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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    Thanks Bill! I am absolutely torn on the notion of how to proceed on the restoration because of the history behind it. I want to repair and make it as nice as possible, but at the same time I want to keep it as original as possible because it is only original once. I'm only doing critical things to make it drivable and keep it sealed up (new weatherstripping). I had rain coming in when I go caught out in a storm on the way home from a show.
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    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Looking great!
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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    I started before Christmas on the weatherstripping replacement. I started with the trunk and that went well with plenty of material to allow for trimming. Then I moved on to the roof rail weatherstrip. I aligned the new seal to the old one before I removed it. It was a little awkward to determine if everything aligned where the curved edge of the windshield met the door, but it eyeballed ok. I then removed the old one and started placing the new one in the appropriate push pin holes and that is where things went awry. The area in blue was about 1 inch too long from the molded corner at the intersection of the straight piece into the horizontal (blue area) and it was 1 inch too short from that point along the horizontal to the green area. None of the pins lined up, it was truly aggravating. What I will have to do is trim the 1 inch extra on the vertical in the rear and add it in somehow to the center horizontal section. I think a fresh tube of weatherstrip adhesive will be my best friend. Anyone else have this problem?
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    1963 VW Convertible Restoration

    Looks gorgeous! That is one of the large number of vehicle on my short list to own.
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    Penske PC-7 Indycar

    That is too cool!!!
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    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Loving the updates! You're making more progress than I am!
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    1956 Buick Century Restomod

    I'm liking this build! Can't wait to see more photos!
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    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Looking fantastic! I bet you're correct on the airflow issue. I would guess there was some recirculation of the exhaust / dirt between the bumper and body causing it to go all over the trunk.
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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    I was pretty sure of that, but the square nature of the sticker was the only factory sticker that matched in shape. I wonder if it was a decal placed by the dealership / service center that Hugh scraped off. Is there anything that went there other than the Caution sticker?
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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    Just talked to Booster Dewey, I will get it boxed up and headed his way this weekend. I've been a member of POCI for almost 2 years now, but never got on the forums. I registered about a week ago, but they still haven't approved my forum posting ability to I'm relegated to just reading.
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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    I spoke to Frank a while back and he said he didn't have any of that trim. I've sent Steve an e-mail and ordered the Ames catalog. I will call Kurt this afternoon. Thanks!
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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    Do you have his contact info? I’m not sure who that it. Thanks!
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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    I’ve been searching for a pic of an unrestored original engine compartment. Mine is very close to original, but missing stickers. I want to make sure anything I do is done correctly.
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    1960 Pontiac Bonneville (Maude)

    That is a gorgeous car! Thank you for the link! I found this photo browsing the Mecum listings, it has the sticker as well. I found it on Jegs' website but its listed for a 61. It should be correct though. Thanks!