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woodgrain all back in place, much easier to install right side dash piece after removing the dash pad Embarrassed
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had to glue two of the glove box screw mounts (broke them the other day while trying to get at the right side dash) Censored!!!      (3 minutes until 2014!!)




Edited by californiajohnny - 15-December-2014 at 6:06PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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i thought i would go ahead and change out my drivers side (frayed) seat belt, with the one i got from a 79 t-bird. three bolts -- should be easy, besides i'm tired of looking at it laying on the garage floor.


Edited by californiajohnny - 11-April-2015 at 7:29AM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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after i started to install it, i noticed the t-bird one has a black loop where it attaches to the roof, my torino has chrome loop, i decided to swap the black for my chrome one, about an hour to disassemble and reassemble the belts in order to swap this piece, what a job! Stern Smile




Edited by californiajohnny - 15-December-2014 at 6:07PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Hey man, it's lookin great, keep it up!
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Great thread! Thanks for keeping us updated. I love the project!
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thanks guys!!!            i called the ceramic coating place last friday, they said headers are done, hood hinges done just need to coat hinge springs, should be all done by tuesday! i'll drive down on saturday to pick them up (damn that's almost another week of waiting Cry)
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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today i decided to grind off that tab on the power steering pump to gain a little more belt adjustment, i ground through to a small passage (to oil the front bearing? i'm guessing) then had to build it back up with weld Ermm, then notch out the billet bracket anyway Angry which i should have just done in the first place Ermm
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

back in and bolted up. one more to go...
What's with the wire?
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Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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good eye! you are the first to ask. it's kind of an old school thing, we used to do back in the day- lights down by the shocks or on the back of traction bars Cool




Edited by californiajohnny - 15-December-2014 at 6:08PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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I had Blue lights same location on my Blue 73 formal, local fuzz pondered giving me trouble over the Blue but didn't...

that was early / mid 1980's ?

Edited by Rockatansky - 06-January-2014 at 6:09PM
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yes, early 80's, and yes the cops always hassled us, told us to turn them off! those were the days!! every friday and saturday night cruising the strip, hundreds of 60's 70's cars rumbling, take an hour just to go 4 or 5 blocks Thumbs Up
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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LOL, I guess I didn't get out to much in the 80's. Got married and put the car away...Bought a pickup.  though I do remember seeing the tube lights in the 90's

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Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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I had 2 red lighted antennas On the back of my torino, sure wish I had pics of it. It was Red with a White stripe similar to the S&H stripe but it stopped at the body line behind the front wheel.

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i got the bro's f150 bed all painted today Approve wet sand and buff tomorrow night. i'll go get my headers and hood hinges tomorrow morning Clap for the torino! (probably won't be able to sleep tonight) can't wait!


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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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another shot,   frenched antenna, frenched caddy tail lights, custom roll pan, with a hidden hitch.


Edited by californiajohnny - 10-January-2014 at 6:39PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Looks good man

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got my headers and hood hinges back today Clap got home, no electricity, power was out Censored no lights in the shop, no air compressor, no hoist, no lights in the house, that means no t.v. no internet CensoredCensored got power back several hours later!Clap started wet sanding the bro's f150 bed, burnt through in a couple of small spots Censored have to touch it up. but how 'bout them headers and hood hinges---




Edited by californiajohnny - 15-December-2014 at 6:10PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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a close up of the finish,  BLING!!!
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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Looks sweet! Bout how much did that run?
P.s. I paid 75 bucks!!!!for chrome headers just like those.

Edited by Grantorinosport351 - 11-January-2014 at 3:46PM
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for the ceramic coating... $504.00 (the hinge springs are also coated too)
 the headers cost---$628.00
 the hinges were N.O.S. bought off ebay---$150.00
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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when i went to pick up my headers i stopped by u-pull-it wrecking yard to look for a good console cup holder during which it the clouds opened up, and it down poured,got soaked while attempting to get six screws out Unhappy the one that i had was melted--someone in their infinite wisdom thought the plastic cup holder would make a good ashtrayErmm
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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replacement one installed, much betterThumbs Up
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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 i'm finishing the last of the buffing on the f150


Edited by californiajohnny - 15-December-2014 at 6:12PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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got the bed back on the truck Clap getting closer to getting this project done so i can get started on the torinoBig smile
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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tail lights wired up!




Edited by californiajohnny - 15-December-2014 at 6:13PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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Looks great!
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what the heck, i'll work on the torino for a few minutes, bye bye ugly manifolds!
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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headers in for good now!! and tons lighter than those ugly stock manifolds too
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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