73 on a slow road to recovery...

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Done Yet?, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member

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    Hopefully he is just out enjoying his ride.
     
  2. Done Yet?

    Done Yet? Veteran Member

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    Its Been A Long Time Since an Update

    Sorry its been so long since my last post, Sometimes life gets in the way. Not to bore you with details, but no job and a broken computer = no updates. Things have settled down and i'm back to work. The car has been good, driving it any chance i have. Had a few bugs to work out.. carb fine tuning, distributor gear roll pin snapped, Had to clearance header {hitting frame} Replaced fuel lines from pump to carb, Replaced pinion seal, And i'm on my second set of tires ;) . In the last few weeks ive been working on replacing the carpet and installing one of the new NPD dash pads. This is my old dash pad that was covered with a padded vinyl cover glued ontop of the original pad.
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    And here is the new NPD pad.
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    And a few pics of the install.

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    I'm happy with the dash pad except where the two screws over the cluster go up into the pad. With no inserts in the pad the screws will not pull it down enough where the pad meets the metal dash. Heres a Pic of that area.
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    Heres a few recent pics with the new tires, paint received a clay bar and wax and a new California car cover to keep it clean.
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  3. 2nd gen man

    2nd gen man Veteran Member

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    Glad to see you Back online,,,
    the car looks great, Glad you could get some miles on.
    the dash pad from NPD ?
    mine I don't know where the previous owner got it. but mine
    has the same problem,, its great on the pass side to the drivers side
    I have no way to draw that side down either,,, thought about taking
    it all apart again and figure to install another bracket to the steel
    part of the dash to the stud on the pad, does your pad have a stud
    above the left side of the cluster too ? but I want to get mine back
    on the road so I think I will wait to tear it back apart,,,
    Good Luck
     
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  4. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member

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    Welcome back. Glad to see you making progress and doing well.
     
  5. LtRsZ

    LtRsZ Veteran Member

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    How's the hardware that you E-coated holding up 5 1/2 years later?
     
  6. Done Yet?

    Done Yet? Veteran Member

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    Glad to be back and working on the car again. The dash pad is the new npd dash, It does not have a stud on the drivers side to pull it down, Just the two screws over the cluster screwing into the pad, There are no inserts in the pad for the screws to go into. I thought about welding 2 studs to a thin piece of metal and epoxy to the underside of the pad. I will give it some time to relax and see if it settles down some first. Hardware holding up like the day it was installed back on the car LT.
     
  7. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member

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    I think Dennis did that on his new dash pad. 1971CamaroGuy.
     
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  8. LtRsZ

    LtRsZ Veteran Member

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    Good to hear. You put a lot of work into this project. Glad you're out enjoying it!
     
  9. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wow, I, as well as some others had wondered what happened to you man. I tried to email and PM you a few times. Glad to hear things are going better for you now. Welcome back!!! :bowtie:
     
  10. Done Yet?

    Done Yet? Veteran Member

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    Thanks Craig.... Lost my old email address along with the pc. Ive got alot of reading to catch up on, with everyones projects. Thanks again.....
     

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