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07-24-2014 05:05 PM Installing the front window
I almost forgot to talk about the windshield. First I had to super glue the seal that goes around the outside of the frame. I then cleaned up my frame and had it painted. I took my glass to a glass company to have it certified and etched. I also had them cut me my door and rear glass and etch them. While there I picked up some tubes of adhesive. I ran a good bead of adhesive in the inside grove of the frame. I used some bar type of clamps to squeeze the two frame haves together.
After it setup I cleaned off the excess adhesive that squeezed out. Now for the fun part, installing the frame seal. I got some advice from this web site and picked up some seal installation tools of eBay. It took a bit of elbow grease and some liquid soap but I got it in.


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05-24-2014 06:06 PM Right inner door panel modification
I didn’t care for the indentation on the right door panel so I removed it. First step was to remove the Dynamat. Second step cut it out. Then I made a patch panel and spot welded it in the panel.


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05-24-2014 06:03 PM Disaster strikes.
I got my fenders back from the painter and what a disappointment. The running boards had runs in them. It looks like the rear fender had something rub up against it. The trim piece that all my wires to the engine has to go through has primer showing through the paint. Some of the trim pieces that go around the door windows had wires through the holes which the wire was painted fast to the trim piece which left an ugly primer mark. The front fenders had a lot of dust in it.
I am hopping that my painter makes it good. I put a lot of work into getting these panels strait as they are painted a very dark blue.


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05-24-2014 05:56 PM Interior trim cont.
I trimmed the bead to fit my trim piece and it still was strait. I cut the old bead off and fitted the new bead to the trim piece. I clamped the two pieces together and spot welded the together. Well that didn’t go so well. The bead needed to stick out more so I made still another form to reshape this metal. I welded a piece of ź” round rod to a scrap piece of metal. Then I added a piece of 1/8” stock. I placed it all in my press and tapped it back into shape.


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05-24-2014 05:52 PM Interior trim
. The trim piece that goes above the windshield and holds the headliner in place was badly rusted. So I bought a bead roller why not use it. I cut a strip of sheet steel and tried to make a patch panel. Key word tried! To say the least it didn’t turn out very strait. I pulled out my Woodward Fab. catalog and found that they use a guide to assist in the rolling of the bead. I fabricated a guide as best as I could form looking at some pictures in a catalog. This time I started with wider piece of sheet metal, that seems to work better, less warping and twisting


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