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Old 06-06-2013, 08:52 PM
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90 mins tonight cutting the repair panel and welding it in place and fitting one of the floor braces.

some times there are burrs inside the frame from the grinder cuts, i use a 3" grinder to grind those away




i need about another hour to finish the bracketry up.


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Old 06-07-2013, 02:47 PM
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Brings back great memories .It's nice to see guys that can do metal and fabrication work it's getting to be a lost art. In 1969 I put 283 inMGA. It had $15 fiberglass fan, big bucks back then, the first time I wicked it up it hit the top radiator hose and blew to pieces . I swear it's true story.
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thks pat nice Avanti!

right on 1 hr of work...tomorrow i will fully weld it in....next will be to remove any of the old weld nuts to make way for new ones.

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Old 06-09-2013, 02:11 PM
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2 hours of grinding, i think i found something i like less then sanding....still need to make the small piece that bridges the rear floor rail and the side rail, where the blue tape is.







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about 3 hrs today.







lower a arm bolt



I get more done with a young buck doing all the work




i did this side



all the leaf spring bushings are pretty new and have not deteriorated



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Old 06-12-2013, 08:41 PM
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about 90 mins tonight all the screws and nuts are "sorted out", my son spent some time today cleaning up the front of the frame



these are the next items to fabricate 6 of them looks like to me

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:25 PM
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this sets up the bent piece to have the first hole cut by the plasma cutter all at the same level



you then have to chase the hole




this makes the last indentation




now we make the clip for the fuel line and brake line all as one piece then cut with a grinder












that was kind of fun
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:33 PM
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about another hour tonight wire brushing the bottom of the frame, doing some grinding to where the spot welds were alittle bit rough and then painting the bottom of the frame with Jasco



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full day today my son and I.

wire brushed the frame twice, and wiped it down with cleaner and a scotch brite pad, removed shock absorbers and bump stops and front brake lines and 4 way brake union. and then primed it.









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about 2.5 hours today painting the frame, frame extension and cleaning the front spindles again.








this gave little better pivot point then yesterdays set up

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That frame is looking good! What a transformation.
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thanks, i figure i am no longer pushing the rock up the hill.....i will let the frame stay in the garage with the AC on for the next week so it can dry out and harden in a humidity controlled environment. the DC heat and humidity can be brutal on the drying of oil based paint.
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i figure the frame weighs some where in the 300-350 lb range with the steering rack and steering wheel on it. easy enough for the young bucks to pick up one end by themselves but a little heavy for dad...

this will allow us to move it out of the way easy enough so i can paint the rear end and reattach it. that is about exactly where the center of balance is for the frame.

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Frame (chassis)

SO,did you sandblast that chassis??? or just paint over the rust???
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the frame was not sand blasted...it was pressure washed, power wire brushed, painted with a rust converter then power wire brushed again, then wire brushed twice by hand and wiped down with a scotch brite pad and cleaner then primed and then painted.



about 2 hrs tonight removing the emergency brake cable, removing black paint from nose of the rear end, degreasing it, draining the differential, sanding it and painting it with Jasco rust converter.








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