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Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 01, 2008, 03:25:29 PM

Woo hoo!! Take a looky!  New Firestone FR380 tires in 235/75-15 mounted to the cop wheels I have, so the Vectors don't get damaged whilst work is still on going.  PLUS, the Just Suspension front end pieces are installed as are the '73 disc knuckles, LCA , Mobby's rotors  I bought off him last year, new front hoses and new calipers.

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_003.jpg)


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_013.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_005.jpg)


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_021.jpg)



Moesy2008-05-01 20:29:51
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 01, 2008, 03:26:00 PM


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_004.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_006.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_014.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_015.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_024.jpg)
Here's a tip: The Bendix part number is for a rear wheel cylinder with a 7/8" inner diameter, and I got these to help with balancing the brake system now that I have single piece '73 rotors up front.

The master cylinder/booster assembly is not yet installed, as we are waiting on front lines and a hold-off valve (I think Inline Tubes is where Ed ordered the front brake lines from, not sure about which vendor for the hold-off valve is sourced from), so the brakes are currently inop.

Oh, and a listing of what Ed *thinks* still needs to be done by him (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-suspension-brakes-5-01-08_022.jpg)

The grille detail will consist of merging two halves to make one good whole, and the bumpers had to be sublet to ANOTHER plater since the original guy didn't have drums big enough for my bumpers, as they would get scratched upon removal.

I'm going to give my painting skills a try (HA! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)) and detail the trim pieces that have the tri-color medallion.

Moesy2008-05-01 20:39:25
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on May 01, 2008, 03:53:06 PM
I've said it before and I'll probably say it again before he's done but.........
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 01, 2008, 03:54:35 PM

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif) TY Ard, WOOOF!!

Not seen on that list are the work for the engine and transmission, a dash upgrade I'm thinking of doing, and having a dual exhaust set-up put on it.
" OY!"  That was my credit card crying out in pain (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Moesy2008-05-01 20:57:10
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2008, 04:06:01 PM
Ahhhhhh   Chicken feed. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
You want a list?  I'll give you the short version on VOAB. . . .
 
Stop talking about it and
Do Everything!
 
He did a great job detailing those parts Moe.  Looks like brand new.  I painted my lowers though
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Johnny D. on May 06, 2008, 06:46:56 PM
Woooh been busy with finals and missed this. I'm super happy the Rots worked out for you Ken.

Chaz is coming along at breakneck now!


Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Brian on May 06, 2008, 08:37:53 PM
Hey I have a front suspension that looks a lot like your....HMMMM...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Looking good....Sure you can't wait to drive the ol' girl...I know I can't wait to drive mine with all the new stuff!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 09, 2008, 07:28:07 PM

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_001.jpg)Here's the latest news; The vinyl top was going on today!
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_002.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_005.jpg)

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(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_008.jpg)

The hood is back in place, and I think another buff, then clearcoat and final buffing needs o be done to it.

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_011.jpg)

Found a problem with my plan for using the '73 booster for the upgrade;  The pushrod is longer than the unit it is replacing.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_012.jpg)

Bummer, dude.  So, youse guys, if ANYONE of you NEEDS a booster for a '73, let me know, capisch? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_015.jpg)

In OTHER bad news, my windshield has a crack that is in the top right corner AND apparently, when a previous repair was made to it to stop leaking, there are two areas on the backside of the top edge that have chips of glass missing from somebody prying on it, and I'm probably looking at replacing it ..oh joy (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_016.jpg)

I was going to let this ding be, but now that I've found the other damaged spots and the crack, no way.

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/Chaz-vinyl-top-glass-booster-5-09-08_017.jpg)

I think I've found someone to take care of my upholstery needs, and I'll be talking with him tomorrow.  I don't plan on doing anything to the door panels other than maybe dyeing the carpeting, buffing some brightwork and having a small tear on the passenger door fixed.
Good thing I have the Armada to load all this stuff in!  Tomorrow I'll dig out the rear seat and back from storage to add to this.

It's kinda funny, both of the recommended places I contacted for upholstery have kinda given me the brush-off/have been too busy to take in my stuff, but the guy I'm going to see tomorrow has some time, and I first saw his sign last October so I've kept him in mind.


Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Brian on May 09, 2008, 09:01:59 PM
Your going from drum/drum to disc/drum on your 300??  Because I did this same upgrade, and I believe my booster was the same as yours and I had no problems with the function.  Everything bolted up fine and I had great pedal so maybe give it a try first before you give up on your new booster.
 
