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Old 05-09-2017, 07:49 PM
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Body and chassis are both in good condition, though some "handiwork'' and "repairs" will require attention. (I'll get to those issues soon enough.)

The body has never been removed (near as I can tell) and the chassis is in really nice shape, despite its age and work performed by previous 'tards...


... not a great photo, but check the "welding" on the front cross member...



... thankfully, this (and other atrocities) are easily dealt with and we'll clean them up as we go.

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Rear steer rack and pinion.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:34 PM
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"Stick" welding at it's finest.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:50 PM
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Rear steer rack and pinion.
The picture is deceiving, OI. (It's a typical front steer rack on an MII suspension.) The cross member you see hides the truth... it's the original radiator and front engine support, somewhat modified.

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"Stick" welding at it's finest.
You can probably relate to this statement, Bob... I use it often and I mean it, "I've done better work drunk".

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So what's wrong with those welds they look the same as the one on the upper control arm mounts
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:31 AM
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Eeek, those welds... What's with the arch on those springs? Just seams a bit off.
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Yeah, the welds are frightening and yes, they match the others perfectly!

endicott: If you're talking about the coils... we know the car sat for 15 years with next to no weight on them. We think they'll get "in line" when fully weighted, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.


In the meantime, Btard filled all the firewall holes. These pics are out of order, but show the work all the same...



... 8.8 Exploder rear on the floor, upper right...



... notice the yellow arrow in the above pic... this is a snotty notch cut in the frame to mount a master cylinder, apparently cut with a sharp hatchet. We have decided not to use an underfloor MC and the notch will be properly repaired.

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Old 05-10-2017, 09:44 PM
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:07 AM
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It looks like you have just enough room to slip an FE big block in there, the way it sits right now, Dr. Crank. 'Spose that might change though.
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It looks like you have just enough room to slip an FE big block in there, the way it sits right now, Dr. Crank. 'Spose that might change though.
Mac, there's a "room" in Okotoks with your name on it.

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