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post #61 of 487 Old 09-08-2009, 06:06 PM
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competition orange is pretty much pumpkin orange with a shade of red in it. i think the crayola color burnt orange is pretty close


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post #62 of 487 Old 09-10-2009, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Got the rocker guards bent today at a fab shop. They bent one of them wrong , but fixed it and did them for free for the screw up . Got the driver side finished, should get the other side done tomorrow.




Marking the hole locations




Have trim up a little around the body mount



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post #63 of 487 Old 09-10-2009, 05:11 PM
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I really like this build, I can't wait to see it done. No tubes on the sliders?

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post #64 of 487 Old 09-10-2009, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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No tubes on the sliders?
There coming. I did a mock up with some scrap and didn't like how they turned out. May go to the fab shop again and have them bend them for me.
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post #65 of 487 Old 09-11-2009, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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May of found a motor, tranny and transfer case. Hopefully will know something this evening.

Just finished the passenger side rocker guards. Got to pick up some rivnuts for the two holes where the body is double walled.


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I've been doing some thinking about my axle choices and I'm not convinced that a Dana 44 front will hold up to 37's and a V8. I'm sure it would last on most of the trails here in Florida, but I would like to take it around the Southeast a few times a year for some rocks and maybe a trip or two out west. Currie's website says their 9" front would work but it's big bucks. I think I have talked myself into a fullsize chevy Dana 60/14 bolt combo and move up to some 40's. I'm not crazy about how a fullsize swap looks but have seen some with H2 wheels (or other heavily backspaced wheels) and I think i can live with something like that. The pros seem to outweigh the cons at this point. I figure build it once and have fun with it instead of always fixing broke parts. Please post your opinions!
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post #68 of 487 Old 09-14-2009, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Made a cowl vent cover plate today since I won't be running a heater.

Used the original as a template.




Cut it out with a circular saw and rounded the edges with a grinder.






Marking and drilling the holes. The original cover had four less holes than the body does. Once I get it bolted down I'll mark and drill those.




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post #69 of 487 Old 09-14-2009, 04:24 PM
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Is that for removability? In other words, why not weld it shut, bondo over it for smoothness, and then paint over it when you eventually do your paint, so that it's one continuous smooth surface rather than having a plate screwed onto it?

I'm not saying "you're doing it wrong" just curious.
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looks sweet!
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Is that for removability? ....
Yes, one day I may decide to put the heater back in and this will make it easy.
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post #72 of 487 Old 09-25-2009, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Look what I got last night SBC 350, TH350 and NP205 Hopefully Saturday I'll get them all cleaned up.

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cant wait to see them in!

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Had to hold over for a while at work this morning so I didn't get done what I had planed. Still have to clean up the trans and transfercase. Everything looked good inside the motor so Im just going to replace some gaskets, water pump and the oil pump. It has a newer short block with low miles.

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