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GidyUp
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chopmgw wrote
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Seats look nice...just wondering did you opt not to have the deluxe seat buttons on the rear seats?

4 of the 8 were badly pitted, so just fitted to the front seats rather than sourcing new ones..


Yeh I did the whole lot on mine and they were not cheap $15US each back when the AUS Dollar was 0.72US. Needed 8...ouch!!!


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GidyUp wrote
Yeh I did the whole lot on mine and they were not cheap $15US each back when the AUS Dollar was 0.72US. Needed 8...ouch!!!


I dont have a massive budget so I couldnt justify the cost for small details when I have so much other crap to buy.
Next time maybe Very Happy


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It's always the small details that you the builder will notice down the track!
You can always replace the buttons later.


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Nuts wrote
It's always the small details that you the builder will notice down the track!

I know what u mean but right now Ive got to concentrate on some other small details I will notice, like another windscreen, petrol tank etc.
Its all about priorities to get this baby back on the road again.


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haha love hte boxer in the pics .. my boxer will be the same .. having her big head into everything!


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Noob progress.
Ive done as much as I can, with my limited knowledge, as far as paint preparation goes.
Time to hand her on to a proffesional now.
I have something lined up and currently waiting on a "bring her on down, ur next" type call.
Hoping thats going to be in the next month or so.

Found the paint prep a bit of a nightmare to be honest.
Lot of confusion with differing opinions on products and techniques.
I know why painters get the big bucks now ! Very Happy






Also been busy elsewhere.
Had my vent frames rechromed and fitted new seals and handles.
About half the price of repros and I get the warm and fuzzies knowing that they are original. Win/Win
Im chuffed with them.


Had my bolt and nuts treated and cadmium coated.
Came up nice.


Parts list is probaly about 90% complete now.
Some new arrivals this week.


Boxes of parts piling up all over the house. More in the garage !


Was trying to do this on a budget but now got to the stage of what the hell,
Im in too deep now. Smile


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Hhmmm, if you can still afford to eat then I'd say you are within budget. Very Happy


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Can I say fellas as you prepare to do the door cards, take them out of the box and if the have a bow in them(mine sure did) suspend them so as to place a weight on them to take the bow out. Mine took 2 days for the drivers side and another 3 days with greater weight(6 pavers as oppossed to 4 for the drivers side) it makes life easy come fitting time. hope this helps.
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Medic


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MustangMedic wrote
Can I say fellas as you prepare to do the door cards, take them out of the box and if the have a bow in them(mine sure did) suspend them so as to place a weight on them to take the bow out. Mine took 2 days for the drivers side and another 3 days with greater weight(6 pavers as oppossed to 4 for the drivers side) it makes life easy come fitting time. hope this helps.
Cheers,
Medic

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Hi Michael
Wehre did you get the quarter windows rechromed and what was the rough price
Cheers
Jacko


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Coming along nicely Mike

may have a car heading to Adelaide if you want a new screen (thats if your not in a hurry)...and you want to save a few bucks?

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Ausjacko wrote
Hi Michael
Wehre did you get the quarter windows rechromed and what was the rough price
Jacko

The vent frames were $160 for the pair to be rechromed at a local place called chromemasters at Salisbury.
Not bad seeing as they looked like this to start with.

The guy has earned his money !

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may have a car heading to Adelaide if you want a new screen (thats if your not in a hurry)...and you want to save a few bucks?

Matt

Thanks for the offer Matt
Will get back to u.


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Hey Michael, that price for chrome work is really good. What was there turnaround like.


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Ausjacko wrote
Hi Michael
Wehre did you get the quarter windows rechromed and what was the rough price
Cheers
Jacko


guy in the ACT jacko is meant to be really good.... ring cc or Moe sure he would know the place or maybe Nuts knows.

believe its $$$ but a top job. Reggie used him i believe


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Nuts wrote
Hey Michael, that price for chrome work is really good. What was there turnaround like.

Turnaround was a week.
The price was good but I enquired about getting the bumpers done and he wanted $500-600 each so I might go for repros there.


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