'71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Sun May 29, 2016 9:13 am

spencerforhire wrote:How's the cooling situation with just a pusher?
It has been doing great. I had my doubts and planned to go to two smaller fans to get better core coverage if needed, however thus far it is doing the job just fine.
The new Griffin radiator made a huge difference. I had a small engine driven fan and this pusher on a stock Monza radiator and it just never did stay cool on those hot august night rod runs :) . I am hoping that situation has changed :)
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:05 pm

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Trunklinered the inside
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:14 pm

Hub caps

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Might seem silly, but the Keystone and Centerline wheels with the small centercaps make finding replacements very difficult. I was happy to find some that fit :)
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby gerbsinmd » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:18 am

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I have some American Eagle rims with a small center hole and found the Plastic Hub cap center works perfectly and it has a Chevy Emblem!
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:32 pm

Friday night cruise in 90 degree weather sealed the fate of the single 12" pusher fan. It is now on the shelf for some other project...
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Came across a killer deal on these 1000 CFM 10" fans at $17 each
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Better core coverage. Should be better :)
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:36 pm

Guess I sort of skipped past some of the details for the liner job inside the back:
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Sat May 19, 2018 7:17 pm

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Made it to the body shop. Top is ready to block. Finally have a good tight hinge pin and bushing solution, so doors are lining up.

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Buff'n Bumpers

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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Mon May 28, 2018 2:48 pm

Grill'n on Memorial day 2018

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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby T-FATTY » Mon May 28, 2018 5:20 pm

What color/brand did you use on the grill, that looks great.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Mon May 28, 2018 7:32 pm

T-FATTY wrote:What color/brand did you use on the grill, that looks great.
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Thanks! I think it turned out pretty good. I used semi-gloss black hand painted in the mount tabs.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:11 pm

Saturday night lights...
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:37 pm

Last of the light work I think...

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Front Marker lights are a hard one to find a reasonable solution. I was worried that I would have to just make due with the faded originals. While my refurbished lights are not perfect, they a vastly improved. Passable I think.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby classic_cruiser » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:19 pm

So how did you re-tint the marker lens? I'm curious...
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:27 pm

classic_cruiser wrote:So how did you re-tint the marker lens? I'm curious...
During clean up I was able to separate the lens / reflector from the bulb retaining back half. Cleaned up good the lens was almost clear. Only a slight amber left in spots.
After some research I determined that Krylon STG-9034 Stained Glass Paint - Tangerine Orange might give some acceptable results. There was one other transparent aerosol polycarbonate RC/model paint available at more than twice the cost for half the paint. I decided against it. I struggled a little with the thought of paint vs dye. In the end I went with paint. At the very least I could probably remove it and try a dye of some sort if it failed. A botched dye job seemed more likely to be a problem if it pooled in the wrong places.

It took half a dozen light coats of the stained glass paint on the inside of the lens to get the amber I wanted. I think I could do better next time. There are some light areas where I could have done a better job of removing the plastic from the back where it had been adhered. It was not obvious when I cleaned it up and it was faded white/clear.

I used 3M 08061 Plastic and Emblem Adhesive To glue them back together after the paint dried.

I think they are better than they were by far. We will see how they look when the car is done.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby 73 Mini Camaro » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 pm

Hey Buddy,

I just purchased 73 Vega with front split bummers. The bummers need some love.. Can I use 70 Camaro split bummers ? Will they bolt right in?

this is my first time using a form, hope you can help?

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