76 Grand Le Mans Safari -=build pics=-

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  1. Steve-E-D

    Steve-E-D Well-Known Member

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    Since I know many of you love seeing work-in-progress pics I've uploaded some of the images I took during the front end rebuild.

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    Quadrajet 101 - Today's lesson....
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    Thoroughly dowsed with mineral spirits. Let the scrubbing begin...
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    Nice and clean after pressure washing.
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    The pigment for this paint is pure powdered aluminum. New coils and polygraphite bushings from PST.
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    Oh what an exciting moment!!
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    1968 #16 casting heads - 72cc - 10:1 compression
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    Convenient underhood storage! fits a quart of oil, ATF, antifreeze and a rag.
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    Finaly, in the light of day...
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    Someday the rest of it will look like this again.
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    Roadking41A Well-Known Member

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    Steve, Great Job....
     
  3. Blackfoot

    Blackfoot Wagonless Soul

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    Wow Steve, that was is a killer result on the overhaul. Its easier to enjoy the end results when you see before and after shots, but to see the process as it unfolds is even better. Now when you gonna take a vacation and come out and do both of my Roadies, so I do not have to, HAHA.
     
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    Steve,
    You do great work. Your engine compartment looks so good! (y)

    David
     
  5. Steve-E-D

    Steve-E-D Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm still unemployed, so I tell you what. You pay my travel and keep my mortgage paid while I'm gone, and you got a deal. ::D :rofl2:
     
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    Stormin' Norman Well-Known Member

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    After seeing that, how could you drive it and get the engine all dirty? :evilsmile:

    Nice detail work!
     
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    Phenomenal job, Steve. It looks great. I'm sure you can't wait to do some more of your handiwork to the rest of car.
     
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    Fat Tedy Island Red Neck

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    Nice job, nice pics:thumbs2:
     
  9. Steve-E-D

    Steve-E-D Well-Known Member

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    Right now, money is the only thing standing in my way.
    I'm also getting close to losing my "borrowed" garage space.
    My ex-GF has been kind enough to let me continue to use her garage after i moved back into my old house, but now she is going to have to sell her house.
     
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    the Rev senior junior Charter Member

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    well... so your not just a talented geek??:49:...:biglaugh:...
    .....nice work Stevearooni:thumbs2:
     
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    Damn... now I'm gonna have to pull out the motor. Just when I was making progress! Seriously, it looks fantastic! Hope it rides half as good as it looks.

    Adam
     
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    Hey Steve-E-D
    I've never seen control arms painted silver before. I like it. Really makes the engine compartment look unique.
    Chadwa
     
  14. Steve-E-D

    Steve-E-D Well-Known Member

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    You know, it wasn't my original intention when I started. Once I had them stripped down ready for paint, I got artsy and thought the bright metal looked good against the black frame and blue links.
    That paint is like liquid metal. Cool stuff. 99% pure aluminum powder.
     
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    I like it when people get artsy. Usually cool things happen.
    Chadwa
     

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