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#1049913 - 04/13/17 05:22 PM Re: Witness Me! [Re: Witness86SS]  
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Thanks!
I hear that little squeak too. It was worse when the alternator was crooked and I think it still was in that video. Belts are old and probably on there too tight to prevent slipping. No clue when they've been changed, but no signs of cracking. They are on the list.

This year's budget is running on fumes after that wheel purchase.

I would like to replace the floor pans and I'm starting to think it would be the way to go. Going to attempt the scrape and patch this year. If it comes back to haunt me, they will be part of a future budget. If I do it I'm going full floor replacement. My inner rockers are rough. When I reach up there i feel peeling paint. I'm potentially getting a free full sized lift in the next month so I've stalled my cleanup of the underside until then. That will be much easier if I'm on my feet and not my back. Still going to patch it now.

No matter what I do, I don't intend to drive the car in the rain and it is always in a garage. That should buy me a bit of time no matter how I clean it up.

Fan system cost me about $45. $25 for fans at the u-pull and $20 for the wiring kit


Justin
1986 Black SS
350 L05 - Hooker Longtubes - FlowMaster True Dual 2.5" - Electric Cutouts - Electric Fans - Transcooler
#1049966 - 04/15/17 12:55 AM Re: Witness Me! [Re: Witness86SS]  
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Pro Tip: welding can start a fire

Almost lost the monte today. Was welding in the plate over the hole and didn't notice the smoke through the welding mask. I set the insulation on the firewall on fire.

A scary 5 minutes of stamping it out with welding gloves while smoke poured out of the dash.

Now I'm afraid to do the passenger side due to fuel lines.


Justin
1986 Black SS
350 L05 - Hooker Longtubes - FlowMaster True Dual 2.5" - Electric Cutouts - Electric Fans - Transcooler
#1049967 - 04/15/17 01:08 AM Re: Witness Me! [Re: Witness86SS]  
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I hammered the floor as flat as possible by jacking my sledgehammer up to the floor and then hammering it flat with my regular hammer.
I ground down all the edges and stripped off the paint.
Cut the patch to match and drilled several holes around the edge to plug weld it.
Cut a few tabs to bend down into the areas that didn't flatten.
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Patch and welds work pretty good. Forgot to take a pic of it with epoxy paint. much cleaner with paint.
Ran out of epoxy paint so I have to wait to hit it with some sealant goop.

I know what floor worms means now. I'm spotting little holes here and there like i had worms eating the metal.

I took the kids out in her tonight. My son was screaming "I don't want to die!" while I never took it over 45.
Highest praise I've ever had for my car =)


Justin
1986 Black SS
350 L05 - Hooker Longtubes - FlowMaster True Dual 2.5" - Electric Cutouts - Electric Fans - Transcooler
#1049977 - 04/15/17 03:34 AM Re: Witness Me! [Re: Witness86SS]  
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I used a steering shaft from a older cherokee in my 84 and it bolted right in . Similar lookin shaft though. Makes the cars steering feel much nicer


84ss current restoration
86 ss gone
85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1050060 - 04/17/17 02:09 PM Re: Witness Me! [Re: Witness86SS]  
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The patch with paint
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Justin
1986 Black SS
350 L05 - Hooker Longtubes - FlowMaster True Dual 2.5" - Electric Cutouts - Electric Fans - Transcooler
#1050092 - 04/18/17 01:21 AM Re: Witness Me! [Re: Witness86SS]  
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Keep up the good work. Bonus points for the son's comments on the Monte


1987 Monte Carlo SS
305 with a 700r4
One wheel peel
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