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Ive been fighting this thing because im stubborn and i like things customized a bit. Ive been fitting a 71 bumper with an angle iron bracket....Really should of used the stock brackets and just cut them down but its slowly getting where it needs to be. I have to adjust my doors, get the trunk and hood painted but the paint is on the way for a Satin black on them..... Ive also ended up having to cut off the rear valance due to previous hack work but i am going to bedline the bumpers to match the lower part of the car.

 

Hopefully i make some progress soon

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Well been busy busy. My bumpers are all painted in bed liner. Got the hood, Trunk, Rear spoilers, and accessories painted but messed up my gun settings. So i got back coverage and runs. So ill have to wet sand and respray

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Man you work fast!

 

Pitty you have to redo, may be you could try to paint with the parts flat, as on the car (looks like you have the space). With bits lower harding component if the temp is higher than 20C/68F. This not only prevents runs, but also insure the surface will stretch more as it hardens slower, giving a nicer finish. On side, you are forced to use either more air pressure and less paint possibly giving a haze to have thin layer or to spray more faster and get orange peel. Not to mention its harder to get same amount of paint on the surface looking down, which you discover only when done!

Downside is that you need first paint the under side first and have it hard enough to do the other side.

 

Good luck with the sanding! Got tons to do ahead of me and I hate it already! :)

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Man you work fast!

 

Pitty you have to redo, may be you could try to paint with the parts flat, as on the car (looks like you have the space). With bits lower harding component if the temp is higher than 20C/68F. This not only prevents runs, but also insure the surface will stretch more as it hardens slower, giving a nicer finish. On side, you are forced to use either more air pressure and less paint possibly giving a haze to have thin layer or to spray more faster and get orange peel. Not to mention its harder to get same amount of paint on the surface looking down, which you discover only when done!

Downside is that you need first paint the under side first and have it hard enough to do the other side.

 

Good luck with the sanding! Got tons to do ahead of me and I hate it already! :)

I took a 4 day weekend just to accomplish this.

 

It really was just an issue with me not adjusting my gun properly. I actually put it like this for 2 reasons. 1 because on big objects i tend to get striping when i have it flat. Plus like you mentioned. I can hit both sides.  Funny part is the bottom looks halfway decent. My runs are all on the top half of the hood lol

 

Hopefully my wet sand will go good tomorrow and i can respray all in one day. Luckily with using hardner this stuff drives quick but its 91F here today. So its HOT!!!

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went much much better this time around even though it doesnt show well in pics. Spent the morning sanding everything then i hit it with 3 coats. Amazing what setting your gun to the proper operating PSI will do. I also remember to actually mix the paint before mixing it with hardner and such. So the sheen is way different. I still have to paint the scoop inserts but they need some work as well as the inner areas of the trunk and fenders.

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Massive difference! Bet it gave you a good feeling after that forced sanding session.

 

Yeah man, i was beyond happy after the first coat went down. Just have to remind myself to slow down sometimes

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Im thinking about doing the Mach hood decal/paint with matte black on this satin black. Idea is to use tape to line it out without the little outline and hit it with plasti dip. Its kinda going to be like a ghost look. Just slightly dull in comparison so may be hard to tell unless you look or it may stand out more then i think.

 

Thoughts?

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Finally got back to work. So i was all ready to go and remove the intake and it was a giant pain in the butt!!! The distributor is stuck, everything is in the way. I had to use a pry bar to break the manifold free. But ive got it off and cleaned. Next comes installing it but i need to wait on a couple parts. 

 

Can someone help me with what all the vacuum lines go to? I have 3 on the intake that split off the break booster. Then i guess its one, that screw on right below the carbs choke? WTF? Lines everywhere!! lol

 

Any i can just get rid of?

 

On the bright side..Engine looks clean

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got a little more done. Modified the throttle cable bracket to where it will work. Then made a return spring bracket. Still have a way to o, including some new hoses and fluids. Hopefully ill get her started soon. Need to find a new C clip for the throttle cable as mine is missing.

