Restoration Thread - 69 GS400 Convertible 4 Speed

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by taf44667, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks great....
  2. greatscat

    greatscat Well-Known Member

    What a great job Terry, it is better than factory,
  3. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Really looking great. Appreciate the attention to the details.
  4. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Very nice. Paint work is excellent. Wow
  5. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Lot better than factory. And the right guy on the motor
  6. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    Looks great. Awesome work.
  7. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    So that's where the nos ball stud boot went. We've been trying to get one to repo for everyone. Most impossible 4 spd part to get .
  8. ginpolejumper

    ginpolejumper Founders Club Member

    That should be displayed at the Smithsonian. :D
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  9. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Very nice work by all involved.
  10. matt68gs400

    matt68gs400 Well-Known Member

    Holy mother of God..... that looks awesome. The pictures are super helpful to me.
  11. Lee Bacon

    Lee Bacon Well-Known Member

    Wow what a beautiful site..........
  12. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    That's no joke !
  13. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    DL - I was not aware you were looking for a ball stud boot to repo. Years back I did show this to a rubber company along with a drawing of the frame side boot/seal. I never did hear back once I told them the low production levels, I think they wanted to be in the 1000's of pieces when I was at 300 for first run.

    Thanks for all the props - adding some more pics here shortly
  14. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Drivers side all finished..
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  15. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Quarters installed and now ready for final priming then paint sometime next month....These quarters came out perfect, they look great.
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  16. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Finally got around to completing the shorty console. All chrome parts were re-chromed, assembly pins, brackets, original hardware etc were re-plated. The housing was re-painted and the flocking was very nice with little wear just in a few spots. The pad/emblem is a reproduction and fit pretty nice.
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    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
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  17. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    More shorty pics...
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  18. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Final pics - all polished and ready for car

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  19. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Excellent work, what factory color was this born with? Love all the detail work .
  20. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed


    Factory color was Polar White Code 50, Black Interior, Black Top, it's being painted the factory color.

    Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated.

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