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Post by ratnfested on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:02 pm

My other Bu. Ive had it for 30 years this November.

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Post by ratnfested on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:03 pm

With the new hood

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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:04 pm

Thumbs up Thats sharp.
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Post by ratnfested on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:17 pm

Thanks.
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Post by ratnfested on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:23 pm

I love em all. Even if they have big rims that are not my thing I still love the body style. 74s are my favorite as far as rear lights for some reason. Maybe cause my dad had a 74 winter beater once and I remember riding in it. That Ghost rider car is so damn cool. I love the red. And it makes me think I might be able to get away with painting my grill surround on my 77 classic since the AL anodizing is kinda ugly. Matching Green might look good, after all its a resto mod so a couple hints of mods are ok I guess.
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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:36 pm

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Before you paint it, here's what I did.  I removed the anodized surface, wet sanded the aluminum (up to 2000 grit) then polished to a chrome finish.  I used mothers mag polish.
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Post by ratnfested on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:55 pm

I can try it. Then a nice clearcoat.
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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:02 pm

i think the mothers polish seals it pretty good.  I did that grille last winter and it hasen't oxidized yet.  My uncoated wheels only need polished once ever two years or so, and thats just because i prefer a highly polished look, not because they look bad.


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Post by 1973montec on Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:30 pm

dynchel wrote:Official Show Us Your Car ( 73-77 ) - Page 4 IMG_20141006_113921_zpsknwne9pv
Before you paint it, here's what I did.  I removed the anodized surface, wet sanded the aluminum (up to 2000 grit) then polished to a chrome finish.  I used mothers mag polish.


is it me,or is that grill emblem backwards?
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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:33 pm

I didn't realze that i mirrored that pic on my phone before posting it. The rwl tires are backasswards also.
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Post by driveit on Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:53 pm

Bowtie looks weird... lol
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Post by ratnfested on Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:27 pm

Nice catch!
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:26 pm

dynchel wrote:I didn't realze that i mirrored that pic on my phone before posting it.  The rwl tires are backasswards also.

Shhh. Tell people you were testing to see who would notice! Smile
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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:41 pm

no one comented about it being right hand drive in the pic.
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Post by driveit on Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:03 pm

I didn't notice any of it, but I contribute my extreme astigmatism. (Makes it very hard when you are a graphic designer!) I even see double with one eye closed. Doc said that was weird! lol
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Post by Dinomyte on Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:04 pm

Isn't that your other car? The one from the UK . . .
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Post by dhw3971 on Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:29 pm

Here I am at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI.  Unfortunately, all those ladies have obscured my ride.  Razz

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And here's another one from the 2014 MetroCruise in Grand Rapids, MI. That's my friend's daughter playing the role of pin-up girl.
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Post by 73guna on Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:49 am

Well, I think i signed up here in 2010, so this might be a good time for an intro.  Very Happy
My current project.
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As it sits now.
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This is what started it all, circa 1988
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Right after my Dad and I painted it.

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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:45 am

Welcome and I remember this car from when you Joined way back, glad it didn't get sold and you kept at it always liked the way it sits !!
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Post by jerry46765 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:33 am

Wow. That '73 SS is awesome.
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Post by marks454ss on Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:18 am

Yes it is. Here's my addition to the thread.
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Post by clanceman427 on Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:58 am

Well I didn't know this thread existed until now, so here's my addition. This is a cool thread BTW, great cars here!

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Post by mikidymac on Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:12 pm

Ok, I want to play too...
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My dad bought it new in 73', then it was my first car and hopefully my son will want it. I am stocking up on parts for the rebuild now but no work has started.
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Post by Hawk03 on Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:42 pm

I will add mine too although I should wait for another month when its back to one color  Laughing
1977 Malibu but added a 1974 Chevelle front end.

Stock look but I had it repainted with new vinyl top in 1997. Tear down started in 2013.
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How it looked prior to going to body/paint guy in December 2015 (with new body among the other different colored panels).
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I'm patiently waiting the final results.
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