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« Reply #135 on: October 16, 2014 - 11:36:38 pm »

I think you should paint cars for me  :worshippy

The trunk lock rod cover hanging in the last picture should be black :2cents:

Thanks Alan!  Re the trunk lock cover, just felt like I wanted it body colour too - of course deviating from stock in a few areas to make it my own. :-)




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« Reply #136 on: October 17, 2014 - 11:51:44 pm »
Next section complete.  Doors go on tomorrow night!


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« Reply #137 on: October 18, 2014 - 08:26:53 am »
I've been sitting on the fence about whether to get a two post or four post lift for a while now. At any point during your resto, did you think a two post would have been better?
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« Reply #138 on: October 18, 2014 - 11:07:35 am »

I've been sitting on the fence about whether to get a two post or four post lift for a while now. At any point during your resto, did you think a two post would have been better?

I think the four post is the most versatile for a restoration like I'm doing, if I was doing mechanical work most of the time two post might be better.  The four post allows me to stack cars in my garage 2 high, not sure that would work as well with clearance on a two post. 

With the four post though you have to get one with the integrated sliding jack, that is key.  Check out bendpak, I love them.

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« Reply #139 on: October 18, 2014 - 11:08:54 am »
Just had time to go through this whole post.  I am IMPRESSED!  Very, very nice work.  Quit your day job.......whatever it is :worshippy

Wow, thanks for the kind words - appreciated.

If you want the measurements and details of my k frame dolly, say the word - I don't have them written down but will measure it up and post it.
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« Reply #140 on: October 19, 2014 - 12:32:05 am »
Practiced cut buff and polishing tonight.  Think it came out good, what do you think?

Wet sanded with 1000, 1500, 2000 then turned to the wheel with this system:



Love this buff wheel quick connect system:



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« Reply #141 on: October 19, 2014 - 10:17:42 am »
You missed a spot.  :roflsmiley: Really, it looks awesome. Will you do my car next?
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« Reply #142 on: October 19, 2014 - 12:00:19 pm »

You missed a spot.  :roflsmiley: Really, it looks awesome. Will you do my car next?

:-) thanks.  When I get this thing done we have to meet up for a cruise since you're so close.

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« Reply #143 on: October 19, 2014 - 03:46:59 pm »
Absolutely. I run with a guy from Stratford that has a 72. I thought sometime I might slip down and see your work in progress. Are you available days or do you work days?
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« Reply #144 on: October 19, 2014 - 03:49:06 pm »
That be great.  I work days, during the week after 8 is best or pretty much anytime during a weekend.  Let me know how your schedule is, and we can set it up.

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« Reply #145 on: October 23, 2014 - 01:23:11 pm »
Little update on progress...some pics below of the doors going back on.  Now that I have them fit and gapped will mask off and paint the hinge bolts. 

Also, called totallyautoinc.com today and ordered organisol black for the tail panel, can't wait to lay that down.  They were great to deal with.






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« Reply #146 on: October 23, 2014 - 02:43:53 pm »
You're killing me with that Camaro banner in the background of all these pics.    :villagers:

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« Reply #147 on: October 23, 2014 - 02:49:15 pm »
You might want to put your locks in the door handles first... :2cents:
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #148 on: October 23, 2014 - 02:56:04 pm »
Very good eye with regards to that door handle. 

Car looks fantastic.

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« Reply #149 on: October 23, 2014 - 03:46:57 pm »
:-) re: door handles, I can't slip anything by you guys !! :-). Didn't put the locks in yet, they need to be cleaned up.  I just put the handles on now so I can easily open the door.  I put the strikers on so the doors would stay shut when I'm moving it around - don't want any accidents!