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Old 06-01-2014, 11:01 AM   #91
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"Slo" who???

Nice work ...no..,REALLY nice!!!

I'm looking at "dropping" my seats as well.

There was a guy on eBay selling those blue vin stickers-BUT he had a word misspelled!! Caveat emptor!

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Looks like it is coming along pretty well. The seats look great, as does the paint work.

As I recall you are converting auto to manual and you mentioned transmission trouble?

How close are you to dropping the power plant in there?
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Thanks for the update.
Isn't it funny how you start out working on one thing and an hour later you are trying to figure out why you are working on something different. How did I get here?
The seats look nice, and good job on the door.
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Thanks guys,

Richard, can you believe a guy would go to the trouble to reproduce a sticker like that and have a word misspelled? I'll be on the lookout, may also check one of the sign makers locally to see if they can possibily make one. With all the pic editors available now, you'd think most any computer guy could do it in a minute.

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Yes, I'm putting in a t56. My transmission guy took the tailhousing off and there was considerable metal on the magnets (there to collect said considerable metal). He decided he was afraid of the transmission and didn't want to rebuild it.
Now the thing is, I've found several rebuild videos on the net and in every case the pics of those transmissions had exactly the same metal bits on the magnets, some had more, some less. And the guys doing the rebuilds were acting like this was of no consequence. So I'm not convinced that my transmission is that bad. I now have the tranny back at my shop to decide what to do next.
The motor is ready to go, all I need is a tranny and a clutch to set it in place! A bit frustrating...
In the mean time, I'm hoping to have the doors and jams trimmed and together, the soundproofing and carpet in and the dash back together by the time I get the trans back. It's gonna be "game on" then!
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Thanks for the update.
Isn't it funny how you start out working on one thing and an hour later you are trying to figure out why you are working on something different. How did I get here?
The seats look nice, and good job on the door.
You said it Brent! One thing leading to another, and once you do one thing to a certain level you really can't justify cutting corners on things that follow. Just do it! ...and hurry up!
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Just read your entire thread. Great info. I am planning the same seats. I read about the struggles some had with LS. I went with a sound proofer (SR silent running) that was brushed on. It was $60 a gallon. Heat shields EZ Cool inside and an adhesive type on the tunnel and fire wall. Best wishes with your continued progress.
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Just read your entire thread. Great info. I am planning the same seats. I read about the struggles some had with LS. I went with a sound proofer (SR silent running) that was brushed on. It was $60 a gallon. Heat shields EZ Cool inside and an adhesive type on the tunnel and fire wall. Best wishes with your continued progress.
Thanks Pops! Wish my car was as far along as the one in your avatar. I got ez cool to go inside also. Just keep plugging on!
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Speaking of Pops, how is your dad holding up through all this? As I recall, you grabbed one of his cars and were going to do a few things to make is safe and drivable for him.........

One thing led to another and now we have a complete restomod going at full speed. Is he in on it, helping out and providing input? Just wondering, it's very nice of you to do this for your dad.
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Speaking of Pops, how is your dad holding up through all this? As I recall, you grabbed one of his cars and were going to do a few things to make is safe and drivable for him.........

One thing led to another and now we have a complete restomod going at full speed. Is he in on it, helping out and providing input? Just wondering, it's very nice of you to do this for your dad.
Thanks much for asking 7T,
Dad is great, he comes by to see progress almost every day. (he turned 81 last june) He's redone cars all his life because he enjoys it. I do feel guilty sometimes because he drove his car to my shop and two years later I still have it apart, but I have to remember that it was NOT drivable and was unsafe like it was. But he's enjoying the process as much as I am and he can't wait to drive it. He'll take pieces home to work on them, get parts to and from the fabricator, legwork on the transmission etc... So it's all good. I just want to get the car done so he'll have a few years to drive it!
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Great that your dad is involved. I wish my son was more interested in these cars.

How is the project coming along? Did you get your transmission woes worked out? Engine in?

You haven't posted in a while so a friendly nudge is in order.
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Great that your dad is involved. I wish my son was more interested in these cars.

How is the project coming along? Did you get your transmission woes worked out? Engine in?

You haven't posted in a while so a friendly nudge is in order.
Hey 7T,
Making progress most everyday. This post finds me painting the driver side door jamb today. Get door back together and back on the car tomorrow. then do the other side! Trying not to have any more apart than I have to at one time. Get the other side trimmed, then I'm going to put the carpet and interior back in sans console. By then I should have the trans ready...
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Dang it Slofut it's well past time for an update (with photos).

Seriously, how is the project coming along?
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Dang it Slofut it's well past time for an update (with photos).

Seriously, how is the project coming along?
More updates please?!?!
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Hey guys,
Thanks much for asking about my progress, it does help me stay motivated. Had to back off for a couple weeks as I was getting burned out, played with other things... new belts on my old Nakamich cassette deck, new boogie cab for my bass amp, pulled out the 68 bonnie just to remember I had it. But I still did a little on the vette. Had the driver door hung back on and was going to move on to the passenger door, but realized the deck lid was there and I wasn't going to get away without trimming that too. So...




it needed a little repair, not bad but the hinge area here had a stress crack that I couldn't live with.







What a buttload of sanding, geez, and all those irregular surfaces take much time, ...whine, whine.



Couldn't help another pic of the door jamb, those polished stainless steel strikers are the shizzit!



And new rubber in the door guides!

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Heading back to the shop shortly to hopefully get the decklid painted and the gutter on the car prepped for trimming. This car has a lot of paint on it and it really costs a lot of time to deal with it. Where I can, I try to sand it all off to the glass for a fresh start, makes for a better job. But I also gotta do some work on the bmw today so's Julia can drive it out of town to school soon... front control arms, driver door lock cylinder (that's a bitch), guibo and center driveshaft bearing, etc... So, it'll be a long day if the weather cooperates!

On the vette, I have to regroup soon after trimming this decklid and decide what to do with the LS1 wiring harness/computer, and the t56 rebuild. I called Josh's guy for the wiring but didn't get him. I'm sure he's busy. Would kinda rather get it done closer to home if possible anyway. Ditto transmission. Any recommendations around SW Ga?
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