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Old 06-26-2019, 04:27 AM
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Putting pieces on the Camaro. I want to get this to a point where I can move it to the storage side and get to work on the Chevelle. It is movable right now, but I need to finish the floor pan I started 3-4 weeks ago and continue to install parts for room in the shop.
This is quite the transformation from what it was in March.
Tubular upper A arms and all new lower bushings. Hotchkis sway bar, power disc brakes, powerglide to 4 speed conversion, Lokar throttle pedal with cable, instead of the original solid rod, new engine, powder coating, chemical stripping, sand blasting, paint, etc, etc. Yeowza the $$$$ flying out of here..








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Stuff like the Jeep is private owners who buy this crap to flip.

The F250 was an insurance repair and they authorized the section. They even bought it and had it delivered. Apparently the owner insisted it be repaired, rather than totaled and by doing the section, the cost came in under the amount to total it. This is the second time we have seen this lately. Last year a guy totaled his 10 month old, completely decked out, 80k Silverado 2500 HD 4X4 and his insurance paid for a new frame and front clip ?? I guess with the high cost of replacement on a late model truck, they are starting to repair instead of total them. We have seen several late model ambulances with hard frontal hits get repaired too, rather than replace.

Perfect. Good to see some sanity coming back instead of slipping away as it has been.
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Another busy day.
This extension had a long, deep crease in it when I got the car about 13 years ago, and I beat it out as best I could with the ball peen hammer and block of wood, that I had for body tools at the time. Today, I used a slapper and dolly and Dent Fix nylon punches to get it a lot better. It had a crack all the time and I was ready to put this in 2k sealer, so I tacked it on the car and then finished it off.













I ran it thru the blast cabinet again and then put them both in sealer.



Then I got the underside of the hood in satin black 2k, along with a front valance support and the fender braces.





I managed to cut the grass in between all that too...
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Wife's XR8 falcon failed a warrant, tyre, drive belt and brake pads. Bought all parts Tuesday and fitted them all yesterday. While under the bonnet, oops hood, lol, I heard a hissing by the extractors, water was slowly leaking. Rang the wife asked if she had been using water. Yip, every day. About 3 litres a day. She always tops it up at work before coming home. She seemed oblivious where water goes. Anyway ordered part and fitted it today. Seems the part suits lots of vehicles, jeep Cherokee, wtf. $37 and running normally.

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Old 06-27-2019, 04:18 AM
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So, I did it again.


Didn't want to run the tank dry and overheat the pipe so I decided to drop it at E.


No problem, tranny jack, car on the hoist. What could go wrong?
D'OH! Dummy me, I don't lock the wheels. Yep, the tank starts sliding down one side forcing the jack to roll away with me holding the tank up like an idiot with a few gallons of gas in it. Of course I don't have the wires disconnected yet so it's dangling and I need to keep it up so it doesn't rip out all the wires. So, I tiptoe a bit to the left and try to pull the jack over....of course, it's all the way up and I need it all the way down. Ever notice how slow these things move with no load on them....gawddd.....


Finally it goes down enough so I can just toe it under the tank....why me? Am I CURSED........or just plain stupid? Haa....


Drilled a hole in the vent tube, hopefully this puts an end to any issues. Will need to stop pumping gas as soon as it clicks off the first time and should be fine as long as it's lower than the hole.













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Pugsy, what about sloshing during cornering / braking / romping, unlevel parking spots, etc? I was never able to fill my Camino up, gas cost too much. You must be living right since you saved a dangling tank without a blood leak. Seen very bad stuff happen in that situation. Hospital stuff. From efforts to catch a falling tank. If it ever happens to you, let the tank fall and don't try to catch or cushion it.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:07 AM
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Did you push the 2 steel tubes down for overhead clearance ? Appears they should have the flares seated on the seal at the top of the cap. That would bring the vent tube up and maybe out of the gas to prevent siphoning ? If you pushed them down, why can't you just cut them off at the flange and gain that much room in the tank for this situation ?

Agree with IDJ, you were "talented" to get the jack under it without a major catastrophe. I've had those damned things get away from me too and it is dangerous.
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Mitch, thats a lot of good work showing on the Camaro. You are pretty comfortable with a spray gun, looks to me like. I saw your comment about isocyanates and urge you to read and understand the material safety data of any product new to your shop. Mixing ratio isn't all you need to know.
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Mitch, thats a lot of good work showing on the Camaro. You are pretty comfortable with a spray gun, looks to me like. I saw your comment about isocyanates and urge you to read and understand the material safety data of any product new to your shop. Mixing ratio isn't all you need to know.
Matt makes a good point. Isocyanates are like mercury. The body stores it and the level builds until it reaches a dangerous level. Isocyanate poisoning can be fatal. It is some really bad stuff in your system.

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Pugsy, what about sloshing during cornering / braking / romping, unlevel parking spots, etc? I was never able to fill my Camino up, gas cost too much. You must be living right since you saved a dangling tank without a blood leak. Seen very bad stuff happen in that situation. Hospital stuff. From efforts to catch a falling tank. If it ever happens to you, let the tank fall and don't try to catch or cushion it.
Hands were on it already.


No problem really, except I was like the kid with his finger in the dyke, part 2....haa...
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Did you push the 2 steel tubes down for overhead clearance ? Appears they should have the flares seated on the seal at the top of the cap. That would bring the vent tube up and maybe out of the gas to prevent siphoning ? If you pushed them down, why can't you just cut them off at the flange and gain that much room in the tank for this situation ?

Agree with IDJ, you were "talented" to get the jack under it without a major catastrophe. I've had those damned things get away from me too and it is dangerous.

Yes, the vents ends should be all the way at the top.
I would imagine the Avalanche tank has hose inside that go to the highest point of the tank? Don't know, can't find any pic.


I drilled only one hole in an easy place in case I need to change pumps later. Anyone can drill a hole where i did so a swap away from home can be handled by a mechanic....maybe...


We'll see how it goes. There may be one more tank welding mod to do yet.
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Matt makes a good point. Isocyanates are like mercury. The body stores it and the level builds until it reaches a dangerous level. Isocyanate poisoning can be fatal. It is some really bad stuff in your system.

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.Went to Jasper to get some Freon ,when I stopped at the store a I think Nice 39 pulled in,,,Sounded good and the paint was Great,must of had a lot of rubbing,,but the interior was a bit dated,,real clean and in great condition,,but was light gray tweed and velour ,,that went out with the mullitt..but still a nice car,
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