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Offline Dangling Unit

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Re: Y88 Questions
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2009, 07:01:59 PM »
And, it's all mine!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2009, 05:10:08 PM »
Sounds lke you are very proud of that too haha

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« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2009, 07:19:36 PM »
Told ya there would be gold behind the dash bezel trim rings! Looks like you have your hands full, make sure you take your time and do it right. I'm sure it'll turn out nice

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« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2009, 10:18:30 PM »
Glad you got it! Those floor pans are in Excellent shape! Congrats on the purchase!


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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2009, 07:21:16 PM »
Sounds lke you are very proud of that too haha

I, nor the previous owner, knew it was a Y88. I almost feel bad.

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2009, 09:03:14 PM »
You are the lucky one. He lost out! Now you have a gem!


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Re: Y88 Questions
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2009, 03:42:59 PM »
Well you can make it a gem

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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2009, 04:59:36 PM »
True!


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Re: Y88 Questions
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2009, 03:02:11 AM »
Weird my 78 y88 had gold window trim thought that it was original ???
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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2009, 09:56:43 PM »
T-tops should be gold tinted. And one thing I noticed the other day was that the front window glass anti-glare is also tinted gold....or at least it is on mine :) Now if I can track down those gold t-tops and get $$ set aside to buy them....

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« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2009, 01:37:47 AM »
I mean all of the stainless around my windows it was gold and shinny (at one time) gold tinted t-tops and gold trim all around the edge with brown stripes. I am the second owner of the car bought it with only 50K on it in 1984. Could it have been a dealer add? Gold round center caps not the hex centers with gold birds also had and has 60 series tires.  Bought it as a dealer trade in west TX, but I did get to talk to the previous owner she said it was all original just like it was when she bought it new except she added a second rear speaker and changed the radio out. My windshield glass is long gone I have replaced it twice myself (damn crow).
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I think I know where a set of gold fisher t's are here in Kansas.  I will check on the price if the guy still has them, the guy is kind of old school not on the internet "that is the biggest waste of time ever" I was keeping track of them in case I ever trashed mine.
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2009, 07:59:14 AM »
The gold window trim could have been dealer change or someone with a little time on their hands and some spray bomb paint. In either case, definitely not original from the factory that way.

I know where there was a set of gold t-tops in NY...shop #1 had them. They brought them down when I pulled my car from the shop. Being the better person that I am, I told him that they weren't mine and what they would fit. No way am I going back there to get them - yes, I have that much hate for that shop. And hate is a mild word for my real feelings towards them.

IF the guy's interested in selling them, let me know a price and I'll see what I can swing :)

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Re: Y88 Questions
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2009, 10:28:20 AM »
well they did not look painted more like anodized anyway they got kind of dirty looking so some time in the early 90's I used steal wool and "cleaned them" they are kind of a mat silver now but I was thinking of having them plated gold or something some day and of course some one jacked all my centers so they are silver now too w/o the emblems the dash face same story as the trim but I know that can be restored but if they are supposed to be black guess I will go with that.
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