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#687654 - 01/11/17 12:23 AM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
Ryan1969Chevelle Offline

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Can't wait for the VT install, I'll be glued to the screen:-)

Ryan
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#688756 - 01/20/17 12:11 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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Updates are a coming! I'm just about done with the top and headliner. There might have been some "issues" that popped up during the installion which "may" have resulted in a few things being left in the headliner. And on the top, Im going for more of that "Day 2" look. You know, the one where the car has been left outside after 40yrs and the top is shredded and only adhering to rusted out metal? Well, hey? It's not my fault that the Day 2 look is all the rage now!!!! thumbsdown

Pics coming soon, but I noticed something funny the other day. We were taxiing out in my 767 and we got a flat tire. So, we pulled over to the side of the runway and I ran to the back and pulled the spare out of the trunk. After I installed it, I noticed something eerily familiar to the the spare in my A12......



...yellow grease pencil markings.......pink dot by the wheel weight/air stem.......inventory/inspection sticker....... drool


So, this begs the question: Did 767s and A12s come down the same production line? We both break down a lot...parts are horrendously expensive.....and BOTH interiors smell like 10,000 trapped peanut farts! I know.....perplexing hmmm dunno

Cheers beers

Dave



Edited by A12pilot (01/20/17 12:12 PM)
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#688761 - 01/20/17 02:58 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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rolleyes
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#688840 - 01/21/17 06:23 AM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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#688871 - 01/21/17 04:42 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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Moving forward... bigthumbup Two big things are done: Headliner and the vinyl top. I started by first making sure I had plenty of things to throw, and a clear path at which to throw said things. Once the flight path and declination was calculated, I laid out a smattering of old, rarely used tools so as they impail themselves into the wall, adjacent trees, and passerbys, I won't be out tools I really need. OK, time to begin!grin

Car covered to prevent overspray of the gluage...

Top sanded with 320 just to remove the gloss and nubs that may be there from painting. Nubs in the paint? Noooooooo...rolleyes

Here's the tape line along the drip rail so I know where to trim the vinyl to allow the molding to fit over it.


Cheers
beers
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2016 Challenger Scat Pack
1970 Challenger T/A
1969-1/2 A12 Super Bee "The Beater Bee"
1968 S-Code Mustang GT Fastback "Bullitt"



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#688873 - 01/21/17 04:46 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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Top laid out, center line marked, top peeled back, and glued sprayed.....

I'm going to use the same style of commentary that I'm famous for in past episodes, yet, use some appropriate verbage. Istead of sand...sand...sand...block...block...block. It'll be stretch...stretch...stretch.....heat...heat....stretch...bigthumbup

Heat....heat.....stretch.....stretch....

stretch....stretch.....heat......heat....streeeeeetch.....

Ugh.....trim...trim...heat.....stretch.....

Cheer
beers
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2016 Challenger Scat Pack
1970 Challenger T/A
1969-1/2 A12 Super Bee "The Beater Bee"
1968 S-Code Mustang GT Fastback "Bullitt"



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#688874 - 01/21/17 04:50 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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I made some really good friends doing this: Petey the Paddle....Paul the Plastic Putty Knife....and Mary in the ER. Oh wait...that wasn't supposed to be posted!!! Delete!! Delete!!!



So, this is just about done with only one minor setback in the form of a fresh "ding" in the vinyl top trim on the passenger side C-pillar. Oh well, I know a good polisher!
hmmm Back that piece goes!!!

Cheers beers
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2016 Challenger Scat Pack
1970 Challenger T/A
1969-1/2 A12 Super Bee "The Beater Bee"
1968 S-Code Mustang GT Fastback "Bullitt"



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#688877 - 01/21/17 05:00 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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Just the shoulder belts, belt clip snap, and coat hook to mount up. So, in keeping with keeping things like I found them, there were two pieces of headliner material in the car when I took it apart. One was hanging from the package tray and another was wrapped around the transition braces between the trunk and the cabin. Here's a pic of both of those remnants....



So you can see how the remnants were placed originally. I've seen these type of remnants in other Mopars I've done as well, and since I need to put them back in the original spot, I used the original headliner and made another set of strips to go back where they belong!bigthumbup



So much FREAKIN' FUN!!!!!!

Cheers beers
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2016 Challenger Scat Pack
1970 Challenger T/A
1969-1/2 A12 Super Bee "The Beater Bee"
1968 S-Code Mustang GT Fastback "Bullitt"



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#688878 - 01/21/17 05:05 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
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Console done! The pieces fit OK, not great, but I'm going to use some shims and such once I get it mounted up.

There...that's better. Now it's looking sharp! I needed one of those tools I sent airborne while doing the top, so I had to take a break and head to Sears Hardware....such setbacks......
I forgot to mention that the sunvisors (I may replace those if an impression doesn't come out by Novemeber), seat belts, door panels, rear interior panels, rear seat upholstery, shifter knob/handle, and package tray insulation are all original and unrestored. I really wanted to reuse a lot of the parts that were in good shape and original to the car. Sort of makes me fell like part of Gary is still in the car!bigthumbup



Cheers
beers


Edited by A12pilot (01/21/17 05:07 PM)
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1970 Challenger T/A
1969-1/2 A12 Super Bee "The Beater Bee"
1968 S-Code Mustang GT Fastback "Bullitt"



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#688879 - 01/21/17 05:08 PM Re: "The Beater Bee" becomes "The Better Bee" [Re: A12pilot]
m22mike Offline

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Loc: West of CAK
Outstanding, top and headliner worship

Mike
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