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  1. Opps meant sent email. What do you want for it?
  2. Sent address via messenger
  3. Need a little help here. Still waiting on my car to get back from painters (2nd time) and I am buffing the trim. Seems I am missing one of these. It is the joiner between the trim on the front of the door opening to the drip rail above the door. It might be the same as the joiner on the inside console trim but I don’t have the car here to compare. Does anybody have one? Yes I know of Nostolgic and Meyers but thought I would try here 1st. Thanks
  4. I’m also using a little rubbing compound with the steel wool on the worst scratches. Then polishing compound
  5. Thank you. Just needed it confirmed before trying to buff or polish. There is a LOT of stainless trim to buff out and polish! Unfortunately there are some deep scratches in the chrome. Not going to re-chrome but will try 0000 steel wool and hopefully the shine will hide (detract) the scratches!
  6. I am in the process of buffing all the stainless trim pieces and then came to the front vent window assembly. I have the assembly out and I have removed the actual vent window. Is the channel around the actual glass stainless? looks to be. Is the assembly that the framed glass, stainless or Chrome plated. I think it is Chrome plated. Also, anybody know where I can get the 1/8" flat head rivets to hold the front weather strip in?
  7. you might have to check the alignment of the vent window now. there are adjustment screws to adjust the angle of it.
  8. The holes are much larger than the screws. Might be the paint around the hinges and the large compression/star washers, but I would of thought if you loosened them all at the same time, the weight of the door would have broken that. If you remove 1 screw all the way out, you will see the amount of play. I would suggest that before you try moving anything, mark a scribe line where the hinges are currently on the door
  9. Avanti Magazine Issue 163, Summer/Fall 2013 had a great article describing how to align doors and windows. I was lucky enough to get a copy of this edition form a fellow club member. I do not know if Robert Johnstone's website has any articles on it but you might check. good luck
  10. I have 2. they would need speaker cloth and repainted. $25 shipping included?
  11. Sorry for the post. After looking again it is indeed on the neutral safety switch. the connector was loose.
  12. Where is the switch that controls the backup lights in a 78? I thought it would be in the shifter housing but after taking that apart, no switch only the indicator light. Is it connected on the neutral safety switch on the column? I don't see it.
  13. Actually I scrapped most of the glue off with a razor blade, same as I scrapped off all the paint off the outside of the car. All it need then was a light sanding except near the trunk lip where there was a lot of excess bondo. The carpet is 1 piece, not cut out for the tire well. So I am trying to decide if I keep it one piece and not glued down to access the spare, or cut out the circle and and sew on edging. I ordered the carpet from a site on ebay https://www.ebay.com/usr/benher58?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 They also had a full carpet set ($260) which I bought and and a
  14. Great article and information. I ordered a trunk carpet for my 78 from a Internet ad for $70 with shipping. While the carpet was excellent and it it fit perfectly it was only the floor piece. As I am doing a full restoration and the car is a 78 Avanti II and I am not too concerned about full authenticity as I would if it was 63 or 64. I decided to remove all the glue and sand the sides. I can see why they added the carpet as there was a lot of unsanded 'bondo' areas. I am painting the trunk a matching color of the car. I think it looks better than all the carpet pieces.
  15. Jim, I bought one of the Mustang ones and it is VERY close. I will have to notch the top of the glove box hole (only the fiberglass, not the padding) to accept the ridge. I will also have to drill new holes on the flanges as the pony ones are too far out. The catch will also have to be moved a little. The key part of the cylinder is very close to the original so I can slide the 'chrome' piece on the end over it will fill the padding hole very nice. I haven't actually done the mods yet but they look fairly straight forward. What is really nice about the mustang part is
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