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Like it even more...what sheen did your stripe guy use. It is perfect for what I want to do with the Missus' Torino also!
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Originally posted by gentrysgarage gentrysgarage wrote:

Like it even more...what sheen did your stripe guy use. It is perfect for what I want to do with the Missus' Torino also!

Thanks, it's satin, wanted a little more gloss, but I'm sure this will get a little more sheen over time.

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NICE JOB!! LOVE IT
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Looks awesome!  Adds some sportiness without being over the top.
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Spectacular results!
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 Thumbs Up looks awesome!
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 looks great! very nice touch.  
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Wow! That was the icing on the cake!Clap
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Thanks Guys, still want a front air dam and a duck tail trunk spoiler , and I'm working on the hood scoop trim, then the outside will be done.

Concept for hood scoop decals.




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Like the scoop with the black. Make it stand out. Great job!
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Originally posted by Dan the ranchero man Dan the ranchero man wrote:

Like the scoop with the black. Make it stand out. Great job!


Thanks, I'll post actual pictures when it's installed.

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Car club "drive in" shot.



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Here is a video I have shared a little while back on FB, but I know some of you guys don't do FB. Sorry for the delay, but I just figured out how to post it.

https://www.facebook.com/1PopaBear/videos/10206649325350385/



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hmm, needs a coat of "night shades" on those side lights Wink
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

hmm, needs a coat of "night shades" on those side lights Wink


I thought about that, but realized they would stand out even more, should have removed them I guess, but I kinda like them.

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Originally posted by M Casey Stock M Casey Stock wrote:

Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

hmm, needs a coat of "night shades" on those side lights Wink


I thought about that, but realized they would stand out even more, should have removed them I guess, but I kinda like them.



our fenders are longer then usual from that front wheel well lip to the end of the fender, that marker light helps break that up IMO.
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perhaps you're right! could go either way i guess
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That's funny! I was going through all the old rattle cans on the shelf a few weeks ago and came across a can of Nightshade. I was standing there holding it and looking at my car thinking about the side marker lights. Can was probably 5 years old, so I tossed it. Now that John brought it up, I'm kinda on the fence about what it may look like, so maybe I'll spray an old one I've got with broken tabs to see what it'd look like.
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Got the A/C going last week. I had to replace the high pressure line from the condenser to the expansion valve (donated from my parts car), and had new low pressure hoses on the accumulator installed (crimped back on like the factory) the hoses had damage to them from an under hood fire sometime pre-me and were leaking. I went ahead and replaced the expansion valve for good measure, evacuated (for hours) and recharged the system with PAG oil and R134A. I have to say I am well pleased.


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I sure would love to see that car in person. Unfortunately, I am not making trips down your way for business now.
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