Smartin

70 Skylark 455 Driver

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1 hour ago, Smartin said:

Weather is cool but humid this weekend...all rain.  Wife-to-be is having her bachelorette party this weekend, so I am home alone :)

 

  Enjoy the "home alone" Adam.  

 

  Ben

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Couldn't resist finishing the fender and hanging some trim

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Biting off one panel at a time

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Finally got some sun on that paint...love this color!

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First course of sanding done. Headliner install halted when we found out one of the plastic rod clips was missing.

Hopefully tomorrow I can finish sanding and buff this side. I still have to go back over the other side and hit the spots I missed.

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First round of buffing is complete on the drivers side.  I still have to hit the entire passenger side again with this.  I always forget that dark colors show EVERYTHING.

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Not one ripple!  Wow!  You da man Adam!!!  Awesome!!!!

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There is a ghost in your paint!  Beautiful job...

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I finished the final buff this morning and started to install trim.  I am having the headliner finished on Tuesday, so should be able to get the interior buttoned up after that.  

Even with the "good" window fuzzies, I had to do some drilling and massaging of a couple of the pieces to make them fit right.

Steele sent the wrong door rubber.  They sent a set for a post car.  According to their website, this is correct for a "coupe."  Isn't a coupe the same as a hardtop??  So technically it was my screwup because I ordered a set for a coupe.  I'll be having a chat with them Monday.

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This color really likes the sun

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Thanks, Ted!  You going to Allentown?

 

The remainder of the rubber went in this afternoon, as well as the rest of the interior.  Next on the list is to paint the headlight doors, grille trim, and quarter extensions so I can mount the bumpers.  I have a guy lined up to do the vinyl top as soon as I can drive it over there.  It will probably wait until I get the hood and trunk painted and installed, though.

 

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Front bumper and headlight bezels installed!

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Makes me wish that I still had mine. :(

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Rear bumper and quarter extensions installed...and a fresh tank of 93!

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Utterly incredible - looks tremendous Adam

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3.55 posi rear ready to bolt in!  I will be doing this and the brakes at the same time.  The booster is on its way this week.  I have scheduled the vinyl top install for 2 weeks from now.

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