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Old 04-27-2020, 02:27 AM   #51
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that teal is awesome. Are you going to repaint it the original color?
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Old 04-27-2020, 05:48 PM   #52
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It's a light metallic blue, limited to the 71 E and ES models. It'll go back to original paint, eventually.

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Old 04-20-2021, 07:09 AM   #53
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I stand corrected on the color. Someone in a 140 group asked me to confirm and the car is actually 102 blue steel gray. I've been wrong for years assuming it was a more blue color, since I've never seen another car in 102.

The other day I pulled the grill to polish it up while I was bored, then decided I needed to do something about the rusty battery tray, then deal with some surface rust I saw at seams, also replace all the rubber in the cooling system, then some new fuel hoses, and the list goes on. So the front came off the car...

20210407_143727 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

20210407_143820 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

20210408_192118 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

The rust turned out to not be as bad as I thought. Most of the red thats left is the original primer. This is just a bandaid till I can do a full respray, so I used the rust stop primer and semi gloss black.

20210419_193126 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

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20210321_201536 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

2021-04-20_01-16-05 by M. Blue 240, on Flickr

I need to dig into reassembly and decide how I want to address the nose piece I removed. I also found some missing rubber grommets on the firewall that I need to replace. Those explain why I get so much road noise as I drive.
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