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GasTT

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The lines look nice. Although I would've sprung for a black ziptie. Arrow
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GasTT wrote:
The lines look nice. Although I would've sprung for a black ziptie. Arrow

Yeah I know Rolling Eyes Those are temporary...
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Nice work! Not bad for a lazy day. Wink

And that's where I got the lines for the SS rear on the Marshmallow, too! I just couldn't remember the name! Doh.

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toomanytoyz wrote:
Nice work! Not bad for a lazy day. Wink

And that's where I got the lines for the SS rear on the Marshmallow, too! I just couldn't remember the name! Doh.

You mentioned that they were cheap so I went digging. IIRC I found a link over on the big board. Totally a good deal!
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Totally. Arrow geek

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Ok so I have a burn on my forearm and it really sucks to type anything so this will be mostly pictures. But it's still a big update. More important than big.

First, buttoned up the rear end so all I need to do is slap on good rotors, pads and calipers when the body comes on it. (Maybe an E-brake Rolling Eyes )

Thanks Steve!
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Then I had my buddy help me bring the rear to the frame. I need friends with 2WD trucks though...seriously this thing aint easy to lift in and out of lifted dodges and ZR2 Sonomas! pirat

Then of course I had to get the frame out of it's hole and into the open to roll the rear behind it. I had to get creative, especially because my buddy left before I had to do this. Probably should have thought that out but he had his own crap to work on.

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You have no idea how much of a bitch it is to move a frame with the ass dropped on a creeper and the front wheels not linked together at all...

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This view could bring a tear to my eyes...

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Artsy loser angle pic for good measure and to make myself look cooler than I actually am...

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HUGE progress IMO.

What's next now? Well, aside from brakes and all.
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How come I dont see anti-sieze oozing out of those bolted connections?

Looks good....way to cover up my brake brackets were off... Arrow ...oops.. Embarassed

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D00d, new pahts kehd! Looks sehk!!!


Matt, if you feel that rear end was heavy, may I personally recommend lifting a 14 bolt SF rear end with full drums and hardware out of the back of a 3/4 ton 4x4 Silverado! Shocked


Looks like some partying goes on in that garage space there, PBR and graffiti and everything.
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MASShole9C1 wrote:
HUGE progress IMO.

What's next now? Well, aside from brakes and all.

Proforged kit is shipping. Picking up some new bolts from a small supplier a few towns over. Sending some stuff to a badasser who can blast it for me, run lines, take care of underbody work back home, order the "missing" mounts for the ES body mount kit, then a big body swapping day... Neutral

sdstick wrote:
How come I dont see anti-sieze oozing out of those bolted connections?

Looks good....way to cover up my brake brackets were off... Arrow ...oops.. Embarassed

They will be antisiezed, I just ran out of time and slapped it together. And hey, I wasn't gonna be the guy! The "mod" is easy though.

Matt Trakker wrote:
D00d, new pahts kehd! Looks sehk!!!


Matt, if you feel that rear end was heavy, may I personally recommend lifting a 14 bolt SF rear end with full drums and hardware out of the back of a 3/4 ton 4x4 Silverado! Shocked


Looks like some partying goes on in that garage space there, PBR and graffiti and everything.

I tried really hard to keep my bilstiens really clean lol! And yeah, the other dudes really just party and fix their broken drivers. The projects they have never seem to get worked on...wonder why Rolling Eyes SMH
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Looks awesome Matt! Ah the SEM Very Happy
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V8Killer wrote:

Looks awesome Matt! Ah the SEM Very Happy


drunken SEM



Thanks Al! The next few weeks I'm gonna hustle on this pig.
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looking real nice Cool
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Wow, I'm surprised this thread is still alive. Been a while since I've updated. Mostly waiting on parts and been busy working various jobs etc. etc. Finally have the time (even though I should be asleep) to update this thread.

While you were sleeping, I got a really cool proforged kit!
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Much needed Disc/Disc prop valve from summit
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Got some linage going...not pretty but the flares are good Smile 
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Thought that I'd cheat and get some really awesome inline tube pieces....they bent them wrong...obviously.
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Surprised 

Got my steering box in, need to buy/borrow a 1/2" torque wrench to snug the caliper painted (all I had lol) pitman arm up. and it's all set.
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plenty of antisieze I promise, and fluid film behind the box
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Have to finish up the brake and fuel line but I hope that can be done by tomorrow. A few other little things that can be addressed and I'll be good with the frame. On a nice day I'll dig out the tent and get the body off the frame and firmly supported on some 4x6x8's


In the mean time I ripped apart the nose and had took the inners and the rad support to be blasted because I simply don't have the time to wire wheel them down.

