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Post by Shaunaconda on Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:53 pm

I've been playing with the idea of getting a '73 Elky or maybe a Chevelle. Was wondering what you guys think of these two:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/4709558666.html

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/ctd/4681785537.html

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Post by Joe73 on Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:27 pm

Both look real nice. I like the black one better. Also, on the silver one. Take a look at the 5th pic of the drivers door jamb. Looks like rust under the weatherstrip and edge of the back trim. I'd check that out because there might be more.
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Post by jerry46765 on Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:27 pm

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Post by pila on Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:34 pm

The black one looks good ! I know that one can't be restored or have a lot of work done on it, for that asking price.
My first Elco was a '73.....then a '76 SS, then a new '77 etc.....I love G3 Elcos !! Very Happy Latest is the '75 project, with way too much money spent on it..... Sad

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Post by Shaunaconda on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:18 pm

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Post by dynchel on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:43 pm

They are a member here.  I remember a introduction, and  few posts, but not a name.
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Post by dynchel on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:46 pm

https://www.g3gm.com/t7769-new-laguna-owner-here
Found it. Rolling Eyes wonder why he's selling it.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:59 pm

I don't know...but, that car is stunning in triple black and with the sunroof! Gimmee...gimmee...gimmeeeee....

Question for you paint pros...why would the paint crack like that on the back qtrs? My original paint is showing some very "fine" spiderwebbing on the hood and I'm guessing it's from the engine heat?
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:52 pm

That's common for the paint to crack and check like that...especially on the hood of your car, engine heat and the paint being so old it just breaks down. If it does it on the hood it's likely it'll do it everywhere else eventually. It'll need to be stripped to bare metal if you ever want to reprint the car. Can't go ontop of checked paint.
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Post by pila on Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:12 am

I kinda agree about painting over old paint. I stripped my Malibu down to the bare metal with stripper, and it had been repainted over the old paint once before. It's not a fun job, but I'm used to stripping airplanes.

My Elco was easier to strip, being just the original paint on it.


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Post by JB2wheeler on Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:52 pm

Original factory paint was laquar (spelling?) paint and the older it gets the more brittle it becomes. When modern paint goes over the top of laquar, it creates stress cracks in the original paint. JB
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Post by cees klumper on Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:11 am

For what it's worth, I have several hundred gallons of single-stage auto paint I bought up a coulle of years ago for my wife who used it to make paintings with, but now has switched to other paints. It's made by Sikkens (Akzo Nobel, I believe parent co to PPG?) and it's their 'Autoflex' product. It's no longer allowed to be manufactured because it is the 'old style' (perhaps oil based, not sure) car paint. So this may work better on top of older paints. I have all kinds of colors, if anyone's interested send me a PM and I will see what colors we have. It's in one liter cans (one quart per can I suppose).
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