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NEW PROJECT - 1973 Malaga tii - YONCÉ

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Just for you, Andrew.
 
 
 
I spent the last few hours rebuilding the door cards. My brain actually hurts now, but I think the end product is quite exceptional given what I had to work with. The vinyl has holes on each side - one hole from a screw, and another hole from what looks like a cigarette, but neither bother me terrible. It adds character to the rest of the car.    The first thing I did, was rip off the old, water-logged cardboard backing. imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F9onekvK.jpg%3F1&key=ffae39461b34f82842bd77ba46300764263cf6223844ddc8f7a5858a19345cc6 Then I removed as much paper remnants as I could, to insure better adhesion to the new backing plates from Aardvark.imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FaAY72wp.jpg%3F1&key=b35107a3cdd62d82ea8add46117d264ac52b874dd732b1d7a8a8410a2a6c97ed  Next up, I bent all the metal tabs on the back of the metal frame so that they would accept the new wood backing. I then bent them back to secure the wood, then got to gluing down the vinyl to the new wood. imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FjesZufA.jpg%3F1&key=9248d4c3f0fd62a5c74059702fbe55841c7eeb49cda7b285c0bf01ee23eb9316  Now it was time to get painter's tape along the edges of the plastic, to protect the vinyl from the new aluminum tape (you'll understand why) and the mother's mag polish.imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FJi4EcLU.jpg%3F1&key=15c86107445402492e25968910fd1840cff986c35b3936884813e0e6e5d7b462  Instead of going after the traditional mylar (all I've ever used in the past, when rebuilding 2002 door cards), I opted to use aluminum tape, then polish it out for that mirror shine that Mylar is known for. I stole the idea from Brian Dooley (thanks again!) and it worked so well, I'll never used Mylar film again. This is my preferred method of choice. imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fu4kNFzV.jpg%3F1&key=a8d068ddeaf84d40ae38d5b237518ce1108fb57b6758842cfc80c292c4942a14  Now you apply the aluminum tape. It's pretty easy to work with. I used an exacto knife to make the fine cuts, and a credit card edge to seat the aluminum edges to the plastic trim pieces. You can see both completed door cards here.imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FZ8gxJuG.jpg%3F1&key=81f11f39932ec724e027ec1c65559d5ddb92c1989777ecb647bc128e9b12d673   Now for polishing. About 2 minutes per strip, and you can see the difference is huge.imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fps7p9wj.jpg%3F1&key=b9ceb81a2fd1c725b51a7dac0630f6c469df22b512a61a9eb22b22dcb7264646 imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0D9oYFw.jpg%3F1&key=e3baa502dc1e0e4d20957833c272cc927d8629e88dfc7656629643eef764c727   Muuuch nicer now:imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fj3bhkDO.jpg%3F1&key=ab91faf2da645c7e5f3392add788a583d916c9369360926a80a159afe38a2a48   And for the final product. imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FBzobopU.jpg%3F1&key=9e1c67048db3f24364625e5ca81172c777c6d1e7f103cd2eb034c56692cd10d1   I'll get the rear cards done, tinker with the door innards (new grommets, cleaning and lithium grease all window tracks, clean and graphite oil all locks, add new vapor barrier,etc), then finally put everything back together.  I have a new carpet kit on the way, so that will be going in soon as well. I'll likely do up another center console and add oil temperature to the current two gauges. I'll also add an afr gauge, but that will go into the glove box - I don't want to see flashing numbers every time I drive.      I also began stripping these:imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fkyi7awC.jpg%3F1&key=772395738696948f22f1ce759845f2547b295df990900879d8e5cae17cb60895 I'll have them repainted and clear coated in that nice, stock silver/gray color.
Ancient post I know but I'm assuming that the break between the upper aluminum strip separating the black from the saddle and the diagonal strip was where they meet? How clean did it look when you had to mate the 2 pieces of tape?

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Very clean. I think I over lapped tape iirc. It turned out great and still looks good today. 

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22 minutes ago, danco_ said:

Very clean. I think I over lapped tape iirc. It turned out great and still looks good today. 

Do you still have that car?

 

I think the machinery you've owned the longest is the washing machine.

 

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1 hour ago, ray_ said:

Do you still have that car?

 

I think the machinery you've owned the longest is the washing machine.

 

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Inquiring minds want to know.  We all have washing machines so not about that.

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Very clean. I think I over lapped tape iirc. It turned out great and still looks good today. 
I bought the same exact tape but I guess I no longer possess the dexterity to achieve such results.
I recall Bill Williams mentioning a source for better Mylar than what Aardvarc supplies. I'll look for that.

Thanks as always for sharing info Ryan-

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3 hours ago, ray_ said:

Do you still have that car?

 

I think the machinery you've owned the longest is the washing machine.

 

😁

Negative. Kyle is a good friend and wanted it more than I did. I moved onto to another secret tii project and Porsches and women. Infinitely more expensive than cars I recently learned. 

 

 

2 hours ago, jgerock said:

Inquiring minds want to know.  We all have washing machines so not about that.

 

2 hours ago, 1936spyder said:

I bought the same exact tape but I guess I no longer possess the dexterity to achieve such results.
I recall Bill Williams mentioning a source for better Mylar than what Aardvarc supplies. I'll look for that.

Thanks as always for sharing info Ryan-

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I've been hanging with Paul Cain lately and he recently restored a 1600. he used mirror/chrome vinyl wrap. The same stuff you'd wrap the exterior of a car with. He said it worked fantastically and can be had in pieces large enough where you don't need to piecemeal it out. You can use one entire piece for the upper chrome portion should you want to. It's also available at any detail/wrapping shop. 

 

 

 

1 hour ago, adawil2002 said:

 

Sold to Kyle van Hoften.

Bingo

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On 3/18/2016 at 8:04 PM, danco_ said:
I spent this morning removing things, replacing things, and preparing other things for more things.

 

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Then I looked at the current heater/fan faceplates and decided that I needed to change or at the very least, clean these up. Luckily I had spares so I popped the old ones out, installed new ones, and cleaned up the old ones to bring back a very respectable, used condition. This cleaned set will find a home on a famous car, though I'll refrain from disclosing which car for now.

 

 

 

 

 

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And after they were installed, I was left with these two, which cleaned up very nicely, but could still use more cleaning: 

 

 

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My '72 heater plates (chrome) are a rusted pitted mess...how did you get yours looking so nice?

 

 

 

 

 

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