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You could be right.Could have been poorly stored. Seats show signs of poor storage on the edges as well.
Fair enough. Either way, these things don't match.What clear coat? There's no mention of a repaint, and 79 factory paint was single stage lacquer.
The color fading to the molded in black color is pretty easy to explain.You could be right.
One thing I can't wrap my head around, the dash looks like it has been sun baked for 30 years, but the clear coat (edit - single stage lacquer) does not. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I was pretty sure 78's had the emblem on the grill, whereas 79 had it on the header panel (80 went to an ornament)
Oh and the black seatbelts. Also weird. I just keep finding stuff the more I look at it.
I dunno man. Seems fishy.
The color fading to the molded in black color is pretty easy to explain.
Back in the middle 1990s we cleaned, foolishly, the dash pad in an old car with.... something? I don't remember what. But it took the coloring right off and you saw the black instead of red.
As for the cracking, dashes on these cars have been doing that for a long time and plenty of them were already cracked in the 90s.
What you need to remember is once the plastic trim on these cars degrades, you can rub it ONCE and leave a deep wide groove..... it just kinda falls right off to a deeper level with barely a touch
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