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Old 11-09-2007, 06:34 PM   #51
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:04 PM   #52
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Looking really good, A great thing you are doing here. Keep the pics comming!

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Old 11-09-2007, 07:09 PM   #53
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Gotcha, now I know who you are! I figured that was you, just wasn't positive.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #54
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Comp Performance Group came through huge for us. They hooked us up with a Zex LSX wet nitrous kit and also have hooked Shawn up with discount pricing on any Comp Performance Group part for the rest of his life. They are also going to be putting out a press release about the project and said they'll get us in with a few magazines!

And my little man approves!


Also got the body completely stripped down and the junk subframe off the car. This weekend we'll be POR-15 painting the front subframe and I'll hopefully have the rear frame rails by then as well. I built a little body cart for the front out of some junk 2x4s that were in my way. Worked out pretty well since the back is on casters.

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:02 AM   #55
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Prothane has sponsored the build and has hooked us up with a complete Total Motion Control kit. Now we've got all the bushings and mounts we need! We're picking the a-arms up from HRT tomorrow where they tanked and blasted our a-arms so we can powdercoat them. Should have the bushings installed in them next week!
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:08 AM   #56
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We received a donation from POR-15 of their rust-proofing paint system! We had hoped to get the front subframe stripped and painted this weekend, but I've got a wicked cold and am pretty much stuck inside. I was hoping to really get ahead on the car this weekend, but other than yanking the spindles to send to Ed Miller to be modified for the LS1 brakes, I haven't gotten crap done.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:47 PM   #57
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Well, I felt a little better this afternoon and I got a ton of work done. I had to split my time between the Camaro and a huge powdercoating job for a friend's machine shop, so I wasn't as productive as I could have been, but gotta keep the side business going!

Anyway, I got the firewall modified to fit the LS1 booster and MC. First I took the booster and cut out a template for the hole. Then I traced it off on the firewall and went to town with the cutting tool. Fits like a glove! I still need to weld in the section where the old hole used to be and modify the booster shaft to fit the existing brake pedal, but so far so good!



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Old 11-18-2007, 06:03 PM   #58
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Progress looks awesome Bryan!
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:13 PM   #59
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OK, finally was able to get some real work done on the car! I got the pedals all fitted for the Modo Innovations covers, then I took everything down to HRT Performance to be tanked and blasted. Tonight I powdercoated it all semi-gloss black and reinstalled the Modo covers. Came out amazing. I also cleaned and painted the parking brake assembly. I ordered all new pedal bushings and pins and all from Firewheel, so those should be in tomorrow or the next day, then I can get the pedals all ready to go back in the car once I finish up the LS1 booster and T56 Master cylinder modifications to the firewall and get the seat supports welded in this weekend.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:53 AM   #60
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Got the LS1 booster conversion all finished up. I measured and cut the stock brake rod and welded it on to the LS1 booster shaft. The I welded in some metal and cut it to match the hole in the firewall.

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #61
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Big thanks to bulldog19 on the Lateral-g board for hooking us up with these very nice inner fenders and some RS headlight hardware!

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Old 12-09-2007, 07:39 PM   #62
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Got a lot of goodies in the last few days! Autometer sent us some SWEET new Ultra-Lite II gauges, along with some schwag.




And Second Skin donated a TON of stuff. Damplifier, blankets, sprayer, knife, Spectrum, adhesive, etc. Basically, everything to keep this car quiet inside!


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Old 12-09-2007, 07:59 PM   #63
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We also got the subframe out outside on the rotisserie before we realized our compressor was acting up and we'll have to call a mobile blaster. We also didn't get much work done on the floors and chassis because our BRAND NEW Hobart 140 welder decided that it didn't feel like feeding wire anymore. Gotta go exchange it tomorrow, but it really ruined my progress on Saturday.


But, besides all the problems, I did manage to get the a-arms powdercoated in a semi-gloss black. I'll run them down to have the Prothane bushings pressed in this week.

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Old 12-09-2007, 08:36 PM   #64
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I,ve got a compressor you can borrow.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:45 PM   #65
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Thanks CE! I'll give you a call tomorrow. I need to get this diamondplate over to you, too.

