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kreed last won the day on August 20 2018

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  1. Agree completely - 7 years max. Here is my 66 GS with 15,000 original miles and tires that were 15 years old that were put on at 7,000 miles . On my way to show on interstate at 70 mph . Thank God I was in the right hand lane when the right front absolutely exploded making me swerve severely to the right but fortunately exactly at an exit off the interstate . If I had been in the passing lane and a semi beside me or another car ….. let’s just say the good Lord was looking down on me . Tore off the wheel rim molding ,damaged the paint on the fender and hood - $3500 later . Hagerty paid it all . Lesson learned the hard way . Kreed ROA 14549
  2. James Kehr (BestOfferCounts) has the complete set ( console and panels ) stained and unstained . I lightly sanded and then used a medium walnut stain from Home Depot and brushed it on with a 2 inch foam brush (two coats ) and sanded again very lightly and then rattle canned the clear . My guy striped then after very lightly sanding (2000 grit) the clear . Did not reapply clear after Pinstriping. Good luck KReed ROA 14549
  3. CARS has always been very responsive for me. Talk to Kevin or Jeff by phone . KReed ROA 14549
  4. The round fasteners and screws are used on the long pieces only(2) . Screws only on the short pieces(6) There are about 4 “lips” on the long panel fits over the round fastener . KReed ROA 14549
  5. He said stencil. KReed ROA 14549
  6. Hi all - restoring a 65 GS and bought a nice set of unstained matched walnut panels from James Kehr at BestOfferCounts ( whom I highly recommend ) I stained and cleared them . They did not have the pinstripe and I had a very good friend add the pinstripe for me . Returned to day and I am very pleased . If anyone is interested , I am happy to supply his name and contact info by PM as he said he would be happy to do others if needed . . Pardon the glare on my pics but he really nailed the stripe IMO . KReed ROA 14549
  7. Hi Ed - group 8 under fenders of all places! “ rocker fasteners “ 😀 KReed ROA 14549
  8. CARS had them. $1.50 each plus shipping . KReed ROA 14549
  9. Interesting conversation indeed with some great stories . I have always said and still try to convince myself that if someone would give me every dollar spent for every car that I own , it would be very tempting to jerk their arm off ( at least my wife would) but that being said I also have several cars that will NEVER be worth even close to what I have in them . I believe this is a hobby to enjoy not an investment to retire on some day . How many times to you see something go at auction with $100 K in receipts sell for $40 K? My future philosophy after dealing with my latest on-going project is to buy someone else’s restoration …… but I still do believe half the fun of having these old cars is the “ journey “ of chasing parts , painting and making them presentable. Yes , some may increase in value but others will decrease . Personally I would rather spend $10-15 K on a quality paint job than $5 K on something that would drive me crazy every time I looked at it . Hard to put a dollar amount on the enjoyment ones gets at looking at a car “ done right “ vs the 20 footer .😀Just my thoughts . Anyway it’s still lots of fun. KReed ROA 14549
  10. I really like those wheels on the car. Can you photoshop a whitewall into the pic? KReed ROA 14549
  11. iMHO that would just be too much gray on that beautiful boattail but it’s all in the eye of the beholder ! I do like those wheels though. Personally I would want more chrome but….Who cares what anybody else thinks. Do what YOU like . Gorgeous car! Let us know hat you decide .Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  12. Hi Jason - I have a 66 rear bumper . Decent shape - good core….. but a long way from East PA ! KReed ROA 14549
  13. Hi Andrew - I believe I do have a compete set up . I will check and let you know. And send pics . Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  14. Hi Tom x what are those two beauties in the background reflection? 64 and ?… KReed ROA 14549
  15. Thanks Wayne - will certainly keep that little trick in mind but I am sincerely hoping there is NEVER a next time.I’m done restoring cars after this one ! 😀 KReed ROA 14549 Did not have to cut a slot in the lower portion although though I might have to when I started . It doesn’t have that “ upper lip “ like the top section and it did not deform at all . It was amazing how three passes with the cut off saw gave me a food two inches out on the end . That being said it’s not perfect but will be OK I think . I’m gonna weld it up , grind it down and put in back on the car again before sending for replating . KReed ROA 14549.
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