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Mine are intact, but are crumbling where every time you touch it, some of the plastic crumbles off...I was thinking about taking them off and just dipping them in white plasti-dip if all else fails.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stanman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-June-2017 at 5:44AM
Fox body Mustangs use a hook for the same purpose. I wonder if they are similar to yours? They would be easy to get.
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Found a stock picture on line since every picture of my Elite doesn't have a shot of the seatbelt hook...here is what I am looking for, in white of course...






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M Casey Stock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-June-2017 at 12:50AM
Yeah, Looked high and low for some of those. Never found a supplier for new ones and never any on Ebay. Saw a few from other models that looked like they might work okay. Finally had one of the guys on the FB Torino site, that has a nice supply of vintage car bone yards, to come up with some used ones that were better than mine. Of course they are so hard to come by that getting any in the same color of the car is a hard task, and getting some with the little covers that go over the attaching bolts is even harder. The ones he found were green and still had the covers. They were faded and starting to chalk on the tops, so I painted them with some plastic paint from WalMart and installed them on the oposite sides as they were on, which put the damaged side facing down and hardly noticeable. Turned out good. I was really fortunate to find a color match on the paint for my interior plastic parts, Walmart has a nice supply, but you having white should make it a little easier.


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Some pics from my bodyshop guy....overall, she is in great shape, all things considered....the roof was in much better shape that I had feared...the small pieces of tape is my body guy marking what he calls "whiskey dents"....lol







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Here she is, all painted 9A Wimbledon White with three coats of clear...vinyl top goes on Monday or Tuesday...





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Sweeeeet!Thumbs Up
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Looks great!  Has anyone ever removed a vinyl top and not found rust?  Seems the factory never finished the metal very well under any of them, regardless of the make of car.
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yes i have once! my monza was painted under the vinyl top, off it came! opera windows welded up Wink
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She is gonna look brand new....Nice!!!!!! Clap
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More pictures as she goes back together...









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Nice!!
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She is pretty much all done....got 'er out of the paint shop today. Last item installed was the replacement wiper linkage / transmission and once that was in, the intermittent feature works as it should...I am a happy guy!!




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Looks awesome!
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Got the pinstripe put back on - hand painted as was original. The fellas at Design Brilliance and DOA Flatliners did a hellava job....






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