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18 minutes ago, Elpad said:

Would you believe me if I told you that it took me a whole day to install solo the rear bumper, guards and trunk lock and emblem?

That quick?

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11 hours ago, Elpad said:

You know, I think I haven’t adjust to this retired life yet!

I'll be out 10 years next month. As the saying goes "you'll miss the clowns, but not the circus!"

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Baby steps, few more pieces of the puzzle.Today left side “Super”  script, front fender and front door side moldings.

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Today I got front door moldings, a mirror, hubcaps with trim rings and 3 of 4 door exterior handles. I need a handle retaining plate for one of the doors. One was rusted beyond useful. Does anybody have any around?

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All 9 grille tooth are waiting to be installed. They have been wrapped and in storage since the date on the newspaper. It was about time

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Showing some rear. Next will be upholstery shop for headliner install then glass shop. I see some light at the end of the tunnel.

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It has been 3 weeks that I haven’t touch the 50 due to the wall enclosure project. The trunk has become a tool box. Got to get back on track!

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On 8/15/2020 at 9:47 PM, Elpad said:

This is the defective door handle retaining clip. Does anybody have one for sale?

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Could you just cur the rusted side off and use a lock cylinder retaining clip or similar on that side?

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9 hours ago, lancemb said:

Could you just cur the rusted side off and use a lock cylinder retaining clip or similar on that side?

I haven’t tried that but I don’t think it will work due to slider tabs to accommodate the whole plate. They sell them new on evilBay as a pair and there is a gentleman on the forum that can sell me an original for same price. I may take him on that since I just find out that I’m also missing a door stopper plate.

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