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Thanks Dustin I can't wait to get the rest of the car that color !

Well I got the inside of the fender painter with POR-15 and have 3 coats of epoxy primer on the outside

now for some sanding

Handwriting Wood Bumper Gas Automotive exterior

Paint Art Tints and shades Painting Graffiti

Wood Gas Bumper Automotive exterior Musical instrument

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ooooooooooooooo shinny, looking good James
 

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Great work! Looks fantastic!
 

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Maybe I was thinking a early 70s grand prix
I had a 70 with a standard and I pulled the pedals
And everything related and I still have a 428 block sitting
in the garage sooo
 

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I picked up a AMD deck lid and it is a good quality reproduction part It is heaver than the stock lid .

I know this because the old one when I pop it open it came opened all the way the new one pops and

opens about a inch and I have to lift it the rest of the way then it stays open .

Here's some pictures .

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Bumper Wood Automotive exterior Gas Rectangle

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James look up at the torsional trunk springs and see if they are in the highest setting. Mine was same way till I got in the trunk and pulled the torsion rods to the next "hook" and then it opened all the way up on its own.
 

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Cool thanks Derrick I will do that
 

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Hi all so I tried my hand at restoring a rally II rim , A back story on the rim my buddy who passed away a couple of years ago

kept telling me had a 15" rim some where but he couldn't remember where it was so recently his mother was selling her house and I went

down there and asked if I could rummage thru the garage well after looking high and lo no rim .

Fast forward a couple of weeks I was over at his sisters house helping work on her dodge pickup and I took a break

to take the last sip from my beer as I tipped my head back lo and behold up in the rafters hanging on a big nail there it was

he must have tried to hide it from his brothers who were always stealing his rims .

It was a bear to get it down and it still had a blown out tire on it but I got it .

It's a 15"x 7" 4.375 backspacing HW code off a 73 to 77 GP anywho the pictures tell the rest of the story.

Tire Wheel Automotive tire Tread Synthetic rubber

Wheel Locking hubs Automotive tire Tire Tread

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Locking hubs Tread

After blasting

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Tread Locking hubs

After epoxy primmer

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Locking hubs Tread

Water Fluid Liquid Gas Automotive tire

masking

Automotive tire Hubcap Alloy wheel Automotive design Rim

Automotive tire Wheel Alloy wheel Hubcap Bicycle part

And completed the last picture is it next to a vintages repo wheel I bought at summit for $10 bucks in the

scratch and dent section the new one is a little darker on the charcoal color but pretty dam close

Wheel Automotive tire Tire Motor vehicle Tread

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James look up at the torsional trunk springs and see if they are in the highest setting. Mine was same way till I got in the trunk and pulled the torsion rods to the next "hook" and then it opened all the way up on its own.
Thanks Derrick I adjusted them to the lowest notch and it pops right open now .

I knew that but the old computer in my head must be a old 486 running at 50MHz
 

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Looking really good James. Half the engine stuff I don't understand, it's pretty awesome to be able to do all that yourself. I used the same Dupli-color paint and was pretty happy with it. We'll see how it holds up once my engine gets fired up.

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Thanks Ken I do most of this myself because I can't afford to pay someone else to do it lol but I really do enjoy doing it !

The paint holds up well but I have seen it turn brown on the heads especially on the two center exhaust ports but i don't think

that can be helped just to much heat , I'm not sure if the rare exhaust manifolds would help with heat dissipation I will be buying

a set of those soon so we will see.
 
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Same here, no way I could afford to have the work done by a "shop"....Id be living on the streets...Plus I'd rather learn and do it myself. I think our cars may be completed around the same time!
 
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THE TURBO SWITCH I forgot about that LOL that's funny stuff there !!!
 
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