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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    FedUp got into the festive spirit by delivering this (on time, even)


    the lower mounts for the Aldan American shocks

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    maybe not for long....guess who has a set of manual guts for both sides...
    I got everything but the glass (reuse yours) and the actual winder crank handle
    (im sure someone makes repops) and they are yours free if you need em.

    email, message, call, send pigeons, smoke signals, whatever if you want em.
    I have new, power innards but aftermarket - meaning about a 50% weight reduction... thanks though.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    .... and these doors are power doors

    maybe not for long....guess who has a set of manual guts for both sides...
    I got everything but the glass (reuse yours) and the actual winder crank handle
    (im sure someone makes repops) and they are yours free if you need em.

    email, message, call, send pigeons, smoke signals, whatever if you want em.

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  • Dan Barlow
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    Now you've got me wondering , and especially since SEMAjust happened. How is going to make the first aluminum or steel fabricated vette body ?

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Street signs work good. Hard to form tho... Working in a scrap yard has perks. Big ones are thicker.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Fiberglass is lighter than steel by volume... but, to make fiberglass work in a production vehicle, it can’t be race weight...ie single layer... that’s why it was so hard for the engineers to take all the weight off of the C4 vette...800 plus pounds IIRC...
    yep..... also this is the biggest issue I've seen with people building with aluminum - they build race weight and it vibrates like jello on a train.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Fiberglass is lighter than steel by volume... but, to make fiberglass work in a production vehicle, it can’t be race weight...ie single layer... that’s why it was so hard for the engineers to take all the weight off of the C4 vette...800 plus pounds IIRC...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    76 Chevrolet Laguna 2 door.... or a 69 Grand Prix....long, heavy SOBs
    you haven't lived until you've moved one of those doors... that said, I'd bet these doors weigh 100 lbs each.... whoever got it in their head that fiberglass is lighter then steel really does need their head examined.... and these doors are power doors

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  • silver_bullet
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    76 Chevrolet Laguna 2 door.... or a 69 Grand Prix....long, heavy SOBs

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  • Dan Barlow
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    The first door I ever took of was on a 82 caprice it looked fine but there was no bottom to the door . I changed it out with one that was factory painted two tone the same colors . Was a piece of cake . I was really thinking I had talent till I did the drivers door . Oh my , what a pain . That may have been my last one so far .

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  • silver_bullet
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    But the effort is well worth it once the final results show that patience was taken to do it right!

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Doors are a pita, especially when working alone.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    it is amazing to me how long one can spend aligning doors

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and worked on this.... the question is do I really want to do the work to make it work or simply do a pan? only time will tell


    moved back 1/4"


    blurry.... the hood still sits a bit high....


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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    hood fits, but doesn't clear the air cleaner...

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