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Jul 30th, 2012 at 7:17am

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I finally took the 73 over to the paint shop this morning. I took off almost everything I could so I can re install myself. I'll be stopping by almost every day to get pictures & updates. The front clip is a little cocked to the left, but should be easy to correct & the doors need to be moved forward a bit. Other than this it's a easy paint job...no stress cracks Smiley I as stated in the other post it's going from Silver to Copper Red Mica (almost like candy apple red)
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Reply #1 - Jul 30th, 2012 at 8:32am
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I'm sure you're excited Alan and we all can't wait to see it!

Charlie
 
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Reply #2 - Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:43pm

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Glad you are planning on keeping all of us posted on the progress. Can't wait to see the Pictures.

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Reply #3 - Jul 30th, 2012 at 7:55pm
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77vette wrote on Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:43pm:
Can't wait to see the Pictures.

Agreed!!

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Reply #4 - Jul 31st, 2012 at 10:02am

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68-73 wrote on Jul 30th, 2012 at 7:17am:
I'll be stopping by almost every day to get pictures & updates.


Not only will we like to see the updates but it will be a good record for you when looking back on the progress years from now.

Dave
 

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Reply #5 - Jul 31st, 2012 at 5:31pm

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Alan
Did you decide on which type of front bumper cover you are going to put on the car?
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Reply #6 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 4:43am

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Staying with fiberglass ,it's cheaper to repair & looks better (no waves). He might even repair the one that's on there ?? This guy is a good as they come when it comes to fiberglass. Smiley
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Reply #7 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 9:36am

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Went over around lunch time. He got the frt aligned, repaired & the door gaps correct so far.
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Reply #8 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:23am
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ahh, so you kept the old bumper and just had them fix it.  that would account for the deal you got. good thing the insurance company quoted replacing it. I've done something like this before too. do what you gotta do right..

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Reply #9 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:52am

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It's looking good.  Cant wait to see the finished product.
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Reply #10 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 1:51pm

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Looks Good Alan.....................Jack
 

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Reply #11 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 1:57pm

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So far, so good Alan Wink

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Reply #12 - Aug 2nd, 2012 at 10:10am
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Alan, any clue how long before you get it back?

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Reply #13 - Aug 2nd, 2012 at 10:46am

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I'm guessing next week, it's almost ready for paint now. When he starts it's usually never more than a week. I have learned not to take a car over until he promises to start that day. I stopped over after lunch & it's pretty much sanded now. Smiley
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Reply #14 - Aug 2nd, 2012 at 11:49am
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The prep work is 90% and the painting part is easy. sounds like he's doing it right for you.

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