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Ernie is almost done

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This is a long post to get caught up on the progress on Ernie's restoration. 

 

I had to take a break from the project and this blog to attend to my father, who had emergency open heart surgery. The good news there is after 5(!) artery by-passes, my dad is healthier than ever and on the road to a full recovery. It's stuff like this that reminds us that life is short and time is precious. Spend it loving what you do and the people you do it with.

 

And with that, I'm happy to be back and more stoked than ever about working on and completing this project... and driving the snot out of this car when I'm done. 

 

While I was out, Patrick and the boys have been super busy. 

 

Carpet, along with the stereo amp and alarm wiring and hardware have been installed. 

 

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And before I left to be with my dad, I installed the completed trunk boards. 

 

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The dash, gauge cluster and steering wheel are in. 

 

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The headliner is complete and the sunroof trim is in place.

 

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All exterior trim, gaskets and seals, bumpers, grills, lights and glass are done. 

 

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And bling like the swan neck side view mirrors, Italian turn signals and the @Forrest_KoogleWerks duck bill have been installed as well. 

 

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And Colin and Andre have finished cleaning up the engine bay and getting rid of the residual overspray from the paint shop. 

 

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Next up: 

 

- finish up under dash wiring and install the center console, stereo and auxillary gauges

- make a new parcel shelf cover and install speakers

- door panels and hardware

- modify and reinstall exhaust 

 

 

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