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    Trim Woes

    Two "Thumbs Up" on the aftermarket grille. Comparing it to the grille that was on the car, looked to be an exact match, and it looks awesome. There wasn't any fit or alignment issues at all once I got the headlight buckets where they needed to be for the holes to all line up. I love the grille...
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    Trim Woes

    I had vacation time over Christmas and New Years, so I made real good progress reassembling the nose of the car. Again.... many, many hours in the garage! Then after January 2nd, I got stalled again until yesterday. I had box's of parts laying in waiting for install. Finally got a few hours...
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    Trim Woes

    I'm in the process of getting the front end back together on my 1972 Grande. It's been no small task that's for sure. Here's what I'm up against right now, maybe one of you guys can save me some time if you've been here before. I had to replace my entire grille with an aftermarket unit. No...
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    72 Grande Coupe project, starting Fall 2017!

    A familiar theme. I see that I'm in good company here. :cool:
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    Her 72 Mach 1

    Must be a pretty common occurrence. My Dad went to back out of my driveway a few years ago in his 96 F150, and the clutch wouldn't engage. Suspecting damaged clutch pressure plate, got it home, tore into it and found it was full of mice nesting. It was also full of dog food, from where the mice...
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    Grande Pics

    So Cool! I've learned that most everybody quickly recognizes a 71-73 Fastback, but you usually get a double take from them when you pull up in a 71-73 coupe. I even had an older guy compliment my car once and stated that's he's not sure if he's seen a 72 "coupe" before. Said he loved the look...
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    Today I took a look at my old rusted battery tray, presuming it's original, and noticed that both sides had been pried out, probably to permit a battery with lower mounts like my Die Hard. The hold down clamps were missing and it needed a new battery when I bought the car. I went ahead and...
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    That's great advice on the mouse proofing steps on the cowl. With my car being a 20 year garage find, my heater blower box was home to mice at one time. My cowl and blower had a pretty good collection of acorn shells and nesting. My biggest fear is them chewing on the wiring. They'll chew into...
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    So I bought a new battery tray. I had concerns when I ordered it after reading reviews from other buyers about the tray sizing. I received it, and thought I better size it up tonight before prepping it for primer and paint. Here's what I ended up with: I have a Sears Diehard battery, but it...
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    By the way, I recall reading in one of the other threads about guys having issues with the sizing of the replacement battery tray's that are available. Just so that I don't have to bounce between threads to get an answer, does anybody have the scoop on getting the correct replacement tray ? Thanks.
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    A little progress update from my last post: Before I begin, I spent a good deal of time taking measurements and studying over my front end subframe alignment. Not the easiest task, that's for sure. Trying to be sure that I am getting good spots to measure from is what I probably spent the most...
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    My town, Heath just opened up a new Harbor Freight store a couple weeks ago. I did go there and check, they aren't carrying the spot weld bits at this time. They did have the 1/2" Bandfile Belt sander, but looked really cheap. And neither Lowes or Home Depot carry those mini belt sanders yet...
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    Getting through some of these spot welds is a bit of a chore. I'm having to use different tools to get the apron loose. Many of the spot welds aren't perfectly round, often oblong and upwards of a half inch long in places. Down the shock tower edge I used a 3" cutoff wheel to cut down the...
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    Battery apron replaced....fender mounting holes?

    You did a nice job on your install there. I've just begun removal of mine tonight, and noticed the absence of the holes in my replacement panel. I remember someone else mentioning this in another thread. Just curious, what method did you use to break all the spot welds? There's no shortage of...
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    Battery Tray Apron Support WINNER

    Once again, great info here guys! I'm replacing my fender apron and needed the bracket as well. I couldn't find an active listing for the part anywhere, or on ebay. I did a "seller search" for "postaldan514" and found the guy. I contacted him, he promptly replied and had the bracket at my...
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    Shock tower apron extensions

    Great info here. I've got my driver side fender off and doing some metal straightening from previous collision to the lower front corner and valance panel.  Since I began, I've been spending a whole lot of time just studying over all frame work and panels. I find little kinks and bends in...
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    Ohio Newbie

    I've been on your website a couple of times. Good chance will be taking you up on the offer. Thanks
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    Ohio Newbie

    Couple more pic's:
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    Ohio Newbie

    I live in Heath, Licking County.  about 30 miles east of Columbus.
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    Ohio Newbie

     Nah, Golden Glow was the original color. When I bought the car I hadn't studied up much on original car spec's. Wasn't until I got it home and was making an adjustment to the rear deck lid that I spotted the original color hiding beneath a rubber seal. They did a decent job covering up the...
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