My hand has healed up nicely, thanks for asking.
|Found the big stainless trim in the attic, which counts as "clever" since it was definitely not in the part of the attic I would have expected.|
|Also found the missing corner bit for the back window buried on the workbench. This wasn't clever at all, just unfortunate.|
|Ordered new windshield trim from Summit. First set arrived damaged (long one was bent in half, two short ones were missing), second set as pictured.|
|Got weatherstrip from another company. Removed the old weatherstrip, and the door is still really hard to open. I see that 50 years of use has taken its toll on the latch here.|
After a cleanup and lubrication pass, it works much better now. New
Pass door is still a little tough. May pull that latch out and do the same to it.
|The liquid filled gauges have leaked from the vent screw. I'm sure they're fine, but I don't like the half-full look.|
|Per Autometer, "350CS liquid silicone" is the fluid. You can't get it from them, but you can find it on Amazon.|
|This is the Trim Parts cowl grille set. It apparently isn't quite made for my 69 El Camino - suspect it's for the ones that don't have the flap-thing in the cowl.|
|Simple enough to work around though: cut the tab off on this end.|
|The 4 speed shift indicator is pretty, but it's wrong, and I have a replacement.|
|Now it's pretty and correct.|
|The seat belt bolts are all 7/16" coarse.. except for this factory hole on the driver's side, it was stripped out. Tapped for 1/2".|
The remaining to-do list, near as I can tell, is short: