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#940748 - 07/31/12 05:50 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Got the trim on around the back window

then I started mocking up the B&M shifter so that I can make a bracket that will allow it to fit in the factory location

I also got the heat delete plate on and notched out a small section of it for the bolt that I used to mount the heater and did some grinding on the firewall so that I could put stainless bolts on for the pedal assembly.

I plan on running all stainless bolts on the car and I went to fastenal to try to find a stainless bolt like the ones that hold on the heater but didnt have any luck. Does anyone know where I could possibly find these in stainless?
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#940786 - 07/31/12 11:38 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Here is a couple of ideas on the fasteners. Good luck on finding stainless. JMO- I wouldn't use standard stainless fastener on anything that will see alot of stress. Stainless is used mostly for corrosion protection, most stainless fastener are only as strong as a grade 5 bolt. ARP Fastener makes super strong stainless bolts. Below are a couple of other suppliers that you can check out:
Master- Carr Supply
http://shop.northlandfasteners.com/main.sc
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#940864 - 08/01/12 09:06 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: miker82]
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Thanks for the info and the link miker. There wont be much stress on the delete plate so stainless shouldnt be an issue there. I figured itd be a dead end trying to find them but if theres anybody that knows there probably on this site. I was just hoping to find a stainless version of that bolt mainly because I think it'll look nice. But if I don't have any luck I'll just drill and tap all of the holes.
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#951639 - 11/13/12 07:56 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Got the bracket made for the B&M shifter and modified the shifter cover so that it will fit. Now I'm waiting to get 4th gear cut into the gate plate I bought since I'm going to be running a 4 speed reverse pattern. Once that comes in I'll be able to bolt it down and make sure there are no issues with the shift cable.

I also began working on the dash. For awhile I was considering getting a cover for it but instead I decided to fiberglass it.



I completely filled in the defroster vents and once I get the rest of the dash fiberglassed I am going to cut out just what is needed for the new vents that came with the heater setup I bought. I'm also going to be smoothing out the rest of the dash pieces so that everything matches.
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#953061 - 11/26/12 01:22 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Got the dash fiberglassed and sanded and then cut the holes out for the defroster vents. Now I just need to mount the vents then spread some icing over the low spots and get it ready to primer then paint.


Edited by MonteCarloSS8812 (12/03/12 11:38 AM)
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#953993 - 12/03/12 11:37 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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I decided to use spray foam to hold the vents in place so that I don't have to have any more holes in the dash, plus it will act as an insulator.

Got the foam shaved down.

I also countersunk the holes so that the screws will be flush with the dash once its mounted.
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#956715 - 12/26/12 05:52 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Damn man, can you help me with my interior please???? lol. I really would love to get a heater setup like yours to clean up my engine bay to make my LSX implant look just that much better. How much did that run you if you dont mind letting us know?
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#957481 - 01/03/13 10:13 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Looks great so far!
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#957787 - 01/07/13 11:23 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: 93lt1s10]
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Lol its a summit heater. I bought it and a defroster kit. The part numbers are SUM-991102-1 and SUM-991104, it ended costing around $200 to my door which was definitely worth it. I also got the heat delete plate and drip tray to help give it a cleaner look in the engine bay.
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#957791 - 01/07/13 11:40 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: Bagnut]
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Thanks Bagnut, your car looks like its coming along good too. Can't wait to see the finished product.


Edited by MonteCarloSS8812 (01/08/13 10:42 AM)
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#957796 - 01/07/13 12:51 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Spread a coat of icing over the whole dash then sanded it smooth and double checked to make sure that everything still fit in the dash.

Then I primed the dash and it'll stay in primer for awhile until I figure out where I'll be mounting a few toggle switches and what radio and gauges to run.

I also put my 350 in so I can start mocking up where I want to plumb the water lines for the heater and the wiring for the engine bay.
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#959580 - 01/23/13 12:43 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Nice work bro.What kinda wheels on your car?
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#959618 - 01/23/13 10:35 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Thanks man. They are American Racing TorqLite wheels, unfortunately they were discontinued a couple years ago.
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#959669 - 01/23/13 06:17 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Oh they are,DAMN!
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#959706 - 01/23/13 11:10 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Yeah your telling me! I want the same wheels I have now but in 18's instead of 17's. I've been keeping my eye out for a set or some different 18's but haven't had anything catch my attention yet. Atleast not anything without a ridiculous price tag on it.
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#959881 - 01/25/13 04:31 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Would you sell yours?
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#960114 - 01/28/13 10:35 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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I sent you a pm about the wheels.
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#960121 - 01/28/13 10:50 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Originally Posted By: MonteCarloSS8812
Yeah your telling me! I want the same wheels I have now but in 18's instead of 17's. I've been keeping my eye out for a set or some different 18's but haven't had anything catch my attention yet. Atleast not anything without a ridiculous price tag on it.


Im in the same exact boat as you. I'd love to have my tracstars in wider 18's with some different offsets, but they don't make them anymore.

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#960980 - 02/04/13 08:47 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Began the final sanding on the dash over the weekend and checked again to make sure that everything still fits and lines up. I also blocked off the original vents then sanded them smooth.
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#961200 - 02/06/13 11:04 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Very cool! With all that work I would have assumed you'd try and do something to modernize the way the stock shadow box looks on the dash! She's coming along though
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#961248 - 02/07/13 03:17 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Thanks! It definitely crossed my mind to mold the shadow box in. I may change my mind again but for now the plan is to keep the outside of the box as is and change the inside by getting rid of the vent and the dummy lights and throwing in some autometer gauges.
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#965541 - 03/18/13 04:50 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Finally got a free day to work on the car again. Awhile back I purchased an aftermarket cig lighter and I got that mounted inside of the center console to free up room in the dash to eventually install a in-dash touch screen. Over the weekend I ran the wire to the console and began building new door harnesses using the original plugs and clips with the new wire from Painless. I got the power windows and locks wired up to the fuse block. Only thing left as far as the doors go is running power to the relay for the door locks since the relay wasn't figured into Painless Harness' wiring schematics. I also got the heater wired to the fuse block. I know how much everyone on the site likes pictures (myself included) so heres one..

There is still a lot of wiring to do but its getting there a little bit at a time. Next will be the steering column.
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#966387 - 03/25/13 11:30 AM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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Over the weekend I got the steering column wired up. Then I installed two bulkhead fittings on the firewall so that I can run coolant lines to the heater. The line will be braided but I put this rubber hose over the fitting just to get an idea of what it will look like.

After that I went out to the parts car and started robbing a few parts off of it so that I could mock up the firewall before I eventually paint it red. Then I began running wire through the firewall. (My goal is to keep as many wires hidden as possible in the engine compartment) The wires for the front clip are coming through the firewall at a point near the hole for the e-brake cable then they will go inside of the fender up to the core support. The plan for the remaining wires is for them to come through the lower center section of the firewall.

After mocking up the firewall and finding a few more holes that I will need to weld shut I put the pedals back in the car, ran the ductwork for the heater, and then mocked up all of the wiring that will be running under the dash. Then I mounted the new heater switch where the switch for the rear defrost used to be.
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#966391 - 03/25/13 12:38 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: MonteCarloSS8812]
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The fire wall looks really clean without the hvac box and all the factory stuff there. looking good
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#966408 - 03/25/13 05:14 PM Re: 86 SS resto/mod Project Ketchup [Re: SKIDMARK]
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Originally Posted By: SKIDMARK
The fire wall looks really clean without the hvac box and all the factory stuff there. looking good

Thanks, that was the goal. Your car is coming along good too, keep up the good work!
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