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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Another "I can't leave it like this"....

    mind you, I could have sculpted that into perfect shape but it would always bug me there's a 1/2" of vette adhesive under the paint....
    so I'll epoxy some fiberglass into place.... and continue to say bad words about the supplier as this side was made 1" shorter then the other


    I think, though, this is pandemic - this is how well the hood fits (different supplier) - I will say, though, I got a substantial discount because there's a flaw on the corner (not bad, but a flaw)...... but why can't this braced piece match the fender?



    that's the other major fix then there's nothing left but the hand sanding

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I still don't have a solution for the sway bar - it is too close to the coil over (stock had a transverse spring)....


    but I started reassembly of the under so that I can get the bracing done

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  • DanStokes
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    Makes sense to me. That way you can fit the inners to an outer that fits the car - otherwise you're shooting in the dark.

    Dan

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  • silver_bullet
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    Back in my body shop days 36 years ago, doing dually fenders for farmers, I always did the outside first....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I know some might question doing the outside first.... *shrug*


    fixed


    once I finish fiberglassing all the holes I made putting the suspension in and doing the fiberglass inner fenders then I'll be onto final fitment and hopefully paint soon after

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the heater is the thing in the bottom of this photo



    checked it this morning, it's solid

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  • Dan Barlow
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    Maybe a heater close by, but of course , not too close .

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    round 1 - tl;dr, I may be scraping this off and doing it again tomorrow

    5:1 mix.... not sure that's right....

    in theory it's supposed to be solid to touch in 40 minutes.... 2 hours later it's still squishy


    oh well, good thing this isn't my day job.

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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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