Progress Thread 88 Gt T-top- Project problem child

billison

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This car keeps acting up it’s gonna be a bump in the road.
 
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billison

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So, something awesome happened.

After speaking to the guy who may paint my car, he urged me to let my paint supplier know what happened. So I sent them an email, told them what happened , that I believed it was some kind of user error but felt they should know. They asked a few simple questions and sent me a full refund for all the paint I purchased. So im still out the time and heartache, but I now have a huge leg up in getting it painted . Project pain in the butt is back on track!

Today I reinstalled the ac lines, hooked up the cruise, and tightened the hood henges and will mount the hood once I have a helper.

Gonna try to tackle the headliner tomorrow.
 

Davedacarpainter

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That’s great Bill!

It would have to be the material at fault. It’s great they owned up to it.

Sucks that you spent all that time though.

Maybe you can paint your wife’s car now:p
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Panel/hood adjustments are a pain, get one end right and the other looks wonky, back and forth like arguing with a 'significant other!
notice I try to be pc.
 

billison

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That’s funny, my wife helped me mount it and she was already upset that it needed aligned
 

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Got all the under the dash plastics installed , hood prop, last of the fender bolts, upper bumper mounts and started adjusting the fenders and hood. Feels good, I’m down to 2 small boxes of parts and one pile of large stuff. It’s almost a real car lol

Pretty sure I’m gonna have to use shims in the passenger side fender, it’s sitting kinda low.

Anyone know if the fender bolt inside the door jamb can be used to raise the fender up slightly? I’m about 3/8 a inch low I think.
 

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Got the body as aligned as I think it’ll get.

Gonna try to repair my headliner tonight.

For the outside all that’s left is to swap out some of the screws for the ground effects and run the wires for the third brake light.

As it stands we are looking to drop the car off at the body shop a week from Monday
 

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It’s funny the little things that bring me back to loving this car. I had been fighting the passenger door sticking out on the top and I thought it was the weather strip, nope, adjuster the striker down a hair and my body line is great again.

Only 2-3 things left to do and it’ll be ready for Monday. The car hauler is reserved, and I have an appointment to get the alignment done then off to the body shop. I’ll be spamming pictures of the process as it goes.
 

billison

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Tomorrow I’ll start getting all the trim ready so I can slap it together once it’s back.

Then it’s door panels and removing the rest of the gold off the front wheels and I’ll be basically ready to rock minus some details
 

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How long will it take them to finish it? I know if we had one it our shop it would be a while.
 

billison

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They were guessing 1-3 weeks. I’m not expecting a quick turn around. I’m kinda released to get a break from looking at it
 

BlakeusMaximus

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They were guessing 1-3 weeks. I’m not expecting a quick turn around. I’m kinda released to get a break from looking at it
I understand that. What do they have to do to correct the paint? Do they need to strip it and start from scratch?
 

billison

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They are gonna see what is adhering properly and what is not. Then sand and fix what is needed.
 

BlakeusMaximus

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They are gonna see what is adhering properly and what is not. Then sand and fix what is needed.
Ah! I thought they already looked at it, I guess I was jumping the gun.
 

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I'm liking the gold wheels on your black car. I would've thought I'd like the silver or gray ones but I'm digging the gold.
 

billison

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I’ll have more to share in the morning. They were busy when I dropped it off, I’ll be doing the walk around and what not first thing. We have a rough estimate for now that’ll be honed in.