Too damn hot to do anything so you'll probably see a bottle of water in every pic
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I've gotta move out of the hood. You turn around for one second and your front clip is blown apart...
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Here is some questionable storage that some members have already given me flack for *cough* Brian *cough* Laughing But until you guys build me a warehouse it is what it is...unfortunately
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Painted up the headers. My neighbors either don't notice me or don't talk to me for a reason. Maybe it's the friends (and steve) doing burnouts in front of the house or me hanging parts from trees to paint them. Could be the tent Embarassed 

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If you're wondering why the 350 has a sweatshirt where the oil pan should be...well....yeah....

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Like a Star @ heaven No cherry Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad 

Luckily....

I gots me the tree OH fries still! And if it isn't fast, it'll at least look cool!

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Intake was put BACK on

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And this thing really has NO miles on it...

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Like...nothing cheers 

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And the oil pan from the 350 doesn't have a hole in it! So maybe that will add horsepower?

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New fuel pump just for good measure...a little sloppy but whatever it works.

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That's it for now. More to come soon! I'll have to be a little better about staying up to date from now on. I just had a big lapse where no whole projects got done and it wasn't worth updating but I said screw it and updated anyway! LOL

Enjoy it. Hopefully more pics tomorrow night
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Wow! Tons of progress. Definitely keeping the steam going on this project. That's admirable!

Not gonna lie, I laughed out loud at a bunch of stuff you stuck in there cleverly. Even the FB storage comment Wink
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Matt, you just reminded me I need a new tent garage to put my Impala in. lol

It's almost a car again...Cool 
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Finished the rear hard line and ran the fuel lines. Update with pics to come later tonight/tomorrow
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Matt, you have accomplished alot! You must be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Nice Job

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Thanks for all of the kind words guys!


Got some more done the past few days, nothing crazy however.

Biggest thing was the brake line to the rear end...don't make fun of my unions! I know about the rolls of tubing, I used them for the fuel lines. At the time I thought I'd just bend three straight lengths and call it a day...I hate bending lines. Found that out recently. Who knew.

However, I don't really mind flaring them, and although none have been fully tested with holding fluid/pressure. I think they're all more than good. I practiced a bit on the scraps. It may look hackish, ugly etc. However I didn't use a SINGLE compression fitting which is what a parts monkey said to do and guys that rent spaces at this garage suggested... I'm above that. I'm not going to use them on MY car let alone a customer. That being said, if anyone on here uses them and says "Eh it's fine whatever!" SMH! You're better than that!

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Got the inline tube issue sorted out. It doesn't lay in perfectly like the original which is what I wanted, but in all honesty, look at the "union built" line above, should I really care about how a line that wont move when bolted in UNDER the engine looks. Especially when it still works just as good as it should and is stainless after all? Whatever, it's a little tight in it's spot but it DOES work. And I don't have to bend anything else...

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Fuel lines are all laid out and run. Now before you say anything about the rubber etc etc go ahead and try to snake that line through the frame and get it to clip in and run as a single piece with bends and running through a sealed up frame blind THEN get back to me. IF I was going with an elec. pump and higher fuel pressures, then it'd have to be solid, and honestly I wouldn't have run them in the frame at all. And I think that'd be ugly...

Go carbs! cheers 

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I also FINALLY fixed the rear sway bar. I am really SHOCKED no one has called me out on that at all! LOL especially with how many times it has been featured in the thread!

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That's that for now. More to come of course!


On a side note, I did some work for friends/family today on their cars. Couple oil changes and dealing with few elec. issues on my girlfriends car. This is all going towards a foreign parts rant. The turn signals haven't been working in the car for a month or so and I finally got together with her when I was in Mr. Fix it mode instead of relax mode. I ripped apart the dash to find the flasher and there is the good old 552 round flasher relay. It was a cheapie no name replacement that I knew was done at least 6 years ago when my sister owned the car. I figured that couldn't be it, but just for laughs...

