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#1481 cny first gen 71

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:39 PM

Went to a local show today, beautiful day and great turnout over 500 cars there. Was nearly a dozen first gens there I knew most of the owners and a few members there too, I talked to the ones I could find. Was a good time for sure.

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:06 PM

Went to a local show today, beautiful day and great turnout over 500 cars there. Was nearly a dozen first gens there I knew most of the owners and a few members there too, I talked to the ones I could find. Was a good time for sure.

Steve, where was this show located? I totally missed this one. I was at Race Wars with the purple Hemi at ESTA Speedway. Went 14.3 @ 99.7mph.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

Jordan fall festival, they have the show every year on Sunday. Was a better turn out the usually. A good time was had by all.
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:39 AM

I recently visited OPGI while on a family road trip to Southern California and picked up a new rear bumper and a few other goodies. I have to say I'm quite happy with the quality of this reproduction bumper. It is not perfect but for the cost it is nice. It fit a lot better than I expected. The chrome is not as nice as a professional re-chroming but decent. Someday I may get the courage to drill the necessary holes for bumper guards but I'll leave it for now.

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:07 AM

 

I recently visited OPGI while on a family road trip to Southern California and picked up a new rear bumper and a few other goodies. I have to say I'm quite happy with the quality of this reproduction bumper. It is not perfect but for the cost it is nice. It fit a lot better than I expected. The chrome is not as nice as a professional re-chroming but decent. Someday I may get the courage to drill the necessary holes for bumper guards but I'll leave it for now.

 

 

You probably got the new bumper faster by driving to CA and picking it up than having OPGI ship it to you in Canada.  At least you knew it was in stock when you purchased it ...


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:14 AM

Last Saturday I got the crunched core support, passenger side door and fender off, and installed a straight core support, and test fit the donor fender and door.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

You probably got the new bumper faster by driving to CA and picking it up than having OPGI ship it to you in Canada. At least you knew it was in stock when you purchased it ...


I ordered them ahead of time to make sure they had them when I arrived. My daughters had a bumper between their seats the whole ride home.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:11 PM

Aaron, Aaron, Aaron.... You really need to take the plunge and mount those bumper guards, your car looks much better with them.  

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:35 PM

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

I’ve been searching for a loong time for a set of custom seat belts in blue. I had a set in green with all really nice hardware. There’s been a set on Ebay forever but they look like a very light shade of blue-and they're pricey.

I was considering having my green set re-webbed, but it’s pretty expensive.

I also considered buying dark blue webbing and sewing it myself but the two retractable belts would be really difficult to do.

A set popped up on Ebay, $200 with shipping. They actually came from a '70 Monte. All the white tags were intact. Some of the buckles looked tarnished, no prob, I have buckles. I bought.    

The set had to come from a flood car, the mechanisms in the buckles were rusted solid. The webbing was pretty dirty. One retractable was rusted but they both worked.

I removed the buckles and soaked the webbing in Shout laundry pre-treat then scrubbed them all with Dawn dish soap. They came out really nice.

I re-assembled everything (no easy feat!) with the better buckles and mechanisms from the green set, hit all the internals with some WD40 and I finally have a really nice set for my car. This worked out well!

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:14 PM

Paul wrote:

I re-assembled everything (no easy feat!) with the better buckles and mechanisms from the green set, hit all the internals with some WD40 and I finally have a really nice set for my car. This worked out well!

 

 

Congratulations on a successful project, Paul!  Great feeling when a long-term project finally comes to fruition. 

 

Since you apparently moved serviceable brushed buckles from green webbing to the refurbished blue webbing, I assume you had to cut the original stitching on both sets and then re-stitch the good buckles onto the blue webbing.  If so, did you re-stitch manually or with a sewing machine?  Also, where did you find matching thread?


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:02 PM

After prying off the cover and getting the latch/button out of the way, the slip bar can be removed and it can be pried out of it's bracket. Then the belt passes through the buckle body. Re-assembly is the reverse. I didn't need to do any sewing.

 

Here's one of the rusty yucky ones (and my retirement forms under it :k ).

 

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:24 PM

Nice Job Paul, they look really great.  Hard work and patience really paid off.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:18 PM

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Nothing special about this Monte. No SS, no rare options just a super sweet car to drive and take me back to the good old days!

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Ah,...Glen,...I see you had the same problem I had.  I posted a post and a couple days later I wanted to delete it and couldn't.  So I posted a " . ".   Wow, what are the chances ;).  DJB!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:13 PM

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:00 PM

Replaced the rear coil springs tonight with a pair of moog 5379. It went much easier than I thought it would. The stance is so much better..

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:00 PM

I've been busy.

 

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