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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattle Trap View Post
    This is a flat face. Most replacement rotors don't even have that little chamfer on the edge. Deleted the pic after helping another friend, but an angled face only comes out an 1/8" from the dust cap before tapering back at 45. You can convert to that style with an angle grinder and somebody to spin the rotor at a steady speed. Just brace the grinder on something like a jack stand for a clean even cut.
    Success ! I had a friend with a machine shop turn the hubs down to about 67mm and the wheels are on the car now! it is only about 3-4mm he had to take off, rotor now looks like the smaller hub ones in your pic. I 1st went to 2 machine shops in town that are close by and they both refused to do it due to liability issue. Anyway, I am quite happy now that the wheels are on the car, thanks for all the advice and thoughts everyone!
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    The rotors after taking some meat of the hubs:
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    Success! Wheel is mounted nicely:
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    Took a few pics of mine at work. That way at least they are sunlit instead of flash...

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    Connected the transmission lines and added fluids. The positive battery terminal was beaten and broke so I replaced both terminal ends. The negative cable insulation was deteriorating so that was replaced too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublechaz View Post
    Took a few pics of mine at work. That way at least they are sunlit instead of flash...
    awseome thanks for the pics. Man, it would almost be a shame to paint that thing, I'm kinda loving the look of it the way it is! Wheels look good too

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77superpak View Post
    Connected the transmission lines and added fluids. The positive battery terminal was beaten and broke so I replaced both terminal ends. The negative cable insulation was deteriorating so that was replaced too.
    Good deal...always nice to get the little things done...progress

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    I mocked up and then mounted the rear bumper yesterday, decided to go with the fiberglas bumpers, while I actually prefer the look of the original chrome bumpers, I couldn't justify hanging that much weight on the front and back at the moment. I also wanted the protection of the real bumpers after what happened to John on this car running the glass bumpers, but I am missing some of the mounting hardware for the rear bumper. I already had the original bumper mounted on the front, but removed it yesterday to replace w glass, I couldn't run one chrome metal bumper and one firberglas bumper , would be too mis-matched...plus the bumpers are not in the greatest condition. I priced out having them re-chromed last week and they wanted $2600... not really in the budget. Anyway, I am quite happy that I have the bumper situation squared away...brings me one step closer to the road.

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    I usually have my bumpers rechromed at TriCity. http://www.tricityplating.com/ $525 each US without exchange last time I checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 77rr2x4s View Post
    I usually have my bumpers rechromed at TriCity. http://www.tricityplating.com/ $525 each US without exchange last time I checked.
    This quote was from Cambridge Chrome. Mind you they do pick them up and deliver them for free & apparently do awesome work, but still $2600 was like Wow,. Thanks for the link I will check it out, would eventually like to have re-chromed steel bumpers

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    Tri City has been pretty much the go to people for very nice chrome bumpers and fair prices. Some other places around here would charge about $1200 each or more. Crazy huh. $525 without having to ship them a core is pretty good deal IMO. I usually drop off my core to them when they go to Carlilse and pick up there too.
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    Probably won't do any good for you but, I had mine done by Fondulac Bumper Exchange, ironically enough, down in Fondulac WI. Their route van picked them up, during the daily route to the body shops in the area, at my house and delivered them back to my house for $820 for the pair and they are 99.8% flawless. Way better than I ever expected. Add in the $300 for two excellent bumper cores from Jim and it still wasn't too bad for a pair of perfect bumpers in the grand scheme of things.
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