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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GaryFi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2009 at 4:56PM
thats good to know on the tranny, I checked the fluid level after starting it for the first time and it seemed to shift fine in forward and reverse when I drove up and off the trailer..And I have the receipt on the engine rebuild the original owner did on the motor so I shouldnt have to put any money into that but will probably have the old stock 2brl carb rebuilt from sitting so long though...
I put alittle 1/8" striping on one side and 3/16" on the other...after walking back and forth looking at it I think I'm going with the 3/16" after all, it did have the 1/4 before,too wide....
 
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HOLY CRAP!! I cant believe its been over a year since I last added something!!! I had to slow things down a bit (spending wise) the past year and take care of some other issues which took away from my rehab time...The good news is I can get back at it now..My father-in-law (the retired bodyshop owner) drove over and spent a few days last week. Ya, part was to see the grandkids, but mainly to help me reassemble the car..Its one thing when you take a car apart yourself and mark everything real nice so you know where it goes during reassembly.. Its another when you get a project in pieces and try putting it back together...sort of like getting one of those 500 piece puzzles and not having the photo on the box cover to guide you...
 
So anyway, we were able to get all of the redone drip rail moldings on along with the roof and door seals. The quarter windows along with the weather stripping...(you folks are right those repro pieces for the quarter windows are junk!)...he also showed me how to mount the rocker panel trim with all those clips. I put the new tail lamps and bezels on...ran the wiring harness to the back and hooked it up.
 
Changed all the bulbs and everything works!!  Whooo Hoooo!
 
Installed the passenger door glass but not the driver's side..too scratched up. Now  that I know how to do it I'll wait till I get a nicer one to put in for that side..
 
I started small list of various parts and pieces that I am going to need to find...I will be listing them
under the "Wanted" section shortly....If anyone can help me with parts they may have or point me in the direction where I can get them I would truly appreciate it...
 
I'll get an updated pic shortly...
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blueoval76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-June-2010 at 4:16PM
Love the thread and the car. Where about in WI are you located? I may have only had my 75 for a few months now but have yet to see another one around here. I even went to the big show in the Dells and only saw one SH and one 75 wagon and that show had over 1K cars there!
 
 
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I went to the Dells show a couple years ago and there were only 2 there and they were both S&H cars, one drove up from Illinois and was in really nice shape..
I'm in Green Bay and I havent seen any other ones up here either...
I'm glad I have a renewed energy about getting this project done. Its so easy to get caught up in other projects but seeing all the old cars coming out on the weekends was killing me...that and the simple fact that I have never taken on a project like this so having the father-in-law pay a visit was a great help..
 
And thats what makes this site so great is all the super folks who share their knowledge and experience on so many topics to help lesson the agravation you can get sometimes...
 
Also added a 3/16" black pinstripe. It used to have a 1/4 but I thought that was too wide and 1/8th was too thin...Door handles and locks also put in and working..It was surprising what we were finding in all those boxes and coffee cans of nuts/bolts and parts...another bonus of having an old school body guy pay a visit... I could just hold up a part and ask where in the heck does his go? and he would say over there...
 
Here are a couple of resent pics....
 
 
 
 
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coming together quite nicely!
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Great work. I like the way you rebuilt her .
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Awesome!
Well worth the time and effort. There are a lot of guys out there that just want the car rolling rather than a quality long term rewards and investment.
You have done it right
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found and moved another one to the project page
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Hey, did you ever finish this thing???
I forgot you wereso deep into it, it looks really NICE!!!!
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Hey, thanks for digging out my thread Chris. No, my car hasnt hit the street yet, pretty much looks like the last photos unfortunately. I had a little health issue last year and had to watch my spending but I am determined to get on it soon so I can have it on the road this summer. I have still been collecting parts however, new fuel tank, sending unit, oddball interior items, all sitting in boxes. I have an upholsterer lined up to redo the bucket seats. I just need to schedule a time..I've also been sending out my trim to have reanodized if I havent found NOS. Also scored a new grill for a nice price and had the surround trim for it redon as well..
 
Another really cool thing that happened last fall was that I was actually able to meet "Starsky", Paul Michael Glaser in person in Chicago at a Hollywood convention there..Really nice guy, got to talk a bit and get a couple pictures. He was also promoting a book he authored. My son invited him to come to Green Bay when the car is done and take it for a drive. That was funny....
 
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What a great thread and an awesome car!
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I wouldn't let him drive my car. Remember he stated he hated the car and tried to do damage to it whenever he could.LOL
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thats right, no bouncing off the curbs Starsky!!! LOL
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Originally posted by 1zebra3 1zebra3 wrote:

I wouldn't let him drive my car. Remember he stated he hated the car and tried to do damage to it whenever he could.LOL
 
I know, I loved the show and idolised the car and thought Starsky was so cool for having the bollocks to drive such a vivid detectives car... and then so dissapointed after watching the DVD extras to find out he hated it.... but screw him I love the bloody thing more than life its'self... Starsky Torino forever...at least on screen he made out he loved it... my bubble cant be burst... I enjoy living in a mad fantasy world..
oops gotta go in case my bellbottoms shrink in the dryer..
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Uh Oh...What happened??? I wanted to clean out the old photos in my file manager so after I did so, I see that all of the photos in the threat disappeared...CRAP!...I'm sick...Is there a way to put them back or do I have to start over??
 
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I was wondering what was up with that?I thought it was my computer.

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PHWEEEeeeeewwww, that was a close one...My heart felt gratitude to Scott at GranTorinoSport for helping me get the photos back into the thread...Thanks Buddy!!!...and he did it all the way from Afghanistan!! Isnt modern technology amazing!
Luckily I still had the photos in a file on my computer so it was just a matter of going into "properties" on each missing photo locations, finding them in my computer's photo folder and reuploading them back into the web sites file manager which allowed them to pop back into the thread by automatically...and I didnt even have to resize them...
 
Ok, now I can get my butt in gear and get working on this baby again!!
 
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Gary,
 
Boy you really dodged a bullet there.... Congrats on the save! Clap
 
I know how sick I would be if I ever lost my project blog.
 
Looking forward to updates!

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Gary how are you? How's the health and the car? I'm back from the beyond.....lol
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Hey Ralph, great to hear from you! Man the months fly by, the good news is my health has been doing great!..Not so much new news on the car. Still in the garage. I put a cover on it to keep the dust off..I tell myself there are three things happening this summer, I turn 50, loose about 25lbs and get the Torino on the road...LOL..
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Good to hear your better health wise! Now get thst car done! What stage are you at now?
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I posted this question but couldn't find it so I'll ask again... If you watch Savage Sunday where Starsky gets his tires slashed,  What center cap is on that wheel?  Anybody? thanks
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see reply under Starsky & Hutch forum topic:

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Have to send out a search party for Gary! Gary where are you and how's the car??
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Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen! Sorry I've been absent from the site for some time. I was out of work for several months recouping from some abdominal surgery over the past winter.
Good news is that I still have the car, just haven't done anything with it in quite some time. I got a nice cover for it to keep the dust off though.
I'm hoping to get reenergized to get this bad boy finished, especially since it and the show have hit the 40year anniversary..
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Good hearing from ya Gary... here's wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get your S&H LE back on the road! Beer


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