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    now in metal
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    • did some work on this today...

      worked on the spoiler

      cut the block plate and spoiler out of one piece of aluminum

      the bottom inch will be rubber....

      also fixed some cracks because it was finally warm enough to use epoxy

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      • considering if this is what I want

        or this


        in other news, painting inner liners

        and wiring the reverse light


        all while waiting for the epoxy to fully dry


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        • Snazzy !

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          • beta version etch primer

            installed

            rivet the rubber spoiler on


            install edges

            it's also bolted to the frame through the bottom of the radiator cladding
            also, rather then hard attach to the fenders, the rubber stoppers will keep the metal in place but also allow it to give if I get too low....

            fun fun

            spoiler - wider and remove the lift from the nose (no catfish nose lift)


            what's left? reverse lights and figure out why the lighter plug isn't working... then it goes in the garage to await its first racing of the season (mid-May)... and that schedule is Spokane May 15ish, and PIR May 27....
            Also, need to finish up some things on the motorhome but it's close...

            oh yeah, and buy 2 houses, a commercial property then move 300 miles --------> way
            oh and get a puppy this weekend.
            and commute to Idaho for Buick parts.

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            • Very nice ! that should do the trick ...

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              • Looks great! I had one like that on the Studillac but it was to create a low pressure area behind to pull more thru the radiator. Where did you get the material? Jack Chisenhall (Vintage Air) gave me the piece to make the first one. I will need to buy some to re-create one someday. You are a busy man! Moving sucks and to think about moving all your tools!

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                • Originally posted by 53 Studillac View Post
                  Looks great! I had one like that on the Studillac but it was to create a low pressure area behind to pull more thru the radiator. Where did you get the material? Jack Chisenhall (Vintage Air) gave me the piece to make the first one. I will need to buy some to re-create one someday. You are a busy man! Moving sucks and to think about moving all your tools!
                  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016C5GTE2...t_details&th=1
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                  • dangerously close to the object I imagined 4 years ago


                    inner fenders done

                    shop empty.

                    Monday, new project
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                    • reverse light

                      of course I don't have the nuts for these... ugh

                      and more wiring
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                      • reverse light plug.... same as any other t-based trans (t5, t56, tko, tkx)
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                        • It was a busy night for Trio, had to hide Luigi's ball

                          yet they are peas in a pod... there is a 6 or so month age difference

                          back to C3 content
                          I can move the exhaust pipe towards the car. Granted, it's no longer parallel, but I have a thought

                          that it will help deflect noise

                          I'm close, within 1 db...
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                          • I thought mistake, nope... works out to $2 a tube so I'm happy
                            time to refasten the sidepipes

                            even the trim is in place


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                            • autox weekend.... the motorhome, it's beyond slow
                              and I need to fix the trailer brakes - developed a short on the trip


                              looking for a short - and need to replace one tire...


                              I also took the opportunity to repack wheel bearings - this trailer is going to get a work out over the next few weeks...
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                              • wow, the impossibility of getting a rebuilt steering rack for a C5 or C6 is pretty remarkable.... I bought another used one, figure I'll get my current one rebuilt (maybe?)
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