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Tbird1044
01-16-2017, 08:55 PM
Well, it took 4 years, but it's almost complete. I've actually owned the car for about 30 years, but didn't really start putting it together until 4 years ago. Took the car out and washed it, clayed it, and waxed it. Things we can do in So Calif. I needed a little touch up work after reassembly, and I think the over spray from the air brush got on the car. All good now and paint is back to being like a babies bottom. Still need to mount the side view mirrors and fit up the fender skirts. Then the challenge is to see if I am brave enough to drive it on the public streets.
Nyles

jopizz
01-16-2017, 10:01 PM
My first squarebird was white with a red and white interior. It's still one of the best looking color combinations there is. I can understand your apprehension driving it but you just have to bite the bullet and do it. The first road test is always the scariest. Good luck.

John

keith
01-16-2017, 10:09 PM
Congrats! The car looks beautiful.

simplyconnected
01-16-2017, 11:01 PM
It is stunning, Nyles.

Wyldie
01-16-2017, 11:41 PM
Well done mate, looks great!

Frango100
01-17-2017, 07:38 AM
Looking great Nyles.

Deanj
01-17-2017, 01:21 PM
Beautiful car! Nice job! Now it's time to use some no rinse car wash product when possible. I couldn't throw water on mine in NE Ohio.

bird 60
01-17-2017, 04:41 PM
She's looking really nice Nyles. I don't know about using a hose, I always wash my Bird with the two bucket method. The last thing I want is water inside the doors.:eek:

Chris.....From OZ.

Tbird1044
01-17-2017, 06:57 PM
It won't get washed often using the hose, but I did want to check to see how well I got the car sealed up. Did pretty well overall.
When the doors were apart, I made sure everything was cleaned up internally and then used a spray undercoating on the internals and made sure all the drain holes were clean and open.
Being in So Calif, the car shouldn't be getting to wet.
Nyles

Yadkin
01-17-2017, 07:05 PM
Have you planned out your first modification? ;)

scumdog
01-17-2017, 07:42 PM
Looks great - top marks!
And those tail-lights look so cool.

zinnia8
01-18-2017, 12:05 AM
Looks real good. Wish we had some of that sunshine.

sidewalkman
01-18-2017, 04:05 PM
Nyles, that is a thing of beauty! Nicely done. When you get a chance can you post some pics of the interior?

Tbird1044
01-18-2017, 07:05 PM
Will do. I may take it back to the upholstery shop, as I'm not totally happy with the fit in the back seat.
I'll also post once I get the chrom wheel centers on and side view mirrors mounted.
Nyles

sidewalkman
01-19-2017, 12:44 AM
Nyles, I'm looking at the rear truck lock cover, looks like yours tips out to the side? Mine goes straight down.

Tbird1044
01-19-2017, 03:40 PM
Scott:
That's a plastic tab on the key chain. The trunk lock cover pretty much goes straight down. It does have a little tilt to it, but that's only enough to latch it in the down position so you can get the key in.
Nyles

sidewalkman
01-19-2017, 06:32 PM
Scott:
That's a plastic tab on the key chain. The trunk lock cover pretty much goes straight down. It does have a little tilt to it, but that's only enough to latch it in the down position so you can get the key in.
Nyles

Same as mine then. Cool car, very very clean!! Looks like you have the red and white interior, mines just straight red with the leather seats. Door panels IMO look better 2 tone with the stainless trim like yours!