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Old 01-19-2019, 06:19 AM
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Really came out very nice. All of the hard work making the repairs, a quality shop for the paint and now the excitement of having the car back home. This should be the fun part for sure. Exciting just watching the progress.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:43 PM
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Thanks guys, am looking forward to the reassembly.

A little nervous about the headlight doors but should be fun.

Lots if masking tape needed to protect things.
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Thanks guys, am looking forward to the reassembly.

A little nervous about the headlight doors but should be fun.

Lots if masking tape needed to protect things.
Yes Craig, use a lot of masking tape around the headlights! I learned that the hard way! I chipped my paint when doing this!

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Old 01-21-2019, 05:10 AM
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I think Bridgehampton Blue has some more green tones than Targa blue.

however as someone said before there are so many different tones to it if you look at cars that have been re shot.
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Stunning!
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Looks terrific! Still following!
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Very nice.
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:27 AM
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Car looks GREAT Craig! You're in the home stretch now...
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:49 AM
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I fitted new door sticker pins.

They were nice stainless steel ones with 2 washers under each.

All worked well after some minor adjustment then I put the Vette up on the jack.....

There is always some minor flex but the passenger door would hardly open as the pin was too short by less than half a mm

Had not seen this before.

Placed my crossmember jack under the front and gave it a few turns by hand and then all worked great.

I measured the new one piece stainless door pins and found they were about 2 mm shorter than the originals.



When compared the black aftermarket ones about 4-5 mm shorter.

Possibly a third washer or thicker ones is needed :-)

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigH View Post
I fitted new door sticker pins.

They were nice stainless steel ones with 2 washers under each.

All worked well after some minor adjustment then I put the Vette up on the jack.....

There is always some minor flex but the passenger door would hardly open as the pin was too short by less than half a mm

Had not seen this before.

Placed my crossmember jack under the front and gave it a few turns by hand and then all worked great.

I measured the new one piece stainless door pins and found they were about 2 mm shorter than the originals.

Possibly a third washer or thicker ones is needed :-)
What, no pictures ? Say it ain't so. lol
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:59 AM
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I spent a bit of time on the front apron today.

Looked fairly good but on close inspection it could do with some more work.

Started by sanding it all flat with 2000 wet and dry.



Followed by 3000 wet and dry, then some buffing compound. you can see the progress.



After an hour or two I am happy with how it looks..





Shame it won't be seen once bars etc are on and car is back down.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by caskiguy View Post
What, no pictures ? Say it ain't so. lol
OK I will take one :-)

Its in original post now :-)

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Old 02-12-2019, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigH View Post
I spent a bit of time on the front apron today.

Looked fairly good but on close inspection it could do with some more work.

Started by sanding it all flat with 2000 wet and dry.



Followed by 3000 wet and dry, then some buffing compound. you can see the progress.



After an hour or two I am happy with how it looks..





Shame it won't be seen once bars etc are on and car is back down.
Than you for taking these great pictures of the lower valance or panel. I am working on that area know which was heavily damaged. Your pictures will be a big help as to what things should look like.

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Old 02-12-2019, 05:18 AM
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Craig, is there a riveted small plate attached to that panel for screwing the end of the outer part of the grill. That is all missing on my 71 I think and I was trying to remember what it all looked like.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:43 AM
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Craig, is there a riveted small plate attached to that panel for screwing the end of the outer part of the grill. That is all missing on my 71 I think and I was trying to remember what it all looked like.
Hi Roger

I assume this is what your after





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Old 02-12-2019, 06:40 AM
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Hi Roger

I assume this is what your after







Yes , that's it , fantastic. I will have to see if I can re make that flat lip. Just curious what that electrical box is on the inner fender.
Thank You for taking the time to take that picture.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:47 AM
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It’s my fuse and relay box for headlights and thermo fans Roger

its integrated into original harness the wrapped again.






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Old 02-12-2019, 11:53 AM
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Craig nice work. I suggest good quality wax or sealant for that front apron so you can protect it as best as you can.
Craig can you please look at the front driver side at the radiator support if there are any wires bolted to the support for ground?
I have some wires there that looks like they are detached and I don't know where they should go.

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Old 02-12-2019, 12:16 PM
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Very nice!
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