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Old 12-03-2014, 06:08 PM   #151
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Congrats. Your not far.

Its well worth the time and effort. I've got almost 1000 miles on mine already.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:06 PM   #152
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Thanks C,
I can't wait 'tll Dad and I have logged a thousand miles (mostly Dad)!
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #153
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Cool, coming along well. Keep after it one thing at a time, you'll get there. Glad to see you haven't lost the lust for all things C3.

Don't forget to grab a beer, sit, look at the car and admire how far you have already come once in a while.

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Old 12-04-2014, 06:37 PM   #154
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I had not dropped in and checked up on you for a while. Looks like you have been busy! Doesn't that motor look sweet in there!
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #155
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Enjoy the time working on it.
It may sound perverse but I look forward to the time when I get to tinker with my car. Not as much fun as driving it of course but still fun. Replacing ripped out cross members notwithstanding!!!
If I had unlimited funds I would love to restore them one after another....Heck...Even if I could break even doing it would be good!
Yours is coming along nicely and it will be soon enough when you will look back and say..."Hey, I remember doing that to my car a few years ago"!!!
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:27 AM   #156
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Cool, coming along well. Keep after it one thing at a time, you'll get there. Glad to see you haven't lost the lust for all things C3.
Don't forget to grab a beer, sit, look at the car and admire how far you have already come once in a while.
You know, that's one thing I actually haven't done. I usually grab a beer and run around thinking "damn this thing should be driving by now".
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:29 AM   #157
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I had not dropped in and checked up on you for a while. Looks like you have been busy! Doesn't that motor look sweet in there!
Thanks Brent, hell yea! It's about time it looked like that!
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #158
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The bad news is : now you have to go and change your avatar.
See how these projects are: one thing just leads to another.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:35 AM   #159
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The bad news is : now you have to go and change your avatar.
See how these projects are: one thing just leads to another.
That's funny, I just looked at my avatar and thought "I wonder if I should update that to a new pic" then I noticed Brent had left a post so I'll go see what he had to say. You were sending out some pretty strong telepathy there bro!
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:02 AM   #160
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I've been following your LS swap. Looks great! Keep up the good work.
As much of a pain as it is to do this daunting task, I can also attest it is well worth the effort. Plus you'll get a kick out of peoples reactions when they see that engine lurking under the hood. I fired my LS at the end of this past May and logged on 3500 miles this summer. I can't wait until spring arrives again. These engines make old C3's a joy to drive.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:22 AM   #161
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I LOVE the LS platform. With about 250 miles logged I have to say I never had such a radically tame engine! Can't wait to get her broke in
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I LOVE the LS platform. With about 250 miles logged I have to say I never had such a radically tame engine! Can't wait to get her broke in
You go Bro!!
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:53 PM   #163
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Well, another step backwards sort of, although I did expect this and was just putting it off (now that's something I CAN do well).

Got some help to cut out the windshield...
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Worst of it...
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After clean up it's really not too bad. Only need the corner, got one off ebay and it fits well. Working today on cleaning and prepping the frame, already fit the new piece and will weld it in probably monday.



I slipped this little bit in a few days back, switches for the seat heaters!!

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Like factory....

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Old 12-24-2014, 09:08 AM   #164
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progress update pics

Got the windshield frame all cleaned up


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And painted... Wish I had taken pics of the silver mcu that went on first. That stuff is in a class all its own.
Anyway, two good coats of silver mcu (master series) and two coats of AG111 black urethane (again, in a class of it's own). As good as you can treat rust problems without replacing metal. Other than the corner I cut out, the metal was structurally sound enough that it didn't require removal at this time and this should last at least another 20yrs before needing any more attention.



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The corner needing minor surgery...


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with the replacement corner fitted...


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I'll cut holes where the original spot welds were and mig them back. It'll be fine!
Maybe get a windshield back in next week and get the chrome back on. Like it never even happened...


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Old 12-24-2014, 09:09 AM   #165
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And I scored a set of these used!!


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