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Post by regal81455 on Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:34 pm

Ran out of contact cement with one pc to go -- go figure lol Rolling Eyes Ill have to finish tomorrow after a quick trip to town I guess.

Glad I picked up 5 yards worth of carpet -- I don't have much left but I think it's just enuf to do the underside of the trunk lid and the missing pc along the spare.

Still have a small surprise to share that I hadn't discussed. Share that with you all tomorrow when I remove the panels for the final time -- leave you guys with an all but finished shot even though the lighting really made takin' a picture of a basically black trunk very difficult.




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Post by regal81455 on Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:29 pm

Finished and took these around 9am this morning, been on the choppa since screwin around and hadn't had a chance to post.

Also forgot to take a pic of the storage cubby that I built into the floor but the dr side floor panel is sectioned and there is a compartment below it to put my detail sprays and towels.

Probably will add a trunk light and plan to add a grey vinyl wrapped trim ring to cover screws on the false wall and cover the trunk lid itself as well in time but I want to get the car on the road 1st -- that's a weekend project that can be done anytime.





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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:01 pm

That looks f%$&-&g bad ass man!!!! Buick emblem looks perfect! You did an amazing job pal!!!?
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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:02 pm

That looks f%$&-&g bad ass man!!!! Buick emblem looks perfect! You did an amazing job pal!!!
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Post by StageCat on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:55 am

Looks sharp Josh, congratulations on gitten er done......
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Post by regal81455 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:17 pm

Thanks guys!! Shocked myself, it turned out better than I expected!

Got all the weatherstripping finished today -- didn't take any pics though lol -- just to determined to get it finished to stop every time to do so

Rear weatherstripping was glued in using Pliogrip -- window is providing the pressure to hold it in place till the glue sets. Xing my fingers it does the trick!

Will keep everyone posted.

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Post by regal81455 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:03 am

Ran out to the garage this morning and checked on the rear windows -- looks like the Pliogrip did its job the weatherstripping is tighter than a bulls ass during flyseason! affraid All in all things turned out really well.  Really satisfied so far -- next step will be to give'r a bath and see if I have any water intrusion.

Hoping to get the car in for tint this weekend too.

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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:21 am

Nice! Where did you get this Pliogrip from? Assuming I am going to need the same stuff when I do my seals.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Oh, BTW... my 2 seal sets that were on backorder are finally being shipped! YEAH!!!!!
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Post by regal81455 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:28 am

Esasky's62Lark wrote:Nice!  Where did you get this Pliogrip from?  Assuming I am going to need the same stuff when I do my seals.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Oh, BTW... my 2 seal sets that were on backorder are finally being shipped!  YEAH!!!!!

Chris--

You've got a no-post car so I don't suspect you'll need the Pliogrip. I used it on the rear qtr windows and the flexible run channel but if you did ( or someone else ) the Pliogrip should be available from your local bodyshop supplier or online. Seems to have fit the bill nicely.

I'll take some good pics of everything this next weekend coming up after the tint is done. Right now I've got to figure out what to do, if anything, about a couple of scratches in the door glass ( they were there before I started this ), gonna call a couple of local glass shops and see if they can polish them out -- if not then I might try it myself and if it doesn't do any good then I'll order new glass down the road and have them re-tinted, not the end of the world.

And yeah to the BO being shipped!!! cheers That's the last of your list before you get started too, right? When you get to a point you need some advice give me a shout. I'll help in any ways possible.

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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:46 am

Josh,

That's right.  I didn't even think about that.  

I have my fair share of scratches in the glass right now.  Not too concerned about it as it just adds to the "seasoned" look I am going for.

YEAH!  pretty much; in terms of the seal replacement.  Still have a lot to do in the "get it up and running" phase.  The 52 Styleline we were working on is now done!  Hoping to start working on the Skylark here soon and get moving!  

Here's a pic of the 52:

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Post by regal81455 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:52 am

affraid affraid affraid

DOOOD THAT THING IS SIC!! What flat paint did you use? Looks good bud! You guys did it some justice for sure! Bet the owner is happy! Very Happy

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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:14 am

Thanks man! I am definitely not taking credit for it. My buddy Ed is the owner of the shop and did the majority of the work. The only part of the original frame that was used was the rails. He built everything else so we could bag it. Lot of detail to the car, that's for sure. :-)

I think it was Eastwood's Hot Rod black.

He is super happy! When it originally came into the shop, it was just for a motor, tranny, and rear end swap. 2 years and a **** ton of money later, here's the finished product.
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Post by Bill on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:42 pm

The styleline is one of the next cars I want, and that is a fantastic example of one. Man, you are in good hands at that shop.
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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:15 pm

Definitely turned out good!

