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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #80 on: Jun 28, 18, 15:05 »
I'm going with no to the side mouldings.  They interrupt the body lines too much, have always looked like an after the fact stick on to me.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #81 on: Jun 28, 18, 20:44 »
Now that's a nice view!
Emblems are on.
Starting to get exciting!

Still haven't decided on moldings. 
I actually kind of like them on the car since all trim has been treated.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #82 on: Jun 28, 18, 20:51 »
I would do the side mouldings

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« Reply #83 on: Jun 28, 18, 21:14 »
Id vote for no moldings, just park on the end of a row against the wall
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #84 on: Jun 29, 18, 00:01 »
I would put the moldings back on.  As you say, they've all been treated.  Plus, it doesn't seem like you are going for the fully shaved look on the car - The rear still retains all of the emblems, the door handles are the original textured ones, etc.. so the moldings would flow correctly with what you are doing on the rest of the car.

my 2 cents.

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #85 on: Jun 29, 18, 20:27 »
I would put the moldings back on.  As you say, they've all been treated.  Plus, it doesn't seem like you are going for the fully shaved look on the car - The rear still retains all of the emblems, the door handles are the original textured ones, etc.. so the moldings would flow correctly with what you are doing on the rest of the car.

my 2 cents.

I totally agree

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #86 on: Jun 29, 18, 20:29 »
Decided moldings will stay on.
Car is looking good all back together.
Xmas morning tomorrow.
Will have been 3 months since I've driven it.
Let's hope for good weather!

Lots of the list has been completed!
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #87 on: Jun 30, 18, 19:34 »
Decided moldings will stay on.
Car is looking good all back together.
Xmas morning tomorrow.
Will have been 3 months since I've driven it.
Let's hope for good weather!

Lots of the list has been completed!

Excellent choice! Looks much better with moldings. I like the fin too. Let me know when you find out how they got that back side of the weld protected too! :)

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #88 on: Jun 30, 18, 21:13 »
To get to the back side of the welding, there is an large hole, access port from the interior to the back of the new sheet metal.
I sat and watched him apply the sealant
I don't have a pic of it, but he might. Still have to get video from him of a ton of stuff that hasn't been in the images link yet.

I'll get all that next week for everyone to see.

Car looks amazing up close.
No it's not a show car and yes there are a couple of imperfections, but I also didn't pay $40,000... which I was quoted from one place.

It's so nice to not have to worry about the body any longer... just all the of the r stuff... it's a Corrado....

Pics from today to follow...
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #89 on: Jun 30, 18, 21:16 »
Pics from today
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #90 on: Jun 30, 18, 21:18 »
More pics
Moldings off and on
New roof rain moldings
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #91 on: Jun 30, 18, 21:22 »
Tint going on
The guys at Street Legal Time in Port Moody come highly recommended!
Very professional!
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #92 on: Jun 30, 18, 21:24 »
Last few pics
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #93 on: Jul 01, 18, 19:52 »
Decided to throw a cold air intake in.
I know people talk about how the stock box is best, but I wanted to try this for now to see if I like it or not. I can always throw the stock air box back in when I want.
Such an ugly engine...lol!
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #94 on: Jul 03, 18, 12:27 »
HUGE thank you and appreciation to Pardeep and his amazing crew at VIP Autobody for bringing the Corrado back to life!
https://vipautobodyburnaby.com

This has been a huge undertaking trying to find a shop that has passion for our cars and finding Dave from Bullet Autoglass to pull the windows and NOT wreck anything.

I'm so fortunate to have found and trusted these fantastic, honest, hard working people.

Their work looks amazing in the sun. the pics really don't do it justice.

I'll look at bringing it to GCVW!
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #95 on: Jul 04, 18, 21:46 »
Oh man that looks like a show car, how much did it cost in total?  Could you PM me, I might take my car to them too.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #96 on: Jul 04, 18, 22:00 »
PM'd you!
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #97 on: Jul 04, 18, 22:21 »
Looks great! Are you going to collector plate it or give it some stance?
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #98 on: Jul 05, 18, 07:15 »
Looks amazing! Great work!

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #99 on: Jul 05, 18, 07:26 »
Looks great! Are you going to collector plate it or give it some stance?

It's my daily driver to and from work so I don't think Collector plates allow that. I'll have to check into it.
I know most people would say drive something else to work, save this for good weather days.
We've lost a lot of close friends and family over the past decade and realize more than others that life is short. If driving the car puts a smile on my face, then I'm doing that every day I'm above ground.

For now I'm keeping it as stock and classic looking as I can, with a few subtle updates here and there.
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