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Old 06-17-2019, 07:50 PM
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While at the cruise, I noticed the hood digging into the top cover. I cut out a couple wedges of material, tweaked it with some wood and c clamps to bend it more. "Welded" it together with strips of stainless and epoxy.







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Old 06-17-2019, 07:53 PM
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I was playing with the tuning program yesterday when I realized the PCM is from a 4.8 liter. I am now in the process of copying over 5.3 settings into the PCM. This is a good learning procedure. My daughter was helping me as I went thru it today.

Father's Day 2.....
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Went over to my guy who does tig welding for me. Here's some images of how out of whack this opening is.

In this one you can see how the stainless doesn't fit back into the inside corner, and hits at mid point on top before the forward part can come up snug against the "hood" area.



In this image you can see the grille is not back into the corner, and it's being pushed down so that the back edge of the bars is behind the fender instead of along the edge of the opening.



And in this one the bottom is wedged in hard against the lower nose, so it wont allow it to slip back to meet the fender flange.



The three bars in the grille are what Eli tig welded in for me tonight. If I can't rework the opening to make this fit properly, I might just cut off the last bar to give it more room and make it fit better. But that's a last resort I think.
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Thats my custom and too transparent attempt at the loudest strawberry pearl I could make in Autobase. Didn't make enough for a fourth coat so the white sealer shows through a little. But it was very bright, and very loud red. I so want a GSX chin spoiler for Grape.

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Old 06-18-2019, 05:27 AM
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Yesterday, I was prepping and painting the Camaro parts between showers outside. I got the left one in sealer, but i don't think it's worth jamming. This poor fender is so bent everywhere, I'd really like to just replace it, but finding a better one that doesn't require a new mortgage has proven difficult.

I am using my spark partition to hang the panels and there is only room for 1 at a time. Then i don't have anywhere suitable for the parts to cure overnight, so this one got to spend the night "camping" in the back of the pick up..



Page 1970, you say...I have one of those too..

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Old 06-18-2019, 05:49 AM
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Yeah that fender has a boogery nose but a new one could have big issues that it doesn't. And I got a couple more years yet. Should be a lovely fragrance in your "camper" today.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:22 AM
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I wondered if you flipped or stashed it. You thinking its gonna hatch if you sit on it long enuff or what?
Gonna start a Go Fund Me account, so I can afford to restore it.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:41 AM
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Nothing on the truck, worked on Nick's Miata roll bar a little more.

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Old 06-18-2019, 11:30 AM
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Nothing on the truck, worked on Nick's Miata roll bar a little more.

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We haven't heard anything about Nick's recovery for a long time. Is he able to walk well again ?
Working ? or use the insurance funds to buy another ?
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We haven't heard anything about Nick's recovery for a long time. Is he able to walk well again ?
Working ? or use the insurance funds to buy another ?
There was no collision insurance on the totaled one. He doesn't spend money so he had it to buy this one after selling the Fit he replaced the totaled Miata with. The roll bar we put in this Miata came out of the other one! When he called the company who made it to get some hardware they were blown away with the story and he thanked them for providing the safety he needed.

He is back working at the job he was when he had the wreck, he is doing pretty good, the one foot is still tough, he limps a lot. On a long walking day like the Goodguys show he will use a cane.

He really enjoyed that last one, so he got another. We talk about every time he leaves the house for a drive and I am pretty sure he is staying way off the heavy stuff and doesn't want to get anywhere close to another accident so I am feeling better about it.

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There was no collision insurance on the totaled one. He doesn't spend money so he had it to buy this one after selling the Fit he replaced the totaled Miata with. The roll bar we put in this Miata came out of the other one! When he called the company who made it to get some hardware they were blown away with the story and he thanked them for providing the safety he needed.

He is back working at the job he was when he had the wreck, he is doing pretty good, the one foot is still tough, he limps a lot. On a long walking day like the Goodguys show he will use a cane.

He really enjoyed that last one, so he got another. We talk about every time he leaves the house for a drive and I am pretty sure he is staying way off the heavy stuff and doesn't want to get anywhere close to another accident so I am feeling better about it.

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Glad to hear Nidk is doing better..the cane is a bit of a hassle at times,,,but they help up walk where we could not walk any distance without them,,

I am hopeing another month or so an I will be off of mine,,
mabe he will be off of his soon also.
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Glad to hear Nidk is doing better..the cane is a bit of a hassle at times,,,but they help up walk where we could not walk any distance without them,,

I am hopeing another month or so an I will be off of mine,,
mabe he will be off of his soon also.
He usually doesn't use it, just on long walks. We got the roll bar completely done, he is off to a friends right now. Understand that this roll bar came out of the other Miata he rolled!

I got a few things done on the truck, the old bed disassembled so the guy can pick it up, got the gas tank brackets out of the shed to bolt on the frame. I want to bolt as much stuff on when I take it to Boise instead of carrying it in boxes.

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Went over to my guy who does tig welding for me. Here's some images of how out of whack this opening is.

In this one you can see how the stainless doesn't fit back into the inside corner, and hits at mid point on top before the forward part can come up snug against the "hood" area.



In this image you can see the grille is not back into the corner, and it's being pushed down so that the back edge of the bars is behind the fender instead of along the edge of the opening.



And in this one the bottom is wedged in hard against the lower nose, so it wont allow it to slip back to meet the fender flange.



The three bars in the grille are what Eli tig welded in for me tonight. If I can't rework the opening to make this fit properly, I might just cut off the last bar to give it more room and make it fit better. But that's a last resort I think.
It may be just the angle of the picture but it looks like the gap between the fourth and fifth bar from the bottom is wider toward the front. If that gap was corrected would it bring the bottom up and solve your problem?

John
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He usually doesn't use it, just on long walks. We got the roll bar completely done, he is off to a friends right now. Understand that this roll bar came out of the other Miata he rolled!

I got a few things done on the truck, the old bed disassembled so the guy can pick it up, got the gas tank brackets out of the shed to bolt on the frame. I want to bolt as much stuff on when I take it to Boise instead of carrying it in boxes.

Brian

Right on. When's the big move?
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