The Gear Box sent us this T56 rebuild kit and steel 3-4 shift fork for the T56 we're putting in the car. Jerminator off of the camaroz28.com board donated a T56 and the rebuild, so major thanks to him! We still need an LS1 4th gear/input shaft, 6th gear, and an LS1 front plate, so if anyone has anything lying around they might be able to help us out with, please let me know!

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Old 12-14-2007, 10:36 PM   #66
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Got some good stuff in this week! I got in the Hotchkis 2" front drop springs I bought off of brownz on the pro-touring board, and the VBP 2" drop leafs I bought off of 68sixspeed on the pro-touring board. Many thanks to them for hooking me up!


Also got in the Covan's dash panel that Queen City Speed donated to the project. Major thanks to them for taking care of us there!


And finally, we got everything we need to get the rear frame and suspension fabricated! But, our brand new Hobart welder crapped out after about 30 minutes of use. Yeah, it is covered under warranty, but I won't have it back till the end of next week. So I'll be able to fab everything up next weekend, but this week all I'll be able to do is mock it all up. At least we can do something, though.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:27 PM   #67
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Been doing a bunch of work over the weekend. Got the front subframe all sandblasted, Marine Clean'd, and Metal Ready'd. Tomorrow night I hope to get the POR-15 on it.


Also worked on fitting up the rear suspension. Here's a shot with the center and rear frame sections sitting on the leaf spring. I hope to have this all installed this weekend when I get my welder back from the shop.


And we also got these sweet seatbelts donated by Morris Classic Concepts. They are a 3-pt replacement for the factory lap belts. Now Shawn will be safe when he's crusing around town.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:35 PM   #68
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Got a lot done tonight! My wife and I painted the first coat of POR-15 on the front subframe! Tomorrow night we'll do the second coat and then it'll be ready to install the suspension this weekend, and then back on it's wheels when I get the spindles back from being modified for the LS1 brakes by Ed Miller!


I also fabbed up a bracket and mounted the Wilwood adjustable prop. valve. I was going to bend the brake lines tonight, but they sold me the wrong fittings at the store, so I gotta go back tomorrow and get the right ones.

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Old 12-26-2007, 11:02 PM   #69
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Big day today! I had the day off of work, so my brothers came over and we knocked out a lot on the car. I finally got my welder back from the shop and got the seat support all welded in. We also got the final coat of POR-15 on and a topcoat of Rustoleum semigloss black and then installed it on the car with the new Prothane bushings. Also had to run around town trying to find the right fittings for the LS1 brake booster before I realized I had a spare ABS module in the attic and could get the fittings off of it. I also started working on the subframe connectors and rear frame, I hope to have it all tacked in and mocked up this weekend. I told myself I'd have it rolling by the first of the year, and that could be a real possibility!

We also got a set of Bilstein shocks for the car donated by G-Machine!






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Old 12-26-2007, 11:27 PM   #70
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Birdman...if you need a hand with the assembly just let me know. I'll be happy to help in my spare time.
I'll shoot you a PM with my numbers.

The car is turning out great by the way.


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Old 12-28-2007, 04:50 PM   #71
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Did i read correctly somewhere that this guy makes a damn good living? Curious but wouldnt this project be better for someone who doesnt have the funds to built it for themselves instead of visa versa?
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:32 AM   #72
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I don't know where you read that. I honestly don't know what he makes, but I don't think it is that much. He's my brother-in-law, that's why I'm doing this for him.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:26 AM   #73
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Awesome Build and nice progress pictures. Keep on keeping us informed. Looks like your brother-in-law is gonna have one awesome ride when it's done!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:15 PM   #74
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I don't know where you read that. I honestly don't know what he makes, but I don't think it is that much. He's my brother-in-law, that's why I'm doing this for him.

I thought he was a higher ranked guy, apparently I was thinking of 2 diff builds. My bad, progress looks great BTW
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:15 AM   #75
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I saw somewhere that he is an Lt. Definately makes ok money. Either way, I wish my brother in law would come through with something like this.
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