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Old 01-05-2014, 07:08 AM
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I finished up the templates for my quarter windows. I didn't have a right hand glass so I made templates up so I could make one. The right hole on the top is all distorted, I don't honestly know why. But sometime during the top chop up to this point the right window at the top got seriously distorted. I looked at it a thousand different ways and never did come up with why. But what ever, with the template I will be able to restore it back to where it belongs.

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Finally got my rear quarter windows installed after getting a set of ( Steele Rubber seals ) bramd name ,BIG difference only cost few dollars more .I bought sets from other suppliers ,cheaper .from $17 to $29 not worth the difference,the Steele set is $40 but saved about 8 hrs labor,,this is one instance frugal cost me time and money.

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Finally got my rear quarter windows installed after getting a set of ( Steele Rubber seals ) bramd name ,BIG difference only cost few dollars more .I bought sets from other suppliers ,cheaper .from $17 to $29 not worth the difference,the Steele set is $40 but saved about 8 hrs labor,,this is one instance frugal cost me time and money.
Thanks for the tip.
I'll keep them in mind for my weather stripping.
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Finally got my rear quarter windows installed after getting a set of ( Steele Rubber seals ) bramd name ,BIG difference only cost few dollars more .I bought sets from other suppliers ,cheaper .from $17 to $29 not worth the difference,the Steele set is $40 but saved about 8 hrs labor,,this is one instance frugal cost me time and money.
I only buy seals and rubber parts from Metro, they are local to me, and Steele. If you have Metro parts that didn't fit, call and tell them. They would be interested in knowing that and look into why.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:39 AM
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I only buy seals and rubber parts from Metro, they are local to me, and Steele. If you have Metro parts that didn't fit, call and tell them. They would be interested in knowing that and look into why.

Thanks,, I bought 1 set from LMC and 1 set from Brothers truck parts ,and 1 set from Jim Carter truck parts ,don't know who made them for either company as they only had parts # But each were different widths from 3/4 to 15/16 in with the groove for the glass1/4 in all ,but the problem was where the chrome rope seal needed to be installed it HAS to be 3/8 in wide the cheaper ones varied from 1/4 down to I/64 in making it impossible to install retaning strip ,plus they were MUCH harder rugger as compared to the Steele.

Not downgrading the other suppliers I have bought Many parts from each of them ,but the rubber is an exeption.
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Finally got my rear quarter windows installed after getting a set of ( Steele Rubber seals ) bramd name ,BIG difference only cost few dollars more .I bought sets from other suppliers ,cheaper .from $17 to $29 not worth the difference,the Steele set is $40 but saved about 8 hrs labor,,this is one instance frugal cost me time and money.
Thanks, I will be getting Steele for sure.

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I found flight, car and accommodations for a 5 day getaway to St. Augustine for our anniversary next month...

Happy wife...
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Awesome, have a good time! Those trips are such treasures.


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I found flight, car and accommodations for a 5 day getaway to St. Augustine for our anniversary next month...

Happy wife...


Very nice tow .if I remember correct it is one of the oldest towns in Florida,very historic ,you both will enjoy it.

when you get time would you pm me your address I lost ALL contadts from my address book ,for some reason,
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I found flight, car and accommodations for a 5 day getaway to St. Augustine for our anniversary next month...

Happy wife...
That is great. After you get through this mess, you are really going to enjoy it.

It might be good to celebrate your anniversary early!

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That is great. After you get through this mess, you are really going to enjoy it.

It might be good to celebrate your anniversary early!

John
Believe me, I WISH we had left yesterday instead of 4 weeks from now...
Although they will be quite cold on Tuesday too....in the 40's. The average for early Feb is 68-72.

Got a ground level suite 300 ft from the Atlantic. I'll take her on a carriage ride thru Old Town too...
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TPI?

What kind of runners will you be using?
stock expanded runners , they sell a kit that comes with wooden hardwood or chromoly steel balls that u push threw the runners to expand them , the kits work really well , im porting out the base and plenum

another option is mc master car has the right radius aluminum bends , i can get those and cut the old runners out at at the flanges then machine the flanges to accept the new larger runners and weld them in

this is even cheaper and better then buying the best aftermarket runner set available as they flow more then those

im going to do a tbi-tpi conversion on my truck unless i sell the intake , couple guys on another forum that know the quality of my port work that know im porting the tpi have made me a few offers on the whole intake setup

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/3TUNED-PORT-...70509104332%26

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stock expanded runners , they sell a kit that comes with wooden hardwood or chromoly steel balls that u push threw the runners to expand them , the kits work really well , im porting out the base and plenum

another option is mc master car has the right radius aluminum bends , i can get those and cut the old runners out at at the flanges then machine the flanges to accept the new larger runners and weld them in

this is even cheaper and better then buying the best aftermarket runner set available as they flow more then those

im going to do a tbi-tpi conversion on my truck unless i sell the intake , couple guys on another forum that know the quality of my port work that know im porting the tpi have made me a few offers on the whole intake setup

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3TUNED Port Fuel Injection TPI Runners Dent Removal Kit | eBay

Cool. 9% more air flow. Will that get it over 5000 RPM's?
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I spot welded the tire well in today and made up a few more panels.
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Cool. 9% more air flow. Will that get it over 5000 RPM's?
it will get u a lil more rpm but its not the flow that causes the tpi to fall off at rpm , its the lenght of the runner

ported base runners and plenum should get u to around 5,500 , stock its more like 5,200 ish


tpi should have been reserved for trucks , and the camaros/vettes of the era should have had a shorter runner intake
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