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1973 Grand Am Progress
« on: March 1, 2018, 12:45:13 PM »
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Here's a link to some of the progress made on my 73 Grand Am 4 Speed car.

https://youtu.be/2FS_CoRS5vo
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Re:1973 Grand Am Progress
« Reply #1 on: March 1, 2018, 03:18:38 PM »
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Really nice work & progress on the 73! Do you know if the cloth inserts on the front bucket seats were factory or had they been redone like that? I think back in 83 or so I had mine redone with cloth inserts.
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« Reply #2 on: March 2, 2018, 06:45:02 AM »
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Looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: March 2, 2018, 02:29:03 PM »
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Very nice Mike!

Will you be at the Pontiac Nats in Wisconsin Dells?
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 08:23:24 PM »
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Very nice Mike!
Did the car need much metal work? The interior is exactly the same as my father ordered in his 73 Grand Am with the Oxblood cloth/ribbed center inserts.  What kind of paint did you use? Single stage or clear coat?
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Re:1973 Grand Am Progress
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 09:57:50 AM »
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great progress

Kevin, the cloth on the inner seats is factory,  that was the cloth option instead of the vinyl
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Re:1973 Grand Am Progress
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 03:46:43 PM »
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Very nice work Mike. It's always great to see another one restored
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Re:1973 Grand Am Progress
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 03:53:54 PM »
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Thanks everybody!

The seats are the factory base option cloth seats. they're really cool with velour, vinyl and corduroy, but it would be very expensive to have them redone. Instead I ordered the correct vinyl replacements from PUI as well as new carpet and floor mats from Ames. The dash is in good shape after a little work and I'll redye the plastics with SEM NAPA Red.

Mike, I may go to the Dells for the POCI Nats, but I'll definitely be in Norwalk and The Indian Uprising in St. Charles.

The car did not need much metal work at all. about a 4"x3"  patch in the lower left quarter panel, mainly due to damage sustained during transport and just a little 2"x2" patch at the front of the passenger door. The paint is Code 11 Cameo White Base Coat/Clear Coat.

Thanks again for the kind words!
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