G3GM
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Hawk03 Redo

Page 6 of 6 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:42 pm

thatfnthing wrote:Man, that car looks good!  Nice work!

The white panels and seats make a great contrast, but making sure they stay white would keep me awake at night. Smile

Thanks! There's plenty of ways to clean the white if it gets dirty. Everything but the seats are painted so if its too bad, I can just touch it up Very Happy

g3chevy - I finally installed the tilt column! The hybrid shaft was the key and it works great. There is one issue though. There is a squeak in the lower part of the column when turning. It sounds like a bad bushing type squeal, so I'm guessing something needs to be greased. There is a slight grind feeling too. Any ideas?

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20190914
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20190913
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20190915
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by g3chevy on Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:35 pm

I think on 76 and 77 model steering columns they used a plastic retainer and bushing setup. If I remember correctly this was a 75 column so it may have actual ball bearings and a metal race and bushing assembly. With it installed you can spray it clean with a can of brake cleaner and if you have a needle attachment for your grease gun you can inject grease back into the bearings and it should operate smoothly. You can do the same with the newer style plastic bushing as well. Another option is to remove the intermediate shaft and remove the bearing/bushing assembly from the end of the steering column while still installed in the vehicle then clean and grease it on the bench. Hope this helps. If you have any issues after that send me a PM and I'll give you my cell and we can figure out either way.

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Grease10
g3chevy
g3chevy
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 25

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by testpilot61 on Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:02 am

What gages did you install? They look great. Were you able to use the existing holes in the dash for your gages?
Thanks,
Jerry Harman
testpilot61

testpilot61
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 3

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:49 pm

g3chevy wrote:I think on 76 and 77 model steering columns they used a plastic retainer and bushing setup. If I remember correctly this was a 75 column so it may have actual ball bearings and a metal race and bushing assembly. With it installed you can spray it clean with a can of brake cleaner and if you have a needle attachment for your grease gun you can inject grease back into the bearings and it should operate smoothly. You can do the same with the newer style plastic bushing as well. Another option is to remove the intermediate shaft and remove the bearing/bushing assembly from the end of the steering column while still installed in the vehicle then clean and grease it on the bench. Hope this helps. If you have any issues after that send me a PM and I'll give you my cell and we can figure out either way.

Thanks! That helps and it does feel like ball bearings. I will have to dig into it in a few weeks.

testpilot61 wrote:What gages did you install? They look great. Were you able to use the existing holes in the dash for your gages?
Thanks,
Jerry Harman
testpilot61

Thank you! I have Autometer electric fuel, volts, temp and oil pressure gauges. The speedo and tach are factory with a white overlay. I had to widen the holes in the bezel to make the gauges fit. I also had to cut the gauge bracket to make it fit. I made my own wiring harness too.

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20180413
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20180211
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20180411
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:06 pm

Installed the rear coilovers. I might adjust the shocks to stiffen the ride some but it rides good with no adjustment.

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20191011
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20191010
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20191012
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by thatfnthing on Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:10 pm

That looks fantastic!
thatfnthing
thatfnthing
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 65

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by impalamonte on Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:54 am

Lookin' good!! Thumbs up
impalamonte
impalamonte
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 14

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by g3chevy on Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:26 am

Wow, that gives it a great stance!
g3chevy
g3chevy
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 25

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Sat May 16, 2020 10:27 am

A few updates.

Installed a couple of fuse panels, one switched and one with power all the time. Link to process is here: https://www.g3gm.com/t12091-additional-fuse-panel
Installed them in the passenger side kick panel.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20191211

Since I had the additional fuse panels, I could start adding some add ons. I installed an alarm system with power door locks with the remote. I also added a power and remote trunk release. I installed door looms on each side to run the wires. https://www.g3gm.com/t12574-door-jamb-boot-install
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200437

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200416

I added DRL lights to the front parking lights. When the key is turned to IGN, the lights are white, when the parking/head lights are activated, the lights are amber and flash amber when the turn signal is activated. thatfnthing deserves the credit for figuring out and diagramming the wiring schematics, as well as putting up with my questions and miscues during the process. It included adding relays and flasher for each side and cutting into the factory wiring. Below are the relays and flashers, which I installed above the drivers side kick panel.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200435

I added some aluminum tape to the parking light housing and made clear lenses.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200433

I didn't realize the housings were different between years. I think my front bumper is a 74 or 75 and my original bumper was a 77. The 77 housing is on the right.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200434

The lights function like I want them to although I will be switching out the lights for more of a light bar type DRL that is found on newer cars. The current white lights are not as bright as I was hoping.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200431
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200430

I decided it was time to install my new/used dash pad. I had to repair a crack in the pad and paint the dash firethorn red and then paint the lower part to freshen the color. (pictures of dash repair and paint are on a different page, repair is here https://www.g3gm.com/t11862-dash-pad-repair)
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200436

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200516


Added some 4x6 speakers to the dash bracket.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200517
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200518


I greased the steering column bearings which were really dry. Should help with the grind when turning the car.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200519


This is how it currently sits. I'm just waiting on some warmer/non-rainy weather to paint the lower ducts and I should be able to button it up. I painted the vents black, which I think gives the dash a cleaner look.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200520
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200521
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200522


I'm also in process of adding a new package tray and adding a white piece of vinyl under the rear window. I will be removing the tint as well since its really old. At some point I will have more installed but that won't be until the pandemic is over and things are back to normal.
I'm going to apply some vinyl to the cardboard package tray and paint to match the dash.
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200523
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200525



I have a few random things to work on and finish as well so I'll hopefully have things finished soon.


