1972 GS Stage1 in Flame Orange

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Got a couple shots yesterday morning when I had it out to stretch it’s legs without getting bugs in my teeth..

    waiting on exhaust guy to call me with an open spot

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  2. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Eye candy right there.
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  3. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Looks Great...
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  4. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    Damn, that looks delicious. Great work Adam.
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  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks guys!
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    The front end is completely rebuilt now. It wandered all over the road on the test drives....pretty much anything connected to the center link was toast. All of the control arm bushings were dry rotted, so we replaced those as well...and I'm glad we did because they were way off center. I just need to point the tires in the right direction.

    For some odd reason, both horns decided they didn't want to work anymore. I had tested them prior to painting, but they wouldn't go once installed on the car. I found a low note horn in my stash that worked, and I sourced another one here on the board. I got that one in the mail yesterday, so I thought it would make a good video to kind of go through what I had to do to figure out the horn issue.

  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Swinging back around to this one...

    We were able to deliver the car to the owner at the GS nationals last month without a hitch. We also made the decision to enter into the Concours (there is no E at the end of that word) class to see how it would fare. Hindsight says we should have gone into the 100 point show, but I'm taking the results from the judging as an education in what I need to look for next time. And also how in-depth this type of judging is compared to even the BCA 400 point classes.

    We ended up with a Bronze award, but were ONE POINT away from Silver. Most of the deductions are easy fixes. Overall happy with the results! And that was a hell of a fun event...
  8. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    The car looked fantastic, Adam. Thanks to you and the owner for getting it to the Nats and having it on display.
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  9. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Please swing on over to the '69 Stage 1 without further adieu :D
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  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I have to finish the 70 convertible and paint a 57...then I can move to the 69:D
  11. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Roll some yellow on that checker cab look alike 57 and tell the 70 owner you're awaiting parts.
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  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Patience is a virtue.....or something:D:D:D:D:D
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  13. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    What did it lose points for?
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Aftermarket shocks front and rear (I didn't paint them grey)
    Undercarriage is virtually untouched except for new suspension parts and exhaust
    Incorrect muffler hangers (we elected to have someone local make the exhaust for less than half the cost of Gardner)
    Incorrect alternator pulley
    Battery (It's an AC Delco but for Concours they require period correct....didn't know that)
    Dirty emission hose
    Wrong insulator on power steering hose
    Cogged belts
    Dirty firewall at AC box
    Wrong AC muffler insulation (the aftermarket hose has newer style insulation)
    Some incorrect hardware on door panels (not sure where, probably the screws on the bottom)
    Incorrect Core support bushing?
    Missing red paint dab on hood latch rod
    Body color showing on windshield pillar (inside, should be blacked out)
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  15. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Drove it to the grocery store Tuesday and she is definitely an attention getter. Now I just need more sunny days.

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