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Old 04-10-2010, 07:17 AM
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Man, your thread came just in time! I was/am at the same stage, I just cannot fully commit to work... I have a few questions for you and if you don't mind sharing your insights I would really appreciate it.
1. Weren't you concerned about welding so close to gas lines? You know that masking tape doesn't really do anything but keeps the dirt out
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2. How did you remove your brake line joining the pass side with the the rear? Was it a lot of trouble?

3. Most of all - what welder do you have? I just arranged a purchase of a dual mig that I will be learning with.

Great start man. I would invite you over to my thread but there isn't that much going on over there. Thumbs up for organizing hoses and all the little crap - it will come in handy.

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Old 04-10-2010, 07:28 AM
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Man, your thread came just in time! I was/am at the same stage, I just cannot fully commit to work... I have a few questions for you and if you don't mind sharing your insights I would really appreciate it.
1. Weren't you concerned about welding so close to gas lines? You know that masking tape doesn't really do anything but keeps the dirt out


I soaked a rag in water and wrapped it around the lines while welding

2. How did you remove your brake line joining the pass side with the the rear? Was it a lot of trouble?

No trouble at all. One quick snip with the tin snips and they were off. hahaha I'm rerunning them behind the firewall so I'll just flare and connect back there

3. Most of all - what welder do you have? I just arranged a purchase of a dual mig that I will be learning with.

This is the welder I'm using but I'm having some trouble with the thin metal. I'm blowing through but have just been told that if I put a piece of copper or brass behind the weld it should help


Great start man. I would invite you over to my thread but there isn't that much going on over there. Thumbs up for organizing hoses and all the little crap - it will come in handy.

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:12 AM
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I see, kind of a heat sink. Thanks a lot, and keep it up!
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Did more polishing today until my friend brought me his sand blaster. I did a little before it got to dark. It works great for getting in those hard to reach places.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:31 AM
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Looking really good man. All you need after you're finished is to change that hideous front end.
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Looking really good man. All you need after you're finished is to change that hideous front end.
I'm keeping the 240 headlights but I am going to be glassing a new front bumper cover.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:13 AM
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If you ever have a chance run your vin through CARFAX because I'm almost positive that's the same car I had seen here in San Diego. Good job on the progress, can't wait to see more! Do you know what bumper you'll be going with?
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:30 PM
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If you ever have a chance run your vin through CARFAX because I'm almost positive that's the same car I had seen here in San Diego. Good job on the progress, can't wait to see more! Do you know what bumper you'll be going with?
I'll see about running the vin. The front end will be one-off made by me.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:05 PM
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Nice, I'll definitely be checking in frequently for progress. I love seeing things take shape and seeing the thought process behind it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:17 AM
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updates????????????
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:08 PM
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I just did some more blasting today (trying to beat the rain) and I'm designing the linkage to tuck the pressure assist and a mount to tuck the wiper motor but still use it.
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I made some calls and I am going to be able to use someones tig later this week. I am tired of blowing through the firewall with my fluxcore.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:56 AM
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wow its going to look really clean good stuff
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:47 PM
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While I wait to use my friends tig I decided to get some other things done. I am tucking the wiper motor but I am still going to be able to use the wipers.

With the motor, removed the motor and started making a new bracket for the motor. Every bolt was at a different angle which made it fun.
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Then I went inside and started cutting out metal for the new motor placement.
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Set in the motor to get an idea of clearance.
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After some more trimming I made legs to attach the motor to the car. I used some temp hardware to mock it up.
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Once I weld the original driveshaft hole and mount holes shut, this will be a functional wiper motor tuck.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:57 PM
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wow thats very creative good job
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:45 PM
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wow man very creative i dnt have a welder thats worth a flip...the mount for the wiper would be awesome cuz u need the wipers but that thing is so ugly haha
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:34 PM
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dude start making more and clean them up and sell them things
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:46 AM
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dude start making more and clean them up and sell them things
i agree , 50 bux ea sounds fair for a diy . powder coat them and get 80 ea
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i agree , 50 bux ea sounds fair for a diy . powder coat them and get 80 ea
The only problem is having to make sure that the purchaser doesn't cut away too much metal.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:16 AM
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Nice!! keep up the good work. SUBSCRIBED!
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:35 PM
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I've been working on the linkage to transfer the forward motion of the brake pedal, to a lateral motion to plunge the pressure assist once it is mounted inside the firewall. I started with cardboard templates and then transfered the idea to sheet stock.
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Since this is for the brakes, I don't want to risk a lightweight setup, so I welded on a layer of thicker stock once the bends were right.
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I tested and retested until I finalized the pivot points for the most motion with the least binding.
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I'm using the stock pin hole through the brake bedal bar for my first linkage point. I had to make a bracket to lock into that hole and then transfer to the plate I just made
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Here you can see the stock hole once the original pressure assist bracket was removed. I mounted my new bracket and then installed the plate. From this I was able to build a mount for the pivot point.
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I welded in the bracket for the pivot. You can see that when the brake is pushed, the plate transfers the motion sideways. I still have to mount the pressure assist and then weld up an arm to link the end of the plate to the plunger.
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I'll be mounting everything this weekend and then I can post pics that better show what is going on.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:37 PM
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Hopefully these will help explain things.

I built a new mount for the pressure assist and got multiple anchor points to make everything solid.
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Here you can see why I needed to make the forward motion of the pedal turn 90 degrees to plunge the pressure assist. It is now inside and turned 90 degrees. Don't mind the spider web, I have the previous owner to thank for a hugh [email protected]%k.
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Now when you look through the steering column brace(which was nice and open for my new bracket) you can see that the plate I made lines up with the plunger and all I have to do is make a bar that connects the two.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:03 PM
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Sweet weeping Jesus!!! You are getting really creative with this thing. Awesome fab work.
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Sweet weeping Jesus!!! You are getting really creative with this thing. Awesome fab work.
Hahaha, thanks man. Just trying to do it right the first time.
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dude mad props with all this custom stuff i hope u finsh this thread
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