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post Feb 2 2018, 09:50 AM
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Stripe all the way - front & rear.

Top: paint the top orange and add stripe there, too. OR... leave the top black and reverse and put orange stripe on the roof?

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post Feb 2 2018, 09:59 AM
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That car has come a long way, Kent. You might like it so much when you are done, that you'll want to keep it.

Stripe the engine lid and front trunk.

Don't paint the top orange.

Carry on.
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post Feb 2 2018, 10:21 AM
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Ideas for stripe: I have a smooth top from the 74 that I cut up and if you wanted to paint it and try I would give it to you.

Its in Inglewood.

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post Feb 2 2018, 11:09 AM
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Paint a different one orange. A smooth one.(IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Feb 2 2018, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Feb 2 2018, 09:09 AM) *

Paint a different one orange. A smooth one.(IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


I did this and found I never liked the OEM top. The smooth top is so much nicer, especially on a modern body design. Got rid of the OEM top.
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post Feb 2 2018, 01:25 PM
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I have a smooth top from the 74 that I cut up and if you wanted to paint it and try I would give it to you.


To be clear the top was not cut up just the car. It is painted a sick green but the price is right. Just a drive over the hill.

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post Feb 2 2018, 08:14 PM
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OK, thx for the suggestions and offer of a top. I have one that is sanded down but thx very much anyway. I'll keep the OEM top as it will see lots of use and might need the heavy duty eggshell finish. My son has 2 kids. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) I'll order some more stripe material to complete the run. Only takes one day to arrive. Oh I liked the idea of covering the Ducktail as well! Those Datsun grilles are < $40. I like the bulk powder coat one but realized how often it would need to be cleaned because of the bugs. Chrome wouldn't show bugs as much. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 12 2018, 12:10 PM
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Wow. 10 days w/o an update. Probably because I've been goofing off again. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) Let's see; where did I leave off? Oh yes, the stripe. I've decided do only the rear trunk sans the spoiler. I did order another 10' roll of the vinyl incase I change my mind later. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif) The new dash is due this week so I can button up the windshield and dash area by next weekend. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) I've developed a small leak beneath the reservoir but haven't looked into it yet. It's plastic and may have developed a crack. No big deal.

Painting these ducts was the last thing on the list before the dash goes in.

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The last item on the door list was to rebuild the door stays.

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These door cards are in such nice shape they required sealing the doors.

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post Feb 12 2018, 12:26 PM
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Threw on a beater bumper and rear fairing before hacking up anything of value. The front bumper will remain like this until I enlarge it to meet additional cooling requirements or I discover it works as is. I'm not sure if I'll keep the rear fairing or not. Exhaust will determine that later on.

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I'd found 1st and reverse a challenge to locate so I decided to take a look into it. I found the plastic bushing had lost a very small piece of plastic and one conical screw was slightly worn. Having a modern day trans and cable shifter in another 914 I felt as if I had been demoted once I was behind a 901 and it's shifter, again. I thought I should give it every possible chance at success so I ordered the pricey ($55) brass bushings and I'm pleased with the results. No more hunting, fishing and poking around for those 2 gears. This is now the best shifting 901 I've owned. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)

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post Feb 12 2018, 03:16 PM
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Are those the ones from pelican?
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They are indeed, Kevin. Now if someone made a brass ball cup we could eliminate all of the plastic bits along that route! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 14 2018, 09:56 AM
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Wohoo! My Dash finally arrived yesterday. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) I ordered one during the 914 Christmas sale. Scott offered send it before Christmas but I told him I wan't ready for it yet and to send it to someone who needed theirs immediately. I should have asked "How long if I don't accept this one?" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)

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post Feb 14 2018, 10:00 AM
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post Feb 14 2018, 10:23 AM
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Way to go Kent. 914 Dash replacements are not my favorite with my fat fingers.

It's very motivating seeing all these build threads. I absolutely just love it, plus I'm constantly learning something new. Never a dull moment. My problem is I can't find the time for all my projects but I wouldn't have it any different. I like multitasking my projects, my body doesn't.

Keep going my friend.

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Time for an update. One week ago, last nite, my computer spilled a glass of my favorite Cab upon itself and immediately became drunk refusing to budge. Thank God I purchased the Apple Care policy. After one week in their care my computer has sobered up and is again working. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
One week ago today I placed my windshield upon a wool blanket on the front hood. My cell rang and as I was speaking the windshield slid off the hood and shattered upon impact with the drive. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) Stupid mistake; yes. Was I upset? Nope. Good riddance. That &$%#@*! windshield had been a point of contention since day one and I'm glad it's gone. It was like a little (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sheeplove.gif) Gremlin that had caused me numerous headaches at every turn. The good news is that Hagerty stepped up to the plate and cut a check the next working day. Four cars with Hagerty and my first claim. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/chair.gif)
Back on topic, the sail panel and roll bar trimming is now complete sans a few parts.

First I position the vinyl piece by lining up the pre-punched holes with the existing holes in the sail panel. The vinyl pieces are held in place with some small rare earth magnets.

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I laid the blue tape down to mark the lower edge of thin piece of trim and to mask off the area before applying the adhesive.

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Look closely and you can see the 2 trim clips inserted in the vinyl piece. This was my starting point. This is a good time to say that I had replaced these pieces on my 76 in 2010 and that it did not go well. Too late, I noticed that I had not located it correctly at the beginning and of course it would not line up at the other end. I pulled it loose and repositioned it but it never looked right after that. I suspect that the vinyl had stretched in some spots but that's water under the bridge. I was determined that I wouldn't repeat this mistake so I approached the task differently this time. That is why you see the wax paper in the pic. The spray adhesive recommends applying the vinyl between 5 and 60 minutes after the adhesive is applied. I found that the wax paper will stick to this adhesive if applied between minutes 5 - 10. However, if I waited 10 minutes the waxed paper wouldn't stick to the glue. I exposed the bottom of the vinyl piece just enough to expose those 2 clips and pushed them into their respective holes. Next I began to smooth the vinyl with a squeegee working my way towards the top and peeling back the wax paper a few inches at a time. This worked beautifully and allowed me to achieve the accuracy I wanted. After the piece was in place I went over it again rolling a piece of plastic pipe over the area to be sure there were no high spots from the glue splats.

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I did the roll bar in the same manner except I matched the end of the strip with the end of the sail panel piece as a starting point. Here the piece is being rolled out with the wax paper in place.

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Finished product. I found this application method to be very forgiving and a goof proof approach. Hopefully I can remember this method the next time I do this. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)

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So now it was time to install the carpet trim pieces, carpet and seats. I've been waiting to see what the seats looked like installed. I wasn't crazy about them when I peeked under the wraps but once installed I think I like them.

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post Feb 22 2018, 03:06 PM
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post Feb 22 2018, 05:28 PM
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This is coming together nicely.

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Seats look great!!!
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