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Old 05-18-2018, 12:37 AM
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Thanks John. His webpage leaves a little to be desired, so I think I'm going to take a try at this myself. In the meantime, some final details I need to nail down.

Bullitt didn't have backup lights, but wanting this to be reversible, I fabed up some covers that bolt on and use the original mounting hardware for the lights to boot!

Last thing I need to do is paint the rocker moldings. But the car just looks good with them and the wheel lip moldings. What took do...

7 miles on it in 96 degree TX heat with no issues so far. More to come!

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Old 05-18-2018, 05:31 PM
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His "web page leaves a little to be desired"? Dave, are you seriously expecting a tech devoted to rehabbing 8 track tape players to not have a busy/quirky/self reverential website? I have every faith that you will successfully repair the unit yourself, but that website is pretty much EXACTLY what I want to see from someone who does that kind of work-it gives me confidence as a consumer.
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Why didn't the original car have backup lights?
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Very nice Dave. It just keeps getting better. Salute!!
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Thanks guys! The car originally had back-up lights. McQueen stripped the car off all things brand oriented and along with that, a few extra things were done to clean the car's image up from a factory GT. His idea was that a lowly detective didn't drive a flashy car, so along with the GT grille being removed, the rocker moldings were painted, back up lights removed, emblems, and side mirror were all removed. The side mirror he used was a smaller mirror and mounted lower on the door, as well as being painted. Two rear valances were also used: a GT and a non-GT. In addition to that, in a few scenes of the chase, the antenna was moved back to the quarter panel. It's not like I watched the chase scene ninety times or anything...

My original goal was to make it look like the hero car right now with regular side sills and side mirror. I think I may be done!

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PS: I get it Tom, but I don't want to be in fear that if I call to check on my radio, it might cause this guy to crawl into the fetal position in the corner for weeks, or go Postal on society!

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