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soonercruiser 04 Apr 2018 10:18 pm

SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Well, "IT" BEGINS!!!

First things first...
I clay barred the whole car, and gave her a coat of Ice Wax this weekend.

https://i.imgur.com/pKclqQB.jpg

Then I ordered some replacement reverse lights on eBay, and installed them Monday.
The "smoked" lenses that were on her didn't allow even enough light to illuminate the concrete behind her when the back-up camera was on.

https://i.imgur.com/ip04qNM.jpg

Today, I had to go to a local shop to get the lug nuts loosened, as the previous owner let someone waaaayyyy over-torque them.
Then, when I removed them, the hubs were rusted onto the wheels too! :(

So, I then took the front wheels off, and on the passenger side replaced the dead horn.
While I was in those areas, I pulled the fog lamps, and sanded and clear-coated them.
Headlamp lenses gonna need the same. :(

Eventually I'm gonna need to replace the instrument cluster bulbs with LEDs.
I can hardly read the gauges at night.
I did this on my 2005 GT convertible also.

PTpreacher 04 Apr 2018 10:54 pm

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Sooner, it's good to have you back, I have always enjoyed your input to the
Forum. And I am also a fellow Okie! Was born over in Okmulgee. Lived in Bixby until 1953 when my family moved to Northern California. I will be watching your build here! :)Pt preacher

_PTGT03 05 Apr 2018 12:28 am

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
looks great as is. why dont you want to buy another to modify the panels ?

chuzz 06 Apr 2018 07:24 am

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Looks great, Frank. I love the two tone paint scheme on some of the PT's I've seen. Can you post a good pic of the front end? That grille kind of reminds me of a Chrysler 300.

Gkon 06 Apr 2018 11:09 am

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
I love that two tone, silver on top/black on bottom paint job! I've only ever seen it the other way around which is what I was planning to do to mine, if I ever could afford a full paint job.

Now you got me thinking...

rckstein 06 Apr 2018 06:08 pm

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Frank-

You need to update your forum avatar to match your new ride :coolblue:

soonercruiser 06 Apr 2018 06:29 pm

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by _PTGT03 (Post 685604)
looks great as is. why dont you want to buy another to modify the panels ?

Because...I have too much tied up in this!

https://i.imgur.com/gSNjJSQ.jpg

soonercruiser 06 Apr 2018 06:31 pm

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gkon (Post 685733)
I love that two tone, silver on top/black on bottom paint job! I've only ever seen it the other way around which is what I was planning to do to mine, if I ever could afford a full paint job.

Now you got me thinking...

Actually it's a Audi VW Gray on top!
I they have to too much to do with the paint, I was thinking of converting to PS2 - Silver metallic on top.
Here's a closer shot of the gray.

https://i.imgur.com/jggqJ4k.jpg

soonercruiser 06 Apr 2018 06:33 pm

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chuzz (Post 685722)
Looks great, Frank. I love the two tone paint scheme on some of the PT's I've seen. Can you post a good pic of the front end? That grille kind of reminds me of a Chrysler 300.

Chuzz,

It's the PTeaser Roadstar grille, painted black.
Kinda goes with the color theme.
Red pinstripe is too hard to see.


https://i.imgur.com/jggqJ4k.jpg

soonercruiser 06 Apr 2018 06:34 pm

Re: SOONERCRUISER's Panel Van Conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PTpreacher (Post 685602)
Sooner, it's good to have you back, I have always enjoyed your input to the
Forum. And I am also a fellow Okie! Was born over in Okmulgee. Lived in Bixby until 1953 when my family moved to Northern California. I will be watching your build here! :)Pt preacher

Thanks Preacher!
If it gets too bad in Kal-E-Fornica, you can always move back!
;)


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