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    1. #101
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      Nov 2004
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      LYNCHBURG,OHIO
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      Great project! Even if it is taken a while at least its done right! You have some cool projects.
      Greg Tholen
      GT Motorsports
      Dealer for Wilwood,Baer,Viking,Moser,BMR,Earl's
      (937)763-7272

    2. #102
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      Sep 2004
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      With some rust in the driver's front fender I hopped on Craigslist to find some replacements or some parts fenders and found these from a dirt tracker, $100 for the pair and solid where I needed them.



      When I got them home and cleaned up I was hoping to use them whole but the top of the driver's had been worked over and not gently.



      Yikes!



      But solid where mine wasn't




      Off with it's head!



      Transplant successful!



      I also had time to survey the passenger fender that was dented and tweaked now that I had a spare. After looking at the two next to each other I decided to apply some tough love to the original, who knew judicious use of force would straighten it out? Just got to break out the stud gun again and move the dent.

      My thoughts and ramblings while working on my motor driven menagerie http://mechanicdude.blogspot.com/

    3. #103
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      Best laid plans for a two day push dashed because we weren't paying attention to how much primer we had left but it's still moving forward.










      My thoughts and ramblings while working on my motor driven menagerie http://mechanicdude.blogspot.com/

    4. #104
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      Crusty and rusty to, well, a little less crusty and rusty.



      My thoughts and ramblings while working on my motor driven menagerie http://mechanicdude.blogspot.com/

    5. #105
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      Door day....day 2.......
      We have assessed the door, tis dented from it's natural habitat, the parking lot. Some say it can't be fixed.....some say slug it full of Bondo.....my bodyman says otherwise.







      While he was working I got to seam sealing and drip rail sealing








      Self leveling stuff is clear, cool

      My thoughts and ramblings while working on my motor driven menagerie http://mechanicdude.blogspot.com/

    6. #106
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      Groundhog day for the passenger door but finally ready for primer.






      On to the driver side, less dings but the dents are deeper.




      While he was working I started cleaning the nasty inner fenders from the 83' I'd parted out. Mixed up some of my magical degreaser and grabbed a scotch brite pad.




      Threw them in the bay for storage for now.

      My thoughts and ramblings while working on my motor driven menagerie http://mechanicdude.blogspot.com/

    7. #107
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      Sep 2004
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      Keeping the momentum going....

      The nasty, half blasted, surface rusted, bare metal core support needed some love.





      So looking through my stash of paint and randoms I had some POR-15 that would look good on the mostly unseen core support. I actually can't wait to see how it looks after it dries as I used a partial of semi-gloss and a partial of gloss black knowing I would be top coating it later when I finish the top in regular paint.



      Then I grabbed the header panel to strip it out and assess for damage




      Apparently self-tappers are great to hold the grille in and wood screws work for the headlight trim.



      Needs a little fiberglass repair to the mounts and a crack



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    8. #108
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      Awesome job as always!

    9. #109
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      I have decided that when I am not traveling for work I will manage to do at least one thing this to keep chugging along. Today it means finishing out the top of the core support with paint and primer then start sanding the headlight buckets for the same treatment. Meanwhile all the hardware that remains is in my vibratory tumbler with walnut shells and black beauty.



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    10. #110
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      Looks good

    11. #111
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      Great Job! Any updates?

    12. #112
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      Thanks. Several seemingly small updates, I had abandoned updates here.

      Mostly painting, sandblasting, priming, etc.

      New rear bumper filler, front/rear corner fillers, front spoiler purchased




      New alternator/power steering mount



      Scored a set of 78' year only tail lights and corner trims



      And two weeks ago we finished bodywork on the doors and shot four coats of primer on them.


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    13. #113
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      While I spent the week at a sales meeting my buddy was hard at work and we got back to it this morning.

















      And I stripped the front fender again back to bare metal







      Second to last coat of primer on the doors, one more blocking, primer, then wetsand.



      My thoughts and ramblings while working on my motor driven menagerie http://mechanicdude.blogspot.com/

    14. #114
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      Update?

    15. #115
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      Time flies but work has been done

      I had to pick up a new trunk as the rust at the seams on the old one bothered me, I was able to find one on Craigslist that was solid but ugly.



      Paint stripper, sandpaper and Ospho took care of that



      And in the paint booth


      More sand, paint, prime


      And a quick run down to Summit Racing




      And around this time I found a deal on a 4.8 with accessories and a rebuilt 5.3 shortblock on Craigslist for a song so home they came, even got a free engine stand.
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    16. #116
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      Sep 2004
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      Around this time I picked up a 1973 C20 pickup, one owner with a "bad" engine and had been sitting for 12 years. It had a 30K mile GM Goodwrench 350 that had a knock and a rebuilt TH400, they tried rod bearings but they didn't work and so it sat. I found the .020 oversized bearing when I pulled the motor out plus found the "knock" that was what I though, cracked flexplate. Cleaned the heck out of it, painted/detailed it under the hood, new tires and put it up for sale.

      Why am I typing this? My good buddy bought it and made me an offer on the 5.3/4L60E that was in the Malibu to put in the truck. Since I have a spare 4.8 laying around why not?




      After



      But with a 4.8 that's gonna be a little anemic for my goals sooooooo
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    17. #117
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      The new hood wasn't too bad, just a couple low spots and skim it will be right



      And I ordered up a Fahler Speed turbo manifold plus turbo mockup on the 4.8 on the stand



      Stripped down for cleaning and putting that free engine stand to use



      So to keep it together I ordered up new lefters/trays/regapped the rings, lapped the valves, added Brian Tooley titanium keepers/retainers, added a Brian Tooley stage 3 cam, cam cover with oil drains, and a new Melling oil pump






      Also picked up a chrome moly core support to give me some more room up front



      Plenty of room


      And started mock up for the radiator, condensor, and intercooler, yes it will have AC.



      And it needed speed holes in the bumper for more air flow
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    18. #118
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      This is turning out pretty awesome!
      1970 GTO Version 2.0
      1967 Cougar build
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    19. #119
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      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
      This is turning out pretty awesome!
      Thank you, that's a great compliment coming from you. Eventually I may need to enlist your services, going Holey Terminator on this build.

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    20. #120
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      Sep 2004
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      Made my brackets to hang the intercooler off the front of the core support and had to weld in a crossbar. I had some poly bushings for Harley handlebars in the parts bins that happened to be the perfect fit for the mounting bungs on it.




      Couple nutserts through the bar and bingo!



      Easy runs to the intercooler with the extra space from the tubular core support.




      Decided to go manual brakes for ease of install and go Wilwood on the master cylinder and brake proportioner

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