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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2009, 08:42:05 AM »
Thanks for the compliment. Isnt that a cool feeling when you go see it for the first time after painting?
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2009, 10:48:56 AM »
the best was for me when i got my audi painted.  i bought it at an auction under florecent lights and i thought it was black then when it went out into sunlight the damn thing was purple.  well after someone backed into me i decided to take the money and get it painted.  it was tucked away in the corner so as i walked iinto the shop i didn't see it right away and when i rounded the corner there it was a matallic blue.  that was a great feelin driving it home.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2009, 12:25:36 AM »
More photos. Got my dash back in and capped, console in, doors on, handles and mirrors on, rear flares on(again)







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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2009, 10:20:53 AM »
did i notice a tach/speedo swap?...nice touch
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2009, 12:59:29 PM »
You caught that huh? With the 455 engine swap, I hope to peg that!
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2009, 01:21:47 PM »
did you have to do anything else to swap in the 160 mph speedo, or can you just use the same cables?

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2009, 12:43:40 AM »
The speedo swap is plug and play.  No changes necessary.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2009, 01:02:57 PM »
You are ready for the bezel....will ship it out to you this weekend, Fred....custom shift bezel looks sharp!

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2009, 01:07:07 PM »
Ready and waiting bro! Thanks. Shifter plate is all do to you dude!
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2009, 01:29:22 AM »
great looking project.... the paint looks good...

Liked that way you did the fat mat...

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2009, 12:50:34 AM »
Did some interior stuff this week






gotta restretch the seat covers. too many wrinkles still

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2009, 06:53:08 AM »
One of the better looking vinyl seat jobs I've seen lately. Did you use steam or lay them in sun first to help w wrinkles? What year model did your speedo come out of?  :)

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2009, 06:54:48 AM »
looking real good fred. interior is next on my to do list.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2009, 08:15:00 AM »
Thank you. Actually did them cold. Its been really gloomy here and not much sun. I think that is why there are so many wrinkles. I tried a heat gun to warm them up but was afraid of getting them too hot.

Your paint looks awesome Rick. I need to wet sand mine again. Interiors are time consuming but the results are well worth it.

Im surprised that no one has noticed a major change in there yet.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2009, 09:37:29 AM »
I believe the speedo is out of a 73. The tag on the back says 73 but im not sure exactly.
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