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« Reply #75 on: September 17, 2009, 05:11:05 PM »

OK  I finally got a stretch of time to work on the beast.  I'm beat!!!
 
Eat your heart out Stan
 
I decided to get creative with fabricating on the right fender well and mounting for the fender.  This design is much stronger and cleaner than the other side.  So I will duplicate that on the left when I get time.
 

 


 
And here is the good part.  I busted my butt to get that in there in one piece.  Reality is the engine will have to be disassembled in the car to remove it.  The head will have to come off.
 


 


 


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« Reply #76 on: September 17, 2009, 05:14:43 PM »

I've also decided to change the color to Rustoleum Royal Blue. 
 


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« Reply #77 on: September 17, 2009, 05:54:19 PM »

LOOKING GOOD, STEVE! Cudos on the Royal Blue - same color I was looking at for my Yeep.
 
I wanna take a close look at everything when I'm down there tomorrow.
 
I straighted the body on the frame today - it was off by a full inch in the back ROFLOL.  That's what I get for rushing the YJ body on a CJ frame a couple years ago.  Finally got around to fixing it.
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« Reply #78 on: September 17, 2009, 07:43:02 PM »

I like that blue.  (We've used it on shutters/door at my Mom's house for 25 years now)
 
Solid blue, or different color roof?
 
My vote would be white or the light blue I used on the Dart on the roof.
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« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2009, 05:06:35 AM »

My truck will be back today.  .I'll get those wiper parts out
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« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2009, 02:04:31 PM »

Dash is almost out.  Difficult little bugger
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« Reply #81 on: September 19, 2009, 05:30:39 AM »

BOO!!! NO BLUE!!!! RED RULES!!!!!!
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« Reply #82 on: September 19, 2009, 06:26:38 AM »

Sorry Ar   I have a red car.  No Blue ones.  Besides, the blue will make more sense with the blue interior and white roof
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« Reply #83 on: September 19, 2009, 10:03:34 AM »

Let us not forget that Steve is using only the absolute best in automotive colors and is limitted to this fine palette: 
 

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« Reply #84 on: September 19, 2009, 01:16:09 PM »

Shaaaadappppp
 
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« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2009, 02:32:31 PM »

I have a problem with the dash, but I think I can do something cool with it.  It came in lower than I thought so I need to make a filler.  The defroster on the factory dash is way back.  The dash set further back than I thought too. 
 
Raising the brake mech will cause all sorts of new problems too.  So I think I will just make a filler and vent the defroster back through the molding.  I guess I can get rid of a bunch of steel from the dash too.  That will make room for me to put in wiper motors.
 
And Stan!  I toad ya.  EAT YER HEART OUT!
 
Tomorrow I will finish up some welding details I have to tend too and put the column in.  I think that will be it for this one this year.
 
And a message to the booger. . .   Now you know why there is a second firewall.  When that's all closed up, it will look real cool.
 

 

 

 

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« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2009, 02:53:48 PM »

WHOA!
That is awesome!
Yep.I think is filler between the firewalls is in order.Maybe some louvers for the HVAC to take in fresh air.
Will the defrost vents match up with the windshield??
 
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« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2009, 05:19:21 PM »

Oh Hell No Lea.  The defrost vents ended up about 4" under the cowl.  Ad as you see, it came in about 2 1/2" lower than it figured.  But they are open enough that I can extend the ducts to the molding I showed around the windshield.  I was thinking of notching the molding and bringing them up right at the bottom of the shield.
 
Bob said he'd rather see the 50 dash in there, and I kind of agree.  However, it was going to be quite a feat to do that.  It also wouldn't accomodate the heater assembly.  Just to put heat and A/C in the car was going to be 1500 bucks. . .   This is costing me practically nothing.  I even have new hoses for the A/C.
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« Reply #88 on: September 19, 2009, 05:40:30 PM »

BTW Lea
 
Where's yer head at?  There's three problems with sucking the fresh air in from the engine compartment.  1. is noise.  2. Possible carbon Monoxide.  3.  That air will be hot.
 
I am not sure where I will get the fresh air from yet.  I see myself making a duct and going out to the fender well.  I can make a filter for it.  Worst case then is maybe brake oder.
 
With all the room I have under the fender, I can go all the way up to the front to get air too.  Lots of options there yet.
 
If I louver anything, it will be the sides of the hood to let the heat out.
 
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« Reply #89 on: September 19, 2009, 06:28:33 PM »

If you can,how about routing fresh air from the 50 vent below t he windshield? and have the duct work between the firewalls?
Just a brain PPfft
 
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