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by MaineVette
Apr 16th, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Front body panel separation. Suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Front body panel separation. Suggestions?

It looks like the body panel may have debonded from the bonding strip but, boy, that would be an odd occurrence. It would take a lot of stress to cause that to happen. Regardless, if that's the issue you're options seem to be a bit limited if you want to save your paint job (which I assume you do). ...
by MaineVette
Apr 16th, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Intros
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Greetings

Hi Max, welcome to the forum! :cheers:
by MaineVette
Apr 6th, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Intros
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome! What part of dismantling the spindles has you hung up?
by MaineVette
Apr 6th, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Cleaning the firewall
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Cleaning the firewall

I used a sander to get the worst stuff off, too. For the nooks and crannies I scraped as much as I could out with a putty knife and a flat head screwdriver. I probably didn't get all of it out - did the best I could.
by MaineVette
Apr 2nd, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Intros
Topic: Hello from Iowa
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Hello from Iowa

Sweet pic, I bet that was fun!

I wish I could drive mine. Unfortunately it's still in far too many pieces. It's getting close though! :thumbs:
by MaineVette
Apr 2nd, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color
Replies: 599
Views: 102798

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

So if nobody finishes their project, does somebody win? And how do you declare a winner in a race that nobody finishes? :scrazy: :ROFL:
by MaineVette
Apr 2nd, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: razor blade paint removal
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: razor blade paint removal

I used simple steel razor blades. Worked like a charm taking off the top coat. It didn't do as well with the primer though. Either way, I'd definitely do it again. Just be very careful not to gouge the underlying fiberglass. :thumbs:
by MaineVette
Mar 25th, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Berrrrr. Thats cold
Replies: 26
Views: 1971

Re: Berrrrr. Thats cold

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by MaineVette
Mar 25th, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 71 Sees Daylight After 21 Years!
Replies: 87
Views: 27316

Re: 71 Sees Daylight After 21 Years!

What a pain, ceased bolts are a total pain. I've never had much luck drilling them out either. It's too bad you had to sacrifice the manifold but at least you saved the head. I ended up breaking one of my manifolds tearing the engine down too. All that heat just really accelerates the corrosion proc...
by MaineVette
Mar 25th, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color
Replies: 599
Views: 102798

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Congrats on the new job! So much for retirement - did the wife got tired of having you around the house? LOL

Are you moving, or traveling back and forth? Tokyo is a long way from Okinawa. :ack:

I think we're having a race to see who can take the longest to finish their project. :ROFL: