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Old 10-27-2003, 01:44 AM   #21
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is your engine any quieter/warm up faster?
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Old 10-27-2003, 01:52 AM   #22
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how did you do it? mine'* dropping dust on me... dealer item?

i'd go with the pontiac arrowhead low, the SSEi about mid, and eaton inside high, to keep the image balanced
Yeah. Where'd you get it? I like this project.
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Where'd I GET it? I got it from my car! That'* the original. I just re-covered it......hence the name of this topic, eh?

Go buy some craft felt. Buy it off a 36" wide bolt at the fabric store. Get 5 or 6 feet. This should cost you about 5 bucks.

Take off the original, and beat it with a broom to get the loose stuff off. Cut off any tatters. Buy 3M spray adhesive #90 (the strongest they make). Spray it on the original insulator. Spray the same stuff on the back of the felt....an area more than you need, so you know you got the edges. After about 10 minutes, apply the felt, pushing it into the contours. Keep working it off and on for about an hour while you watch TV.

After an hour, trim it to the original dimensions with scissors or a razor blade. Poke 11 holes in it, and cut out for the light.

Print out whatever graphics you want, and cut out a stencil. Apply some WEAK spray adhesive suitable for 'repositionable bonds'. I used Duro. Put your stencils where you want them. Now simply spray paint what you want. Use a paint for fabric, vinyl, or wicker. Something that can flex a little. I used some weird stuff....Krylon Webbing spray. Goes on kinda spattered. I also hand-outlined the logos after they dried with the fabric paint that comes in a little plastic bottle with the nozzle. Any craft store or fabric store will have it.

Re-install. It cost me less than 25 bucks, which is good considering the dealer wants alot more than that. And it took a total of about 3 hours while I watched TV. The house stunk for awhile, but that'* ok. I divorced the nose.
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Each of the letters needs to have a border around it. Roughly (very roughly) like this with a Pontiac sign behind it...


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that is sweet as hell. when you gonna do mine??? j/k
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I did something similar, this is how mine turned out
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ooh oooh ooh pick me, pick me

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I did something similar, this is how mine turned out
Now, that looks good...how did Will'* next try turn out? He dun?!?

(Oh, wait...hand surgery... ...nevermind...)
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good job will i like
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I dug up this old post cause I was looking to paint the rear lid carpet with something. Good one Will
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