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Old 01-11-2019, 01:53 AM
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I bought the coating for the frame.... so once it's squared, plated, shortened, made pretty... a coat of paint and it'll be good for a long, long time
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:46 AM
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a mistake... and what will stop me from completely getting the body off


up we go, hmm, nose low


once I removed the bumper brackets, and the clutch fork... up


and stopped here


did you guess the problem? the 68-73 rear curls under the rear valance .... had I put those jackstands on dollies - I could have moved the frame forward then completed the lift-off.... and my jack said "oh hell no" so tomorrow get a new jack then finish this.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:41 PM
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So I did do jack today... twice
new hotness

old brokenness

wait.... which one is broken?

I was all ready to proclaim how my Costco jack outlasted 2 HF jacks.... which, old brokenness did... problem was that was a factory sealed new one that was broken when they put it in the box.... ah well, just 2 hours I'll never get back
putting the new, new one to work

and the divorce is final




finally get to use this cart


this didn't last long, but it fits so I can move stuff around if needed




stiff stripped off..... more to come
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:16 AM
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time to use my frame floor

oh yes, and tape measures

it really wasn't that far off (within GM manufacturing tolerances for the day).... but I can do much better, so I will


the challenge, of course, is getting it square to the floor (after verifying squareness of the frame)

lots of this action

It's close, I'll let it settle over night then do the front. The back is 1/16" off square, so I'll fix that as well... but that is for later this week
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I'ld give those dollies a good nudge, in case they are hung up on some debris, to help it settle. Looks greaat!!!! thanks for the pics!
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Whoa.... that's some seriously hardcore work... Thanks for the pics and updates.
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I'ld give those dollies a good nudge, in case they are hung up on some debris, to help it settle. Looks greaat!!!! thanks for the pics!
lol there's an air gap between the dollies and what was resting on them.

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