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Old 04-12-2019, 09:40 AM
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extent of the problem




passenger side is fine




Needed bench space so put the tank roughly in place


so the plan.... at $300 plus shipping, there is zero chance I'm not building a replacement part(s) myself for the floorpan...
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:09 AM
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onto floor flixes, first treat the rust on the passenger side




this will need something a bit more substantial

CAD


now in metal
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:44 AM
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I did the same thing for an early 70's Jeep I had to rebuild. Welded in nicley and it was thicker and stronger than the original....

Good job

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Old 04-17-2019, 12:19 AM
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Foretaste of the Buick wagon that's coming next




cut hole, remove undercoating


remove metal from flange

spray with weld-through primer first to mark the edges


eventually I'll weld this on both sides, but this is a start



and finally another project in the wings

initially I was/may weld this - but the cap retainer would need another solution
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love the innovation and attention to detail here. I really enjoy following your thread. Keep up the good work and that billet cap looks amazing =)
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Finish up the floor detour

a few notes.
1) the floor is going to get the ceramic coating that the FJ40 got - it's 1/4" thick so those seams disappear as does the rust pits on the other side
2) underneath it gets undercoating so the patch will fully disappear (like it did on the '40)
3) FOR THE LOVE ALL THAT IS HOLY STOP BLOCKING WINDOW CHANNELS WITH ADHESIVE WHEN YOU HAVE A LEAK... damn fools, GM designed the windshield system to allow the water to run under the molding then away from the car. The molding keeps water from being driven into the windshield frame. This car had a leak, and they plumb filled up the channels with window adhesive.... the leak is in the valley (below the window) .... just remember this, if I see you, Bubba, doing this I pray for your eternal soul to be damned to a hell where you do nothing but try to weld up pinholes, naked, and over your head. Prayer works, so you are now on notice there is an 11th commandment.

onto cleaning the body so I can complete the color change



and rebuild the rear floor... I think I'm simply going to raise it to clear.... there's little reason to give it huge luggage space and it's far easier to just bond it back 2" higher.

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Old 04-21-2019, 11:59 PM
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more.... I spent most of the day on honey-dos, so I had 2 hours tonight to get further....
doors are off


I knew pulling the booster was a pain, double the pain for a true 4 speed car because there are more bits in the way


however, I won

ish.... I still have to put the other back in


ah well, having brakes that will suck the tailights through the gas tank will be awesome.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:49 AM
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"Ahhhhhhhh…..the thrill of restoring C3 Vettes.....it has to get real ugly before it gets real pretty"
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:37 AM
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not really restoration, the center of the frame is similar to stock and the top of the car, from the fender edges up is stock..... except the gas fill.... nose and tail are not.... lights won't be, hood is an idealized version, interior may have one or two bits... motor, not at all... trans is, for the moment stock.... but how bent and beat this was, this is the best use of it.

Hydraboost




cut on the line


bright side is the plate fits, down side is the hole is too high

by an inch


unthread brake pivot


verify thread pitch


cut and thread




verify distance

I've had this Corvette style MC forever, it has the right internals, but the thread pitch is completely wrong for anything I've had before... more likely it will continue to be a test part... but it's nice to have one to check before I buy.

other end, using the right master cylinder


not the right one

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Nice work guy !
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another bite of the elephant


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it feels slow from my chair... but thank you, I appreciate the compliment

I didn't get much done today, but a bit did get accomplished
like making a hole bigger


ground on this then painted it


goal here was to set the height of shelft


once I finish the booster, I'm pulling the body off again to glass the shelf, the inner wheel wells, and the inner fenders, then, of course, plumb the frame. Hopefully when done with that list the body goes on for permanent
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oh what a pain this is....


necessary tools to install


necessary tools for the brake, clip clip


this one was the hero of the evening


installeded
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back to this....

up we go

fix the tank bracket


set the FI tech on

and now spend a lot of time sitting and staring at the tank with all the fittings I have to come up with a plan

like I said
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Looking good. I'm doing the same thing with a custom gas tank.. How are you going to route the filler neck....(are you using the original gas lid opening?)

Thanks.
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It's been over two weeks since an update!
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:34 AM
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Looking good. I'm doing the same thing with a custom gas tank.. How are you going to route the filler neck....(are you using the original gas lid opening?)

Thanks.
yes, original opening - I'm welding and offset tube to it then hose clamping
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more fitting - seems I got a bit generous with the motor mount


chop chop


close, time to tilt the motor


better


OMG washers


and brake lines


random land cruiser pic....
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some parts came in... just one bender shy of being able to do this


and I think I'm one connector short (didn't order, oops)
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Plumbing


I got stopped on the brakes because the distribution block is not safe to use... no worries, they're cheap.
Fuel line



battery is going there
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