Check out my, TC's T/C ,for more info on my booster upgrade.
 
But the new top and hood look NICE!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
 
Bummer about the windshield...sure it won't be cheap to replace...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)
 
Looking good!!!
 
 
 
 
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Steve on May 10, 2008, 04:01:06 AM
Moe
 
Check with a glass shop on that shield.  I found one for a 67 Vert with the gasket
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 10, 2008, 07:26:58 AM
Brian, can you point me to the link where you deal with the booster??  I can't seem to find it (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)

I'll start calling around for the windshield, although Ed mentioned a price for one that I forget at the moment...getting old sucks (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Brian on May 10, 2008, 09:15:36 AM
Here it is on page 8...about half way down.
 
http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=185&PN=8 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=185&PN=8)
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Steve on May 10, 2008, 10:19:32 AM
Quote from: Moesy
  ...getting old sucks (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  
 
Tell me about it.  Damned Kid
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 10, 2008, 11:37:45 AM

Brian, thanks for the direction there.  I'm not so sure it will be a problem, who knows.
Steve, yeah, but I'm almost TWICE the damned kid that Mobby is, age-wise (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)

I just got back from checking this other upholstery guy.  While I knew it would be lots of work material wise (the frames and metal are still very good), I just about choked when he quoted me $4500 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley29.gif) And he doesn't take plastic (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)

Where's Bobbert?? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley24.gif)

Moesy2008-05-10 16:38:47
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Stitcherbob on May 10, 2008, 06:05:19 PM
me no takes plastic neither

Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Johnny D. on May 10, 2008, 06:16:02 PM
makes "filing" easier... old italian trick... even this damned kid knows that one...

Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 10, 2008, 06:48:32 PM
Yeah yeah..I wasn't going to ship 'em to you Bob...you've got enough grief from El Kahuna here.

Does that price seem to be "legit", though?  I'm not asking for a concourse restoration here.  Ugh, my head hurts just thinking about it.  Anyway, there are a few other shops out here I can look into that DO take plastic, and IF I get the upholstery work done, that means bupkis for engine machining for this year.  Oh well, it'll get done at some point, even if I sell the Armada to do it.

John, now I'll be like Steve, *shakes his cane* damned kid!</our benevolent dictator, El Supremo Steve> (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Stitcherbob on May 10, 2008, 07:57:16 PM
Mosey, Mosey, Mosey.....

where to begin? Out dere in wacky Californ-eye-a I heard that prices were less than here. Most shops charge $60-80 an hour (I do $45) and the price depends on what they do to your seats. A typical shop here would just throw the new covers on the old frames with a little cotton batting to puff 'em out. I always sandblast (if needed) and paint the springs/frames before putting new burlap on them (heavy, sagless burlap costs more but is what I want on the cushions...the backs can get regular burlap). Then a layer of jute padding (like the carpet shtuff) gets glued on the burlap and wrapped over the edges. 1" foam padding or the original foam buns goes on next. Bench seats get a layer of 3/4" thick hi-loft dacron before the covers, bucket seats get whatever I can fit in there without making them look too cartoony. Steam from a professional steamer makes the covers fit like new, just using raw heat can ruin vinyl if used incorrectly.
If you go to an upholsterer knowing what you want, you stand a better chance of getting a good job.


Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Steve on May 11, 2008, 07:37:19 AM
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Yeah Yeah Yeah. . .But whos the one with the answers?
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 11, 2008, 01:22:48 PM
That just means there's more of US for asking questions! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Uh, what WAS the question again? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)


Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Ken on May 12, 2008, 06:14:39 PM
I think I found a place to take care of my upholstery needs, yay!!! Tomorrow I'll find out for sure about having my seats worked on and getting some perforated material to be the middle panels in the seats (European perforation, for those wanting to know..ahem, Stitch!)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Brian on May 12, 2008, 06:49:34 PM
Right on!! Hope their prices are a little more to your liking, and they take plastic?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
 
Title: Chaz got some new shoes 'n shtuff
Post by: Stitcherbob on May 12, 2008, 07:59:46 PM
Just remember Moesy....perforated is harder to clean than non.....the 91 Junk I'm cleaning has perf leather and the mildew got into the foam thru those holes......