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Re: The Project
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2009, 10:35:42 PM »
What I forgot to mention was that todays learning curve took me about 3 hours to figure out and then fix the mistakes...but I gotter done
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Re: The Project
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2009, 06:45:17 PM »
Well managed to work on the car a bit more today.

Monday I went and had a good look at my donar car out at my dad's and was excited to see that I could use a section of the firewall in behind where the heater core goes to replace what I need to on the Project.

So out came the cut off saw and grinder again, and I removed some more of the bad. Now I can get what need from the donar car and weld it into place, then I can concentrate on fixing the toe board section and get the frame mount reinstaled.





If it wasn't for the accident, (before I got it) none of this would be necessary
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Re: The Project
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2009, 04:36:34 AM »
Nice work....very involved!  Looks good!
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Re: The Project
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2009, 09:16:10 AM »
Nice cut - look like a patch would work.  Might be a stupid question (I'm no welder) - would you cut that to fit or overlap it?
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Re: The Project
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2009, 10:04:47 AM »
Yeah I will replace exactly what I removed to keep it as factory looking as I can
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Re: The Project
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2009, 11:59:26 AM »
I thought as much but thought I'd ask.
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Re: The Project
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2009, 12:35:31 PM »
hell of a job. looks good.
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Re: The Project
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2009, 12:49:50 PM »
Ahh Shucks...Thanks...lol
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Re: The Project
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2009, 05:33:31 AM »
got any updates ?
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Re: The Project
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2009, 07:23:04 AM »
No...It's been really cold here and with Christmas being next week and working lots, I haven't had the chance. My Garage is not heated so it makes it hard to work in when it's 15 degrees below freezing
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Re: The Project
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 04:50:29 PM »
Nice work! You're inspiring me to break down and buy that welder so I can tear into the 80 firebird. Thing that's stopping me is 1. lack of space for the teardown (I have no garage to speak of) and 2. the Y88 isn't quite finished yet.

But I will be looking for a decent mig welder come 2010...tax refund will fund that!

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Re: The Project
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009, 06:05:31 PM »
lol...All I have at my house is a Lincoln 110V welder at the moment...but I have at my disposal a 220v Lincoln, A Miller TIG welder, a 220v Arc welder and for those really big jobs a diesel powered arc welder set up for arc air stuff, oh yeah and the usual oxy/acetalene if I desire...Now I just have to learn how to use them all  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Project
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2010, 04:25:53 PM »
Well nothing major to update you all on but today I ordered the passanger side toeboard that I am going to use on the old girl.

I ordered the passanger side from a 69 F/B and I will trim the metal to make it look factory.

This is what the guy's at Texas T/A's said they do to fix that part of the floor

I will be picking it up on Friday morning after my night shift. All I have to do now is go cut some parts off my donar T/A and start putting things together again

Everything is cold around here and burried in snow so ambition to collect the parts are low
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Re: The Project
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2010, 05:15:56 PM »
ya it been to cold for me to.  yesterday and today 12* with wind. my shop got up to 40*  to cold to work on the old girl in that.  it will worm up in about 3.5 months and get back on the body. 
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Re: The Project
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2010, 07:02:53 PM »
My dad has a karasene blower heater that i will borrow so I can get something done but I need to clean the garage first so I can move around
Charlie
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