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mikes2nd
Posted 2022-10-25 2:23 AM (#625111 - in reply to #539179)
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hmm the turquoise is kind of growing on me... i looked at it again and asked some random people and they didn't mind it...

I think i need to two tone it with dark green on top of the dash (like it should be) and two tone the seats.

 



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22mafeja
Posted 2022-10-25 3:08 AM (#625112 - in reply to #625111)
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Several times after I have painted a car I feel sick about the color but after a time in the sun it can calm down....I think the turqoise might be one of these colors.
And that interior color stands out for sure...that`s good isn`t it?
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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-01-13 8:26 PM (#626927 - in reply to #539179)
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I think I will two tone the interior a bit. with the dark green/black
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57plymouth
Posted 2023-01-14 8:33 AM (#626934 - in reply to #539179)
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It is not my car, and the work you have done has been great. But the turquoise on the interior never seemed right to me. I'm not throwing stones because the car is beautiful.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-05-10 2:41 AM (#629426 - in reply to #539179)
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basically eliminating the turqoise(only lower dash)... using the dark green... replaced the power steering gear... that was a pita

Got to put the new leaf springs also... Took a load to the chromer, Antenna bases, front headlight drivers side , front upper bumper bar(long one), and two rear fender teeth.. he said 500-600$ for that.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-06-05 1:00 PM (#630005 - in reply to #539179)
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started the trim color change... I am almost thinking you could chrome the interior trim with chrome wrap and it would look pretty darn good.

the roof is not a full blown turquiouse but a greener turquise color so I want to keep that as the turquoise is the off color to the green/blue accent. I will cover the seats in dark green leather next winter i guess.  I will run the black this year.

 

 



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57burb
Posted 2023-06-05 6:09 PM (#630010 - in reply to #630005)
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Time to take it for a drive!
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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-06-05 10:18 PM (#630015 - in reply to #539179)
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i drove it around the block last year ran great... the 3.73 posi and the 392 gets it moving.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-08-20 3:07 PM (#631454 - in reply to #539179)
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New power steering rack is working (it's the big Chrysler one... working good so far.) I have the top of the dash color changed and I will do the package tray today... Off to BMV soon to get the title changed over to me. I still have a little bit of "turquoise" on the bottom of dash(ack), I may finish the killing of it... later though. Starts right up and this thing moves... Going to work on putting windows in it today.

 

need to get some emblems/trimon this asap... its naked..    Waiting 3 months on the some chrome parts to get done...  jesus



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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-08-25 12:41 AM (#631546 - in reply to #539179)
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some final chome got back after 3 months...




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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-10-05 6:13 PM (#632206 - in reply to #539179)
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Seats are super comfortable and fit... I will probably not hook up the heated seats but the "cooling" should not pull a tremendous amount of power.

Power allows you to move the seat up and its a tight squeeze to get in the back but it works. I may have the passenger side move farther forward.




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Mopar1
Posted 2023-10-06 9:43 AM (#632216 - in reply to #632206)
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What are the seats?
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mikes2nd
Posted 2023-10-09 3:02 AM (#632242 - in reply to #539179)
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2004-2005 Cadillac Deville seats.. The ones with the center console that folds up to look like a bench seat
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mikes2nd
Posted 2024-05-30 12:36 AM (#635457 - in reply to #539179)
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Winters over, work has eased up a bit... back to getting this going... I've been cutting spot welds on the Plymouth also.

Okay power steering swap to the saginaw kit...

I think the guy has checked out... but the kit is pretty easy to make... i saw the C body thread.

Saginaw pump, a 1/4 inch plate.

He included power steering lines that don't work, so i bought some new ones off Summit and i needed a double pulley.



I use the HotHead hemis front timing cover and the sagainaw bracket and it fit perfectly no spacers needed.







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mikes2nd
Posted 2024-06-14 12:44 PM (#635694 - in reply to #539179)
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final hurdle for power steering conversion...

btw this a 79 Ford F150 steering gear... They run about 350$ from rockauto.

Finally got all the right adapters and made my own power steering line.

I'm not using many parts from the kit so thats kind of annoying but hey... I converted the pressure line to AN 6 also. Plenty of room though.

I am just ever so slightly off so need a small shim behind the bracket and im good to go, I can hook it up and start bleeding the system, the move to the column finishing and the car back up and running.

 

 



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