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Old 03-06-2016, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by vgjvh View Post
Have fun ! that is all that really matters. Myth Busters already did something similar they just got the body back on backwards....
That's the second time this suggestion is made (or the first time, repeated) and It makes me wonder just what some of you think this project might turn out like. I am hoping this project will turn out at least one (or six) steps above what they did to that poor 928 aside from turning the body around. I guess time will tell.
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:07 PM
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I have a TT for you Jerry.
Torque Tube issue is resolved!!! Thanks a bunch MJ!!!
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:16 PM
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Torque Tube issue is resolved!!! Thanks a bunch MJ!!!
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:19 PM
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5 pages and no work has been done to the car? Time to pick up the tools and start to get dirty.
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Got a link to your build thread, Imre?
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Two more LS swaps nearing completion and this one hasn't got past paper..... Page 6 up ahead...
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:06 AM
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Got a link to your build thread, Imre?
Yes I do. Have a couple on herd and another one on a site that allows picture posting without paying for a membership. Would have more here but I'm not willing to pay for a membership again.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:15 AM
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Cool, would like to check 'em out- any project is a good project, 'specially with pics..
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:21 AM
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Build the car everybody has been waiting for, the successor.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:03 PM
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As a couple of you know, Stan in particular, and Herman, I do not spend a lot of time doing clean-up in my shop. In fact Stan thought the place might very well self combust from all of the chips and dust that I had let accumulate when he was here two or three years ago. Anyway, Murphy's Law, corollary number 7, as I recall, says that when starting out to do something, something else must be done first.

In my case, I have been working in and around the space I need to open up for this project and eyeing the stuff that needs to be cleared out to open it up. The problem is that my mind has not come up with the alternate place to put everything. Some of it is accumulated prototyping stuff and some is 928 parts, like doors, and some is an airplane engine and engine mount for my Navion, and the rest is just stored materials waiting for various projects.

What I finally figured out is that all I need to do is clean up all the rest of the shop and then I will have some floor space to put the things that I need to get out of the way. I started that yesterday and cleaned out about a third of the machine shop, which is about 400 square feet, and bagged up three large trash bags of scrap material, metal chips and wood chips. That opens up about half that much floor space. I'll work on that some more over the next several days and then I think I will have a place to put some of the stuff that is in the way. Then I'll start doing the same with the rest of the shop, and it is about 1100 square feet. That is likely to take me to the time for my back surgery in late April, but by then I hope to have the 928 in place, jacked up, and leveled, ready to start marking and cutting. Maybe that problem is solved. I just have to work the solution in order to get there.

In the meantime I have been working on taking some measurements off the car I am starting with and have been trying a little different method for removing the windshield. It didn't work and in fact cracked the WS at the edge where I was working to release it, but using some heat. Too much heat put some tiny cracks at the edge and I think that will end up trashing this WS. I may still be able to use it as a test piece for cutting one down to the final size like I have seen on U-Tube.

I have also been working on one of the final trim pieces that the new car will need. I'll post pictures of that shortly when I get closer to finished with it.
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I am making progress on clearing out the space I need for this project, and by now I have just enough clear space to fit the car. The only problem (actually three of them) is/are that the space is not in one piece, the space is so far only big enough for the car but no room yet to work around it, and the space is not in the right place.

I am encouraged to discover that a lot of the space I need to clear out is not covered by stuff that I need to save but rather stuff like scrap plastic and metal that will need to be recycled or discarded, so other than just getting rid of it, I don't have to find some place else to store it. A large batch of that is going to open up another fairly large space, but still in the wrong place. However, when I get enough of these clear spaces around then I can simply move the stuff out of my way to clear the work space I want for this project.

I might even get this space issue solved this week and coming weekend and then I can get some help to move the cars around to put the one I need in the shop. That's my goal.

Other progress is taking place on the project. The 5 speed conversion parts and gear box arrived and I have unloaded and stored in my other garage, and I bought the HF 110 volt flux wire welder this Sunday. I was going to hold off on that and maybe buy the 170 or 180 amp version, but they had this one on their sidewalk sale this weekend for $81 so I bought it. I'm anxious to see how much of this sheet metal welding I will be able to do with it.
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Jerry you are cutting the car in pieces so the space need not all be in one place.....front clip here ,rear clip there, roof over there.... what is the problem No need to answer just joking , I admire your willingness to undertake such a huge project ! I do understand what sectioning is and what it entails.
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Thanks, Tony. Been there and done that!
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Here is a picture of the forms I have been working on a little bit along the way. These are for the custom grill bars that I'm going to put in this radical 928.
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