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Old 20 Nov 2020, 05:03 pm
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Default Fixin' SOOO BIG's bumpers. Puttin' on new chrome.

SOOO BIG's bumpers were repaired and primed yesterday.
Goes back in shop Monday/Tuesday for final bumper paint and cure.
$300.00 for labor, $100.00 for paint.
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Five piece set of chrome bumper trim on Ebay @ wholesale prices.
$79.95 for
four inserts, item # 312901559394
$64.95 for center piece, item # 313144465373. total $144.90 from wcsuppliers
Test fit perfectly.
Looks like something Chrysler was planning on as an option if they stayed with the
first model front and rear end. I've always preferred the first model styling.

Just got an email from wcsuppliers. Remaining center piece stock reduced to $61.40
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Cheap 3/8" Chinese quarter round chrome belt trim installed in 2014 turned dull silver.
40 feet of American made 3/8" half round chrome trim for $54.00 will replace it.
PT Sedan needs a bit over 30 feet so I'll have some to spare.
I used 3/8" trim as it's narrow enough to pass under the hood emblem.

Measurements.
Rear hatch-48 1/2", Hood-107", Front doors-41 1/8" X 2, Rear doors-37 5/8" X 2,
Rear quarters-25 1/2", right quarter needs cut out for fuel door.
Make all your end cuts square at 90 degrees. Trying to match the angled edge of each
unit isn't worth the effort.
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The used salvage yard emblems, put on in 2014, needed replacing.
A LIMITED/EDITION emblem @ $52.84 and two PT CRUISER emblems @$54.00
ordered on Ebay.

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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chromed Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles/guards , PRND3-1 Bezel, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim. Cool Vanilla White shift ball, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry. Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers. Back up Camera, 7" Monitor.

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Gonna look sharp as ever when finished!
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Old 25 Nov 2020, 05:20 pm
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Got SOOO BIG back this morning. By using half pints of specifically mixed Cool Vanilla White for front and back bumpers, Aubrey achieved a perfect match.
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Aubrey will install the chrome in mid December, along with resolving a few things he spotted.
My touch up anomalies on the right front fender and hood. Need repainting. My fault, these were stone chips that I'd spot brushed with base paint but failed to do a good seal with clear. The porosity of the flat coat didn't protect the chip.
Additionally he's gonna clay bar the complete surface to restore the old paint.

Some where around an additional $200.00 but well worth it.
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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chromed Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles/guards , PRND3-1 Bezel, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim. Cool Vanilla White shift ball, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry. Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers. Back up Camera, 7" Monitor.

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Old 11 Dec 2020, 07:35 am
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SOOO BIG goes back to Aubrey for the second round of work on Monday the 14th.
Warm days in Florida next week. M-77, T-76, W-73, T-70.
Sand, color spot and clear coat hood and right fender.
Clay bar complete surface.
Install new chrome trim.
Front and rear bumper trim.
3/8" belt trim.
LIMITED
and PT CRUISER lettering.
EDITION

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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chromed Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles/guards , PRND3-1 Bezel, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim. Cool Vanilla White shift ball, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry. Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers. Back up Camera, 7" Monitor.

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Old 20 Dec 2020, 06:28 pm
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SOOO BIG goes back for the third round of work on Monday the 21st.
Last week Aubrey did an excellent job of removing all the belt trim
and did a prep wash for the next stage. Seems necked without the belt trim.
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Sand, color spot and clear coat hood and right fender. Clay bar complete surface.
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Once the repainting has cured Aubrey'll install,
new front and rear five piece chrome bumper trim, 3/8" chrome belt trim and
LIMITED and PT CRUISER lettering on rear hatch.
EDITION
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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chromed Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles/guards , PRND3-1 Bezel, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim. Cool Vanilla White shift ball, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry. Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers. Back up Camera, 7" Monitor.
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Old 21 Dec 2020, 04:03 pm
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Here's a photo Aubrey sent me of the progress on the right fender and hood.
Mark on hood .............................................V
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Mark on right fender
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Filled, primed ready for block sanding.

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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chromed Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles/guards , PRND3-1 Bezel, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim. Cool Vanilla White shift ball, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry. Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers. Back up Camera, 7" Monitor.

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Hood and fender primed, blocked for re-paint.
Splash guard will be moved out of way by disconnecting back of fender liner.
I have the special socket to remove the aerial.
With the removal of windshield squirters and hood emblem,
hood and fender stripped and ready for finish painting.

Five-piece Chrome bumper trim set and rear hatch Chrome emblems installed tomorrow.


Chrome belt trim will install Monday after Christmas.

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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chromed Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles/guards , PRND3-1 Bezel, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim. Cool Vanilla White shift ball, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry. Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers. Back up Camera, 7" Monitor.
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Old 23 Dec 2020, 06:23 pm
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WOW! Hood and fender done.
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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chromed Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles/guards , PRND3-1 Bezel, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim. Cool Vanilla White shift ball, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry. Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers. Back up Camera, 7" Monitor.

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SOOO BIG's new bumper chrome and rear hatch emblems installed.
Monday clay-bar finish, wax, replace hood emblem, install 3/8" chrome belt trim . Then the project's complete.

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The work's done on SOOO BIG.
The Clay Bar and waxing treatment makes the finish look like a repaint.
The new chrome is a welcome addition.


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