GT-37 update

Discussion in 'The "Pure" Stockers' started by junior supercar, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. junior supercar

    junior supercar Well-Known Member

    The repairs to the car have been completed. What a nightmare of a roller coaster it's been. When the car was initially hit, I knew this was going to be a nightmare. It started off rough, then looked promising, was getting better, then got worse and the last few weeks there were some rather disappointing developments. Could Chuck have handled the situation better - absolutely. Could this whole incident have been worse - definitely. Could this whole incident have been better - yep. But in the end Chuck and I came to an agreement (read $$$) and now I will move on to getting the entire car repainted. This includes the panels that were repaired and painted from the accident.

    I was in Detroit this past Monday to look at the car and drop off some rust free sheetmetal. If I didn't tell you the car was hit you couldn't tell from the outside. Obviously the car is never going to be the same, but it's as good as it's going to get. Now it will get a fresh coat of paint and lots of issues will be corrected. It's not going down completely to bare metal as I'm already well into that with my W-31 not to mention I fear what may be found in a few areas, but it will be a real nice driver quality paint job. Most importantly it'll be all one shade of red :laugh::TU: As we all know the mightaswells will start to kick in. New door weatherstripping, door and trunk bumpers, quarter window seals, door and qtr window sweeps, complete decal kit so now the strip on the side will be correct. I get to install my NOS emblems I've been accumulating too. Also kicking around buying a new package tray as the rear window is coming out since the buytl is all dried up and the rear window leaks. The current plan is the car will be done the beginning of December for me to pick up, which gives me time this winter to do several things (that is when I'm not assembling the W-31).

    A big thank you to those that have offered help during this situation. And also to my wife for putting up with me as I didn't take this to well. Now I get to move on to the stress of the W-31 frame off and getting ANOTHER car painted.

    Chris
     
  2. Donny Brass

    Donny Brass 12 Second Club Member

    that is awesome that this is finally going to be over..........
     
  3. titanium

    titanium Well-Known Member

    Chris thanks for the update.
     
  4. kent.gardner

    kent.gardner Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it's coming together. I hope all goes well from here on out for both cars
     
  5. Postsedan

    Postsedan 13427 L78

    Chris.....I will be happy to see you back in the car....the ordeal is almost over :TU:

    Soon you'll be doing what you love to do.
     
  6. Steve A

    Steve A 454 450

    Have they started to paint the Olds yet ?
     
  7. junior supercar

    junior supercar Well-Known Member

    Well, so much for that Dec date. The guy doing the work had a busy winter with insurance work.

    Today, I was given an update.

    FINALLY, some color!!!!!

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    I'm also in the process of acquiring some additional parts not listed in the initial post to make the car more complete and correct. Lastly, I did end up getting a new package tray from Legendary when I made my interior order for the W-31.
     
  8. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Lookin' good Chris!
     
  9. cjfordman

    cjfordman 60 ft specialist

    Very nice cant wait to see it finished
     
  10. threefidee

    threefidee Well-Known Member

    Awesome ! :TU:

    Jody
     
  11. kent.gardner

    kent.gardner Well-Known Member

    Looking great! Can't wait to see it in action:3gears:
     
  12. LON

    LON Well-Known Member

    Happy for you. Good to see it moving forward!
     
  13. Tim Clary

    Tim Clary Well-Known Member

    SOOO glad to see this coming to a Happy ending.. Looking awesome :kodak:
     
  14. Steve A

    Steve A 454 450

    :TU: Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  15. fjr340gts

    fjr340gts Grocery Getter

    :3gears::3gears::TU::TU:
     
  16. junior supercar

    junior supercar Well-Known Member

    The assembly has begun!!!

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  17. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Wow! Shiny! Cant wait to see it finished and on the track.
     
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  18. threefidee

    threefidee Well-Known Member

    That is shiny. Love Cardinal Red. Can not wait to see it !

    Jody
     
  19. Tim Clary

    Tim Clary Well-Known Member

    Soooo happy for you man.. Lookin sweeetttt !!!
    You'll be rowing gears again soon.
     

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