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#21 toolman

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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  After cutting open the front rail where there was a small rust spot, this is what I found-more corrosion.   So I guess I have also to replace the two front frame rails.
 
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  close up of corrosion
 
 
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  picture of a Datum Line which is used a  reference point for frame work.

 

 

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  overall view of Datum Line
 
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  As of now, I planned to install a Chevrolet LS3 crate motor with T56 6speed manual
transmission.  This motor is rated at 430HP  but they now have a updated version of this motor rated at 500HP.  I waiting to complete the major bodywork before I order the motor.  Chevrolet might have a better choice in the future!
 
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  Description of LS3 motor

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 3 weeks ago

Interesting slotted LCA holes in the corssmember 



#23 toolman

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Posted 3 weeks ago

  Those slotted holes in the front cross member are for an eccentric bolt that provides about one degree of camber adjustment.  At the time,

I had access to automotive wheel alignment machine so I slotted the hole while checking the camber.  Now days, everybody is going to slotted camber plates on the top of the struts.   This was done in the mid 70's when only aluminum eccentric camber bushings were available.  Good catch!



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Posted 3 weeks ago

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The passenger side floor pan is being cut off.  Note a gap of about 1" is being left around all of the sides.  This should provide a much easier time of installing the new floor pan.

 



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Posted 2 weeks ago

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  right side floor pan template
 
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    redneck sheet metal brake-1
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    redneck sheet metal brake-2
 
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   floor pan sheet metal  shape template
 
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   test fit for floor pan
 
  I constructed a redneck sheet metal brake for making the floor pan.   Using c-claps, vise grips, steel
tubing and steel plates.  It did the job.  I made a sheet metal shape template to aid in creating the slope in the floor plan.  A narrow about 1" wide was hand bend to match the shape of the existing pan.  The
floor pan was then test fitted.  The floor pan will be trimmed and attached with cleco clips.

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 9 hours ago

tunnel patched
     patching trans tunnel
weldind right floor
     welding right side floor in
 
Got back from a trip to Japan.   More patching in the transmission tunnel.   Some were rust related and others were from the previous transmission
mounting holes.   Welding the right side floor panel in was easier than the left side as it had less corrosion.

 







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