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I can see a light at the end of this tunnel...



One of the best feelings in the hobby! I can't wait to see this "driver" done! Cheers
 
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I think you guys are used to looking at cars at shows with cobbled together half hearted poles.. look at these babies....


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Another angle


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Yes I have the giant checkered flags my neighbor is sewing to fit the poles!


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I was hoping my $100.00 camera would capture the true beauty of my refinished doors.. It didn't but the point is.. they look super Big Grin


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Hey Tom,
What really looks neat is the reflection of the Blue sky and White clouds in your rear quarter panel. It is in keeping with the Blue and White Pacer theme. What's up with the chalk mark on your tire? Are you about ready to get a parking ticket? Big Grin
 
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That famous front gate shot of car 52? has an X right there on the tire in plain view.. I like adding freaking little nods like that...

I know, I know.. don't even say it Roll Eyes


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I've been a little nervous doing the doghouse sheetmetal because I broke a cardinal rule and never test fit the sheetmetal to the car.. ( comes with trying to finish on schedule and having the pieces in different locations etc Roll Eyes). Well I did take the moment to make sure the emblems and moldings aren't going to be any issue... GOOD THING I DID. When I opened this NOS molding up This is what I found. Sure must make working at the molding plant fun when you can just forget about punching any screw holes in when your behind schedule eh confused


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While I had the drill charged up and a beer cracked I though I'd get these flaps on.. Takes more time than you think... The repop kit comes with a flap for the back of the left well? I looked in the assembly manual and it indeed shows this flap as well as a special clip to hold it into place.. I've never seen these installed on any used nose I've removed, seen or bought.. has anyone else?


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Tom, your doing great work on your car. Are you putting all NOS moldings on this car.The flaps look sweat. To install the staples do you drill 2 small holes each and bend them over in the back. I may need to borrow you in a few years.

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Bob T
 
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Thanks Bob. The staples go just like that. First I looked at the old arrangement and realized it was pretty hap-hazzard so I more evenly spaced them. I take a staple in my hand and dip the ends in yellow paint then touch the staple to where I want it which leaves an evenly spaced mark.. then I just drill out the holes, stick the staple through and then force the staple into the rubber to make an impression and then push a hole through with an awl.. its easy but takes time.

The car is a mix between repro and NOS depending on whats affordable, what I already owned and consideration for being a driver.. The spear moldings and 6 RS pieces are repro as they are doomed to be sandblasted from driving and are uber expensive if available at all in NOS. The rear bumper is repro as I didn't want to drill for the trailer hitch into a big money original. The fuzzies are repro as is most of the weatherstripping. The upper and lower grille moldings and the rs covers are repro. The door handles and some emblems are repro. The tires are repro. The door glass and windshield too. The conv top chrome and latches are as well


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Some parts that I chose repro are actually better than GM like the door sills


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Tom, this car is a power top car correct. What's the difference in the frame of a power top as opposed to a manual top. Is the power top frame alot beefer, thicker metal ect and are they identical in appearance. I never really looked at a manual top before. I know you did a great job restoring your top and it looks great. Thanks, Bob T
 
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Some parts that I chose repro are actually better than GM like the door sills



Absolutely correct! I have a couple sets of NOS sill plates from a long time ago, and have installed the repros because they look SOOOO much better!
 
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Absolutely correct! I have a couple sets of NOS sill plates from a long time ago, and have installed the repros because they look SOOOO much better!

Steve,
Do those repo's have the little rivets on the Fisher tag like the original? If so, I might have to look into getting some of those myself.
 
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