68 standard, restromod driver?

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by mo2872 » 07 Sep 2017, 14:16

Nice. Looks very similar to the HOK Galaxy Grey
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by DieselD » 07 Sep 2017, 17:16

as far as brand of paint It should be PPG
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by 1967 S Code » 10 Sep 2017, 20:29

I like your color choice.
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by DieselD » 10 Sep 2017, 22:23

Got the doors hung on Friday. They might need a few adjustments still since I guessed at setting the gaps. Found the specs in the manual so I'm going to double check em before calling it good.

Also got the deck lid on too but that needs adjustment still to be happy with it



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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by DieselD » 12 Sep 2017, 23:31

Quick question, working on mounting the rear quarter extensions and it looks like the nuts need some sort of rubber washer to seal from water intrusion to the truck.? I found the nuts on wccc but they didn't appear to have any rubber attached?
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by BossElim69 » 13 Sep 2017, 05:21

Get some 3m strip calk and apply it to the inside cup of the washer. Once tighten it will flow out and provide the seal. You can get it at your local body shop supply store. Also works great for making a seal to install the gas tank.

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by DieselD » 13 Sep 2017, 13:51

Thanks Brian for the suggestion. I actually have a box of the strip caulk. I honestly do not not care for it and avoid using it unless necessary. Obviously for the fuel tank, front fenders etc its needed in those locations but it tends to make a mess when wrapped around bolts. Maybe that is just me tho. For this application I prefer to find the correct hardware to replace.

I found the complete kit for 9 bucks that has the studs, nuts with rubber and washers attached to the nuts so that should work just fine. I could get away just using the nuts but the studs are kind boogered anyway and ones missing so better to just buy the kit.
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by xr7g428 » 13 Sep 2017, 18:36

Just an FYI. If you want to add speakers in the front kick panel locations, now is the time to make the cut outs.
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by DieselD » 13 Sep 2017, 20:49

xr7g428 wrote:
13 Sep 2017, 18:36
Just an FYI. If you want to add speakers in the front kick panel locations, now is the time to make the cut outs.
Thanks bill, I have been kicking around that idea for a couple weeks. Part of me wants to do it and the other part is asking myself how much am I really going to be listening to the radio? However it can't hurt to add the pods just in case. It will be a little bit until I get the front end back together and to paint so I have a little bit of time to decide. I have decided to pull the motor out and get the bay painted before the fenders go on. I won't have time for another week or so to dedicate a full days worth of work.

The hardest part is I literally walk by this thing for 8-10hrs each day all week and can't work on it! At least when it was in my garage I only saw it once a day! Now all it does is taught me all day long! I do steal an hour after work to do some small stuff when I can
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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

Post by DieselD » 31 Oct 2017, 14:26

off to paint, should see it back by the end of the week or so however It will probably get shelved for a few months. New baby on the way and lots of things to get done before the march arrival. You better believe I will sneak in a few hours here and there to keep this project moving as much as I can.

Grateful for the deal I was able to get on the body work, without it there would be no way it would be painted already!


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