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  • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

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

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      Finish up the floor detour


      a few notes.
      1) the floor is going to get the ceramic coating that the FJ40 got - it's 1/4" thick so those seams disappear as does the rust pits on the other side
      2) underneath it gets undercoating so the patch will fully disappear (like it did on the '40)
      3) FOR THE LOVE ALL THAT IS HOLY STOP BLOCKING WINDOW CHANNELS WITH ADHESIVE WHEN YOU HAVE A LEAK... damn fools, GM designed the windshield system to allow the water to run under the molding then away from the car. The molding keeps water from being driven into the windshield frame. This car had a leak, and they plumb filled up the channels with window adhesive.... the leak is in the valley (below the window) .... just remember this, if I see you, Bubba, doing this I pray for your eternal soul to be damned to a hell where you do nothing but try to weld up pinholes, naked, and over your head. Prayer works, so you are now on notice there is an 11th commandment.

      onto cleaning the body so I can complete the color change



      and rebuild the rear floor... I think I'm simply going to raise it to clear.... there's little reason to give it huge luggage space and it's far easier to just bond it back 2" higher.

      Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; April 18th, 2019, 08:30 PM.
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

        more.... I spent most of the day on honey-dos, so I had 2 hours tonight to get further....
        doors are off


        I knew pulling the booster was a pain, double the pain for a true 4 speed car because there are more bits in the way


        however, I won

        ish.... I still have to put the other back in


        ah well, having brakes that will suck the tailights through the gas tank will be awesome.
        Dan Barlow likes this.
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        • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

          Finish up the floor detour


          a few notes.
          1) the floor is going to get the ceramic coating that the FJ40 got - it's 1/4" thick so those seams disappear as does the rust pits on the other side
          2) underneath it gets undercoating so the patch will fully disappear (like it did on the '40)
          3) FOR THE LOVE ALL THAT IS HOLY STOP BLOCKING WINDOW CHANNELS WITH ADHESIVE WHEN YOU HAVE A LEAK... damn fools, GM designed the windshield system to allow the water to run under the molding then away from the car. The molding keeps water from being driven into the windshield frame. This car had a leak, and they plumb filled up the channels with window adhesive.... the leak is in the valley (below the window) .... just remember this, if I see you, Bubba, doing this I pray for your eternal soul to be damned to a hell where you do nothing but try to weld up pinholes, naked, and over your head. Prayer works, so you are now on notice there is an 11th commandment.

          onto cleaning the body so I can complete the color change



          and rebuild the rear floor... I think I'm simply going to raise it to clear.... there's little reason to give it huge luggage space and it's far easier to just bond it back 2" higher.
          I thought you might have a plan for a kid when you talked of room with the new rear suspension to make it a 2+2
          Previously HoosierL98GTA

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          • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

            Hydraboost




            cut on the line


            bright side is the plate fits, down side is the hole is too high

            by an inch


            unthread brake pivot


            verify thread pitch


            cut and thread




            verify distance

            I've had this Corvette style MC forever, it has the right internals, but the thread pitch is completely wrong for anything I've had before... more likely it will continue to be a test part... but it's nice to have one to check before I buy.

            other end, using the right master cylinder


            not the right one


            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

              a break from Corvette brakes

              a box


              with bits


              my table arrived!!!!


              must assemble NOW




              this thing is really well designed - and goes together pretty easily if you watch the videos
              2 hours of unpacking and assembly and here it is


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              • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

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

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                • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                  Were going to expect you to make alot ot but and pieces like urich fan now .
                  Previously HoosierL98GTA

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                  • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                    Were going to expect you to make alot ot but and pieces like urich fan now .
                    you may wish to have a chat with your autocorrect, I think it's drunk
                    oletrux4evr and Dan Barlow like this.
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                      Patrick & Tammy
                      - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                      • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                        Let me try that again .

                        We're going to expect you to make alot of bits and pieces, like Urchfab .
                        I'll take credit for it . My fingers were probably going to fast on my phones little screen . I will assure you I was sober aswell .
                        Previously HoosierL98GTA

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                        • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                          okay Dan, we're not judging you or your phone

                          another bite of the elephant


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                            Looks a bit congested in there.......
                            Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                            HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


                            Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

                            The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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                            • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                              A couple of the threads do not show pics unless I reply or go to another page then back.. (not back arrow)
                              Sometimes what I reply sounds stupd... Maybe most of the time.

                              This car oughta fly!

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                              • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                                I'll change the plugs on 1,2,3,4,6 & 8, you can do 5 & 7!
                                Last edited by 65RHDEER; April 26th, 2019, 08:18 PM.
                                Tim
                                Melbourne Australia

                                65 Hardtop Impala, 70 GTS Monaro, 93 "80" Landcruiser

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