I dig through the shed and find a box of parts from the 84. I took out this old dusty flasher FROM THE DAMN 84 that was obviously original and whaddaya know! Know she has working turn signals, it clicks louder than ever, and they are the perfect speed. I told her this and she shrugged and said "they work though right?" Rolling Eyes 

Foreign parts SUCK!

/rant and jacking my own thread.
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The lines all look fine to me. If I was closer, I'd come over and flare/install them for ya. Lines are one of my good points

As far as compression fittings go, they're ok in NH, but I THINK illegal or something in MA cuz they are prone to leaks and failure under pressure. At least, that's what I was told 10 years ago when I bought my '87 Caprice that came from NH. Had to redo ever fuel and brake line due to heavy rust. I also used rubber hose for fuel. Goodyear I think. Made for fuel use. Again, 10 years ago, no budget, no place to work, trying to pass inspection Wink
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MASShole9C1 wrote:
The lines all look fine to me. If I was closer, I'd come over and flare/install them for ya. Lines are one of my good points

As far as compression fittings go, they're ok in NH, but I THINK illegal or something in MA cuz they are prone to leaks and failure under pressure. At least, that's what I was told 10 years ago when I bought my '87 Caprice that came from NH. Had to redo ever fuel and brake line due to heavy rust. I also used rubber hose for fuel. Goodyear I think. Made for fuel use. Again, 10 years ago, no budget, no place to work, trying to pass inspection Wink

They also don't hold up to pressure. Rated for 500-600psi max in most cases. Veh. brake systems are running 800psi normally to 2000psi in a panic stop. That's why they're illegal in MA.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but it's still not allowed in MA. Why they stock them at autoparts stores directly above the brake lines is beyond me...
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MASShole9C1 wrote:
The lines all look fine to me. If I was closer, I'd come over and flare/install them for ya. Lines are one of my good points

As far as compression fittings go, they're ok in NH, but I THINK illegal or something in MA cuz they are prone to leaks and failure under pressure. At least, that's what I was told 10 years ago when I bought my '87 Caprice that came from NH. Had to redo ever fuel and brake line due to heavy rust. I also used rubber hose for fuel. Goodyear I think. Made for fuel use. Again, 10 years ago, no budget, no place to work, trying to pass inspection Wink

Oh man, the guy I bought my Malibu wagon from had replaced the main fuel line with rubber all the way down the frame rail, just clamping it to the good ends of the line. Passe inspection tho....lol
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Gotta love the rust belt gems. Nonetheless the next year it failed for rot. The bottoms of the doors were gone, under the cladding was rotted, and the rear frame was questionable along with the floor pan. Good first car for $150. My '85 was fee and just needed paint/body, suspension, wheel cylinders (wouldn't bleed) and an engine swap (262ci). Was a cool car. Sold it for $200 when I bought my '87 Aerocoupe. I wish I kept it. It was a base classic with cloth, full bench, manual everything, and no tilt.
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Update:

Had some parts sandblasted, I did this so I wouldn't have to stop working both on the car or for $ and still have it get done. If I hadn't had them blasted I would have half ass wire wheeled them like I did with the hood (not the best condition to start with) and commenced the SEMing

Anyway, I think they came out great, Prep Right in Tewksbury hooked me up!

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Did I mention that this ^ had a ton of undercoating on it and it didn't look like it'd becoming off easily

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They all took two coats of SEM nicely

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After these bad larrys cured overnight I decided to do the road side with some bed liner to protect against rock chips, road debris, maybe even a cone or two... Wink 

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My honest review of the product:

A great undercoating for wheel wells and undercarriages... Not what I would spend the doh on for my truck bed. It doesn't have much for texture though it lays down pretty thick and sure does smell like it's gonna do the job. If I wanted a bed liner it aint this stuff, but I may just spread it underneath the caprice someday.

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a little gritty, nothing insane however.

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Finally I had some extra SEM mixed up for some touchups and hit some spots on the core support and another good coat where the rad will be sitting and coolant will be leaking by the drain hole.

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Nice! Good call on the bed liner. The 9c1 has that texture in the rear wheel wells. Not sure if undercoating or rubber.....

What'd it cost to have that stuff blasted?
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Did you SEM another plastic table?
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Dude... That is looking effing awesome! I don't know how I missed the last couple updates. Totally bitchin, dude! Very Happy

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toomanytoyz wrote:
Dude... That is looking effing awesome! I don't know how I missed the last couple updates. Totally bitchin, dude! Very Happy

Same here, not sure how I missed the last few updates, but you are making some great progress!

