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Random Roadster Questions

Post by Radman4362 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:16 pm

So I am now in possession of my new project. A 1969 1600.
I have a few questions.
1)There are plenty of interior parts needed repaired or replaced. Dash....Carpet......Seats upholstered...etc. Are Dashes available as well as most other parts? Are they in the Vendor sections?
2) Am I best to leave it stock? I would like to change the color and do some other stuff as well. Maybe a different engine....Fuel injected (My engine is good)?
3)All of my lights, trim minus one piece, bumpers, almost all chrome is in great shape. Are bumpers available or am i better off getting the ones I have with two small dents fixed and chromed?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by fj20spl311 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:35 pm

Interior trim and upholstery in available from the venders. The dash and it pieces will have to be redone and associated knobs and gauges are very limited. Many redo the dash to look like the early flat dash and some have gone to a modern look.

Stock usually has the highest return on investment, I prefer modified.

Bumpers and stainless are much less to repair/rechrome than replace. The original stuff is not of "show quality".
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by theunz » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:51 pm

If you don't want to spend big bucks for a dash rehab the available dash covers look pretty good. If you are going for show car quality, then you'll need to budget $1500 or so for a dash recovering.
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Radman4362 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 pm

I would like to have a nice car that I can drive. It seems the show car quality is not something I'm looking for. Personally I like the modified models with the air scoop on the front. I will check into the dash covers as well as some new modern stuff. I appreciate the comments. Thanks everyone. There will be more.

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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Solex68 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:27 pm

Radman4362 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 pm
I would like to have a nice car that I can drive. It seems the show car quality is not something I'm looking for. Personally I like the modified models with the air scoop on the front. I will check into the dash covers as well as some new modern stuff. I appreciate the comments. Thanks everyone. There will be more.
They all had the air scoop in front.
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by C.Costine » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:15 pm

Solex68 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Radman4362 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 pm
I would like to have a nice car that I can drive. It seems the show car quality is not something I'm looking for. Personally I like the modified models with the air scoop on the front. I will check into the dash covers as well as some new modern stuff. I appreciate the comments. Thanks everyone. There will be more.
They all had the air scoop in front.
Radman may be referring to an air dam.
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Solex68 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:25 pm

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Radman may be referring to an air dam.
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Ahh. That makes sense and I agree, those air dams look great.
One of my favorites...
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Dano » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:22 pm

I have a brand new dash cap to fit your car. Still unopened in the bag. 50$ plus shipping. P.M. me if interested . Easy install. I Just put one on my 70.
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by bossbob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:22 pm

Dano, I'm interested in your dash cap! PM Sent
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Radman4362 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:45 pm

Well there went that dash cap.......that escalated quickly.......haha

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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Dano » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 pm

Saving the Dash cap for you Radman. Send a PM and I’ll send info and pics. If interested send address so I can get a shipping estimate.
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Gregs672000 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:39 pm

Bam! Done! What a family... 😊
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Re: Random Roadster Questions

Post by Dano » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:00 pm

Installation reviewed,cap shipped.All good👍
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1968 SPL KA24DE swap
1969 SRL (sold)
1970 SPL 1600 Bone stock and beautiful
2006 Lotus Elise Supercharged