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    After going backwards for a week( put liquid in the rad and it leaked even after a recore which they say they pressure test?)Getting the rad back soon and making some head way on other stuff. My Friend Jeff Gable who has painted all my Mopars took a shot at the Organisol Black on the hood----turned out pretty nice after 3 attemps at sealing the original 45 yr old fiberglass hood lots of fish eyes in the beginning. Air box is done and installed(new top gasket is a pain to get to lay down right). I installed all the glass along with the polished stainless trim over the past 2 weekends IMG_20140209_165918.jpg IMG_20140209_165737.jpg IMG_20140209_171423.jpg IMG_20140209_173203.jpg IMG_20140209_173439.jpg IMG_20140209_173447.jpg IMG_20140209_173520.jpg IMG_20140209_202230.jpg IMG_20140217_192701.jpg IMG_20140217_195348.jpg IMG_20140217_195401.jpg --I think it will be able to make its first appearance at Mega Speed 14 in Toronto Mar 21-23 after all as long as the rad doesn't let me down lol.
     
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      There are no words to describe this restoration.
      best I've ever seen.
       
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      Wow-- thanks for that 70GTX, don't if my head is going to fit thru my shop door now lol.
      Hope to fire this one up by the end of the month , picking up my stock Gardner exhaust system this week in NY, that should do it underneath.
      Will work at getting the interior complete over the next wk and a half just waiting for a few small missing and wornout trim pcs to come in.
       
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      Worked at getting the stock exhaust kit installed on the bee, got to give the guys at Gardner Exhaust a tip of the hat as they run a class act, I could not believe how nice and exact everything fit and lined up, even the fit to the manifolds was bang on flush--install was breeze all hangers clamps etc. are supplied.Finished steel wheels and Goodyear G70 tires mounted --on the home stretch with this thing!!! IMG_20140222_133455.jpg IMG_20140222_133644.jpg IMG_20140223_123936.jpg IMG_20140223_124004.jpg IMG_20140223_130643.jpg IMG_20140223_140932.jpg IMG_20140223_141100.jpg
       
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        Hopefully the weather comes quick so you can start to enjoy it!
         
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        If I ever win the 649 or lottomax, I'm gonna own that car.
         
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        Got the rad back in the car full of anti freeze --no drips all is good, now I can prepare to fire it up. Got a tip on dyeing the seat belts from hunt2elk so I did that and hung them up to dry in the same horney fashion.Got carpeting and seats to install this week then start the thing up, cut and polish the paint and install the tail strip this weekend if all goes as planned. IMG_20140226_204426.jpg IMG_20140226_204459.jpg IMG_20140226_220916.jpg IMG_20140223_204656.jpg IMG_20140226_221012.jpg
         
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          If I showed this resto to a friend of mine, he would drool at the extensive work going into this.
           
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          [video]VID_20140301_130250[/video]It's alive !! Pretty good start up just a few 6 pack gas leaks to deal with----sounds sweet!!!!!

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          That didn't work lol
           
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          What a tease! Hopefully you can get a vid that will work... it's typically easier to upload to youtube but you need to have an account.. If you want me to upload it to my YouTube channel for you and post it just pm me for my email address
           
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          I will get a flick of it running soon, just been busy with all the final little things--interior is complete, kind of funny made sure got paint on the manifolds like the factory did for originality and that was gone at startup in about 10 minutes quite the smoke show lol. Finished the final cut and polish last night--just like glass looks great.
          If any of you canucks are going to Mega Speed in T.O. next Friday stop by and say hi as the BEE will be in Hall 1, hope ya like it.Also could not resist letting the Darts out for a little fresh air getting impatient with this *#@!!winter thing. IMG_20140303_143601.jpg
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            thanks for sharing ,looking awesome :headbang:
             
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            that is one beautiful car!!!
             
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            Got to be one of the nicest cars I've ever seen, great work.
             
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            Thanks for your compliments guys---appreciate it.
             
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            Nice to see pavement under the darts Gary:
            BEE is looking awesome and I can't wait to see it sitting in Toronto.

            Talk to you soon: Dave
             
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            The car looks awesome- great work!!!!!

            Love those A12's! :icon_thumright:
             
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            I've never been to Mega Speed before but I think I'm going to try and make it next weekend. Is your car just there on the Friday? I'll stop and say hello if I see it for sure
             
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            Well I entered and showed the Bee at the Mega Speed Custom Car and Truck show in Toronto this past weekend and the interest was overwelming.
            Was in with some pretty high end built stuff and the factory stock bee came out of smelling like a rose.
            It won best 60's Street Stock Award As well as the award for 2nd place for the top 10 cars in the show.
            Kinda cool for this A12 and my first B body resto. IMG_20140323_171154.jpg IMG_20140320_171138.jpg IMG_20140321_123944.jpg IMG_20140321_124010.jpg IMG_20140323_175240.jpg

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            One more shot i thought was neat. IMG_20140321_184409.jpg
             
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            Congrats! you deserve it.
             
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