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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:19 am 
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Yep, this gives me almost 6 months to put the front suspension back on and drop in the engine/trans.
Jeeze, I better get crankin' on this thing. Time is awastin'.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:05 pm 
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Well, it only took a pandemic to finally get me some shop time. It's been well over a year since I have been able to update this. Lots of family dramas have come and gone, I am going to make some progress while things are relatively quiet.
So, I finally have the car on 4 wheels.....
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Well, sort of...
I managed to get the car INSIDE the shop (finally)...
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AND....the Lexan windows and fancy new interior is in the car...
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Again, well sort of....
But hey, it is progress WHOO-HOO!!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Glad to see this.Thar B body is is an interesting project. Maybe when this pandemic is all over we will have another racer ready to go!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:12 pm 
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Yep, would love to see you and this car at a track, Matt! I'm thinking July...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:41 pm 
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I don't think those are the four wheels that you really want but Pandemic progress is progress... Get to it.

Commit and geterdone.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:20 am 
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I pulled the front fenders off and stripped all the remaining items from the engine compartment in prep for paint. The engine compartment is in much better shape than I thought. Just needs primer and paint.
It seems that AMD has discontinued floor pans for the 65 Belvedere so I bought one of the last ones they had. The current floor is a bunch of metal patches (some very poorly installed). I figured I may as well install it now and be done with it. I cut the old floor out, just need to trim up the edges and set the new floor into place. Maybe now, the carpet will finally lay flat.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:41 am 
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Keep at it Matt!! :D :D

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:52 am 
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I like it without floors.

Time to fab up some tube frame connectors, supports and then put in an aluminum floor.. fast n' light!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:54 pm 
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I would have considered an aluminum floor but I already have the AMD floor. I will be adding frame connectors. I haven't decided on tube or square stock for those, I have both on hand.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Sell that AMD piece at a markup since they aren't made any more! It's a racecar.

:D :D

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 5:51 am 
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I have the front floor pan test fitted and just about ready to weld in. I can't seem to get the holes to align for the seat brackets and the outside seat belt mounts. I may just have to get them as close as possible and redrill if needed. I need to level the chassis on the jack stands before I start welding. I noticed that the passenger side isn't sitting completely on the jack stand. This is due to the right side leaf spring being stiffer than the left. I just need to drop the axle off the stands so the chassis is resting firmly on the jack stands.

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