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Old 11-17-2012, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not much progress today. Installed the new lower controll arms, cleaned and painted the spindles with clear engine paint. But then discovered the threads on the upper controll arms wern't the best. so i decided not to use them. I will order new ones on Monday.

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It might not be much, but it's still progress...
Looks good.
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Wish I'd done that much. Only thing I've done lately is weld and paint repairs on the rockers of my daily driver.
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I haven't done anything in the last month... :-(
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I haven't done anything in the last month... :-(
I wouldn't call all the help you give others here nothing...
Someday yours will be done...
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I did some cutting and welding on the rotisserie arms, added an extension for added lift height. Cutting all that steel had to be the dirtiest job I've ever done. My next job should be to install an exhaust fan. My garage looks like the entrance to a coal mine now, guess I'll be cleaning up today.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I. My garage looks like the entrance to a coal mine now, guess I'll be cleaning up today.
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That's funny...BTDT....you learn the hardway to throw up cheap drop cloths or plastic/tarps/etc. to keep the messes contained!
I know the eagerness to get something done often over-rides the time it takes to do that though.
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I have been working on a set of GT fog lights and grill that I bought last week. They are turning out nice I think. I have the bars cleaned up too, but they are all wrapped up. Now I just need to finish the grill and paint it. It's an original set up, not aftermarket.


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Nice. That's a long way out for me.
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Nice. That's a long way out for me.
LOL, well I have been getting stuff ready for this car. I will start on the bodywork in a couple months. LONG way from being finished, but try to do little stuff at night when I can.

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LOL, well I have been getting stuff ready for this car. I will start on the bodywork in a couple months. LONG way from being finished, but try to do little stuff at night when I can.

Awesome! Get that GT on the road.
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Not much progress today. Installed the new lower controll arms, cleaned and painted the spindles with clear engine paint. But then discovered the threads on the upper controll arms wern't the best. so i decided not to use them. I will order new ones on Monday.
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Awesome! Get that GT on the road.
You know Alex, you can always come over and help a guy out!! I should really concentrate on getting the k code on the road lol. The new shop should be done in a couple months and it will be heated and me much nicer to work in!
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