BTW: I love the parts hanging from the tree

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Pooge wrote:
....BTW: I love the parts hanging from the tree

I'm sure his neighbors agree....Arrow ...Razz 

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MASShole9C1 wrote:
Nice! Good call on the bed liner. The 9c1 has that texture in the rear wheel wells. Not sure if undercoating or rubber.....

What'd it cost to have that stuff blasted?

That stuff dried hard as a rock! Any spot where there is a drip they are squishy but that's to be expected. It actually turned out to be a great undercoating. Still not what I would slam bricks and tools and rocks on in a truck bed.

100 bucks to have it blasted. It would have taken me a full weekend to wire wheel them that clean and I would have lost over 100 in side work by doing it so...yeah. Easy choice to me.

boojum wrote:
Did you SEM another plastic table?

No lol. Same one.

toomanytoyz wrote:
Dude... That is looking effing awesome! I don't know how I missed the last couple updates. Totally bitchin, dude! Very Happy

Pooge wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Dude... That is looking effing awesome! I don't know how I missed the last couple updates. Totally bitchin, dude! Very Happy

Same here, not sure how I missed the last few updates, but you are making some great progress!

BTW: I love the parts hanging from the tree

Thanks guys! It's so damn close I can taste it!

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Pooge wrote:
....BTW: I love the parts hanging from the tree

I'm sure his neighbors agree....Arrow ...Razz 

LOL listen, they all shut up when I knock down the three foot snowbanks at the end of their driveways in the winter for free without them asking.
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..Arrow ...well played

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sdstick wrote:
..Arrow ...well played

Wink 

Did some itty bitty stuff earlier today, I'll include it in a bigger update later on.
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Got some stuff out of the way and did some work at home and at the garage. I already typed this so I'm not putting too much time into rewriting it and I'll try not to navigate away from the page again....Mad 

brake lines tightened down, hoses attached, and sway bar on. Frames basically done!

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started striping firewall. I need to get rid of the frame it's in the way. I also took not of factory stamps I found.

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striped the undercoating off the gas tank. Found an ugly surprise though. JB Weld fixed it until I can get a proper one over the winter or later on....maybe never Laughing 

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Aircraft paint striper is the $HIT! BTW... Ugly surprise, coulda been worse.

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Tank wasn't worth the SEM so I hit it with some rustoleum in a can with a roller. JB is curing as we speak, a final touchup coat and a sending unit it will be fine for a while.

I also too the rear wheels off, kind of getting ready to pull the body off. However, I have a plan in the works that may make my life a lot easier...if I can easily transport the body/frame as it sits. Looks like body bolts will go back in soon just to move it and use a lift to remove the body. We will see.

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EWWWW rusty drums eeeew Not my problem however Cool 

If the lift idea falls through then I will be using these big guys to support the body and I may call on some members to help lift it. However, I really want to do the lift instead lol


I'll keep it coming, stay tuned.
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So as many of you know the body came off the old frame FINALLY after sitting unbolted and ready for over a year. I just wasn't ready to have it on the timbers I guess. Anyway, I took plenty of pictures throughout the long day. I can't stress enough how much of a help Steve was. Having done it before he knew exactly what to do...or maybe he just talked like he did Laughing 

This was easily done with four jack stands, two floor jacks, and a whole mess of wood blocks of various sizes.

Who needs a lift!

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That's when the tent came back, first time in two years!

Then I started to jack the front up, but it got me little to no progress as I was alone for most of it. When steve came we actually started to get some work done!

Surprisingly clean in here!

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lots of jacking, blocking, jacking and blocking.

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Then we were able to get to the point I wanted to. Body supported and moving on to the back, the best possible method was to just ease the frame on down. Worked out very well.

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If I had to do this again I would still use this method, it was flawless.

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We moved to the rear with the same method

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Only time I'll lay frame!

Eventually the timbers were slid in and ceremoniously raised to hold the big body up. I was as happy as I could possibly be.

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Happy that I have such a solid body so I can hold up the body by the rockers. And I don't need new ones!

Then of course I had to get the frame out, and not wanting to risk any more height for too long, I decided to drop the rear end down by pulling the springs and shocks.

