Old 03-30-2024, 03:37 PM
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Default 69 Executive - poor nose :(

I tried to make my Executiveís endura nose surface last as long as possible, but itís gotten to the point of hopelessness. See attached photo.

With half of the material missing and the rest splitting/dried/cracked, should I just carefully pick the rest off? At this point I think itíd look better black than current appearance..Iíd be careful to retain the Pontiac emblem at the top. Maybe someday when I get this girl painted Iíll be able to have a body shop fabricate a replacement. Or Iíll come across a replacement NOS by then.
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1969 Executive (2-door coupe), 400ci ~ 2bbl
Champagne exterior ~ Dark Fawn vinyl top
Old 03-30-2024, 03:55 PM
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find a better candidate for a pattern and have one made out of urethane.

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Old 03-30-2024, 08:27 PM
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I think that they have finally reproduced that piece

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Old 03-30-2024, 10:00 PM
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You may want to contact Marvin Minarich, Jr., the proprietor of Marvin's Motor City in Morris, Illinois. His restoration shop recently completed an extensive refurbishment of a 1969 Catalina convertible. The work included replacing a deteriorated nose piece on the car with a fiberglass reproduction part. He mentions this in an online video about the project posted about a week ago. He probably could provide you with the name of the supplier of the part, as well as his impression of it.

Disclaimer: I have no connection to either Mr. Minarich's business or to the supplier of the reproduction part. Simply passing along information from the video that may be useful..

Old 04-02-2024, 01:20 PM
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Wow that’s pretty awesome, I didn’t realize a reproduction piece was available out there. @Back Channel got a link to that video by chance?

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Champagne exterior ~ Dark Fawn vinyl top
Old 04-02-2024, 02:36 PM
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Kind of wished I kept my 69 Cat ragtop. Needed a full restoration though

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Those fiberglass noses can be the best of limited alternatives but understand they are very rough and need a lot of work.

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