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Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2019, 10:13 PM
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Get some straw and put bottles of wine in it or...

Get some straw and put bottles of wine in it or something
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2019, 12:50 AM
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Send me some dims and Iíll build you something...

Send me some dims and Iíll build you something for your special customers.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2019, 11:39 AM
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I paid for the shipping. I didnít want to worry...

I paid for the shipping. I didnít want to worry about them receiving damaged goods again. Insurance for my piece of mind. The plywood is light too. Calipers are heavy.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2019, 10:48 AM
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This is how you ship calipers when you don’t want...

This is how you ship calipers when you don’t want FedEx to chip up the hard work again (also when you like building over the top stuff)
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2019, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Some pics taken by the photographer doing the...

Some pics taken by the photographer doing the video shoot for PNWWagonfest last Sunday. Give him a follow IG: @woyshnis.media . I’m going to load them full size in case anyone wants to use them for...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2019, 09:05 AM
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To be fair, I didnít push the point either. I...

To be fair, I didnít push the point either. I know thereís no way I could sell this car for the $10-$12k I could get for it in a total, so I was fine with the standard policy. After I go through all...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 10:50 PM
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Views: 116,798
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Now that insurance has looked at it, it’s time to...

Now that insurance has looked at it, it’s time to start tear down
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 08:01 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
I have a standard policy through Allstate. My...

I have a standard policy through Allstate. My insurance agent told me Iíd have trouble getting one of the speciality insurance companies to cover it since I donít have a garage. Most companies...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 04:22 PM
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Well, as expected the current issue is the...

Well, as expected the current issue is the adjuster came back with a fairly low repair estimate (as compared to the shop I stopped by the day this all happened). The plus is he wasn’t interested in...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 12:18 PM
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Well, the adjuster is here right now, looked at...

Well, the adjuster is here right now, looked at the car, loves it, (he’s a BMW guy) and is out writing the repair estimate. He said he’s not even going to run comparables for valuation. He said,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Not exactly. Will be off white, preferably...

Not exactly. Will be off white, preferably leaning towards green/grey vs cream. Seen a Porsche color I liked and a BMW color I like.

No, insurance is not on the ball at all.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2019, 09:38 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
Promo photo shoot for PNW Wagonfest 2019. Made...

Promo photo shoot for PNW Wagonfest 2019. Made sure they only got the good side ��
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2019, 11:49 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
First you need to peel the old cloth ...

First you need to peel the old cloth

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Then you need to strip the foam remnants. The easiest way is to use a cupped...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2019, 10:54 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
My least favorite part about wrapping a headliner...

My least favorite part about wrapping a headliner

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 11:32 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
Nardo Grey is on my list. I figure I can work...

Nardo Grey is on my list. I figure I can work with blue, grey (silver), white (beige) or brown. Honestly, I might do some of the AutoFlex paint so I can try out some different colors before I decide...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Rich Java Metallic (712) is on my list, but I’m...

Rich Java Metallic (712) is on my list, but I’m not sold w/red interior just yet. There are BMWs w/Marrakech Brown and red interior and it’s just OK.

I like the Ocean Race Blue as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Itís a possibility. Iím trying to work out how I...

Itís a possibility. Iím trying to work out how I want to get through this. Iím taking it as a sign that I need to step up the exterior. I love the patina and specifically wanted this look, but even...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Anyone with some photoshop skills want to help me...

Anyone with some photoshop skills want to help me with a (hopefully) small project? Shoot me a PM

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
MDF for most of it and upholstery panelboard is...

MDF for most of it and upholstery panelboard is the black stuff. I tend to use Duraglas for the cost layer if itís going to be thick and then just regular filler from there on out. Once Iím done Iíll...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Because, as I’m sure you’re all aware of, I just...

Because, as I’m sure you’re all aware of, I just can’t sit still, but I am still flustered about the accident, I cleared out the back of the car in preparation for the body work by removing what...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2019, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I tried pouring hot water on it this morning, but...

I tried pouring hot water on it this morning, but the dent didn’t pop out. Anyone know where to get metric suction cups for my dent puller? The one that came with it are for American cars I’m pretty...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2019, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I did have that takeaway. Iím fairly certain that...

I did have that takeaway. Iím fairly certain that the convertible bulkhead that I left in actually really helped. No broken glass.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2019, 11:18 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
If youíre having the struggle, you need the...

If youíre having the struggle, you need the lesson. Thatís life. Not sure what this means, but Iíll push forward.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2019, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Kid driving a company truck backs straight into...

