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  1. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Hmmm, I've never tried that as a penetrant before.

    Hmmm, I've never tried that as a penetrant before.
  2. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Well... That was the original idea. I wanted to...

    Well...
    That was the original idea. I wanted to get them out so I could replace the catwhiskers and get the windows to operate nice and easily. Once that was done then I could finally put the rear...
  3. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thanks, it was certainly a chore especially given...

    Thanks, it was certainly a chore especially given the fact there's no real useful information in the service manual or online. Once you know how to do it though, it's not terrible.
  4. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    I finally got one side out! 13483

    I finally got one side out!

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  5. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    So I'm discovering that the FSM is just about...

    So I'm discovering that the FSM is just about useless when it comes to removing the rear quarter windows. It's vague, misleading and quite disappointing.
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    These were from several years ago. car was much...

    These were from several years ago. car was much cleaner. I do remember the ad saying the engine had a knock to it.

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    Yeah, it's sad to see that car ended up in that...

    Yeah, it's sad to see that car ended up in that lot. I recognized it from an earlier sale years ago. Apparently the guy who bought it did nothing with it except take some of the front end parts off...
  9. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    No. That's still a long ways off as the weather...

    No. That's still a long ways off as the weather is being a complete and utter ass. It's been a crummy April for thinking about car stuff. Cold, rainy with bouts of snow. I'm really disliking the...
  10. Thread: Her name is MEG

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    Nein.

    Nein.
  11. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Oh yeah, and originally I was just going to have...

    Oh yeah, and originally I was just going to have that piece glued on, but then decided I'd rather have it sewn in case I didn't use the stainless trim. It just seems strange that once one started...
  12. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Here's a few I took when I got home. ...

    Here's a few I took when I got home.

    https://i.postimg.cc/sXh1scnK/HPIM2342.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/Bbny2hdB/HPIM2344.jpg

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  13. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Yeah, I want to take some good pics, but in order...

    Yeah, I want to take some good pics, but in order to do so I need to clean up the family room where i have them stashed so that I can lay them out.
  14. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Well I went and picked up my stuff yesterday. ...

    Well I went and picked up my stuff yesterday. The bill came to $1414 and change. I ended up giving $1600 for the extra hassle and all that, plus I was just happy that I finally had my seats back. ...
  15. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thanks John, I just hope they turn out well after...

    Thanks John, I just hope they turn out well after all this.
  16. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thanks Ed, I can only imagine the madness I...

    Thanks Ed, I can only imagine the madness I would have endured had i actually tried finishing the seats myself, knowing now that there's no way the covers would have worked.
  17. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Okay, so I did hear from SMS a couple weeks ago....

    Okay, so I did hear from SMS a couple weeks ago. They told me my seat covers were done and ready to be sent out. I talked with my upholstery guy and confirmed that they had indeed received the...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/153980464182?_trkparms=am...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/153980464182?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20210407081752%26meid%3De8ba01b2449c41b8b1c2b3cc6024be3b%26pid%3D101325%26rk%3D1%...
  19. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Wow! that looks terrific! You do some really...

    Wow! that looks terrific! You do some really great work. I certainly wish I could take you up on that as well. Thanks though.

    Funny thing is I had an uneasy feeling the moment I handed over my...
  20. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    That's not so easy when one is not in a good...

    That's not so easy when one is not in a good position financially to be spending this kind of money right now. In all reality I shouldn't even have a car like this because of my income situation,...
  21. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    So, a little update. I did get the hood latch...

    So, a little update. I did get the hood latch support from John earlier, and there's no question that my original was all messed up. Course the car is tucked away so I can't do anything about that...
  22. Thread: Unknown truck

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    Bleh, nothin but a bunch pf lowlifes. sorry you...

    Bleh, nothin but a bunch pf lowlifes. sorry you had to go through all the hassle and money for nothing.
  23. I would hope so!

    I would hope so!
  24. Ooo, purdy motor!

    Ooo, purdy motor!
  25. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Well, the biggest issue I have is I'm concerned...

    Well, the biggest issue I have is I'm concerned part of the front backrest covers are sewn incorrectly. I have remnants of the originals to compare the new ones with, and they deviate significantly...
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