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post #241 of 509 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 17, 2:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well the photobucket change sure makes this thread useless!

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Got the new RST clutch installed yesterday.

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PB strikes again!


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post #245 of 509 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 17, 1:09 PM Thread Starter
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PB strikes again!
Yup. If you go to the site the pics are still there, just won't display in the thread...so annoying and depressing. Makes me not feel like keeping this thread up to date...cause we all know, threads are worthless without pics!

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Dan I hope you can keep the thread going because your building a VERY nice chevelle.
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post #247 of 509 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 17, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Had a fairly productive day yesterday. Got the brake lines run up the driver side frame, and the passenger side run under the engine, so out came the engine again to get that one in. I used rivnuts instead of self tappers. They came out good. I also ran the NiCopp 3/8" fuel line up the driver side as well. I hope that will feed enough fuel. I have read a few different things about the flairs you need for fuel compared to brakes, what is the consensus from the Chevelle community?

I also threw the intake and water pump on the engine, along with the plugs and headers...looking more like an engine.

I then ran the battery cable up the passenger side frame rail. I am going to mount the battery somewhere in the trunk. So I was trying to get everything done on the frame so I can concentrate back on cleaning up my welds and getting the underside of the body ready for paint so I can put the frame and body back together and get some measurements for wheels.

I also worked some on the trans tunnel. Still needs some fabricating and welding...but its moving along.

I had a date in my head that I wanted to have my engine started by the 4th, didn't quite work out, but still getting closer.
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Re: 65 SS Chitvelle - My PT attempt

Hey Dan, reading through your last post reminded me of the time when I pulled my donor Camaro apart and when I noticed the various grounding points. The 2014 Camaro also has the battery in the trunk and I could not believe how many ground straps were installed to tie it all together - frame, body and engine.
Just an FYI - the engineers of the older cars didn't take bonding too seriously.

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

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Hey Dan, reading through your last post reminded me of the time when I pulled my donor Camaro apart and when I noticed the various grounding points. The 2014 Camaro also has the battery in the trunk and I could not believe how many ground straps were installed to tie it all together - frame, body and engine.
Just an FYI - the engineers of the older cars didn't take bonding too seriously.
Thanks for the comment. Yes I plan on running a few grounds. Engine to frame, body to frame, engine to body, battery to frame...am I missing any?

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Thanks for the comment. Yes I plan on running a few grounds. Engine to frame, body to frame, engine to body, battery to frame...am I missing any?

How about a battery to trunk floor. The Camaro had straps to the unibody everywhere, including along horizontal wire runs. Crazy...


My guess is you can't have too many.

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How about a battery to trunk floor. The Camaro had straps to the unibody everywhere, including along horizontal wire runs. Crazy...


My guess is you can't have too many.
True, I can add one there as well.

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post #252 of 509 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 17, 2:46 PM Thread Starter
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Rebuilt my JGC steering box. Had to do the ball bearing install 3-4 times to get it right. Feels much better now that it is refreshed. We will see when there is tires and steering wheel installed.

I also installed my aeromotive phantom fuel pump into the tank. That was a fun little project and I think it came out good. We will see about clearance once we have everything back under the trunk floor.

Then turned my efforts toward getting the trans tunnel welded in. As others have stated, not that hard really, but very time consuming. Very much a driver status, not show quality on that part.

Now I am on to wire wheel cleaning the bottom of the car. A lot of this has been replaced, so not a lot of old nasty grime from 60+ years of roads. But under the rear end area hadn't been touched, so that was some nasty work. I will have to clean up the cross member on the floorboard and the rocker panels, but hopefully I can get that completed so I can get some paint onto the underside and put the body and frame back together for maybe the last time.

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Been slow moving. Summer is the time to work on cars...and also the time to do EVERYTHING else, so weekends are numbered. Between redoing our kitchen, family visits and rental properties I haven't have much time to work on this thing.

I did get the bottom all cleaned up. Then seam sealed everything. All my weld seams. By the end it looked like I just undercoated the whole body with seam sealer.

I also was able to cut out the old heater box hole and weld in a panel to cover that. I am not going for a completely smooth firewall, but will try to clean it up a bit.

Next step is to etch the bottom and put on the Raptor liner. Then the firewall will get some hot rod black paint...then maybe I can put this back on the frame and leave it that way for awhile.

Anyway, nothing happening this weekend or next week as we are off to Maine for vaca with in-laws, then kids are back in school and soccer starts up...it never slows down around here. Guess that is part of life. Not trying to complain, just need more hours in a day. I am lucky to have this project, and the means to work on it, so I am lucky for that. Also have a great family that deserves my efforts as well.
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Adding a few pics from my phone. Forgot to mention that I added seat belt brackets to the back seat. Didn't have them from the factory.
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post #255 of 509 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 17, 9:34 AM
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Looking good Dan, just knock it out a little at a time. I'm trying to keep pace too.

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