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Offline mymcodebee

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Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
« on: October 12, 2020, 01:53:59 pm »
Installing the carpet in my RC and am looking for detail pics of how the factory cut around the factory roll bars.  Can anyone help with?  I have an old carpet of my brother for template on the holes but his was a 74 with no roll bar. 

 Also whats the scoop with the gas filler bump out.   Guess I just make my own there as nothing showed up with the kit.  Thank you for any pics.

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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 05:25:57 pm »
    wow that truck looks f'ing great!

    I can't help you with the carpet, but I will take a picture of a factory side panel piece and show you how it covers the filler neck bump.

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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 06:23:04 pm »
    wow that truck looks f'ing great!


    Indeed!
    That is ORANGE!
    What flavor is that color?
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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 09:43:04 pm »
    Hey mods.  Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section. 
    The truck is a rust free CA 440 76 RC.
    It was originally tan/brown as you can see in the middle of the three RC's.
    We run a resto shop and I am typically working on the cars but the kids wanted to ride around in a Ramcharger so I am putting this one together.  They did not want the brown coloar scheme though and I switched to Hemi Orange and will have a macho paint scheme.  My brother has done quite a few in this scheme and you guys have probably seen a few of his.  I know where I am switching the color scheme around that is really not that important to get the carpet installed correctly but I might as well try to install it as correctly as I can. 
    Thanks for the compliments and any input any has on the carpet install. 

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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 10:25:50 pm »
    Love the Macho paint scheme!
    Nice work going on here!
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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 10:27:25 pm »
    Here is a picture of what I was told were OEM trim panels out of a 70's RC.

    Sorry about all the junk in the way.  I'm in the middle of organized chaos :)

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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 12:15:18 pm »
    That's a great photo.  Thank you.  Much cleaner than I was expecting it to look in that tank filler area. 
    Thank you.

    Very curious to see how crude the cut is around the rollbar if anyone can help. 
    Thank you.
    « Last Edit: October 13, 2020, 02:39:09 pm by mymcodebee »

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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 03:40:29 am »
    SWEET Project!!!!!
    Jim
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    1988 RC.440,4" lift,727 
    BIG BLOCKS RULE !!!!!!!
    440 pics

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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 08:34:31 am »
    Thank you.
     Digging through the parts now to try and put it back together. 
    I am used to working on the cars and had no idea some of parts you guys can't get your hands on..
    My brother has had quite of few of these but he always seems to get ones that are in really great shape and are not missing many parts I guess.. 
    Pretty tough to bring one of these back with the lack of repro parts.
    I was able to grab some decent priced NOS items which is not really possible with the cars.

    I just took a chunk of material over to our upholstery woman to order up some vinyl to recover this seat.
    I am guessing these arm rests must also be unobtainable?



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    Re: Newbie with a 76 big block RC.
    « Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 09:30:45 am »
    It would be easier to list what is obtainable than what is not. The repro list is very short. But no the arm rests are not obtainable.

     

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