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73tii brought back to life part 1

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On 9/22/2019 at 3:05 PM, iinca said:

Everywhere I check it's saying NLA...Maybe a later model tip will work?

 

Here's a pic of the one I got from Roger's..No set screw. Press on (or should I

say 'beat on with a large rubber mallet)

 

 

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Steve …was the lip  on the original tips square edged (as the 911s were) or round like this repop?

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fwiw BLUNT sold me a rounded lip tip the same as the Silverline one above.  (it's been years now though)

 

That lip is one of my favorite little details on the car. 

 

I enjoy wiping the soot off of it every so often and admiring the shine.

 

You can have my beauty rings and shiniest center caps, but not my tailpipe +bling+ ;) 


Tom

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once I find an original chrome tip I'll make a mini bong outta this tip

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4 hours ago, Mike A said:

Steve …was the lip  on the original tips square edged (as the 911s were) or round like this repop?

 

Mike,

 

The originals were rolled round at the aft like this aftermarket version. They were of low quality and I’m certain I replaced them an unreasonable number of times....

 

My ‘76 is currently running one of these aftermarket tips.  I believe the ‘73 has an OEM version.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Rocker project done. "Matched" the Malaga color at a Paint shop in Reno. Close but not exact

but that's ok for the rockers 

 

Used mostly the original clips but had to add 6 aftermarket VW/BMW black clips..which I left a

little 'high' to give the rocker trim a place to bite.

 

Sanded and ground the all the surface rust... Por 15 primer....  3 coats of the rattle can Malaga.   Then attacked it with the buffer

 

The whole rocker section had been painted black by a PO and was a Malaga over spray nightmare with dull chrome. Just a big mess down there...

 

 Spent a week hand buffing the rocker chrome trim with Brasso and other polishing stuff in my living room. Decent shine...

 

Blunts OE rocker gasket kit went on ea$y enough. Used Napa's Mac silicone. Which to me is alot better

than most clear silicone'. Especially the Permatex garbage I started with...it's crap...gaskets literally fell off after a day or two! Mac's is amazing for a generic Napa product. I used it for the all the body rubber

trim and it just doesn't fail

 

note: I HATE black rockers on 2002's!!! To me it screws up the body lines if that makes sense.

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(edited)

 Credit to a past rocker thread here on the FAQ

 

side note: changed the washer and nuts on the front metal brackets to stainless

steel for longevity'

 

 

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More shiny stuff today for the 'polished turd' (which is VERY close to being as polished as it can be)

 

New grill reflectors to replace 'foggy' originals

 

AND

 

I finished my Trunk Panel Vinyl paint project. I was stoked when the SEM Warm Grey #15183 was a near match to OE grey! I prepped with their Prep Cleaner TWICE and let that dry for an hour before applying 5 light coats of the Grey. Total success

 

*It took 1 can per panel. I bought 3..and extra for touch up

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