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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #210 on: March 24, 2015 - 10:33:38 am »
Great progress!   :2thumbs:




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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #211 on: March 24, 2015 - 11:05:17 am »
 :cooldancing:    Awesome.    :clapping:

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #212 on: April 05, 2015 - 10:07:20 pm »
Finished my stainless trim polishing today.  Wow, that was a big job.  Thanks to Cody for his how-to video, helped me a lot.

Here is the before:




After:



Where there was deep scratches or dents (had two), used file, then 80, 120, 220 grits.  All the rest of the trim got started at 220, 320, 400, wet 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000.  Went up to 2000 because I felt it made things easier at the wheel.  Bought this kit from Eastwood, it worked perfectly. 

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Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #213 on: April 05, 2015 - 10:13:26 pm »
Getting ready to epoxy my dash and steering column pieces, they are all blasted and ready to roll.  Got the ppg black suede dash paint ready to go.


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #214 on: April 05, 2015 - 10:25:14 pm »
Getting ready to epoxy my dash and steering column pieces, they are all blasted and ready to roll.  Got the ppg black suede dash paint ready to go.


Go light on the primer so as to not create to much texture.
Remove the grab handle and spray separately on your ash tray. 

Ground contacts need to be bare metal. Like any dash mounting screw areas.
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #215 on: April 05, 2015 - 10:29:51 pm »

Go light on the primer so as to not create to much texture.
Remove the grab handle and spray separately on your ash tray. 

Ground contacts need to be bare metal. Like any dash mounting screw areas.

Thanks for the advice, have read about the grounding issues - will be careful to sand those areas.  Still have to prep the parts for paint.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #216 on: April 06, 2015 - 09:00:56 am »
Not all those parts in that picture are the same shade of black. :2cents:, some are not black at all.
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #217 on: April 06, 2015 - 09:09:42 am »
oh any chance you can tell which are and are not? On threads like these I save the pics with notes usually for my future resto's.
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #218 on: April 06, 2015 - 09:14:33 am »
The three odd shaped brackets for the steering column should be gloss black, the tube for the steering column should be flat black, not textured, steering shaft should be silver, although I've seen some painted black
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #219 on: April 06, 2015 - 09:16:22 am »
thank you

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #220 on: April 06, 2015 - 09:56:59 am »
That trim looks beautiful!  :2thumbs:

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #221 on: April 06, 2015 - 11:51:10 am »

The three odd shaped brackets for the steering column should be gloss black, the tube for the steering column should be flat black, not textured, steering shaft should be silver, although I've seen some painted black

Thanks Alan!

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #222 on: April 06, 2015 - 11:52:05 am »

That trim looks beautiful!  :2thumbs:

Thanks!  So many hours...

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #223 on: April 06, 2015 - 12:20:46 pm »
 :iagree:  Trim looks great! Keep up the good work!

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #224 on: April 06, 2015 - 12:30:33 pm »
That trim is amazing. Any idea on how many hours that took?
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