Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:22 pm

I nearly have all the things I need to get the engine ready for break in.
In the meantime I started cleaning up the upper window seal trim.
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Now I know when I took them off the car I kept them together.....or so I thought.
I could only find the passenger side.
I don't remember if the drivers side had issues or was already broken, but it's MIA.
I'll have to start to find another one.
So now to get all of the contact glue off of it.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:24 pm

A little bit of lacquer thinner and a scraper and it's all clean.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71440 gtx » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:19 am

wow it looks beautiful iam in love :D :beer:
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:17 pm

Thanks Kevin, but there's still lots of work to do.
Like, get my new flywheel down and make sure it goes with the engine when its time to take it in.
I mention new cause that is what it was when I bought it from my local dealer.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:20 pm

Today I had a chance to gather all of my interior panels.
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I didn't realize what a hoarder I am...... :D
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I think I have 3 sets of panels....one that the car came with, one other set of black and a set of white panels.
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I'll have to go thru all of them and pick out the best ones to dye black.

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:32 pm

I got the both upper window seal trim pieces (since I had to buy one) all cleaned up and primered and painted.
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I tapped all of the mounting holes flat before primer and paint.
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I had to glue on the upper foam seal which I got from Detroit Muscle.
I used the 3M adhesive.
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The seals themselves, I'm not sure which one goes on which side.
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Anybody here have an idea?

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:10 pm

So, I had time to do a fit-check of the window seals.
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Not too difficult going into the track.
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The front section has to be glued in place.
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So I left them like this so the adhesive can set.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:13 pm

While waiting for the adhesive to set I found all of my interior trim pieces.
Problem is the previous owner painted them gloss black, so I have to prep them to be stripped (if possible) and painted the proper satin black.
You know you're a redneck when you use the bathtub to wash parts.... :lol:
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by whayden2003 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:41 pm

Wow. Just wow. Talking about eating a elephant. One bite at a time. Man you are a focused individual. Great work. Thanks for telling me about this site.

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:55 pm

Thanks for the kind words whayden.
It's been a long time comin, but I can finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
It would have been nice to get it finished this year as it is her 50th b-day but oh well, next year should be it.

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:14 pm

Yesterday I did the final install of the side window seals.
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I did glue them in place to make sure they stay in their track.
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I found a couple of interior trim pieces I forgot about.
Gotta get them cleaned up.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:16 pm

My neighbor suggested that I use paint stripper to get the gloss black off the pieces.
He gave me a jug of this stuff.
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Seems to work good so far.
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