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post #301 of 436 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 16, 12:21 PM
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Re: 69 Chevelle Pro Touring Project

Looks great, that stitching is really nice. I thought I was the only guy who didn't have his back window in yet.

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Looks great, that stitching is really nice. I thought I was the only guy who didn't have his back window in yet.


I've been dragging my feet on the back glass since the windshield gave me such a headache. I ended up benefitting from not putting it in sooner. The rear 3-point harness, package tray, CCF combo would have been a real pain if the glass was already in. I say leave it out till you're ready to drive
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post #303 of 436 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 16, 11:47 AM
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I've been dragging my feet on the back glass since the windshield gave me such a headache. I ended up benefitting from not putting it in sooner. The rear 3-point harness, package tray, CCF combo would have been a real pain if the glass was already in. I say leave it out till you're ready to drive
I think you are correct on that. My 65 is nearly ready to drive but no front or rear glass installed quite yet. Stuck on paint touch up for the time being and I have my glass sitting in a box.

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post #304 of 436 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 16, 3:27 PM Thread Starter
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More work on the interior door and quarter trim this weekend. Along with some re-adjustment on the door glass nightmare. I managed to pull one of the rollers off the stud attached to the glass. Not really sure how that happened since it didn't appear to be bound-up on anything. Maybe just a bad roller, luckily I had a spare.

At the end of the day Sunday everything seemed to be working well with the exception of the master electric window switch not wanting to control the passenger quarter glass. The switch at the glass works fine so I'm thinking a bad connection or pinched wire someplace. More interior pics:

Driver side door panel with master window switch:



A little bit brighter picture of the passenger side completed:



And a dark and crappy picture of the driver side completed:



Seats are pretty much the only thing left for the interior now. I need to fab up some custom A-pillars for the front-stage speakers, but that will probably wait until the spring. Way past-due for firing the motor, but I'm holding off for my mechanic brother for that... a bit of an end-of-project celebration!

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The whole build is extremely well done!
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post #306 of 436 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 16, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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The whole build is extremely well done!
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Thanks Mike!

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I sorted out my window switch issue. One of the rear armrest screws was shorting the control wire from the main driver door switch cluster. I was also able to sort out a couple of small fitment issues with the quarter trim panels and installed the review mirror finally.

Most of the weekend was spent on sandblasting, priming, and painting the rear seat frames. All ready for covers to go on. Sorry for crap picture quality:



My new front seats should ship this week. If I'm lucky I'll have them before the weekend, but more than likely it will be next week. Hope to have all the seats in within the next week or two!

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Re: 69 Chevelle Pro Touring Project

Great build up! I only dream of having the skill and talent and resources you posses, awesome.


I must have missed it if you mentioned it, what is the knob for on the console just forward of the shifter?

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Great build up! I only dream of having the skill and talent and resources you posses, awesome.


I must have missed it if you mentioned it, what is the knob for on the console just forward of the shifter?
Thanks Ron! I'm surprised no one has asked about that knob until now. It's not very interesting, but it controls the dimmer on the Dakota Digital cluster.
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post #310 of 436 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 16, 11:24 AM
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Progress looks good here. So many important details on these cars.

Now I'm wondering Chris, what part of the windshield installation was giving you problems? I'm hoping to avoid what ever problem you had because I don't know anything about installing windshields.

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Progress looks good here. So many important details on these cars.

Now I'm wondering Chris, what part of the windshield installation was giving you problems? I'm hoping to avoid what ever problem you had because I don't know anything about installing windshields.
I went the route of a rubber dam and urethane on the outside. I bought a kit from First Class Auto Glass which had a pre-cut profile in the urethane nozzle. All I can say is that the bead sat too high and kept rolling over the dam. So I ended up with a ton of cleanup work on the inside edge of the windshield. I will probably just use a butyl rope on the back glass. The car will rarely see rain.

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Yes I've seen the rubber dam/urethane installation on YouTube but I wasn't so sure about it. It looked easy on YouTube but we all know that goes.

I'm going to try using 5/16" butyl tape for the dam on the inside edge and primer-less to glass urethane on the outside so I'll have the butyl tape setting the depth with urethane making sure it sticks to the 3M primer which I already applied to the step for the glass.

I might have to get some help to set the windshields because I don't think it's possible doing it by myself even with the suction cups.

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I might have to get some help to set the windshields because I don't think it's possible doing it by myself even with the suction cups.


The windshield is the one and only thing I've asked my wife to help with. I've got a long reach, but it's just too risky to try and set it yourself.

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Love the build. I think we may have the same interior from TMI.
The seats they built are very comfortable.
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Love the build. I think we may have the same interior from TMI.
The seats they built are very comfortable.
Thanks! Yah, TMI makes quality stuff and it is a great alternative to a really expensive custom interior job. I have the seats on order, but should get them this week or next.

Do you have a link to your build thread? I love checking out other 68/69 cars.

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