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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Londonderry, NH
I have a sport coupe that I added the RS grille to. I don't have the actuators or vacuum plumbing. Instead, I manually close and open the doors as I please. (I don't like how they look open and don't drive much at night!!)
The doors pivot on the bucket assemblies and have an "over center mechanism". This means that if the doors are in either the open or closed position, they will be held in that direction by the over center spring regardless of whether or not you have the actuators installed.
I added all the parts mentioned above except that I when I was restoring the body, I went with the complete RS fenders. The adapter brackets bolt to the fenders, no welding is required. You will need the complete "Headlight bucket" assemblies so the lights will end up recessed where you want them. Unless you can find a good used setup, it's hard to beat the price of the resto systems from Rick's, Year One, etc....