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Author Topic: the risky shortcut to jindabyne (FCCOOL Tidy up)  (Read 82878 times)
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« Reply #240 on: March 31, 2006, 04:28:32 AM »
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I'm with Ed, Forget your life... when the car is finished it will still own it.

I had a brother in-law just like your uncle... Seen and done it all, but had not a single decent thing to show for it... I think it was called a lack of pride!!!

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« Reply #241 on: April 02, 2006, 09:41:37 AM »
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here is one of Ed's beefed up change table stands in use and a panel ready for bog.
Also a speaker hole is cut, hopefully I wont get too much crap in the bottom of these doors. Speakers are Cerwin Vega 4x6 plate with 50w rms, I might add a couple more drain holes to the bottom and spray out the area with rubber compound deadner to take advantage of the vega's.
till I find better covers I will use perforated steel for covers wich kind of looks like a EK dash speaker grill.
I did a bit of running around today and not much on the car.
I went to American Autos today and noticed the old building was demolished wich was kind of sad, when I was a kid in the back seat of my mums car I would look out for 2 things when ever we drove to the city, one was American autos with all the hot car parts in the window and the other was the rare guitars shop.
Some bad news when I went to get needles for the sewing machine as I found out that I should have got a walking foot machine, any way the guy at the sewing shop  sold me some beefier parts to help it sow and feed the upholstery aswell as lots of info and photocopies.
I got a cheap vice for $19.95 and a ruler for $1.50
I also bought my rear wheel cylinders, front caliper kits, bits of rubber and nuts & bolts and stuff.
I am now trying to get paint out of all the areas the rubbers sit in around the doors, I have a wire wheel on the grinder that is a bit thick to get in and wire wheels on the drill that seem to kill drills when used for this work. I also tried the die grinder but it keeps running out of puff.



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« Reply #242 on: April 04, 2006, 10:48:39 AM »
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some more picse pics from the weekend, fibreglass filler is on over all the welds at the front to help prevent moisture leaking through pinholes in the welds, I noticed Alfio uses ecth primer under his fibreglass so hopefully I am not doing anything to wrong by ising it directly on the steel. This is done becuase normal plastic filler absorbs moisture and fibreglass doesnt, ideal way would probably be to go over epoxy primer but I am flat broke again.
there is a pic of the drivers side sill, since I welded the floor upto it I noticed a big dip in it, I still dont know how I am going to get it straight but it is more the top that is bent, length of the dip is about 1 foot long.

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« Reply #243 on: April 04, 2006, 11:46:17 PM »
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After 242 posts and well over a year, I'm starting to think that the terms "shortcut" and "tidy up" in this thread's title are perhaps a little misplaced Cheesy

Leon, you are an inspiration to all.  Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #244 on: April 07, 2006, 08:07:18 AM »
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thanks ret, I might have to change the name to suit the next natoinals or the one after.
I have today and tomorow off work but it just aint enough time to cut it as the car would have to be primed tommorow at the latest.
as for the natoinals but, I am still going to go down to catch up with every one, I am totally spewin but that the car aint coming.

here is a pic with the dash sitting in to work out were I can fit the ignition box. The box needs to be away from the radio, near the coil and dissy, away from splashes and I dont want it visible due to its hi tech appearance, I found a spot but it is about 1/4" from the back of the headlight switch so hopefully no shorts, some modificatoin was also required.
the whole rear end is now ready for bog.

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« Reply #245 on: April 09, 2006, 09:14:47 PM »
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Time has come to bolt the subframe on for good, its sitting in place but I cant remember were I put the screwws and bolts, I bagged and labeled about 80% of the parts but these must have got left out.
I still have lots of bolts and hinges to strip and paint or replace.
I will update the pics tonight.
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« Reply #246 on: April 10, 2006, 07:06:36 AM »
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 Missoin failed, this is as far as I got, no were near finnished,
even with the kids helping.
I got some sags while putting on the 2k white in the engine bay wich was pretty dissapointing but this stuff is hard to spray on a cool afternoon. Also about 5 minutes after I finnished a quick breeze dropped in a whole lot off permanant guest, it sucks when you spend over a year on a car and things come up worse than they were. At least the rust has gone from the front of the car, Amazingly the previous 2k on the subframe had lasted longer than the steel under it so it looked fine but you could poke your finger through the bottom rail
Looks like we will be driving down in my $600 LTD or my wifes calais. I think we are tenting next to Ed Ho, hope he can handle the noise of 3 kids for 3 nights, they are not very quite campers.




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