70 Stage1 Convertible

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Just a little bling to keep momentum..

    Also, here is a photo of an original push clip compared to one that TPP sent. This is for the door weatherstripping top corners. The new ones are so big that they won't push into the factory holes. So I cobbled together a set from the parts car, and some others from my hoard. Thankfully I have saved some "stupid" stuff like this.
     

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  2. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    It's not "stupid" stuff if you need it and the parts suppliers fail in major ways....
     
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  3. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Exactly - We used to save everything b/c nothing was repro'd but then most the repro stuff is awful. I'd happily pay (a lot) more if they'd make the stuff correctly. Instead, I rarely even consider using repro stuff. Then the vendors wonder why they can't sell the stuff but they largely did it to themselves.
     
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  4. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Why is it so damn difficult for them to get it right the first time?

    Main reason I won't ever toss anything again.
     
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  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Yep...several swing-and-miss reproduction part issues that I've experienced lately.
     
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  6. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    My American Autowire main (front) harness apparently has gremlins that I need to address.

    I'm having what feels like a rev limiter before leveling off at WOT and my back up lights have gone amiss. Neither of which was an issue previously.

    Also, the sockets for the front directional don't snap in when you turn them in. I've had to reinstall both sides a few times in the last couple weeks.

    It turns out a few others have had issues with their harnesses as well. So, there's that...
     
  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    The door seals are the new Parts Place latex ones. They fit well, but the fasteners were wrong.

    Fast forward to today when I installed the A pillar seals (Metro brand)...open the box and there is a bag of these...the CORRECT size clips. Hallelujah.

    Front windshield stainless is polished and installed...sans the cowl piece. That is a real bitch to polish...will take care of it tomorrow.
     

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  8. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Stainless looks fantastic Adam!
     
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  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks Mike! Here is more..
     

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  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Fenders are patiently waiting their turn to be bolted on.
     

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