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    Seat belt retraction shrouds needed

    The plastic parts are giving up the ghost after 45 years. I'm in need of the plastic shroud that covers the retracted seat belts. Anyone know where I might find them? I've checked...
  2. L & R lower plastic door panels needed for 71 Centurion convertible

    Hi all,

    I've got 3 years on the restoration and she still looks good but as with anything, age finally does catch up with you. The lower plastic door panels were marginal when we did the frame...
  3. Christian, Hi, realize the thread is old but...

    Christian,

    Hi, realize the thread is old but noticed no replies so maybe you still have the parts. Actually, I'm interested in just the fuel gauge of the instrument cluster (mine is bad); don't...
  4. heat shield question

    Rick,

    I found an old post by you on another forum here that involved you putting the factory heat shield back on in order to prevent hot start problems. I need one as this was one thing that...
  5. Erik, I've got photos of the bare sheet metal;...

    Erik,
    I've got photos of the bare sheet metal; there wasn't any repair necessary to the exterior items (fenders, quarterpanels, etc.) except for minor ding repair on the driver's door. Also, the...
  6. Rick, There's some interior photos in my album...

    Rick,

    There's some interior photos in my album (Community, Albums, then choose mine). The shot of the rear seat alone is the only in progress shot; the others of the interior are obviously after...
  7. Bruce, Everything - engine, transmission,...

    Bruce,

    Everything - engine, transmission, drive train, rear end, body work - was done by the restorer, Terry Doyle. He has retired from active auto repair, closing his shop (Terry Doyle...
  8. Adam, et. al.: I finally figured out how to...

    Adam, et. al.:

    I finally figured out how to get my photos uploaded (at least 10 at a time); they're in an album. The 20 uploaded so far are "in progress" photos. We have nice weather today so...
  9. No silly questions when it comes to restoring...

    No silly questions when it comes to restoring these things. The 3 year time frame was a product primarily of the restorer's (Terry Doyle) work demands. He was restoring other vehicles, running his...
  10. Actually I have a ton of in progress photos...

    Actually I have a ton of in progress photos (since it took 3 years, I should have a bunch!). The problem is sorting out which ones to upload. I'll try to pick some representative ones that tell the...
  11. I've told my son that when I get too old to take...

    I've told my son that when I get too old to take care of it, it's his (probably another 10-15 years). I figure it's good for another 40; it'll be up to him what to do with it at that point. I'll be...
  12. Nope, no pinstripes when we got her back in '73.

    Nope, no pinstripes when we got her back in '73.
  13. Thanks for the complements, guys. I have to...

    Thanks for the complements, guys. I have to correct some errata in my original post: Terry's daughter's name is Bridgid, not Bridget. And Quality Plating of Sterling IL (Gary Schultz) did the...
  14. 1971 Centurion Frame off Restoration Complete (just 3 years & 7 days after starting)

    Gentlemen,

    I am happy to inform you that the frame off restoration of my 71 Centurion convertible is complete. I have attached a few photos of the exterior, both at the shop when done and at...
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    GM Mark of Excellence sticker locations

    My 71 convertible restoration is finished but I've got 2 stickers that sport the GM logo (the silver letters GM over the phrase in smaller type "Mark of Excellence" inside a silver bar, all on a blue...
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    Plenum Chamber Drain Tube needed

    Need the referenced part for my 71 convertible. Is located on left side of firewall and drains water from windshield/wipers. Picture of my bad one and drawing from chassis manual attached. Need...
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    I'm in need of the left Plenum Chamber Drain Tube...

    I'm in need of the left Plenum Chamber Drain Tube (both if you have them, left & right are identical). It's the rubber tube that attaches to the left/right side of the firewall that funnel the...
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