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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so I didn't want to wait until it warms up so I bought colder glue


    glue it, pin it, wait 40 minutes if 40 degrees


    and it's there


    next up fiberglass the inside of the fender (which I am NOT looking forward to), then fill the seam and start body work.... and raise the scoop... and do the rear fenders.... and do the rear floor....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    What's the plan with the hood, cut and change the bracing underneath or build up the top?
    I can push it to the right shape, so simply brace by epoxying metal bits to where it needs to curve.

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  • 65RHDEER
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    What's the plan with the hood, cut and change the bracing underneath or build up the top?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    finish up the suspension

    tighten it down and level it up



    so I can go onto the next 'big' thing
    this side is good enough, not perfect, just good enough

    this side is terrible

    no going back now

    first test fit

    second fit

    much better


    what they did wrong was not do the same wheel opening side to side, the left side had a hook at about 2 o'clock.... cut, slice, dice and move forward so it's a radius and it's 'fixed' next up a lot of epoxy

    then onto this issue
    the hood doesn't follow the shape of the fenders... it's like they all got together and decided to use the one Corvette that was no other


    ah well, I have epoxy, fabric and I know how to use it....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    for some reason I can't add anything to my trailer build, so I'll add it here since on Thursday I'm picking up something plastic and French for a friend


    silly me thought all connectors were the same.... nope but it will work for now


    in other news, I got the parts from Aiden American so installed them



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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Looks great! The geometry is complex on that (at least for me - I do geometry thru experiment).

    Dan
    I've made great use of the DRO on my mill.... those brackets were not the 1st, 2nd or even third set... but the benefit of them over the GM system should be dramatic (meaning, they'll work and I'll have headlights.)

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  • DanStokes
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    Looks great! The geometry is complex on that (at least for me - I do geometry thru experiment).

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    That video is almost Project Binky level
    I've only taken 2 years to get to this point....

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  • 65RHDEER
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    That video is almost Project Binky level

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    beta version

    supervision and complaints to Buick

    remove all this stuff

    install precision brackets and ram

    and voila

    Video of it opening fully

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    closed

    up

    it will fit stock headlights (though I'm not using, being able to set the open and close heights easily is a big deal to me)




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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Oh were these a pain to get out


    then realized I didn't have the right bushings... so I ordered and went onto the next.... bumper


    first cut a space


    then cut and weld the old bumper brackets in place



    and the reason why - I'm keeping the pop up lights but making them lighter and not reliant on vacuum
    first remove everything inside


    then start test fitting


    this opens perfectly that if I was using the stock lights and bezel, it'd fit


    my hope is to build brackets so that someone could simply buy the linear actuators, cut a slot then put it in their car as well... and thinking very cheap, like less then $25 cheap (for the brackets - the actuators are $40 each)...

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  • silver_bullet
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    Ode to Joy???

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so I have basically 5 months to make this track-ready.... and we start today, slllloooowwwwwlllly
    but it was a start

    I need to put these in the front shocks
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; December 29th, 2019, 09:15 PM.

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