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Offline N PRGRES

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Re: '79 10th Anniversary T/A "freshening up" started!
« Reply #915 on: April 10, 2012, 02:04:31 PM »
I gues that March set up is so pretty except for that fan on it, although it is a pretty fan
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« Reply #916 on: April 11, 2012, 07:57:31 PM »
HAHA thanks
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« Reply #917 on: April 12, 2012, 08:22:12 PM »
The 5-speed trans kit is ordered!!!  ;D
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« Reply #918 on: April 13, 2012, 05:57:51 AM »
Sweet!
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« Reply #919 on: May 25, 2012, 05:04:34 PM »
The 5-speed trans kit is ordered!!!  ;D

Ok thats April 12th. What kind of pics have you shot for me lately? ;D

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« Reply #920 on: June 06, 2012, 10:16:13 AM »
  haha! The trans got here last week! Took way longer than they said it would- oh well, its not like I'm in a hurry right?  ::) I "plan on" working on it today and tomorrow (my days off) and will take some pics for you guys! I'm told the original Hurst shifter handle will work (very cool), so on the inside it won't look any different- although I'm told getting the old shifter out of the OE shifter base is going to be a strong test of my patience. I have to remove the bell housing off of the OE 4-speed trans, clean it up and possibly paint it so it looks fresh. Then I have to test fit the new trans, and if all goes well, I'll have to take measurements for the new drive shaft to be made.
  Times like these I miss having my old business where I had more $$$ to throw at it. The whole project is currently moving as slow as a glacier  :-\!!!
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« Reply #921 on: June 07, 2012, 05:39:27 PM »
  Ok here's some new shots...
The finished engine bay fuel feed and return lines







The crossmember and related parts
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« Reply #922 on: June 09, 2012, 12:59:53 PM »
WOW!  Talk about Chistmas coming early! 

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« Reply #923 on: June 09, 2012, 04:08:20 PM »
Ok man......you got us like the cat that ate the cheese and waited on the mouse with baited breath!

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« Reply #924 on: June 10, 2012, 12:14:09 PM »
Ok man......you got us like the cat that ate the cheese and waited on the mouse with baited breath!

Gunner
HAHA!
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« Reply #925 on: July 02, 2012, 08:27:50 PM »
  So I decided to finish the gas tank today...
This is what it looked like after It was pulled out of the car. not in bad shape, but It was bare metal, and I wanted to have some kind of protection on it yet still look similar to OE.



I scuffed it all with a scotchbrite pad, and then wiped it down with Prepsol. I bought some of that "Tank Tone" from Eastwood.



..and WaaaaaLaaaaaa! painted gas tank. Didn't look too bad

...and in the car! (it got a little scratched during my "all by my self" installation. Don't judge haha)

I decided to refinish the tank straps a slightly different shade of gray for some contrast. Turned out nice!




-Billy

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« Reply #926 on: July 04, 2012, 01:04:46 AM »
Turned out very nice!  ;D
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« Reply #927 on: July 04, 2012, 08:30:56 AM »
  Thanks! Now to finish the fuel system, I have to find a spot to mount the pump so I can connect all the fuel lines. I also have to work on getting the new trans in the car as well. Have to remove the bell housing and get the OE shifter off of the factory trans- i was told it will be " a whole lot fun"   :-\
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« Reply #928 on: July 17, 2012, 08:09:30 AM »
Billy, the build is looking great, as always! Can't wait to see more...
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« Reply #929 on: August 10, 2012, 01:35:18 PM »
  Thanks! I'm also waiting to see more haha. I can't seem to find the time to go ut there and work on it  :-\
-Billy