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Old 03-17-2017, 05:09 PM   #26
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Thank you! I haven´t welded very much earlier. I have restored 1 car earlier(my first car, about 20 years a go) and the few cars repaired. I´ll try to my best but it is slow.
That Opel Corsa is builted from 2 cars, Opel Corsa 1.2S and Opel Kadett 1.8 GT. Body is Corsa and technique is a Opel Kadett 1.8 GT+Garrett turbo+intercooler. We builted it about 12 years ago. It is fun to drive. Unfortunately, its engine is broken at the moment. I don´t know can I put here a few pictures from Opel but I dry...
If I find some of the film where it accelerates 0-150 km / h, so I put it in here too.
Here is my friend filmed, but I don´t know if you can see it?
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:05 PM   #27
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

Excellent work!
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:51 PM   #28
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Thank you very much!
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:51 PM   #29
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Here are a few pictures of what happened on Friday. Right cab corner.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:59 PM   #30
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

Our original rally wheels have been sandblasted and powder coated. Front is 8x15" and rear 10x15".
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:59 PM   #31
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Both fender had to modify a lot of. A bad fit of both. But now it is almost done. Yet the cabin would have "a little" welding, not elsewhere.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:35 PM   #32
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Windows frame are almost welded. I hope we can lift the cabin up a few weeks and sandblast it. Painter should still be found.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:40 PM   #33
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We thought a little bit lowering.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:41 AM   #34
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

I came back to see how things are going. Thank you for the picture and information on the Opel Corsa. I'm sure it is fast with a 1.8l turbo engine. It looks like things are going well on the truck. You did good work on that cab corner and the part you added to the fender. What is your plan for making the truck lower?
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:40 AM   #35
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I am amazed at the metal work! Those patches look fantastic.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:53 PM   #36
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I came back to see how things are going. Thank you for the picture and information on the Opel Corsa. I'm sure it is fast with a 1.8l turbo engine. It looks like things are going well on the truck. You did good work on that cab corner and the part you added to the fender. What is your plan for making the truck lower?
Thank you! My job is slowing too much on this project. Work harms our hoppy!
Hopefully the welding work will be completed and the cabin will be lifted off. After that we should get out of the cabin bolts whitch are broken, and then take it to the sand blasting. Do you have any good idea for cabin bolts?

We were thinking modification rear hangers and shackles and front we thinking modification springs or put drop spindle.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:54 PM   #37
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I am amazed at the metal work! Those patches look fantastic.
Thank you Mike!
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:28 AM   #38
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Cabin floor renovation.
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Old paints sandpaper off.
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All cab wires were removed and the cabin was also removed. Hopefully, they sometimes get re-done... One picture from my big brother.
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Some of the cabin bolts and nuts had to cut off, because otherwise I could't taken off them.
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Here are a few pictures of what happened yesterday. We sandblasted window frames and a few other points. The last picture is our relative Chevy who pushed our truck back to the garage.
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:34 PM   #43
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Nice quality work being done on the rust repair I like it! Are there a lot of classic American cars/trucks in Finland? I visited Helsinki and Tampere and it was quite the experience very beautiful place and the people are awesome! I was planning on going back this year but I had my 81 K10 painted instead. Looking forward for more progress.
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Looking great!!!!! Keep it going!! Mike
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Nice quality work being done on the rust repair I like it! Are there a lot of classic American cars/trucks in Finland? I visited Helsinki and Tampere and it was quite the experience very beautiful place and the people are awesome! I was planning on going back this year but I had my 81 K10 painted instead. Looking forward for more progress.
Thank you! Here in Finland there are some USA cars and their enthusiasts but quite a lot of them are summer cars. Welcome back to Finland and nice to hear that you liked it. Were you on holiday or work? We live about 300 km north from Tampere. I would like to visit the USA sometimes. I hope we can get it sometime. I'm trying to put pictures on it as the work progresses.
By the way, your truck looks great! How much the painting cost in USA(your truck)?
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Thank you Mike! We will try our best. I have followed the construction of your truck and it seems to be progressing well. You really do a great job!
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Thanks! I have a little time on my hands now
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I am downright stunned by the metal work on this project. Absolutely some of the cleanest operations I have seen on a restoration in a very long time. Certainly one truck to be very proud of!
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I am downright stunned by the metal work on this project. Absolutely some of the cleanest operations I have seen on a restoration in a very long time. Certainly one truck to be very proud of!
Thank you very much! We will try our best.
I also saw yours truck story and it looks very well! Cool truck!
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Thank you very much! We will try our best.
I also saw yours truck story and it looks very well! Cool truck!
Much appreciated. She's almost on the road full time so we'll get some good solid shots of her soon
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