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Old 06-02-2018, 04:07 PM
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The front end is on, and a few pieces replaced on it. Getting close to only needing finishing shaping/sanding on the body!!





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Old 06-02-2018, 09:21 PM
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Very cool project, thanks for keeping the updates coming!
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:23 AM
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Inspired by McCarley’s 2 post body lift post:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...post1595889166

I also made a slightly more crude version (really did not need it to be nice, just functional )

I was also working with what pieces the metal place had in left overs, picking through what they had, I did not want to buy a 10 foot section of something I needed 4 2” pieces of.

This has worked out GREAT, and makes picking the body up, trouble and worry free.

Also, much of the initial body work is done the fire wall is much smoother, and the whole car is in primer (yeah, all one color!).

The square sections will freely slide where ever I want them. When looking through the scraps, they were just a bit too loose, so I just welded in some spacer quickly to take up the slack so they don't twist








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What are the clips in the photo circled in red used for!



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Old 10-24-2018, 09:22 PM
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they are Sill Panel Wire Cover Floor Plate Clips
skinny plates attach to these clips, and wiring goes between the plate and the body, carpet over the plate.
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:17 AM
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Dude;

What an incredible effort. This car is going to be amazing. The quality of the work is obvious, and the ingenious solutions to problems as they occur is brilliant.

I especially like the lift attachment brackets...well done and very creative.

Keep those pictures coming, this build is inspiring.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:54 AM
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I sorta made a mini paint booth in my Garage to keep the over spray off all my stuff. Just some rope, small sections of 1/2" pvc, duct tape, hooks, and painters tarp.

Not really for painting the outside, but worked ok when spraying the bottom, and not making too much of a mess!

And now I have the bottom covered in spray on bed liner.


inside the curtain

Here you can see the whole garage

Hooked one side to my garage door

The other side to the wall

every couple of feet, a small piece of pvc and some duct tape, so it will slide over the rope like a curtain.

bed liner sprayed on the bottom and in the wheel wells
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:28 AM
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Love the innovative paint booth - the PVC is a great idea.



Looking fwd to updates and wished I lived nearby to come help...
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:25 PM
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Love the innovative paint booth - the PVC is a great idea.



Looking fwd to updates and wished I lived nearby to come help...
Actually, if you are in Tampa, you are about an hour away I'm in a town called Wimauma, about 30 min south of Brandon.
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Actually, if you are in Tampa, you are about an hour away I'm in a town called Wimauma, about 30 min south of Brandon.
Yes, I’m in Citrus Park off the Veterans Expressway.

Will have to figure out a quick road trip to check out your project one of these weekends.

I’ll send a PM.

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Old 11-04-2018, 06:20 PM
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Engine Compartment is black now



Before doing the internal coating, need to finish up the welding, added mounts for the electric parking brake




cable goes through the first bracket, then over a pulley (to turn 180 degrees) then split to 2 cables, then to a second bracket, then turn to go forward up the middle, and split to each wheel.


Almost ready to send off to get sand blasted again and powder coated, but I wanted to do something to protect the inside as much as I could, so this is what I did:


I went to home depot, got 1/8” wire cable, 3/8 outside diameter nylon spacer, 2 wire ferrules, 2 feet of chain, 3/8” X10 PEX-b tubing (kinda like thinner more flexible PVC)



I had to drill out the end of the pipe with a 3/8 bit, to fit the spacer.






I used a mig welder to cut the cable, this kinda melts it, and leaves it with an end that won’t fray when you chuck it up in the drill.



I threaded 2 small pieces of chain through a loop in the end of the wire, then hammered a ferrule on it to hold it together. Thread it through the spacer, then connect it to a drill.






Stick the cable, chain and tube into the long slots in the frame and any other hole you can get into, and run the drill in reverse (the direction that the cable winds, you don’t want to “unwind” the cable). This should knock loose anything loose inside the frame.



Blew out as much as I could with compressed air in every hole, right side up and upside down, then stuck a magnet in every hole I could to pull out anything that stuck



Quick trick to clean off the magnet, use compressed air.



After using the chain, I also kinda made a wire bush sorta thing, just by unraveling the end of some wires, not sure how much good it did (it kinda wanted to twist back up), but any little bit helps.




I also used the same pipe and same nylon spacer to make a holder for the nozzle that comes with the Eastwood frame inner coating. So I could push it in through the hole (a flimsy hose, would really not allow me to feed it in) and also rotate it as I pulled it out. The spray patter is basically 4 holes from the round nozzle. Twisting back and forth while pulling out, gave better coverage.




kind of hard to see in a pic, but this is what the coverage looks like through a hole in the frame



I first flipped the frame over, and coated everything with the frame upside down first. My thought was, if there was stuff still in there, to let it fall to the top so I could get a coat on the bottom of the frame (possibly more likely to rust, due to water sitting in there) and not have something sitting on the bottom preventing coverage (no idea how true this is). I used 2 cans while upside down, then I flipped it over a couple hours later, and used 2 cans right side up. They said 3 cans would due a full framed car, so I ordered 4. 3 probably would have been fine for one coat over everything, but I probably could have used 2 more, and done 3 upside down, and 3 right side up, but they were back ordered. 4 was ok though and better than nothing.

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Old 11-14-2018, 12:45 AM
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Got the frame back from being powder coated today. Tomorrow we start bolting on things that won't come back off! (for the first time)


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Finally parts that should not have to come back off!!







So I bought an oven and made a spot for it over my welder, just for powder coating small parts




Started with 1998 camaro z28 rear disc brakes (same car the motor was from)



powder coated



Baked



Now installed on the rear (these will have to come back off, just test fitting)

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Motor and transmission in the frame, it should not have to come back out.


lowered the body down for a test fit, and the hood clears the blower without modifications!! (about 1/4" to spare)
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