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Victory Lane
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Tom,

The frame will dull down as the paint dries and sets up. You will like it. Cheers


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I hope it does.. Its hard how to decide to approach this.. you cant even wipe it off without scratching it which is fine but I'm torn deciding if I should screw it all up manually ( like washing it with a dirty rag) or let it happen naturally which may look stupid... This stuff falls off, scrapes off or smushes with ease.. I'd rather be assembling an all polished chrome front end... Roll Eyes


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We will probably be taking the allowed pixles down a notch if purging the crapola doesn't create a sufficient result.. The key really, after spending an hour last night figuring this out is to cleave off the crap much earlier..Take a look at The Lounge..geez 8 pages


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Take a look at The Lounge..geez 8 pages


Yeah, ain't it GREAT! This is the Most Happy and Fun Car Site ON THE PLANET!

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Been negligent in posting so here is an abbreviated version.. cars painted sans nose.. came out real good. just needs a few tweaks but I rushed the car out of my friends body shop as I had to stop the madness with how long it took..plain and simple

I rolled the subframe under.. beat foot back to work with it and installed the motor and trans. undercoated the rear wells and spatter painted the trunk then got her home....


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This is her when I was at the other buddies place doing the wells and the trunk spatter ( NOT a job for my home garage)


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At home I did the back and the trunk first so I could push the car up against the wall for more room to work on the gut. Just so you know.. I really am learning IPC resto techniques on this puppy. Some of you may not agree with my ultimate decisions but I'm looking at the bigger picture for my needs..
I like keeping some things unrestored like the belly pan, jack, spare and mat, under dash and firewall etc. I think it gives the car characture and in time will be valuable areas to help with future restorations. I chose quite a few repro parts if for anything to be able to give recommendations on fit and finish. also for curb appeal.. a few shiney items help make a car pop and compliment the new paint.


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Rear view...

While Im thinking about it, let me explain the changes and additions I have made to the car and my reasons behind them. First off, this is the car I am going to drive. I sold all my cars except the 2 Pacers.. I gotta drive something or I'll get withdrawal symptoms Razzer

I want the car to be unique..
I chose to install flag poles for all the same reasons any man has.. its cool, and whacky and outlandish..
I went with the trailer hitch and the Impala wheel more or less to set the car apart but also so as to make the car a traveling display so to speak or example of the various options these cars came with or used.. the car is kinda like a collage' of all the elements associated with all the Pace Cars in general...
Along the same lines of uniqueness.. I chose the #90 & #92 inspired locking gas car and did it one better with the locking spare tire assembly.
For driveability I added power to the original disks and added power steering as well
Because I think these items are cool and fit the motif of women in these cars during the race Festivities I though it fun to add a sun visor vanity mirror and a tissue dispenser for the passenger seat.

I have kept all the removed items from this car for posterity ( steering wheel, gas car, manual steering box etc ) Cheers
I purchased all original NOS add on items..NOT repros... Ca-ching $$$ Roll Eyes

I hope people enjoy the way the car comes out.. I know I will Cheers

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The car a week ago when the weather was warm enough to open the garage door yea


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The dash board as of Midnight last night.. I hope you guys appreciate and have critiques on all the interior colors when I'm done.. its not perfect but a great first cut & learning experience for my O-1 car


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A few things to warnpeople about before I forget

The PUI fuzzy kit isn't too good. I had to cut, trim, tweak and even remove wrong clips from 6 out of 8 pieces. I spent over 4 hours installing them to fit well. The outer right 1/4 unit was bent so poorly that I used a coupe one I had in stock and trimmed and cut it to fit.. tossed the PUI one in the trash.

The Repops sounds deadener needs to be scrubbed of all the sand they put on them to keep them from sticking.. and DONT follow the install chart..its wrong. the piece they say to put under the front seats belongs under the rear seat and vice-versa Roll Eyes

The reproduction piece of door glass I bought and had dated etc was molded with too much of a curve and will never sit flush as original to the 1/4 glass verticle rubber channel. The passengers side fit beautifully


The pre assembled glove box liner I got from RePops looks beautiful and fits beautiful..until you try to screw it in and find that they used the wrong sized screw clips and its impossible to install the correct style screws dream Two hours to figure it all out, remove, install the original liners clips and repair the damaged felt board.. freshmen error on their part for sure

Any weatherstrip by Metro or Soff Seal is WAY to big and fluffy..Makes closing anything a chore.. The OER latex door wetherstrips are very very good and fit tight and the door closes right away...

Nearly everyhting made by CHQ is very good and fits well BTW


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Looks awesome Tom. Cheers

I know the automatic brake pad didn't have the disc brake emblem, I fixed that on mine. Did the manual brake pad guys?


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Beautiful! I can not imagine how nice your other car is going to be. It looks like a show winner to me.
 
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Nice catch Mike.. I bought the pedal kit and the brake pad came with the center disk preinstalled so I could not remove it ( has a round hole molded into the rubber).. My original pedals had long since lost the chrome trim but defintely did not have the chrome center disk.. The funny/stupid part is that with the kit they give you the chrome trim but the center bar goes right across the chrome disk which of course is rediculous.. So because I could not take the disk out, I cut and tweaked the center bar to fit under the disc.. incorrect but nice and neat for a driver. Will keep an eye out for the correct brake pedal pad Wink


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You are a sick, sick man!!!! yeaWhat color is that carpet????
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