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Planted 3 spruce trees that are about 2' tall.

Gazed longingly at the tarps covering our brand new driveway (FINALLY no more gravel after 2 years in our house) and started counting the days until I can do a burnout on it!

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Hows the under side(pans/dog legs etc)? Is the split bench in her(tough to find) or buckets?


 Jim,

The main floor pan and braces are toast. Plans are for a one piece floor pan with braces and inner rockers all preassembled. Left 1/4 is pretty beat. Trying to decide if the money is worth it to buy a full 1/4 or be frugal and do patch panels. The car comes with side trim, all but a couple pieces is junk. I can deal with door dings but kinked and flattened is just not worth it.

No interior in the car. I was planning on using the extra set of 2+2 bucket seats I have and probably modifying a sedan rear seat to fit.

I'll send you a pm.

Thanks, Eric


 

Would you believe I may have that windshield ?

From my in-law's estate.

If someone near London, Ontario could confirm it by looking at it, I could make a deal.

Got any 69 Grills left biggrin



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Sent some sheet metal into Techno Strip in Toronto 

 

 

I had a trunk lid just like yours behind my shed awhile ago, I should check if it is still there.


 blame it on Grey Hound if its missingwink



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Planted 3 spruce trees that are about 2' tall.

Gazed longingly at the tarps covering our brand new driveway (FINALLY no more gravel after 2 years in our house) and started counting the days until I can do a burnout on it!

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 did you put the heat tubbing in the slab?



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Finished install on new rad20180925_124926Rad.jpg


 looks great, should do the job



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Planted 3 spruce trees that are about 2' tall.

Gazed longingly at the tarps covering our brand new driveway (FINALLY no more gravel after 2 years in our house) and started counting the days until I can do a burnout on it!

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 This is how its done in a Canadian Pontiac. 



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pontiax- (canadian pontiac X frame)1964 Parisienne 2dr. hdtop lagoon aqua metallic (Q)

 



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It will actually be in my Australian Pontiac that's been converted to LHD (the front end of it is in the picture).

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Changing the thermostat.

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Cleaned out my van....



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Started building a quick & dirty storage shed for a spare 283/Powerglide and extra '64 283 parts:

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Nice Darryl, that won't blow away in a wind storm!

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had all the fuel lines replaced on the 2002 Duramax then sent the 09 2500 Suburban in for fuel leak when filling to the top. I bought a new fuel pump for it last year and leak was still there after I had it replaced. Got my buddy to check it out and there is 2 tanks on this thing with only one fill neck. the auxiliary tank also has a pump in it that sends fuel to the main tank. Fuel pump is also metal like front tank one and its vent pipe was rotten. what a weird set up



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While this wasn't today I spend last week replacing the extremely rotted rear bumper bar on our 07 Accord. 

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It is mounted with studs that were were coming through the "frame" and held with flared nuts. This is what they looked like once I cut away the bumper:

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Needless to say there was no saving them - actually I did save one on the opposite side.

I bought bolts the same size of the studs and cut the heads off. I welded them where the old studs were.

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I cleaned up all the flakey rust and painted everything with a POR-15. I painted the replacement bar with Tremclad and then a coat of rubberized undercoating. 

The studs got a good coat of anti-seize. I'll also oil spray the area heavily when I do the car in a few weeks. This is a weak area on these cars here as all the sand/salt sprays up under the bumper cover.

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Looks better now!

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The replacement bumper came from Rock Auto. $148 vs $250 at the dealer. 

I also replaced a broken passenger front sway bar link ($13 at Rock Auto) and the ignition switch that was intermittently acting up ($35)

The annual inspection is due this month so I'm hoping I got all the bases covered!

Gotta love Maritime rust! hmm

 



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I installed the HEI distributor conversion on my 88 Jeep today. It went pretty well. At first I was just going to do what Jeep folks call "The Nutter Bypass" which I assumed is named after some guy named Nutter. This involves bypassing the useless factory computer so that the ignition works like an old school setup. Well closer inspection revealed lots of wiring splices and corroded wiring at the ignition module. I'm surprised the Jeep ran at all! The old Ford style ignition module which is located is a stupid spot - the drivers fender well area:

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The HEI conversion only required a 12v and tach feed, thus eliminating the computer and a bunch of wiring. 

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I borrowed a timing light from our shop at work which turned out to be junk and didn't work so I had to time it by ear. Even so it runs so much better than the old setup. Smooth idle, crisp throttle response. The HEI allows a spark plug gap of .050". The only thing I didn't like with the kit was some of the spark plug wires seem a little too long. Now that it's running I can clean that up and get rid of the unneeded wiring. I'm also going to buy my own timing light and get it set properly. I was planning on cutting/splitting firewood but the Jeep took longer than expected. Maybe next weekend...smile



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Getting the project car ready for the motor and getting the motor ready for the project car biggrin

That motor has sat in the corner of the shop, since about 2012, just looking for something to do.

The front panels are damage and were to be replaced anyways, so I striped the front to make the installation easier and give the hoist a deeper reach.

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Picked up the Beaumont after having the new convertible top installed.

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Real happy with the installer's work although he says this is the last one he'll ever do. Says they take too much twisting and contorting for an older guy.



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According to the pictures it looks like he did a real nice job.

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Picked up the Beaumont after having the new convertible top installed.

Real happy with the installer's work although he says this is the last one he'll ever do. Says they take too much twisting and contorting for an older guy.


 Looks really good.  The fellow that did mine was probably close to 70 at the time and did I'm guessing 75% of the tops in the valley in his hay day.  Just passed away a year ago and was close to 80 at the time spending each day in the shop working with his son. Ted, you being a hockey guy would recognize his grand son's name, Justin Schultz who is a d man with Pittsburgh and has won 2 cups with them.



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Poured 2/3 of a floor...ran out of navy jack! Thought the gravel yard was open Sunday.......seems they went to winter hours!cry Getting a 3rd bay ready.



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Picked up the Beaumont after having the new convertible top installed.

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Real happy with the installer's work although he says this is the last one he'll ever do. Says they take too much twisting and contorting for an older guy.


 That is pretty!! Don't get any overspray on it!wink



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Gotta find a way of ensuring it stays clean during the rests of the work. For now it's just covered by blankets but obviously that won't suffice once any sanding starts.

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Gotta find a way of ensuring it stays clean during the rests of the work. For now it's just covered by blankets but obviously that won't suffice once any sanding starts.


 Could try Vaseline...don't think it will hurt the top and can wash off with soapy water. I use it on rubber parts to keep paint/over spray from sticking. Just not 100% on vinyl top.



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Started building a quick & dirty storage shed for a spare 283/Powerglide and extra '64 283 parts:

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 Sure Darryl....your looking like some of these new engineers! Did you put the engine in and build the box around it?!!biggrin



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Started building a quick & dirty storage shed for a spare 283/Powerglide and extra '64 283 parts: 


 Sure Darryl....your looking like some of these new engineers! Did you put the engine in and build the box around it?!!biggrin


 Yep, sure did. If you noticed I even had to "notch" the side walls around the tire that the engine is resting on.biggrin

The shed will come apart a lot faster when the time comes. I just wanted a secure place away from the elements, rodents, and other bad things.

I blocked every hole in the engine, put oil in the cylinders, and sprayed everything with Fluid Film.



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Started building a quick & dirty storage shed for a spare 283/Powerglide and extra '64 283 parts:

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 Sure Darryl....your looking like some of these new engineers! Did you put the engine in and build the box around it?!!biggrin


 may I please see your stamped engineer`s drawing and your building permit sir



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