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Old 08-06-2015, 01:34 PM   #26
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Really solid Burb and I love the fast progress. Two hours engine and crossmember out...cool.
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:59 AM   #27
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Another long day at work left very little time in the shop last night.. Arrrgh!

But I did manage something, even though it was one of those times when I would touch one thing, see something else, go touch it for a minute, then on to another etc... Talk about A.D.D.

With only an hour last night, i began taking off the crud on the frame, which led me to bump my head on the heater box, so off it came, which revealed some rust in that area, which led to cleaning the firewall some to see if I can just spot paint the repair and buff out the rest.. You get the idea

So, here is the end result.. after wiping things down, and before attempting to buff anything out. I see a bit of work ahead, but not to bad.

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Thankfully its Friday, and I can look forward to some time over the weekend to focus and make headway!

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Old 08-07-2015, 11:28 AM   #28
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Nice work and a good looking burb.
Keep up the progress!
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:06 PM   #29
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Looking good, love your Burb!

I know the ADD part.... plus I have project creep really bad. I start something and then think, I might as well do that while I have this apart, and then while I have this apart I can get to that, and so on. You get the idea!
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:47 PM   #30
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Looking good, love your Burb!

I know the ADD part.... plus I have project creep really bad. I start something and then think, I might as well do that while I have this apart, and then while I have this apart I can get to that, and so on. You get the idea!
And before you know it I too have a pile of parts....suffering from "might as well..." Myself. Must be a fairly common affliction.
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Sweet burb! I'm in. Love the color.
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Nice work and a good looking burb.
Keep up the progress!
Thanks! having fun so far..

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Looking good, love your Burb!

I know the ADD part.... plus I have project creep really bad. I start something and then think, I might as well do that while I have this apart, and then while I have this apart I can get to that, and so on. You get the idea!
Totally agree, I am trying my best to keep the thought in my head this one is not a "resto" right now, just make it safe and fun to drive for another year (or until the SWB is done) but of course that is way easier said than done.

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And before you know it I too have a pile of parts....suffering from "might as well..." Myself. Must be a fairly common affliction.
LOL... I hear ya, no matter how big the shop is, it ends up being stuffed with parts and projects all of which get touched even though progress seems soooo slow...

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Likewise!
I certainly haven't seen a bunch of these around here anyway, part of the reason for keeping it original.. I think she's earned it. Eventually I'll go from top to bottom, but I have two others in line already,...
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Overall the weekend was good, however I only had a few hours Saturday in the shop to work on GoldMember, but is was pretty fast paced..

Started by grinding off the rivets and hammering out the old cross member from the 3 spd trans, no pics as it was just an oil soaked lump...

Then it was on to remove the steering column and getting a closer look at the firewall. The area behind the old master cylinder was a bit rough, so I decided to scuff it down and prep it for paint.

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Since I am going from 3 spd. to an automatic, I also removed the pedal assembly and broke it down for a conversion to single pedal.

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Any of you notice the extra hole in the brake pedal arm? Any guesses what that's for?

Next up was to move over to the heater box area and assess the rust in the fan hole perimeter.

Beforeuring:After



ran out of time, need to grind, check for pinholes, bodywork, prime and then get the firewall painted in these areas. Hope to match the existing, but if not then I'll do the whole thing.

Almost forgot, I always hated the fact that some trim pieces were missing, I had a couple of extra side mouldings and worked on creating the missing pieces from them.

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will keep on it this week... Thanks for watching...
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I only had a short while to work tonight
Snuck out and got the frame painted last night, so tonight I hung the front cross member with the bags and tubular lower control arms and new ball joints.
Pics in the morning since my phone is not cooperating
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Great progress. Sometimes I do things by bits at a time, but it all adds up and before you know it that part of the project is done..... Kudo's on stayin' with it when you can.

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Doing my best to get this back on the road as soon as possible..

Here is where I left off last night.

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I just found this thread. And I have to say "Groovy Baby!" in my best Austin Powers voice.

Nice progress as well.
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I just found this thread. And I have to say "Groovy Baby!" in my best Austin Powers voice.

