70 Stage1 Convertible

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

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Fixed the fender...and got them mounted on the rotisserie ends in the position that they will be hung on the car. Now it's time to deep clean the garage and get ready for paint Saturday night into Sunday morning!
     

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  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    When I painted the underside of the trunk lid, it seemed like it was a touch too green. I didn't pursue the issue until I could get it into some good light. Well, it was. So some adjustments were made at the supply store (thank god they were open yesterday) and we have what I can safely say is as close as I could get to the original color. There was some original paint left on the top inside of the doors, but it wasn't true to the color because it was somewhat thin.

    So, here we are. I shot the base late yesterday, and got up early this morning and hosed a bunch of clear on it. It's nice and sunny today, so that made for some good photo opportunities.
     

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  3. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Adam,

    Really looking great. Can't wait to see it in person.
     
  4. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Killer color! Looking good Adam.
     
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  5. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    That car is going to be spectacular when its all done. I love the color. Cant wait to see it done.
     
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  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Since I didn’t do enough this weekend, I started to work on the front wheel houses. I’ll have these blasted and then do a little repair work on them...then hose some black paint their general direction.

    I also ripped all of the AC parts off the firewall and completely disassembled the dash off the parts car. It’s time to start detailing parts.
     

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  7. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Boy impressive doesn't even start to express this thread. Awesome awesome work. You are so the man. Thanks for posting all that you do. Again. I am beyond impressed.
     
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  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks!
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I did some cleanup on pedal assemblies and a few other trinkets in that general area. Been disassembling the parts car and got the entire dash and inner firewall stripped of parts to use on this car. Tomorrow, I start working on AC system cleanup.
     

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  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Inner and outer AC boxes, and all associated doodads are cleaned up and installed. Still need to buy some flex duct to connect the boxes. The firewall insulation was a pain in the arse to get the pins through the firewall. Seemed like that took more time than anything else.

    All pedal assemblies are installed.

    I started to get some wiring in. Threaded the power window harnesses through the doors and roughly hung the dash harness. Mounted the fuse block and left everything else hanging for now...until I can get the instrument cluster back from my spray chrome guy.
     

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  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I started installing door guts yesterday. I forget how much crap is bolted to these doors, until I have to remove ,clean, paint, grease, from the old door to the new door.

    The original glass to the car was really worn and scratched up. I ended up ordering a set of side glass from Auto City Classic. I had already ordered a windshield from Summit (Pilkington date coded). The side glass will be here in a couple weeks. Not sure on the windshield.

    Here's a really exciting picture of what appears to be no progress, but it represents about 6 hours of fiddling with parts and bolts. Thank god for Todd's fastener kit!
     

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  12. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Adam, wait 'til you adjust the windows, that's the really fun part.
     
  13. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I’m familiar with that part...will set aside a full day for that
     
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  14. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    Adjusting door glass - I wish there was a dislike button.
     
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  15. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    One battle at a time..

     
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  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Several deliveries today...side glass came, and in-line tube order for master/booster came as well. Bruno also sent me a red heater control cable, and it came today too.
     

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  17. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I assembled all of the hardware onto the new glass today. I got a hardware kit from Todd, which includes a good portion of new parts, but some I had to reuse from the old glass. I'm really glad we got new glass for this car. The old stuff was so scratched up and worn out...would've been a bummer to install it on such a nice car.
     

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  18. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones Wretched Excess

    Love seeing the progress on this car Adam. I had a shop locally spray a deck lid with some Tealmist a few years ago. It too looked too green, at least under some lighting conditions. Tealmist is one of the colors which seems to shift somewhat depending on sun angle. From your photos, it looks like the color I remember from when the cars were new. Nice job!

    This is under full spectrum fluorescent lighting with camera flash. P1010003.JPG
     
  19. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    The underside was definitely greener than the rest of the car, so I reshot it today with the grille trim piece. I also cleaned up some doodads that were hanging around in a box that came with the car.
     

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  20. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    There's nothing like refurbished OEM stuff.
     
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