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Then of course, the crime was committed.

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Don't hate, the frame really wasn't half as good as the car itself. Plus the HUGE flaw with the whole front end being squashed!

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I'd like you all to meet my new trailer project...

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And if anyone is looking I have a MINT custom front subframe for a project... Get it while it's hot!

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And so it was free.

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It didn't want to go back into it's home either...fought me the whole way!

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But she's in, ready to get some under body pampering

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watch for that coming up soon!
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Nice! Lots of jacking....ahem..

Anyway, great work! I was thinking you should remove the trim so it doesn't accidentally get squashed. JMO

This is one reason why I'm looking for a house with a 2 car garage. Not exactly easy.

The body on one side, and the frame on the other. That way, no one is tempted to steal what's outside, for scrap money. Very common problem here.

My garage = fortress.

Lets got some underbody shots!!
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MASShole9C1 wrote:
Nice! Lots of jacking....ahem..

Anyway, great work! I was thinking you should remove the trim so it doesn't accidentally get squashed. JMO

This is one reason why I'm looking for a house with a 2 car garage. Not exactly easy.

The body on one side, and the frame on the other. That way, no one is tempted to steal what's outside, for scrap money. Very common problem here.

My garage = fortress.

Lets got some underbody shots!!
A sturdy barn would have been perfect, just suspend the body from the rafters and lower it onto stilts. A two car would suffice however. The trim is so far out of the way it would be impossible to squash it, unless the body slid off the jacks and hit the ground with force, and at that point, trim is the least of my concerns!

Underbody pics will have to wait. Tomorrow morning I'm heading out for a three day stint of staying in NH to work, hopefully it'll only last two because I'd rather be home working on this and getting more applications out so I can kill the whole having three jobs thing. Not to mention working on this damn car!

It will give me time to order up my White SEM for the floor! Very Happy 



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Looking good! Not many people would tackle such a major PITA.

So, do we have you hooked on SEM now?

In a tent you should be able to reach the third stage of enlightenment.....drunken 

(Great stuff, but man man it stinks!)
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V8Killer wrote:


In a tent you should be able to reach the third stage of enlightenment.....drunken 

(Great stuff, but man man it stinks!)

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Looking good! Not many people would tackle such a major PITA.

So, do we have you hooked on SEM now?

In a tent you should be able to reach the third stage of enlightenment.....drunken 

(Great stuff, but man man it stinks!)
Yeah, I did touch up on the frame and other parts in the storage garage in the middle of Jan. with the propane heater spitting fumes everywhere...THAT was an interesting ride home... geek pirat 
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Ok so as requested here are some under body pics. This car is clean but not mint, still better than most of NE boxys!

Regardless I'm still planning on stripping everything out and painting it with SEM, I'd just rather not lose the solid floors and all to some surface rust that I "will take care of later on". Not worth it to me! At this point I'm keeping it forever! BUT...Wire wheeling all of that crap REALLY sucks! So I've been thinking about blasting it, but have questions about equipment...refer to this thread...

http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/t5557-i-m-wondering-about-sandblastingharbor-freight-style#71431

Any feedback to that would be sweet!

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the ugliest part... YUCK!

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I'm assuming fuel vapor is the cause, oh well. I'll attempt to fix this up this weekend and if that turns out to be a bust, then I'll be running it and then installing one of those kick ass low hanging fuel cells you see in all the pretty cars in the mags! Laughing because why not!

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Oh and, this trailer idea...is AWESOME Very Happy 

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I wheeled down the whole cowl, as best as I could, even where there was no rust. But it came out pretty good I believe. I'm waiting to paint it however until I do some more of the floor up front, and the humidity to GTFO. This 90* crap ain't cool! So I'll probably have to buzz it all down again...

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A coat of SEM was added, though some of it looks like brown poop because it ran a little...oh well

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That's it for now, don't forget to reply to the blasting thread!

OH! And I've filled a facebook album, where all of these are hosted from, and because I moved pics a year ago the first few pages lost the pictures Mad , I made a new one. And for the cover I brought it back a bit to remind anyone looking of where this all began two years ago...

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Anything is possible. Long live the B-body!
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Nice work Matt. I'm glad you are painting the floor white and not black like everybody else. I hate when cars have the entire undercarriage floors and all BLACK. When I finally do my Caprice I'm painting my floors RED!
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That's funny about the black floors thing. Kind of a waste since they'll get dirty no matter what and look like ass.

