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  1. Dave, I made one in Brushed Nickel. Also did the center console inlays. I got the brushed nickel, probably about 18ga, from Menards. It is used for bottom door kick panels. The worst part for me was getting the bend right.
  2. If it is connected to a potted box, Turn on your wipers and see if it acts as a variable speed for them. I have one that does that.
  3. If you haven't found one yet, send me a message. I have a spare
  4. I have 3 different types.

    1 is black, 2" dia with silver lettering

    1 is black, 2" dia with Gold lettering.

    1 is Silver, 2 1/8" with Black Lettering.

    $5 ea and I could just mail them.

    If interested, when I get a new phone I could send pictures. Let me know

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    2. pantera928


      Here is what mine look like. Trying to show a photo but i keep getting an error message.

      Send me some pictures or give me an email and I will send the picture of mine that way.


    3. R2W55


      It won't let me upload a picture either.

      My cell # is 847-682-0229  try sending your picture to me and I'll send mine.

    4. pantera928


      Just sent you a text.


  5. I will check today.. I lost me phone and am trying to catch up

    I also have some square Headlight covers and plastic covers..  They are used so might need some polishing.

    You can cal me at 815-477-2066  this is land line as I have not replaced my phone yet.

  6. Are you looking for the black and silver stick-on Avanti emblem? I might have a couple. Let me know if still interested.
  7. John, I have 3 rear bumpers. one is a 63/64 NOS with no holes drilled in it yet. The other 2, I think are the 70's bumpers, but would need re-plating or might be candidates for painting. I am just outside Chicago.
  8. thanks everybody for comments. I have since found out that this control valve will not work without modifications because of the attachment of the Pittman arm. The car is a just completed frame off restoration where all front end parts were replaced including the kingpin bearings and all bushing, springs and shocks. the tire are brand new and balanced. I have checked the steering column RAG joint and it is in good shape. I did rebuild the control valve with the kit available from SI.. The excessive slop is when I am driving but the rest of the ride is smooth with no shimmy or drift. Actually the rest of the ride is phenominal I like IndyJimW suggestion and will see if the slop shows up there. I have checked the steering play down to the steering box and all seemed good.
  9. My 78 has extremely sloppy steering. I have checked the Bellcrank bushings, the tie rods, the Rag joint and tightened the Steering box. My last option i think is the steering valve. I have found a part, I think is a direct replacement, CARDONE 28-6652. It looks exactly the same, has BENDIX stamped on it and the the fitting sizes are 7/16-28 (1), 1/2-20 (2), 5/8-20 (1), It not listed as a replacement for an Avanti (no surprise there) but is listed for various Ford and Mercury 1966- 67 cars. It is a rebuilt part. Has anyone used this part and have any reviews?
  10. Has anyone added a 'Tachometer Filter'? I have a HEI ignition and the Tachometer does not seem to be reading correctly and is jumping. If you have, has it worked and what brand did you use?
  11. i have a bag of them but since my last offering to you on another item and you don't know how to write a check and then never replied back, I'll pass.
  12. I am in the final leg of my 78, body off restoration. I have all of the interior pieces including the floor carpet and the trunk carpet. I even have some of the cardboard backers. I also have all the old nuts and bolts as I replaced everything but those are going to metal scrapper. I can't guarantee that all the pieces are there as some disintegrated and some got ripped uninstalling. But I used them as the templates for my new interior. If anybody wants them, they can have them but they either have to pick up in the Chicago area or pay shipping. Otherwise I will discard them OR I will be in South Bend for the October show/swap, but really don't want to keep them that long
  13. there is an article in the latest issue of the Avanti magazine about sunroof repair
  14. This is for a GM compressor.. look like what you need?
  15. I might have one let check.
  16. Thanks for sharing. I think I know what my problem was. Since I am doing the interior myself, I did not leave enough material on the inside of the post for the rubber to sit down on and it was trying to push the rubber back off. I had glued the vinyl on the door side of the post and pulled it tight around the window flange. I am removing the material and will now glue it on BOTH side of the flange. Or maybe only glue it on the inside. Anybody have any comments about NOT wrapping it around the flange.
  17. I tried to install a windshield this weekend on a 78. I followed all the advice given in previous posts. End result I cracked the windshield! I had the rubber on the glass with 3M bedding compound. I had the stainless installed and taped down. I marked the center on the gun-sight both on glass and body. I marked the top center of the glass and frame. I had the rope installed and 3 other helpers. I added 3M bedding to the window frame. Everything was going good. glass was centered, rope was pulling out and rubber was sitting onto the inside flange. The problem was the rubber, on the sides (A Pillar) was rotating and pulling off the glass. As we used plastic putty knives and pushed and tried to roll the rubber back I guess we pushed a little too hard. POP. Any ideas why it would not sit over the flange? Sorry, no pictures as after it cracked I, i pulled all back out. ( I think there may have been a few bad words). Could the it have been the vinyl wrapped around pillar was too thick? Dan Booth had mentioned to add fiberglass fillers to the A-Pillars but I didn't understand what he meant. I am trying to find a windshield (in the Chicago area to avoid shipping) to try it again. I don't know if I can find a auto window installer in the area that would know how to do it any better. Anybody have any suggestions as to what I did wrong? things to change before attempting again?
  18. I also used the H7137 brake kit for all hardware and springs
  19. Thanks Brad. I am embarrassed that I had to ask! After posting I found the old rubber and yes, it slid in the extrusion. After I compared the profile of it and the new piece, I saw my error. what is more frustrating is that I ordered a rubber kit for a 78, from one of the major vendors and I got this piece. I’ll check out the other options you listed More cost and more time lost.! thanks for responding Brad
  20. i have the same channel but the rubber piece I received in my 'Rubber Kit' will not fit into the channel. per the pictures it would appear that it sits on top of the channel. There are 6 holes in both the channel and the rubber but only 5 of them line up! If I am correct then there is a hollow space between the metal channel and the Rubber? unfortunately this is one area a forgot to take a lot of pictures when disassembling! It's been a few years since I disassembled it. I am assuming that when installing on the body the order is: Butyl Rubber caulk, Rain Gutter, Metal Channel, Rubber?? There was a note I put on one of the channel that said 1/4 foam. I figured this was between the rain gutter and the metal channel? Is the metal channel then exposed to the outside of body above the Door? should this painted the same color as the body or would black like rubber be acceptable? Do I need to add any chalking or gasketing between the Metal Channel and the Rubber? Any help here would be appreciated.
  21. 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
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