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don't be a faggot

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a9beef  No.15579

Post anything you faggots are working on right now.

I just got done putting a sound system in my SUV.

Pioneer head unit, Clarion 50W 4-channel amp, Rockford Fosgate components up front, Rockford Fosgate 3-way 6x9s in back. Saving my shekels for a sub.

890a2a  No.15580

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>my ID

what the fuck

ea62a6  No.15656

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I said I'd start making posts about working on the El Camino last year, but then I killed a MicroSD card and two phones. I lost all my pictures except for old backups three times. Thought it might be time to try again.

Just got my El Camino back on the road today after a couple of months in the garage. The original intent was to replace the worn out door hinges along with a few other targets of opportunity. Took off the bumper, grille, and passenger side fender, swapped the hinges, then spent two days trying to line the door up. Realized that when some idiot put the weatherstrips on backwards, they beat on the body mating surface to make them fit. When I realized that the door would never seal right no matter what I do, I gave up and bought a roll of adhesive-backed weatherstripping that I hope will fill in the gap. Have yet to install it. The alternative is spending hours beating and prying on the body to reshape it. Tried that, but realized quickly that it wouldn't be as easy as it sounds. I still need to do the driver's side door hinges but I'm going to wait until I'm less frustrated with the truck before I pull the other side apart.

While I was there, I noticed that the area just ahead of the door hinges that had rusted through. Cut it open and found an old rat's nest. That's where the AC/heat air intake is, and it definitely explains the weird smell that the air in this car has always had. Tried to make a patch panel out of 16 gauge sheet metal with the intent to weld it in place, but I realized that it's not nearly as easy as it looks to work with metal that thick. If I had a million dollar body shop it might be, but all I have are pliers, hammers, and a vice. Spent four hours trying to form that metal and had at least that amount of time left to go before it would be suitable. I thought about it and came to the conclusion that this body on this truck probably only has about 20 years of life left no matter how much I put into it, so maybe I should just repair it to that standard. As much as I want to keep it alive forever, I don't have $100k to drop on it. The day after this decision, I spent an hour forming a 22 gauge patch panel and used self-tapping screws to hold it in place. For whatever reason, had a really hard time with the screws: those nine screws took another hour by themselves. Anyway, it's not pretty, but it's functional. It's also not visible at all unless the fender is off.

Pic 1: area of body between lower door hinge and wheel well after wire wheeling the panel.

Pic 2: same area, but cut open to reveal the rat's nest.

Pic 3: rat's nest on floor with 4.5" angle grinder for scale. That pile was about six inches across and four inches deep.

Pic 4: hole enlarged, internal structure was wire wheeled or sanded down where necessary. Some of what you see looks like rust, but is actually a red body filler that GM used during assembly.

Pic 5: internal structure has been coated with red anti-rust primer. Right and below is my crappy 22 gauge patch prior to paint. Later painted both the hole and the patch panel black.

ea62a6  No.15657

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Other targets of opportunity included the body bushings undere the radiator support and improving the way the transmission cooler was mounted. Also want to put in a new AC condenser. I have the part already, but I need some new well nuts to mount it with. I'll put it in when I have the bumper off to do the driver's side door hinges.

Pic 1: patch panel spray painted and screwed down. It's incredibly ugly, and it has made me realize that I hate body work that doesn't involve pre-made patch panels. I'd much rather work on the mechanical parts than this abomination.

Pic 2 is from late this afternoon. I put the other hood hinge on after I took that pic. The hood itself measures about five feet both ways and probably weighs about 70-80 pounds. No chance that I'll be able to put it back on by myself. I'll get some help to put it back on this weekend. The grille needs to be replaced, so I'll just leave it off until I order a new one.

cbf1ff  No.15660

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Does engine swapping a tractor counts?

Sorry for the broken camera lens.

dbab66  No.15726

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Putting a 12 valve cummins in a 79 F250. Going in this weekend. Need new 39.5" swampers on those sweet yet unidentifiable 16.5" aluminum mag wheels, but they will come in time!

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8dd768  No.15742

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I think I'm gonna take this engine and start saving to rebuild her.

69d3e2  No.15744


Is that a carbuerated V6? Looks sweet.

b266c8  No.15748


>says Goodwrench 350 on the side with an 8 wire distributor


you tell me smart guy

d2bbd4  No.15749

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Y sure? Too lazy to google Goodwrench 350. Should be sorry for not seeing invisible wires.

a67d46  No.15760


The 350ci/5.7L GM small block is probably one of the most famous engines out there, I'm surprised honestly. It was in use from 1955 to 2003 in just about everything. If it was made before the LS came out, it's got a kit for a gen I small block swap.

c140de  No.15763

My project is just saving enough to import a Evo Lancer 5 from Nippon.

d2bbd4  No.15766


Sorry, i am from Baltics. The only thing we have heard from yank engineering is the classics, the stupid Chevy electric thingy and a bunch of Ferd mid-sized 4-cyl powered things that stand out as blandest cars there are.

34b371  No.15781

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Spraying a Triumph Spitfire at the weekend before putting in a new interior. Still debating whether to keep the old clocks or buy some new (used) ones. End result should be like pic related

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728c0c  No.15869

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I got something much, much simpler this time. I'm going to install this ground meter in my Mazda, but the dashboard is so rounded there's no flat spot to stick it on as intended. I'm considering dremeling a hole on the dashboard to mount this in, but what would be the perfect place for this is also a perfect place for a fox skull navigator holder.

be74ee  No.17971

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I've been wanting to do a scrambler DR650 build. Looking for a mix of style/functionality/building mechanical skills:

* Remove fairing/headlight mask

* Hipster lights/tank/seat

* Less prominent front fender

* Chopped subframe/removable rear luggage rack

* 19" front

* Rebuild/upgrade shocks

* Beefier front brake

* 790 big bore kit

13390f  No.17988

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Almost a year later, she's off to the machine shop

48ec40  No.18030

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I thought this would be more of a project than it actually seems to be. It really only needs a few tires and an oil change right now (alongside paint and bodywork but that's low priority)

Also need to figure out how to get the windows to stop leaking rainwater, think I'll take it to a specialist for that, I'm sick of dealing with it from my other cars.

77b25f  No.18031

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>Fiesta sedan

lmao what the fuck is that, I thought the only place you saw compacts with trunks was in sandnigger land.

2c90f8  No.18033


What are you quoting there? Yes, both Fiesta and Focus came as sedans. Though seeing one is very, very rare. Have seen 2 sedan Focuses ever, they look rather ok.

5ec854  No.18034


I sat her for a full minute wondering how you could see an LTD Crown Victoria and think it was a Fiesta before realizing there was one in the background

It's my sister's car. It's small and cramped and shaped like a rodent. I don't like it very much.

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