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BUILD THREAD Dixie Restoration's 1986 Monte Carlo Restomod

Discussion in 'G-Body Build Threads' started by Dixie Restoration Depot, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Dixie Restoration Depot

    Dixie Restoration Depot Not-quite-so-new-guy
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    When we found our most recent shop car, it had a worn out dark and dingy claret maroon interior. Little projects tend to snowball and now our "test car" is suddenly undergoing a complete transformation with as many of our parts as possible. Given our big plans, we have decided to name this project #DixieSSRevival. Check back often to watch our progress and feel free to post any of your questions.

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    That things wasted. :mrgreen: You should give it to me. On a serious note, it looks like a fantastic candidate and T tops too :cool: If your looking to get new paint, I started my own shop here at the house. Unless you do it yourself
     
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    Not dark and dingy just character ;) Looks to be more complete then most. No missing armrests, handles or whatever the hell you call those things that hold the seatbelts attached to the headrest.
     
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    "seat belt guides"
     
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    Lemme guess... it "needs" a dash? ;)
     
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    I think they stole my key chain!
     
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    Now you know how your customers feel... one thing leads to another, and another, and another! Looking forward to this build!
     
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  8. Dixie Restoration Depot

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    The car actually didn't need a dash, but it seemed like a good opportunity to show how our parts fit and look.

    Being car guys, we are all too familiar with the snowball effect.
     
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    As everyone knows, the first step is removing the old pieces and preparing for the new interior. Within a couple of hours, we had the old interior out. Like any 31 year old car, we expected some rust. Luckily, the car has lived a pretty good life and the rust was easily repaired with a couple of very small patches to fix some pin holes.
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    Once the patches were made, the floor came back to life with a good wire brushing, cleaning, and two coats of SEM's Rust Trap.
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    This was the first time we've used Rust Trap and we were pretty happy with the results. It's a decent alternative to POR-15, which is also a great product, but a little more expensive.
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    If u need any interior parts I have some stuff will photo 4u the parts are NC just shipping charges all I ask. Let me no plz

    Gary
     
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