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    Posted: 28-September-2018 at 2:30PM
I’ve had the car for a few years, but it has been a long slow process.   Finally starting to make a little headway. The floors were trashed, but cleverly covered up. Then engine had bad lifters, and was rebuilt. I am posting some pics of my progress to date.

She looked sweet when I got her home!!
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Tore it all down....
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Engine was rebuilt, Glenn Zampilone was very helpful in my parts selection.
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Decided red was the color, with a black center..
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Buffed our nicely!
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Dressed up underneath...

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I swapped to a rally dash. Lenses were yellowed and wouldn’t clean up, so I went to Home Depot, bought some Lexan and made my own. Came out pretty nice. I used a paint heat gun to soften the Lexan until I could bend it just right. The two red dash light were non functional, and the lenses were gone, so I used an old tail light and glued it from behind. The dash lights are LED.
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Painted the engine and trans the same color as the car. I think it looks great!
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In the car, with the Holley. The valve covers will be swapped out soon.
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The 1G to 3G alternator conversion. Thanks to Aquartlow for the help.
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Carpet and Console installed...
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Back seat installed
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Damn.  Just...Damn.Big smileClapThumbs Up
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i'm not a dark red/maroon fan but that color looks awesome on there!!!Thumbs Up
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Lizard skin on the floor, then I installed my own headliner.   I think it came out great!
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Nice and tight by the look of it...installed with glass in or out?
Any tips?
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Nice work Bill! What prep did you use to paint the transmission? What kind of primer did you use.
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Rear window has to be out on a 72. I started in the middle, worked to the front, then the back. The fastback part was slow work, but it got there.
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Wire brushed, metal etch chemical, primer, then the paint.
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Only had a few hours this week. Pretty much finished the interior. I have a cover for the dash. Will be away for a few weekends, so probably pretty slow for a bit.
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