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Looks very nice!
Thanks. Got the primer done on the drivers side this weekend, hoping to get the color down over the course of the week.
Looking really nice man! You are inspiring me to get the TC inner bumper, Marchal driving lights, and TC bumper cover. Had the inner bumper and Marchal brackets powder coated like yours and just need to finish restoring the driving lights.
Have you given any consideration to what bulbs you are going to run in the driving lights? I have looked for an LED replacement but the only ones I have seen have a terrible beam pattern to the point is it scattered and it actually puts out less usable light due to this.
Guy on Youtube did a comparison and talks about beam pattern. Too bad they don't pattern very well as they produce less heat and thusly consume less power.
Thanks. Right now, the bulbs in the convertible are all stock. I converted the interior to LED in my '85 about two years ago ... still need to do the exterior. You're correct though, there aren't many LED options out there to replace the Marchal H2 bulb with. The one from the Youtube video is the only one I have seen thus far as well. What's interesting is, it looks like they just took another LED bulb and put it into an H2 base ... this leads me to believe that you could probably experiment with some other bulbs to basically "build" your own. I plan on keeping the Marchals on both cars so I might experiment with the ones on the '85 at some point.
Kudos to you for saving it!
Thanks ... gonna take me awhile!
I'm over on the driver's side now dealing with a similar issue. Master cylinder / brake booster leak basically ate up all the paint back in that corner. Got it all cleaned up and treated, hoping to make some headway on the painting in the next few days. Luckily, having been an Arizona and Texas car, that's about the extent of the corrosion.
Good looking cars.
How is the convertible coming along?
The convertible is coming along ... slowly ... often feels like one step forward and two steps back.
I should be getting the front back from the body shop next week. The header panel had a crack in it to be repaired and I'm switching the bumper out to the XR7 style and adding the Machal fog lights. I'm also switching to the wide body moldings in body color.
The real chore has been the rear quarter windows ... I probably lost a solid three months of time playing with them and trying to get them to line up. I have the tracks out at a machine shop right now to get some mounting holes slotted. This will hopefully give me a little more adjustability.
Nice looking ride.