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« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2004, 08:48:13 PM »
Looking good Jim! Keep us up to date as it comes along. See you Friday!

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« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2004, 09:50:56 AM »
my weekend was a blur. work and helping a friend move and family visits.

i'll call you this week. i wouldnt mind seeing whats up this coming weekend w/ the car.

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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2004, 01:30:17 PM »
after a stop in on friday morning at airspeed to pick up a fiberglass hood and fenders  ,it was time too rush home to get a couple of hours of work in,
-here is the finnished patch -worked out great

opening up the pinch weld is a snap ,and whats neet is the spot welds on the new clip
lines up perfect with the original spot welds
                                                       
 then here is a picture of the new/used clip sitting there,
                                                      lines up great as well as its level.also i have 2 lower repare pieces i got from jim/geoff that are
the lower sections that include the pinch seam and cover all the way too the bottom,very cool
so far easier than expected and i seam too be on track ,this friday i should have the frt clip welded too the body ,then will seperate the body from the pan.
--tried the new fiberglass hood/fenders on for a mock up and i have too say they look great.
thanks jim and geoff always fun too spend a bit of time chattin,more pictures coming next week
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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2004, 01:42:48 PM »
Lookin great! Thanks for your business and support, cant wait to see the hood and fenders on.

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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2004, 01:56:55 PM »
hey geoff i'm saving those photos for the clincher.i will tell you those pieces fit very nice and my wheels tuck under sooooooo nice with no clearance issues .i have too admit i hate body work ,well soon it will be painted  




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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2004, 02:07:28 PM »
Car is looking good. I'm glad the clip worked out.
 

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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2004, 01:45:00 PM »
this friday i spent the time too patch the donner frt clip and tack it into place.


it fit real well and was a lot simpler than i imagened.
you can see some of the areas i patched and filled in.
but its level and straight in the quarters

have too do a bit of custom work for a fuel cell ,but it went well .

there it is in its new home,fits great and will fill in each side of the tank
with a aluminum trim panel.who said you can't stuff a cell up front.


time too let the master fabricator TATE WESTERMAN in for the real work

man he does nice work !!!!!
here is the sweet patch panel from airspeed .again very nice!!!

this is what it looks like from the inside.
just need seam sealer and its done


first the airspeed fiberglass hood gets a 10 out of 10 !!!
you can't use a riv nut as the cast in metal is too deep so the compression area would be in fiberglass
and not metal.  so no problem just tap it .!!! problem solved.

here is a shot of it on the car.works and fits great !!!!


on too the airspeed fiberglass fenders.  right frt fender gets a 10 out of 10 for fit and instilation.
the left frt fender gets a 7 out of 10 . inner lip is a bit short and angle where it meets body
is too steap a little scarry too sintch in i will have too glass on a piece too support it ,as well  it sure didn't won't too take the shape of the frt clip at rear section of fender .strange considering the other side was a snap.

you can see were it was a bit short.
but most inmportant is both fenders fit  dead on and look fantastic on there ,
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here is the million dollar shot.
nice!!!!

and i still have 1 1/2 travel as well as i now have 1 3/4 fender clearance .!!
hood and fender line up nice

thanks too the help of silas !! again thanks for stopping by
we were able too hoist a pan. as you can see good shape just needs a clean up.

things seam too be moving at a great pace as well as on track .
will clean up the lower pan and coat it with por15 then reassemble it and hopefully a painted shell will meet with it soon,
again fantastic fiberglass products as the fit and outer apperance is number 1 !!!
thanks again silas for helping out .
looks like i need more parts .
next weld in frt apron and finnish small metal jobs and that will be it for me then tate can finnish it up
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« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2004, 03:37:21 PM »
Looking fantastic Jim! Great to see it all in one piece again, much better then the 1pc :rockon:  

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« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2004, 06:24:55 PM »
hey jim, it was a great pleasure meeting you and tate. for those that dont know them, they are two very cool and knowledgeable guys.

more than happy to turn some bolts and help out when i can. your car is kick ass, man.

thank sherry for the muffins & beer.

 

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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2004, 01:27:57 PM »
doesn't look like a lot of work got done but sometimes things take a lot of time too get the effect you want.

here is a picture of the inside under dash all area's are ground smooth for pure apperance.
just needs epoxy primer and seam sealer.

 even under the hood a lot of time was spent cleaning and removing all things that will spoil a smooth uncluterd look. areas where the tape is are spots that were touched up und will need a shot of filler and a light sand too smooth out. should look great in the end.notice the re welded in dash .someones junk is someones treasure.thanks jim/geoff

 the frt apron came off with little effort .allot of time was spent making sure the lower edge flows into the fenders. once again those fiberglass fenders fit great.TATE decided too start giving me a factory look .why now with the rosette welding ? looks great.

 the hood lines up nice with the new frt apron!!

here is a shot from the side with all welds ground down .
needs a couple of coats of epoxy primer and seam sealer.


the replacement of the frt clip as well as all the metal repare under the frame rails and lower panels as well as gas tank mounting area was most worth it . now i won't get junk fling under the frt hood as well as a more original feeling ,plus i can now throw a jacket under the hood or towels if needed.
 still not sure about the  look i'm going for , or the colour .but time will tell.
this friday i will tackle a real ugly piece \"the rear fire wall\" it has been abused for years and is beat too crap.
once that is done i will leave the rest too tate and back too the pan for me.
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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2004, 05:51:00 PM »
The color is fine, just needs some bitch'n flames and a matte clear coat.

all my split will get  ;)

really nice ride, great work.
     

