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Offline Bman

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78 martinique blue
« on: September 03, 2015, 09:59:02 PM »
Okay, here is my project. 78 with t-tops nothing special. original 400 engine, car needs total restore.



floor pans were shot



pulled engine and verified numbers matching



replaced floor pans what a pain in the a$$




sprayed Lizard Skin sound deadener to seal up and finally finish the floor project. pretty happy with the results, it actually dries black color.



have more photos to show, too tired to continue tonight.


Offline tata

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 12:55:51 AM »
Wow, great job  so far. Floor pans, got to give you credit there, rather pull a motor any day then do floor pan repair.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 02:33:14 PM »
Thanks, was a lot of work but pretty pleased with the results.
I also replaced the dash cowl.





Hope the windshield fits right!!


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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 09:42:14 AM »
Ok, now I'm really impressed.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 06:17:11 PM »
Haha Thanks! I have more progress pics.









Been pretty busy since i bought the car in april. Very pleased with the progress so far. 400 engine is back from machine shop and slowly being assembled. Also had tranny rebuilt. Using SPI Epoxy Primer for frame and suspension parts. Just painted sub frame today. SPI Epoxy Primer is top notch stuff!!
Heres the radiator support




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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 09:09:15 PM »
Cool looking project
1976 T/A project
2009 Honda CRV
2001 Honda Civic

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 11:44:33 PM »
Dam , april! Most people it takes tnem forever to do this s#^*....please tell me you live in Illinois. Lol

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015, 02:37:06 PM »
Dam , april! Most people it takes tnem forever to do this s#^*....please tell me you live in Illinois. Lol

Lol tell me about it, I've been collecting parts for my '76 for 3 years now, and my '81 was gonna be my daily driver, but ended up going way further than I wanted to.  That one has been a year in October lol.  Not even close to being ready.
1976 T/A project
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2001 Honda Civic

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2015, 09:40:45 PM »
I live in northern Indiana. Sold my motorcycle and 4 wheeler to fund this project, I haven't ran out of money yet lol. Trying to do most everything myself. I will probably have a professional do the bodywork/paint when it gets to that point. Here's a few more pics!

A-Arms ready to install


Sub Frame blasted/epoxy primer






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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2015, 06:53:07 PM »
Looks amazing and good work. thanks for sharing
-Rick
1999 at its finest

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2015, 08:41:56 PM »
Thank you!! I am hoping to bolt sub frame back on this weekend and start putting suspension back on. Heres my 78 and on the lift is my 02 getting the oil changed. More pics to come!!




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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2015, 10:05:55 PM »
Weekend work. Got the subframe reinstalled. I went with the Energy suspension poly bushings.


Frame bolted right up, anybody know if i need to square up the frame? I forgot to mark the location when I took the frame off.



Managed to get the springs in, what a pain that was!


Pretty excited things are going back together. Have lots of blasting to do yet.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2015, 10:08:21 AM »
Bman, Yes you do need to line up your frame. There are holes in the frame right next to where the bushing mounts to your firewall. It is about a 5/8 inch diameter (I think, but I can't be sure). You need to run a pin up through the frame hole in to the hole on your firewall to line it up. For pins I used hitch pins, like what you use in your receiver on a pickup hitch. I'm sure someone on here has a picture they could post of how they did it. Better loosen that up and run those pins in there and make sure you are lined up.

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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2015, 01:08:50 PM »
Nice progress
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Re: 78 martinique blue
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2015, 07:06:12 AM »
Thanks 4speed76, I'm pretty happy with the progress so far. Thank you Elz, that sounds pretty easy to do. I figured there was a way to line it up just wasn't sure how.