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Old 03-21-2018, 09:28 PM
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Picked up some smaller pieces from the painter. I am really pleased with the color.






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New Sport steering wheel arrived from Roger.


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Started assembly of aero mirrors and noticed I am missing guide tube spring washers so have to order.


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Holy smokes....this is gonna be great. Your gonna love that S-Wheel ^^ T

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I think i'm going to have to plan a trip to the U.S just to see this car.
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Originally Posted by 77tony View Post
Holy smokes....this is gonna be great. Your gonna love that S-Wheel ^^ T
Tony,
I wish I could see the finish line. Your memory must have blocked out the painful and never ending assembly. My head spins at night with lists of things that have to be done on the car, not to mention all the extra things I am buying and adding to the build, while I wait for the never ending paint job.

Thanks for the positive thoughts

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Old 03-22-2018, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DeWolf View Post
I think i'm going to have to plan a trip to the U.S just to see this car.
Come on over Dewolf
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-- I don't think I've ever used the phrases "Time Management" and "Paint & Body" in the same sentence without some logical ".not." stuffed in between them. At the same time, if I relax the schedule from 90 days to 180, knowing it's going to stretch, it inevitably stretches out to a year. My best results seem to happen when I share a target event schedule that I'm committed to meeting. Of course all the assembly time I've allowed goes away when the car finally shows up a couple days before the transporter is due to pick it up. Flip side is that the Sistine Chapel wasn't finished in a year, so expect perfection to take longer than dropping it off at Maaco for a slop-and-squirt batch job.

Regardless, I'm less than mildly amused when a contractor effectively trades my precious budgeted and available spare time ($$$) for his $ prep labor time. It's all in the prep, so I want to spend well on that, but I also want the car back during my lifetime.

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Meanwhile...

In your display of pretty painted pieces, I spy what look like painted headlight rings. If those are in fact headlight trim rings, can I recommend that you find a set of the 8" Euro H4's to use rather than the cobbled 7" US/DOT-spec sealed beams? Or pioneer a unique HID projector or something instead of the archaic candle setup that is the DOT bulb?

Love the color and the finish. I'm sure the pictures don't really do justice to the work, and look forward to visiting the finished car. Thanks a bundle for sharing the process with us!
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dr Bob,
I agree with 100% on paint and body. Not once out of numerous cars have I ever had a car completed within the time frame set. I do understand that most shops don’t want to turn away any work, but you would think they would want to knock out the work as soon as possible instead of pissing off numerous customers.

As as far as the lights go, I purchased 7' H4 Beam Headlight - Hella, bulbs with H4 80/100W Bulb Hella 64194, from Roger. This combo provides a lot more light over stock and I think with everything painted gray, it will look nice. If not, I will make the switch to the larger 8’ light

thanks for the suggestion
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picked up the wheels from paint and they came out great, now I just need the car



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Purchased new plastic door thresholds and light strips. I bought both a white and blue light strip, I chose to go with the blue.
I deleted the door jamb curtesy light, so I will use the wiring/switch for the threshold lighting.








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Sent pod out again to have redone correctly and looks great.
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Final primer and blocked. Painter says everything is straight and clean Should have color sprayed by weekend if everything goes well







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Good day today..... got the car back from paint. The hood and fenders are being buffed out and will get those pieces along with bumpers and trim this week and next.
I am very pleased with how things have turned out. I really like the color, but pictures don’t do it justice.

Looking forward to getting back at it and get the car done.







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Drilled and pinned the crank for the super charger.
Started reinstalling radiator, intercooler, intake and plumbing. The goal is to get to point all the fluids are in and then get my buddy over to help me with the wiring. The list of things to do is over whelming, but exciting to be on the assyembly side.






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