1972 GS Stage1 in Flame Orange

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  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Amazing what an hour and a half in the garage will do..
     

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  2. Max Damage

    Max Damage Well-Known Member

    Are NOS O-rings still good?
     
  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    AMD quarter came today. I started to cut. I haven't decided 100% where I want to stop, so I just cut where I know it's going to be replaced for sure...then I'll trim as I need to. I'll probably end up going up to the top line, and then coming down about 6" from the lead joint at the C pillar. Leaving the factory door jamb and window reveal as well. I'm not really a fan of the aftermarket door jamb reveal. It's not as crisp as the factory, and leaves a little to be desired for the gap shape.
     

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  4. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    X Ten
     
  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I ended up replacing the entire quarter.
     

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  6. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Can’t even tell! Did you end up keeping the factory jamb?

    quick question- tips for stripping a trunk floor? My guess is bourbon and a wire wheel..
     
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  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    No I ripped the whole thing off. Saved some time metal working.

    Yeah, DA, wire wheel, etc for the trunk floor.
     
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  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Not much progress at all here lately. Lots of wrapping stuff up at work for the season before the weather takes a dump. I did manage to get the first coat of polyester primer on the body shell and hood today. I love the crispness of the body line on these AMD quarters...
     

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  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Let the dust bowl begin.

    Since I upgraded my iPhone software to 14.xxx, I cannot send photos as attachments to my home email anymore. What a pain in the ass to save them on my computer now.
     

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  10. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Been curious, will the owner of the car be retaining the hood emblem?
     
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  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    No it went bye bye. Welded the holes, along with the Stage1 emblem on the trunk.
     
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  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    (Hopefully) the last coat of high build primer on doors and hood. Body shell and trunk lid are ready for 2K. I should have 2K applied early next week.

    and it's snowing in the garage.
     

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  13. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Your labor rate should be doubled during block sanding to account for the clean up time. Looks great!
     
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  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    LOL I wish!

    I do have to pretty much strip the garage and do a deep clean before I do any painting. Kind of a PITA but I don't have a choice.
     
  15. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Yup, it’s tough. Paint booth guys have it made lol. My dad will dump a few gallons of water on his shop floor before spraying to keep the dust down. I think we will be using a buddy’s spray booth when the time comes to paint my red car.
     
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