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Old 01-27-2015, 11:46 AM   #106
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I held out for a Chrome bumper Vette for one reason:
The Chrome Bumpers! All the way.
Good show, the chrome bumpers look fantastic on a C3.

Back to the update issue......... I agree with the owl.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:17 AM   #108
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Awesome work

excuse the n00b question, but why the kitty hair glass versus woven blanket?
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:54 AM   #109
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excuse the n00b question, but why the kitty hair glass versus woven blanket?
I am not the op, but maybe I can help. What you see on the fenders above is not kitty hair, it is called fiberglass mat, randomly oriented strands. Kitty hair is body filler with short strands of fiberglass mixed in, there is also a long strand version. The reason you use Fiberglass mat versus Fiberglass fabric on the front side is that the mat does not imprint or you do not see the pattern of cloth when finished and it later shrinks. The cloth is great to use on the backside for strength. Also if you have never done glass work, you work out as much as the resin as possible for strength, it is the glass that has the strength. There are various ways of doing this like a chopped of disposable brush or rollers. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:01 PM   #110
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We need some updates here.


Yes, Sir! Can't ignore a request like that.


So the glass work has slowed to a point where it's not smart to try to lay it up as keeping the garage heated to 60 with a kerosene heater is not a safe thing to do. I did manage to get the rear valance roughed in on both the inside and out.



With the bodywork on hold, I turned my attention back to sandblasting and rebuilding parts. My 30gal air compressor was not able to keep pace and quickly wearing on my patience. I broke down and got a 60 gallon compressor and wired the garage for 220v. Much, MUCH better!



A quick list of things done and waiting for reinstall:


Door mirrors
Door guts
both headlamp assemblies (had to replace driver side eyelid as the metal was split badly behind the bulb area)



Pedal box - put new Sparco 3 pedal combo on it.
interior quarter inner pieces & rebuild the quarter inner dome lights (they were pained black)




POR-15'ed the bird cage (or better yet my Son did)





Steering Column is rebuilt with new leather wheel.


Fab'ed seat mounting brackets from 1/8" plate. The seats wont be moving fore-aft and I need them as tight to the floor pan as I can get. They turned out good!

Every ounce of paint is gone from the car! She's completely naked!


And I was able to talk Josh into fab'ing me a set of LSX stainless side mount headers for me.


So all in all just as busy, just not very exciting to watch. I'm sure we have all been there!
Thanks for checking in on me and keeping me honest!
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:44 PM   #111
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Sound Deading

More progress this weekend.


Removed the body... Again


POR 15'ed the birdcage and all underbody metal components.


Next weekend I plan on spraying Lizard Skin on the underbody.


Meanwhile, on the interior, I Added Dynamat style material called Brown Bread. Comes in a giant roll. Got the rear of the car done! Turned out well! Stuff works great at a better price then DM.














Man I am not a fan of snow!
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:18 AM   #112
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I just noticed where you are. I'm just over the pond in Amherstburg. We did get hammered with snow. Vette looks good.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:54 PM   #113
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The insulation install is top rate as are the other things you are doing. Looks great!!
Sorry about the snow thing... I'll try to push some heat up your way..


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Old 02-08-2015, 02:51 PM   #114
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Lizard Skin Ceramic Insulaton Applied

Hung the car in the air & applied 2 gallons of Lizard Skin Ceramic Insulation to the underbody and inside of the cabin this weekend.


I used the kit that came with the gun. Followed the directions and turned out nicely.














Finish the Brown Bread Interior insulation install next weekend!
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:15 AM   #115
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Wow, 2 gal! That's going to be money well spent. Looks great man.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:12 AM   #116
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Yep, Lizard Skin is great stuff. Pretty much takes care of the roasting feet issue....

Nice job, it looks good.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:11 PM   #117
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WOW- nicely done. The Lizard Skin is the way to go!

I guess I won't be complaining that my garage is only 60...
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #118
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Don't make is get that damn owl out again!
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How have I missed this build!! This is AMAZING!
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