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08-17-2014 09:38 PM weekend distraction
I had bought the remnants of an old wagon almost a year ago, and have done nothing with is as I've been busy with my Firebird, and my wife just bought me a fold up wagon as a gift, which I guess lit a fire in me to do something with the wagon I had already bought, so I spent this weekend in the garage making a chassis for it. Pics below. I painted it black but I'm not liking it. It hides all the work I did... So I'll repaint it silver at the least, but I'm thinking of having fun with it and using some type of sparkly metallic candy spray paint. Maybe I'll hit the "tuner" section of my local pep boys and see what they have to offer, ha ha


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07-27-2014 09:36 PM assembling 18
So I snuck into the garage after work this past week and installed the front bumper. It still needs a tiny bit of adjustment for my bumper/ passender fender but I'll wait to do that until after I put the hood on. The bumper went on fine, but then, of course, the garage door wouldn't close, so I had to carefully use 2 floor jacks to lift the car and push it back. (still no wheels yet) I kept the jackstands near the frame rails to help keep it balanced. This weekend I installed more wiring...


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07-20-2014 10:24 PM cool it 2
I got a little time in today (anniversary weekend- I had other priorities, ha ha) so I finished up the radiator installation and am recycling the washer fluid bottle as an overflow tank. I also spent some time sanding down my plastic grille pieces, but the painting was a disaster so I need to sand them down and try again.

I've also been "sponsored", so to speak. My coworker gave me an exhaust cut out kit he bought for his 5th gen camaro and decided not to use. I'll make good use of it...


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07-06-2014 09:15 PM cool it
Got a little bit done this weekend- I ordered (and received within 2 days!) a radiator, so I started to figure out how I would mount this. Turns out I needed to flatten my core support more, and fill in more holes, as they didn't line up. From that I made some brackets to hold the electric fans & shroud. I suppose if I had machine shop equipment (handbrake, shear, press, dimple dies, etc) these could have been done in minutes, but I got my Amish on again and got the hand tools out and made my best at it. It's generally there, but I have some grind marks and general imperfections, so I'm gonna go back and primer/ sand and repaint these before I install them. Also been pecking away at the wiring...


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06-22-2014 11:05 PM back to work....
OK, after being distracted with my new (to me) milling machine and getting the electrical hooked up this weekend and bolted down (also added a 3/16" plate of metal for more structure) I finally got a little work done on my car again. I finished the Hydroboost plumbing, reinstalled the fender (kinda looks just like it did a few weeks back) and finished the battery cables. I made a point to use said new-to-me milling machine to modify two aluminum brackets on my battery cables to allow the mounting nuts to sit inside them. I also threw on my old side mirrors, just because I could. I'll probably run with these for a bit to save $$ for other parts I actually need.


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