Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#61 Post by Kevin Wills » Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:56 pm

Thanks Antoine! Making slow progress on reassembly. Enjoying seeing the painted car every time I go out to the garage to work on it.

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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#62 Post by Kevin Wills » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:53 am

Starting to look like a car again. Going to have to get moving on getting my new engine's rotating mass balanced and another batch of powder coat soon.
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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#63 Post by Trond Vidar » Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:34 am

Looking good, looks like you have until 2023 to finish it in 10 years, way to go it make me feel better with my own project schedules ;)

Are those fog lights OEM or repro/classic Hella? If repros are you happy with the quality?

Over here NOS originals sometimes show up at a decent price, like these old Bosch lamps, "close but no cigar" not the right ones for the 356 but what lovely production quality.
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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#64 Post by Kevin Wills » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:37 pm

Thanks Trond. Appreciate the reply. I was wondering if anyone was even looking for me to bother posting updates. Also glad I could be of service with my project's slow progress. :D

The fog lights are original Hellas, albeit slightly later than my car. Lenses are repros as the originals were severely pitted.

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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#65 Post by Kevin Wills » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:41 pm

Most of the dash is out of the way. Wiring the new triple combo guage was fun (sense the sarcasm?).
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#66 Post by Trond Vidar » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:30 pm

Sharp looking dash and instruments, looks like they have been away for rebuild? They remind me that I have to send away my bouncy rev counter for rebuild. The triple combo gauge is for what, later gauge for a 91x?

Most (car)forums seem to be getting more quiet, I suppose more and more people spend time on social media and less in old style forums? I feel the same happens on Pelican, Rennlist, Ferrarichat, the E-typeforum to name a few.
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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#67 Post by Kevin Wills » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:29 am

Hi Trond. Gauges were done some years ago by North Hollywood. The combo gauge was built by them - they call it 904 triple cluster. I wanted to add an oil pressure gauge without drilling another hole in the dash or removing the clock.

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#68 Post by Puygranier Antoine » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:19 pm

Gauges are looking really great! Love this "904" triple gauge!

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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#69 Post by Kevin Wills » Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:28 am

Bumpers are on and headliner is going in. My first headliner, but I think it is turning out OK.
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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#70 Post by Trond Vidar » Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:37 am

The headliner looks fine, good job and roll up the sleeves the spring is lurking. :)

Lovely color, my '63 coupe should have the same color, never fancied very bright whites on curvey cars as they (to me) hide the curves and shapes of a car but add "yellowish" and it's another story.

A few years ago we had to respray a door after fixing bubbles down on the passenger door, the paint was scanned and the '63 had a 98% match on mustang wimbledon white.
OK, its wearing the color of a ponycar now, but it sure looks good. It cant be much difference.

Wimbledon white from the internet.
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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#71 Post by Kevin Wills » Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:16 am

Hi Trond. The pictures in the garage don't really reflect the color all that well, it is actually not that yellow - it is, for sure, a little darker than the original white as evidenced by the paint under the dash that I saved. Agree about your comment on the bright whites. The C Ivory is too light for me...

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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#72 Post by Kevin Wills » Thu May 26, 2022 9:21 pm

Still lots of debugging and a punch list of unfinished items left to do, but together enough to put some miles on the new engine and rebuilt transmission. Glad to be behind the windshield killing bugs, finally!
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#73 Post by Kevin Wills » Thu May 26, 2022 9:28 pm

A couple more.
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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#74 Post by C J Murray » Fri May 27, 2022 8:32 am

Same car different lighting, Wimbledon white(close to Ivory).
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Re: Restoration of my 1962 Super 90 Sunroof Coupe

#75 Post by Kevin Wills » Fri May 27, 2022 9:01 am

White really is influenced by lighting. That's a pretty big difference in your 2 pictures.

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