid polish, and hand glaze)
Ron's doing a terrific job buffing the miles of stainless trim on the car. Starting to install it now!
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Looks great!
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Old February 25th, 2018, 09:02 AM   #48  
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Sanded and buffed (1000 grit, 1500, 3000, then compound, and liquid polish, and hand glaze)
Sand and buff , the only way to do a real "show quality" job .
This thing's gonna look really sharp !
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Old March 5th, 2018, 07:56 AM   #49  
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---This post contains Easter eggs---

We have been busy color sanding and buffing, so we took advantage of sunny and (relatively) mild weather to drive the car outside and check out the paint!
We're happy with it. Next we need to wash it and get back to final assembly.

Lots of stainless trim to be buffed. And polished stainless bolts for under the hood for that little extra.

Thanks for following this thread.

(Literally, Easter eggs)
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Color looks amazing. I'll bet it sparkles and dazzles like crazy in the sunlight!!
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Old April 14th, 2018, 09:36 PM   #51  
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Today was surprisingly warm and sunny, so we finally got the car outside to give it a thorough cleaning on the outside and under the hood. One little project we finished was to add map lights (l.e.d.) under the dash, next to the courtesy lights switch. Since there only seemed to be block off plates covering the two holes, we put the lights there and they are controlled by the courtesy lamp switch.

Under the hood we still need to run some clamps for the a/c lines on the right inner fender and the power steering lines and on the left inner fender. The "to do" list is getting smaller!
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Great attention to detail, everything looks to be looked after, and finished to top-class.
Thumbs up!
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Old April 15th, 2018, 11:26 AM   #53  
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Wow! That's beautiful! Wish I could do the same to my '61 ! Very nice craftsmanship!
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Old April 15th, 2018, 02:05 PM   #54  
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I have those radio ***** and lighter they look like steering wheels.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 08:53 PM   #55  
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What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was about getting sunburned, today its all wet and windswept. Yesterday was lots of progress, today it was backtracking and troubleshooting. Among other things, a windshield wiper motor switch that has seen better days stopped the installation of the wiper assembly; while chasing down, and repairing, a broken wire in our headlight circuit took some time.

In the end the headlights are in and working and in the back we are waiting on some clips to finish up the trim.
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