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Old 03-23-2008, 11:30 AM
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Hey guys,
Here's a few pics of my ongoing restomod Buick project that I have in the works. I've been welding on the stock frame for the last few days that I had free and here's where I'm at so far...

Stock frame freshly removed.


Notice the lovely swiss cheese.


After blasting.


After 3 days of welding and grinding.


When time allows I'm hoping to have it boxed this week and then unto the underside of the frame for more welding and grinding...weeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:33 PM
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Looking good!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:02 PM
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keep the pics coming great work
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:15 PM
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Frame looks great. Are you going to paint or powdercoat it?
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:43 AM
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It'll get powdercoated.

This is my first frame -off project and I'm glad I'm doing the car this way and also not surprised why the frame get's stress cracks at the suspension pick up points. The factory welds are horrible.
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glad to see you are boxing the frame... the rear suspension mount points can do with alot of reinforcements... rear LCA mount should be reinforced to the frame.. and the rear UCA and LCA mounts tied together...

SC&C have a wattslink for g-bodys that wil ship in mid april, but of you want the race version that welds in it ships now as far as i know...
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:35 PM
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glad to see you are boxing the frame... the rear suspension mount points can do with alot of reinforcements... rear LCA mount should be reinforced to the frame.. and the rear UCA and LCA mounts tied together...
I started on the rear of the frame today. Re-welded the LCA mounts and I'll make some gussets to reinforce it better. I've also got a pair of support braces that tie the upper and lower control arms together

I'll have to get in touch with Mark about that watts-link...
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:11 PM
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Yeah the g body has a lot of holes for motor mounts since that frame had like 8 different engines for it.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:49 AM
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a couple of other places one could weld in reinforcements are in the front like the SC&C frame brace.. but welded in place, and a bar in the rear to tie the frame rails together behind the fuel tank... its a big tuning fork back there...

what are you doung for body mounts, solid?? and what about a frame notch??
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:41 AM
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The front I can't do much with because of intercooler piping. I'll try the SC&C bar to see if it works but a removeable piece is more appealing since I can take it or leave it.

The rear bar sounds interesting and I'll definitely take a look at doing. You wouldn't have pictures of a similar set up would you ???

As far as the bushings go I'll probably end up using energy suspension pieces since they also come with the missing #5 GNX bushings.



More pics to come tomorrow
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