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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #40 on: April 8, 2017, 09:32:14 AM »
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« Reply #41 on: April 8, 2017, 12:08:24 PM »
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Thank you sir! I have a little video of it running but don't know how to post it, or get it in a format to post The powder coater STILL has my core support so I made a wooden one so I can move it out of the garage
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« Reply #42 on: April 8, 2017, 05:34:26 PM »
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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #43 on: May 7, 2017, 07:24:44 AM »
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I got the core support and inner fenders back, just need to find the time to get the core support mounted.
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« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2017, 05:47:42 PM »
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Getting it ready for paint. Stopped by the local shop and they said it was $2500/week for paint. He said it could be $6500 or it could be $15,000 I'm trying to get as much done as I can, to save time and money, but I have no guidance as to what's good enough so I'm working on get as much paint off as possible. Right now I have the passengers side quarter panel, door, and door jamb area to go, then it's pretty much paint free. I'm going to try a quick two tone color scheme with primer and see how I like it.

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« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2017, 05:33:33 AM »
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My first attempt at posting a video

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« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2017, 12:28:25 PM »
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I'm not real creative and I'm finding it difficult to decide on paint. I really want an industrial, menacing, "I don't know what that is but it kind of scares me" look. I tried a 2 tone black/green primer scene that didn't turn out as good in reality as it did in my mind. I like the look 73LeMans did but don't want to steal Mark's idea. I saw a new vette today with the matte dark smoke/black trim that looked awesome but not sure if it'd look as good on a car of our size? My biggest hurdle is the chrome bumpers and me wanting black wheels. The bumpers will not get painted but maybe I can find someone local who does the black spray chrome thing? I'm not putting the drip rail or quarter window trim back on, only trim will be around the front/back windows, and they will probably be painted whatever color the body is.

Anyone have an idea?
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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2017, 05:26:16 AM »
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I'm not real creative and I'm finding it difficult to decide on paint. I really want an industrial, menacing, "I don't know what that is but it kind of scares me" look. I tried a 2 tone black/green primer scene that didn't turn out as good in reality as it did in my mind. I like the look 73LeMans did but don't want to steal Mark's idea. I saw a new vette today with the matte dark smoke/black trim that looked awesome but not sure if it'd look as good on a car of our size? My biggest hurdle is the chrome bumpers and me wanting black wheels. The bumpers will not get painted but maybe I can find someone local who does the black spray chrome thing? I'm not putting the drip rail or quarter window trim back on, only trim will be around the front/back windows, and they will probably be painted whatever color the body is.

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I don't know what your budget is as far as the bumpers are concerned but have you considered looking into having the plated in a brushed nickel finish?  I've seen it on a couple high end cars and it really is a different look. I will see if I can find any pictures. I've considered this look as well for my Grand Am.
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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2018, 12:16:35 PM »
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It's 99% ready for paint. I'd actually like to take it for a spin but the weather isn't cooperating for that. Searching Pinterest , I found some ideas for paint, now just need to find someplace to paint it.

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« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2018, 03:58:30 PM »
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I always liked the idea of an all matte black paint job.  It seems to me that I saw a car painted that color and it has been popping up on paint sites as a hot rod color.  It definitely looks menacing!

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« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2018, 06:44:13 PM »
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Matte black is a great color Murray, it's just that, around here, there's plenty of cars like that. I really like golden olive, I just can't find a good pic of a car that color.

If I stick with the 2 tone green/black, I like these shades and the pattern is something like what the primer is on mine.


And I think this shade of grey would look awesome!
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« Reply #51 on: May 3, 2018, 06:07:40 PM »
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Well after having 2 local body shops stand me up when they said they would come and look at my car, I think I will just do a decent primer job on it and worry about paint next winter.

Weather is nice and I want to see how it runs. As I left it, it wasn't getting gas to the carb. Figured I'd redo the whole fuel system, so I got hard line, AN fittings, RobbMc mechanical pump/filter/regulator/and fuel tank sending unit.  I got under it this evening and checked the 15yr old fuel filter, it was fine. I checked the Holley red pump, and while it didn't seem to "suck" a whole lot, it was working. So, in my usual fashion,  after spending several hundred and a lot of research time, it turns out the car was out of gas...Oh-well it needs a fuel system upgrade anyways. Also swapped the 4.5 power valve out for a 2.5.

Once I get the bumpers installed, hook up a few lights, and maybe a few more bolts to hold it together, I will be out terrorizing the neighborhood

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« Reply #52 on: May 6, 2018, 02:03:42 PM »
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Put enough stuff back on it to take it down the road yesterday. The front end is way out of alignment, the motor needs some tuning, and the brakes are a little soft. It takes forever for oil to burn off header wrap. Much to my(and my wife's)surprise I made it back from the long .8 mile adventure.
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« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2018, 10:36:02 AM »
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I'm in -AN fitting hell. I placed my 4th order(and what I thought was last)on thursday, got it friday, and every fitting was wrong. I spent almost an hour and a half with a summit tech trying to find the correct fittings. We think we got it figured out, but will see when they arrive. I also dropped the tank and looked inside to discover the coating is finally coming off. Amazon has new tanks for $135 with free shipping, it will be here tuesday.
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« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2018, 10:08:35 AM »
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Get the new fuel system done last night. Got to say thank goodness for NAPA, they had in stock the fittings I needed and couldn't find any place else. I think I placed 6 online orders and took 2 trips to NAPA to get this job complete. I will post a pic later, I think it looks pretty clean. Took it down the road and it seems to run decent.
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« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2018, 07:38:40 PM »
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The car is looking good. More photos! Did you have any holes around the back windows that you had to fill or anything? Thats coming soon on mine. I cant wait for the day that it can get wet haha.
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Yes, 68venable, there's some holes in that filler panel that need addressed, also under the quarter windows, and lower quarters. The majority of the quarters are good, just needs some patches here and there.

Next I need to get the electric fan mounted and wired, then to the alignment shop, then hopefully it will make it to the local good paint shop so they can give me an estimate.
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« Reply #57 on: July 20, 2018, 07:41:44 PM »
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Made some changes, of course every step was a PITA, but I persevered, more or less. I got new Yukon axles, for strength, and the bolt pattern is now the same all around. I got new front tires/wheels. Still sticking with Bassett wheels but 15x7 with 3" backspace. The tires are Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/T in 215/70. The 275/60 Nitto 555's that were on the front are now on the rear with new 15x10 wheels with 6" backspace. I had lowering coil springs for the rear and can finally install them now that the tires won't rub anything. I adjusted the coil overs on the front to get the stance.

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« Reply #58 on: July 20, 2018, 07:48:40 PM »
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A few more pics from different angles. I didn't like it when I first stood back and looked at it, but it's growing on me.





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« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2018, 11:17:38 AM »
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Quote from: cdrookie on January 12, 2018, 06:44:13 PM   

Matte black is a great color Murray, it's just that, around here, there's plenty of cars like that. I really like golden olive, I just can't find a good pic of a car that color.


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