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Old 03-05-2018, 06:21 PM
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I got the differential drained today.
Everything looks good to me.
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:26 PM
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Them two big boys working on the Bronco was cussin' me today. As instructed, I had left all underneath grinding alone when I fixed the floors, and some of it is a mess up around the trans. Can't really get to it. At least the rear section I made withstood like a 350 lb dude standing on it for a week or so. Other guy, Stretch was working under it and being a big tire 4x4 its right at arm's length on a creeper. For him, he tall. I tried to explain how low buck that job is.

While I am sidetracked and not in my stall, heres the next vette fender shot:



Painter also started on a bucket boo boo today:



Consider those to be the story told and jobs walked past while heading to my area. I ain't working on those. From the looks of it I'm not working much on the 59 Catalina either. I combined two pieces made earlier for a lighter version of the floor support structure, and got that boxed and fitted then tacked ends to it with it all screwed in place. With that connected to the floor support assembly now, I can dismantle the whole fabbed mess, finish welding one side of the floor framework, then epoxy everything. For now the seat supports will remain unfinished since the owner is still deliberating over a couple styles of bucket seats. Heres the pics, no beauty queens here to see.



We plan to use the flat ends of the brace, over the frame rail (thats actually a 3/4" tall hat channel but the contoured side is not really visible above) as points to place body mount cushions.



That last pic is me getting ready to plug weld the tunnel extension but the rows of holes on the tunnel is where the brace goes.



Saw this when I walked in today... my friend found it in a barn and I thought that might make it worth something. No, he just thought of me when he found it. In a barn. It smells true. Cool gift! Now...

Who can tell me what brand this fender cover represents? I ain't sure.

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Old 03-05-2018, 07:25 PM
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I believe Texaco put a tiger in your tank didn't it?

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No, no, no. It was Esso and I have dimencia. :-))
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:35 PM
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I believe Texaco put a tiger in your tank didn't it?

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No, no, no. It was Esso and I have dimencia. :-))
I have no idea, at first I thought of the tiger tails and GR-RRR license plates that were at the dealers with GTOs. Then I thought of some gas tiger and can't pin it down. Somebody will know. Theres info from who made it on the back but thats it.
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I got the differential drained today.
Everything looks good to me.
Ignorance is bliss, then?

What I want to know... and it will come up eventually just better to think about before the need arises... whatcha gonna do for bed tie-downs? That was my one el complaint. Remember the tan 69 I showed? Hideous dealer installed bed rails.

I figure you'll whip something up bolt-on eventually
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:00 PM
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Today saw the chassis touched up where I added the front supports for the fenders as well as the motor mounts, front body mounts, and transmission cross member.

Now I can move forward with getting the engine in the chassis.

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If i'm not mistaken Pontiac referred to the tiger for its early performance engines. Prior to the GTO's I'm thinking 1963
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Ignorance is bliss, then?

What I want to know... and it will come up eventually just better to think about before the need arises... whatcha gonna do for bed tie-downs? That was my one el complaint. Remember the tan 69 I showed? Hideous dealer installed bed rails.

I figure you'll whip something up bolt-on eventually

Unlesss they have been removed they have 5 tie downs mounted in the floor of the bed factory,,they are small but are strong and work good,
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If i'm not mistaken Pontiac referred to the tiger for its early performance engines. Prior to the GTO's I'm thinking 1963
Hmm. I came up with nothing helpful by searching the web. The art does seem to look like something from that period. Thought I looked for a date on it. Must look again. Its not in very good condition but could be rare. That makes it a "rare barn find!". So many ad campaigns used tigers, we may never know what this is from.
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Unlesss they have been removed they have 5 tie downs mounted in the floor of the bed factory,,they are small but are strong and work good,
Wow! I have never seen those in all my born days.
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I'm not sure about Pontiac but you very well may be right. If you do a search for "put a tiger in your tank", you will find the gasoline usage.

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I'm not sure about Pontiac but you very well may be right. If you do a search for "put a tiger in your tank", you will find the gasoline usage.

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We are both wrong, John. I found the answer! Maybe the trivia thread floor is open...
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It would suck big time to go lower unless you like driving around in something people tell you looks great when it really doesn't.
i dont want to make it low rider but i do like the tires nice and tucked up under
the previous owner actually had taller then stock ( cargo) springs in it and stacked up the sping isolators front and rear to make it higher then stock

so im used to seeing the car that high, prolly why it doesnt look all that low to me right now , iirc what the stock measurements on a z28 are ive got it roughly 1.25-1.5 lower then stock
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i dont want to make it low rider but i do like the tires nice and tucked up under
the previous owner actually had taller then stock ( cargo) springs in it and stacked up the sping isolators front and rear to make it higher then stock

so im used to seeing the car that high, prolly why it doesnt look all that low to me right now , iirc what the stock measurements on a z28 are ive got it roughly 1.25-1.5 lower then stock
It looks really good now.
Some cars just don't suit too low and I believe yours is one of them.
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