Ill keep this open to future posts, verses scattering stuff about this project all about the board.
Thank you sausagemit! Got the handles, painted them up and installed. Word of caution to those thinking about these handles, the quality is very low, and the fitment is horrible. This is by far the most “rice” thing I have on my car, in a literal sense. Only do it if you must have the look. I had to drill another hole in the car to fasten the handle (the hole opposite the mechanism is almost 1” off). I also had to make the hole on the mechanism side oblong for it to line up properly. On top of that it took a couple tries to get the striker at a nice feel.
I installed a 13.5” Grant GT wheel. Do yourself a favor, if you ever put a wheel in, get the proper euro adapter. I have the standard one, and my wheel is about 1.5” from the instrument cluster. Its not to bad (if your hand fits), but if I get annoyed ill have to fab up a 3 in or so spacer between the adapter and the wheel.
Repainted the hood, removed the silver striped segments on the sides, and went with a semi gloss black instead of flat, looks cleaner IMO
Yep, no more grabber green, sprayed over some engine parts with a translucent metallic blue.
(and yes, my washer fluid reservoir is a water bottle with a Buick washer pump inside ).
Progress with continue as time allows…
Thanks for checking it out.