Point_Oh’s 1994 GT Convertible - Phase One: Restoration

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  1. Point_Oh

    Point_Oh New Member

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    I think I’ll make my first post here about the start of my 94 GT's restoration.
    I picked it up a year ago with 98K miles. I think it was more of a project than the previous owner wanted to take on.
    It’s had a rough life…

    Took the Bra off for the first time
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    It went down hill when I took her to the car wash...
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    Look at that tan line
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    Walk around - Fade, Dents, and Damage...
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    These are the replacement parts I've purchased so far..
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    I've still got a few odds and ends to pick up for the exterior but nothing that'll stop her from going under the knife come November.

    Thanks for taking a look!
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Alright! Looking forward to this project!
     
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    I recognize that cervinis hood!!!!

    And I thought I'd be the only one on here with it............ :-(


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    That's funny! One of the reasons I went with that hood is because I couldn't find pictures of it on anyone's ride.
     
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    Too late to send back now ;)
     
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    Welcome! Good choice on the new body parts, Looking forward to seeing it come together
     
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    welcome to the insanity.
    It doesn't look terribly bad, Just need some love.
     
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    So I'm continuing the teardown and I'm trying to figure out how to take off some trim w/out damaging it. Any help would be appreciated.

    Window trim on the doors
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    Trim around the top.
    I have no idea how to remove #1. I can see screws I can access once the trunk is up for #2 - is that all that's needed?
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    The door window trim just slides up off of the pinch weld. There might be a screw on the back side of the door but that can be seen,
    Roll down the window to get movement to rock it back and forth while carefully using s putty knife on the outside,
    I can't help you with the vert trim.
     
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    I got the mirrors, side skirts, wing, and rear trim off today

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    Since I couldn't find any info on how to remove the trim I figured I'd put up some pics.

    #1 - Pull up on the inside window trim on both sides
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    #2 - Remove the two screws that hold the outside trim on.
    #3 - You'll need a screwdriver that's long enough to fit trough the frame for the top.
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    #4 - Remove all the screws holding the back trim down.
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    All the pieces will just lift off now.
    *Note* the side trim slides into the back one so be careful not to bend them.
     
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    I was finishing the removal of the interior and trunk parts when I decided to remove the taillights and center part of the trunk lid. I took the picture before I removed the Ford badge.

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    Might be for sale or trade...:wink:
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    I got the rear bumper, 3rd break light, hood, head lights, head light support, and front bumper off today. Those tabs on the front bumper (under the head lights) are a pain in the ass! I plan on taking a Dremel to the new one and remove ‘em.


    All thats left is exterior window trim, cowl, and the side vents and she’ll be ready for paint!
     
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    Nice project. Bringing 'em back from the dead, or at least the critical list, is a good thing.
     
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    I have the same color car and started at the same spot. It takes time and hard work but its all worth it i promise. I love pulling up to new corvettes in a convertible and saying bye bye lol. Keep up the great work. Its an amazing feeling driving around in a old sn95 vert that is a neck breaker.
     
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    So I recently got some parts in and today I was test fitting the fog lights and ran into a problem. My car is a 94 GT and I picked up 96-98 Cobra fogs; they have different brackets. I haven't found any write-ups on them so I hope someone here knows how they mount up or what I need to make them work.
     
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    Body shop just sent me this pic

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    It starts today!!
     
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    All dents/dings popped and pulled, the drivers rear 1/4 and door are fixed, fender gap corrected, and all unwanted holes filled. Time to prep the trim, bumpers, hood, and wing.

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    Nice! What's the estimated completion for paint?
     
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    2 maybe 3 months; he's doing it as a side project.