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Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 1st, 2017 5:25 pm
by vito
Brookster wrote:
Feb 28th, 2017 11:43 pm
It should be part number 445109 for 1969-1973 vet / illustration #10 in the GM Tech assembly manual, It uses a number 8 screw and can still be purchased, pack of 10 is 3159441!
Many thanks Brookster, I have some of those lying around here.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 1st, 2017 5:26 pm
by vito
rbryce1 wrote:
Mar 1st, 2017 12:39 pm
vito wrote:
Feb 25th, 2017 5:36 pm
Okay Bob, any recommendations on how to fix this. The old plastic is really brittle.

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Vito, I will look into this for you. Those consoles are not cheap puppies, especially if that is all that is wrong with yours.

I have an old console to play with that is also broken, but the console body was made of cheap plastic and gets really brittle.

Gluing the old parts back on is probably not a good plan, as the entire plastic shell is probably that brittle as well. I will see if there is a way to repair what is there with fiberglass and glue the fiberglass to the plastic so it will work and hopefully be a lot stronger and not interfere with the fiber optics. Give me a day or three to get back with you.
Many thanks Bob.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2017 2:10 am
by nwav8tor
vito wrote:
Feb 25th, 2017 5:36 pm

Okay Bob, any recommendations on how to fix this. The old plastic is really brittle.

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Vito,

I'm not sure about how to repair the plastic itself, but if you don't come up with a way to do that, perhaps you could fabricate a metal plate that you could epoxy to the underside of the plastic that's left on the rear end and sides of the console. Drill holes in the appropriate places and some sort of material added to the front ends on each side to replicate the thickness of the missing plastic. Not the right way to go if you're a purist/perfectionist, but since it won't be visible under normal usage, perhaps it could work...

Paul

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2017 10:22 am
by Brookster
Might take a look at this, I will have to do the same repair to mine. Not so sure I will purchase the product verses a quick fab of the metal tab, in my case i only have one that is cracked.

https://www.corvettemods.com/C3-Corvett ... _9263.html

https://goo.gl/images/ayyNmw

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2017 3:42 pm
by vito
I knew I had some lying around here. Got them installed yesterday.

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Shifter assembly. This will go back on next week.

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The last part for the back end.

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And of course there has to be rust.

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I had to use a small pipe wrench to get the nut loose.

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The tire tub is now back in place. I should have the back end done today. Next will be drive shaft, shifter and exhaust.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2017 3:44 pm
by vito
Brookster wrote:
Mar 3rd, 2017 10:22 am
Might take a look at this, I will have to do the same repair to mine. Not so sure I will purchase the product verses a quick fab of the metal tab, in my case i only have one that is cracked.

https://www.corvettemods.com/C3-Corvett ... _9263.html

https://goo.gl/images/ayyNmw
Interesting concept there Brooks, I will keep it in mind. Wondering what Bob comes up with.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2017 4:27 pm
by Brookster
That's the way to do it, find them in the garage, a dollar saved helps fill the tank! :thumbs:


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You know, if I didn't have to work for a living I could get this car done. I have had off about 6 days and have made some noticeable progress, my wife positively commented for once! :)

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 4th, 2017 4:09 pm
by vito
Brookster wrote:
Mar 3rd, 2017 4:27 pm
You know, if I didn't have to work for a living I could get this car done. I have had off about 6 days and have made some noticeable progress, my wife positively commented for once! :)
Time is the main factor. Da older ya get the busier you get.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 4th, 2017 4:14 pm
by vito
Ordered some cleaner and treatment for the soft top. All ready have this installed just waiting for the order.

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Who ever installed the front spoiler used metric fasteners. Also they didn't install the outer two bolts. Found out that the holes in the spoiler and body didn't line up. Drilled new holes in the plastic and now GTG.

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Haven't seen these in a while. All goes well they will be installed this week as well.

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We have two days left in the 70's then we dip into the lower 60's. Hate lying on cold concrete.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Mar 6th, 2017 2:00 pm
by vito
I was wondering if I could put the shifter assembly in from the top.

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I removed the alarm key switch and going to place a white eagle eye in its place for my back up light. They should be here this Friday.

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The tire tub lid cleaned and ready to reinstall.

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I can finally say it. The LAST original piece.
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Ever cleaned 3" of 7/16-14 thread? Not fun.
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Replaced the old bolts with some chrome ones. Looks nicer not that anyone will see them.

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Got everything in the back wiped down and today I will recoat the rear part of the frame again.