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rajeevx7 20 months ago
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rajeevx7 20 months ago
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(Someone tell me why this forum posts such large pics that you can't even navigate)

I am rebuilding a 1966 in my 'spare' time. Stages are:
1) interior
2) engine + bay
3) suspension + underbody + brakes 
4) body + paint + glass

I'll try to update as I work along. 

The front interior is out to 'lizardskin' the body. That is the all black picture. I used this http://www.metalshield.com/ , so a much cheaper version of the real stuff. It went on thick, but rubs off with slight abrasion. It's all covered by the sound deadner, so this application should be long term. 

The silver pic is this https://www.rockvilleaudio.com/rm50rt/ 
I have never used the real Dynamat, but I am thoroughly impressed by this cheap version.
rajeevx7 20 months ago
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rajeevx7 20 months ago
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The entire pics can be seen by clicking my name and viewing my album.

One thing that is frustrating about classic cars is thier floppy cardboard door cards. Bracing is mandatory! I made a full back out of 5mm underlayment. You could get away with bracing just behind the handle and window switch, but I wanted to also capture the three lower edge factory screws. This bracing will push the card out 3/16" so you will have to cope the gap on the hinge side. I used weatherstrip rubber and a few external screws to bind the edges into the plastic 'spike grabbers'. Test fitting is great and I will reinstall the cards at project end.
rajeevx7 19 months ago
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rajeevx7 19 months ago
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262 leds in the main cluster and one card each(42 leds) in the clock and headlight switch. Maybe no more squinting while driving at night. Tons of led optionsout there for Ba9s. LUyed is the best company, I got the knock offs ofcourse.
Jeff Burland 19 months ago
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Hi Rajeevx7, 

Yes, this site was designed by 14 yr olds and I'll apologize for them as it seems your frustration for not being able to resize nor rotate your photos before posting is causing frustration. If you'd like to email them to me, I will resize and rotate for you. Jeff@WillingtonCadillac.com
HTH, Jeff
rajeevx7 19 months ago
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rajeevx7 19 months ago
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It seemed like no matter how many times I vacuumed, I would always find coconut hair on my carpet. A lot of wire brushing and new padding should solve that issue. Peel off the coconut pad to use as a template, then wire brush off the reside. 3M upholstery glue will attach the new padding easily (to the carpet, not the body!!)
rajeevx7 19 months ago
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rajeevx7 19 months ago
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That is the LED dash lights at night. It's much more enjoyable for me to actually be able to see the markings. The new radio has red digits, which is not ideal, but that was all I could find. The following pics will show my Bluetooth radio. You have to butcher your oem unit, but my unit was AM only so I didn't mind. I also lost my rear control ability, but with Bluetooth and the receiver remote, that is a moot point. The antenna up/down will still function if you leave the rod in place that goes back to the harness terminal/antenna switch. Everything else can go, but save the parts because you may need them to retrofit something.

- EBay has tons of different style Bluetooth recievers for under $10. I picked one with chrome buttons and a front USB jack. They all output audio, but I suggest adding an amplifier so you don't over power the little guys.
- Hook up a high level line output converter to the receivers speaker level outputs. I used a Soundstream ICQ, but there are better out there.
- use an rca volume knob where your oem volume knob was. This will take some engineering, but is super simple. I used the oem shaft to extend back through the front and connect the rca volume dial. Now, your two factory knobs function.
- Fit the receiver how ever you want into the opening. I cut my glass panel down and covered the four corner cavities with black cardboard.
- all the sound will now run through an external amplifier of your choice.

rajeevx7 17 months ago
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rajeevx7 17 months ago
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Painted the block. Some who aren't lazy would choose to grind smooth the block. I don't fall into that catagory:-) Ringed, honed and re-sealed.
rajeevx7 17 months ago
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rajeevx7 17 months ago
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rajeevx7 17 months ago
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That baggy is the power steering rebuild kit for our cars. It is about $15 and comes with every seal you will need. I had maybe two left over, but I didn't completely disassemble the steering shaft input rotary valve. No bearings come with this kit, but it is rare to have bearing  problems here. The process is about a 6 in difficulty. Watch these TWO videos, because each guy leaves something out, but between the two they show everything!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sMyFEpAl5NU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=661ov4GIXAA

rajeevx7 16 months ago
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rajeevx7 16 months ago
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rajeevx7 16 months ago
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The rear seat and trunk welded, sealed and anti-heat coated. Next I will put on the sound dampener.
rajeevx7 15 months ago
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