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Seats are finished. Seat backs and bottom are covered in an automotive felt with a bound edge. Even though you don't see much of it, it had to be nice. I didn't expect to do something this nice for the car but like everything else, it just get away from you.

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Now this forces me to up my game on the rest of the interior which I originally wanted to be like a stripped out race car.

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Superb. Great work as always.
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Looking gooood!!!!
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Thanks Guys, Yeah I'm loving the seats!

I decided to lay up another rear visor. Not sure if I will use it yet on this car but I wanted to have it just in case. Once I trim it up I'll put it in place and decide if it fits this car and the vision I have for it, probably yes .... LOL

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After getting the garage cleaned up after two weeks of part building I worked on the rear visor.
Trimmed up and ready for primer and paint. I guess I have decided to use it on this car too.

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The odd color is because I used the last of my white gelcoat and what was left of a quart of tooling gel to make the last few parts.
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Wow I canít get over those seats! They look amazing.
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Got my proportioning valve plumbed in today. Keep in mind, this car is supposed to look like a race car, that's why its not hidden.

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I also mounted an oil breather box. Rather then mounting in the engine compartment, I decided to do it a little different. Mounting hardware will be polished stainless carriage bolts during final assemble.
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Wow I canít get over those seats! They look amazing.
I think they fit the car very nicely! The orange stitching and blue racing harness will go nicely with the gulf racing colors on the body.

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The shelf behind the seats will also have the black vinyl with diamond pattern stitched into the lids.
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Got a parts delivery today. New fan shroud and my oil coolers.
I'm doing one on each side. Both will have a thermostatically controlled fan.
The exhaust will be wrapped and I may even make a heat shield if I feel its necessary.
I also got a few brake parts in to finish up my brakes.

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Its been a few weeks since anything has been done on this car. I have been doing plenty on cars motors etc just not the 069 car.

The 114 car has gotten some attention as I have been doing a few things for the new owner so that has eaten up some of my garage time.

So the update for the 069 car is that in a recent VW parts acquisition, I came across a real goodie. At first I thought I'd just turn it and make a quick buck but like with everything else in life, nothing is certain.

The new power plant for the 069 car is going to be a real vintage Dino motor. One of the 6 motors I recently bought is a ARPM Dry Sump Race Motor. 94 x 87 stroke. At almost 2.4L I'm thinking this thing should be a beast. I will be doing a complete rebuild on the motor to freshen it up and to make it more street-able ( likely a cam change and new heads ). I still haven't cracked the case, fingers crossed its as good inside as I think it will be. A new transaxle will also likely be needed as well. Since I'm doing this car as a vintage Gulf-Sterling race car, I see it only fitting it has the power to back that up.

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None of what I bought came with any info on its history or its condition, so its been a crap shoot so far. I've broken down 3 motors so far and have found lots of good parts. Only one suffered from oil starvation but its still mostly salvageable.
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