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Old 10-28-2011, 02:41 PM   #136
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Awesome!!! Glad the wheels arrived so quickly as they shipped Monday. They look sick on that bare frame. I would have burned off some more rubber but it was time for my new wheels.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:15 AM   #137
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Just finished reading this whole thread and I am so pumped Brent. You guys are the inspiration I've been needing. I have been in a state of depression because of my lack of progress, but you guys have inspired me to keep
pushing I think I am going to TRY to do a thread on what I have done so far. Maybe that way I will have something to look back on when I start feeling like I haven't accomplished much. Congratulations on your current progress and on your future progress Brent. One quick question. If I intend to keep my steering box is that a problem with the LS swap? Is a rack mandatory? Thanks so much.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:54 AM   #138
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Also with going to a new fuel injection setup what happens with the vent line going to the canister up front? Do you just use a vented gas cap and block that line off? The previous owner just cut my canister off I guess because I just have a small piece of rubber hose hanging off of the hard line on the drivers side under the hood. Thanks gain.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:04 AM   #139
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Thanks guys. Getting the wheels on it really inspired me to get moving faster.
I used Krylon grill paint on the ac box and a gloss paint for the blower motor. I think it will all be covered up by side panels in the end, but I hate to not clean things up when they are out of the car.
Riggs: No, I have not sat on the frame making silly noises. Yet. :-)
Mark: You are doing an amazing job bringing that car back. I got lucky with a really solid frame and floor pans (thanks, Josh), but there is no way I could have fixed yours. It is going to take more time, but you will have really done something you can really be proud of when you are done. I also have the luxury of getting off work very early. I start at 5 am (which sucks) but I get home with a few hours each day that I can work on the car before dinner.
Rob: (Kaos) Yea, I was stoked. I got a call Thursday at work saying they would be over yesterday to drop them off. They called me at work yesterday saying they were 1/2 mile away. "I HAVE TO GO HOME!!"
So did you burn some more of the tread off when you had them? I could not remember how much we left on them. Hope you got a chance to make some smoke. We need video of your car, btw.
Speeddaddy: Please do start a thread. I love reading about others progress. I think we all get inspiration from each other and would love to see your build. What do you have going on?
I am off to try to put an A/C controller back together.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:19 PM   #140
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The other day I was in the car working on something else and out of nowhere found myself pulling out the AC control. I did not plan on it, but there I was. Anybody else have that happen? You find yourself pulling something apart and wondering when exactly you decided to do THAT.
I started tearing it apart and decided I did not want to take it all the way down.

It was in good working order and I did not want to have to re-sync the indicators so I managed to take the top parts off and re-do them. That took a very long time, and in the end I think it would have been about as quick to tear it all the way down.
I got it put back together this morning. Pretty happy to see it look nice again. I only wish the red gradient had not faded from the temp side of the window. Maybe down the road....
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:49 PM   #141
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Hey Brent I'm working on my suspension now. Going with dual mount rear spring from VBP as well as the front monospring and upper and lower control arms. Also new offset trailing arms from VanSteele. Still have so much more to re-do. This is the first time I have ever attempted anything like this. I owe the majority of what I have accomplished to this forum. Ok enough about me. This is your thread. Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #142
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The other day I was in the car working on something else and out of nowhere found myself pulling out the AC control. I did not plan on it, but there I was. Anybody else have that happen? You find yourself pulling something apart and wondering when exactly you decided to do THAT.
That is exactly how I ended up with a 96 interior conversion in my 86 six years ago. Of course with the influence of a fellow members thread on his recently completed conversion.

On your ac face hot/cold stripe you could tape it off and give it a shot with an airbrush or small pattern spray can.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:06 AM   #143
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Brent,

Starting one thing and finishing another that is completely different happens to me all the time! Thats the beauty of building.

You are making great progress... Keep Up The Spectacular Work!

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Old 10-30-2011, 02:26 PM   #144
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Speeddaddy: I got the VBP set up and although I have not driven with it yet, it seems pretty solid although I thought the directions were kind of limited and REALLY grainy. I was piecing together everything I wanted and Josh mentioned that I might as well get the performance plus package. Might want to add up what you have so far and see if it is an option for you too. As far as I know your stock steering box should work with the LS swap. Also: please start a thread. I would love to follow along on your build.
C4forlife: Do you have a link to your interior swap? I never saw that but it sounds really cool.
Robert: Yea I seem to jump around. I just have to remember to take a lot of photos and keep parts in piles :-)
Today I went over to a friend's house. He built a laser in his shop (who hasn't right?) and he cut out some plexiglass for mounting the autometer tach and speedo into the dash.

I had him cut one as a spacer and one as a retainer and hopefully I will be able to keep the plastic lens pieces over the 2 big gauges. If it works, I will have to either extend the reset button on the tripometer, or just forget about it. Either way I wanted to keep the lens if I can. I will let you know how that turns out.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:37 PM   #145
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Somewhere in the middle of working on the gauges, I decided to polish the wheels up today. I polished them once when they belonged on Kaoss not knowing that I would wind up with them on my car. Back then I got the outside done, and intended to do the inside, but somehow never got time to get back to it. It did not matter so much on Kaoss because that car has huge rotors, but on my car it showed. So a few hours of buffing and they look pretty good. Hopefully when I get bored, I can bring them up to a better shine. For now they look much better.

I got my seats today and was able to install them in the car:

Sorry, Riggs, no video of me pretending to drive it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:49 PM   #146
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looks GREAT!!!

Are those the same year of C4 seats that are in Killer/Kaos? I love those seats way better than the C5 seats I had in my other red 69 vette and they are a lot lighter too!!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:04 PM   #147
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Good eye, Rob. I liked yours a lot and found a pair in pretty good shape.
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Brent what can I say except that you should quit your job and move out to South Dakota and work with me again. Let's get the dynamic duo back together. You were the best apprentance that a guy could ask for and I think that all the time you spent at the shop working on all of the various projects help you to discover a hidden tallent. You were very careful about what you got into and now look at you, disecting heater controls and rebuilding heater boxes.
Keep up the great work and I can't wait for you to bring the car out here so we can start the body transformation and get a chance to work side by side again.
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Very Very nice work
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I got my seats today and was able to install them in the car:

Sorry, Riggs, no video of me pretending to drive it.
How can you resist taking a break and having a seat there in those comfortable seats and taking an imaginary trip while running though the gears? Make sure you get it on video when you do. Those must be heated seats, I see the cord hanging there. LOL

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