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Offline TheKid

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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread
« Reply #120 on: April 03, 2012, 01:42:33 PM »
Just to make sure I understand this right before I get rolling on major things, as far as interior colors go:
Everything gets the lighter gray, except the dash?

A Pillars, T-Top trim, all interior trim, rear inside quarters, and console all are light gray

From the dash down, Kick panels etc get the dark gray?

I've been looking for high quality interior pictures with correct paint numbers so I don't muff this up!
JJ
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread
« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2012, 01:46:44 PM »
Just to make sure I understand this right before I get rolling on major things, as far as interior colors go:
Everything gets the lighter gray, except the dash?

A Pillars, T-Top trim, all interior trim, rear inside quarters, and console all are light gray

From the dash down, Kick panels etc get the dark gray?

I've been looking for high quality interior pictures with correct paint numbers so I don't muff this up!
Pete at Fbodywarehouse.com has the correct shades and can tell you exactly what colors go where
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread
« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2012, 05:51:31 PM »
Thanks Dave will be giving him a call next week. Got the barn all cleaned up, and the trans am in! I did have a pretty bad mishap though. On the way to pickup a friends Jeep for a new project car, I shredded my back tire and it completely destroyed the entire rear passanger lower quarter. Kind of a bummer...but I guess I'll just add that to the list.
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread
« Reply #123 on: April 21, 2012, 10:18:06 PM »
Got most of the interior pieces out this week. Will take pictures next week when I can steal my girlfriends camera! There's virtually no rust on the floors or pillars, just need a little work. Trunk has very light surface rust. All in all, I'm pretty happy. Body panels will start coming off next! Pictures to follow (finally)
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread
« Reply #124 on: May 03, 2012, 10:57:27 AM »
FINALLY A GOOD UPDATE!!!

I was finally able to snag my girlfriends camera and get some pictures of the progress:

Stripped out most of the interior, will be finishing that up this weekend

Back

StrippedRear by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Front:

Stripped Interior by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Started to work on the front end also so I can get ready to pull the 403 out:

Started here


Engine Bay by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Got it down to:


Front by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Then stripped to the core support, but broke too many of those rusted metal clips and hit a stand still for the evening at about midnight:


FrontStripped2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

I'm still working on getting the fenders and good off, then the rest of the core support. Also got to get the rest of the interior taken care of.

I'm planning on towing it to the paint/body/restoration shop in about 2 weeks to do all the body work. While it's there I'm going to have the TH350 rebuilt, and start tearing down the motor. I'm at a stand still on the motor though. The shop can do Crate motors, installed for 3,000ish. So I might go with this option instead of putting the 403 back in, but keeping the 403 to maintain originality. It's all up to the wallet.

I'll post more pictures after tonights work. Thanks for looking!

Input is MORE than welcome!

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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread
« Reply #125 on: May 03, 2012, 01:09:50 PM »
Looks like a good bit of progress.
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread
« Reply #126 on: May 04, 2012, 12:51:33 AM »
After a very long day in the office, my boss and I both managed to wiggle some time away from our girlfriends and make our way out to my workshop. Here's what progress we've made tonight. It's coming right along!


Front 3 5.3.12 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

The next few days will be devoted strictly to cleaning up and getting all my save-able parts labeled and stored.

Hope you guys are enjoying my build as much as I am!
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #127 on: May 04, 2012, 06:43:53 AM »
Looking good!  Keep it up!
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #128 on: May 04, 2012, 10:02:31 AM »
We have something in common. I enjoy a clod beer while working on my project.

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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #129 on: May 15, 2012, 10:40:30 AM »
Got the motor and TH350 out the other. My girlfriend went to her parents house, and took her camera with her, so no photo's until the end of the week!

Started tearing into the 403 and have started acquiring parts for the rebuild. Got a set of '72 350 heads on the way.

Will post a huge photo update later this week!

JJ
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #130 on: May 19, 2012, 11:57:43 PM »
Glad you guys are following! Here's a bit more to add on to the story:

So I got the engine and transmission pulled out, without any help or a balance bar. It was a PITA and real hot in South GA, but I got it right out after a little love. Here's a shot of the empty space:


Engine Pulled 1 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Looks so lonely! Can't wait to get the fresh built, 500 ft/lb torque monster back in there.

A shot of the original transmission and intake manifold (I'm going to clean up that intake so I've still got all the original stuff what folks ask)


Intake and Trans by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Engine on the stand, all accessories, valve covers, valley pans etc removed:


Engine.Intake Off 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Had a little "help" tonight with pulling some of the head bolts from the girlfriend, she's not bad with a wrench! :


Rebekah 1 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Finally off, flipped the motor over, and went to work on the underside. We got all but 2 pistons out before calling it an early night:


Crank and Pistons by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Lots of good work on the motor got knocked out, the tear down is almost done! After this evening, this is where the project sits as of now. I'm still piecing all my new engine components together and ordered my new custom grind roller cam setup this afternoon.

I'll have more updates tomorrow night when I get the rest torn down, thanks for following the build!

JJ
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #131 on: May 20, 2012, 12:32:27 AM »
ha KID, didnt know you lived that close to me, i livde across the GA/SC boarder...if u decide to junk any of that stuff give me a call or pm.....also if you need more parts for it I know a place in Columbia, SC maybe take a road trip up there one day.


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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #132 on: May 20, 2012, 06:22:01 AM »
good job JJ, moving along great now
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #133 on: May 21, 2012, 07:37:17 AM »
Looks good!
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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #134 on: May 21, 2012, 09:21:57 AM »
Thanks for all the good words guys! It's really movin now! Got the engine down to the bare block last night.
JJ
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