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Well I finally got the car back yesterday. I was supposed to get it back last weekend, but they messed up and painted the interior the Prairie Bronze color instead of the Med Palomino. Anyways, I've included a few pictures here - but more importantly really need some input.

First off, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I delivered the car pretty stripped a few months ago, and consequently don't recall the dismantling phase all that well. Futhermore, the nice bodyshop took off a few more parts from the front of the car (seen below) and an additional piece from the back. While I know the parts screw back in, I don't know which screws, what types of backings (or were they nuts?) etc...

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Anyways, my main question is whether I should order all new bolts, screws and cips for reattaching the various body parts? I would prefer to do this since a number of them were rusted, bent, stripped, etc. I'm already stopped in my tracks because I need one of those clips that the bolts screw into (the kind that is pointed at below)

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Assuming I should order all new bolts, etc...does anybody have a list of how many/what size to order for this type of project. There are clearly a lot of them, and I wouldn't mind ordering a few extra just in case.

I'm thinking my second option would be to go to the shop manual, find the diagrams for every part I'm replacing, copy down what type of bolt/screw/nut is needed, and order that way.

Thanks everybody for any input you can give.

http://users.adelphia.net/~hoyter/1stDayBack9.JPG

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For this last picture, I'd like to paint the black metal. Any suggestions on finishes?

http://users.adelphia.net/~hoyter/1stDayBack7.JPG

Thanks everybody.
 

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Sorry to go off topic, but look at the picture of the car on the trailer; whats a "porche"? ::

It's Porsche. I sure hope thats not your truck! :D
 

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Obviously you are WAY over your head :( Just put the car back on the truck and send it to my house, along with all the boxs of stuff . ;) :: ::
OH yeah , those are " J " nuts .
 

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Sorry to go off topic, but look at the picture of the car on the trailer; whats a "porche"? ::

It's Porsche. I sure hope thats not your truck! :D
LOL - I didn't noitce that. it was a discount Russian towing service ;-) The AAA guy wanted $75 (I didn't realize it wasn't covered) , "Mr. Porche" did it for $40.
 

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Go here and spend lots of money. Buy the big master kits that you need. You will be glad you did.

By the way, love the color choice. Looks good! ::
 

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I bought little "kits" for each assembly. Such as in your first picture, for the upper stone and lower valance you can buy a reasonable priced bag of attachment parts for each. Each bag labeled "valance kit", "upper stone guard kit". This is what I did. Most of my hardware was in pretty bad shape and some parts were completely missing. It's a joy to have everything you need in one heat package. It makes it so much easier to figure out how everything goes. If you buy a "big kit", make sure it comes in individually packaged sets.
I've found the Osborne Assembly Manuals to be invaluable in figuring out how to reassemble the thingies I took apart 3 or 4 years ago.
All this stuff is available from your choice of vendors.
 

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wow, car came out great. why not leave the interior prarie bronze? I think it will look just as good as the proper color, since they are pretty similar anyways.

as for reasembly, get yourself a shop manual. you can figure out the sheet metal yourself, but some of the electrical stuff you might need the manual on. I would get all new bolts, that way you know you have the right stuff, and it is not going to bust off on you, it looks good, etc. it is SO much easier than trying to use the 40 year old crap. NPD sells alot of "kits" but they are all pretty pricey. I got the stoneguard/front vallence mounting kit, and it was nice and easy to put the stuff together. carefull you don't scratch your paint when reasembling though!

If you have any questions on how stuff goes back together, feal free to pm me.

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Go here and spend lots of money. Buy the big master kits that you need. You will be glad you did.

By the way, love the color choice. Looks good! ::
Done. Ordered two kits - thanks! That was excactly what I was looking for. BTW, it's cars like yours that made me not scared to go w/ the original color. Looks great.
 
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