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  1. I actually didn't think it would get to $13k. It was selling at no reserve.


    It had rusty bubbles, the interior was ehhhh ... and the engine bay is a mess.

    And it's a two-tone paint job that was in need of help.

    (But it was numbers matching, so that's a plus)


    Considering mine was a no-sale at $18.5 and was WAAYYYYYY nicer (eventually sold private to the high bidder), that $13k was a good price I thought.

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  2. 7 hours ago, Paul from PA said:

    I often wondered what the fee schedule was for BAT. Now I and others know. Thank you.



    Actually I think it's $249 if you haven't listed before but they make it $99 for returning customers. The best part is the buyer pays the 5% commission, not the seller, which makes it a good deal for a seller. The way the bidding works too, the buyer's fee is charged on the credit card the second the auction ends. This means whoever wins is a LOT less likely to flake out and not buy the car (which seems to be a big issue on eBay).

  3. On 5/14/2020 at 8:03 AM, cjp69 said:



    Good luck today Rich, fingers crossed for a happy ending! 


    No sale on the auction at $18,250, before the 5% buyer's fee. I didn't need to sell it but if it had gotten to at least $20,000, I would have been OK with letting it go. Truth is I had been working on the listing for quite a few months with them, and trying to sort out some details, and had already paid the $99 entry fee, so I figured I might as well see what happens. Happy to keep it!

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  4. All done. Overall I am very pleased with how that turned out. It’s not a perfect fit, the sides are just off some, and you end up with a modern plastic textured surface compared to the softer vinyl original, but for the price, it’s a very professional finish. 


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  5. In the works on mine. I removed most of the vinyl around the edges. I found the one bottle of glue was enough, although I will be going back to add more under the front lip. Instructions say not to use glue over the entire top because the cap needs to expand in the heat.

    One nice thing about having a black interior is the adhesive is black also so you can’t mess it up too easily.



  6. 43 minutes ago, RockinRiviDad said:


    BINGO...YES, its a cheapo $150 PVC cover from DashTops. I really enjoy the look & the cost. I only call it cheap because its plastic & costs so much less than having an upholstery shop do it. I could have saved money if I would have covered it myself with vinyl. But I don't have those kind of skills & I had bought this plastic one many moons ago anyway  


    My suggestions:

    if u are looking for show car quality, or u have a rare car or u just have stimulus money burning a hole in your pocket :) ...then goes to an upholstery shop for your dash cover

    if u are on a budget (like me) &/or u are ok with driver quality...then go with a DashTop...(although I haven't really cared to look close enough, but this DashTop cover is so nice I bet some guys show their cars with this cover on them)


    good luck...hope this helped. let us know what u get & we LOVE pix (well, at least, I do :)  )

    yeah that does help a lot. My big concern with the dash cap is how it looks under the lip because that’s where mine is the worst. It looks like the cap does come around the lip and cover that too?

  7. So I was installing new LED bulbs in my dash (look good) and in the process I broke the gas gauge loose.  Dammit.


    So far as I can tell, I need to re-soder the red wires to the top spots. But overall it seemed to be floating in the gauge pod, yes? Or is there something on the bottom that broke?!? I can’t see anything except there was a really small brass circle that was loose in the pod.


    I have no idea how these work.







  8. Prices are all over the board. I think even your location plays a part. I see prices in the Midwest much more reasonable than what you would see a private seller in California or Washington (where I am) willing to take.

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