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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2009, 02:08:37 PM »
I believe the speedo is out of a 73. The tag on the back says 73 but im not sure exactly.

thanx, lookin good! the 80 mph speedo is a constant reminder of stoopid policy makers!  ;)

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« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2009, 02:13:42 PM »
see i kinda like the smaller speedo. to me it makes my car look mean and fast when i punch it and the needle goes past the last number on the speedo.  idk im weird like that though.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2009, 03:54:17 PM »
see i kinda like the smaller speedo. to me it makes my car look mean and fast when i punch it and the needle goes past the last number on the speedo.  idk im weird like that though.

The needle would be pegged all the time on my norman driving!  haha

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2009, 07:49:56 PM »
fred whats the big change for people to notice? I have been staring at your pictures trying to figure it out. still lookin good though.
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« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2009, 05:29:19 PM »
Sorry Rick, been up north closing up for the season. Look at the close up of the gold wheel and hub. Anything look wrong?
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« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2009, 07:03:11 PM »
i noticed you installed an se wheel and dash plate but i was looking beyond that.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2009, 09:26:57 PM »
Fred, it was good to meet up with you and Shane today.  Good time.....you said I should notice something about your interior that is not stock.  Quickly I see the Rear speaker grills aren't factory and do you plan to paint the fender flare welting?   I can look more is these are not them later.   

Hey Mike,  just got finished putting the engine away. It was really cool meeting you guys and hope to catch up soon. The speaker grills are pretty obvious arent they? I dont plan on painting the welting. Neither are the mod you are looking for though.

i noticed you installed an se wheel and dash plate but i was looking beyond that.

Those are not factory as this is not a true SE but that isnt it either.
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« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2009, 02:09:10 PM »
Is it the short hub for the steering wheel?
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2009, 02:28:45 PM »
Is it the short hub for the steering wheel?
 

I would have to agree... never seen a hub that short.

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« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2009, 02:42:42 PM »
bobspacin80ta......you da man!

Virgil, I made it so I would have a little extra room.

Hammer, bobspacin80ta beat you to it.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2009, 03:22:04 PM »
bobspacin80ta......you da man!

Virgil, I made it so I would have a little extra room.

Hammer, bobspacin80ta beat you to it.

thats where a telescoping wheel would have come in handy. they are really nice.. have one in the Vette and its great. a little custom work and I am sure you could do one in a T/A.
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« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2009, 03:57:32 PM »
ah hah i was looking right at it the whole time. lol oh well. so clean it goes unnoticed
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2009, 05:42:12 PM »
My 69 Vette had a standard column in it when I got it so I added a tilt tele column. Made it much better. I dont know what telescopic column would fit in the TA though. The hub is approx 3.5 inches shorter then the stock hub. I also made brackets to relocate both front seats back an inch and a half. Those are not so noticeable. Im 6'2" and a light 385 so all the room I can get I will take.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2009, 06:34:09 PM »
I to was going to move the seat tracks back an inch.  Im getting bigger too.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2009, 07:45:23 PM »
geeze guys. well im 5,6 and 160 so i fit in them just fine :) you guys would make me look like a child driving. all tall n stuff. golley to be that tall. lol.
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