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Old 02-15-2007, 08:34 PM
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where are you keeping the Turbo I am gonna have to drive down to your house to see the car soon. I will take another look in the atic this weekend for the rear grill.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jimq
where are you keeping the Turbo I am gonna have to drive down to your house to see the car soon. I will take another look in the atic this weekend for the rear grill.
Funny you asked.... had to ask a friend to let me use his garage to store the car... He has an vacant townhouse close to where I live that I have keys to.

I have been meaning to stop by your house but between stuff getting in, working from home, working on the car, shipping parts, etc... it has been busy.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:01 AM
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Well... got the urge to do something to the car today... ended up working until 2:30am... and here I am posting photos of the progress...

Removed the sills. Pretty easy stuff... First remove the two end covers (held in place with a phillips screw), then remove the rubber strip to get access to the bolts. This one just slides off or you can gently pull it out. Loosen the bolts underneath (don't take them out completely... no need and those also hold the oil lines). Take out the bigger phillips screws on the side and done. Sills out.





The line you see hanging is the A/C hose... really tempted of just cutting it instead of trying to remove it in one piece....

Also finished installing the door panels... panels install easy... the part that took me a lot of time was the power window switch... seems I forgot where the wires go in the passenger side and I can get that window to work from the passenger switch... it works from the driver's switch... after a few fuses blown I decided to leave it alone and search on the subject... can't figure out what the hell I did wrong...



Then I started to take the front apart in preparation of fitting the new front...



Fender removed






That thing is wide!!







That is all for now... going to sleep...
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:54 PM
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Got some work done today...

Removed the driver's side fender, fitted the passenger side fender,
fixed the mess I made with the window switch wiring when I installed
the door panels (no more blown fuses).

Here we go:

Passenger side fender fitted:





I reused the clips from the original fender. Fitment for the fender was very
good but there is some work needed toward the back of the fender (where it
meets the windshield. The material in that area is thin so while fitting it I put
some cracks on the gel coat. I will build it up from the inside to make it
stronger/thicker and to also fill the gap between the fender and the
door better (too wide of a gap right now).





Here you can see the gap and the cracks in the gel coat:





On the inside, since there is no provision supplied to attached them to the stock
bolt holes, I plan on using some custom made "L" brackets to hold the side to
the stock bolts position and then buil up the area with some FG to make it look
nice and even (and to hide the L brackets added).



I really think that the part that will give me the most amount of work to get it
right will be the bumper... it seems to stick out on the sides more than it
should. We will see once the driver's fender is fitted correctly.

Here is the driver side fender just resting on the car...



Parts are starting to pile up... I will place a "For Sale" ad with all this (I need to
start the fund for rest of the body parts and the wheels & tires... 11x17 and
14x17, should be fun trying to find street tires for those wheels...):



That is all for now

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Old 02-22-2007, 01:04 PM
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Trying to figure out a way to relocated the fuel filler using the stock items and some flexible fuel hose from a boat store while I decide what the final solution would look like....

I wanted to keep all the stock hoses and vents to avoid and imploding tank situation or any accidental fires...

I tried moving the fuel filler neck around but without the flexible hose and relocation there is really no way of doing it.







I will drive the car out of the garage to pressure wash the inside of the fenders... it is a [email protected]#$%@$# to work with all that dirt falling on the floor... then it is time to finish fitting the front bumper (I predict this will take a lot of time), fixing the gap in the fenders with some FG cloth and resin and finish repairing the tail.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:35 PM
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A few more photos from last night:

Driver side fender fitted:











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Old 02-23-2007, 12:53 PM
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Took the car out to clean all the dirt that fell from the fender wells... I will take some time during the weekend to remove the fenders again, pressure wash everything...

Here is what will take some time to get right... bumper. It sticks out on both sides. I need to fix it in place and then determine if the fenders can be made to align with it... I do not wan the fender to have too much pressure so if trying to align it with the bumper creates too much stress on the fender I might need to cut the bumper to make it fit...





Still working the underside of the rear wing... but wanted to see what it looked like fitted... so I installed it just for fun... used the grill from my existing lid for now. Jimq is on a hunt for his old grill so we will use that one once he finds it.

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Old 02-23-2007, 01:01 PM
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I also need to make brackets from the fender to the original bolt location in the car:





Might also need to do some FB fabrication in there to give it a better finish.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:51 PM
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That is all for now. Will get some additional work done today. Concentrating on finishing fitting the bumper.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:19 PM
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What did you do quit your day job? I promise I will go back in the attic tomorrow and look for the grill. I sure dont remember putting in the car when I sold the 77 but my memory fades more every day
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jimq
What did you do quit your day job? I promise I will go back in the attic tomorrow and look for the grill. I sure dont remember putting in the car when I sold the 77 but my memory fades more every day
LOL... check some of the time stamps... I just work on the car at night (12, 2 3 in the morning...) Get home from work, spend sometime with the children, then go to the garage for a couple of hours... best medicine.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:56 PM
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EAH DIABLO! Getting busy huh?

Havent gotten even time to log on too much since I'm currently in a project in Guayama
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:02 PM
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Well... bumper is in place. Here are the photos. It will still need some work (that phrase is becoming a constant one, LOL )

I still need to drill the holes from the fender to the bumper. Currently have a C clamp holding it in place...

What rubber trim is used between the fender and the bumper???

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Dynamics
EAH DIABLO! Getting busy huh?

Havent gotten even time to log on too much since I'm currently in a project in Guayama
Excuses, excuses.... By the way, Happy Anniversary., Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy, happy… well… you know the rest.
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