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Old 01-05-2018, 04:42 AM   #176
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Re: 1972 Build thread.

I got some time tonight, so now most of my fuel line clamps are ready for the Plasti dip.

Hopefully they come out nice like on the old YouTube videos. It took me forever to straighten them out with some needle nose pliers.

As soon as these are done I can get the fuel lines in. Waiting on putting the running gear in until all of the lines for brakes and fuel are ran.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:42 AM   #177
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The moment of truth is fast approaching! Looking forward to seeing the results!!
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:33 AM   #178
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Friday night...
The kids and wife are crashed out in the living room... lol

Clips are done and coated... hoping to have the fuel lines in tomorrow.
I still have to paint some of the old vent lines.

Initial impression of the Plasti Dip... I'm looking around the garage and wondering what else I can stick in the can. Cool stuff.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:12 AM   #179
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Nice work. Careful prying the wires from the clips lest some of the dip coat gets torn. The clips holding the positive battery cable to the frame were rubberized also. Fun stuff.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:20 AM   #180
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Re: 1972 Build thread.

That stuff works great for getting an idea of what something will look like painted too. comes in a variety of colors and aerosol cans. If you don't like the outcome you simply peel it off. Careful getting WD-40 or similar oils on it though. I'm pretty sure it reacts to the plasti-dip and causes it to fall apart. I used it to cover the ugly blue paint the PO put on the K5 i purchased until i can get the body work done and paint it all one color
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:00 PM   #181
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That stuff works great for getting an idea of what something will look like painted too. comes in a variety of colors and aerosol cans. If you don't like the outcome you simply peel it off. Careful getting WD-40 or similar oils on it though. I'm pretty sure it reacts to the plasti-dip and causes it to fall apart. I used it to cover the ugly blue paint the PO put on the K5 i purchased until i can get the body work done and paint it all one color
Yeah, I saw on line a bunch of guys using it to paint their cars with. I thought it was awesome idea. I have an old Camaro project I have been dragging around with me for almost 20 years. Honestly the Camaro was my first thought. Unfortunately paint is the least of its worries.

Your Blazer looks awesome with the lower painted, I like your wheel choice as well. Did you decide what you were doing with your lift that was sagging on the driver side? 35's? Your stance looks really nice.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:22 PM   #182
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Re: 1972 Build thread.

I decided to reuse the old fuel lines, I looked them over and they appeared to be in great shape.
I wire wheeled, flushed and then painted them. It is cold enough in the garage that they still feel a bit tacky, even with the space heater... Looks like I will focus on getting the front calipers bolted in, and then maybe jump to the motor today.
I used a silver hammered metal paint.

Oh yes, I was warned . The wires coming off of the clamps was a delicate process that I failed at. I bent the wire to hold the clamp steady, I should have let it lay flat without any bend. I even used a hobby knife to cut the stuff. The flange head bolts I am using should cover up the tears in the Plasti Dip.

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Old 01-07-2018, 08:54 PM   #183
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I may have to come see this front cross member! A '73+ sway bar is on my list.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:59 PM   #184
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I may have to come see this front cross member! A '73+ sway bar is on my list.
Let me know. I can take a bunch of pics as well if you like.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:30 PM   #185
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Re: 1972 Build thread.

Camaro looks like a '67: I had a couple of 69's (never should have sold them.....).

So what's the secret to not having the PlastiDip stick to what you use to dip the items? Seems like that could be tough to have come out without any issues. I've seen the commercials where they dip something like a pair of pliers in but they get to hold onto something that doesn't get dipped.

Looks like they turned out great!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:24 AM   #186
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Camaro looks like a '67: I had a couple of 69's (never should have sold them.....).

So what's the secret to not having the PlastiDip stick to what you use to dip the items? Seems like that could be tough to have come out without any issues. I've seen the commercials where they dip something like a pair of pliers in but they get to hold onto something that doesn't get dipped.

Looks like they turned out great!!
Why thank you!

On the Camaro... you're close, its a 68! I had it together at one point, maybe 2001? I took it apart for paint and here we are. I had a de-stroked 400 (377) some decent old school 202 heads and a 5 speed out of a mid 90's Camaro. Now I'm planning on a big block stroker 496 and a 700r4... ONE DAY. ;(

I have always wanted to do the Power tour. Maybe when my boys get older.

I don't know about the non-stick part... I'm thinking about maybe some grease or cooking spray on the wire? I would be worried about contaminating the whole can of Plasti Dip though.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:19 AM   #187
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Yeah, I saw on line a bunch of guys using it to paint their cars with. I thought it was awesome idea. I have an old Camaro project I have been dragging around with me for almost 20 years. Honestly the Camaro was my first thought. Unfortunately paint is the least of its worries.

Your Blazer looks awesome with the lower painted, I like your wheel choice as well. Did you decide what you were doing with your lift that was sagging on the driver side? 35's? Your stance looks really nice.
Well i narrowed it down to the body mounts so those are on order. Thanks, id really prefer it all to be one color, but this will do for now!
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #188
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Why thank you!
On the Camaro... you're close, its a 68!
Missed the cutouts for the side marker lights-dang it!!

Would be interesting to see what the "fix" is for the "sticking to the wire" problem. I like this idea and now you have me searching for the answer!
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:55 AM   #189
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Re: 1972 Build thread.

Finished putting the fuel lines in tonight.

All of the original metal lines inside the frame rail were sleeved in a braided metal cover. I wrapped the inlet line in a heat wrap before sleeving it and heat shrunk the ends to make it clean. I have heard to many stories about vapor lock due to the ethanol fuel boiling in the line from exhaust heat. I figured I would heat wrap it now while it is easy to do... just in case.

I hope to get the motor buttoned up this week.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:31 AM   #190
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That line in the second pic is WAY too close to the tire and I am afraid it is going to rub
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That line in the second pic is WAY too close to the tire and I am afraid it is going to rub
Lol, awesome.
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Nice work. Looking great!
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Nice work. Looking great!
Thanks man!
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:40 AM   #194
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I finally got some garage time this weekend.

The hard part was doing it by myself as three seperate pieces.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:47 AM   #195
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Last week I finished up my front brakes and bolted on my new steering box... and I finally decided to go with the old school M/T valve covers.

FORWARD PROGRESS!
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Looks excellent!
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SPF79 - where can i get the spacers that go on the top of the front shock mount?
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SPF79 - where can i get the spacers that go on the top of the front shock mount?
Those came with the truck, stock item?... I think? Lets say this, they were there when I took it apart. I had actually forgotten about them and then had to look all over the place once I found myself installing new shocks.

I have seen similar spacers at an Ace hardware, If you google bolt spacer a lot comes up. Other places to look... Grainger industrial supply, and Fastenal. Let me know if you need any measurements for those little fellas.
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Really coming along nicely!!
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