Project Girasol

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Da-bigguy, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks. I will be changing it to an automatic, I plan on putting in a 4L80e.
     
  2. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thoughts on scheduling of work on the car?

    I'm thinking about following the rough schedule given below on my car;

    First, getting the body/metal work that I want done first, namely patching the spoiler holes on the back, fixing the holes cut for the roll-cage in the package tray and shaving the handles and fixing whatever other surprises show up when it goes for the body work and leave it in a good sealed primer.

    Second would be to do the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes(going to go to four wheel disc), wheels and tires.

    Third would be to do the interior prep work.

    Fourth would be to do the final paint.

    Lastly install the interior and go driving!!

    Any thoughts on this sequence from those who have gone through the whole process?
     
  3. 2nd gen man

    2nd gen man Veteran Member

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    very nice project....
    Good luck,,
     
  4. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks, I'm really looking forward to getting started on the work and not just planning it!
     
  5. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm going to be taking a short welding class in a few weeks and I'm thinking afterwards I may try to repair the cutouts for the roll cage as shown here. Anyone know what guage of steel that is so I can pick some up?

    I think it is a good spot to try and work on as if it ends up looking ugly, it won't be noticable after the car is finished and on the road!
     
  6. BigBlock73

    BigBlock73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Get that panel from a donor car,easier then making patches.
    Someone might be junking one and can cut it out for you
     
  7. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is probably an easier fix but I may still go the patch route as a training exercise. I'll have to see how the actual class goes first!
     
  8. BigBlock73

    BigBlock73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Either way you'll be doing some welding but the donor piece would look better in the end.
     
  9. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is true, I will have to go look for a donor car now!
     
  10. BigBlock73

    BigBlock73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Post a "Wanted" ad in the "swap meet" section (with that pic.) for just the little pieces you need.
    You might find someone that would like to help you out and charge just shipping.
    A lot of those panels end up being recycled.
     

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