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Yesterday 09:10 PM
MARTINSR I got out to the garage with Nick and he pulled apart his spindles and stuff to have the rotors turned (hopefully) tomorrow.

Brian
Yesterday 09:09 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Is that a MGB GT?


BB
Yes it is,
Yesterday 09:02 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yup, that is PDR hail.

If that Yellow car is all beat, I can come take it out of your way. That looks like it would be cool with a blow thru V6 and 6 speed...

What is it anyway ...
Actually thet is a MGB GT I bought it for the engine and trans,, it has the bigger engine (new reman ) with dual carbs and 4 speed with overdrive and wire wheels and deluxe int with3 spoke wheel,,saying that the body has been ruined by someone every body seam has been bonded smooth and bumpers removed and installed roll pans,,i have a Conv also with small emgine single carb and standard 4 speedin great condition ,,so you know what will happen..when I get able,,Not if ,,When,
Yesterday 08:34 PM
Too Many Projects Busy day, had to renew my driver license and since it's commercial they now require a certified copy of a birth certificate or a passport, so back home I go for that.

After that debacle, I unloaded the floor pan I bought for my '70 Chevelle. It's the full passenger compartment with inner and outer rockers, front bucket and rear seat brackets and all seat belt mounts installed. A guy bought it and never installed. I got it for $300 less than new...





Then it was time to dig out the Harley after covering it in dust and burying it behind crap all winter.



Fired it up and drove it to the house driveway to wash it. Yuck, it is filthy.



Much better, all clean and parked in it's summer spot in the garage.



Next up was clearing a place for a couple Bottlebrush Buckeye shrubs we have coming soon. We have been removing the large buckthorn from this area for a couple years and I pulled a 6 ft diameter clearing today. It took 2 HOURS to clear that...

Last fall...



Today, after the large stuff had been cut last fall...



Yesterday 08:32 PM
boothboy Is that a MGB GT?


BB
Yesterday 07:52 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Well I guess the body shops will have plenty of work,,this was about an hour ago after the storm passed and rain stopped,had already started melting,

Taken on my back deck
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
That is perfect hail, its like pennies on the ground for a bodyman! Well, it used to be. Paintless dent repair guys will probably get all that. Hope your stuff ain't tore up too bad.
Yup, that is PDR hail.

If that Yellow car is all beat, I can come take it out of your way. That looks like it would be cool with a blow thru V6 and 6 speed...

What is it anyway ...
Yesterday 07:12 PM
1971BB427 I was told by a friend that they sell complete new lower A arms with bushings and ball joints for early Falcons for less money than just replacement ball joints. He ended up buying the whole arm after trying to get parts, and finding out how spendy they were.
Yesterday 06:25 PM
idrivejunk Woops, forgot to say...

My next metal victim is scheduled for early June, and I've met the cool owner but today caught a glimpse of the car. Man, it is to die for. 34 Ford two door sedan, solid green with black. Wow, what a ride. I had been wondering if it was a coupe or what. Needs floor and something about the fender mounting in the grille area. I just really dug it when I saw it then slowly realized its up next.
Yesterday 06:13 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Well I guess the body shops will have plenty of work,,this was about an hour ago after the storm passed and rain stopped,had already started melting,

Taken on my back deck
That is perfect hail, its like pennies on the ground for a bodyman! Well, it used to be. Paintless dent repair guys will probably get all that. Hope your stuff ain't tore up too bad.
Yesterday 04:15 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yeowza, you're spending a lot of money on the old girl but it will be done right and drive like new.

I imagine you'll have better luck getting the forward strut rod bushings out than we do. I usually have to torch them off, as the inner sleeves get hopeless rusted on and refuse to slide off.
As soon as he got that job he started buying those parts, they are in his bedroom.

Brian
Yesterday 04:12 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
The entire suspension is being replaced, all control arms with new bushings and ball joints and inner and outer tie rod ends, one strut rod (had to weld the nut on when he banged the curb) and all the strut rod bushings, it's all going to be new!

Brian
Yeowza, you're spending a lot of money on the old girl but it will be done right and drive like new.

I imagine you'll have better luck getting the forward strut rod bushings out than we do. I usually have to torch them off, as the inner sleeves get hopeless rusted on and refuse to slide off.
Yesterday 02:09 PM
496CHEVY3100 Well I guess the body shops will have plenty of work,,this was about an hour ago after the storm passed and rain stopped,had already started melting,

Taken on my back deck
Yesterday 10:48 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That is the ONLY compressor I will use on these tower aprons. The one thru the tower is a dangerous joke. Now is the ideal time to inspect/replace the bushing on the lower spring pivot.
The entire suspension is being replaced, all control arms with new bushings and ball joints and inner and outer tie rod ends, one strut rod (had to weld the nut on when he banged the curb) and all the strut rod bushings, it's all going to be new!

Brian
Yesterday 10:40 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Nick worked until 9 last night so I got out there and removed one of the coils and then when he got home we went over what he could do today and how to do it. This spring compressor has sure came in handy over the years. I was told that you can't use a spring compressor on these springs, that there isn't enough room and to go through the shock tower. It sure pays to get good stuff, it was so easy it was crazy with this thing.

Brian
That is the ONLY compressor I will use on these tower aprons. The one thru the tower is a dangerous joke. Now is the ideal time to inspect/replace the bushing on the lower spring pivot.
Yesterday 07:57 AM
MARTINSR Nick worked until 9 last night so I got out there and removed one of the coils and then when he got home we went over what he could do today and how to do it. This spring compressor has sure came in handy over the years. I was told that you can't use a spring compressor on these springs, that there isn't enough room and to go through the shock tower. It sure pays to get good stuff, it was so easy it was crazy with this thing.

Brian
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