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media blasted and painted gravel guard, grill black, hood latch/brace and polished the original steering wheel, painted the auto column med fawn, polished all the brightwork... ahhhh... ( old steering wheel was covered in nicotine stains lol) now in process of re-making engine frame pads...1/2" shorter and 2" back to firewall ( trying hard as hell to have no scoop required, making that stinger is gonna take a week if so... -Lord help me this ocd of mine is going waaaay too far lmao!



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The steering wheel and column look great!

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X2 well done

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Spike aka "Dr RUTH" Recomends M/T 295/65R-15. For you size queens out there it's 30-12.5x15 lol


 That's the size I run. They fit great. IMAG0111[1].jpg



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Remade the frame portion of the motor mounts - down a half and back 2...( removed and reinstalled motor) inner fenders in...

( inner fenders had EXTENSIVE metalwork/welding done...since they are unobtainable in the aftermarket) Holy cow - they still fit!

basically - installed a few bolts...



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Eastwoods black/aqua trunk paint ( learning curve!) and a new trunk mat - battery box next! ( maybe a bottle of some sort too...hmmmmmm!)



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Tim,

I have not had good luck with Eastwood's trunk paint....it left blotches and uneven patterns. Hope it worked out better for you.

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Honestly - I hit it right over epoxy primer - and it didn't cover worth a darn - it's more of a particle spray than a coating...so, I went over the entire trunk with semi gloss black then back over with trunk paint then matte clear...it did fine. It's not the same stringy pattern on the blue portion which I liked but couldn't locate - I'd ask and get those head tilted looks like when a dog hears a fart! LOL - I'm convinced all the "new" folks at gm back in the day had to flick aqua blue paint with a 2" brush into trunks for the first 90 days - that's probably how to recreate it accurately. it did hide alot and I got even coverage the 2nd go round - I'm content with it and it'll be easy enuf to repair being what it is should the need arise. I will say that blocking body filler skim coats in 100 degree Oklahoma heat in a closed non ventilated shop is hell... they're big panels, I'm OCD and not only am I wringing wet thru my jeans - my Redwings have wet spots thru the leather... Jump Back Lo-Retta!!!!!! Good thing I'm not 50 yet...or it'd have killed me! ( 2 months to go!LOL)

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You youngster you....glad your OCD plan is coming along. Keep that garage fan on High Speed

Looking Great

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funny progress report...

So, My shop painter messages me yesterday that he has slept thru his alarm and is inbound asap ( we start at 6 am) anyway, this guy hasn't been late one time in 7 yrs. basically, the perfect employee. So I tell him "take your time - don't be rushed, you're good..."

The day was busy as hell - lots of airplane stuff going on etc... - I walk back to the paint shop just before closing time and see this. ( Pics attached)  He actually felt bad abt being late ( again...a perfect and rare employee) I then proceed to ask him if he'd be late a couple more days so we can get this girl finished!!



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My search for "off the shelf" exhaust ends with just welding it up myself. probably better that way.

mild steel Dynatech collector to the 304 tubing... 21.5 in @ the header collectors to 13.5 @ the transmission crossmember. Hopefully get the X pipe done tonite - then it should be fairly easy after that.



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Tim,

Great stitch work....very nice, when you want it done correctly....do it yourself

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Ha! Thanks. - "Correctly" and "myself" don't hang out too much lol.
I am going to weld in some V band flanges aft of the mufflers - otherwise, any future maintenance would be very very tinted with foul language.



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You just may become the Picasso of Exhaust Systems

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Hey tim while you are at it, I know a guy that could use a system like that! Hint hint!!

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I'll weld for ya - you have to do all the cutting and rolling under the car 50 buhzillion times to check fit, recheck fit and recheck what you rechecked... oh and...keep cold beer within my reach...Safety Third!

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Tim,

LMAO....love your sense of humor

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structures shop is busy busy - paint shop had a free few hours - jambed it this am. now to assemble this weekend



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researched, cut, filed and welded X pipe... just waiting on mufflers and V band flanges til I can stick the rest of it together.



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Very exciting and very nice progress

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