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    Thread: 87 aerocoupe

    1. #1
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      87 aerocoupe

      This is what started with 87 aerocoupe that i had for 12years. I put a Hotchkis TVS system. With kyb shocks and running 245/45/17 ft and 275/40/17 rear. 12"brakes up front and s10 wheel cylinder in the rear.


      My cousin came Mike drove from upstate NY to help me out. Made some roller to help move the car around . We removed the computer. Pulled out the yucky 305 and 200r-4 to make room for 355 backed by t-5 Pulled to motor out of the Trans Am (355 and t-5)



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      The 355 and t-5 need to clean up. Time to clean up the engine bay. Filling in all the holes in the firewall and prepping it for paint. Making the the new mount for a third pedal. The f-body pedals were 1" too short. With a little cutting and a little welding now it is is the right length and angle. Just a set fit before I weld it all up.

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      Well the f-body mount and pedal are finally finished. The clutch pedal hit the fuse box by about an 1/4" and I made the them about an 1 1/4 longer on the brake and clutch. This is my new mount that I made from an f-body.
      This is the the mount I made . I cut the mounting bratchet off the f-body. Then I monted the g-body pedal mount to my bench. Run a rod through the f-body and g-body so they sit the same way. Place a piece of light angle and mark it cut and weld it. Making the f-body pedal sit right was real fun. Here are some pics brake pedal added 1 1/4 and cut a relief to change the angle After hours and hours of tacking and test fitting the clutch pedal is now welded. All cleaned up and ready for paint here is the brake pedal all welded up Just have to paint them now.smile

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      Did a little work on the firewall today. Filled and welded- getting a little closer. Also filled in holes in the chassis too. Order the paint for motor. Jen can't wait see pick her favorite color

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      Mike T. came by a painted the firewall. from http://www.visualimpactpaint.com/
      I filled in more holes on the other side.
      Painted the motor in Jen's favorite color plum purple

    6. #6
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      here is some pic's of the firewall It was a pain to paint. We used P.O.R-15 and it's very thick and can't be wet sanded.

    7. #7
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      New motor mounts are in and holes are filled. The frame rails are painted but I still have a lot more to do.






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      nice project. The aerocoupes are neat as are the 2+2 Grand Prixs.
      Trey

      "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
      ~ Jon Hammond

      1979 WS6 Trans Am stock LT1/T56 drive train out of my Formula. BMW M-parallel rims. C5/C6 brakes

      build thread https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=begins

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      So here are some recent pics of the progress




      ]

      all fix and painted
      rear mount

      I had to fix 7 body mounts, Not fun.
      Vic jr intake and the gasket is fixed too

      lake wood bellhousing and 25 lbs billit steel flywheel


      pic of the motor and trans on engine trans stand



      motor and trans almost in but the motor mounts are giving me so much trouble

    10. #10
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      New challage now.
      The mount for the trans is on a 22 deg angle.


      fixed the crossmember today. I had a piece of angle steel tig welded to it. Then I made a new mount for it.


      all painted and ready to go


      here are some more pic of the crossmember and trans


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      Why is the trans mounted at such an odd angle? I am not familiar with the t5's at all - are they mounted like that factory?
      2005 LeMans Blue Corvette w/ T56 & Z51 & C6Z06 Brakes, Build Thread: https://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.php?64496
      2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD LLY / Allison
      2014 Chevy SS LS3 / 4 Door

    12. #12
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      The trans came out of a f-body car. I had two choices to make with mounting the trans. Choice one: mount it level and the shifter will be kicked on a 17 deg angle into the driver seat. Choice 2: kick the trans mount 17 deg. I know it looks funny.

      Right now the town is taking up most of my time with parking my car trailer on side of my garage. Just took down some trees and going to
      put up a 6ft fence and pray u can't see it from the street.

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      so more work on the car was done. I got rid of the fish bowl and replaced the the lights with a set of h4.
      Put the rad from a f-body in and some more painting.
      I'm sending the headers out to be coated

      finally put the nose on.


      finished painting the front end
      Rob
      87 monte carlo ss aerocoupe under the knife
      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...8-87-aerocoupe

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      Its coming together nice!
      Wayne
      Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
      Project FNQUIK https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=FNQUIK

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      I really like what you have done, wish mine had turned out that well!
      Andy McCatherine

      1982 Monte Carlo SS (clone)

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      Andy thanks for the info on the H4 lights

      My headers came back from jet hot coating. I 'm still upset that I had to buy 2 sets headers (f-body and g-body.

      Look they don't hit yeah!!
      Rob
      87 monte carlo ss aerocoupe under the knife
      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...8-87-aerocoupe

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      Anymore progress with this Areocoupe?
      '83 El Camino
      '84 Monte Carlo SS
      '79 El Camino SS

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      looks like you used a jeep center link between the steering wheel and the steering box... i had a problem with the rubber joint by the steering wheel, really close to header, eventiually the rubber became loose and i ran a bolt thru the jeep center link and that fixed that problem... it is a bad experience to turn steering wheel and the wheels do not turn....

    19. #19
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      Well been a long time since I posted on this car. I hit a wall with it and i parked it the garage. (3 Kids) The only good thing that came out of the world stopping, it gave me time to work on this. It looked like a barn find. Was under a car cover, moving blanket then boxes on it under it around it. lol It took me a week to get the car out of it 12 years of storage.

      Well the car is running and driving for a year now. Put a tremic tkx 5speed, 12 bolt mosa rear with 35 spline axles. Still working the bugs out of it. Will be putting up pic soon.
      Rob
      87 monte carlo ss aerocoupe under the knife
      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...8-87-aerocoupe