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It's one thing for someone to have ideas about what they want to do to their car. Being able to turn those ideas into reality is something else. Great job, RJ! You clearly have a vision for what you want your duece to be. It's always cool to see someone deviate from the norm, with good execution.

How long is it going to take for AR to make your custom rims?
 

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Thanks for the kind words. I just checked today and the wheels are in and it’s at their warehouse awaiting the tires. I’m going to pick up the wheels to make sure they fit with the custom offset.
My previous project was a 69 matching numbers Z28 with the 302 small block. That car I had to make everything like factory so I didn’t have any creative things to do so with this car I am making it custom how I want it. I am going to have a custom grill made for it too. I am a graphic artist so I already have a rendering of how the car should look when done.
 

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Just finished refinishing all the stainless trim. Took a while but I was able to do it with a lot of help from guys from this site helping me. I wanted to keep all the original trim instead of buying aftermarket with a chance they wouldn’t fit and to keep the items that came with the car from the factory.
Thanks to them all!
Now on to the next thing...

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Just finished refinishing all the stainless trim. Took a while but I was able to do it with a lot of help from guys from this site helping me. I wanted to keep all the original trim instead of buying aftermarket with a chance they wouldn’t fit and to keep the items that came with the car from the factory.
Thanks to them all!
Now on to the next thing...

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That trim looks great. I had to buy some of my 66SS rocker trim new, and the rear 2 pieces used. All the rest of it was still on the car, and in really good shape.
What did you do to get yours looking so nice?
 

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That trim looks great. I had to buy some of my 66SS rocker trim new, and the rear 2 pieces used. All the rest of it was still on the car, and in really good shape.
What did you do to get yours looking so nice?
Check my other post about buffing stainless trim. I big write up plus a lot of helpful tips from members. Couldn’t have done it without their help.
 

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Got my gauge cluster in from Classic Dash with Autometer gauges. Installed the gauges and the 4 leds for turn signal, high beam and parking brake. Took extra amount of time measuring the holes to drill as I was worried that I would do the spacing wrong. I put tan masking tape on the rear and drew my lines on the tape to position my holes evenly. I should have taken a pic of that to show anyone who were planning on doing it too. I went with the carbon fiber look housing. I really like how it looks.
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All the panels and the main body has been stripped to bare metal, then cleaned with metal cleaner and prepped with metal conditioner. Also sprayed wash primer and epoxy primer to stop it from rusting. Now it’s off to the body man to do his thing.
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great looking project, best of luck, seems be biggest problem these days is back ordered parts, you seem have a nice stash, good luck
 

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great looking project, best of luck, seems be biggest problem these days is back ordered parts, you seem have a nice stash, good luck
The biggest problem for guys like me in Hawaii is astronomical shipping charges. A cowl hood costs $350 and another $275 to ship! And that’s not through the air! Axles $385 and $225 to ship. That’s what we face when a lot of you on the mainland get free ground shipping. It seems like some companies make additional money on top of the shipping.
The charges vary a lot between companies for the same product. It shouldn’t if sent the same way.
 

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Worked on my dash these past few days. My dash will not be original as my build is more pro touring so I’m doing a couple of things to make it my own. I built a 69 z28 before with all matching numbers so I had to build it one way. With this car and go any direction so I’m doing some different things.
I made a Koa wood accent piece that goes under the gauge cluster and glove box. I also decided to go with a modern style din Alpine deck so I got a metal delete plate, cut out the opening and molded it to the dash to make it look built in. I tilted the deck from the plate to make the deck level and put a carbon fiber look faceplate to match the gauge cluster.
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Sorry if I missed it, but what color are you going to spray the car?

Killer build!
A metallic bronze. I did a rendering of how it should look when finished. Started drawing it before I got the car! Ha ha.
 

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What is that finish plate you have that is between your Alpine receiver and the blanking plate?
 

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Looks nice. I would only suggest going with the 6 speed if you can. I dont think you will be disappointed.
 
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