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Old April 12th, 2019, 05:53 PM
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Looks good! I would also go with some glass black, however. It does look very grey :/
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Old April 12th, 2019, 06:17 PM
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It still has a grey hue to it, but standing upright out in the sun light it looks more black.


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Old April 13th, 2019, 05:03 AM
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Looks fine to me. When these SSI were new, they were flat black in the centers and satin black on the rim.
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Old April 13th, 2019, 08:59 AM
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Job well done!
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Old April 14th, 2019, 04:55 PM
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I wasnít going to post these pics as I wanted to do the full reveal, but I am too excited not to. It will be a couple more weeks before it comes home.

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Old April 14th, 2019, 05:18 PM
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Outstanding! A job well done. Did you clear over the stripes or no?
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Old April 14th, 2019, 06:03 PM
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Outstanding! A job well done. Did you clear over the stripes or no?
Yes, they are cleared over. It is a personal preference of mine, I donít think the factory did though.

You car is going to look great as well! I am following along.
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Old April 14th, 2019, 07:31 PM
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Nice job Troy. She's gorgeous! Well done sir.
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Old April 14th, 2019, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by tru-blue 442 View Post
Nice job Troy. She's gorgeous! Well done sir.
Thanks Adam! She is not quite done, but I am like Pavlovís dogs just waiting and slobbering all over myself.
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By June she should be on the road, and to a few shows.


Hownis you project coming?
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Old April 15th, 2019, 04:47 AM
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You do amazing work.. When I looked at in in FL a few years ago it was in rough shape
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Old April 15th, 2019, 06:27 AM
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VERY VERY NICE! Will you have this at the nationals in 2020?
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Looks awesome! Great job!
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Old April 15th, 2019, 10:08 AM
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I've been driving myself nuts trying not to scratch the paint and newly dyed interior parts on mine. It's almost impossible to assemble one of these cars without a few chips and scratches.
Man, so true, so true!! I have gained so much more respect for even the original factory installers of everything back then. I've got a dozen + oops putting it back together, and even more after driving it...should of done that, should of done this, etc.

Now I know why guys put it on trailers and don't even drive it.
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Yes, they are cleared over. It is a personal preference of mine, I donít think the factory did though.

You car is going to look great as well! I am following along.
Looks great. Great seeing it come so far.
My hood stripes were cleared but the side stripes weren't. The guy did them a few months after the paint was done.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 03:48 PM
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You do amazing work.. When I looked at in in FL a few years ago it was in rough shape
I would love to claim all the work, but the body work was done by a gentleman in Covington KY. If any one is close and needs body work, PM me and we can talk.

I do what little I can. Such as I went through 12- 16 beauty rings, cleaned over 2/3 rds of them to find the 4 best that I had, and still not completely happy with them. It seems you keep upping the bar on yourself.

However, sometimes itís good to reflect on just how far you have come.

BEFORE



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Funny, in neither picture does the car have an interior yet.
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VERY VERY NICE! Will you have this at the nationals in 2020?
I appreciate it!

I told the Mrs. It finally struck me that this isnít someone elseís car that I am looking at at a car show....Itís our 4 4 2!

Unfortunately, Nationals is not in the cards this year. I am really going to push for Homecoming though.
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Thanks everyone for the other compliments. I really appreciate this site all the help and support and new friends!
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Wow! I love it, you gotta be pumped. Looking forward to hopefully seeing it at homecoming.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 04:25 PM
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Wow! I love it, you gotta be pumped. Looking forward to hopefully seeing it at homecoming.

Thanks Luke!


I am pumped!!! I donít know if Christmas was ever this exciting, LOL!!!
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