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Post by Jim_Rockford on Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:35 pm

Finally got the whole frame blasted...Next time I'll just pay to have it done..lol sprayed the full thing with Valspar epoxy primer reduced to a sealer.
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stripped the rear end and sealed it.
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and splashed some black Poly on it.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:36 pm

LOOKING GOOD buddy I see your not ready even close to it, for your tail panel LOL

But coming along really well my friend

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:29 am

Well done with all the painting on the frame, flushed out the brake lines and fuel lines and painted em up and started remounting em...
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Post by The Dude on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:08 am

She's coming along nicely. Smile Must be that champagne you're drinking.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:34 am

AAAAHHHHHHHHHH you stole my line Rago, but seriously it is coming along really nice. I think you should take a vacation and then while your here we can take the cutty off frame and do the same thing I would supply all the champagne you could swallow LOL

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:36 am

Limey wrote:I would supply all the champagne you could swallow LOL

W.T.F.

lol!

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:38 am

74MonteCarlo wrote:
Limey wrote:I would supply all the champagne you could swallow LOL

W.T.F.

lol!


Miller High Life the champagne of beers is it's slogan

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Post by The Dude on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:24 am

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:58 pm

Got my bodymounts on the way. A buddy had a new set of NOS rubber mounts for a police car..
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Post by abajc3 on Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:08 pm

700 bucks for that caprice? damn! what was wrong with it?

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:28 pm

Mcarlo77 wrote:I, too, grew up with cars sporting the "California rake" and the handling did suck on most of them. But, I remember a neighbor who had a silver/blk '69 Nova SS with the "rake" and, if any car looked good with that stance, it was that Nova! To this day, I drool over the thoughts of that car!

LOL we called that the stink bug stance..lol It was a sign the owner had no clue.

abajc3 wrote:700 bucks for that caprice? damn! what was wrong with it?

It was ugly as hell..lol I have been to Koper Slovenia back in the mid 90's when I was in the Navy.
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Post by Jim_Rockford on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:15 am

Body is back on the frame, and The engine is test fitted.

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Thanks to D I have nice new body mounts...
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Doing a major cleaning up on the garage I slid Melba taost over to the side some more So I can do some engine swapping on my trucks.
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I also Broke two on my harbor freight moving dollies..lol They where holding alot more than the 1,000lb capacity limit when they let go. So I patched em up and made em bionic.
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Started drilling out the inner bucket seat mounts I cut out of the 94 caprice... The new Harbor freight sport weld cutter is the bomb.
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took about maybe 5 min.
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Post by The Dude on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:10 am

Harbor Freight stuff in general is the bomb. I've used their $25 sawzall to cut through exhaust, aluminum, an old privacy fence, & even small trees. That tool alone converted me over & now I shop there for most of my tools.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:12 pm

hey got a chance at a 79 caprice 2dr with 80k and cold air no rust car for $1200

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Post by Jedediah on Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:52 pm

I bought a harbor frieht grinder put a cutting wheel on it and five minutes later it was smoken.. Every one i have bought has crapped out on me. Even the secound grinder on the same project then i barrowed one from work and got the job done.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:15 pm

The quality of Harbor Freight items seems to be hit or miss; depending on the item. I usually stick to specialized tools that I wouldn't expect to use more than a few times and don't want to spend more than I have to on them.

By the way, ever wonder what that funky smell is when you walk inside a Harbor Freight store? Chinese rubber. I sold molded and extruded rubber products for years and some of our products came from China. Something they do (or rather, don't do) in their processing that causes this smell. I lost several customers because they just couldn't tolerate the odor on their assembled products. There...how's that for a bit of worthless trivia?!
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Post by Jim_Rockford on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:51 am

I have a cheap chinese grinder I got from northern, ever since I have had it it sounded like it had rocks in the gearbox..lol Bad thing is after a few years of use its starting to quiet down a little.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:02 am

LMFAO I love the sign on the wall Razz

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Post by itis34 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:59 am

I have never seen anyone else have an engine walker like that! My brother has one and it works awesome! Is that a tool that you've had for a while or did you recently get that? My brother's was loned out to someone who cut the end bracket off of one of the cables, so he made a new bracket and used 2 cable clamps to hold it in place. But I know he would like to have a new one that is not all jacked up. I think his came from a Carlisle swap meet from back in the 80's and we haven't seen another one since then.

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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:19 am

I got one. They are pretty much a standard when trying to remove an engine being as cheap as they are to buy. Of course there's always the old A frame set up and also the come-along tied to a tree, but those aren't really as easy/safe.
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Post by pila on Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:42 pm

So far, I've had good luck with the few Harbor Freight I have, like a small router and an electric plane, and a 650 ft lb impact wrench. My 4 inch grinder is a serious tool though, a Porter Cable. Doesn't pay off to buy a cheap grinder.

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Post by maliburacinfreak on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:09 am

any new progress on this thing? i wanna see it completed!

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:55 pm

Naa I've been out of work for 14 months and slowing getting back into it and the weather is warming up...I did however buy this...

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Post by maliburacinfreak on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:38 am

that one looks pretty damn sweet! i hope it doesnt make you give up on the other one though, after all the work youve put into it already. ive always liked these cars. a buddy has a 77 2dr caprice that he refuses to sell me, yet hes too damn lazy to do anything with it. been sitting close to 10 years now, im sure it will just sit and rot away. Sad

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Post by 77mali on Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:24 pm

Is it an 84? (had an 84 Olds 88 four door cousin once).
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