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Post by Autobodyman on Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:48 pm

First time trying to link to Photobucket, let's see if this works.



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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:21 pm

Very NICE, it looks real low have any problem with hitting the headers or anything else?

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Post by Autobodyman on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:29 pm

Headers? no (shorty). Crossmember? occasionally. But that's the price to get the look . Gotta look far down the road and look for possible hazards.

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Post by JB2wheeler on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:25 pm

Beautiful!!! I think that is one of the prettiest cars ever made and it is extremely hard to beat a good high glioss black. I do not like the looks of the roof directly above the front seats. JB
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:33 pm

hey thats how i want mine too, dark(midnight) blue, a little lower, and 5 spokes


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Post by coreys73chevelle on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:35 pm

What is the name of the paint?
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Post by Autobodyman on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:53 pm

I made my own color by adding tints til I got the color I was looking for. Mostly greens & blues. I have Dupont Chromabase mixing system, so it makes it easier.

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Post by badbiscayne66 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:26 pm

Smile Very Happy cheers I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Autobodyman on Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:08 am

coreys73chevelle wrote:hey thats how i want mine too, dark(midnight) blue, a little lower, and 5 spokes

This one's available for basically what the parts cost to rebuild it.

Word of advice to anyone building a car, Save your receipts , but never total them up.

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:33 am

JB2wheeler wrote:Beautiful!!! I think that is one of the prettiest cars ever made and it is extremely hard to beat a good high glioss black. I do not like the looks of the roof directly above the front seats. JB

it kind of looks like a Landau on a Laguna.
I kind of like it because it gives the car a different look.its like having a breaking point or another direction to look at it.

thanx for sharing those pics,Chris
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Post by badbiscayne66 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:10 pm

I would like to see more pics of tailights and mini tubs ....Looks very cool!!!
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:00 pm

yea what did you do with the taillights? why does it have the round 73 lights in the first pic?

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Post by Autobodyman on Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:30 pm

The landau top was originally on this car, but water was trapped under it for a long time back in the 80's. The roof basically looked like a 3 foot round lace doily. I sandblasted & fiberglassed what I could. I was planning on leaving the top off, but after paint when the car was out in the sunlight, the areas where I had filled would expand, and made it look like the roof had the hives. The only alternatives to make it acceptable were to either re-install the top (this time with Hartz cloth and to somewhat match the new color) or cut the roof off and replace it with a donor roof. Needless to say, it was alot easier to just re-install the landau top.

As for the taillights, Back when I had received the car in 1988, I had started to work on it. My Idea at the time was all about customizing. I fabbed up some sheet metal panels to mount Corvette ZR1 taillights to a brand new rear finish panel. The car sat after I got the initial bodywork done for 15 years or so while other projects got my attention, and I bought the shop I was working at as well as starting a family. A few years ago I decided to finish the laguna, and looked at the tail panel as the one thing that probably wasn't the best idea, so I chipped off the fiberglass I had used to bond the steel panels to the plastic, fixed what cutting I had done to the finish panel and reused the original taillights.

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Post by ant7377 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:14 pm

Hey your car looks great. I like the Trans Am in the shop too.
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Post by yogreasygramma on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:56 am

Awesome looking Laguna! Can you share some details about the suspension setup?
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Post by Autobodyman on Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:51 pm

Front : McHaughy's 2 inch drop spindles, QA1 economy coil overs w/ the big springs. Rear 3 inch drop springs from original parts group. Powerslot front rotors for visual effect with smoothed and painted stock rebuilt calipers. Drums in the rear.

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Post by 1973chevelle on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:25 pm

wow that looked like whoa nelly at first and now its amazing looking
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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:19 am

WOW ... that Laguna is AMAZING! What a transformation. Smile



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Post by 1973chevelle on Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:44 pm

On the 2nd pic down, the back where the taillights go what kind of car is that 1 off of or was it a custom?, it looks like they tried to resemble the 73 but i know its not a 73 piece,
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Post by 1973chevelle on Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:13 am

whats with the tail light pannel on the 2nd pic, its got 4 roundish taillight holes like the 73's but not quite like them and it has a flat trunk lid, is it fabricated to be different?, please show me a pic of it completed ior put it on here plz,
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:22 am

YOUR ANSWER TO THE TAIL LIGHT PANEL PICS

FROM HIS WORDS


I fabbed up some sheet metal panels to mount Corvette ZR1 taillights to a brand new rear finish panel. The car sat after I got the initial bodywork done for 15 years or so while other projects got my attention, and I bought the shop I was working at as well as starting a family. A few years ago I decided to finish the laguna, and looked at the tail panel as the one thing that probably wasn't the best idea, so I chipped off the fiberglass I had used to bond the steel panels to the plastic, fixed what cutting I had done to the finish panel and reused the original taillights.

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Post by laguna55 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:19 pm

NICE RIDE I LOVE IT MAKES ME WANT TO WORK ON MY 75 LAGUNA IT HAS A 396 ..
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Post by laguna55 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:28 pm

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Post by Jedediah on Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:05 am

It is a very nice ride this is the one you guys were saying is for sale. It is amazing how many different ways these cars can be built.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:25 am

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