Last edited by Hawk03 on Sat May 16, 2020 1:23 pm; edited 1 time in total
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by g3chevy on Sat May 16, 2020 12:04 pm

Great info Hawk! But it looks like several of your pictures are not showing up in the post. Its just showing the link. I also tried viewing in another browser and got the same results.
g3chevy
g3chevy
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 25

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Sat May 16, 2020 1:25 pm

g3chevy wrote:Great info Hawk! But it looks like several of your pictures are not showing up in the post. Its just showing the link. I also tried viewing in another browser and got the same results.

Thanks! I tried linking the pictures from my Google account but that didn't work. Thanks for the info on the bearing, as you can see it was completely dry.
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by g3chevy on Sat May 16, 2020 4:48 pm

Oh dang! That is bone dry. Were you able to grease it and make it rotate smoothly?
g3chevy
g3chevy
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 25

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Sat May 16, 2020 6:36 pm

g3chevy wrote:Oh dang! That is bone dry. Were you able to grease it and make it rotate smoothly?

Yes I did. I used an angled pick tool to pack the grease down through the bearing. It took a lot of grease and time to pack it down but its better now. I compared the noise and rotation to my old column (I had them side by side) and its a little louder, probably due to one using the bearing vs rubber bushing, but I won't how good it is until I drive it.
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by thatfnthing on Sun May 17, 2020 2:05 pm

Hawk03 wrote:I added DRL lights to the front parking lights. When the key is turned to IGN, the lights are white, when the parking/head lights are activated, the lights are amber and flash amber when the turn signal is activated. thatfnthing deserves the credit for figuring out and diagramming the wiring schematics, as well as putting up with my questions and miscues during the process.

I am always happy to help, but I just kind of got you started and then just kibitzed a bit. You did all the heavy lifting, and did a fine job of it! Thumbs up
thatfnthing
thatfnthing
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 65

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by impalamonte on Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm

Hawk....great work! You have been putting in some time on the project !!

thatfhthing ....has helped me on more than several occasions with wiring too. He knows his stuff !!
impalamonte
impalamonte
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 14

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Wed May 20, 2020 7:31 pm


impalamonte wrote:Hawk....great work! You have been putting in some time on the project !!

 thatfhthing ....has helped me on more than several occasions with wiring too. He knows his stuff !!

Thanks guys! I'm glad we have specialists here to help on projects. I would have never been able to figure out the DRLs or the fuse panel on my own.

This pandemic is allowing me a lot of time to work on projects I've been trying to get to for the past few years. I do one thing then go down a rabbit hole to finish another few other things. I'm just glad I bought everything I needed over the past couple of years so its on hand. I need it to stop raining and warm up so I can start painting things so I can reinstall them.

Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by g3chevy on Wed May 20, 2020 10:20 pm

Hawk, you should move down here to Houston. It was 95 degrees today and no rain. I was sweating like a billy goat in a pepper patch working on my Camino. It's just too darn early for summer weather! Maybe we can send some of this up to you.
g3chevy
g3chevy
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 25

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Tue May 26, 2020 7:24 pm

I updated my dash emblem to match the colors of the interior, the wood grain looked out of place. I first tried to paint the boarder black but I didn't think it flowed as well as matching it to the dash.

Before
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20190818
Updated
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200536
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by tropdeprojet on Wed May 27, 2020 9:33 am

Nice work! Everything is perfect.
tropdeprojet
tropdeprojet
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 Empty Re: Hawk03 Redo

Post by Hawk03 on Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:34 am

Its been a long couple months of removing things, cleaning, painting, reinstalling and sometimes repeating the process to correct any issues.

New dash is in and looks great, especially in the sun.  Cool

The trunk was filthy so I cleaned it, painted the whole thing with Eastwood rust encapsulator and carpeted it. I'm glad I don't have to crawl in the trunk again and deal with carpet installs, that's not a fun process. My body is still feeling the effects. I also finished the package tray, installed new rear speakers and painted the speaker grills to match the package tray. I also painted a piece of vinyl the same color as the panels and glued it to the metal strip under the rear window. I painted the rear seat to match the panel colors. I think the interior turned out pretty good. Not sure if I mentioned this before but my front seat belts are from a third gen camaro and the buckles are from a 2002 Cavalier.

I also installed a new headunit and sound system. The headunit has the capability to connect your phone and run Android Auto which gives me the ability to have GPS which also allows me to know my speed using Waze. I can control my apps using the touch screen or by using voice control. I installed a USB port in the console which is connected to the headunit. I installed a backup camera on the bottom of the rear bumper, which I can turn on at anytime and the headunit screen will switch to the rear camera view when I select reverse.

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200610
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200611
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200614
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200537
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200538

Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200613
Hawk03 Redo - Page 6 20200612

g3chevy wrote:Oh dang! That is bone dry. Were you able to grease it and make it rotate smoothly?
The steering column is quiet and smooth!
Hawk03
Hawk03
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 18

Back to top Go down

Page 6 of 6 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum