|Finishing Touches for
Roll Bar Grommets
[SD] Regarding the Finish
Line bezals: "I got the bezels today and the fit and finish
is nothing short of perfect! If anyone gets a set give me a yell,
I've got some tips for the install that will help make life easier."
Finish Line's Roll Bar Bezels
[RB] "And just got the 2" roll bar
trim rings from Finish Line. They are well engineered and nicely
The roll bars were larger. I found that the
aluminum metal ring could be easily fit to the body by adjusting it
- bending it - a little. Also it's held in place with screws. So you
have to drill small holes in to bolt it down. Now if Finish Line pre
fitted them you could only mount them to the car one way - the bolts
would have to be placed where Finish Line "said" or placed
the holes. I liked the idea of turning the ring till I lined the
holes up where I wanted them. Then I could bend them slightly to fit
the ring to the body."
Can you retro fit hood hinges?
[RD] "The mechanics won't affect the
paint, the clamping of the "big horseshoe" part is where
you will need to be careful. I would recommend lots (8-12) spring
loaded clamps, they look like big alligator clips. Use something
broad and soft as a pad under the clamps to distribute the load.
Course fabric is probably a bad idea, it might print into the paint.
You also will need to be careful not to drop
stuff on the painted surfaces while you work around it. Don't be in
a hurry, make sure to use lots of pad around the fender/front hood
opening area. The danger is in the number of times you need to fit
and remove the hood."
[WC] "You will have to
mess w/ the horseshoe, tweaking and bending to get it to lay flat on
the underside of the hood. Having the engine out will be a bonus,
since you can work from under the hood. If you have (or know someone
who has) a mig welder, you can take a shortcut to the
ON/OFF/ON/OFF/ON/OFF stuff. Cut the triangle pads off the arms and
bolt them to the hood with only one washer per corner. Then center
the hood in the opening, swing up the hinge arms and tack weld to
the triangle pads. Remove hinge and finish welding arms. No stacks
of washers and only about 45 minutes to complete!!"
[dino] "Just put my hood
back on today after getting everything primered....PIA and it still
needs to be adjusted!!!! I WOULD NOT try this if you have a really
good paint job unless you have a bunch of people helping and cover
everything with thick carpet!!!"
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[WC] "How are you fellows mounting your
emblems. Do I need the speed nuts, or can I just use a dab of
silicone under the emblem?"
[Ne] "Silicone behind the emblem and on
the posts works great. The cool thing is when the old chicken farmer
looks at your car and says "Boy, take those off or I'll sue
your chicken a$$." You can remove them and not have any paint
[D] "I used those body clip gismoes, they
are thin pieces of spring steel that tighten as you press them on to
[WP] "I used some thin 3M body side
molding tap and ground off the pins. Works great, swing by a
friendly body shop and they might just give you 6"."
[dw] "I ran a 6-32 thread on the posts
and used a stop nut behind them."
"if you need a source for those little
spring nuts, Lowe's has a selection of them"
[dg] "Ace hardware has those little
[Ad] "As I understand it the badges are:
Front: 11.5" measured from the nose.
rear : 18.5" measured from the rear edge of the trunk.
side : 1 5/8" above centre of louvre window"
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