Nice progress as well.
Thanks,
When I first spotted her, the body color jumped out at me and got me thinking, then it hit me and just seemed like the right name to describe it ..

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Super Sag Wagon for the side windows when I'm out on the bike routes.. Of course this is the reason I purchased it, or so that is what I told my wife
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Nice work!
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Thanks! Having a blast, just wishing I had more time...

So before I jet out for the weekend, I just had to get a sneak peek...

Enjoy, and look for more progress next week



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Well that was fast. Looking really good!
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Sweet!
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Looking good,
lmk how the bags work out for ya. I did mine with 2.5 spindles 4 yrs age and it rides like CRAP.
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Well that was fast. Looking really good!
Thanks! Had to get a sneak peek since I was going to be gone all weekend.. The fender is simply sitting there.. Hope to get back on it for awhile tonight.

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Looking good,
lmk how the bags work out for ya. I did mine with 2.5 spindles 4 yrs age and it rides like CRAP.
Really? I sure hope it all works out, of course I can switch over to a static drop, but I would prefer not to. I'll be adding Accuair to this as it goes back together, maybe that will provide some benefit..
I'm interested to hear more about your setup..


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Here are a couple more shots I took on Thursday night before I left, figured I would post them to keep the history/progress consistent.

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Now you can sort of tell just how much the back needs to come down.. lol
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Long weekend of driving, (dropped my daughter off at college) was about 700 miles round trip, then work got in the way as soon as I returned, so no shop time till last night.
I spent most of my time on the tedious stuff, cleaning and painting a bunch of brackets and prepping the power steering box.. I did manage to dig out the rear axle and test fit the disc brakes.. I originally rebuilt this for my sons 68, but since he is headed down the LS path, he snagged my bulletproof custom Dana 60 for his..
I had this together once before, and it still look like this.





I also put the last skim coat on the patch around the heater box, will see if I can finish that tonight and paint the firewall...
Mocked in the front sway bar as I was trying to decide if I need dropped front brackets or not.. I think it might be a good idea, so off come a few more rivets tonight. Last step for the night was adding upper shock re-locators, but I forgot to take pics of them.. They are from POL (Performance Online)

Got a much anticipated pair of boxes in the mail too, ....
I am diving into this one head first, as I ordered a FiTech fuel system..
As they are fairly new just launching their products, you have may not heard of them. Its a bunch of engineers who have been making fuel injection components/systems for the OEM, branching out and trying to help out the aftermarket guys like us.
Here is their site http://fitechefi.com/ and some videos that show the product..
I will do my best to create a video of the installation from start to finish when the time comes..
I got the Go EFI 4
and the Fuel Command Center

Can't wait to get to this point!!
of course, lots to do yet...
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Fitech has some good ideas and very competitive prices. The fuel command center could have possibilities for other uses too. Haven't heard of them before so a cool find. Thanks for sharing!

Where did the rear brackets, caliper and disc come from? Does that have a parking brake?
Appreciate the updates.
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Fitech has some good ideas and very competitive prices. The fuel command center could have possibilities for other uses too. Haven't heard of them before so a cool find. Thanks for sharing!

Where did the rear brackets, caliper and disc come from? Does that have a parking brake?
Appreciate the updates.
The brackets are from Captainfab for the D52 caliper
The calipers are from a 78 Eldarado - The A1 Cardone part numbers for these are 16-4116 and 16-4117. Those are loaded calipers. (I scored them on Evilbay awhile back) they have the emergency brake setup which use the tabs Captainfab makes in the last pic.

The rotors are from the local parts store, they are for '92-'02 Astro AWD Van.
Lots of good info in his thread to assist with the conversion.
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Very nice. I really like the EFI stuff. Looks very nice and, as AD said, competitively priced. How did you find out about them?
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The calipers are from a 78 Eldarado - The A1 Cardone part numbers for these are 16-4116 and 16-4117. Those are loaded calipers. (I scored them on Evilbay awhile back) they have the emergency brake setup which use the tabs Captainfab makes in the last pic.

The rotors are from the local parts store, they are for '92-'02 Astro AWD Van.
Lots of good info in his thread to assist with the conversion.
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