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  1. #61
    Thanks!

    She still needs a lot more TLC, but we'll get there~
    Angela N.

    Proud owner of "DeLores"- VIN 1269

  2. #62
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    Yup..take your time and have fun at it

  3. #63
    Old carburetor is off:

    20170706_151405.jpg

    Surprise, surprise, the gasket on the carburetor wasn't even the right size. Half of the holes were blocked off; that would further explain why the car runs like crap. The fuel and air were being cut off:

    20170706_152600.jpg

    Next step is fixing the deteriorated foam on the front end:

    20170706_151606.jpg 20170706_151528.jpg20170706_151536.jpg20170706_151547.jpg

    As for the dash crack, I got my hands on the SEM spray, no luck on the Apoxie Sculpt.

    I've got a couple more cosmetic issues to fix as well: 20170705_115505.jpg20170705_115515.jpg20170705_115526.jpg
    Angela N.

    Proud owner of "DeLores"- VIN 1269

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    That impact absorber should be fine I would think. Mine basically disintigrated when I pulled th fascia off.

    for my dash, I used Upol-706...its a flexible filler and then got some sem dash texture paint.

  5. #65
    Bummer, that sucks. Luckily nothing on mine has been that bad. I hate to leave anything cracked, though, so I'll fix it.

    Where did you get the Upol-706? Might need some of that.
    Angela N.

    Proud owner of "DeLores"- VIN 1269

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    I got mine at a local shermwin williams that has auto stuff...but here's some on amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/STRONGHOLD-Sm...&keywords=upol

    Tha can will give you more than you'll ever need...I fixed my front fascia with it and my dash pad and still have most of it left...hehe.

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    For the record, I had never pulled the carburetor off the manifold. That is how it arrived from Bill Robertson.
    -Chad K.
    Previous owner of VINS: 6982, 1601, 1265, and 1269

    Dammit, Jim. I'm an undertaker, not a mechanic.

  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula View Post
    For the record, I had never pulled the carburetor off the manifold. That is how it arrived from Bill Robertson.
    I didn't think it was you. You've had enough of 'em, you'd know better.
    Angela N.

    Proud owner of "DeLores"- VIN 1269

  9. #69
    New carburetor is on! I believe there are some hoses that still need to be replaced. Fingers crossed, I've really got my hopes up that this car will run after it gets the new hoses.

    I can see where the striker pin on the passenger side was replaced: 20170525_101449.jpg Only question is, what should I use to fix that fiberglass?

    And, I'm thinking of taking that old broken fascia and somehow putting it back together for an art project:

    20170706_151741.jpg
    Angela N.

    Proud owner of "DeLores"- VIN 1269

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    Hopefully the new hoses will do the trick

    If you're patient and dont mind a little bit of un-roundyness, that upol I suggested before will also work on fiberglass..though you could also learn how to make fiberglass repairs

    Yep, that fascia looks a bit beyond salvaging...hehe...could make an interesting art project though. I have a knackered fuel tank closing plate im trying to decide what to do with myself.

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