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Last Indian

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Last Indian last won the day on June 30

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About Last Indian

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  • Birthday 11/08/1951

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    Northeast Ohio
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    Pretty much anything in motion, architectural design & work, sports, space & and why humans fail to learn from clear & obviously results of past generations!

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  1. It’s really great to see you back Strat! The car looks like a great find! I love the tan interior! I have always loved the black and gold combo with a light interior, as anyone who knows me and my 69Z might guess, great choice! I don’t know where the 305 is with mods or hp, but if it’s petty much stock you can get it up to a good 400hp, or anywhere in between if you so desired. I can understand your feelings of the loss of your wife and I’m glad you are somewhat better. I’ll keep you in my prayers! we are all glad you’re back, that’s for sure! Oh yeah! The gold pinstripe like the Bandits had that you mentioned would look killer. I think they used the same 3M gold I used on the 69, it’s an 03 gold. 03 are the last two digits in the 3M number that denotes the color, the rest of the number denotes how wide the stripe, the spacing of a double stripe, etc.
  2. Funny you should say that buddy! I looked at doing Justa that when I started this whole concept, but decided against it finally because there is no real support for that portion of the cover. Just three flimsy plastic arms/brackets that are part of the cover that attach to the impact bumper. I felt if I cut away all that material in the letters, and then cutting loose the outer corners and then reattaching them, that the area would just be very weak and floppy and might put to much load on the corner areas. Still, I may revisit it this winter. I have a couple of ideas as to how I might support and actually strengthen that area, while still being able to back light it.
  3. I would agree with Frosty about the tires & U joints. You could also have a bent rim or improperly seated rim. The grinding noise could also be brakes or a tranny gear.
  4. I believe at the bottom of the tracks that the window hardware runs in there is an L shaped bracket that has a piece of rubber on the foot (horizontal portion) of the L shaped bracket. That bracket has a bolt that you loosen to adjust it or remove it.
  5. Thank you! Saw Lucy on the Great Lakes page, really looks great! Everything oriented the way you wanted it to?
  6. Welcome, like JustA said, nice GTO, and trust me he knows first hand! He he has a beautiful “66” as well!
  7. Welcome, you’ll find a lot of info here.
  8. Well I’ve gotten most of of the back cover done, still a little detail work left. The PONTIAC lettering on the lower portion of the cover still has to have gold inlays. This is the current modified rear cover. No wheels sticking out past the rear cover fender area. The original cover is at the last picture. This shows how much the rear fenders stick out past the cover. Also installed the new Indian Head Original cover.
  9. Looks really good buddy! I don’t get much time to peruse so I’m just seeing this for the first time! So things oriented on the grille ok? Looks like it did. All of you guys have your cars looking good!
  10. Got one step closer to finishing the Indian for this year with the back cover & splitter. Another week or two then it should be done. The splitter had to be raised about 2” because it sets so far forward when coming in or out of steep areas it would scrap the bottom edge. In reality it sits no lower than the air dam on my Buick, but that air dam is only a foot forward of the front tires. The splitter sits about 3’ forward of the front tires!!
  11. What Ringo said! Whatever the market will bear, but that said it won’t bring much, sorry! I like the “97”-“03” GPs a lot, they even had a lot more potential than most folks realize if modified correctly. Still as a rule they are not sought after as a collector car, at least not yet. As a rule the aftermarket versions by SLP or MPD bring the most money, some as much as $20,000. IMO, with the exception of the obvious high end collector cars, if you by a car for investment purposes you probably can do better elsewhere! I have always bought cars because the please me in design & function! At the end whatever I get out of the car when I sell it is a plus, but that’s just me!
  12. Yup! Those Nationals, but who wouldn’t prefer sun, surf, warm breezes, and the company of a fine lady! I’m sorry what were we speaking of 🤔!
  13. Me too! As I’ve said before I really don’t do car shows, but one thought is the Nationals are in the beginning of August!?
  14. A couple things as a little FYI. One other thing that works really well is Happich Simichrome and a very soft cloth, followed up with Meguiars Ultimate polish. But, since you have done some restoration to the lens one other thing you might consider is getting some Black Magic tire wet and apply this the the lens. This product is basically silicone. Apply a thin coat and just leave it to dry, which it really won’t dry very well. After a day wipe and buff and reapply. After 3 or 4 applications you may notice a decrease in any hazing that was still there. Then every few weeks always apply a wipe coat to both headlights, this will help kept them clear. It’s also great for door and trunk weatherstripping.
  15. What Frosty said! And pictures please!
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