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post #16 of 135 (permalink) Old 03-11-2009, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Cool project. Id reinstall the export braces before driving, though. It sucks to have to wait before doing certain things. I wish I were made of money and had a huge shop and diddnt have to work and..............oh yeah, Im thinking of Jay Leno.

Oh yeah........you rent your place, don't you?
Hmm no I don't rent but it hasn't quite been a year since I bought it. Why? And ya I keep forgetting to get the braces on, but I'm not driving it hardly at all until I get my other trans in.
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well alot has happened lately. I almost got done getting the trans together, only to find that some part of the gearset is mismatched. not a big deal, I got some helpful advice from the members on this forum and should be able to identify the incorrect part tomorrow, April 21.

About three weeks ago, I jump started the car, it kicked into reverse, and went down the street and hit another car.



Well that sucks, but It had some pretty shoddy body work that needed to be addressed anyway. Im doing the taillight panel, lower quarter patches, inner trunk floor extensions, and some patches on the outer wheel well, but I havent decided if I'll buy these or just make something up. Then I'll repaint the car.

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Nothing earth shattering, but I got my driveshaft cut 1.5" so I can return the diff to its correct position. I am using a falcon driveshaft, which is longer than what came with my car. I also installed new leaf spring center bolts.
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I bought a new interior, we're doing white with black appointments, picked by my girlfriend. All of that is itching to go, especially since I'm commuting in this car again. I have to weld in the dash repair panel, and figured I'll weld my lower quarter patches at the same time.
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I have all the parts in for the new interior, except for a headliner and sunvisors. If my headliner isn't actually white, it's definitely close enough for the time being. I have to weld in a radio patch panel, then paint the dash and the interior metal. For now, I'm getting all the interior plastic that needs to be painted done, but I'm still driving the car so I haven't taken everything else out.

It's not quite as shiny as it looks in the photos.











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Got the rear seat done, I really should have got new padding but decided since nobody rides back there, I'd make due with what I got. It looks wrinkly but as its cooled its tightened up.





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Welded in the radio patch panel.



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not really progress, but here's the dash before. a guy at work who specializes in vinyl and leather repairs is going to paint it, as well as the interior metal. also cleaned up the gauges, need to buy a lens before reassembly. will edit pics of that in later.






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Got the dash and doors stripped and primed. Used a little metal filler and a coat of glazing putty and was able to smooth everything out just fine. In the pics I haven't sanded the filler primer for the patch panel. Need to sand the a pillars, strip and prime the column, and remove the ign and wiper switch (no tools at home) and the interior will be ready for paint. Meanwhile I'm saving cash for as much new interior chrome as I can. I have a deadline of June 26, 10 year high school reunion. Need this interior done, a new torque converter, and the taillight panel/rear valance painted before then, it's looking pretty tough.







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Got the car back from the painter today. I got locked out of the shop Friday night and didn't get the wiper and ignition switch out so they are oversprayed, but I have extra paint for touchups. Looks good, hoping to get some of the interior in tomorrow.


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She's coming along nicely but I gotta tear your ass up for TWO reasons... Reason TWO, those are some busted ass nasty fugly rim's....

And reason ONE!

You wasted an entire patch panel on those two TINY holes you could have welded up with plugs and made to look new for about 1/4 the effort used to do the whole panel?????

I hate to say it but.... Those rim's are icky on that nice ass car!
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Its hard to tell but the square hole in the radio panel was enlarged, I would have done more work trying to make it look original with the curving and dimensions, so I used the patch panel.

The rims, I dunno...I want a set of styled steel wheels but I like these and they were cheap. I get a few compliments on them.
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I see the enlarged hole now. It was butchered pretty bad... You did do a decent job too.

But the rim's... eeek, maybe I just have no taste

Hope she's back on the road soon!
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But the rim's... eeek, maybe I just have no taste
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That must be it. LOL JK. Everyone has different tastes. I think its all a matter of preference. Car is coming along nicely. MY new wheels should be in on Wednesday. Maybe I can get some opinions when I post up some pictures of them. Keep it up man.

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Got some of the interior in. I still need to finish the drivers seat, get an cluster lens and a few other small parts, but the carpet took longer than I wanted it to and I didn't get anything else done.





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sprayed the glove box and cluster, redid the console plate to match.

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