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Re: 76 laguna

Post by dynchel on Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:07 pm

Did you buy prebent lines or make your own?
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by riddick75 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:47 pm

looks like my elky is following in your foot steps, by this fall I hope to have it where you do chasis wise. looks great.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by pila on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:27 pm

Sure makes me happy to see folks saving these G3 cars & Elcos  Very Happy 

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:56 pm

Thanks guys! I made my own brake lines, just used 3/16 and 1/4 steel brake line, nothing fancy, painted them rattle can silver, call it done. No mirrors going under this car!
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:01 pm

Looks like my body bushings came from Ground Up, excited cause the body will be able to go back on the frame as soon as I get it coated underneath.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by dynchel on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:21 pm

chevellelaguna wrote:Thanks guys! I made my own brake lines, just used 3/16 and 1/4 steel brake line, nothing fancy, painted them rattle can silver, call it done. No mirrors going under this car!
Have you ever used the ez bend line (made by s.u.r.&r)?  You will never  want to use regular steel line again.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:10 pm

Yes, it's called copper/nickel here, also used that armour covered line as well, the steel flared super easily and bent nicely, the stuff they make nowadays (as far as brake line)is far better to work with than the stuff 20 years ago! I like all of them for various applications. The quality of the flaring tool you use helps as well. The parts store cheapo ones aren't as good as a quality brand name one.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by dynchel on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:41 pm

The plastic fuel line is the cats A$$ also.  I made a plastic line from the fuel pump to the carb with quick disconnects at either end.  Also I have a late model fuel injection fuel filter instead of the paper pos factory one
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:03 pm

Nice, plastic is the way it's going. I ended up getting 1/2 aluminum fuel line, from the tank to the inline filter and -6 to the carb. Just have to order a sender for the tank.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:22 pm

The firewall and A pillars are primed and ready for seam sealer


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Re: 76 laguna

Post by dynchel on Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:53 pm

Nice, are you going to paint the firewall black or body color? My vote is for body color.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:30 pm

LOL. I'm glad you're with me on that decision, I'm going to paint it body color.....black... Just kidding, it's all been black for 20 plus years. I'm going with the original burgundy color. I think I've finally decided on everything under the hood being body color. The hood hinges will be chrome powder-coated, then still not sure about;
1-Wheel houses
2-Master cylinder
3-Brake booster
4-Gas tank
So, thoughts on those.....
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by dynchel on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:34 pm

Master cylinder and booster (even the gas tank) look nice in a grey color IMHO. I would probably do the wheel houses (compartment side) body color, tire side black.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by Darkcalling1 on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:45 pm

I am with Dynchel on that color scheme. Though prob going chrome master cylinder when my time comes.

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:00 pm

Sounds good, I can see it in my mind. Anxious to start painting!
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by pila on Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:59 am

You are really busy !! So what is the name of the burgundy color you are gonna use ? Is it a '76 color?
Just wondering.....

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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:25 am

W37, Looks like GM calls it Mahogany....although the color sheet doesn't do justice to the actual color.

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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:34 pm

Painted the floor today

Next is seam seal the underside and paint it.
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Body mount bushing location

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:17 am

Anyone have a part number listing or image if where the body mount bushings go on the frame? The bushings I have are factory GM, with the steel sleeves. And washer inserts. Apparently it looks as though some are different than others. I'll take some pics tonite after work. I checked the manuals and they don't give where each part number goes specifically on the frame.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by driveit on Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:39 am

Floor looks good. I don't know about where they go, sorry.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:36 pm

This may be of some help. Out of the '77 GM Parts Catalog.







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Re: 76 laguna

Post by driveit on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:44 pm

dynchel wrote:Master cylinder and booster (even the gas tank) look nice in a grey color IMHO. I would probably do the wheel houses (compartment side) body color, tire side black.

Agreed!
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by Hawk03 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:23 pm

I had two different sizes in my kit from OPGI ('72 chevelle convertible). The smaller diameter ones went on the back of the frame for the trunk. The others went in all the other holes and the radiator support. The one without a bolt hole went on top of the frame above the rear wheel wells.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:27 pm

Thanks guys, looks like that's what I need, I called our GM parts guy that we deal with and it looks like with the info that he gave me and what everyone posted I'll be set!! The bushings were so deteriorated when I took the car apart that they just fell apart into nothing. Just wanted to be sure that they go in their perspective location.
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Re: 76 laguna

Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Gas tank is painted....be a shame to put gas in it, probably spill all over! At least it's base clear so it should hold up well!
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