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  • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

    so it's back in place. Hot Rod Garage is doing a BBC, 4 speed, flared, conversion to metal bumper C3 ... the cynic in me wonders wherever they got such an odd idea... that said, I'm going to make this run next. I have all the brake stuff and while it won't even be done I am going to bolt the body to the frame and make this run.... with no doors, figure if I can inspire them then I'll take a page from their book too and just make it go.... Sunday is my goal....
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      back to brake lines
      first was replace the boogered fitting

      then drill the T out so that it's 1/4 3/16 3/16

      then put the wrong fitting on the next line

      but now, 4 lines of brake


      tighten it up, fix one body mount then put the body on forever
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

        This 80 degree weather is killing me
        tank vent

        something like this


        but alas, must weld
        ah ha, that's where I put that Iron welding rod





        and finish brake lines


        and rebuild rack



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        • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

          This 80 degree weather does blow..
          Under the trees it is pretty nice.. In the shop or work areas...nope.
          Making progress.

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            This 80 degree weather does blow..
            Under the trees it is pretty nice.. In the shop or work areas...nope.
            Making progress.
            80? Try 102*.
            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

              body back on frame - this time without a nose support bar
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                Nooooo thaaaanks!
                Cleaning out MIL's house in Des Moines a few years ago... Here in the great PNW it cools down at night, many times needing a shirt...
                At DM, I woke in a sweat in my boxers... Sun barely peeking over the horizon... Stepped out on the back porch..ALREADY NASTY!
                It is your home, I get that..

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                  Nooooo thaaaanks!
                  Cleaning out MIL's house in Des Moines a few years ago... Here in the great PNW it cools down at night, many times needing a shirt...
                  At DM, I woke in a sweat in my boxers... Sun barely peeking over the horizon... Stepped out on the back porch..ALREADY NASTY!
                  It is your home, I get that..
                  It may be home, but it's hot as heck anyway! we've enjoyed your weather for the past 2 days. Liking it!
                  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

                    Evaporust a nut and cage


                    and fill the rear with oil

                    which wasn't a lot of fun - but was quite messy
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                    • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                      thread cleaners arrived (and got used)


                      now I can put this together forever
                      I took advantage of the body off one last time to put the sidepipe headers on



                      starting the bolt down process.... all the bolts are loosely in place, I'll build stands then shim and tighten it down
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                        time to build some stands



                        in other news, master cylinder arrived
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                          HydroBoost should have been factory....
                          Patrick & Tammy
                          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                          • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                            I don't know why they didn't - maybe they didn't have a small enough system at the design time?

                            blocks built
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                              blocks built



                              brakes bled

                              I love my power bleeder, it made this so simple

                              For those wondering what next....
                              - finish bolting down the body
                              - finish the cooling system
                              - make it run (wire the EFI, etc)
                              - give it a test run - yes before doors, or anything is back on the car

                              there is no way Hot Rod Garage beats me to the street....
                              Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; August 4th, 2019, 09:20 PM.
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                              • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                                skate on over
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