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Post by magic marouke on Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:20 pm

Ok all the color sanding is done and hope to get it buffed Monday evening . Been busy putting some of the car together . Had a time lining the trunk lid up with the rear panel and the tail light covers so had to do some Okie engineering on it .
Started putting some of the interior together which went ok . Also got the door wether strip on the door and lower body trim on one side of the car .

Replaced some of the sound deadening which was falling apart over the years .
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:31 pm

really lookin good
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:55 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:really lookin good
Thanks
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:58 pm

Put in the front bumper fillers which went in ok . Only problem is that the bumper is a good inch over to the right and there's no more adjustment so gonna have to live with it

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Post by 77mali on Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:24 pm

Has one of the bumper shocks been hit before?
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:31 pm

77mali wrote:Has one of the bumper shocks been hit before?  
I thought of that but everything looks straight enough . I'm not worried about it enough to take it all off and mess with it
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Post by driveit on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:29 am

I think it looks great!
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Post by magic marouke on Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:43 pm

Thanks .
Well it's all buffed and polished . Washed it at home and all that's left is to wax it . Found a couple spots that we missed with the buffer so will get those touched up later . Looks good in the sun but you can't really tell from this pic


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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Very nice!
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Post by 77mali on Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:06 pm

Hey I found you a twin in Nova Scotia (even though it's a Landau)

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:23 am

my friend Lance RIP,had a very nice 76 with black interior.
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Post by magic marouke on Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:15 pm

77mali wrote:Hey I found you a twin in Nova Scotia (even though it's a Landau)

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I found that pic a couple months ago and kept it on my phone for inspiration .
Would love the wheels like that on mine so will have to start saving up again
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Post by magic marouke on Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:18 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:my friend Lance RIP,had a very nice 76 with black interior.
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Yea I thought black was the easiest color to go with and have no problem matching up .
That does it !!!! .... Looking at this one I have to get rally wheels , is that sexy or what ?
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Post by magic marouke on Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:29 pm

Went back last night and touched up and places we missed while buffing . Also had a couple of tiny chips from where the hood and trunk close . Going to wash it again tonight then start waxing it . Then start putting everything back on the car .
 Still wont be done after that . I have a new windshield to put in , get the AC charged and working , paint the inner fenders and inside the trunk , take it to Firestone for a medical .

Another bad pic of the car in poor light

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Post by magic marouke on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:30 pm

Ok I washed the car again before I waxed it . Must have sweated 20 lbs waxing it in the garage at almost 100f .turned out pretty good so started putting some more parts on it . Got the handles , locks , belt rails and mirror in the drivers door plus the rest of the trim on the left side . All the front of the car is complete now as you can see from the pic .

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Post by driveit on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:27 am

Lookin good. New wheels coming soon?
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Post by dynchel on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:30 am

Looks good...you'll have to change your avatar.Very Happy
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:06 am

dynchel wrote:Looks good...you'll have to change your avatar.Very Happy
Oh yeah I'd forgotten about that
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:09 am

driveit wrote:Lookin good.  New wheels coming soon?

I wish . Getting everything else done first so I can drive it . Still have to get the windshield in , get the AC sorted out and take it for a medical at Firestone . If I see some rally's at a decent price though I'll grab em !
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Post by driveit on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:57 am

Cool. I am running rally wheel minus the one that got busted up in the accident.
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Post by Wallyuph on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:32 am

I was surprised to here you were waxing a fresh paint job. I was under the impression one needed to wait 30-60 days before applying any wax to a fresh paint job?
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:29 am

Wallyuph wrote:I was surprised to here you were waxing a fresh paint job. I was under the impression one needed to wait 30-60 days before applying any wax to a fresh paint job?
Some do and some don't . My painter said he normally does it .
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:50 am

wow
an awsome job.. are you gonna let the past owner see it?

a year after i bought mine,i took it back to the 2nd owner and let him take it for a ride. he was grinnin from ear to ear.Very Happy 
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:35 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:wow
an awsome job.. are you gonna let the past owner see it?

a year after i bought mine,i took it back to the 2nd owner and let him take it for a ride. he was grinnin from ear to ear.Very Happy 
yes actually I am . The previous owner asked to see it when ever I got it restored . I started on it a month or so after buying it and I think he was surprised that I'd started it already when I stopped by and showed him pics of it in the paint shop . I'll wait till its all done then just show up . It had been in his family from day one apparently .
My avatar pic was taken when I was test driving it .
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Post by 77mali on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:37 pm

You did such a nice job that he'll prob want to buy it back, be careful Laughing
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