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post #91 of 116 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 19, 6:31 PM Thread Starter
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How do you mount the body to the frame now?

When I put the body back on, I'll attach it with four of the body mounts along with bolting the core support in place. Then the rockers will be welded to the frame along with some areas in the trunk.
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post #92 of 116 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 19, 11:24 PM
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Unreal Herb! Can't wait to see it finished!

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post #94 of 116 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 19, 5:04 PM Thread Starter
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Unreal Herb! Can't wait to see it finished!

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Hey Herb, good job buddy...

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Here's a link to my 2014 Camaro SS donor to 70 Malibu restomod project:

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post #96 of 116 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 19, 5:51 PM Thread Starter
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The chassis is once again upright. I still need to add some more tubes but it's steadily getting closer to paint.

20190615_183816 by Yelcamino, on Flickr

Here are some close ups of my TIG work. With every joint, the quality improves.

20190615_163107 by Yelcamino, on Flickr

20190611_150955[1] by Yelcamino, on Flickr

20190613_184730[1] by Yelcamino, on Flickr

20190614_174236 by Yelcamino, on Flickr

And this is my Fupa 12 that works like a charm!

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post #97 of 116 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 19, 8:42 PM Thread Starter
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Herb, you planning to run roadrace slicks on that car?

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post #99 of 116 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 19, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Herb, you planning to run roadrace slicks on that car?

Maybe one day.

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post #100 of 116 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 19, 4:12 PM Thread Starter
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Some more quick updates...

Before I painted everything, I made templates for the belly pans.

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Then I got busy with some VHT chassis black.

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Then I transferred the templates to aluminum and drilled all the holes (around 250). Before I install the pans to stay, I'll countersink the holes so the screws will be flush. I also got started on the Heat Shield Products heat reflective fabric. I still need to finish the dog house and then some, possibly all, of the firewall after the body is on to stay.

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Then I got to do some fun stuff - installing the front suspension! :yeah:

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So much cool happening here it is hard to take it all in. Love it!

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post #102 of 116 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 19, 4:29 PM Thread Starter
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post #103 of 116 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 8:44 AM Thread Starter
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I installed the rear suspension and got it on the scales. Total weight is 1365 with only 43.52% on the front, not too bad.

20190719_174817 by Yelcamino, on Flickr

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As I assembled everything, I weighed each part so I could see where the weight was coming from and also to help when it comes time to balance left/right/front/back. This is what I have so far:


Steering rack - 15lbs
Driver side upper/lower arms, spindle, C7 hub - 31lbs
Passenger side upper/lower arms, spindle, C7 hub - 31lbs
Coilovers (11lbs ea) - 22lbs
Rotors (20lbs ea) - 40lbs
Calipers & pads (8lbs ea) -16lbs
Wheels & tires (48lbs ea) - 96lbs
Front Suspension total - 251lbs

3 links & hardware - 15lbs
Watts links - 9lbs
Rear end housing assembly (no oil or axles) - 220lbs
Rear axles - 20lbs
Calipers & pads (8lbs ea) - 16lbs
Coilovers (11lbs ea) - 22lbs
Wheels & tires (51lbs ea) - 102lbs
Rear Suspension total - 404lbs

Chassis & cage - 710lbs

Total weight - 1365lbs

If you remember, after I first test fit the body to the chassis, I scaled it and it was 1875 lbs. None of the cage components were in it at the time but all the suspension parts were.

It will be interesting to see how much the body will add.

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post #104 of 116 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 9:49 AM
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WOW !!!! Awesome car !!!

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post #105 of 116 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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