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10-17-2008 06:26 PM Chickasha 2008 pg. 1
Let's start off with the "dare to be different" group.
1978 Gremlin X - 258 with a factory 4 speed. I think it was a good deal at $3000.
1964 (I think - had to go off the tail light casting) Corvair Monza - $2500 OBO
This Taxi even had a coin changer (look close at the running board)! 1924 Durant Star. Wooden spokes. $8500.


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09-07-2008 08:51 PM Fitting the Front Clip
Got the fenders, core support, and valance bolted on the car. Spent most of the afternoon on Saturday putting the hood together. The guy I bought it from disassembled it for shipping. Wasn't sure whether the hood would win or me. Finally got it together and on. Now I have to measure and plan how to get the radiator in.


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09-04-2008 09:44 PM Modifying the Inner Fender Panels
Now that the MII hats are in their final resting place, the inner panels had to be cut to clear the new front suspension. I did the passenger side first. When I finished, I realized I could have been a bit more surgical. The driver's side went quicker and I think it is cleaner. When I finish them, they will look the same but the passenger side will probably take more work. This all leads up to the modification of the core support so the radiator and engine will clear each other.


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09-02-2008 10:19 PM Don Burns the MII Hats On
Don came over after work. In short order he burned the MII hats to the frame rails. I will do the body and non-structural welding, but I prefer to have a pro do the critical welding like the front suspension. Anyway, we double checked the measurements before he started. We also checked them afterwards. Everything was within 1/16" or so. Don and I agreed it is probably better than most new cars. I can move on to modifying the inner fender panels now.


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09-01-2008 09:48 PM Ready for the New MII Hats
Removed the motor mounts. They are going to move back about 1-1/2" and were in the way of the new location for the MII hats. Measured, checked the shocks, measured some more, and then tack welded the hats in place. Then I did some quick and dirty checks of the camber and caster at ride height. If this didn't nail it nothing will. Don will be by tomorrow after work to finish welding them in place.
In preparation for moving the engine and tranny back, I trimmed out the cross member to clear the TH350 pan. The whole K-member is toast and will be replaced, so I gas axed it. This will let me mock up the engine location. I will replace it with a custom built piece once I am sure of where it will go.



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