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#736926 - 11/04/09 01:23 AM AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS  
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Well I got started on my 86 this weekend degrease engine bay and undercarrage. found problem with automatic choke bad heater also found that power steering pump was loose in bracket and bolts missing causing bad alignment going to pull it out to check it. Found combination of standard and metric hardware. Also now that it's on level ground noticed right rear sagging about 1 inch lower than left rear am planning on replacing all bshings with poly graphite type and maybe should put in new coil springs. Well that's all for now i'll post up some pictures when I get them. SKIDMARK OUT

#736927 - 11/04/09 01:26 AM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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kool deal.... now fix her

and get them pics



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#736954 - 11/04/09 02:50 AM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: Monster]  
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I believe that the passenger side saggin in the back is a common problem, mine does this as well, probably from just one too many launches with the car.

When you start taking things apart is when it gets ugly...the farther into it you go, the better you feel when its done, but while you're tearing and repairing oh what a nightmare. Have fun and get some pics up, we always like to see work in progress.


I remember the days that cars were lowered and trucks were lifted
#738117 - 11/08/09 03:55 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Found some much needed parts at the local scrap yard brackets and hardware for the power steering pump and a/c compressor.Cleaned off rust will paint them today new pump will be in mid week. Was working on steering column having trouble putting back together. posted it on technical discussion.

#739275 - 11/12/09 01:14 AM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Well steering column is now like brand new lots of little parts in that thing. Next project replacing power steering pump and painting all brackets in bolt heads.Ihave to figure out how to post pics. MARK OK found out how I need to set up account at photobucket not happening today.

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#743850 - 11/26/09 12:37 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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POWERSTEERING PUMP INSTALLED IMG]http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab304/MARK4063
OTHER PICS ON PHOTO BUCKET

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#781509 - 04/05/10 05:14 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Cutting Out Old Floor

#781510 - 04/05/10 05:17 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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The Donor Floor

#781515 - 04/05/10 05:26 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Old Floor Out Windshield Opening - FLINTSTONE POWER

#781516 - 04/05/10 05:30 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Weld Job Complete - Brackets For Seats ANd Floor Shifter Installed

#781517 - 04/05/10 05:33 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Cut Out Body Mount Opening To Good Metal

#781519 - 04/05/10 05:36 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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New Plate Welded In -

#781538 - 04/05/10 07:03 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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That's the way to replace the under body rust issues. Nice work!


Enjoy life, family first!
#781555 - 04/05/10 07:39 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: 1 Slow SS]  
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Lookin good. Just some information, the image code goes like this [img]URL HERE[/img] .

#782954 - 04/09/10 12:56 AM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: Snowboi]  
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not bad

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1986 Monte SS My First car R.I.P 350ci, Turbo 350, 8.5 3.73
2000 Chevy Cavalier 2Dr 2.2 automatic
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#834467 - 11/03/10 07:59 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: juniormarsh]  
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Where did you end up finding your floor pan?

#861401 - 03/20/11 12:20 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: fraido2002]  
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Some pictures of frame repair

#861517 - 03/20/11 08:56 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Good job! What paint are you using to paint the chassis?

Also, the picture coeds goes like this [img]url of picture[/img]

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#861566 - 03/20/11 11:22 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: Snowboi]  
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The Shop SNOWBOI thanks for the tip on uploading images this picture was a test is there a way I can fix the others now that they are already posted Im good with cars not so good on the computer yet

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#861568 - 03/20/11 11:33 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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We found the floor on a 79 MC in TEXAS my brother lives out there and found it in a local yard. I will be painting the frame with EASTWOOD SATIN CHASSIS BLACK I already have the A-frames, rear and control arms painted with this product as well as have new poly graphite bushings installed all around so Im looking forward to a warm day when I can paint it and start reassembly

#861575 - 03/20/11 11:50 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Well, you would need to ask a mod. to edit them to work right.

Looks like its coming along great.

#861646 - 03/21/11 02:54 AM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: Snowboi]  
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Nice progress!

Oh, and I fixed up your pictures too. smile


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#861782 - 03/21/11 08:12 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: MY FYN 79]  
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Thanks for fixing the pictures

#861783 - 03/21/11 08:20 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SKIDMARK]  
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Nice work man!

#894486 - 09/11/11 12:27 PM Re: AND NOW IT FINALLY BEGINS [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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picture of frame newly painted new s/s brake anf fuel lines e-brake cables went for braided s/s flex lines for front and rear


rear with new lines


newbrake lines and proportioning valve


front with new hardware


rear mounted on frame



engine before tear down

all suspension was outfitted with polygraphite bushings a-arms and control arms were sandblasted and repainted for now just using the old shocks as place holders

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