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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the frame is back... no picture of that.... tomorrow... however
    looks excellent

    well, except.... story time. I figured I'd save money by having the parts blasted then powder coated at the same place. I trusted that the frame was fine, but I had very clear instructions that I needed two pieces back to do some rust repair before they actually coated them....
    well
    now we know what powder coated rust looks like



    in their defense... they immediately owned up to it and said "looks like we provided a free powder coat primer"... so tomorrow I metal work these and hopefully get them back on Friday (yeah, sure that's going to happen) to the powder coater... the look on his face - I really did try to avoid this, when I told the owner - he was like "right, right" and inside (to get distracted, I guess), then I told one of the ladies who works in the office.... alas, nope.

    The biggest issue is I'm stacking stuff on stuff so I need to get the frame at least assembled enough to set the motor in place so that I can form the parts.... ugh, maybe Anthony will be here this weekend to learn some metal work.... so that'd be cool

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    who knew a Corvette dolly could work so well for a Buick?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    always flip frames by yourself and right next to the car that you finished....


    and it's flipped (you thought I never flipped cars)




    because no one makes these, I need to get them blasted and fix the holes... thankfully the left side (although mirrored) is still intact



    time to take the core support apart so it can get powder coated... yeah, going to powder coat the major bits

    picture so I can put this back together later

    however, there is a repair that needs doing

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    hopefully this will go relatively quickly from here
    the PS pulley is really close to the box, so I'll gain some room while I can (and remember)



    time to disassemble

    so I remember which shims go where

    front off

    rear off

    bare

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Not that I don't enjoy your other work but I'm looking forward to this one!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to finish up the frame so I can blow it apart


    first, upper arm braces


    the a-bodies are notorious for flexing here... the 64 is different then the 65 - so the ones included with the kit don't fit (these would be shorter)


    and actually mount the cross member


    tomorrow I'll start calling around for a time to get the frame blasted...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I admit to being tempted




    tonight I clearanced the transmission tunnel - kind of getting grip on what's next...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    well, an empty shop. No, the other stuff isn't done, but it's done enough so I can get full on this



    today was basically unload it then put its parts on the build shelf... Sunday, my goal is get the frame apart so I can paint it, then start reassembly (with the LS motor) I need this car to be available sooner rather then later - Buick, the dog, is 7... and not stiff yet but I see it coming - this would be perfect transport for him.... so onward!

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy
    now the LS doesn't have a home......


    and once again, all is right with the world....

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy
    screw it, I'm putting the 50 Buick's motor in this.... it will get a 320 but the twin turbo 430 is going in this.... haven't decided whether or not to use the built turbo 400 I have for it (with a gear vendors) or adapt the 4L80e... either way, the 430 may eventually end up in the Sedanet, but it just makes too much sense to put the 455 in my wagon. now the LS doesn't have a home but I have some thoughts about that as well... who knows, it may power the Rover that I'm going to build for my wife....
    I don't find an applause emoji or I'd throw that in there too. A GS wagon!

    Dan

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  • hauen
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    I'd love to see you tackle an LS in a Rover, people have done it, but their documentation is...let's just say lacking.

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  • TDwillard
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    1st I did not understand about this design while I finished to see and really amazing.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I was wondering when you were painting this.. Getting cool nights..

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  • DanStokes
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    The 'Vette looks good! Nice shade of silver.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    drill time

    though this kept distracting me

    welded


    the difference between a 64 and all the rest of the generation's frames

    time to straighten this a bit


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