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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and now shiney billet

    time to mount the hood vent


    and mirrors



    more of the same tomorrow

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  • 1946Austin
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    Love the black paint theme throughout! The Vette is looking stealthy!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    more painting

    and dark tinting lenses

    I'm not sure about this, but it is black now

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  • 65RHDEER
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    so here it goes.... use header paint on the stainless and chrome
    Never heard of that before, be interesting to see how it hols up.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the pointless existence of painting parts

    and scrub the wheels...

    so here it goes.... use header paint on the stainless and chrome

    except rockers that get rocker paint

    these are going to be a challenge

    and why not, while I'm at it, replace the windshield

    in my defense, the window has to come out to get those chrome corners off

    it did come out, but not without a fight, likely this is original GM



    and a bit of rust converter


    tomorrow more of the same, but I can start putting it back together....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
    yikes--the 11" only pulls 1700cfm... i hope thats enough,
    my vette needed almost 5000cfm to keep it at 180 degrees
    in stop/go on a hot day. course 'luminum radiator & 'luminum
    heads will help....
    I used one 20" (IIRC) on my last C3, it never got hot - but I also live in a place where everyone is dying at 85 degrees because it's so hot.... normal 'high' temps is 80.... we might get a year where there are 7 days of 90 degrees.... rarely even in a row, mostly it ramps up then falls right back down...
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; June 20, 2020, 05:54 PM.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    yikes--the 11" only pulls 1700cfm... i hope thats enough,
    my vette needed almost 5000cfm to keep it at 180 degrees
    in stop/go on a hot day. course 'luminum radiator & 'luminum
    heads will help....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
    what brand/part # were those fans?
    looking good so far....
    mistusuzukihondamotorteriyaki comes with free Covid and one other disease of your choice




    only kind of kidding... it's 2 of these
    https://www.amazon.com/Mishimoto-MMF...ve&sr=1-4&th=1

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  • fatguyzinc
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    what brand/part # were those fans?
    looking good so far....
    Last edited by fatguyzinc; June 20, 2020, 09:40 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    my biggest fans

    mirrors... going to make them black too.... just not 100% sure how

    even the carpet is now down for a good clean

    hmmmm. should I use it?

    my stack of chrome to make black.... I may have a plan for this, though

    fittings and hose... but not enough fittings... I also have yet another bracket system on its way, so nothing is set until that gets here



    for the next person doing this... 5/8, 16mm 18mm, 18mm, 18mm
    that is... the fitting size for the PS pump, the pump-to-hydroboost size, the hydroboost to the steering rack an finally the steering rack outlet....

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  • 65RHDEER
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    That is looking really good SBG, I can tell you're excited

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    making the pile smaller
    the louver was hitting the air cleaner... so I shaved the base at an angle... clearance

    lordy does it get dusty

    but I like it and the louvers clear

    blacking out side pipes

    sand then hang

    then bake the coating on


    yep, thinking I like it


    this is a test... paint would not survive here for long, but I wanted to see what it'd look like anodized black


    now to take it to the coater.... yes, I like it a lot


    this is the last bit I need to polish and paint...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to install them for real

    quite a pile to install....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    more polishing


    spun it around, tossed it on the lift

    ugh, a run

    undercoated the wheel wells, this is very important because if rocks hit the fender from the tire - you'll chip paint

    same story, verse 2


    I'm going to murder this out.... everything black - thought about brushed stainless but no, black is better

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    6 hours in

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