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Finished drilling and ready for.paint.



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More junk drilled.



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Rob, nice job on the brackets! I also swiss cheesed mine on the chevelle,but made ovals instead of all circles.IMG_20170407_242009_681[1].jpg



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Cool. I haven't got to the bumper and brackets yet but they need some trimming for sure. I was thinking of ovals in some spots on the bumper brackets. I'm also going to cut the ends off all the fenderwell and other front sheet metal bolts where they stick out past the nut part. At least a quarter inch or more of bolt is not needed on the ends of most of them. If titanium bolts weren't so pricy I would change them all to titanium. Lol.

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Was a nice day today so I painted some of the swissed brackets after all the visitors left. Landlord came by to grab a huge pipe (used for pile driving) he has stored at the yard and bowtie gent stopped by for a visit and to show me the C3 corvette rear brake parts he just acquired for his '65 biscayne. Then another guy came by ( he has chevelles and a couple of mopars). He just sold his '68 chevelle 300 deluxe ht and bought another '72 chevelle so he had to tell me all about it and also asked about some parts he needs to complete it that I may have. Busy day. I was a bit....concerned ....about the pipe moving ordeal as it was very close to my cars. It actually had to pass over some to get it loaded onto the crane truck.



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Hmmm....does that look safe to do....?



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Swiss cheese....light is fast.



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Looks kinda cool as well.

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Rob, nice work! I think the brackets look good "lightened" also. Do you have any idea how much weight your saving? I cut 5 pounds just on my bumper brackets!

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Most of them have been close to 50% reduction. I have done more than just make holes. I have thinned the nuts that are spot welded on and took the belt sander at work and ground off up to 1/8" from edges . Hard to tell until put beside the stock parts. Like my friend said the other day...can't wait to scale it to see what it weighs in at. Even the hardware is getting trimmed. Those bolts don't need to be as long as they are so whacking off 1/4" off the end of all the 5/16 sheetmetal bolts will add up. Every 100 pounds counts....so finding 1600 places to lose an ounce can make a difference. And most of this stuff is bolt on stuff that can easily be returned to stock. When I drilled the bumper brackets for my '69 chevelle I took a pound off each side. Still lots of tricks to go yet. Hollow bolts will work in some places. Circle track guys have lots of light weight stuff they use. This will be a street driven car so everything has to be operational. Single speed wipers without washers was standard equipment so that's what it will get. Same with dash pad. It was an option so I am opting to not opt for the option and going with painted dash with no pad.

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....aaannnddd another project finds me.



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'66 impala 2 drht. Black cloth bench seat interior and it was a color that I can't find. Plum color. Cowl tag is missing so no color code to be found. Tag was removed for paint work and got lost. Car has new quarters and outer tubs welded on but unfinished. Rest of car seems fairly solid. Frame needs a little patching and motor does run but is getting tired. 283 powerglide 10 bolt car. Has dual exhaust on it with a funky home built tailpipe on one side made out of plumbing pipe ans fittings. Shaved door handles too. Remote control door poppers. Has tinted (most of it) glass. Came with most of the front clip and bumpers. I have enough parts to put it together so it can get done once frame is fixed up.

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Did some searching on paint color and I believe it's a '66 pontiac color. Also used on '67 vette. Have to see if I can see some color charts to match up to original color.

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There was a Purple '66 that SOLD at Mecum a decade or so ago.....definitely a rare color.

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I have had lots of '66 B body chevs and have seen many more in my travels through wrecking yards and this is the first one in this color I have seen. I have seen a couple pontiacs in this color but one was not factory (color was changed from red).

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Back to drilling....



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Holes done on this one. Blast and paint next.



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One pound removed.



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Looks good with paint and attached to the vertical bracket.



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Went to a local swapmeet at the end of May and got some stuff. Nitrous fogger system with a bunch of jets and a bottle with heater and some feed lines from bottle to solenoid in -6 as well as some -4 lines and it has a fuel reg plumbed in. Also got a new aluminum short waterpump for bigblock with a fancy aluminum pulley. Brand new with only dyno time on it. Also got a part for my '69 chevelle...a new reproduction driver door skin for like $80. Has some minor shipping damage (easy fix with some hammer and dolly work) but alot better than dents, rust, and bondo on my door now. Also no gravel guard to remove or deal with (I hate that stuff).

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