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Old 05-08-2011, 11:10 PM
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I had a few hours today to work on the car, so I finished up my top half of the driveshaft safety hoop, and worked on my gas tank access door a bit.

I still need to get some hinges and a latch/ fastener for keeping it closed.
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The top part of the driveshaft loop came our great. The access panel will save a lot of work if you need to get to the sending unit later on. Nice.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:08 AM
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Progress is awsome with a lot of nice touches. Keep up the good work.

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I had a few hours today to work on the car, so I finished up my top half of the driveshaft safety hoop, and worked on my gas tank access door a bit.

I still need to get some hinges and a latch/ fastener for keeping it closed.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:06 PM
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Great progress on the car. I am going to borrow you floor trimming for the exhaust.
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Thank you, everyone! It means a lot to receive the kind words.

I spent some time yesterday finishing up the fuel tank access panel. I purchased a hinge from Lowes and modified it. I welded the hinge to the door but not to the trunk. I used some buttonhead allen screws and welded some nuts on the underside and used one larger one for securing it shut. I plan on using some type of weatherstripping to help seal it and prevent any vibrations or exhaust leaks. I also trimmed the allen bolts to length. they are untrimmed in the pics.

The metalwork is for the most part there, but it will need some bondo/ prep work to get it to a "show" status..
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Great build
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:39 PM
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Thank you!

This afternoon I completed a couple of small projects. I welded in the inner seat belt brackets to the trans tunnel. I also built some drainage tubes for the rear window channel. As we all know these first gens like to collect water at the base of the rear windows so I added some drainage tubes to the corners to allow water to drip through. I'll attach rubber tubes to these and have them exit through the wheel wells (when installed)
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:05 PM
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I had a couple of hours today so I borrowed my old wheels from my neighbor, Brett, to see how they would fit on my car. Well, they didn't. It's a good thing I am planning to use a different wheel. I was thinking about the American Racing 200s wheel (17x9.5 front) and (17x11 rear). I like the retro look, but I need to talk to someone who knows about these wheels. If they're crap or won't clear the brakes I want then I'll need to keep looking. But this was a good lesson to see and determine the sizes that will fit and what modifications I'll need to do to make these work. I knew that I would need to modify/ rebuild the inner fenders but it looks like I'll be notching the frame rails, too. Hope to get to that next weekend...
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When I was a kid I wished I could fit tires like that on my Z/28 in the rear never mine the front.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:42 PM
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They'll fit your car now, yes?

BTW- those pics I posted today are the incorrect offset. The wheels would barely turn like that. I had to space them out a good 2" or so. They also tuck in way too far, imo.
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