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Old 08-10-2017, 04:01 PM   #901
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New billet hinges came in today, man those things are smooth
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:44 AM   #902
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Those are sweet!
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:16 AM   #903
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Larry, where did the hinges come from? I want to do something and don't want to use the PB hinge.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:06 AM   #904
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Larry, where did the hinges come from? I want to do something and don't want to use the PB hinge.
"hinges"http://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-1972-Ch...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:28 PM   #905
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:37 PM   #906
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New billet hinges came in today, man those things are smooth
Nice!!!

p.s. I just bought a set for Walter too
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:49 PM   #907
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Cleaning up the firewall is intense time consuming project but it sure looks good. Did this this morning before work.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:04 PM   #908
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Very nice! I wish I would have done the gutter on the firewall when I had mine apart.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:11 PM   #909
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Got a coat of fiberfill on it tonight and the clutch rod hole welded shut
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:50 PM   #910
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Looking good
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:39 AM   #911
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Thanks, I am trying to roll with it
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:53 PM   #912
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Getting close on the firewall, few more touchups and it will be ready to spray. Got a good coat of feather fill on it. It takes a lot of hours to smooth the firewall.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:46 PM   #913
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That firewall looks smoooooth!
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:19 AM   #914
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It is very smooth Never would have thought how many hours would go into just smoothing the firewall, thank goodness I am able to do my own body work. Hoping this week I can get the color shot onto the cab and the doors rehung, at that point the wiring will begin who here is good at wiring and mapping it out to work efficiently ?
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:27 AM   #915
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That firewall is smooooth! That's one of those projects that I always admire but would never tackle. That's why I take the easy way out and say I like to keep them "mostly stock" appearance.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:28 AM   #916
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Well honestly I like the mostly stock appearance myself also but am ocd about a cluttered engine bay, I can't stand wiring and hoses everywhere and it makes it tough to keep clean. Originally I was going to leave it the way it was but the more I looked the less I liked it so to the cutting wheel I ran and ended up with this.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:58 AM   #917
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Well honestly I like the mostly stock appearance myself also but am ocd about a cluttered engine bay, I can't stand wiring and hoses everywhere and it makes it tough to keep clean.
I went that way with the small block but there is so much stuff to this new LS that I gave up and decided to go for an all out, purpose-built race look. There is a lot of plumbing (and wiring) on this engine that didn't exist on the old.

Did you do you a heater delete? I don't even see holes for heater hoses on your (very purty) firewall.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:14 PM   #918
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Yes I did the Larry delete cut pieces and welded them shut. There is no heat or air on it I like to roll the window down, throw the wing open and feel the breeze and hear the pipes roar while I sweat my butt off
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:18 PM   #919
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The firewall looks really nice. You should show the piles of dust so others can get an idea how much sanding you're doing. I've been there but your effort is worth it. My 40 Ford was that way, no heat or A/C. The early spring and late fall drives are a PITA when you can't see through the windshield though.
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The early spring and late fall drives are a PITA when you can't see through the windshield though.
Thats what i was thinking. Gotta at least have defrost. Could get a little 12V heater in the cab i suppose.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:42 PM   #921
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Yes there was plenty of dust from that. Two big dust pans full. But it is worth the efforts. If I need to defrost a 12v heater like you said
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:03 AM   #922
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Well I have been plugging away at my cab the past week there was a number of places I was not satisfied with so more grinding and welding and filler work. Sunday I was able to finally shoot the interior color and also used the excess paint I had left to shoot a nice build coat on the firewall and cowl area. I have just a bit of tiuchup work on the outside sheetmetal and then I can tape it out and shoot color on the outer cab.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:18 AM   #923
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Looking good Larry.
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:53 PM   #924
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That is looking really nice!
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