Almost finished

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  1. Layne

    Layne Active Member

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    Now out and driving on the road! Needed some good photos for insurance.
     

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    Keshav Active Member Site Donor

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    Nice looking car! Are those actually CSL Scheel seats you have in there?
    Since your caption says almost ready, may I suggest that you 'blacken' the body under the fender grills.
    You can use flat black car wrap foil which is installed/ stuck in a few minutes. Very easy job.
    Seems to be missed by many after a new paint job/ restoration. On lighter colors it's even more evident.
    Cheers
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    Ps. W&N also sell them precut but any car wrap shop will sell you a sqft of black flat foil for way less.
     
  3. Layne

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    The seats are brand new Cobra brand. I believe they came from England. Not sure how accurate of replica they are, but they're nice seats.

    I liked it better without the black background. If the grilles were chrome, or if the paint were a lighter color, I probably would use the black.
     
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    very nice, congratulations! Just wondering what you plan to do for a hood support, or just use a prop rod?
     
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    vince Active Member Site Donor

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    Looks like that's going to be fun to drive!
     
  6. Layne

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    The owner wants to do a CSL style prop rod, but I think those had an aluminum hood, didn't they? This one is HEAVY. Should have kept the springs in my opinion, but I suppose the last mechanic lost them along with everything else. Might just end up with a broom stick :D
     
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    INDEED CONGRATS ITS LOOKES REALLLY NICE
    GOOD JOB
    OH YEA USE THE HOOD STRUT LIKE I DID IT REALLLY WORKS WELLL
    GET ON WITH ABOUT 15 LBS OF PRESSURE AND ABOUT 22" LONG
    STABILUS BRAND
     
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    Very nice indeed, looks well done.
     
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    i was intrigued by the shock system that was on the 2002 that was shown on the episode of Jay Leno's garage (with the s14 in it)
     
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    Yeah, a shock system would be cool. I know Ray Korman installed a prop rod in Doug Dolan's e9 when he stuffed the S38 in there. Seems to work fine with a stock hood.
     
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    Yes, I have a prop rod on mine too with stock (steel) hood. No problems.
     

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