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« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2004, 06:56:15 PM »
Quite an undertaking  , but pulled off quite nice .It looks really good .Ilike the way the fuel cell looks up front , cant wait to see finished pics .
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« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2004, 09:56:50 PM »
thanks for the positive input check back on mondays as that is when i download my pictures at work and transfer them sometime in the afternoon.bodywork/metal work is almost done for me then i can concentrate on the pan reassembley.can't wait




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« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2004, 07:47:27 PM »
wow car  looks fantastic can't wait for more pics
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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2004, 08:45:06 PM »
thanks russ today i was at home and not at work, so i will update the progress next week.
all i can say is thank god the metal work and stripping the rear of the car is done!!!
so today 3/4 of the pan got cleaned.cant wait too finnish it and paint it.then the real fun begins, stay tuned a lot will happen over the next 2 months.




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« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2004, 08:55:09 PM »
i get so excited watching other progres on their car because i'm not :angry:

i should have my narrowed beam tomorrow theni can start the front end assembly(can't wait)
keep us updated
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« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2004, 09:01:52 AM »
Wow! the car is looking Fabulous!  I love the updates!
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« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2004, 05:43:17 PM »
well back too work today.
can 100 % say all major shell metal work is done .

here is a ouside picture of the rear section that was removed it had way too many years of abuse and modification.it had too go

here is the inner shot of the section.   bye bye !

inner patched section in and welded with a light coat of primer.section above holes is needed for fuel sysyem pieces in the engine bay.

outside looks good and makes me feel happy even if you can't see much of it
                                                       

tate spun up a little filler before he left last weekend .can't wait till this weekend when its all sanded down
and coated in epoxy primer.
major progress starting soon.light at tunnel is coming fast


here is a shot of the wurth tool and the nearly cleaned pan .


like i said all major metal shell body work is done
a lot of time was spent on my back under the car in the trans area and lower quarters touching up some holes and removing all old paint.as well as rear inner wells and rear clip needed prep work is now done.yeah!ther is no photo's of that as once you spend all day under a car the last thing you want too do is climb under too take a photo
this weekend i should finnish the pan and paint it .
then i need too clean up the whole shop ,which i can now due as all metall /stripping work is done.as well as i have almost finnished making a body dolly so i can push the shell outside too blow it off after tate works on it. dolly will be for sale later.once the shop is clean and the pan is level again as well as the shell is on the dolly .thing should come together quick.
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« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2004, 05:48:01 PM »
holy cow Jim,  the car is looking great!!!won't be long now eh?! :rockon:  

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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2004, 05:52:42 PM »
awesome accomplishments jim. it is really coming together.

it's nice to see someone getting some work done to their car. i've been fighting a cold for the last week and i'm having a serious jones to work on my car. we'll have to hook up soon and you can come by and check it out.

let me know if you need help w/ moving and reassembly. sign me up for a ride when it's all together. i'd love to see and feel the hp in that baby.

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« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2004, 07:14:40 PM »
Holy crap!!!!!! you've got a new front clip on that thing already!! wasn't  it just yesterday you were looking for one :huh:
Looks awesome!!!
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« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2004, 08:20:19 PM »
it's funny when i look at the photo's it doesn't seam like a lot of progress, but man there was alot done in 2 days .sometimes small things in non visable places just take major time.but like many of you know from your own projects it will come together in the end.
man can't wait too drop that shell back on the cleaned pan.
my big adavtage is the car was prerun last summer before dissasemble which will speed up  the reasembley time !!
 




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« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2004, 03:11:50 PM »
Jim Car looks amazing you are doing a great job Brotha...... Keep up the amazing pics......

Cant wait to see you at the track....
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« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2004, 04:11:41 PM »
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Jim Car looks amazing you are doing a great job Brotha...... Keep up the amazing pics......

thanks ,whens the' hulk' going to be track ready?
as soon as i get the 'wok' fired up the first place i'm heading is to a mission test and tune for a good day of vehicle set-up.maybe we can organise a bunch of people for a day at the track ,that would be a fun day for sure.




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« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2004, 05:03:02 PM »
Good idea, somebody bring a box full of ida jets for me :)

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« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2004, 05:31:45 PM »
i have a couple of those  10 foot by 10 foot fold out display tents/canapies we could put them together and have our own coral.
i think its a great idea ,with everyones tools/parts/knowledge in one spot it would sure be a great time




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« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2004, 06:05:10 PM »
I'd love to be in on something like that!!!!!!
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« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2004, 11:29:28 PM »
Hans, You know I would never leave you out of my First track experiance.... I have two of those tents aswell .... I am also gonna be a trailer queen when I can and bring my enclosed race car trailer....

Timmy says Saturday the Hulk will be released :ph34r: ..........Getting Insurance tomorrow :D
 
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« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2004, 10:11:34 PM »
WHOO HOOO!!!!!!
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« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2004, 10:37:40 PM »
Man you do some pretty nice work. I was also wodering if the Knowledge thread engine assembly was going to happen. Thanks.
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