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Old 03-03-2006, 10:33 AM
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What's everyone doing in the Garage?

Just wondering what everyone is currently doing to their Ride-

I am installing a new Firewall, complete Floorboards and mini-tubs in my '35-the Firewall and front Floorpans are in, rears will be in tomorrow-next will be the mini-tubs (gotta make a new stand for my Bead Roller first)

What's everyone working on?
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:41 AM
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Im trying to sell mine... dont have the money to finish it as my daily driver has decided it wants fall apart now. But it was ready for paint. 1990 f-150
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:44 AM
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i'm trying to get my nova's bodywork done so i can paint in the next few weeks... then i have to finish wiring hte garage, and then finish the barstool... then onto the truck and the morris.... but then again i think my bro's 67 wagon will be in there somewhere too.
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:59 AM
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Replacing the Air Conditioning compressor in my '96 1500 Chevy pick-up. I can't stand the squeal from the old compressor clutch bearing anymore!
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:13 PM
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I am just finishing up a MAJOR makeover on my shop... Brite white paint, new cabinets, lights, more cabinets and NO open shelving...

My primary CAR project is designing and building a new front and rear suspension for an Astro Van. Redesigned front cradle with all new upper and lower control arms, Corvette R&P and brakes.

The rear is getting midi-tubbed with a narrowed leaf spring suspension, 9" and corvette brakes again.
I am also getting a new Tig welder to help facilitate some of this build...
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:25 PM
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I've been trying to get my 77 Chevy truck together, which will always be a
rat rod, but pretty decent, and quick enough to take down most threats.
And the little short bed 5spd 4cyl S10 is still on the back burner with the
engine parts scattered around. (some still at junkyard)

And everyone wants me to pull the 37 Willys out of the barn and start
restoring it, but I just don't have a good enough place inside to do it yet.

I've been helping a buddy restore (body off) 64 Chevy C10 LB step side, 232 6, 3 on the tree. We were driving it but we have it all tore down now.
We are working on the interior and dash components/wiring and steering coulomb. He had some bucket seats done up with some really nice ostrich/baby ostrich skin, with some leather trim I think.
The body needs a few dents pulled, but a bunch of rust holes cut out and
patched, it's about to get sent to the body shop, as neither one of us want, or have time to do any body work. We just have it flat black for now, you know what they say, Primer Is Finer!
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:07 PM
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This link answers it best

http://www.curtisandkim.com/cars.htm

Other than those projects I have an 87 A2 jetta that is getting new axles, a timing belt, and a water pump in preparation for a friend's commuter car. I have a friend's Toyota Tacoma getting a new starter, and various other junk clogging up the works
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building a new motor....hoping to make the Lonestar Roundup

drinking beer & listening to Bugs Henderson, Cab Calloway & the Hollisters


in other words, enjoying life
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I'm in the process of re-doing a 50 chev. 3/4ton, I'll be putting in a 250-6cyl. and 3 spd. tranny. I'm strippin' er to the bare basics. My other projects are. 1953 chev truck lowrider, sittin' on a 79 cutlass frame, with 455 Olds engine (sorry) it came with the cutlass I bought for the switcheroo. My other projects are a 57 1/2t and a 64- 3/4t. chevs. You can see my toyz on this site.
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:22 PM
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Lets see...whats going on in Tazz Garage??

Sold the 64 Chevelle and the 65 Chevelle and the 69 Torino GT so I made room for an 05 Road King. The 53 Chevy is getting wet sanded in preperation for a flat black paint job..with flames!!


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My 36 Ford 5WC is back in the shop for EFI conversion and a rear suspension up grade. It started as a TPI conversion that hit a road block. After rounding up all the parts, wiring harness and MEFI, I started removing the parts and did a few measurements. Can't put the TPI in without removing the entire front end, cutting the fire wall and moving the motor back about 4 inches, which means the X member has to be modified and drive shaft shortened. Nah, I'm to old for all that stuff. I have been on the phone for the past two days along with some email work with Edge and have made arrangements to return all the new parts to Pace Pontiac and Summit Racing and ordered the Edelbrock Pro Flo 3503 which will go in and work fine. I wanted to use the MEFI controller so I could keep ever thing under the hood. One of the techs that I worked with on getting my 3507 going in my PU told me how to put the interior computer under the hood and live. I'll keep you posted on that.

The rear suspension work involves reversing the eyes on the leaf springs, shortening the leaf spring 1/2" on the rear portion behind the spring bolt, and adding a 1 1/2" block. This will lower the rear about 2 3/4 " and effectively stiffen the suspension slightly. I am also eliminating the rubber that surrounded the springs that Ford put on the original Mustang II rear suspension.

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I been going out to look at the coupe, some days (weekends)
turn on the heat and have a few Bass Ale's wishing it was
warmer out to go for a ride... then thinking maybe I should of
put heat in the coupe, and what about the seat ? ...................
Pop another top and think some more..........

It's ready for the season, just can't wait
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:06 PM
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I'm just starting on the brake system and removed the body again to run the new lines, pulled the engine and tran and will clean up install new cam, intake and carb, then tear it all down and paint the frame and complete under carriage. Loving Life

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Been working on the beadblaster mostly. Need it for the axle replacement and discs on the 27. Going well. Probably have it working Saturday. This will give the 61 Bonneville convert a **** in the arm too. Made some progress on the Latham drive. Still need to work out the linkage for the four YH side drafts. That's getting a little complicated. For me it's DR. Pepper and Diana Krall. Located a nice 15 Dodge touring body for the next rod. Thinking maybe a Pontiac 389 tripower (got a spare) 4 spd and a custom grille shell.
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OOOPs, that was supposed to be shot in the arm.
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