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The 68 coupe has the in-hood turn signal indicators, but they seemed remarkably dull, and red (the car color.) Upon closer inspection, Dewayne had painted over them when he painted the hood. I took off the nuts holding the vents on, and cleaned the lenses (amber) with some steel wool. Now comes my stupid trick. When re-installing, I managed to let the vent cover get away from me, and it slid down the hood, bolt side down. Aargh! Fortunately, it only left about a 1/2 inch scratch, which I think I can fix with touch-up paint. The lenses now flash a much brighter amber.

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1965 convertible "White Pony", my own lesson in mechanical humility
1968 coupe "Jedstang" for the soon to be 16 y/o boy
 

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I'd like to thank all the people who helped me earn this award. Um... lessee, that would be me. Doh!

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Ooh ooh, I've got a good one. The redneck, mullet-sporting previous owner of my 67 fastback was using a "recent undercoating" as a selling point on the car. Upon getting down under there I saw that indeed, the undercoating was new. Too bad he also undercoated the leafs, the ENTIRE rear end, shackles, mufflers (which now have a pretty black goo on them), inside of the tires, brakes, etc. I have removed what I estimate to be my own body weight in undercoating with much to go.

Now for my doofus moment. I yanked the old air shocks out of the car yesterday and started removing the tubing today. I found it much easier to cut with a razor blade than just pulling it out so I went of slicing all around. Well, turns out I also cut the fuel sender wire (the plug end was hanging on the ground) in my slicing frenzy.

Think that's worthy of an award? Where's my soldering iron?

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Your not the only one...P.O. of my previous Mach painted the hood scoop and integral signals a beautiful shade of Earl Scheib blue.
 

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My PO (original owner) some old guy in his 80's or something, mustve scratched the car a couple times so he decided to touch up the paint--with some krylon. Now it looks like the car was left in New York city over night and some hoodlums grafittied the whole thing. OUCH

'66 coupe resto in progress... IT NEVER ENDS
 
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