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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: typical day at the office.... Reply with quote

57 Belair convertible.
i welded the brackets on the 9" and put it together.








underdash master cylinder.






i built the brake lines then remembered i had to mount up an e-brake lever inside Head Bang




moved the line but now it doesnt look like i wanted it to Rolling Eyes .





my ac/heater lines/hoses.






still need to tidy up my computer wiring.






64 lincoln. this thing has been a crapload of work.






squeeezer, this is the street driven car with the LSX 454.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice stuff. You should have your own shop. Good one on the street driven Poke
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really feel sorry for you - having to work on all that old nasty greasy junk............. Very nice stuff there, I'm jealous. Nice work. I'm still ohhing and aahing over the exhaust on the first car - gorgeous stuf! Clay
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, my intent is to some day have my own shop but right now i still have a lot to learn.

Clay, wait till you see the headers on the Lincoln Shocked .

BTW, i dont do the exhaust work. we actually have a guy that was specifically hired to do headers and exhaust. he drives me nuts when he doesnt have exhaust work because hes usually helping me. not really proficient at anything other than exhaust work smoking .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kieth!!!!!!!!!!!! I am jealous!!!!!!
Some bad asssss work period!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAN! It looks like all your welds came out already painted! You are better than I thought. You are better than you think. Open your own deal, and you will do fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knarley Darley wrote:
MAN! It looks like all your welds came out already painted!


dont be silly. everyone knows that the paint would contaminate the welds. you have to use a special burrowing TIG rod that welds UNDER the paint. its really tricky getting the amperage where it doesnt burn the paint so i had a voodoo priest cast an ice spell to prevent burn through.





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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL when I am in a big hurry, I use paint to cool the weld! It dries really fast and saves a step in the process.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres a recent project. it has been released but issues with the air suspension brought it back in. nothing screws up a good car like air bags Rolling Eyes .


its a 64 Impala. we did just about everything except what is blue. it was a real mess when it came in. another shop had really butchered it. i dont have those pics but you dont want to see those anyway Embarassed . it had a carbed 454 with a powerglide. the factory diff and a really messed up air suspension. we upgraded the air suspension (IMO, they are all crap) put a 9" rear in it. a LS3 and a 4L60. tossed all the interior and started over. just about everything is power. it even has touch start-no keys.






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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What accessory drive are you using for the LS motors?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a Vintage Air Front Runner kit. interesting side note... it only comes with a one wire alternator. im guessing its because the power stud is re-located to the side instead of the back which doesnt leave room for the 3-wire regulator. i had issues with that on this car. there are so many electronics that the alternator couldnt keep up at idle and low speeds. i had to do some creative grinding to fit a 3-wire regulator inside. the copper strap takes up too much room for the 3-wire regulator to fit.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real nice lookin cars/ workmanship, im gonna need to step back with a beer and admire YOUR work

I second the do your own shop idea

How do they base your pay with this custom work?
Im not askin what you make!!!
What kind of time you puttin in theese rides??

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the shop charges by the hour. the job costs what it costs. im on salary. obviously, theres not much room for "damn, that wont work at all". we just finished up a 59 Vette that went to Autorama today. ill get some pics this weekend. i have ten hours in a hood prop i made. its 3/8 stainless tubing with a 6061 billet aluminum base and a Delrin insert in the hood. all the stainless and aluminum is polished. the polishing took nearly five hours. that was a stressful piece. nothing like drilling on a finished fiberglass car hours before its unveiling smoking .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work !!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10sec.et wrote:
its a Vintage Air Front Runner kit. interesting side note... it only comes with a one wire alternator. im guessing its because the power stud is re-located to the side instead of the back which doesnt leave room for the 3-wire regulator. i had issues with that on this car. there are so many electronics that the alternator couldnt keep up at idle and low speeds. i had to do some creative grinding to fit a 3-wire regulator inside. the copper strap takes up too much room for the 3-wire regulator to fit.


I wish GM didn't put the A/C down so low. On my 79 Camaro I'd have to cut the hell out of the front crossmember. Which factory accessory drive would you use for my Camaro swap?

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