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Post by chevellelaguna on Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:29 pm

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Wow, somehow got photobucket to work. Got the body off the frame and the firewall cleaned up and primed, have lots if pics, just have to figure this out.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by dynchel on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:36 pm

Very nice. Non a/c box, looks good.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:43 pm

Thanks! non AC car... A lot cleaner under the hood
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:48 pm

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The frame sandblasted and cleaned.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by dynchel on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:58 pm

I'm familliar with the non a/c box, I put my msd box right above it. My '74 even has manual brakes, good for big cams & weight savings. (not so great for stopping lol)
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Post by chevellelaguna on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:01 pm

My 75 Malibu had manual brakes, that was scary at times! I routed my MSD box inside under the dash.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:19 am

Looking good!
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Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:33 pm



Pics of the frame painted, and assembled
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Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:36 pm

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:39 pm

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by driveit on Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:01 pm

Awesome. I need a garage, lift, rotisserie, sand blaster and good compressor.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by switchbiker on Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:56 pm

looking good!
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by thatfnthing on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:21 pm

X2!

When are those from?  Judging by the green grass, those are not recent.  Smile

Where are you in the process now?
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Thanks, took a lot of effort to get to this stage, hopefully get the body back on the frame this summer. It's nice having the equipment too, my wife actually bought me a big compressor, and a blast cabinet. A garage is great too, just expensive to heat in the winter. It's attached to the house so it can be as warm or cool(in the summer) as I need it to be. unfortunately, even a two car garage is never big enough!
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:43 pm

Painted it last fall, running new brake lines now, and the frame will be done!
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by pila on Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:52 pm

Being a '76, you have the 11 inch rear brakes instead of the 9.5 inch.
Nice job on that  Very Happy 

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:10 pm

pila wrote:Being a '76, you have the 11 inch rear brakes instead of the 9.5 inch.
 Nice job on that  Very Happy 
My 76 came with the smaller 9 1/2 drums, not sure if somewhere along its life someone blew up the original rear end.
I swapped in a spare rear end out if a 75 Monte Carlo that had the 11" drums
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:17 pm



Big hole where the floor used to be
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:14 pm

No more hole

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Post by pila on Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:54 pm

Rusted floors seem to be common. Some folks don't close the windows all the time, and if the carpet gets wet very much, the floor is history.

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by Wallyuph on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:43 am

Leaks in windows all around front and rear also and no one knows as water runs down and sits under carpet. Vinyl tops cars are the worst. When you gut out a car start looking at bottom corners in rear section odds are you will see water spots or water trail running down to back seat floor area.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by pila on Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:29 pm

El Caminos are notorious for leaks, on the body seam behind the seat, and the rear window. Some leak, and the rest will too ! Very Happy 

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:20 pm

Water collects in most Elkies in the front Right corner of the bed and the seam sealer on the smuggler's box lid will then leak. JB
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:33 pm

Found the original stripes!
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:04 pm

Good progress this Sunday, got the brake lines routed, flared and painted. I cleaned up the underside of the body, and tapped all the mount holes. Had two broken body mount bolts to remove. Now it's ready for some black bedliner. Going to order my body mount bushing kit from Ground Up. Be ready to set the body back down on the frame... Hopefully by June.
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