I'll be doing mine in that silver/gray undercarriage stuff POR15 has.
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GasTT wrote:
Nice work Matt. I'm glad you are painting the floor white and not black like everybody else. I hate when cars have the entire undercarriage floors and all BLACK. When I finally do my Caprice I'm painting my floors RED!
Thanks Tim! The firewall and floors are supposed to be white, so that's what they will be! Look at the high price restos in muscle magazines, the floors are body color or half primer half body color not BLACK. I'm totally with you on that!
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So, I am going to say I gave up on making it to the round-up in this.... Sad 


But don't for a second think I gave up on it completely! Smile 

I sprung for the HF sandblaster, and will be using it exclusively this week as that is how long I rented the compressor for. And I don't want to get bent over...ah...I mean rent it a second time. My house can't run anything electric and most compressors I could afford to purchase were electric and under-spec for the blaster. I rented a 20 CFM gas unit. The blaster itself works great! I really am glad I got it, I might even keep it! Once you figure out the settings you need it is amazing. Only one problem so far...But I'll fix it by grabbing a bunch at Lowes tonight.

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Guess the sand was too much for it!

Anyway the results are good. I think I can get the whole floor, especially the hard to wire wheel areas done this week.

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Finding a few small rust holes, but I'm glad I am. That way I don't have to deal with find them as BIG holes 10 years from now. Much, much more to come.
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Nice work, but that must be making one Hell of a mess!

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toomanytoyz wrote:
Nice work, but that must be making one Hell of a mess!
Oh....Like you wouldn't believe!

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However....I had fun with the mess!

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Anyway, I made progress with my mess!

Still a lot more to do, Tuesday after work I'll do a ton more. Anything that's left I'll bestaying up late to piss off the neighbors until I'm done because this puppy goes back Thursday! Sad 

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Either way, sandblasting is still the nuts. Even if all the goggles and glasses I've gotten never work 100%

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I'm happy I'm not finding a ton of it, but I have found some ugly crap that will have to be dealt with soon. Too bad, I thought this was gonna be easy! Rolling Eyes 

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That's it for right now. Be back with more soon!
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Haha, wow, I hope you're wearing a good mask and eye protection there, you don't want to be breathing that stuff in.  Also, it's gonna say what you wrote in the dust in your paint when you wash the car off, just so you know...Laughing 

I need to get a sandblaster now after seeing this.  Was that a hole that wore through the fitting from the media Matt?
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Matt Trakker wrote:
Haha, wow, I hope you're wearing a good mask and eye protection there, you don't want to be breathing that stuff in.  Also, it's gonna say what you wrote in the dust in your paint when you wash the car off, just so you know...Laughing 
False! I blew most of it off and it's gone. so Razz  Plus, who cares about this crappy checked paint. The whole car needs to be done! I am wearing a good mask and goggles BTW. It still gets in the cracks however... Evil or Very Mad 

Matt Trakker wrote:
I need to get a sandblaster now after seeing this.  Was that a hole that wore through the fitting from the media Matt?
Yes you do! It's awesome for this particular job. I wish I saw the light sooner. Yeah, the media burns through the valve lol. I bought all of the 3/8 gas and ball valves that Lowes had the other night. Just to have spares.
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So, after I got the floors cleaned up perfect...well almost, I missed a few spots, but I'll get to them later silent, I have FINALLY started to paint. And yes, I had to scuff everything back up because some flash rust happened in a few spots. Luckily it all came off easy and I was back in business quickly. I of course used SEM, as it has been my paint of choice in the whole project, but for the floors seeing as the car is white and will be white for a long time to come, I used their white rust shield instead of the black.

Lays down the same but seems to mix thinner...strange. Either way it is another great product and I'll be picking up some more of it just to get things in at least one coat all over and a second in the spots I cant get to with the frame in the way. If I have enough time and supplies I'll get EVERYTHING in two coats before the frame makes it's way under there.

Without further delay, here are the pictures. In all of their low quality glory!

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Did I miss a few spots? Abso-freakin-lutely! But, this is hard work on your back, upside down sucking down SEM fumes after a day of working! Long story short, I'm getting there!

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I'm impressed! Keep up the good work.

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