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Old 11th-January-2017, 11:40 AM   #31
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I cut the spring pads off of the stock rear end and put them on the new rear end .I eyeballed them and tacked them in case they were not right.
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Old 11th-January-2017, 03:54 PM   #32
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I cut the spring pads off of the stock rear end and put them on the new rear end .I eyeballed them and tacked them in case they were not right.
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Old 16th-January-2017, 12:45 AM   #33
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Slowly plugging away. Have to keep my time balanced with the family. I don't have a 10th of the time like before kids. But it's great



Finished up the drivers side floor pan, but forgot to take a pic. Just have to weld the seat braces in

Cleaned up the rotating assembly

Got the block back from the machine shop a couple days ago and did a quick mock up. Then we assembled the longblock today. Went smoothly and didn't hit any snags

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Old 16th-January-2017, 06:55 AM   #34
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Old 16th-January-2017, 03:41 PM   #35
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Old 23rd-January-2017, 12:27 AM   #36
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Finished up the floor. Still have to spray the sound deadener and por-15 the bottom side. Body goes to paint this week for some touch ups and then the fun stuff begins

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Old 23rd-January-2017, 04:38 AM   #37
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Old 23rd-January-2017, 06:07 AM   #38
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Finished up the floor. Still have to spray the sound deadener and por-15 the bottom side. Body goes to paint this week for some touch ups and then the fun stuff begins

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Looks good. Are you going with Lizard Skin for the sound n heat insulation?
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Old 27th-January-2017, 02:22 PM   #39
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Looks good. Are you going with Lizard Skin for the sound n heat insulation?
Thanks. I would like to use lizard skin, but being in Hawaii makes that ultra expensive. Just standard 3M spray can stuff for now

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Old 23rd-February-2017, 12:41 AM   #40
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Got the car back from the body shop. They replaced the rear wheel wells and blended the quarter panels. Car had some rust coming through the cheap paint job in the trunk area and the door jambs were still original paint. Had all that done and they painted the underside of the hood.

This week I'm tearing the front clip apart, painting the engine bay and installing the new front suspension

What I assumed was multiple coats of old paint was actually rubberized coating in the engine bay. Had to use aircraft paint stripper, wire brushes, scotch pads, etc. Took all afternoon, but it's done. Found some surface rust hiding underneath, so it worked out I suppose.

Yes, sand blasting would have been the best way to take care of it. But I'm on a time constraint to make it a roller again and nobody could get it done this week. Had to do it the hard way, but it's done. Tomorrow I'll sand surface rust and paint

After I get the engine bay done, the car will be 100% rust free and have decent paint everywhere.

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Old 25th-February-2017, 02:14 AM   #41
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Finished up painting the engine bay. Also layed out the new parts for this weekend. Finally feeling like progress

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Old 25th-February-2017, 09:06 AM   #42
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Awesome!!!!!
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Old 26th-February-2017, 12:38 AM   #44
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Thanks. It's moving along now. Got most of the suspension in today. Fit and quality is top notch. Very impressed with CBR. Also stripped and painted some other stuff like hood hinges, springs, shock mounts, etc. Will have it back on the ground tomorrow



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Old 26th-February-2017, 09:17 PM   #45
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Front is is done. Feeling accomplished after this week. Car is starting to look like something

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