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Old 09/05/2016, 05:32 PM   #1
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I've just started on my next GT/CS project: I'll be putting it back to it's original configuration- Sunlit Gold exterior (currently Black) and Nugget Gold interior.
It came with factory A/C, P/S, P/B, A/T, J code. I'll upgrade the A/C to a rotary compressor & R-134 freon with all new hoses, condensor, expansion valve, and drier. The interior will be upgraded to Nugget Gold Deluxe.
I'll have to modify a new '67 grill, as I used the original grill on my Highland Green CS.
All suspension needs to be replaced due to age & wear, plus the PS ram leaks. It will all be detailed to MCA specs.
I've got a lot of disassembly to do just to get it prepped for the body shop. Lots of body parts to be removed.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN.

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Old 09/05/2016, 06:16 PM   #2
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I'm sure it will be awesome when finished!

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Old 09/05/2016, 06:18 PM   #3
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Old 09/05/2016, 06:26 PM   #4
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Good project Neil! Sunlit gold is one of my favorite 68 colors...keep us posted
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Old 09/05/2016, 07:52 PM   #5
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Gota love that red dash! I am certain that it will be beautiful like all of your cars.
Have fun.
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Old 09/05/2016, 08:56 PM   #6
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Neil,
What happened to the black and gold idea???!!!
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Old 09/05/2016, 10:41 PM   #7
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Change of heart. While the Black/Gold seems more macho, I've come to the conclusion that the Gold/Gold combo is classier. Years ago I did a '68 convertible in Gold /Gold, and it was stunning. Sold it on Ebay and it now lives in Sweden.
I don't know how many of these I have left in me, (I'll be 77 next month) and good candidates are harder to find, and getting too costly to have the costs versus finished value justified.

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Old 09/06/2016, 02:24 PM   #8
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Glad you are still at it.......................it's what keeps you going.

it\'s great to own a 68\' ......live free or die
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Old 09/06/2016, 06:14 PM   #9
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while you're at it........can you make a second grille for me?....
I am so looking forward to watching this unfold.....where's my popcorn??
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Old 09/07/2016, 09:22 AM   #10
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I had the honor of inspecting this car for Neil. It is very solid and very original except for some amateur body work I missed in one spot up high. And of course the cool colors it was painted. The owner Neil got it from is a very nice guy. He did not do any of the amateur work, and had some very cool restorations going on in his shop!!

Neil will make her stand tall! But I liked the black exterior idea myself!! It would look so great with the nugget gold interior and gold stripes!!

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Old 09/15/2016, 10:21 AM   #11
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The compressor that is on now, is it a York compressor?
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Old 09/15/2016, 07:57 PM   #12
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... But I liked the black exterior idea myself!! It would look so great with the nugget gold interior and gold stripes!!

Rob
Black w/gold strips... plus a 5-speed manual
Finest kind!

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Old 09/15/2016, 09:27 PM   #13
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Joey; The A/C compressor is the 'one lung' piston type (soon to be history) with a FOMOCO metal tag.
I convert my cars to a rotary compressor & R-134 freon.

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Old 09/16/2016, 06:59 AM   #14
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Neil,

I may have an original grill you could use. I will see about pulling it out once I am back home and get some pictures posted. However, it may be an already modified '67 grill with the added brackets. I will have to let you all decide once I get some pictures.

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Old 09/18/2016, 01:26 PM   #15
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Today's dilemma:
Removed the tail light panel, found the tail light units EPOXIED to the fiberglass panel.
I'm afraid I'd destroy the fiberglass panel trying to pry the tail lights out. ($270 from NPD, and the tail lights are not even listed.)
I suppose I'll have to have the panel painted with the lights still installed. Bummer.

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