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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:08 pm

Bazzas77 wrote:where are you going to put that ugly hot-water switch ?


Engine bay. It is not that bad looking, not compared to the original

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:48 pm

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Aircon in and all plumbed up. Took some swearing a bit of cursing mixed with custom compressor brackets and new hoses.

And here I was thinking the wiring would be simple
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And the dash, not finished and as is from the mold. Some work still required but it fits
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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:12 pm

Custom dash looking good Mate. can't wait to see it all finished.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:46 am

is that the proper C3 lhd unit turned backward ?

dash looks good so far :o

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:11 pm

Bazzas77 wrote:is that the proper C3 lhd unit turned backward ?

dash looks good so far :o


Yes it is... turned 180 and then rotated 90 towards the cabin

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:22 pm

No took a little modification to existing holes in deck but worked out ok
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Almost completes the wiring now. Powered the system today and the push button start works and all headlight and wiper push buttons work.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:26 pm

ozziedropbear wrote: took a little modification to existing holes in deck but worked out ok
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Almost completes the wiring now. Powered the system today and the push button start works and all headlight and wiper push buttons work.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby mysticpete » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:22 pm

ozziedropbear wrote:Image
Aircon in and all plumbed up. Took some swearing a bit of cursing mixed with custom compressor brackets and new hoses.


Hey Ozzie, where did you get the A/C kit from?

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:57 pm

mysticpete wrote:
ozziedropbear wrote:Image
Aircon in and all plumbed up. Took some swearing a bit of cursing mixed with custom compressor brackets and new hoses.


Hey Ozzie, where did you get the A/C kit from?


Vintage air gen 4 bought through ecklers in the U.S. if I was going to do it again I would look hard at a universal kit that may be a little less fiddly to fit. It also cost me another $600 to get custom lines made that run from the compressor, across the radiator, down the left side to the evaporator. 5.5 metres of line and fittings. Having said that i wanted climate control so I bought the dakota digital gen 4 controller which i didn't see a universal kit that it would work with.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby mysticpete » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:33 am

Thanks for the info Ozzie, yes my preference would be a universal kit, just to save on the costs.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:09 pm

Been working on the dash and console lately.
The console will have two drink holders in front of the shifter, to the right of shifter will be the A/C controller and window switches behind.
The round holes above the stereo cut out are where the headlight, wiper erc and push buttin start will mount. The gauges will go in the obvious spots. The gauge pod is removable and extends the width of the dash. Thinking of painting the dash matt black and the gauge pod and panel the same colour as car

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:55 am

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Just waiting on some new latches.

Using a directed electronics 535t i have been able to hook up the power windows to my alarm and to a micro switch on the inside door handle. In short this allows the window to drop when I pull the inside door handle so it clears the weather seal and then when i close and lock the car the windows will wind up. From outside the car i can use the remote to drop windows a programmed amount before opening door. Easier to use that existing function than fitting a switch to outside door handle. Only thing is once inside car i will have to use power window switch to put windows up. There are other modules that will control that but not really a issue to do by hand.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby sirfixalot » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:46 pm

T-Tops look pretty smart

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:55 pm

T-tops look great!

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Ollie68 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:08 pm

Are the T Tops Thompson astro tops? I've been looking at the one piece version.
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Re: another 76 resto

Postby silver383 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:56 pm

Tops look great. I have a set as well, original 77 option ones. They give a lot more head room. :o

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:53 pm

Ollie68 wrote:Are the T Tops Thompson astro tops? I've been looking at the one piece version.
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They are the same as silver383's. Made in 1977 only, glass insert with fiberglass surround. Front and rear latches but from what i can find they used a unique front locating pin and centre locating tongues (not sure of proper name) I am in the process of modifying a convertable locating pin. They use standard weather seals
Picked up in sydney on ebay a couple of years back.

Silver383 if you know where i can get new centre locating tongue things please let me know. I need a new one or a good used

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby silver383 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:15 pm

Hey mate mine mounts the same as my other 77 tops, nothing different.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:17 am

silver383 wrote:Hey mate mine mounts the same as my other 77 tops, nothing different.


Mine had been converted to the 80's single latch so i don't have the original tops. The centre tongues are different and i couldn't find a guide pin to suit that year. I will take some pics tonight

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby silver383 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:45 am

GM sourced a company to build the tops for them but the company started to sell them out the back door which is why GM pulled the option. I am not sure if the company building the tops continued to make them or not. I know they are hard to get.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:24 pm

silver383 wrote:GM sourced a company to build the tops for them but the company started to sell them out the back door which is why GM pulled the option. I am not sure if the company building the tops continued to make them or not. I know they are hard to get.

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Looks the same as mine except the tongues are a black plastic on mine. I have not been able to find the same ones or that locating pin

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby silver383 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:35 am

Tongues are black on mine as well. Chrome tongues look the same here . Won't the standard TTop pins work ?
http://www.corvetteamerica.com/cf/displ ... oryid=X455

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:40 pm

silver383 wrote:Tongues are black on mine as well. Chrome tongues look the same here . Won't the standard TTop pins work ?
http://www.corvetteamerica.com/cf/displ ... oryid=X455



If you look close the middle hole on the chrome tongue is on the opposite side. So on the black one the middle hole is on the side of the centre t piece (inside). On the chrome it is on the side of the windows (outside) i have chrome ones here also.
I may be blind but i have not found the guide pin for the t tops only for the convertable top and the bolt hole need adjusting ( widening) to fit. Did some searching on U.S. forums and they seem to be using convertable pons and modifying

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby silver383 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:17 pm

well the easiest thing would be for me to send you one and you could get a copy machined up. Your blindness would make no difference LOL.

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:18 am

:-x
silver383 wrote:well the easiest thing would be for me to send you one and you could get a copy machined up. Your blindness would make no difference LOL.


:-o thanks for the offer but not required. I have ordered two guide pins from a convertable. All i have to do is slot the holes as our moon roof tops have a wider distance between bolts holes otherwise the pins are the same size. Research tells me the original guide pins were also a black plastic not metal

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:35 pm

Been a bit of progres, she is getting so close. Dash is actually the same colour as the body but camera makes it look different. Pics a little fuzzy my camera has seen better days

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:40 am

Coming together nicely :o

Whats the please for ?

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:48 am

Bazzas77 wrote:Coming together nicely :o

Whats the please for ?


It says please set speedo.. it is programmable for varying tyre sizes etc

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:38 am

Damn , that makes life easy :-x

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:46 pm

Standard dakota digital stuff. Drive Measured K and it's set, also has a "Bump up, bump down" feature to dial it in.


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