Machine gradually parted with those details, which once had to recover from the ruined state of the unavailability of the new.
Search of spare parts in the old days was dointernetnye difficult. America was located, of course, is much closer to us than the moon, but not very much. Communication is carried out only by phone or fax, and cost is very expensive. IP-telephony is not yet invented. But later, when we have received personal computers and began to get the World Wide Web by connecting to it through a cheep in the manner of fax modems, relief did not come immediately. The trick is that spare parts for old machines do not lie on the shelves of the dealers selling new cars. They have to look at avtostarevschikov warehouses scattered throughout the vast territory of North America, mainly in the most remote provinces. Sit special people on these sites. Often, their whole life is among the old iron deposits. Scared they are far from new computer technologies.
At that time, when I actively restored Fury of dying condition, I was not always possible to find a replacement dilapidated detail finish. So it was the plastic-lined headlamps - the so-called "points." Part of the plastic on one side do not live to see better days. In place of the broken off pieces of pretty ugly gaping hole. Leave this failure on the chrome facade was unthinkable. I began looking for specialists in the restoration of plastic parts. Fortunately if they come across often. As a result, in one such institution broken "glasses" was repaired by building up the missing piece of plastic.
Wizards were great. Restored half fairly accurately into place and got into a place of fastening. Unfortunately, I have not found a way to restore the chrome plated plastic. I had to just paint again made part of the chrome paint. It's not exactly, but much better than nothing. As such, I have traveled for many years.
In the long possession of a machine has many advantages. At the disposal of the owner all the time in order to bring it into the desired look.
I have not forgotten about the "points" and the problem continued unhurried search to finish. The climax of my efforts and the result of the persistent pursuit of the acquisition was another detail NOS category. The resulting half perfect. For more than forty years of storage on it does not appear a single flaw.
Here they are - two equal parts: one has lived a difficult life and goes to bed, and the second - a new first for more than forty years of his life is set on the car and thus picks up the baton. Hopefully it will last me at least the first one. As the saying goes, a long summer!