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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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That front bumper reflection gave away my distorted legs! Just wanted to show the front plate and license plate topper. The authenticated plate goes on the rear and is in better shape. This one is an extra 1950 plate that was installed as vanity. Florida is a one plate state.

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