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BLyke wrote:

So is goes, was looking at Stan's Heavy Chevy and realized the grill on his is the look I want. no SS or Bow Tie.
Ordered the trim even though it is non-functional and the money could be going towards other things.
Soo... as long as I'm at it, found a super deal on the lenses so ordered them too.

Lots of opinions on what the "standard 1971 HC" front trim was, thinking about painting my head light rings as in the 3rd pic.

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Glad I'm a bad influence Bruce!  laughing

I decided to black out the centers of the headlight rings too.



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"I decided to black out the centers of the headlight rings too."

What paint did you use? the semi gloss?

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BLyke wrote:

"I decided to black out the centers of the headlight rings too."

What paint did you use? the semi gloss?


 Eastwood Chassis black Satin



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I prefer the middle picture... black grille, with trim, and chrome bezels.

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Derek69SS wrote:

I prefer the middle picture... black grille, with trim, and chrome bezels.


I am leaning that way, glad I saw Stan's HC grill with no center emblem.thumbsup

The trim arrived and will get mounted soon.

 



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Picked up my rebuilt radiator today, did not want to go with a foreign aluminum one .
Will see how it goes but for not much more than a aftermarket i mine is GTG



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Good deal that he "saved" it. Not many places left that can do that work.

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Good deal that he "saved" it. Not many places left that can do that work.


 True, it took a little while to get it done, but much faster than some "Paint Jails" we all have heard tales about



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Got the trim on the grill and new side light lenses mounted. That's it for now (until I break down and buy the chrome rings and side trim, since they now look shabbier)



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Looks great as is,
Now save your money for the engine overhaul...it needs a little rumpity rump out the pipes...stirpot



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Looks nice, I like it better with the trim on the grill.thumbsup



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Lost in the 60s wrote:

Looks great as is,
Now save your money for the engine overhaul...it needs a little rumpity rump out the pipes...stirpot


Yep, the engine is a potential for next winter or the following, or the following, or the following, or the following, 



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Chris S wrote:

Looks nice, I like it better with the trim on the grill.thumbsup


 Yep, i tis a big improvement, glad i added them



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BLyke wrote:

Got the trim on the grill and new side light lenses mounted. That's it for now (until I break down and buy the chrome rings and side trim, since they now look shabbier)


As everyone knows, the front end of a 71 is my favorite so it looks great to me!

And yes, I ran into the same issue of blending survivor quality and new looking parts when I did the '72 vert resto.  I ended up replacing the original stuff more than I thought I would because next to the new stuff it didn't look right.   clonk



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SShink wrote:
BLyke wrote:

Got the trim on the grill and new side light lenses mounted. That's it for now (until I break down and buy the chrome rings and side trim, since they now look shabbier)


As everyone knows, the front end of a 71 is my favorite so it looks great to me!

And yes, I ran into the same issue of blending survivor quality and new looking parts when I did the '72 vert resto.  I ended up replacing the original stuff more than I thought I would because next to the new stuff it didn't look right.   clonk


 Since the side trim was much worse than the rings, and cost less, they are now on order and one more time "okay but that's it for this winter"rolleyes



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"As everyone knows, the front end of a 71 is my favorite so it looks great to me"
Yep, especially with out two extra headlightsstirpot



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BLyke wrote:
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BLyke wrote:

Got the trim on the grill and new side light lenses mounted. That's it for now (until I break down and buy the chrome rings and side trim, since they now look shabbier)


As everyone knows, the front end of a 71 is my favorite so it looks great to me!

And yes, I ran into the same issue of blending survivor quality and new looking parts when I did the '72 vert resto.  I ended up replacing the original stuff more than I thought I would because next to the new stuff it didn't look right.   clonk


 Since the side trim was much worse than the rings, and cost less, they are now on order and one more time "okay but that's it for this winter"rolleyes


 Why do you bother telling yourself that ??? We all know there will be more...laughing

You could just swap in a '70 core support and not buy signal bezels.....stirpot...right back at 'ya...razz



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"You could just swap in a '70 core support and not buy signal bezels."

