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They don’t have red month stickers, that ended in 1986. You need proof those plates were on your card with a reg doc or pink slip. Otherwise register it with Year of Manufacture (YOM).
 
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They don’t have red month stickers, that ended in 1986. You need proof those plates were on your card with a reg doc or pink slip. Otherwise register it with Year of Manufacture (YOM).
Gotcha. Yeah. I took the original registration in, and they accepted that. It still requires Sac DMV signoff though. Apparently it’s not a guarantee. Fingers crossed.

Oh, and to clarify, I have the red sticker. Waiting for the other sticker to show up to paste it on. I don’t know why I’m doing that. But there it is.
 
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Granatrot is rapidly rising as a top favorite color for me
Yeah. I was inspired to like it by that nice ‘74 on BaT last year. It’s very easy on the eyes. I wasn’t expecting it to be. Those bumpers get to me, especially since I have some Marchals sitting in a box, burning a hole in my garage floor. I can’t put them on with these bumpers. But @sfdon has a Euro set in the pipeline, so I’m hoping to sort that by late spring...
 

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Gotcha. Yeah. I took the original registration in, and they accepted that. It still requires Sac DMV signoff though. Apparently it’s not a guarantee. Fingers crossed.

Oh, and to clarify, I have the red sticker. Waiting for the other sticker to show up to paste it on. I don’t know why I’m doing that. But there it is.
You are lucky that your DMV knew what to do! Congrats. I too love Granatrot and wouldn’t change a thing.
 
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Yeah. I was inspired to like it by that nice ‘74 on BaT last year. It’s very easy on the eyes. I wasn’t expecting it to be. Those bumpers get to me, especially since I have some Marchals sitting in a box, burning a hole in my garage floor. I can’t put them on with these bumpers. But @sfdon has a Euro set in the pipeline, so I’m hoping to sort that by late spring...
Coupeking has 74 brackets made to adapt euro chrome bumpers in the front, the frame rails are a bit wider than 73.
Thanks for that! Yeah, I’ve been confused about how that whole thing works. Don says there’s a bracket that’s not available. The left side maybe? But he says it can be fabricated. At least that’s what I thought he said.

I saw a bracket being mounted in a horizontal position in one video, and several being mounted aligned vertically. I assume the vertical is correct. I’m gonna go with a pre-73 setup, to keep the bumpers tucked closer in, and also because I like the overriders in the shark nose position. I was hoping to cut some corners on patching holes, but I get the impression that’s not a good idea, so I’ll just get it done fully and correctly out the gate. It sounds like specialist stuff, so I’m gonna take more time to better understand what’s happening. I get the impression lots can go wrong, even though it’s pretty straightforward.
 

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Don’t do the flat thing, it looks terrible. Check with CK, and I saw a set at Carl Nelson’s perhaps he has an extra set. The 72 bumper irons will sit too far outwards unless you bend them, that isn’t easy to do!
 
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Don’t do the flat thing, it looks terrible. Check with CK, and I saw a set at Carl Nelson’s perhaps he has an extra set. The 72 bumper irons will sit too far outwards unless you bend them, that isn’t easy to do!
Gotcha. I was mystified at the flat brackets. It looked like he knew what he was doing too. But I’ve never seen that before. Good to know that ain’t right. I’ll ask Don for guidance on the rest. We’re still a ways out anyway. I’m enjoying just squeezing the car out onto the road on the dry days right now.
 
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Grooming isn’t my thing, but I bought my first ever blow dryer today. The roads I drive are perpetually damp, even in the summer. So I now have something to help with that.

It got really wet on the roads in town today, which prompted this. Gonna do some RustX and undercoating treatment in the wells and under the floors also, in the next week or two, for good measure. Hopefully that’ll suffice to keep the car intact for the next couple of decades.
 

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Grooming isn’t my thing, but I bought my first ever blow dryer today. The roads I drive are perpetually damp, even in the summer. So I now have something to help with that.

It got really wet on the roads in town today, which prompted this. Gonna do some RustX and undercoating treatment in the wells and under the floors also, in the next week or two, for good measure. Hopefully that’ll suffice to keep the car intact for the next couple of decades.
i have driven from san jose to santa cruz and watched the fog roll in over the mountains ... while pretty, it is a very wet environment for a coupe. fun road though! do a search for what @Stevehose does - spraying waxoil into all of the cavities. he lives below sea level with an average humidity of 90+% (new orleans) and cares for his coupe very well.
 

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Grooming isn’t my thing, but I bought my first ever blow dryer today. The roads I drive are perpetually damp, even in the summer. So I now have something to help with that.

It got really wet on the roads in town today, which prompted this. Gonna do some RustX and undercoating treatment in the wells and under the floors also, in the next week or two, for good measure. Hopefully that’ll suffice to keep the car intact for the next couple of decades.
A dehumidifier is your friend. I keep my cars at sub 40% humidity and if a car gets wet, I reduce the humidity settings as far as they will go and keep it like that for a few days. Pulls the moisture out. I'm in San Francisco so lots of humidity...
 
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A dehumidifier is your friend. I keep my cars at sub 40% humidity and if a car gets wet, I reduce the humidity settings as far as they will go and keep it like that for a few days. Pulls the moisture out. I'm in San Francisco so lots of humidity...
Ah, good idea. There was enough moisture/gravel in the front lower wells to make me think I’d better do something about it right away. But obviously, there was plenty of moisture I couldn’t get to. I’ll try the dehumidifier. Thanks
 

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Ah, good idea. There was enough moisture/gravel in the front lower wells to make me think I’d better do something about it right away. But obviously, there was plenty of moisture I couldn’t get to. I’ll try the dehumidifier. Thanks
I would suggest plumbing the drain line semi-permanently so no emptying required for the tank and to get an oversized unit based on square feet. Just keep it running all the time. It's much cheaper than the alternatives
 
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Got around to peeling a layer off the wheel wells and rockers today. Found this on the hidden side of the first layer of the front wheel wells. It’s surface rust, and brushes off well. So we did that, leaving enough for the Rust X to grab onto the surface. Going to put a layer of undercoating on after the Rust X

Nothing to see under the rocker covers. Very clean. Borescope to the join in the rocker between the section under the doors and the section under the front fenders reveals some deep down rust. That also seems like surface rust, although image was a bit grainy. Not sure how to address that yet.

And for your viewing pleasure, here’s an NOS accordion whatever it’s called for the big bumper trim. Mine tore. The whole bumper set is getting swapped out soon, so I’ll have a set of these in excellent condition for sale in 4-5 months.

No other rust. This car was well cared for. I drive cars a bit harder than most people, so I’m going to expend some effort and take rust prevention measures, to keep the car in at least the shape in which I received it.
 

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