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Yesterday 10:30 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post

Hoses will exit thru cowl side under passenger fender area.
Consider that when it's time to assemble the car, I will have almost everything ready to go at the firewall. Just bolt stuff together very quickly.


I'm ordering AC and heater line components tomorrow so I can prepare them all up to the bulkheads in the side of the cowl while I still have a clear view from the front.
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Are you going to use a bulkhead manifold to transfer the fluids thru the side ? I did that with the '38 and it makes for an easy method, without drilling holes for every individual hose.
Yesterday 10:00 PM
Rip VW Cozwurth,

I always wondered if spray foam insulation would be a good insulation for a metal building, it would eliminate air to steel contact inside the shop and it has good insulating properties. It is more expensive to hire the job out but I also knew a guy that rented the machine and did his himself.

Insulation is also a concern for me on my new shop but not as bad as it could be as my shop is all wood and no steel so hopefully no rain out in mine.
Yesterday 07:57 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
No catch.


Reasons for it:


1. Out of sight.
2. I would never use an under floor unit with a floor hatch for access to the master.
3. Since under floor is out of the question, fluid will not be allowed into the passenger compartment to damage the new carpet, so no choice but to keep it out. Especially high PSI hydroboost.


Sure hope the brakes will feel like pressing on a feather pillow with my bad feet.



Hoses will exit thru cowl side under passenger fender area.
Consider that when it's time to assemble the car, I will have almost everything ready to go at the firewall. Just bolt stuff together very quickly.


I'm ordering AC and heater line components tomorrow so I can prepare them all up to the bulkheads in the side of the cowl while I still have a clear view from the front.



Oh, and one more thing....keep on a hecklin'.....ha.....

Wouldn't want to peg the hecklometer. Helps if inquiries are observant and sincere don't it? I'm thrilled with Pugsy Mansion 2 and find vindication in your wholehearted embrace of the theory. Aww. It is neat. You will never be able to stop fabricating and keep your marbles now. Oh and this heated massage machine I got from Mom who knows best (and preaches that putting your feet up in a recliner is a matter of survival) that says its for neck and shoulders but only hurts them... sure is a big ah. Even if all you just did was scoot to the fridge in socks. Sayeth slab house with linoleum kitchen and drafty windows man. But that thing looks like a component from Cap'n Kirk's bridge.
Yesterday 07:37 PM
boothboy Spent a little time in the shop today.

BB
Yesterday 07:28 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I may always look but don't always see, past the pretty. Will you be able to also run evap / heat lines out within that seemingly reserved cubby space? Thought occurred that you might need tunnel clearance for some sort of a heat shielding panel for plumbing until it exits the tunnel zone. Perhaps. Wondering also if the whole utility closet concept has any advantages you can see other than asthetic and if you have a past the point of no return mindset or are finding this setup to be too much trouble and/or will be significantly more difficult to service. I straight dig it but theres gotta be a catch.

heckle, heckle...

No catch.


Reasons for it:


1. Out of sight.
2. I would never use an under floor unit with a floor hatch for access to the master.
3. Since under floor is out of the question, fluid will not be allowed into the passenger compartment to damage the new carpet, so no choice but to keep it out. Especially high PSI hydroboost.


Sure hope the brakes will feel like pressing on a feather pillow with my bad feet.



Hoses will exit thru cowl side under passenger fender area.
Consider that when it's time to assemble the car, I will have almost everything ready to go at the firewall. Just bolt stuff together very quickly.


I'm ordering AC and heater line components tomorrow so I can prepare them all up to the bulkheads in the side of the cowl while I still have a clear view from the front.



Oh, and one more thing....keep on a hecklin'.....ha.....
Yesterday 07:25 PM
cerial Hooked up my hitch crane and got the 5.3 out of the storage. Also grabbed my cherry picker, drill press and a cabinet with some cutting tools in it.
Brought them back to the house putting everything in the barn then hooked up the hitch crane for tomorrow when in plan on getting the 472 and a few other things.
Yesterday 07:10 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
This cubby sure is a handy thing. Great place to install the AC as well.










I may always look but don't always see, past the pretty. Will you be able to also run evap / heat lines out within that seemingly reserved cubby space? Thought occurred that you might need tunnel clearance for some sort of a heat shielding panel for plumbing until it exits the tunnel zone. Perhaps. Wondering also if the whole utility closet concept has any advantages you can see other than asthetic and if you have a past the point of no return mindset or are finding this setup to be too much trouble and/or will be significantly more difficult to service. I straight dig it but theres gotta be a catch.

heckle, heckle...
Yesterday 07:00 PM
cozwurth Today I have been researching metal building insulation... Sheesh... so many conflicting opinions and differing information, even here on HR. Dad's metal shop was built with the 1/4" thick foil faced bubble wrap, and we had zero issues with condensation inside, except for the time a pipe froze and split. It looked like a london fog in there when it thawed and started spraying that fine mist into the air. Anyway, his was insulated while it was being built, which is not an option for me at this point. Air gap... no air gap... styrofoam tight to steel just like a can coozie... foil facing out... foil facing in... My head hurts right now. Since I'm really only looking for protection against condensation, I'm thinking that the 1/2" thick foil backed styrofoam boards should work for me. Cut to fit snug between the steel posts in the walls, with the foil tight to the steel. For the ceiling, they could lay on the lips of the channels that the roof panels are screwed to, which would leave a slight gap between them and the steel allowing airflow from the eves to the ridge. Thoughts?
Yesterday 06:44 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Wytheville
Way out in western VA... beautiful country out there.
Yesterday 06:14 PM
MARTINSR That is such amazing work you do.

Brian
Yesterday 05:58 PM
123pugsy Got started on the drain trough to catch any leaks and direct them out of the box.
















Yesterday 05:55 PM
123pugsy This cubby sure is a handy thing. Great place to install the AC as well.









Yesterday 01:59 PM
idrivejunk Just brrrr, TMP.

I hear it said often enough: "Its just a driver." ...when making technical repair choices. But it never seems to affect paint quality. The only difference between a basic crash paint job and a national level show car is one coat of clear and how much sanding and buffing you want. For what its worth from me, the orange Chevelle does sound like a show car from what you describe. I just hope, as I do with anybody's ride, that you find your satisfaction.

Wish I could whittle you guys off some slivers of my pretty much year round driving enjoyment. I stay mini-satisfied and wish you could too. I gotta say if I found myself tethered to the icy part of the country, I would strive to maintain something cool that can go out regardless of weather to the extent one would use a new truck. Something its OK to be mean to, a little.

When there was hope, and an upward trajectory to my "rodding" desire, my target was to build the drivetrain of choice and let cars come and go around it. Thats not likely to ever play out but if I could ever play again, thats what I would pursue. One torquey Dart block 400-ish inch SBC and one five speed that can easily live behind it. In cars that never get paint jobs because those are completely out of reach since manufacturer demo policies changed. I painted my GP so it would be one color, because I didn't have to pay for all the paint. But that was the end of that. Paint, transmissions, and engines are now firmly beyond my grasp forever and I have never understood how anyone sees any of those wishes fullfilled.

So, if you have recently had or will in the future... have or do paint work on a personal vehicle... count your blessings because you are enjoying something those who come after you will never be able to enjoy. Satisfaction with paint. Everybody get yours now!
Yesterday 12:29 PM
Too Many Projects
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What part of Virginia are you heading to?

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Wytheville
Yesterday 12:24 PM
cozwurth What part of Virginia are you heading to?

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