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frozenone

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« on: January 17, 2013, 07:14:48 AM »



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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 09:52:18 AM »

Who did the custom work on the body?  It looks good.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 02:17:54 PM »



Another friend owns an upholstery shop and he custom upholstered the front swivels (they are real flat-no bolstering when stock) and stiched the rest of the interior to match.  Silver piping highlights all the seats,  pleats kind of mimic the stock padded dash.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 02:22:06 PM »



Oh yeah, I forgot to say the steering wheel was water dipped to get the burlwood look on the upper/lower sections. Pretty cool process, I was impressed on what they could do.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 09:50:27 AM »

It looks great.  My only dislike are the wheels; I do not like modern wheels.  Don't mean that as a put-down, just a taste thing....

I just looked at the close-up of the wheel: are you missing a stud?  
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 09:23:42 PM »



I'm not usually a fan of modern wheels either, but I think those work.  The key is that the overall diameter is pretty close to stock, and they are tucked into the wheelwells like stock.  There's a 63 or 64 New Yorker around here with a similar setup that has grown on me over the last few years.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 09:59:27 PM »



No Matter. . .He's done a beautiful job
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 04:47:43 AM »

Really like the Orange - one of my favorite colors!

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 10:47:44 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO

No Matter. . .He's done a beautiful job

I did not say otherwise. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 08:30:02 AM »




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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 09:43:56 AM »

Hey, it's your car, anything that is modified can be changed back (even if it takes a little extra work to do it), but it is your car and she is a beauty.
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 09:12:08 AM »

Please do not misunderstand my comments - I love your car.  I love customs.  (As long as I do not know that one was made from a pristine car.  There are enough junk cars around that pristine drivers do not need to be cut up - in my opinion.)  I am just not a fan of modern wheels.   Sorry.
I am probably on the opposite side of most car fans: I find "Factory Original" cars boring.  I like what you've done.

I agree with your comments on the modern transmission.  You can get that added benefit by using a Gear Vendors Overdrive.  They are expensive but you get to keep the original motor/trans.
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 06:15:03 AM »



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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 01:31:11 PM »

I was thinking about the rear of your trans.  The tail-shafts are replaced when you use one of those units, but that would leave you without any locking device.  You mentioned you were swapping to rear disks via Steve.  If those brake have an E-brake set-up the need would be eliminated.  Otherwise, short of swapping the entire rear, I don't know how it would work.
The cost for a GV is @ $2,500.
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 04:44:23 PM »

Gearvendors goes higher than that, closer to $3500 after you get the rest of the things taken care of like driveline, the unit itself run close to $2800-3000 alone. It is actually cheaper to do the 4 or 5 speed overdrive transmission swap these days. Agree with the e-brake on the rear disc brake setup.
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