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This is a discussion on Rear seat speaker panel removal. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Trev, I'm LOVING tips even more!! Those are really nice. Im sure once they are on the car, it it ...

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    Trev, I'm LOVING tips even more!! Those are really nice. Im sure once they are on the car, it it look bada$$! Great work as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONS98TA View Post
    Trev, I'm LOVING tips even more!! Those are really nice. Im sure once they are on the car, it it look bada$$! Great work as usual.
    Thanks Ron!!

    Been busy today prepping and painting two of the brake calipers. a nice dark orange
    and the paint flowed on lovely. Carefully did it with little artist brushes.

    I will get on and finish/re-install the panels early next week, and Dena, i can't wait either!



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    May have to fly over and see this all in person! Until then, keep the pics coming.

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    Been beavering away the last couple of days...

    Pics and stuff tomorrow.


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    Looking forward to the picts!

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    Not tooo much to report here,

    Weather has been a bit iffy so been in the workshop on the fuse panel cover.

    The Pontiac logo you see in 1/4" Stainless is still to be pulled down into the padded
    vinyl square deep button style, as it is only placed there right now. I have tapped
    the back for two 4mm threads to pull it in tight.



    The large polished area below the padded bit needs something. I will probably
    make some vinyl stencils to end up with PONTIAC left behind in matt finish after
    a visit to the blast cabinet. May look ok against the fully polished finish. Either that
    or actually use vinyl lettering as the finished look.

    Also had chance to finish painting the calipers. In an ideal world you take them
    off, dis-assemble and powdercoat , but with care you would be hard pressed to
    find fault. I spent ages carefully applying with artist brushes after a full wire wheel,
    smooth out, and de-grease. Looks good and i like the dark orange with the pewter paint.



    If the weather lets me, very soon i will get the car in the air to complete the electric cut out work!

    Lazy day today though... putting Windows 7 on a buds laptop for him....


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    It def shows that you know what your doing when it comes to custom metal work. Really awesome looking fuse panel cover. I love the look of the high polished stainless steel.

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    I agree. You've done a great job!

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    Thanks for the positive comments guys (and gals!).

    I had an opportunity to get busy this morning and get all of the rear seat
    panels back in. As an FYI make sure the rear seat is unfastened and lowered
    down if any of you need to do this. I fought with the seat up and once lowered
    it was plain sailing! Anyhow... a couple of pics of the new trim in place. It is
    not fully held down as i have run out of the heavy duty velcro i intend to use so
    it's not pulled down into place as much as i'd like, right now.





    I completely forgot to offer the lower squares into place as Stu, who owns my last
    TA came down from London to pick up his rear seat panels which i made him in the
    grey leather. He was delighted and i will put them all into place when the velcro
    shows up!

    Trev
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    It looks pretty neat man i don't think i have ever seen anything like it. You know your way with your tools man nice job.

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    Been cracking on with the door panels.....





    What a long winded affair they have been!!

    I was wondering how Camaroking sells his door panel inserts for the
    "man in the street" to fit but looking closely i think they lay over the top
    somehow with a bit of fixing behind the door pull bar?!

    Mine.... well they are not inserts, that's for sure.



    I could write reams on how i had to do everything but simply... i had to reshape
    EVERY one of those heat squished buttons around the perimeter back to being
    a tall thin rectangle which would then pull back through the slot in the board.





    Looks a bit messy but generally the method worked very well.
    Once the panel was trimmed and placed back, every "rectangle" was pushed back
    through the slot and "re-squished" with the end of a piece of 1/2" bar to
    become a button again. Not sure what plastic the door panels are made of but
    thankfully they are a thermo plastic and not a thermo set plastic so a soldering iron
    was the invaluable tool of choice throughout, being able to melt and work as needed.

    The door handle was held back into place with decent sized penny washers and self tapping
    screws. They went back into the end of the white "pillars very nicely.





    Bit of a workup really but i do like the end result!!

    Electric cut out and "cut out Y" is all going in Thursday.

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    All I can say is "WOW". I cant imagine the time and effort it took to do that kind of work. You my friend are definitely a passionate F-body owner. Looks great and absolutely 1 of a kind.
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    Thanks guys!

    managed to find time to mess around and re-fit the door panels today.

    Very pleased with the way they look on the car with all of the doodads fitted back on.



    Once the panels were back i re-fitted the steering fluid cover and reservoir cover
    after tweaking the fit of them and giving them a re-polish. Not sure how the steering
    fluid covers that you can buy fit into place but just a twist lock of the cap is a good solid
    clamp down.





    Finished up by fitting the fuse panel cover. I still feel the polished square below the alligator
    skin panel needs something but...... If you look at the last pic, i did try to mask up and media blast
    a border into the Pontiac logo, Went ok but the equipment was really sketchy so i called it a day
    and did not risk the star in the middle. Quit while i was ahead on that one which means i am not risking the bigger
    word and logo on the large square as it may go pear shaped but i will think of something.








    Exhaust cut out going on tomorrow!


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    I'm impressed Everything looks fantastic.

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    Damn... that all looks great and was a ton of work. Funny you should start your door panel post with the word "cracking".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Damn... that all looks great and was a ton of work. Funny you should start your door panel post with the word "cracking".
    Jeff....

    Did I !!?? Which thread was that? Not this one......

    Anyhow, the cut out is in and pretty straightforward to accomplish.
    I have yet to do the wiring or indeed hear the car with the cut out
    open! Just the "Y" and all the bolting up so far.. I will endeavour to
    finish it over the weekend.

    One thing i did not get quite right was the orientation of the "Y" into the "I" pipe.
    It is twisted ever so slightly too far round and i had to get busy on a small anvil of all
    things and just "adjust" the top of the turn down a tad so it cleared the floor sufficiently!!
    All good though and in driving it there are no funny knocks.....



    One of the car with "those" tips as well!! Won't see them anywhere else!!



    :O)

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    cancel that Jeff....

    Just re-read and found it!

    Unintentional humor, eh!?

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    Cracked me up reading that intro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Cracked me up reading that intro.
    Damn....

    You are at it now!!

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    Which cutout did you end up buying? If you are running the wiring through the hole in the floor, be sure to wrap it in heat reflective tape otherwise it'll melt with how things are positioned. I found that there is a fine line between covering the bottom of your car with soot and kicking up road grime with the cutout. You may want to rotate the tip slightly upward if you are able to.

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