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That's the plan. It's nice being a couple hours from Ames. It basically means overnight shipping! I want to get this thing in paint by the end of next week.
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That's the plan. It's nice being a couple hours from Ames. It basically means overnight shipping! I want to get this thing in paint by the end of next week.
Being 2 hours from Ames would be extremely dangerous and expensive for me...

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ok so new top was being installed today.......COLD RIDE 15 miles down the highway with no top! Todays high was 19! I loved the odd looks though. So when I get it back ill retake some photos. Its coming along nicely. I just need to install cluster and it should be reliable road worthy. I need some advice though on adjusting the windows. The rear window and door window dont line up nicely. So any insight on that would be good. Also the rubber on the rear window where it touches the door window could use replacing. Any advice on how to get that apart is greatly appreciated.
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The rubber seal on the quarter glass slides out the bottom of the chrome piece. It is a T channel. Get the replacement set first and you will see how it interlocks. Get the set with the metal insert inside, like the originals. The all rubber seals don't work as well. Once you have the new seal, you won't be afraid to destroy the old one getting it out. I use a visegrips and start pulling down from the bottom. They seem to have some sort of glue or are rusted from age and can be very hard to pull out. By starting at the bottom and stretching the rubber, it will break free and slide out. Clean the metal track of any debris or rust. Lots of soapy water to keep the new one lubricated will help. It may take some patience to pull the new one up by hand and a small screw driver to feed it into the channel along the way.

Adjusting the glass isn't something I'm going to attempt to describe. It can be very frustrating with all the different adjustment that are possible between the 2 pieces. The quarter glass has the most adjustability to get it vertical and to stop at the right place for the door glass to seal. If you have a good local body shop with an old school body man, I would ask them how much to do it. You may be able to save a little on the cost by doing the R&R of the interior panels yourself.

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Ok we'll coming home from the top place the rear end begins howling bad. Probably a blessing because the gearing is not good anyway. I was doing about 50 to 55 and it seemed like I was turning some RPM. So any suggestions on what gearing this thing should have? Also where to get gears?
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ok so im thinking a 3.08 gear should be a sweet highway gear and yet still burn some tire if need be. Will this set work? Richmond Gear 49-0094-1 Richmond Gear GM 12-Bolt Ring & Pinion Sets Also what else would I need to put this thing together? Jegs makes it a little confusing as to what you need.
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3:08 is good all around gear, i would take it to a rear end shop and let them install, has to be shimmed correctly or it won't last.
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Well I found a 2.93 posi out of a Chevelle. I know it's not the right rear rear end but its practical for what this car will be. I will keep the Pontiac rear for the next person that wants to buy it.
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Well I found a 2.93 posi out of a Chevelle. I know it's not the right rear rear end but its practical for what this car will be. I will keep the Pontiac rear for the next person that wants to buy it.
What year Chevelle ?? I've never heard of a 2.93 ratio...

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