Daniel Stern marker flash mod (I did this tricky easy re-wire and now both marker lenses flash on or off with the signal, depending if the marker bulbs are already lit or not. Its easy as 1-2-3
Exterior LED bulb swap
All exterior 1157 signal/brake lamp bulb and 194 marker bulbs are LED replacements. I have long been a sceptic of LED bulbs replacements, but finally found some that are actually worth a damn.
stop lights are plenty bright, you can compare to the incandescent bulbs on page 7
Exterior de-volution almost complete. Old school grill, 79' clear lenses and hood ornament, and now 79-82 brake lamps.
Dig my new old school grill. looks cleaner with no oval, and the lettering takes me back.
TRIM SWAP (inspired by the rust)
I removed all the chrome trim from the lower sides of the car - looks much better this way.
The paint is nice underneath... lots of dirt but that was easily cleaned and compounded away.
All thats left are two small holes in each door and pairs of tiny pegs every 6 inches or so...
You have to swap the 4 wheel well trims to make them match up, and of course swap the old black runners with chrome.
it doesnt hurt to but some more chrome on the rear window too
the spot of rust on the right showed itself first... leading me to remove the trim. I saw this horry behind it and quicky fetched some bondo
Gorrila hair bondo.fiber filler and regular bondo made quick work of it.
I hope it doesnt come back anytime soon...
there is still a little more rust... bottoms of the door insides, endges of the trunk lip undersides, nothing too bad.
Ill get to it sooner or later...