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RE: what did you do in your garage / shop and or driveway today ?


No one hurt and no thats not going to buff out



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I'm heading down to my shop after dinner, hoping to spend some quality time with the poncho.. going to start to work on pitment arm.

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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

Picked up hhr at 8 this morning. Lasted till 1:30 pm


 Too much. All it had to do is hang in there for a couple months.



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Pontiacanada wrote:
70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

Picked up hhr at 8 this morning. Lasted till 1:30 pm


 Too much. All it had to do is hang in there for a couple months.


 got the word the new one is being built the last week of this month and should arrive mid March



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Finished the re-assembly of the chassis for my 68 Impala SS427 convt project. Just waiting on a few brake parts before putting the wheels on. After some surface finishing on the frame, and installation of the fuel and brake lines, it should be re-united with the body in a couple of months. 

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Very nice!

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X2 !

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Whatgparis7 wrote:

Finished the re-assembly of the chassis for my 68 Impala SS427 convt project. Just waiting on a few brake parts before putting the wheels on. After some surface finishing on the frame, and installation of the fuel and brake lines, it should be re-united with the body in a couple of months. 

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 What colour will it be in and out?



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gparis7 wrote:

Finished the re-assembly of the chassis for my 68 Impala SS427 convt project. Just waiting on a few brake parts before putting the wheels on. After some surface finishing on the frame, and installation of the fuel and brake lines, it should be re-united with the body in a couple of months. 

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 That is a work of art!

And I love it that someone else has every wrench from his tool box out there when he works. I thought it was just me!



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4SPEED427 wrote:

 And I love it that someone else has every wrench from his tool box out there when he works. I thought it was just me!


 Me too. I bring the whole socket/wrench set with me as well as vice grips, hammers, screwdrivers, etc. etc. When I'm finished working, it usually takes me a half hour to find and round up all the tools.no



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Talked the shop into letting me in today to reinstall the motor in the 1969 Pontiac.

I only had a short time to get it done.

My brand new CARQUEST "1969 Impala" motor mounts were wrong.

After the swearing was done, I noticed that the old motor from the other project had mounts on it.

"Take them" he says, "I want to go play pool"

1966, 327 (not for sale)

Exact fit.

I took the new mounts back to CARQUEST London, ON, after I was done.

The CARQUEST computer says that's the one.

I said, look up "1968 Impala"

Different part and,

Exact match !

Go figure.



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I should have warned you about that. The jobber catalogues are a royal mess when it comes to engine mounts for our mid 60's to early 70's engines/bodies. And to top it off, the majority of the mounts, if they do fit, are cheap junk. For years there wasn't a good jobber mount available anywhere but now in the past few years some goods ones have come out again.

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I know a lot of stuff comes from overseas; even the major manufacturers in the US bring a lot of their parts in from China and other countries. I have to say that some of the Chinese parts are far better than they used to be. But speaking of motor mounts, I had to replace them on my 69 Parisienne 427 coupe about 10 years ago. I bought them at NAPA. When I tried to install them they did not fit; the holes didn't line up. They were made in India but carried a Napa brand. I brought them back and got another two under the same brand but these two had Made In USA on them.  And they did fit. Same brand, but different product in the box. So while some of the foreign made stuff is fine, and in many cases it is all you can get, you still have to be careful to check quality and fitment. 



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62 Catalina 2 dr post project

69 Parisienne 2 dr ht 427

66 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Bel Air 2 dr sedan BB project

68 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Impala SS427 convt

69 Kingswood Wagon 396

73 Biscayne Sedan 350 19K miles

73 Camaro 307 4 spd CA car

11 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

 



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My experience around 2011 with a pair of India mounts was a nightmare. I fought for two evenings, shimming, finally grinding, filing the holes in the mounts. Could NOT make them fit. Bought a pair of NOS GM mounts off ebay and lowered the engine into place, installed both bolts with NO wiggling, twisting, NOTHING! Never again I have I bought a mount made in India.

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I spent some time this weekend dismantling parts in preparation for sending my 68 Impala bumpers for re-chroming and the brackets and other miscellaneous parts for blasting. 



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62 Catalina 2 dr post project

69 Parisienne 2 dr ht 427

66 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Bel Air 2 dr sedan BB project

68 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Impala SS427 convt

69 Kingswood Wagon 396

73 Biscayne Sedan 350 19K miles

73 Camaro 307 4 spd CA car

11 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

 



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gparis7 wrote:

I spent some time this weekend dismantling parts in preparation for sending my 68 Impala bumpers for re-chroming and the brackets and other miscellaneous parts for blasting. 


 Let us know who does your chrome, the quality, and price, once you get them back. Lots of people looking for a good chrome shop. 



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gparis7 wrote:

I spent some time this weekend dismantling parts in preparation for sending my 68 Impala bumpers for re-chroming and the brackets and other miscellaneous parts for blasting. 


 Let us know who does your chrome, the quality, and price, once you get them back. Lots of people looking for a good chrome shop. 


 ... especially on the east coast.



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In the process of putting power brakes on Impala, just opened a "can of worms"!!! Booster hits the Rocker cover on 409, & hits the wiper mtr. on other side !!! Just took it back to supplier as he got me a 7" booster after waiting 2 1/2 weeks for it to show up!! Hoping this will fit "tomorrow" Have both bucket seats out & at upholstery shop having new seat covers & all new foam installed. Foam was "rotten" & falling off in chunks under seats. Installing electric fan on Wagon & Impala, wagon went well but Impala alot tighter fit,couldn't remove shroud without removing Pwr. strg. pump, so slid it back with just enough room to do it but "bleeding hands & fore arms" was not "FUN" Now the wiring begins!!!!

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my god Carl thats a very nice car you have there !! love the rims and hub cap look !!

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Which Carl do you mean??!! There's at least 3 of us here!

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haha really all of you have nice cars !! but I screwed up and was meaning Pontiax's car haha..yep I know

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LOL, I kind of figured that!

Yes, I love what he did with the wheel treatment.

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Bill shuba wrote:

haha really all of you have nice cars !! but I screwed up and was meaning Pontiax's car haha..yep I know


 Ill take the compliment Bill, the car is on track for the World of Wheels at the end of March. Im hoping the cruising season comes early this year and i can get some photos done for the monthly feature. I be able to tell all the features of the car then. I will say that the guys on this site haveB90E2547-B816-436C-8802-475E24B11B64.jpeg been a great source of knowledge and encouragement.



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Since my Canadian Poncho date cancelled for today, I had some time to try an experiment.

 

I took the old wheel the cdnpont gave me years ago and spent about a hour carefully removing the insert using a small box cutter to slice behind the very fragile tin.

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The new wheel was suppose to be exact but the opening for the for the wood grain but was smaller so I used a steel ruler and the same knife to trim the part.

With only a small touch of glue,

This, (My new OFR wheel)

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Became this,

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Good stuff Randy!

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