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6 hours ago, Dtret said:

Actually none of the above. The parts,  I knew going in they were going to be awhile. As far as progress the car is done except for them 3 things. And of course now it’s cold and the roads are full of salt. Now I get to stare at it for 3 months and nitpick. Lol. Not necessarily a bad thing. Lol. 

Well, you could post more pictures and we could nitpick too.  We love pictures you know, especially ones where we can pick out flaws

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35 minutes ago, Rob Peters said:

Well, you could post more pictures and we could nitpick too.  We love pictures you know, especially ones where we can pick out flaws

rob

I can certainly post more pictures. But getting the group to pick out the flaws ( on the car not me) has been a little harder. I’ve tried that a few times before. I think, that they think, they are going to offend me or hurt my feelings. Boo hoo to me. Lol. If  I asked to get punched ( not asking to) I would expect to get hit. I’ll get it outside so I have more room, post pictures and then it’s up to the group. I should have a pretty good list for winter projects. 

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Dennis, I was only kidding, you know we would never tell you about the flaws, we would only discuss them amongst ourselves behind your back.  

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1 hour ago, Dtret said:

... or hurt my feelings.

Like an ex-gf told me..."first, you'd have to have feelings"...🤣

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Dennis i see no flaws, she is beautiful, but i think you deserve some :yay::yay::yay:because it has to suck sitting in the garage and not being able to take it out for a spin. You can't compare it to me because i am an idiot, that's what i do. lol I go from the garage to the greenhouse staring at them for what seems like hours... Then i get in my DD pickup and drive in the snow and salt and rain, who cares. lol

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There has to be things I missed, screwed up or just plain messed up. After a year and a half you get car blind and stop seeing things. I don’t want to wait till Carlisle and you all get to hammer me in person. I can’t fix it there. But you guys are correct you don’t see flaws very easy in pictures. Unless it’s a picture of me( ugh). Lol. Thanks to all. 

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18 minutes ago, Dtret said:

There has to be things I missed, screwed up or just plain messed up. After a year and a half you get car blind and stop seeing things. I don’t want to wait till Carlisle and you all get to hammer me in person. I can’t fix it there. But you guys are correct you don’t see flaws very easy in pictures. Unless it’s a picture of me( ugh). Lol. Thanks to all. 

 

I like the car blind statement, so true. I have a list taped to the door/wall of items I need to address, like when I get side tracked or something else snowballs. Sometimes an item makes it over to the new list lol. 

I think you've done a superb job, enjoyed watching the build and look forward to seeing it out on the open road. 

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This is picture overload. Lol. A few things to note. 

1- car has not been cleaned at all

2- no front or rear glass ( rear chrome is sitting too low and front chrome is not there)

3- dash pad is not screwed down ( screws are on the console) one of my missing parts goes under the pad  

Heck with all these pictures I won’t even need to bring it to Carlisle. I’ll just make a picture board and put it in my spot. Lol. 

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O come on people!!!!!!!  You can give me something. Seriously, I really do value the opinions of the group. If it wasn’t for the help of you guys this project may have never happened. And it most certainly would not of turned out as it did. I thank you all. 

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Lol ok, all underhood stickers are too straight, trunk stickers are too straight and not crinkled, trunk mat not sitting flat ( bumper side) shiny spot on passenger side fan shroud. Smoke coming out of the tailpipes, most likely needs a rebuild. You highlighted that issue in many of the pics. Lololol 

In all seriousness, great job you have done! She looks great!! The rear window trim will most likely be ok once the window goes in.  

 

 

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Let me count the flaws....  first flaw is suggesting all you will need in Carlisle is the pictures on a board and not the car..... That won't work  

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19 minutes ago, Rob Peters said:

Let me count the flaws....  first flaw is suggesting all you will need in Carlisle is the pictures on a board and not the car..... That won't work  

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Would each picture be considered a 'modification', and put his car in a different class? 😈 🤣

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I think she looks GREAT!!!    However you are not getting your dancing bananas until you finish and send more pictures!!!   lol    I think thats fair???

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Absolutely stunning !!! If I finally make it to Carlisle I can't park near you. It will make me want to "fix a couple of things" and we know how that goes. Great job

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12 hours ago, willie said:

I think she looks GREAT!!!    However you are not getting your dancing bananas until you finish and send more pictures!!!   lol    I think thats fair???

I’ll take the compliment but you can keep the bananas for yourself. Lol. 

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12 hours ago, 714024SPEED said:

Absolutely stunning !!! If I finally make it to Carlisle I can't park near you. It will make me want to "fix a couple of things" and we know how that goes. Great job

I’ve seen enough to know that if I park next to another car, my screwups will stick out like a sore thumb. 

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12 hours ago, jft69z said:

Would each picture be considered a 'modification', and put his car in a different class? 😈 🤣

I’ve counted. I’m out of class. Lol. Nothing that couldn’t have been ordered though. And mostly gm parts. 

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