Hes my welder. I'm not that good at welding so I have him do it. Everything else I will do.
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Post by regal81455 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:45 pm

Welp, looks like I'll be moving straight to finishing the interior -- I took the car to the tinter today and after he he hawed back and forth he finally realized he maybe over his head lol -- I swear what happened to all the ol'skool tinters?!

Oh well -- car really didn't need tint I guess anyways... Rolling Eyes

I'll just use the $$ saved for the disc brake upgrade I guess... Laughing

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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:25 pm

regal81455 wrote:Welp, looks like I'll be moving straight to finishing the interior -- I took the car to the tinter today and after he he hawed back and forth he finally realized he maybe over his head lol -- I swear what happened to all the ol'skool tinters?!

Oh well -- car really didn't need tint I guess anyways... Rolling Eyes

I'll just use the $$ saved for the disc brake upgrade I guess... Laughing

Really? they cant be that hard to tint! :-)

There you go! you talking the front disc brake upgrade?

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Post by regal81455 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:42 pm

Esasky's62Lark wrote:
regal81455 wrote:Welp, looks like I'll be moving straight to finishing the interior -- I took the car to the tinter today and after he he hawed back and forth he finally realized he maybe over his head lol -- I swear what happened to all the ol'skool tinters?!

Oh well -- car really didn't need tint I guess anyways... Rolling Eyes

I'll just use the $$ saved for the disc brake upgrade I guess... Laughing

Really?  they cant be that hard to tint!  :-)

There you go!  you talking the front disc brake upgrade?


It wasn't all the windows he had concerns about -- just the back glass, he indicated he would have a hard time getting the film the correct size because he'd make the pc from the outside and that the trims don't 100% line up from outside to inside -- I, too, don't think it would be that hard but I don't tint and don't care to try either lol -- it's really not that high on my list of things to be done anyways and if all of them can't be done then I choose none lol

Yes, I'm talking about the front disc upgrade, I want to do it so I feel more comfortable with the misses driving it around.

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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:51 pm

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Esasky's62Lark wrote:
regal81455 wrote:Welp, looks like I'll be moving straight to finishing the interior -- I took the car to the tinter today and after he he hawed back and forth he finally realized he maybe over his head lol -- I swear what happened to all the ol'skool tinters?!

Oh well -- car really didn't need tint I guess anyways... Rolling Eyes

I'll just use the $$ saved for the disc brake upgrade I guess... Laughing

Really?  they cant be that hard to tint!  :-)

There you go!  you talking the front disc brake upgrade?


It wasn't all the windows he had concerns about -- just the back glass, he indicated he would have a hard time getting the film the correct size because he'd make the pc from the outside and that the trims don't 100% line up from outside to inside -- I, too, don't think it would be that hard but I don't tint and don't care to try either lol -- it's really not that high on my list of things to be done anyways and if all of them can't be done then I choose none lol

Yes, I'm talking about the front disc upgrade, I want to do it so I feel more comfortable with the misses driving it around.

I gotcha. Ive heard other tinters say that but its usually because they just don't want to do it and its a cop out.... bounce

Nice! I did it on mine. Pretty easy to do but I did have to do some "modifications" in order to make it work 100%.

Others on here had no issues.
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Post by regal81455 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:17 pm

Workin' on the trunk lid tonight -- should be covered sometime tomorrow.



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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:20 pm

Nice Josh! Wish I had the time to out all the work I need to in mine.
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Post by regal81455 on Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:21 pm

Esasky's62Lark wrote:Nice Josh!  Wish I had the time to out all the work I need to in mine.

Soon bud -- keepin' pluggin' away and you'll get to it! Very Happy

Here's the final pic of the deck lid cover -- now on to the interior -- already have all my SEM supplies so I just need to get after it. Probably will start tomorrow.



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Post by regal81455 on Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:32 pm

woody1640 wrote:"Were stylin now" .. lol


Seriously though it looks very impressive, nice looking job.


Keith

Cool yes we are lol

Tx Keith!

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Post by Esasky's62Lark on Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:26 am

Ahh.... The trunk is amazing! Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on your car pal!
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Post by regal81455 on Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:33 am

ME TOO Chris!

Used old door card as template -- trimmed a little for fitment and mocked up passenger side.  Once I was comfortable with layout etc... a little time spent with the flush trim bit on the router table and BAM both door cards done and ready for covering!! What a Face What a Face What a Face




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