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  • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    success.... bolt hoes in place and bolts go in....
    Uber hookers and bolt hoes?
    I guess that's 'Vegas for you.


    • oh yeah, two nuts, one bolt.
      Doing it all wrong since 1966


      • first, make holes (aka void warranties)

        weld a bit of aluminum

        dang, the appearance I know what I'm doing....

        fit an Astro top

        (I love these things)
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        • Why the new hole in tank?


          • Originally posted by Shep48COE View Post
            Why the new hole in tank?
            fuel pump
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            • Brakes
              Today I received the bolts for the front calipers.... time to finish this up

              first a bunch of milling on what I welded yesterday

              I resisted the urge to sharpen the carbide (I should have but it worked)

              then drilled the holes

              wow, it works, errr... well that's no surprise that it worked just like I planned

              Installed new upper ball joints

              for the life of me, I can't figure out why this is an issue now - but one bolt should be shorter to attach the hubs.... thankfully, Mr. Cutoff wheel came to the rescue

              and look, the rear

              and the front - to be honest, I don't know of a 14" rotor for this application (the C5 uses a 13")...

              Getting close to final assembly

              and the rear
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              • so gnarly.........


                • Very Nice!
                  Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                  74 Nova Project
                  66 Mustang GT Project

                  92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                  79 Chevy Truck Project
                  1956 Cadillac Project


                  • reference
                    master cylinder size.
                    Stock C3, no assist is 7/8"
                    Stock C3, with assist is 1 1/8"

                    2010 Camaro SS is 1 1/8 however it's a much shorter master cylinder.

                    Called Wilwood and they recommended 1 1/8 with the caveat that I need to measure the piston size to properly calculate the swept area.

                    I'm using the smallest of hydroboost (no power steering, yet) to aid in braking....

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                    • didn't have a lot of time, but enough to put the wheels on

                      and drill holes for the pump
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                      • a bit more
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                        • so I've been waiting on some parts to arrive so I can finish up the frame
                          such as rebuild parts for the C6 front suspension

                          it was cheaper to buy this as a kit then individually... and hate on Chinese (like I do) but they put lube points on all the moving points... I guess we got too smart for that?

                          and fuel line....

                          which I bought twice not knowing that aluminum is advised against by FItech.... ah well, it was really cheap and I'll use it for other stuff... new brake line is under that stack too

                          Got around to removing the seats and carpet for the next phase

                          what I wasn't waiting for was more metal work inside.... this is why I like up to 75... no metal floors, or speedholes in the metal floor

                          I'll get on fixing this Thursday... ah well. This year finish goal was more of a hopeful guess.

                          Doing it all wrong since 1966


                          • extent of the problem

                            passenger side is fine

                            Needed bench space so put the tank roughly in place

                            so the plan.... at $300 plus shipping, there is zero chance I'm not building a replacement part(s) myself for the floorpan...
                            Doing it all wrong since 1966


                            • onto floor flixes, first treat the rust on the passenger side

                              this will need something a bit more substantial


                              now in metal

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                              • Foretaste of the Buick wagon that's coming next

                                cut hole, remove undercoating

                                remove metal from flange

                                spray with weld-through primer first to mark the edges

                                eventually I'll weld this on both sides, but this is a start

                                and finally another project in the wings

                                initially I was/may weld this - but the cap retainer would need another solution

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