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The restoration of 45/7286

PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:24 pm

rcombs wrote:Mike,

I have been thinking the same thing about the gasket. That is the only thing that is different, since the windshield is the original. Any suggestions on where to get the gasket from. The one I have now came from r.d. enterprises.

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PostPost by: rcombs » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Well it took some work but I got the windshield in. I sliced on of the joints and removed about 3/4" and glued it back together. Then my son, a friend, and myself got it to go in with some soap and an old credit card.

I then installed the chrome trim with the help of some soap, wooden paddels. I warmed the trim with a hair dryer to get it to curve around the bottom corners. Even with the heat, the chrome tape crinkled a little.

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I also installed new drip molding. When you do this don't forget to round the bottom corners off so it clears the body before tightening.

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PostPost by: rcombs » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:50 pm

I also cleaned re-clear coated the two badges that go on the rear quarters. After adding some foam on the back, I installed them into the bezels.

Hear they are ready to mount.

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