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09-20-2008 12:00 PM progress in little steps
The plan is to cut the tubes where they are flat and straight as they come out from the flange, add 3 inches, and put back together. I also hope to put another 6 inches on the collector to house the muffler.
Too many things are not progressing quickly so I thought I would put the hood on and just enjoy what it would look like if I could actually drive it. I still need to fab some way to hold the hood on and find a way to replace the support at the front of the hood as it was in the stock form. As the philosopher said "it's always something...". Now I need to check the Knowledge Base for tips on how to stop all the brake leaks that I've tried to fix several times.


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09-20-2008 11:47 AM Don't know if this is progress
I've been fighting with the wiring, due mostly to ignorance on my part and too many circuits I don't need. I finally finished hooking up the gauges and I think this is the last of the major items. I tried some tests (see the elect. posts) but now I just need to put a battery in it and find out if anything works. I'm at the point where I think alot of 1st time builders give up...too many little things that I didn't know about have to be done when I thought I was almost finished.
I gave up on trying to build lakes headers, I'm licked trying to get all that round to fit together. So I bought a different style thinking to be, well different. Of course my record is still holding, they don't fit with the wider than a roadster body so I deed to modify. Fortunately this will only envolve straight cut and welds to move the down tubes out enough to pass the rockers.


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08-14-2008 12:46 PM A little more work done
I keep taking care of little things that need done. Finished the brake lines to the MC and made some little line holders from scrap, put on the radiator/hood braces. The first layer of insulation is done. Found out the garnish moldings for the doors won't fit with my new glass so I'm going to cut them down I guess. What I'm really doing is stalling, working up the nerve to tackle the wiring kit...confused and dazed by all that wire.


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08-11-2008 02:54 PM Starting to look real
I will say again that the yellow is tinted primer and the final color is more like that of the frame. The arrow in the 2nd photo is where I had to cut the tube to clear the frame. Finally got the body mount bolts to line up and ended up with lots of firewall clearance. Today insulated the doors, finished up the brake lines to the MC. Next is to start the wiring...I think.


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08-11-2008 02:46 PM back with glass
This first picture is a little fuzzy due to being taken with a phone. We had just gotten back with the cab from the glass man and put it on the frame..after a little persuation. The new windshield is blacked out to hide the dash. The new hood to cowl gasket is on. It's starting to look like the hot rod I planned.


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