1971 Vega LS1 Project

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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby grandam75 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:02 am

1100kaw wrote:damn
your ahead of me tooo.


But you started later so maybe I am not that far ahead, we´ll see in a couple of months!
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby grandam75 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:16 pm

Most body parts are now painted! Roof and quarters etc will be done in about a week. Some pictures below.
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1975 Pontiac Grand Am
1971 Pontiac Lemans Convt
1965 Buick Wildcat Convt
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1993 BMW 740i
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby avewhtboy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:20 pm

Very pretty what color is that?
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby grandam75 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:27 pm

avewhtboy wrote:Very pretty what color is that?


Its *cough* Ford sterling grey metallic. Nice color, has alot of large grain silver in it.
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1972 Pontiac Firebird
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby 1100kaw » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:13 pm

looking good. ooooo shinney. :th:
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby megavega » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:31 pm

nice, nice paint. I like the color too, that will be sharp....very nice work.
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby spyderracing » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:06 pm

:th:
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby VegaGT » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:46 pm

Awesome color choice! I bought my wifes Fusion partially because of this color! Well that and it was wrecked and cheap...

Can't wait to see it all together. :th:
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby grandam75 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:01 pm

Now the whole car is painted and ready for one of the project highlights, assembly.
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1975 Pontiac Grand Am
1971 Pontiac Lemans Convt
1965 Buick Wildcat Convt
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1993 BMW 740i
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby waybad » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:43 pm

I soooooo hate you!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :th:
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby Brian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:47 pm

Wow. That's going to look really good once you get it together. That color really works well on that car.
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby bbcowboy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:51 am

I second that wow, your car looks great!
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby 76wagon » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:14 pm

My favorite part of every project- pulling off all the masking after the paint job...

Looks awesome!

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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby 1100kaw » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:08 am

Car looking great. That is one sterile shop your car is in. Looks like a car hospital.
All the pre planning and thinking ahead will pay off now during assembly.
have fun.
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Re: 1971 Vega LS1 Project

Postby grandam75 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:56 pm

1100kaw wrote:Car looking great. That is one sterile shop your car is in. Looks like a car hospital.
All the pre planning and thinking ahead will pay off now during assembly.
have fun.


I was the purchase manager on that company when we rebuilt this building, a former cold storage building turned into a very clean 1250m2 bodyshop and 1250m2 workshop. They usually only work with brand new cars and smaller transport damage paint jobs.

Thank you all for your comments! I am very happy to see some progress on this project. Feels like it has been standing still for a while. I also have some new items on the way that will help the Vega look nice when completed. Front and rear glass, door handles, all rubber items, emblems etc. Still looking for some parts but I have almost everything to complete the car.
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1971 Vega hatchback

1975 Pontiac Grand Am
1971 Pontiac Lemans Convt
1965 Buick Wildcat Convt
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1993 BMW 740i
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