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fixing it up
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rhino325



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    Post: #1
    fixing it up

    Well, my wife and I bought a 72 convertible with an H code somewhat naively and of course my head's swimming about all the cool stuff I can do to it (dual exhaust--add a RAM-AIR, uprgrade wheels, etc...)
    After the fact we discovered it really needs a lot---top doesn't seal at all--windows don't align! Hoping it's not too expensive to fix.
    If anyone has experience with that issue I would be particularly interested in hearing about it.
    Offline 11-10-2010 10:46 PM
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      Post: #2
      RE: fixing it up

      Welcome to the money pit. Ever here of people selling cars and saying that they've got $10,000 invested in it and are willing to part with it for say $7,000? Well that's where I'm at. Only, after 32 years of ownership, I've never parted with it.

      Driving down the street and having everyone, yes everyone look at you [I mean - your car] is priceless.

      Welcome to the club. This is the best forum that I've found.
      Offline 11-10-2010 10:56 PM
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        Post: #3
        RE: fixing it up

        i blew over 40k in 5 years in repairs. welcome to the pit Big Grin
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          Post: #4
          RE: fixing it up

          Welcome to the forums! The financial strain is common for any type of restoration, but you have come to the right place for all the info you need to get your project underway! I hope you enjoy the 71-73 forums!

          welcome
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            RE: fixing it up

            welcome Its a Vert remember top & windows down,sunny days here we come Cool Worry about one thing at a time and it really don't seem so bad.
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              RE: fixing it up

              Welcome to the forum glad to have you.
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                RE: fixing it up

                (11-10-2010 10:46 PM)rhino325 Wrote:  Well, my wife and I bought a 72 convertible with an H code somewhat naively and of course my head's swimming about all the cool stuff I can do to it (dual exhaust--add a RAM-AIR, uprgrade wheels, etc...)
                After the fact we discovered it really needs a lot---top doesn't seal at all--windows don't align! Hoping it's not too expensive to fix.
                If anyone has experience with that issue I would be particularly interested in hearing about it.

                Thanks for all the welcome posts! I'll put pictures up as soon as I can get some...
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                  RE: fixing it up

                  Welcome to the club! I think I posted the same post you did about 3 months ago. I'm sure BT (Cobra 3073) will chime in shortly to help you get your head on straight, as he did with me. It's some of the best advice I've been given about how to approach doing all the cool things you want to do, and your head is swimming. Of course, you'll still spend as much money as you can (or can't Smile) afford, but it will help you see through all the stars in your eyes. Big Grin

                  I've got a 73 convertible and don't have roof issues, but I do have rear window sealing issues. I'm not to that project yet, but when I get there, it will be nice to have someone else to swap frustration stories with.

                  Anyway, welcome, and please post pics ASAP!

                  Doc
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                    Post: #9
                    RE: fixing it up

                    WELCOME aboard RHINO325!

                    You are in GREAT company as there are a number of convertible owners on the site who have expressed great willingness to share their experience.

                    As to any "issues" you are having, please post them up in the appropriate forum so that they may receive the most relevant responses - - I am sure that we have people who have gone through the same thing. Believe me, you have found a home.

                    Again, WELCOME!!


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                      Post: #10
                      RE: fixing it up

                      Welcome to the site.

                      My top leaks badly as well. Sometime I'll replace the seals and adjust the windows.
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