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05-30-2011 09:20 PM Frame notching 1
This weekend I notched my frame to make room for the 17x9.5 rims to fit in the front and have a full range of steering. To keep my frame from becoming fragile, I reinforced the frame inside with 2 ribs on each side. I was able to recycle & re use my old corssmember plates I had cut from the frame when I modified it for the LS engine. I also added two tubes on the passenger side to provide additional support for the idler arm. I also feel good knowing that I've already reinforced the frame in this area in preparation for my engine mounts. With the tubular mounts installed they will box this area in so I think with all this in place the frame should be OK.


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05-22-2011 10:07 PM front wheels
I had a couple of hours today so I borrowed my old wheels from my neighbor to see how they would fit on my car. Well, they didn't. It's a good thing I am planning to use a different wheel. I was thinking about the American Racing 200s wheel (17x9.5 front) and (17x11 rear). I like the retro look, but I need to talk to someone who knows about these wheels. If they're crap or won't clear the brakes I want then I'll need to keep looking. But this was a good lesson to see and determine the sizes that will fit and what modifications I'll need to do to make these work. I knew that I would need to modify/ rebuild the inner fenders but it looks like I'll be notching the frame rails, too. Hope to get to that next weekend...


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05-20-2011 10:44 PM rear window drainage 2
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05-20-2011 10:43 PM rear window drainage 1
This afternoon I completed a couple of small projects. I welded in the inner seat belt brackets to the trans tunnel. I also built some drainage tubes for the rear window channel. As we all know these first gens like to collect water at the base of the rear windows so I added some drainage tubes to the corners to allow water to drip through. I'll attach rubber tubes to these and have them exit through the wheel wells (when installed)


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05-15-2011 08:59 PM Fuel tank access door 3
I'll use some type of weatherstripping to help seal it and prevent any vibrations or exhaust leaks. I also trimmed the allen bolts to length. they are untrimmed in the pics.

The metalwork is for the most part there, but it will need some bondo/ prep work to get it to a "show" status..


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