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Old 10-15-2014, 5:32pm   #661
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Now if we could just get you to change your underwear once in awhile........WW
Can't do that. Flies are lucky
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Old 10-15-2014, 6:59pm   #662
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Glad I stepped in for a look see.

Friz, the paint is fantastic. Then, I wouldn't expect anything less. Can't wait to see the interior shots.
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Can't do that. Flies are lucky
You have more than one fly in your underpants????
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So....in just three short pages, we've come from my car coming out of the paint shop to flies swarming around Duke's crotch......

Yep, nothing's changed around the Barn....
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Glad I stepped in for a look see.

Friz, the paint is fantastic. Then, I wouldn't expect anything less. Can't wait to see the interior shots.
Thanks....Going to take a breather from messing with it for a while, then start on the interior after the first of the year. Compared to the rest of this particular ordeal, it should be easy (famous last words)
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Compared to the rest of this particular ordeal, it should be easy (famous last words)
What's the plan, man? Are you going with all new stuff? Dropping it off at an upholsterer?

I will sit under a car busting my knuckles, dripping oil in my eyes, and cussing all day long. Working on putting an interior together makes me want to stab myself in the eyes... with a spork.


I know I'm late to the party in seeing your pics, but that thing looks great.
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So....in just three short pages, we've come from my car coming out of the paint shop to flies swarming around Duke's crotch......

Yep, nothing's changed around the Barn....
At least you know what to expect from us....
..Friz, does CRC make carpet to fit your car?.. I got the Mass Backed carpet from them for my 89 and it just slid right in, I didn't need to cut anything...Or, maybe you could go to Dallas Texas and have the oriental lady from "Gas Monkey" do the interior for you, it's only 600 miles... She's a hoot.........WW
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So....in just three short pages, we've come from my car coming out of the paint shop to flies swarming around Duke's crotch......

Yep, nothing's changed around the Barn....
I'm honored to know I'm the 2nd most interesting thing after your car.

It's a sweet ride. If you ever decide to drive a couple thousand miles in it, I expect a ride. I'll even put my 2nd pair of underwear on for it
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What's the plan, man? Are you going with all new stuff? Dropping it off at an upholsterer?

I will sit under a car busting my knuckles, dripping oil in my eyes, and cussing all day long. Working on putting an interior together makes me want to stab myself in the eyes... with a spork.


I know I'm late to the party in seeing your pics, but that thing looks great.
Actually after two summers of busting up my aching body working on suspension, steering, brakes, and drivetain, I'm actually looking forward to doing the interior. I can do it piecemeal while I drive the car, and none of it is a monumental undertaking.

The headliner was done at the body shop while the rear window was out, so it's finished. Everything else is available from an assortment of different vendors and is (at least compared to a Corvette) affordable. First thing I will do is hang new door panels on it so the windows will quit rattling back an d forth in the channel and so I have an arm rest again.

Next thing is dash pad and gauges. Check these out....from Dakota Digital....



or these....



I kinda like the second one better....retro looking but modern. About the same price either way. The factory gauges are crap, and except for the speedo mine don't work anyway....
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I agree. I like the 2nd set of gauges better too. Go with them. Anything from Dakota is good ---- even me!!!

Glad to see you have projects going. I started a new one too. I bought a 2001 Chevrolet Express van and am converting it into a camper. It won't be a Class A or a Class C because van campers are called Class B, but my wife says my van camper will be a Class B-
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I kinda like the second one better....retro looking but modern. About the same price either way. The factory gauges are crap, and except for the speedo mine don't work anyway....
+1 for the second choice. Those are .

I think the top would look out of place on a car that is otherwise stock appearing. If you are modernizing the rest of the interior... they just might work.
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Yes go with #2. Nice retro look.
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+1 for the second choice. Those are .

I think the top would look out of place on a car that is otherwise stock appearing. If you are modernizing the rest of the interior... they just might work.
Yep, I'm leaning heavily toward the second. To me those gauges would have looked at home in the car back when it was new....the top ones not so much.

Nice thing is all of these clusters come with their own sending units and wiring harnesses.....everything will be wired fresh and not dependent on 45 year old wiring to operate correctly. Both run about $750....which sounds steep, but price out a full set of Autometer gauges.....
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...but price out a full set of Autometer gauges.
In the process of fixing all of the half-assery that was done to my race car, including gauges that look like were wired by a blind 6 year old that don't want to work anymore.

Trust me, I have felt this pain.
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I needed one part to finish the exterior....a set of "sports lamps"....the ones that fit in the grille. 1970 one year only item, and tough to find. I've been looking for a set on eBay for months now with no luck. Suddenly, 3 different auctions popped up....and I won one of them.

These will need a little clean up, but will fit the bill nicely. These were the predecessor of "fog lamps" we have today and don't really do much, but all Mach 1's came with them. The original switch and wiring are long gone....I will just wire them to light up with the headlights.

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I needed one part to finish the exterior....a set of "sports lamps"....the ones that fit in the grille. 1970 one year only item, and tough to find. I've been looking for a set on eBay for months now with no luck. Suddenly, 3 different auctions popped up....and I won one of them.

These will need a little clean up, but will fit the bill nicely. These were the predecessor of "fog lamps" we have today and don't really do much, but all Mach 1's came with them. The original switch and wiring are long gone....I will just wire them to light up with the headlights.

Good find!
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