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    Patrick & Tammy
    - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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    • More Covette
      so the old shelf was this size

      still haven't decided whether I'll just fiberglass these boards or make aluminum.... tomorrow's decision

      radiator mount

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      • now it's getting somewhere... not sure where, but some. where


        now a full dry fit





        hood latches

        easiest way to find the bottom of the hole


        and then


        success, red thingy in the hole


        hood line up... what a pain

        with a shim, I got one side pretty close, still need to do some kind of block on the other side




        not quite done with the radiator... now I need to block all the ways air can bypass the radiator. If I don't, it will overheat
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        • I recommend you roll some beads/ribs into the new rear section. That's a fairly large piece of metal with relatively minimal support, it will flex and drum/rattle. The beads/ribs will stiffen it up nicely.

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          • Originally posted by irsa76 View Post
            I recommend you roll some beads/ribs into the new rear section. That's a fairly large piece of metal with relatively minimal support, it will flex and drum/rattle. The beads/ribs will stiffen it up nicely.
            there are ones already there - all of the panels have bends in them along the edge. I may put more decorative rolls on them, but once they're glued and fiberglassed; they're not going anywhere. My camera sometimes takes a picture but doesn't store it... which means that the time I spent fitting either edge doesn't exist. I'll try to remember to take a picture of that before I glue them all down.Everything but the center door is going to be permanently attached. I have plenty of room under the car for access - and adhering the panels will seal the cabin better
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • the bent edges... there could be another bend or two before this is done


              back apart to clean the edges for gluing, screwing and riveting

              and removal of unneeded pieces


              best way to remove undercoating.... irony is I'll reapply sound deadener once this is all together



              goes here, notice also the undercoating is gone


              ugh



              inner fenders (or how to make flat metal curvy)


              but it looks better in the end


              other than a bunch of dirt, it doesn't look like I did much of anything... and for the record, the left front had far less coating...
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              • Like what you are doing !!

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                • make it pretty, waiting on rivets, otherwise I'd have glued this down tonight

                  time to fill the last hole


                  layout

                  getting close


                  upper radiator block
                  first fit

                  close

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                  • More aluminum work


                    then cad work



                    chop chop


                    then aluminum



                    back to the radiator

                    who knew I would get excited when rivets arrived


                    CAD overs
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                    • In news, I ordered different accessory brackets for the motor. I need to move the power steering pump up to clear the rack, then it interferes with the alternator... so I'll move it to the other side... hopefully that stuff arrives next week.
                      Onward
                      air cleaners... I sure have a bunch of options... and another on its way.. i really, really, really don't want to cut on the hood... and I think I can get away without it... crossing fingers


                      radiator
                      first step is rebuilding the bracket

                      then melting stuff

                      then more welding


                      and more test fitting


                      closer

                      now bolted in place... still need to do something about the ends to make them pretty, but it's functional now


                      hood pins
                      the line (dark) is where the pin needs to be

                      now it is


                      other side



                      need to finish that up... it's becoming warm enough that I may be able to glue panels in place tomorrow... once that dries then epoxy the holes up... the coat the floor with sound deadener...
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      • of course what that means is I start body work and wiring... I would love to outsource the bodywork;... but where's the fun in that?
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • Looking good!

                          bleh, wiring. I'm working the same stuff on my car...
                          "I am not what you so glibly call to be a civilized man. I have broken with society for reasons which I alone am able to appreciate. I am therefore not subject to it's stupid laws, and I ask you to never allude to them in my presence again."

                          1985 Pontiac Fiero, 3.5 V6 turbo, 5 speed
                          1988 Suburban, 350 TBI 700r4, 4x4
                          2006 2500 HD 6.0 4x4

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                          • Aaron - you could do the sir filter like I did the Volvo - using a blower hat and remote filter element. Super low clearance required and it seems to work fine.

                            Dan
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                            • Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
                              Aaron - you could do the sir filter like I did the Volvo - using a blower hat and remote filter element. Super low clearance required and it seems to work fine.

                              Dan
                              I have 3" and I'm going to use every inch of it

                              go away FGZ
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                              • Originally posted by Captain View Post
                                Like what you are doing !!
                                I didn't send this !!!
                                I'm going to change my password now !!

                                ​​​​​​Sorry, hope no other threads have been attacked.

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