Kid driving a company truck backs straight into it as Iím driving by. He says, ďsorry, I totally didnít see youĒ, chick with him says, ďhe wasnít lookingĒ. They give me the business ownerís phone...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2019, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Anyone have some scotch, or beer, or both. ...

Anyone have some scotch, or beer, or both.

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2019, 12:27 AM
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Views: 116,798
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Ok, headliner time. I don’t want to do the...

Ok, headliner time. I don’t want to do the suspended factory style, so I headed to Pick n Pull with my tape measure and learned a few things. A) sunroofs in wagons are far more common than I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2019, 12:27 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
As far as the interior goes, 100% from the hip....

As far as the interior goes, 100% from the hip. Which is why some stuff winds up getting rebuilt later. I never know what the next panel will look like until I finish the last one. As far as the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2019, 11:31 PM
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I two toned the door caps to line up with the...

I two toned the door caps to line up with the dash. Originally I was going to just have a small portion be black. To about where the wing window chrome is. I decided I liked the two tone, so I’m...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2019, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Carpet stuff ...

Carpet stuff
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 09:53 PM
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So, one unfortunate part of building a car over...

So, one unfortunate part of building a car over time instead of all at once is that even when things look good, you might need to take a step backwards to take a step forwards. In this case, it’s the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2019, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Build note: BMW regulars probably already knew...

Build note: BMW regulars probably already knew this, but only the gauge numbers are backlit. The needles use the front lighting that comes from about the row of idiot lights. I relocated my idiot...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2019, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
For Music, this player worked great! ...

For Music, this player worked great!

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Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2019, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I checked. I use rotation lock fairy often, but...

I checked. I use rotation lock fairy often, but itís not on right now. The home screens and both navigations work in landscape, so right now I just start the music and turn on Waze. Then adjust...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2019, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
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Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2019, 10:27 PM
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Next time youíre around Iíll give you a few. I...

Next time youíre around Iíll give you a few. I got 50 of them. Well, 47 after giving my kids one.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2019, 03:41 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
So, I took some pictures and then I just got in a...

So, I took some pictures and then I just got in a groove and stopped. Here’s what I did take. The first step in wrapping a custom part is to try and to note potential problem areas and come up with...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2019, 12:21 AM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
Was trying to give a nod to the Amazon dash. ...

Was trying to give a nod to the Amazon dash.

These ones will just be give aways. Was trying to see what the turn around time and quality was for having the stickers made. Iíll have some for sale...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2019, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I’ll put together a longer post once I get some...

I’ll put together a longer post once I get some better daytime pics tomorrow. Got dark fast today

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Oh, and test...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2019, 08:49 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
Hoping to possibly wrap the dash tomorrow AM!...

Hoping to possibly wrap the dash tomorrow AM! Pretty excited. I think I’ve got enough of the detail stuff completed to move forward. Pretty excited to check that off. I’ll still need to make the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Same one!

Same one!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2019, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Set up the workshop after doing a fair amount of...

Set up the workshop after doing a fair amount of shoveling. Came up with a pretty good rattle can combo that got the seat color pretty close. Test fit the Nardi. Slightly smaller, so it blocks even...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-07-2019, 12:24 AM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
None of it got along. I just started the removal...

None of it got along. I just started the removal process in the centers. I tested a patch with some rattle can SEM in great that I had and it was soft, supple and stuck like chuck. Just got some...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2019, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Just as an FYI, not everything magically works...

Just as an FYI, not everything magically works out for me. I am not going to have funds, or time, to get my front seats upholstered before I’ve got stuff to do this coming spring so I decided to...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2019, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Drone video shot by Andrew (@absonracing on IG) ...

Drone video shot by Andrew (@absonracing on IG)

https://youtu.be/8CiRyXyqWSY
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2019, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
It was a Chinese GT2871 that I sent him. He...

It was a Chinese GT2871 that I sent him. He modified it to accept the “NOS GTX3076” (quoting him) wheel he had on the shelf. The wheel that was on it was 49mm x 71mm, and the one he put in is 56mm x...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2019, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Updates: Wrapped some of the dash components....

Updates:
Wrapped some of the dash components. Also found out I was sent the wrong color early on and used that color to wrap my door panels. Not a huge deal since I intended on re-doing to upper...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2019, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
As long as the phone fits I can always just make...

As long as the phone fits I can always just make a new plate/insert/holder as required. Not installed yet is the plug that the phone will ďdockĒ to when slid in. For charging and audio.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2019, 07:56 PM
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Views: 116,798
Posted By Atom D&D
Phone mount (also the head unit in HQ). Goes in...

Phone mount (also the head unit in HQ). Goes in the upper dash location

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The hinge probably looks a little funny,...
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