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Reply #45 - 04/26/17 at 21:04:29
 
Quote from Big D A12 on 04/24/17 at 13:50:48:
Yes, very nice!  All I want to know is how do you get the multiple pictures in one post?

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To add multiple pics, I just click on the photo icon in the tool bar as many times as I need to add as many photos as I like.
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Reply #46 - 04/26/17 at 21:09:24
 
How many clips does it take to install a headliner?

Answer: All of them!
 
Always cover your brand new dash pad when spraying headliner glue!  Wink

 
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Reply #47 - 05/30/17 at 20:17:08
 
The K member had a huge dent in the bottom. Thought that it could not be pulled out but we did it!
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Reply #48 - 05/31/17 at 15:57:55
 
Any before pictures? Care to share the repairs methods? Thanks
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Reply #49 - 05/31/17 at 22:50:57
 
A before picture would have made sense but I actually thought that it was not salvageable so I didn't take any. I even had another k member ready to install.  
 A big torch head, a lot of heat, and a puller in the center hole got it back in shape.
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Reply #50 - 06/03/17 at 19:54:48
 
So many pieces of hardware! All have to be cleaned and detailed.
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After chemical cleaning and glass beading:
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Reply #51 - 06/11/17 at 18:38:49
 
If you want to have your parts plated, Dynamic Renovation did a great job on all the small parts for my A12 RR. Door latches, suspension, etc. nearly everything I could have done.  Silver, Gold Cad, black oxide.
 
Doing a great job, love the story and process.
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Reply #52 - 06/12/17 at 15:34:23
 
Thanks for the info but all of the plating has been done in house. In fact, the K member and steering was installed last week.  I'm very anal about correct plating and paint ( Yes, I'm going to eventually replace the master cylinder cover). I have to get more pics.
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Reply #53 - 06/15/17 at 06:13:37
 
Can you describe what you used for plateing or paint to restore small parts and suspension pieces?
 
Lower control arms spindle bolts etc
 
Looks really great so far 👍
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Reply #54 - 06/15/17 at 22:40:21
 
Quote from Q5_Ed on 06/15/17 at 06:13:37:
Can you describe what you used for plateing or paint to restore small parts and suspension pieces?

Lower control arms spindle bolts etc

Looks really great so far 👍

When I can find the time, I will photograph all of the front end parts and describe what was done. Not all that sexy though. Most of the front end parts on my car were bare metal from the factory so they were powder coated in a "bare metal" finish and clear coated.  
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Reply #55 - 07/31/17 at 21:09:51
 
Not a lot getting done this summer. Was not feeling all that well and even wound up in the hospital.
This is my original driver door mirror. I was going to replace it with an o.e.m. remote mirror because the original was floppy. Then the glass literally fell out in my hand! I was able to tighten up the floppiness with the glass out of the way.
It does have some minor scratches but it polished up real nice! Of course I want to use as many original parts as I can.
. Yep, not a very fruitful July.
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Reply #56 - 07/31/17 at 23:24:11
 
I love watching the progression of your project.  Very very nice.  I appreciate the details and the neatness in which you work.  Nice job.
 
Also, health is number one.  Take care of yourself first.
 
Good luck with the project.
 
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