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Old January 31st, 2016, 07:39 PM
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After seeing the recent Congleton restored RRC I have decided to start on my 25th. It's a rust free example with door dings and some faded paint, but still a really nice example. The plan is to get it back to as perfect as possible. The truck stays in Atlanta in my mothers garage since I'm out of garage space in Nashville, so updates will be somewhat sporadic. Tonight I installed some new Truck-Lite headlamps and have started sorting out a few other bits and making a parts list.

Tomorrow I will start removing the tint so it can be redone and give it an oil change and a bath.
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Old January 31st, 2016, 07:42 PM
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Any idea what the best method to reattach the tail lamp bracket to the rear glass is?



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Old January 31st, 2016, 07:53 PM
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Looks like old solder welds to foil on glass. If so, then how about JB? Some of the lePage and loctite metal epoxies are money as well.
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Old January 31st, 2016, 08:55 PM
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I do wonder if rear view mirror glue will work?
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Old January 31st, 2016, 09:25 PM
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I don't think you should do the work. Instead, you should get rid of it. In fact, given we live in the same city, I would be willing to take it off your hands so you dont have to worry about it any more.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 06:51 AM
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good luck with the restore, good base to start with...taking the tint off is a big pain. I did it on two prior cars I had...hours and hours with a hair dryer and razor blade will get it done.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 07:32 AM
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I hope you still have the plastic dingus that goes on the glass. The best glue I know for something like that is Gorilla brand super glue. I would clamp the bracket over night to be certain. Odd, I have never seen one of those brackets fall off!
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Old February 1st, 2016, 07:44 AM
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good luck with the restore, good base to start with...taking the tint off is a big pain. I did it on two prior cars I had...hours and hours with a hair dryer and razor blade will get it done.
It's best to pick up a heat gun for this and heat from the outside.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 08:51 AM
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It's best to pick up a heat gun for this and heat from the outside.
I brought my heat gun... I will give gorilla glue a shot, I still have the bracket it was rattling around in the cover
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Old February 1st, 2016, 11:36 AM
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good to know about the heat gun...I always feared it would be touch much heat but good to know it works.


re: the glue, I was up at 3am this morning because I couldn't sleep and saw an infomercial on the "5 second fix" with UV light bonding...they glued a broken tow cable together and pulled a truck with it so surely it will hold a brake light mount
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Old February 1st, 2016, 12:04 PM
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So I got the tint off the front two windows, the rear windows will have to wait. The heat Gun worked fine. The DS window had a bunch of glue left over which sucked, but Windex and a razor got it. The passenger side came off very easily. Click image for larger version

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Nice work. It's looking good. Hey, do you happen to have a green glass windshield? Could have just been the weather, but I can't quite tell.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 05:16 PM
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I have a spare can of LRC458 aspen silver spray paint if you want it. Might be good for small interior touch ups. I touched up the rear gate on my 25th and then a few spots of the hood of the Aspen Silver ed. and it matched very well. Better on the aspen than the 25th as I think the rear gate was a little more faded. You can order from here too if you need more (http://www.automotivetouchup.com)
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Old February 1st, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Your truck looks really clean. Look forward to connecting and seeing it in person some day
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Old February 1st, 2016, 06:07 PM
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Are you going to put more tint on it?? your perfect door panels will fade in the sun without it like mine did in the front.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 07:09 PM
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Nice work. It's looking good. Hey, do you happen to have a green glass windshield? Could have just been the weather, but I can't quite tell.
Thanks, the windshield is just the standard factory glass, no tint. I will be putting new tint on, but the current tint is pretty old and has a silverish color to it. I'll probably go pretty dark and I think I'm going to search for a good set of TWR wheels and have them powder coated in black or a gun metal color like my DII... Click image for larger version

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Looks great. I added the Trucklites to my 25th as well - so much more light at night now. I got rid of the tint on mine and will be keeping it off.
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LED's and tint are a match made in heaven
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Old February 1st, 2016, 11:09 PM
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Normally I'm not a fan of tint on classics, but I know the tint saved the interior on this one. I will have to pull the ski jump and have it reveneered, but all of the other wood is in good shape. I think it would look good with tint and black wheels...
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