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Old 12-06-2017, 06:01 PM   #26
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Re: 1966 Aluminum P10 Grumman Olsonette

This week's project has been brake lines. Hoping to get the fronts done this weekend.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:24 AM   #27
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Well done on those brake lines! I always find a little extra attention to detail makes for a well defined build that everyone takes notice of... As my grandfather used to say - "Look after the pennies, and the dollars look after themselves."
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:44 AM   #28
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Well done on those brake lines! I always find a little extra attention to detail makes for a well defined build that everyone takes notice of... As my grandfather used to say - "Look after the pennies, and the dollars look after themselves."
Thanks for the compliment, Abe!
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:51 AM   #29
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Making more progress! Going to try uploading photobucket photos again after the whole debacle with the forum/google chrome issue.

Installed a Transgo HD2 Shift Kit in the 4L80E. Crossing my fingers the rest of the internals are good.



Engine and Trans Installed.





Exhaust. Will finish the outer frame section after the body is back on.



Was digging through the shed and found an old driveshaft I was able to have shortened. That saved me a few bucks vs. having a new one built.



Figured since I have the air source this would be a fun little add on haha.




Need to clean up a few things under the body and then should be able to mate the two halves back together in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:52 AM   #30
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GM Muscle Car oil pan (aka H3 Oil Pan) clearance. This is with CPP engine frame stands, no name adapter plates, and energy suspension poly mounts.

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Old 02-17-2018, 10:13 PM   #31
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:33 PM   #32
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This past weekend was a big moment for this project. I had 7 buddies show up to help get the body put back on the chassis. It fought us a bit, but after getting everything nice and square, and trimming a bit of the original floor on the driver's side, it finally bolted up using the original mounts. On to pictures!

Chassis aired up and ready for its final home.





Lowering the body off of the saw horses.





Pushing the big girl out into the driveway.









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Old 03-15-2018, 04:21 PM   #33
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That is looking soooooooooooooo good!

Nice work!!
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:44 PM   #34
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That looks awesome!
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photosuckits just blocked all your pics.
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:18 AM   #36
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That is looking soooooooooooooo good!

Nice work!!
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That looks awesome!
Thanks Captain! Your power steering bracket worked out awesome on this!

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photosuckits just blocked all your pics.
I'm not sure what the deal is with photobucket. Seems like some devices I use I can see everything fine, and others don't allow me to see the photos. Weird.

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Old 03-16-2018, 11:53 PM   #37
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I can see all the pics. Have you installed the photobucket patch for your particular web browser?

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Old 03-17-2018, 09:16 AM   #38
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I can see all the pics. Have you installed the photobucket patch for your particular web browser?
I was checking from my iphone yesterday and was seeing the photobucket's disabled message. I can see everything just fine from my desktop.

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Old 07-07-2018, 10:57 AM   #39
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Getting closer to having this goofy hot rod finished.

One of the first things I did after getting the body back on was coat the interior floorboards with Raptor Liner. I really like how this stuff laid down and the coverage. It's got a good texture, but not overly rough.



Next I mounted a new Ididit tilt column and threw in some 60's style with a Mooneyes metal flake wheel.



I made a little relay board to sort of have a little brain center for most of the electronics. I've seen some cleaner setups, but I'm happy with the outcome for my first trial run.



I found these sweet little wiring bulkhead connectors and utilized them for the dash section of the wiring harness. I really like the quick disconnect feature and should make any service issues a little less painful.





The next section i tackled was the dash panel areas to get the gauges, switches, Fourplay manual valve block, and double din radio mounted. I REALLY like the Dakota Digital HDX gauges and took advantage of their air pressure BIM module to display the bag pressures. The round switches towards the right hand side of the gauge panel are for cruise control and tow/haul mode.









My fiance was super helpful and reupholstered the old school bus seats I had. She wasn't digging the original olive colored vinyl lol. Not sure how Hobby Lobby fabric will hold up, but for $50 in materials, and Kayleigh's first auto upholstery job, I think the seats turned out pretty darn good. Still have to finish fabbing some brackets to mount the seats, but they should work out well mounted over each rear wheel well.





It took a little bit of brainstorming, but also got the "battery box" mounted in the rear. Thinking I'm going to apply some knock off dynamat to the interior sections to help mitigate as much rattling as possible.





I wired this door bell switch to the train horn. Should make for some fun times at cars shows haha.



The only issue I've run into so far had to do with a leaky brake caliper. I couldn't seem to get the brake hose sealed up despite trying a new banjo bolt and copper washers. I did a little digging on the forum and found there were a couple of other fellas who had a similar issue. I ordered a new caliper and sure enough the mating surface where the hose meets the caliper was machined too far and created a little concave area that wouldn't seal. The proper design still has little concentric rings that let the copper wash seal against it. Definitely a good thing to know for future projects!





I also wired up some fun looking cab marker lights and school bus style turn signals. Just got the engine running last week and was able to check the trans for forward and reverse gears. So far all seems good!





I need to figure out radiator hoses, finish up a few vacuum lines, and wire in the tail lights, but I'm super close to driving this thing. Also going to tidy up several items, add some more finishing touches for the interior, and come up with a gameplan for some major sound deadening. I finally feel like I'm on the down hill side of this project. Oh! And I am still planning on polishing the body! Crap!
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This is one kool Build !! I never even considered a step van build until I saw this one....keep up the good work.
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Very Nice! Your work looks fantastic!
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This thing is awesome!
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This is so uniquely awesome! Nice work.
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Your progress and results really are just awesome.

I love the sunset pic on the drive.

Well done.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:44 PM   #46
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I love the sunset pic on the drive.

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Jeeze that's cool. I'm quite jealous!
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