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BOSS 351

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  1. Install the carpet and make sure it's how you want it. I jacked the car up and heated a old phillips screwdriver till it was red hot. Then melted the carpet through the seat and seat belt holes from below the floorpan. Works great and the carpet will resist freying from your holes. You can make your holes just the right size for you bolts. I had a helper to hold carpet down around holes when I was melting it, and to check size of hole with proper bolt.


    You can test how hot you need to get it with one of your remnants.


    Make sure you leave a little extra rug around your sill plates, as it is easy to cut too much.

  2. OMG caspianwendle




    With all due respect to Q, i disagree with the advice and feedback he has given you here. This particular topic of spraypainting in backyards or temp spraybooths at home, as adversed to using professional spraybooths was debated in a previous thread many months ago.Forgive me, but i can't get hold of that thread link right now.


    If you were to attempt to spray 2Pak paint out in the open, or set up a temp booth, and the fumes would leak out of the booth, and travel around your immediate suburban area, moving or drifting on the wind or air currents, your neighbours will pick up and smell the fumes or possibly be affected by them. If they chose to report your activity to your local authority, you may well be in line to be fined or prosecuted for what you are doing. Local health and safety laws vary from state to state, and country to country. I would certainly ring your local authority and see what your rules and regs are before proceeding with that kind of activity

    While your at it, call the authoritys to tell them that you plan to speed to work. (Be sure to include time, location and route so they can be there to help you)

  3. The wife and I took a cruise to TriCities yesterday. We were able to see Bjobo's 1973 Mach I. John has gone the extra mile on this car. It is truley a masterpiece. The body work is flawless, the interier is like new. I can't wait to see the Gear Venders overdrive work. That car is truly one of the nicest I've seen.

    Thank you John and Bonney for the hospitality.

  4. I had my car in the shop and I am finally picking it up tomorrow and the price seems a bit on the high side. The following items were done. Should this cost 3 grand?


    Top end removed and rebuilt with new valves.


    Timing chain, cam and lifters replaced(I bought parts)


    New axel seals on rear end


    Rear brake rebuild


    lowered front with new springs(I bought parts)


    replaced rear shackles(I bought shackles)


    Trouble shot and found electrical draw that was killing battery.(two hours)


    He bought gasket kit, 4 pushrods, some miscellaneous hardware, rear seals, brake pads and a gable for emergency brake, He had my car for 2 months and I would like to know how much of this bill should be labor. What does a top end rebuild cost?



    If they did all the work you have listed. I'd say that the $3000.00

    dollar price is not that bad. And if everything works great, it might be a bargin. If you pull up to the shop, and the car is setting there all washed up, then I'd say your dealing with a quality repair shop.

    The value of the repairs will be known after the firt 200 miles!!

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