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  1. Finished my door “Component speakers”
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  2. Hi everyone. Wanted to say hi and make a quick introduction. My name is Robin, and I picked up this dream car of mine in May of this year. I wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a successful new year. Catch you in the forums
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  4. One thought just came to mind when I re-read the first line, Magnum 500's!! Then I remembered that I had the same sort of issue with the set of 500's that were on my car when I bought it. What I found was at some point, my guess was that some over zealous tire changer guy got slap happy with the IMPACT wrench and probably more than once. Out of the 4 wheels, 3 had to be scrapped because the lug holes were egg shaped and as 500's are lug-centric, if the holes are not round, the wheels will never likely run true and in balance. I had to buy a new set of wheels and I NEVER use any sort of impact wrench to tighten the nuts. I do however use my electric impact to run the nuts up snug, then torque in 2 steps with the wheels on the ground. Also, these wheels MUST be balanced on a lug centric adaptor and not all shops have those. Do not ever let someone tell you otherwise as happened to me, I just told the guy to go pound salt.
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  5. Saw that you added lights with the ability to vandalize them... Nice touch!
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  7. Doors and bottom of trunk lid are cleaned up and primed. What a mess—the car had been repainted including the jambs, and of course, was peeling in the jambs. I spent all day yesterday sanding the bottom of the trunk lid. Over the last week I worked on prepping the doors. Next up, A-pillars, B-pillars, and rockers. Might as well get the top side of the trunk lid done too. The roof has been blocked and needs a little clean up around the window moldings, then it can be primed. Saving the worst for last, the quarters and tail light panel. I haven’t forgotten the hood, but it is in really excellent shape as I resprayed it a few years ago, just needs some quick cleanup and prime.
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  8. Hi.Well........It's all up to how crazy you would like to get.If it were me and I had a car like yours I would most certainly weld the seems of the frame rails from the torque box to the radiator support. Then the outer shock towers to the fender aprons to start.Also do the radiator support to the front fender aprons and the rear aprons to the fire wall.All of this will insure making the front box of the car way more rigid and a much better foundation to mount the suspension.I did make an amendment to my lower shock tower braces. The vertical outer flange where the top frame flange is spot welded to the side frame flange,I just cut the entire thing off flush with the top of the frame and then blended the corners for a nice transition.I then rewelded the 45 degree brace to the open edge at the corner where the top and side of the frame meet.After some research I did find that the is how the race cars were done, so you don't have to weld at a stupid angle to attach the bottom of the flange inside the trough.If you go back and look at the pics I have of the upper frame rails I installed you can see the change.I looks a ton better and is stronger all together.So that's the minimum that I would do.The front ends of these thing do move around a ton and is where most of your work should be concentrated. Also you don't have to completely weld the bottoms of the frame rails like I did ,skip welding will be fine.I do pretty much everything 2'' weld, 2'' space, 2'' weld ect..............
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  9. Thank you very much, very appreciated
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