Gar thanks for the praise, it looks good from far but far from good gar! Had an awesome lake trip last weekend, not much traffic either way n no headwind on the way home! Had a good turnout for my bday trip! last thursday was a biotch! I had to pull both wetbike engines out and do some mods to spare motors, and swap parts to the new motors. I was beat! But both bikes ran flawlessly!
Hit the machine shop yesterday n cut my window tubing. Went back today and manned some machines while my buddy cut em w the plasma. Got home n cut the ends off. Now I reek like cut steel lol. Friggin hands cramping up holding the grinder
Installed my fauxrrari door handles. Kinda big but theyll work once painted. 308s n fiat x 1/9 have the same door handles, guess which ones I bought? lol
Should have a lil time this weekend to make the pass window frames n as always theres a wee bit o fb left to duu yawn
Busy busy. Started the sanding and bending and welding of the c channels saturday morning. Sanded em flat a lil bit, then knocked off the major slag inside the channels w a hammer, then put an end mill in the drill and cleaned the inner edges. What a pain lol. By end o day sunday I had the frames for the side n back window ruffly made. Also pulled the back window to remove the rear clip and put some fb on the wheel well edges. Ran outta welding wire sunday so installed some new pullout towing mirrors on the truck. The next day I saw the same cheapo ebay towing mirrors on another silverado lol
Got more wire today, did a lil more welding and put some glass on the inside of those rear vents that are turning out to be a real pain.
Almost done really lol. Put some glass on the window edges to make a smoove line.
Tried to bend the side window but it was crazy windy and the wind was taking the heat from the panel getting closer to being done lol
Got windows made n almost bent enuf for driver side
heres a current shot of the udder side where I moved the hood back a bit. I think it looks way better
cut the quarter window for that side n a yuge glob of liquid hot death/plastic went onto my toe. Yowza! I took the side mirror off, u can really see the nice door curve now. Some of these have the side mirror on the quarter window, think ima go that route
bondo n paint coming soon to a passenger side nowhere near u! Then onto windows! Then windows that roll down! lol wuchall think?
I thought about that, but im trying new method n its working good. Picked up some chopped fb and mixing that w cab-o-sil, its strong and tacky enuf to fill the vent voids. Filled em this morning! Filled in the door lock hole and the door handle hole since i have the new handle/locks. Did some final bolting of the side paneles and smoothed the gaps. Ditched the side gas door and smoothed it over, getting 2 ss cupholders to go there, ima make em look like gas doors.
Should have this side wrapped up tomorrow, I bent the rear window this morning. Need to fill weld some areas on the frames then a dab o bondo to smooth em n good to go.
Previous owner came by today to see the car and was beyond blown away w the mods. He could see everything had been moved. He just kept walking around the car in shock. He said the car looked proportional lol. Kept buggin me to sell it back lol
Everythings wrapped up here minus the side and quarter window, had to babysit the latter half of today. Should get more done this week. Have to make door rods n brackets for the new handles n get the rear quarter window to fit into the frame.
Andrew good call I didnt see those badges were recessed. Got a set coming off ebay via new delhi, hope it comes w a new sandwich! They wont show up for weeks so I may need a reminder -nah for sure remind me please lol
Lookin good folks! Im onto my 10th gallon of fb and 3rd can o bondo! Ill be calling guiness soon! Finished up and painted the window frames, got the ps rear quarter window trimmed, bent and installed. Looks killer. Still fred flinstoning my way around these back scoops, finally got one side pretty damn good.
Bent up the ds side window some more, a lil more and itll slide down the window channels no problemo. Heated n bent the ds front quarter window too. The .25" poly is a real pain to heat up and bend, takes forever w a heat gun n stay too long in one spot it bubbles like crazy. Pulled the driver door n removed the key lock, then fb the center seam I cut when I shortened the doors, filled the handle and key holes
Lil fb left to do on the gaps everywhere, get the windows to roll down, then figure out door/window seals arf arf
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Went to the lake last weekend, havent touched the car till today. Had a lil time to throw some fb at it. The a pillar fb is straight n I have the window frames curved so I had to fill in to match the curve
Looking at some pics I found I done did the back vents bass ackwards, so i cut it out n restarted
Still working all the gaps, slow going. Especially when you dont work on it lol
Window bendings giving me hell, that polycarb just doenst spread the heat. Fantasizing about making a makeshift oven
Played w the fiero door seals, I think I can make them work. The bottom half fits great!
Thank you andrew! The badges showed up after my last post. I ordered these from india 2 weeks after I ordered the cupholders from china and they went the long way around the world(showed up in NJ), and still got here first. Guess they put em on the boat overnight
Put another layer on the rear vents and some on the door side to bring it flush w the rear panel. Should have this side wrapped up by the weekend
Added some fb to the bottom of the a pillar and grooved out the badge area
Driverside is looking better, should have both wrapped up by the weekend
Mustangs paint got some bubbles so its going in for a respray under warranty but I had to take the stripes off. Car looks naked now I really dont like it. Going to have them painted on now
Havent had time to mess w the car, been doing upgrades on the trailer and stripping the mustang for a repaint. The hood likes to sit on the car one way and that way doesnt line up w the rest so I extended the back and trimmed the wheelwell some more
Extended the ds hood also, extended the rear scoop area to be bigger like the other side I did awhile back
almost done w the a-pillars. gearing up for a big welding day to modify the roll bar a smidge lower and fab b-pillars
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I have watched you transform this ugly duck into a nice looking.... yeah... turkey (had to use the holidat and all) She is and will be a real head turner when she is done.. I have enjoyed the transformation, keep the updates comming.