That was considered at one pointcool



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as of this afternoon, the 71 is officially out of the CAC, and it it still winter, despite how nice it is outside.
Rebuilt radiator is in wheels are on the ground and I fired it up.

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thumbsup...tiphat

I don't see ever getting out of CAC...banghead



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Glad to know the current Segment is completed, till the next adventure.tiphat

Permanent membership in the CAC is often maintained by "Multiple Parallel Projects" (MPP)

Many of us should just laminate our membership cards.dunno

The other is 'Car Flipping"
Also known as "I need a different challenge"cenuniv

It has been said before that many of us have a somewhat short attention span, thus MPP.clonk

There is no cure, nor is one needed.thumbsup

Just keep playing!
Why would we want to leave the playground?

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P.S. Our projects are never done, just "paused" on occasion.beers



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Perhaps I should have been more specific "the 71 is officially out of the CAC", but shortly, the 59 Nomad will be swapping parking spots and going into the shop for some work
Also the plan is now to get the parts bike, Honda CT200 built in to a off roader for the Grandkids (and me) to ride at the cabin.



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Seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,

What I saidhyper

 

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Yep, my current guideline is to have one old car that can be driven, during the warm months.
Already starting to plan for next winters work, and for this summers trips!

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Chrome gives it a good look!


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Jon H wrote:

Chrome gives it a good look!


 Yep, and that is the last of it for this winter....

Good thing its only 10 days to Springrolleyes



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BLyke wrote:
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Chrome gives it a good look!


 Yep, and that is the last of it for this winter....

Good thing its only 10 days to Springrolleyes


Looks good Bruce!

Now you still have 10 days to grab some leftover already paid for red paint from the car and paint the area between the two side marker lenses like they did in the factory.  stirpot  razz 



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SShink wrote:
BLyke wrote:
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Chrome gives it a good look!


 Yep, and that is the last of it for this winter....

Good thing its only 10 days to Springrolleyes


Looks good Bruce!

Now you still have 10 days to grab some leftover already paid for red paint from the car and paint the area between the two side marker lenses like they did in the factory.  stirpot  razz 


 Actually that was the plan, but these are too nice and shiny to painttsktsk



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OK, use that red paint on the lower grille behind the bumper...stirpot



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Or, perhaps, use the red to add the stripes on the hood and trunk lid, or are they there already??

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BLyke wrote:

Or, perhaps, use the red to add the stripes on the hood and trunk lid, or are they there already??


 Ghost stripes...thumbsup



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Lost in the 60s wrote:
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Or, perhaps, use the red to add the stripes on the hood and trunk lid, or are they there already??


 Ghost stripes...thumbsup


You have to look really close!



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Possible those places that do "Wraps" could come a with a tape color that is close?
Don't paint the chrome, tape it.

Or find a red tape off the shelf at Fleet Farm or Ace Hardware?

Not as permanent.

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Possible those places that do "Wraps" could come a with a tape color that is close?
Don't paint the chrome, tape it.

Or find a red tape off the shelf at Fleet Farm or Ace Hardware?

Not as permanent.

beers

Karl


 Good suggestions, but for now I'm planning to convince myself that they should have been all chrome originally thumbsup



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And, the "2021, brief journey into the CAC" is officially over with 2 days to spare.



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Well, this time in CAC should be quick?!thumbsup
Sending unit went out, waiting for parts.
Did take the old one apart and got it to work a little, just like to see how they are designedrolleyes



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You're referring to the fuel gage sending unit, right?  If so, make sure that the new unit's rod angle matches the old one, and bend it if you need to, or your gage will read 3/4 when it's full. Don't ask me how I know. Lol



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You're referring to the fuel gage sending unit, right?  If so, make sure that the new unit's rod angle matches the old one, and bend it if you need to, or your gage will read 3/4 when it's full. Don't ask me how I know. Lol


Thanks for the tip!

Also hope the Ohms readings will matchrolleyes



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Ohms should be 90. Does the replacement state the ohms ? Or that it is for original replacement ?

Wish I had known you needed one, I have one here...dunno



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Yes it is 90 OHMs
too bad I didn't check

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