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#850657 - 01/31/11 01:56 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: Hey-O]  
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Originally Posted By: Hey-O
It was a fan Lance ! What happened !!!



I can't wait to see what happens when it's time to do a brake job...Next thing you know, C5 spindles, tubular upper and lower arms...


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#850674 - 01/31/11 03:23 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SS Ninja]  
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Eh, I'm real good at taking things apart, cleaning up and painting them, then putting back together.

Where I suffer...is breaking out the wallet to buy new parts...


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#850691 - 01/31/11 04:29 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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See, I'm the opposite. I love buying new parts, but I'm terrible at cleaning them. lmao

By the way, I was researching wire looms today and saw your setup along with a link; That's definitely the style and brand that I'll be going with, thanks!


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#850692 - 01/31/11 04:42 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: 1 Slow SS]  
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Now I see what happens when you have a lift!! poke
Good job Lance, I'll be looking forward to the 'after' shots.

#851825 - 02/06/11 02:21 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: 84 ZZ4]  
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Got a little bit more disassembly and cleaning done today













Just a little bit more clean up of the whiskers, welds and surface rust with a small grinder and she'll be ready for some paint.

Then it's on to the parts... Man, there are a LOT of parts to clean and paint...


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#851831 - 02/06/11 02:45 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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mmmmm, nice and clean...looks great


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#851835 - 02/06/11 02:50 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: pazzo1969]  
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Lance that looks great! But why don't you pull the front clip to get the rest that nice?


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#851837 - 02/06/11 02:58 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: 1 Slow SS]  
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Because...this is just an EXTENSION OF AN ELECTRIC FAN INSTALL!!!! laugh


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#851839 - 02/06/11 03:00 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Originally Posted By: SSLance
Because...this is just an EXTENSION OF AN ELECTRIC FAN INSTALL!!!! laugh


WELL THEN CHANGE THE WATER PUMP TOO!!!! poke


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#851842 - 02/06/11 03:06 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: 1 Slow SS]  
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lol... I really didn't plan on tearing the front suspension off, but it was SUPER nasty and even looked worse the more I took off around it.

Have I mentioned lately how much I HATE undercoating?

All pulling the front clip off would let me get too better is the top of the frame horns up front, and you can't see those anyway...so it wouldn't help that much and just be that more extra work I didn't plan on doing anyway.


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#851844 - 02/06/11 03:09 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Bet its gonna look pretty nice when its all done Lance. yup

I really need to do that to my car also.


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#851846 - 02/06/11 03:16 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: MY FYN 79]  
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I hope so Jeremy. Most of it won't really show that much, but in order to get to the parts that will show, you have to tear just about everything else apart anyway, so why not just do it all.

I wouldn't wish this kind of cleaning on anyone though. It is NOT fun. I put about 6 hard hours into it just today, and it is nasty work. Hopefully the hard part is just about over.


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#851867 - 02/06/11 04:43 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Keep at it Lance, you'll be glad once it all done. It'll be so nice that if you get caught in the rain you'll be home wiping it all down with a microfiber cloth. Just funnin' ya.

Attention to small details under the hood usually go unnoticed by 99% of the people that look under the hood, it's the 1% that are the reward.

Little survey for Lance: Who thinks he needs to install a stainless brake line set up front before he reinstalls the engine? Wwwaaayyy easier now.
Sorry Lance!
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#851868 - 02/06/11 05:01 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Looks great man. Are you going with the eastwood chassis black again?
I'm going to be reaching about the same point by next weekend (hopefully) on our 442. Not a fun job, but definitely worth the results.

Got a jeep steering shaft yet? laugh

#851889 - 02/06/11 12:51 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Thanks everyone, the compliments help ease the pain of my aching arms this morning.

The frame will be Eastwood Chassis black for sure. What I haven't decided yet is what color to paint the steering and suspension components? With all of them painted black, it all kind of blends together. I'm trying to decide what all I can paint another color to maybe have it stand out a bit, without looking gawdy?

What I've thought about doing is painting it all black, but replacing all the hardware with Grade 8 hardware, just for a little bit of color offset in there. Other choice is to paint the steering box, brake backing plates, and maybe the center link and tie rods cast metal color while leaving everything else black. Decisions decisions...



And Bob, I destroyed the front brake lines taking them off, so new stainless front lines are already on the list. wink And the Jeep steering shaft is supposed to be here on Tuesday.


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#851895 - 02/06/11 01:57 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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It looks great Lance ! Paint it all black like it was from the factory . Accent paint the shocks , dust cover and calibers ….. Nice fan … LOL


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#851900 - 02/06/11 02:48 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: Hey-O]  
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#852885 - 02/10/11 07:42 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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I've been working on the small loose parts this week, getting them blasted and painted.

Today was the day to take these...







and spend several hours in the blast cabinet turning them into these....







I was going to attempt to press out the bushings and drill the ball joints and replace them myself...but on second thought, I think I'll just take them to someone to get them done.

I've got a whole day scheduled to work on the car this weekend, so hopefully I can get the frame finished up and painted. Then I can start bolting back on all of the freshly painted loose parts...


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#852896 - 02/10/11 09:18 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Nice looking arms after the blaster. I did my own ball joints. It wasn't to bad with a good kit. That will look great when done.


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#852904 - 02/10/11 09:53 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: 406monte]  
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Nothing looks better then dirt and rust free parts . I had mine done to after I painted everything . The best part of working on my car now is no dirt and grease …..


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#852905 - 02/10/11 09:56 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: Hey-O]  
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Lance your doing a great job man, keep up the great work! Oh by the way when your sick of the car I get first dibs!!!LOL


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#853976 - 02/15/11 08:49 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: 1 Slow SS]  
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So, last weekend, I hit all of the frame parts with an abrasive disc to clean up the majority of the weld splatter, whiskers and surface rust...






Then hit it with a coat of Rust Encapsulator






The majority of the loose parts have been bead blasted and painted. Just the rotors and brakes left to clean up and a few steering components to paint. The frame will get a few coats of Chassis Black then it'll be time to start bolting parts back on.

Sunday evening I cleaned the shop up, organized everything and mainly found all of the nuts and bolts and put them in their respective places. To me, that is the hardest part of doing this, keeping all of the hardware straightened up. Well, that and the nasty job of cleaning everything.

I've also got 3 boxes of new stuff on the way here from Summit. cool


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#853982 - 02/15/11 09:06 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Way to go Lance! All clean parts make a car faster too!
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#854278 - 02/16/11 10:39 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: 84 ZZ4]  
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So if you have 3 boxes of new stuff on the way from Summit that must mean you’ve made up your mind on the springs !! What ever way you go , I know it will be done right !!!!


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#854415 - 02/17/11 04:15 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: Hey-O]  
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I stuck with the drop spindles but am replacing the stock front springs with Moog 5660s. I'll probably get some ZQ8 bumpstops too to help with any rubbing issues if needed after that.


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