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Bigsarg    106
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Looks so different with plexy. Crazy different 

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IA-SteveB    23
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Can't wait to see the wheels installed.

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Bigsarg    106
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IA, hopefully this week a lot will get done. Then it's back to the upholstery shop cuz the area around the windows is being pinched between the glass and the new rubber seals. They'll have to remove the top an fix that area. Then prob a few more grimlins will show their face before it's finished. At this point, I'm Johnson, but not going to except it till it's 100% finished. 

The soonest big car show, I know in my area, Panama City Beach, Fl  is

https://emeraldcoastcruizin.com/

 in November, so that's really when I'm looking to unveil her. I think I will have to enter under custom or modified, but probly custom. My goal is if it doesn't place then it will be back in the shop to get what it needs to place in its category.  

We will see. Remember this is a "Show Driver", not a trailer queen. So it will be used for getting groceries on Thursday and showed on Saturday. This car will be driven on a regular basis and not set in the garage like it did for the last 10 years. Mainly cuz it's got an automatic in it now. I'm just too old for a dam 4 speed. Pain in the ass trying to drink coffee and shift gears. Lol

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On 8/13/2017 at 5:38 PM, Bigsarg said:

Stinger. Thxs for the input. I'll bring all this up with the shop tomorrow. I'm taking the wire spoke rims down tomorrow. So it's getting closer. 

I'm wanting to see all the final pieces on the engine as well. Their finished and I'm hoping to see them on this week. 

I can understand not wanting to try and match paint for a perfectionist. But unmatched is better than a blob of touch up paint. Lol

 

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You car is coming along awesomely!    

We are finally just getting started on my car now... I hope it looks half as good as yours!!!

Question - where did you get those style spinners from Dayton Wheels as well?  And where did you get gold Zenith center caps?   I need both for my car!!

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playboy    1
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On 7/26/2017 at 2:13 PM, Bigsarg said:

today mirrors were installed. I've seen them in many different locations than how the Vice car had them. I went for the Vice car position, on the side not top of the door. 

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Again, your car is amazing and I have sent this thread to the shop who is working on my car.  Any chance you can share your measurements for the mirror locations with us, so everyone else building these cars can also have 'accurate' replicas :)

 

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Bigsarg    106
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Playboy, I will get the measurements when I go to the shop. The placement is a best guess, not to say the correct place, from several pictures. 

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New exhaust. Turbo tube and the quietest muffler on each side. If I can not make it sound like a Ferrari, then I don't want to even hear it. Extra long chrome tips are the final ingredient. 

They moved the exhaust out further to the outside of the car, and not so close to the transmission tunnel. Put heat shields over all mufflers. Because man could the floorboard of this car get hot while driving long distances. Hope this fixes the excessive heat problem. 

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On 8/14/2017 at 4:34 PM, Bigsarg said:

IA, hopefully this week a lot will get done. Then it's back to the upholstery shop cuz the area around the windows is being pinched between the glass and the new rubber seals. They'll have to remove the top an fix that area. Then prob a few more grimlins will show their face before it's finished. At this point, I'm Johnson, but not going to except it till it's 100% finished. 

The soonest big car show, I know in my area, Panama City Beach, Fl  is

https://emeraldcoastcruizin.com/

 in November, so that's really when I'm looking to unveil her. I think I will have to enter under custom or modified, but probly custom. My goal is if it doesn't place then it will be back in the shop to get what it needs to place in its category.  

We will see. Remember this is a "Show Driver", not a trailer queen. So it will be used for getting groceries on Thursday and showed on Saturday. This car will be driven on a regular basis and not set in the garage like it did for the last 10 years. Mainly cuz it's got an automatic in it now. I'm just too old for a dam 4 speed. Pain in the ass trying to drink coffee and shift gears. Lol

Hey, you only go around once and cars are meant to be driven.  I have two "fun" cars that have won their classes at shows and get driven to work on nice days in a rotation.  In my opinion, it is worse for a car to sit than it is to be respectfully driven.  You've got to keep the fluids and parts moving.  I spend a lot of time keeping the engine bays and other elements detailed but it is something I enjoy doing so I don't mind it at all.  It allows me to decompress from a work day and take pride in something I own.  I always love to read about these projects and watch them come to completion.

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Bigsarg    106
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On 15/08/2017 at 11:57 AM, playboy said:

Again, your car is amazing and I have sent this thread to the shop who is working on my car.  Any chance you can share your measurements for the mirror locations with us, so everyone else building these cars can also have 'accurate' replicas :)

 

I forgot to measure for mirrors. I'll do it next week. Sorry

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Bigsarg    106
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They IMG_6367.thumb.JPG.4f88e5eee3987bf190b8e21aa21b1fb9.JPGnailed the stance. Apparently they don't make a shorter/drop coil spring for C3. So the shop was prepared  (I was ready to pay the labor) to cut mine and reinstall again and again until the correct height. They cut one coil off and they nailed it on the first try. Removing 1coil drops the front end 2 inches

the stance is correct. But I'm going to miss not having to remember the curb when parking. Before I sat high enough that the front never hit. Lol

Next Wednesday it goes for front end alignment and to put the Dayton knock off 72 spoke rims on. 

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Mvice8489    71
Mvice8489

love it !!

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vicegirl85    387
vicegirl85

Looking beautiful!

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Dadrian    762
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Beautiful! I will be counting down to Wednesday with you! :thumbsup:

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Stinger390X    178
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I'm looking forward to seeing the finished engine bay with all the handmade goodies completed.

Please post pic when that is completed.

Looking good bro! Can't wait to see the wheels too!

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Pritt    31
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Hey man, it's friday - we wanna see pictures :shout:

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Bigsarg    106
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Sorry still at the tire shop. Shop had to push me back to take care of all the people that were coming thru Tallahassee Florida running from the hurricane Irma. 

So hopefully we will have power back 100% in the city by Friday. Not sure when they'll get to the car

I'm Johnson right with you to see this stance on those rims. But I've waited this long. It's just time. It will happen

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