Project code name - Never Satisfied

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1981LT1, Jan 7, 2017.

Shaved Door Handles?

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  1. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes sir
     
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    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Got the sway bar and rear brakes mounted for the final time. I also mounted the S10 emergency brake cables to see how they fit. I think I'm missing some parts and will need to investigate how the cables were routed when I took them off, but at least they are installed and now I can get that marked off the list. I also have a sneaky suspicion that my shocks are upside down ;)

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    They do look upside down. I never saw glass all on outside of rubber,why I asked
     
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    The glass basically leans against the weatherstripping. Wind noise was not a concern back then. I’m sure they leaked right off the showroom floor too!
     
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    Not following you - how could they be upside down? Maybe you're thinking of how, over time, the window presses into the weatherstrip, forming a groove, as discussed in this thread. That groove actually puts a stress on the glass when opening and closing the door - that's why modern cars with frameless windows use the power windows to drop the glass a scoche on door open.
     
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    Shocks upside down. I always thought it went in the groove .
     
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    FINALLY!!! I was able to get some paint on the hood today. I have added another vehicle to my list of projects, so things have gotten crowded in my garage. I'm not used to playing musical cars but since I only have the hood left to paint, it won't be that big of a deal. I will color sand the hood tomorrow and get some a couple more coats of color to even out the metallic then the clear coat. Hopefully by this time tomorrow it will be done and set aside to dry.

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    I picked this up about a year ago for my son and had it sitting at a friends house til now. This is his 14th birthday present so I figure 2 years is plenty of time to get it rebuilt and road worthy.

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    2nd coat of paint after color sanding...

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    Lots of work, looks great !
     

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