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Old 07/31/2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Done!!

After 1 year, its done.
I drove it today, and its soooo good & responsive. Handling, acceleration, braking, it really lit up. I've got it in the transmission shop today just to be sure the C4 is 100%.

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Old 07/31/2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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Fantastic

Great news Neil. That looks like one sweet ride. I love the color combo. Just have to check, Those lug nuts are torqued on good, Right? LOL

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Old 07/31/2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Neil;
LOOK'N GOOD, love that interior, Saddle? Looks like a bit of elbow grease went into that engine bay, overall an excellent looking car, job well done.
Is that bird in the family looking just as good? or is that an unfair question.
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Old 07/31/2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Neil,
Gotta love the temp guage in the air conditioning vent!!

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Old 07/31/2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Gotta love the temp guage in the air conditioning vent!!

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I laughed too when I saw the temp gage in the vent because that is exactly where mine is in the fastback.
Neil the quility of your work is outstanding! You need to move up to concours driven so I can judge your car some time. I love cars like yours, never much to writing on the judge sheets. Marty

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Old 07/31/2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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Great job Neil,looks awesome!!! Love the ext/int color combo...Are you still planning to sell it?
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Old 07/31/2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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BoB: The interior is Nugget Gold. That's what the Marti Report specified. I did upgrade the door panels & dash panels to the Deluxe- just 'cause I like it better.

Rob/Marty: The AC temp gage is a hangover from when I used to install AC systems in my Dad's auto garage business.

Luis: Yea, I'll probably sell it eventually. I just don't want to be considered a "flipper". My fun is re-doing them more so than driving them. (Although this one was a real hoot driving it today!) It really lit up, and with the all new suspension, Pertronix ignition, and Edelbrock carb it ran & handled great.
I keep an accurate file of costs & parts, and only sell for what I have invested in it. No labor- that's my hobby. If I did it for profit it would then become a job, rather than a leisure activity. Folks on this site are very helpful, and I try to return the favor(s).

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Old 07/31/2012, 10:05 PM   #8
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Old 08/01/2012, 04:42 AM   #9
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After 1 year, its done.
I drove it today, and its soooo good & responsive. Handling, acceleration, braking, it really lit up. I've got it in the transmission shop today just to be sure the C4 is 100%.

Neil
Wonderful job and quite Impressive. I wish I knew all those trades. Are you taking apprentices with you on your next car???

Also from a tool aspect, for my home garage, seems though to achieve. Any special equipment you would recommend? For example, I just look at the brake job. Going from rusted pasrts to that, how do I do that?

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Old 08/01/2012, 05:48 AM   #10
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Wonderful job and quite Impressive. I wish I knew all those trades. Are you taking apprentices with you on your next car???

Also from a tool aspect, for my home garage, seems though to achieve. Any special equipment you would recommend? For example, I just look at the brake job. Going from rusted pasrts to that, how do I do that?
For small parts, a bench grinder with a fine wheel is best. for large parts nothing beats a sandblaster. Some parts are best to just replace tho as they are cheaper then restoring them.also using the correct paint (color wise and quality) goes a long way. Remember that just like painting a car 90% of the finished product is due to proper prep work first.
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Old 08/01/2012, 10:00 AM   #11
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Absolutely beautiful! I want that am/fm.

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Old 08/01/2012, 10:27 AM   #12
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E-Bay. Maybe you'll get lucky.

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Old 08/01/2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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Neil: I know how you think..its the fun of doing them but thats a really nice car. In order for you not to get bored when mine gets out of Paint shop will probably take it to you for the interior and fine tuning of the GT/CS items...just so that you dont get too bored!!
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Old 08/01/2012, 07:24 PM   #14
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Wow...looks fantastic ! How much you want to sell that baby for?
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Old 08/10/2012, 09:38 AM   #15
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I'd like to know more. How much are you asking?

That is a beautiful car, and I love the colour combo.

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