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Got the bumper installed this morning. If you have never built and installed one it takes awhile to do this simple job.
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Out in the sunshine, she needs a bath.




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Charlie, she looks pretty clean to me! Looking gooood!
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Charley she looks stunning and great restoration. I prefer the wires but it is your restoration.
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We are talking about a real set of wires for local shows, but really we are going to drive this car a lot, that's what it's built for.
I'd like to get a set of red walls with chrome wheels and baby moon hubcaps or remember those bullet rockets that covered the dust caps and chrome acorn lug nuts for a sixty's custom look.
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Another thing to consider is the wire wheels are a MAJOR PITA to clean! I've had them for many years and now enjoy the steel wheels. At least the wire baskets can be put in the dishwasher.
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Test fitted, the fender skirts this morning.
Every day we get a little closer.
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A little door panel work.
Notice the o-ring anti rattler on the lock knob.
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You may remember we are using all the original upholstery from the Bird just taking it all apart cleaning and stretching as we go, made new 1/8 inch birch wood kick panel backers and added courtesy lamps for the foot wells when the doors are opened. The lamps are LED and look just like the 56 Bird tag lamp light. Which I thought was a nice touch. Notice the aftermarket ac/heater box bracket in the lighted picture, that will be replaced with a new bracket we will build, we may not have caught that if I wasn't taking pictures, so guys it pay's to take pictures.
Now when a lady slides inside this bird in the dark she can see the floor and she doesn't have to worry about her stockings. See I'm always thinking about my clients well being.
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PS--Also tying up a few loose ends under the drivers foot well for a new surprise!





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Charley nice touch on the door panel lighting to allow a visual entry at night
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