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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    finish up work on the interior... didn't get done but got further

    yes, that's gorilla tape edging, I'm no Val

    roll bar took some modifying



    seatbelts are probably a good idea in this

    once the bar is in, the rear window can't exit the car... though it stores behind the seat so it's all good


    a bit more work inside until it's done

    took this for a quick spin down my driveway..... lordy


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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    today's problem is it rained last night so I can't get this out of my shop...

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  • DanStokes
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    Starting to look much like a car!

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    my nemesis

    the fight


    I win.


    the dash is mostly together, but I still need to work on the center stack...


    and now a driver's side window

    which I'm still awaiting parts...

    drilling the back acrylic for fasteners


    60 degree bit for the win

    still have a long ways to go, but at least now it looks like a mostly assembled car

    for example, I need to put the keyless locks in the doors... so these aren't on permanently. someday, I'll buy new ones


    oh paint guy....

    fitting the top

    but yet



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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    $1.48 x 2 for door rod clip retainers (picture later)
    $35.00 to 2 day it from Florida

    wrong clips..... priceless

    *deep breath*

    going back in

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I fricking HATE inner door stuff... 1, big hands that aren't very flexible and do what they want instead of what I want..2, sharp sharp unseen stuff! Removed the glass from one derby car UNBROKEN...reached in the door to grab my pry tool and cut myself on old glass from another break that nobody cleaned out.. That was a Caddy! Most of the time, just glass gets removed,

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  • DanStokes
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    Well, I guess it's a job for somebody......

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Inner door stuff is always a challenge. Does the Corvette factory employ someone to sharpen all the inner edges as is the case for steel cars?

    Dan
    I'm sure they do

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  • DanStokes
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    Inner door stuff is always a challenge. Does the Corvette factory employ someone to sharpen all the inner edges as is the case for steel cars?

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so I'm so glad I have the other door assembled ....
    this, is a nightmare


    lots of adjusting left



    and it works... but I need to order a relay

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    picture

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so since the '40 wasn't cooperating, time to carry on with the task I've been dreading... door reassembly
    this picture was after 3 hours of work

    then installed its power window motor (which then didn't actuate like it should....)

    hour 4

    finally using the one, new part that came with the car

    clean glass


    and I'm missing one clip... I can finish assembling the passenger door but the other side, I can't install the handle without the clip.... ugh

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    onward.... got a late start, and moved pretty slow, it was 20 degrees hotter than normal....

    first things first, throw some paint on a place they didn't get.....



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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    In other news, plastic arrived today, and it was fantastic

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time consuming work

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