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09-25-2011 10:01 PM Front Fender Driver Side 1
I put in some time this weekend on my front fenders. Well, one of them, and only half of it. And I started it last weekend. I'm rebuilding them to accommodate the larger wheels I plan to use. I really had to get old school on these as I don't have an english wheel, a shrinker/ stretcher, or a gas welder. I don't even have a pellet bag. So I wrapped up an old bed sheet and got the hammers out. I started to build it in one piece, but that wasn't working so I cut it into sections and was able to rebuild the inner half. I may have to notch it to make more room for my master cylinder, but I'll deal with that when I have to.

These pics show the template I made (it pays to save the boxes from home groceries) and getting started.


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09-11-2011 10:30 PM Brake and Clutch cylinder 3
I drilled a hole 3" down on the clutch lever and was able to bend the bracket to line up the cylinder. I trimmed the removable threaded end of the cylinder to fit, and cut out a new piece for my firewall.

I also added a bracket on the side with an adjustable bolt and jam nut to act as a stopper for the clutch pedal. This will help prevent over pushing the clutch cylinder.


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09-11-2011 10:26 PM Brake and Clutch cylinder 2
I had to trim the DSE bracket holes to allow the Hydratech unit to fit. I also ended up re cutting out the metal I had added back in and added a groove in the bracket so I could bend it where I wanted it.




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09-11-2011 10:24 PM Brake and CLutch cylinder 1
These past couple of weekends I've had a bit of time here and there, and I took on a couple of smaller projects. I wanted to fit the Hydratech brake unit to my firewall as well as the clutch cylinder. I have an oem gm one.

I had purchased a DSE brake and clutch braket and welded it to my firewall. I first filled in the original gaps and holes in the surrounding area, then welded it up. In hindsight I was a little too trusting with it. I should have measured 2x, cut once.. My Hydratech unit was way off, and the clutch angle was too high up for my taste.


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08-28-2011 09:28 PM rear seat brace 3
I didn't like how the ends were looking so I chopped them off and made new ones. They are cleaner, imo, and were easier to weld since the gaps were better.




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