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Today 05:45 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
yeah ,the key word is "IF" If I could do that theres a few smiles I could make...
I wanted to pull the cover off the rear today and the wheels to check the brakes but the shop work got in my way and havent had a chance yet I did notice the front rotors looked bad and might need replacing and the rear has shoes....heck I'm not even sure if it is a ford rear yet ,I'm just making an uneducated guess.
My buddy came over and looked at it he said its an 8.8 ford...now ,I know from listening to you guys that thats a popular rearend is there an ez way to see if its a possi without pulling the cover off I'm not so sure I could tell one way or the other even WITH the cover off..
Today 04:45 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I spent yesterday and today trimming and fitting the front EMS floor pans. After some finessing they fit pretty well but I will have to fabricate the center hump and about a foot between the front and rear assemblies.

Still, It sure is quicker than making them from scratch!

John




where's your Johnlong sought after book, "making a car from scratch"? Good stuff.
Today 04:14 PM
John long I spent yesterday and today trimming and fitting the front EMS floor pans. After some finessing they fit pretty well but I will have to fabricate the center hump and about a foot between the front and rear assemblies.

Still, It sure is quicker than making them from scratch!

John




Today 02:17 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
You said the rear had been narrowed. Is it a Ford rear that will be easy to change the gear set if you don't like the ratio that is in it?

BTW, If you hold your wife up by her heels, that frown will look like a smile.

John
yeah ,the key word is "IF" If I could do that theres a few smiles I could make...
I wanted to pull the cover off the rear today and the wheels to check the brakes but the shop work got in my way and havent had a chance yet I did notice the front rotors looked bad and might need replacing and the rear has shoes....heck I'm not even sure if it is a ford rear yet ,I'm just making an uneducated guess.
Today 10:36 AM
tech69 so I was working on my tank yesterday and realized I left the radius too deep from the edge on the sides. So when I made my pattern for the top piece it was meant to fit with those edges that were later cut away. So I fixed the issue but ran out of metal on the edges of the top piece to accommodate the new area that was the new edge to mate to. So I have to make a new top piece. Hopefully I can do this today. I will first go to a plumbers store and find better elbows for dollies. You really need good dollies. Also need a belt sander cause when you unravel these edges to mate the radius of the other piece it means you have to usually cut that edge all across cause it most likely got taller on you and it's a pain using vixen file to do it. Frustrating but at the same time I'm happy with how it's going to turn out.

as you can see in the pic the radius is too far from the edge.

Today 06:09 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
it looks factory John he did a really great job on everything even the new wire harness which I never would have known was replaced untill I saw some coils of wire behind the fuse box from unused circuits. I cant imagine why the guy let this go after doing so much work ,sure it was totaled (salvage title) but its an ez fix ,replace the windshield ,hood and vent cowl panel. The roofs not damaged at all.
You said the rear had been narrowed. Is it a Ford rear that will be easy to change the gear set if you don't like the ratio that is in it?

BTW, If you hold your wife up by her heels, that frown will look like a smile.

John
Today 04:55 AM
deadbodyman sunday while the wife was away I finished framing up a linen closet and lined it with aromatic cedar...makes the whole house smell good, she's all smiles and loves me again but its only tuesday....by this weekend she'll have that list out again and that perpetual frown.
Today 04:48 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Cool. Hard to see from the pics. Was the conversion well done?

John
it looks factory John he did a really great job on everything even the new wire harness which I never would have known was replaced untill I saw some coils of wire behind the fuse box from unused circuits. I cant imagine why the guy let this go after doing so much work ,sure it was totaled (salvage title) but its an ez fix ,replace the windshield ,hood and vent cowl panel. The roofs not damaged at all.
Yesterday 08:30 PM
silentpoet I put in those seat belts and tried to fix the seat adjuster. I also got the air bag put in and threw on a worthless seat cover. On one seat belt bolt I had to weld on a socket to finish getting it off when the torx head stripped out. I put it back in with that socket on it. Figure it will make the next time easier. The air bag I just put back in because I had the battery disconnected to do the welding. The cheapo seat cover does not really fit the seat, but I had it on hand. It really looks half assed. I think even just throwing a mexican/indian blanket will look better because it is the seat part that looks bad, especially on the driver's side. I hooked up the seat slider/adjuster spring and it is too loose. Will need to tighten it later.

For having the truck one week tomorrow evening I have gotten a bunch done. Steering is much better, has 2 working seat belts now, and driver's door doesn't sag.
Yesterday 07:50 AM
MARTINSR That oscillating saw I got a week or so ago is absolutely amazing! I cut this 2x4 and the baseboard right where it is nailed, absolutely amazing!



And at the HF price of $35 I could toss it in the garbage right now and it was worth it.

Brian
Yesterday 07:45 AM
MARTINSR Interesting Mike, very interesting.

I know, it's not a car but this is what I have been doing and I got a lot done yesterday.

Brian

Yesterday 07:36 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
took a two hr drive to Atlanta and picked my new shop truck its an 87 Nissan. Someone invested a lot of time ,work and money into this truck I bought it online with only a couple of pics to go by and didnt even know if it ran. The hood flew up and smashed the windshield which damaged the hood and hinges. Got it back to the shop and had it running in 15 minutes ...I got lucky on this one I figure the guy had about 5,000 invested in it .
Cool. Hard to see from the pics. Was the conversion well done?

John
Yesterday 04:00 AM
deadbodyman took a two hr drive to Atlanta and picked my new shop truck its an 87 Nissan. Someone invested a lot of time ,work and money into this truck I bought it online with only a couple of pics to go by and didnt even know if it ran. The hood flew up and smashed the windshield which damaged the hood and hinges. Got it back to the shop and had it running in 15 minutes ...I got lucky on this one I figure the guy had about 5,000 invested in it .
Yesterday 03:44 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
poor little vette never had a chance he got spanked on two wheels.
09-14-2014 10:52 PM
Dave57210 Still not getting much done - still recuperating from crashing a motorcycle last Sunday (no, not my Honda)

Shoulder still too stiff to be able to do a lot. (Sure destroyed my leather jacket!) As my son said - that is now a welding jacket!
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