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Post by dynchel on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:50 pm

I love all the frame off projects going on around here currently.  Nice work, and congrats on the new house. Drinking Party
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Post by Hawk03 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:34 am

Thanks guys! Its coming along nicely and this month marks a year since we started on it.
The garage on the new house isn't as large as I would have liked and will be tight trying to work on anything but I'll make it work.  Neutral 
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Post by Hawk03 on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:46 pm

I go some round gauges and put some white faces on them. I also installed a volt meter where the amp gauge was and an oil pressure gauge where the clock went.







Next step is to paint the bezel red. I'm hoping that the all the gauges work especially the tach but I'm not holding my breath. I bought a new circut board for them but I won't find out if anything works for a while.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:24 am

Nice job!  What size & brand of the small gauges did you get?  Kind of hard to find good ones that will work w/ the factory acrylic.
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Post by Hawk03 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:15 pm

Thanks the white gauage faces are pretty easy to put on, just have to have patience. I put in an electric oil pressure gauge and voltmeter from Sunpro (I painted the chrome rings black). They look good and I almost want to update the fuel and temp gauges but I am going to hold off for now. The acrylic is missing on the fuel gauge side but I don't see any issues with the aftermarket gauges hitting the bezel. I haven't tried them in the car but everything lines up pretty good.
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I used a dremmel cut off wheel and cut the amp gauge out and did the same thing to the bracket that held the clock in.

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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:35 am

77mali wrote:Nice job!  What size & brand of the small gauges did you get?  Kind of hard to find good ones that will work w/ the factory acrylic.

Just about any 2 1/16" gauges will work behind the acrylic if you remove the glass face and trim ring.  I've had Sun and Auto Meter in there previously, and now run VDOs and a Nordskog.  None gave me any fitment trouble.
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Post by impalamonte on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:06 am

Hawk03...when you get to Indy..look me up.  My car is posted in the " Bumper Tuck" thread.
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Post by Hawk03 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:10 am

impalamonte wrote:Hawk03...when you get to Indy..look me up.  My car is posted in the " Bumper Tuck" thread.

That's cool! I am in Indy but my car is still in Iowa. It probably won't be until next year (I hope I don't have to say that again) until my car gets down here. Glad I know who to go to to tuck my bumpers (your's look good!)  Smile 
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Post by Hawk03 on Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:08 pm

Did some painting over the weekend. Used SEM products and followed Wally's instructions from here: http://www.g3gm.com/t5617-painting-interior-plastic

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I am really pleased how it turned out, you would never know it was painted and didn't come like that from factory. It excites me to start on the rest of the interior pieces.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:21 pm

Looks great! Color looks pretty true to factory Firethorn Red. Which SEM color is that?
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Post by dynchel on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:06 am

Mcarlo77 wrote:Looks great!  Color looks pretty true to factory Firethorn Red.  Which SEM color is that?
Yes please tell, my moms '76 camaro has its original firethorn interior that is badly faded & could use a freshen up.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:20 am

Nice job. SEM makes good products.

Does your wife suspect the cutting board is missing? Wink
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Post by Hawk03 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:12 am

Thanks! Yep that's Firethorn Red. I will have to wait until I go back to my parents to see how good of a match it is with the factory dash but it seems close. I used about a can but I think that is mostly my amateur techniques. It's kinda hard to get the paint in the crevasses without it running. I put a few coats of the low luster clear on it too.

I ordered everything from TPC Global. Cheap shipping and received it in a few days.


77mali wrote:Nice job.  SEM makes good products.

Does your wife suspect the cutting board is missing? Wink

Ha! Somebody has to use it...
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:40 am

Nice job. Like I said it has worked well for me over the years. Just getting harder to find the SEM products on local shelves now days. I think Summit racing sells them also.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:21 am

I haven't done an exhaustive search around the Twin Cities, but only place I've found that Carries it is Welle Auto. Just ordered a can of Satin Black online. Shipped to my door, it was no more expensive than what they charge...and, I didn't have to drive 50 miles roundtrip to get it.
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Post by Hawk03 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:17 pm

I went to O'Reilly's to order the paint and spoke with the manger who said he would order the stuff and call me when it was going to be in. He never called me. I guess he didn't think my money was green enough for them.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:42 pm

I called my local O'Reilly Auto and the guy had no clue. Had to repeat myself three times and finally spell it for him. Looked in his computer and said ”nope”!
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Post by 77mali on Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:20 pm

Ha! That's "S" as in Sam, "E" as in Ellen and "M" as in Mary ... P_A_I_N_T.

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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:35 am

Mcarlo77 wrote:I called my local O'Reilly Auto  and the guy had no clue.  Had to repeat myself three times and finally spell it for him.  Looked in his computer and said ”nope”!

If they've never heard of SEM, they're not car guys.
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Post by Hawk03 on Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:52 pm

Had the first start up this weekend. Need to install some tubes to connect the exhaust then we should be able to keep it running.

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Post by Hawk03 on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:46 am

I've been able to work on the car a couple of times over the last month, did a lot of small stuff. I got gauges wired (they work), installed a new wiring harness for the front lights since the other one wasn't all that good. Installed new throttle cable, connected the wires for the A/C and some other stuff. Hung the doors and put a fender on to look to see what the stance would look like, might have to lower the front more. I ordered a white face for the A/C & heater unit which should pull the dash together. I think it will look good with my red and white interior. I also brought back some interior pieces to paint over the winter.   



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Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by dynchel on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:04 pm

Looking good. Thumbs up
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:50 pm

Ditto, it's coming along.

I wouldn't worry about the front ride height yet -- you still have a lot more weight to put back on it like the hood and front bumper, so it will drop a little more yet. Get it all back together first, then see if it's too high.
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Post by dynchel on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:53 pm

I agree, my friend installed "mystery" springs he got for free in his trans am.  It sat too high so we cut them, two months later it was borderline to low.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:08 pm

Does this mean you finally have it in Iowa with you ?? Or still in Indy, either way progress is progress starting to come together for ya !!
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