1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by cougar2 » 29 Nov 2013, 20:18

Ya, knowing the time period to pull off the tape is key if you are using regular paint. Not sure about the pin-striping paint and when to pull it off. I would think it gives you some good work time.

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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by XR7-Gry » 29 Nov 2013, 22:17

propayne wrote:
So, did you use a pin striper's brush and run that (loaded with white paint) inside the stencil, pulling off the stencil when it was dry?

- Phillip

Phillip, I used the pin striper's brush, but I think it is really important to remove the stencil tape as soon as possible. Then the wet paint will smoothen out and there will be no edges showing that a stencil have been used. Also if you let the paint dry I believe there's a risk that the paint will go off with the tape when it is removed. The pin stripe paint cures slowly, so it gives a little more time than acrylic paint, but I found the rule to be sooner is better.
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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by propayne » 30 Nov 2013, 07:12

Terrific and useful info Gry - this is what forums are all about.

Again, thanks so much for taking the time to document and post your progress on the G, I'm sure you'd be much farther along on the restoration if you were just powering through it! :beerchug:

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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by XR7-Gry » 30 Nov 2013, 19:11

One option I really like is the remote trunk opener, so I bought a reproduction Scott Drake kit and got it installed today. The kit contains the handle, cable and fasteners, but not the unique trunk lock mechanism with the release arm that you need to hook the cable to it. Luckily I had one in my left over parts from other projects. After I ordered this kit I found that you can also buy a kit with the correct handle but that is operated by a switch and an electric solenoid in the trunk. I would say that it is a much better solution and a lot easier to install.

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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by cougar2 » 30 Nov 2013, 19:59

Gry, What is the small label on the left hand side of the trunk lid?
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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by 68PUMA » 30 Nov 2013, 21:35

Dennis, I believe that's the Safety Act decal:http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/dl96.html. John
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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by cougar2 » 30 Nov 2013, 22:44

68PUMA wrote:Dennis, I believe that's the Safety Act decal:http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/dl96.html. John
Thanks John, I appreciate that.

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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by BamaExile » 22 Apr 2014, 13:38

Ok, I disassembled my grille and headlights a while back and I'm getting it reassembled now and I've forgotten which part the spring actually hooks onto. Does it remain hooked on the retaining trim ring or does it hook to the headlight adjustment bucket?

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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by CATHOUSE » 01 May 2014, 18:39

To the retaining trim ring.

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Re: 1968 XR7-G Hertz Restoration

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Post by BigNuge » 01 Oct 2017, 19:53

Wow, just read the whole thread......any updates??
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