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Finally got a little more done. After ripping some threads out of my aluminum intake I found a longer screw for the one corner. Then I realized I didnt need the bracket I made so I setup my spring system. Pulled off the fuel filter and started shaking it and rust just started coming out. So I'll be replacing it. I then installed the trunk finally. It was int he way I was starting to think I'd scratch it. I cant bekieve what a pain in the ass it was then get lined up. It's still too far to one side but without being able to shim it I dont know how to adjust that.

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Well did a few more things on the engine and its nearly ready to get started and tuned. I moved on to the leaf springs. What a pain! I broke the bolt off one shock and had to cut the shackle bolt on the passenger side. Then on top of it the poly bushing I guess I ordered are a pain!! Plus the exhaust is in the way. I did change over to 5 leaf springs and I added a 1"

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Every time I look at your progress me thinking: he will have done 5 projects by the time I'll be 1/2 mine! :)

You sleep in your garage or something?

 

Great progress, this baby should hit the road very soon again!

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Every time I look at your progress me thinking: he will have done 5 projects by the time I'll be 1/2 mine! :)

You sleep in your garage or something?

 

Great progress, this baby should hit the road very soon again!

 

 

Haha I’m off work this week so things are getting done

 

 

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another long day in the garage. The Passenger side door has been rubbing at the bottom and needed adjustment.  Of course the cage nuts broke on the bottom of the fenders and the ones in the basket on front as well. So that was fun. I got the passenger side lined up pretty well and adjusted the strike to where it needed to be. The Drivers side still needs more work and its currently too close to the wall. So i got minimal adjustment done. I then finally decided to install the whole front end and get it out of my way. Of course i had more cage nut problems but got it worked out and installed. Hood is on and so are the chrome inserts because i have them. I worked on aligning it as well and the gaps arent too bad. Then naturally i took pictures as it looks like a real car again. Still need to wire the engine stuff back up and go get gas. Then i can fire it up and see if it runs better

 

 

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Looking good! Keep it up.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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Ive been pretty busy with other project lately, like putting a metal shed together and restoring my grandfathers 1940s tiliting table saw so i have something to use. 

 

Here a video of the saw before i started on it

 

BUTTTTT

 

I dont know if i mentioned this but i got the engine buttoned up and went to start it. Nothing  Battery was completely dead and ended up having to get Advanced to charge it. After 30 minutes they said it was good but needed a deep charge it had been bled down so much.l So needless to say i charged it up and the next day....Car wouldnt start. No gas to the carb....So i pour gas in the bowls and wahhhlahhh she fires up but still no gas through the lines. Ive blown all the lines out and still  nothing. So apparently my pump is bad.

 

I will be putting an electric pump in near the gas tank as i dont feel like fiddling with the mechanical. Too much stuff in the way with the AC and Steering pump.  So hopefully soon she will run on her own will and i can get it tuned

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Congrats on getting it started even if your not getting fuel. Prob the pump as you suggested if the lines are all clear. Could also be the pick up screen full of crap in the tank.

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Congrats on getting it started even if your not getting fuel. Prob the pump as you suggested if the lines are all clear. Could also be the pick up screen full of crap in the tank.

 

That may be the case if it wasnt a brand new tank and sending unit

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Great progress you are making and like others said if only I had your energy

Will be good to see the finished product

Like the colour and hopefully after more than 2 years I will finally get some bright red on mine next week

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Yeah i wish i had more time but the vacations i took helped alot. Pretty much dedicate Saturdays to projects and since im still single and childless at 36 im sure that allows me a little more freedom then most. I have 2 mustangs though so im itching to get back to work on my 65 fastback Eleanor build.... So im trying to get this bad boy running and tuned so it will be drivable. I am just a bit adhd so i jump around a bit too much. I still have a ton of othe rparts for this car. I have a whole aftermarket guage set and so on.

 

Thanks for all the kind comments gents

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So ive been stuck in neutral on this project with the cold weather and not to mention  ive been waiting for parts that ended up coming from CHINA!!! ARG!!!!! Hopefully this weekend ill get an electric fuel pump installed.

 

In the mean time i have my table saw all working and tested it out and built myself a Pallet/Privacy Fence entertainment stand. Its not finished yet but a little more sanding and then some poly and she will be good to go

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