1972 GS Stage1 in Flame Orange

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  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I'm almost caught up to the tealmist car as far as progress. I had a major setback with the convertible top install on that one. Kind of glad MCACN was canceled.
     
  2. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Me too.
     
  3. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    That color just pops! Wow!
     
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  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    All side glass is in, door handles and locks, trunk lock, trunk rubber and door rubber. I really really need the headliner to get here, and the heads to come back from the machine shop so I can make some big progress.
     

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  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Is that yellow clip for the transmission lines still intact?
     
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Yessir...it might be covered in black paint though :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have an extra painted and ready if you need one.

    Unless you can get it out to paint it...without snapping a piece of it off...
     
  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I’ll probably just let it slide. It’ll be buried under AC components anyway.
     
  9. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice save from the "while we're here" syndrome...
     
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  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I had to draw the line somewhere. I could’ve added another $10k to the build if I let myself dig any deeper.

    I initially wanted to leave the AC box on the firewall to keep costs down, but I’m glad I pulled it. It was really nasty in there.
     
  11. rgs455

    rgs455 Well-Known Member

    Just ran across this thread...Nice job Adam! When you put the evaporator core back on the car, please take a picture of where you place the Harrison label on the case. For some reason, my convertible doesn’t have one. Also, if you need to use my car as a reference, feel free to contact me.
     
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  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I thought I had responded to your inquiry, Bob...but I guess it never posted. The Harrison decal is on the side of the box...you can see it in the last photo I posted of the open engine compartment.

    Today, I finished up the brakes and bled the system. Also sanded and started buffing the front sheet metal. I got the first round of buffing done and called it quits for the day.
     

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  13. rgs455

    rgs455 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Adam! This car will be very nice when you’re done with it.
     
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks, Bob!
     
  15. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I did a little bit of farting around on the orange car today, since some items finally showed up from USPS Saturday.

    Psckage tray is installed. It has to be trimmed to fit on the back edge. See photo of the scribe line where I had to cut.

    also got the new VIN sticker put on the door.
     

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  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    All of the hood trim and grilles are installed.

    Stillllllll waiting on heads.
     

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  17. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Looking great, Adam!
     
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  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    We have heads!

    but no timing cover. Its MIA in the mail somewhere with all the other missing USPS packages I’m waiting for.
     

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  19. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I had a bolt package missing for a month using USPS..


     
  20. 67 Post GS

    67 Post GS Well-Known Member

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