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Post by driveit on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:40 am

The next show is coming up soon!
http://www.somernitescruise.org/june.html

Ok.  So here's the list of to do's before the show.

- Install new weatherstripping!
- Still need drivers side center seat belt piece from my parts car.
- A little more touch up paint.
- Clean and paint floor.
- Touch up engine bay.
- Sink in rear bumper.
- Install bolt on hood scoop.
- Wash car for first time in years!!!

If anyone wants to help, come on down!


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Post by driveit on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:11 am

Ok, crossing off a few things on the list.  Not enough done yet.  

I did get to sink in the rear bumper.  Wish it would have went about 1/2 more, but looks a lot better.  Touched up some paint in the engine bay.  

Ran into problems with the seat belt again.  I spent about 3 hours working on it Friday evening as I couldn't get the one out of my 75.  I beat it out of the holey floor with a hammer and jack handle then ground the bolt off with a grinder then retrieved another bolt from a truck.  Got ready to put the donor belt in and tested it to make sure it would lock together with the 74 and it didn't. klasdjfkafhdskfsdcjds

OK, so either I take the retracting part out of the 75 as well or I find another belt for under the seat.  I guess I need one from a 74 that's black.  HELP!

Yesterday I was able to get the top part of the spedo cable on and found that most of my dash bulbs were burned out so I bought some of those to put it.  Maybe when I get those in I will have dash lights and a spedo that works!!!
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Post by Bruisr on Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:36 pm

What kind of hood scoop are you putting on, I'm tossed between a pro stock style, 4 in. cowl, or the Ever elusive 73 firebird twin scoops.  I like how they come flush to the tip of the hood. Ever since I saw Chip Foose graft a 68 chevelle hood onto the surfer el camino, that's what I wanted to do with a 73 firebird.  Do you have a pic of scoop?
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Post by driveit on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:02 pm

I don't know what mine is, but it came off an s10 I once had.  If you have pics of those you were talking about, post em up!
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Post by JB2wheeler on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:25 pm

Personally I like the Thunderbolt scoop, it does not fog up your windshield in the winter like a cowl hood does. JB
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Post by driveit on Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:22 pm

I think I would like the Pontiac hood wonder what it would look like on a Chevelle?
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Post by driveit on Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:29 pm

Today's updates!

Got the seats back in.  
Got the dash painted and back in.
Broke the interior light dimmer off on switch.  Got one? 
Got the turn signal light replaced.
Got the license plate light housing replaced with a new one and a new bulb.
Got the shoulder belt retainer click for the headrest painted and back in.
Got weather stripping installed.
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Post by Bruisr on Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:58 pm

Your really gettin things done, congrats!  My projects are slow moving at best.  But, I keep on pushin.
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Post by driveit on Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:05 pm

I get to work on it maybe one night a week.  But I try and cram as much in as i can.
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Post by driveit on Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:36 am

Not bad, but I think I prefer more of a squared off scoop.  Could change my mind if I saw it on a car though!
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Post by driveit on Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:58 am

Update:

Talked to a guy in town about redoing the exhaust.  I don't care for how it exits the back.  I am going to have him cut out about 3 foot of pipe and install two angle cut stainless tips that exit out the side behind the rear wheels rather than out the back.  Headed there after work!

Kinda like this one.  He is going to angle cut them so that they exit flush with the body!



Picked up some bolts for the back of the front seat got the bolts in but not tightened down.

Got the hood scoop on and painted!!!

I like it ok, it was one that I had from an old s10 hood that I bought years ago.  Hopefully I will have some pics tomorrow.


Things still left to do before the show.

Seatbelt!!! Still missing.
Exhaust tips.
Clean and paint floor.
Tighten down seat bolts.
Touch up paint and clean the car!
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Post by 77mali on Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:15 pm

Pics????

WE LIKE PICS...

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Post by driveit on Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:51 am

Sorry, didn't get the pics taken.  It was getting dark as I finished the last coat of paint for the night.  I did however get the following done.

Repainted the top, trunk lid, hood, side mirror and underneath side of the hood.
Cleaned all interior glass and chrome ( completed by my beautiful wife)
Got dirt and other unknown debris in my back seat ( completed by my 3 year old son)

Got New Exhaust tips installed.  They exit at an angle out behind the rear wheels and are cut on a 45 to match the body.
They sound awesome.  I didn't realize how much it would change the sound.  Made it just a bit louder which is what I had hoped for.  Was just too quiet before!


Things still to do before the show on Saturday.
Clean and paint floors.
Tighten down seat bolts.
Wash and shine everything possible!
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Post by driveit on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:17 pm

Friday night I washed the car in preparation for the cruise, but didn't do a very good job. Saturday morning I got up and went to work on the Chevelle. Cleaned and shined the wheels and tires. The interior was pretty clean so I didn't worry about it too much. I masked off the quarter panels and primed and painted a block to cover up some of my in progress body work until I could get back to it. I am not in love with it but it does look better than bare metal, scratches and uneven spots of filler. Hopefully I can post some pics tonight of my progress.

Car show was awesome, but cold. There were two G3 Pontiacs, one Olds and four Chevelles. The were three 74's and one 73 Chevelle. Two were from Indiana and two were local. I talked to the owner of the 73 and he told me that he bought the car in New Mexico and drove there to pick it up. Said it took him 25 hours one way. It was the nicest G3 I have ever seen in person and all original.
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Post by Brainstain on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:04 pm

Sooooo.. We need pics.

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Post by driveit on Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:24 pm

Didn't get any from the show as I forgot my cam, But I will get some of mine tonight if at all possible.
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Post by driveit on Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:26 am

Here is one of the 74's that made it to the last show. I have never been able to catch this guy, but he is always there.

It has a 502 fuel injected motor in it.

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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:38 am

Thats a beautiful and practical well thought out machine. JB
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:19 pm

driveit wrote:Here is one of the 74's that made it to the last show.  I have never been able to catch this guy, but he is always there.
I don't suppose it's those people sitting in the chairs behind it...
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Post by driveit on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:48 pm

Nope. I talked to them! Smile
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Post by driveit on Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:26 pm

Pic from the last show.
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Post by bitterfitter on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:11 pm

Does that car have a spoiler on the trunk? If so, it doesn't look that bad. I actually kinda like it.

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Post by 77mali on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:52 pm

While your at it Driveit- do you have any pics or P/N# for your "after muffler" exhaust set up?  Kinda diggin that look coming off the back of the wheel.
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