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Old 04-26-2018, 05:26 AM
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Ugh.....worked in the house yesterday.....ugh......
LOL, Peace in the family is good....

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Ugh.....worked in the house yesterday.....ugh......
Beats sitting still,eh? Speaking of that, I forgot to say seats for the Cat are to be seen this afternoon. Ugh...
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:16 AM
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Nothing really exciting for me. I just wiped the third application of body filler and had to knock off for church. It appears to be going well. I just had a few high spots to tap down.

I am really enjoying playing with this firewall.

I also found a NOS front splash apron for $100 that I should get next week. Life is good.

John
Plain ole good life is about all the excitement I can take. Besides Pontiac excitement, of course. Glad you're enjoying your project and closing in on driveway drivability. Thats gonna be huge! NOS apron for a Benjamin , thats a solid find.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:29 AM
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If you're like me, watch out for a third one to go bad now.

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I hope not! The only one left is my Austin, and that tiny little dash is really tight!
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both, I hope. I may run an under dash A/C unit. If I do, I will run the hoses through the side of the cowl and inside the fender, keeping them mostly out of sight. That worked really well on the Merc.

I also will have to place my battery and mount the box. I xpect to mount it on the firewall but have not ruled out building a box into the inner fender.

John
I forgot about needind holes for the bulkheads for AC and heat had already finished my firewall and didnt want to chance scratching it,,
i dont have heat ,air or radio,jst the sound of the BBC,lol.

I might have room to some in from the side and hide hoses under fender,,I ran all the electrical cables wires under drivers side fender out of sight so this might work for me also.

i like your idea of hiding the lines my firewall tilts back at the bottom so i might get by with that,i will have to check it out,,
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What have you done now?



Are #'s 38 and 62 prepped for their springtime rip-snorts? There have to be glorious burnt rubber stories to counter these tales of Chevy-hell.
Got the '38 out and drove it to dinner last Saturday. I did "need" to accelerate somewhat swiftly to merge in at a stop light and the tires chirped with the second gear shift..
'62 is at a buddies house ~20 miles away. I need to get a rebuilt steering sector for it and swap that in, then get it over to Centerline for the after 409, power steering swap project last year.
Today was supposed to be my last day there, but I need to bring the '71 Chevelle there for an alignment on May 8th, so I'll stick around and further the trunk floor on the '47 Ford. It was a LOT more fabrication and bracket fitting than I expected and STILL is not ready to drop on the chassis.
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Got the '38 out and drove it to dinner last Saturday. I did "need" to accelerate somewhat swiftly to merge in at a stop light and the tires chirped with the second gear shift..
'62 is at a buddies house ~20 miles away. I need to get a rebuilt steering sector for it and swap that in, then get it over to Centerline for the after 409, power steering swap project last year.
Today was supposed to be my last day there, but I need to bring the '71 Chevelle there for an alignment on May 8th, so I'll stick around and further the trunk floor on the '47 Ford. It was a LOT more fabrication and bracket fitting than I expected and STILL is not ready to drop on the chassis.
Nothing like ripping a good part throttle bark. I remembered later that you'd had it out. The 62 story reminds me I noticed a gob of toe out on the GTP today. Rack time. Whole suspension is miled out except hubs. Good luck finding the right box for yours, I got a reman for my Cutlass and gained an extra turn lock to lock. Wasn't happy about that, made it all Oldsmobiley-driving. Made the mistake of turning in my core.

Hope the plans for the 71 go smooth. Show us what you guys do. I believe our 71 job went in the booth today. You have me curious about your trunk floor but I know how lighting can make pics tough. Thanks for the updates, project man.

We got seats for the Cat job today. Welding the right footwell in it now but we can start looking at seats tomorrow. I sat one in there and the most optomistic response I can generate is to say it don't look promising.

The younger Footloose struck the mother lode, spelunking the BMW floor. We are gonna need some sheets of aluminum or something, lol. He got the body kit to go onto the car with a great deal of coaxing and is exploring rust. Found a rusty peso in there!







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I did a "605" PS swap on the '62, so it now has a sector from a 1978 Cutlass. That got rid of the slave cylinder arrangement Chevrolet was so fond of for a number of years. That mod also required modifying the steering shaft for a u-joint as the angle was too great for the rag joint.



I took the camera to work today for pics of the '46 trunk floor and after the FIRST pic, the friggen battery went dead...


The '71 will be interesting. I have the entire dash out of it and the carpet out for the floor mods. Tunnel repair and bucket seat mounts. I'll be getting started on the floor stuff tomorrow,as I don't want to be cutting and welding with a bunch of people milling about. Maybe I should wait and have them holding the fire extinguishers...





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Aw cool, about the steering update.

DEFinitely opt for having a fire watcher if at all possible. I agree wholeheartedly on distractions but if you go it alone... and the car isn't bare... double triple your protective and precautionary efforts. You just don't even want that fire moment at all.
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Had the fire moment a couple months back in the Chevelle Club presidents 300 deluxe...
Burned the sail panel, headliner and rear window trim



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Yep, I burnt a rear seat in a near new Honda many years ago and had to replace the seat cover. I took the old cover and used it to cover up the argon tank valve and regular when I wasn't using the MIG. That way I was reminded every time I used it when I had to pull that burnt seat cover off to turn on the valve to weld.

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I got the passenger door all finished up welding in that bottom fold of the skin that I cut off when I sectioned the door. I added a few more welds across the middle too after I took this photo. But it's all done, off the rack sitting in the garage and I am ready to finish up this side of the cab as I did the other. Things are coming along!

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Good to see everyone getting stuff done.

BTW, We set the firewall insulator pad on fire in my parts car last week. It just kept smoldering so we finally dropped the heater so we could pull the pad out.
It could easily have smoldered for hours before flaming up. We did it with a cut off disc on a 4 1/2" grinder.

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The 71 at work lit up twice. 71 Chevelles want to catch fire! Hence my stern warning. As soon as you think theres nothing flammable there... nope, rat nest, poof.

Trigger squirt bottle adjusted to a stream and a close eye are your best allies.
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The real pisser was, I had most of the interior wrapped in burn blankets like a cocoon. Being a post car, I had trouble coming up with a way to hold the large blanket protecting the headliner reward of the b pillar, so I had a large piece of cardboard for sparks to bounce off of. I even had spark paper on the windows. The rear window paper was about 8" too long and I don't like cutting it down, so it was hanging in mid air. My shop buddy, John, was welding on the left rear inner wheel house and a piece of cardboard caught fire, and I didn't notice it. The flame got up to that spark paper and it lit up like someone had thrown gas on it... The adhesive must be very flammable, and it was the spark paper that did the damage to the headliner and window trim...
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