Vincent's 72. "EL Maro"

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by broahnazki, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. broahnazki

    broahnazki Veteran Member

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    This weekend I started on the windows. Finally, also started on a few trim pieces . After months of parts piling up I had so many things to put on. I did the weather stripping on the car. It wasn’t so bad. I thought it would have been worse. 7742681E-732A-4C20-92B7-A693BDF13649.jpeg

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    Here’s the final result. Man has this car gotten a lot of love these past few weeks, also after a bit of cutting to the hood the alternator clears, however I will still get a bracket to lower it to be safe. I’m really loving the hood this was the first time I shut the hood on the car since I’ve started the project.

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  2. dutch73camaro

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    looking really sharp !
     
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  3. broahnazki

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    Took advantage of my day off and man do I feel good! I finally installed my my fuel tank (haven’t ran the lines yet) and took advantage of this Washington weather. Looks like the sun won’t shine much longer so I gave at it. Warning: my welds aren’t the best.

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    If you go back in my thread you’ll notice I’ve had a Tanks Inc fuel system for a while and I never really got around to it, simply because I was so focused on getting the body done it was left on the backburner,
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    Measure, cut, measure, cut and measure and oh yea MORE CUTTING! Yea this is a pretty easy install but it gets irritating after a while, I kept trimming hoping I wouldn’t crew this up. And we’ll... we’ll see how this turns out when I turn the key on this thing. I think it Came out good
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    I know It doesn’t seem flushed flat but I promise it was. I was annoying my neighbors with my hammer and dolly
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    Going back to when I made a trip to NPD. I picked up the rally/z28 wheel paint. What do you guys think? Is it accurate? Ah who cares it’s not like I’m keeping it stock. I just got a deal on these I couldn’t resist at the time but if anyone cares this is what the color looks like from the NPD can.
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    So I didn’t know that this would get complicated....I tried installing the badges, do I really need to unbolt the fenders?? My quick fix was to just slap some barrel clips on the emblems and pop them in. I really do not want to unbolt anything considering I’m doing this without anyone's help it could get “fun” really quick. . .
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  4. Seventy1ProTour

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  5. jkhall

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    great post, I just read it all.

    have you taken it out on the road yet?
     
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  6. Brett Liukkonen

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    Great thread! Love the passion and the fact that your doing it in between everything including weather.
    Thanks for your service. My Brother in law is a Seabee out on tour right now.

    I have a 72 as well, have done everything myself as I can't afford to farm it out either. But mines taken me a bit longer. Not sure what area of WA your stationed in now , but there are lots of events up here from Griot's Garage (Tacoma) Caffine & Gasoline the first Sat of every month, to the Corvette & High Performance swap meet coming up at the Puyallup Fairgrounds in Feb, and then the show season is just around the corner.

    Keep up the great work! Looking sweet! Brett! (Federal Way, WA)

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  7. broahnazki

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    I have not, all I need is the driveshaft made, exhaust, Finnish the fuel lines, and brakes. I want to rebuild the rear end for piece of mind, not sure if I want to go with the gears I’ve had sitting I have 4:10s it might be too much to enjoy the car.
     
  8. broahnazki

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    thank you and I appreciate the support, I’m actually stationed in JBLM not too far from there but I live down in the Olympia area, hopefully I can make it to some of these events and nice car man that was my second choice of color for my car but decided to stick to orange
     
  9. 71RSLS

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    Very nice build and awesome work on the body and paint. I also want to thank you for your service!

    Back when you had the truck intake on, did you ever try to shut the hood? The truck intake looked a little shorter than the FAST intake you have, but it is hard to tell in the pics. Thanks Ryan.
     
  10. broahnazki

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    Thank you and thank you for the support. I did shut the hood when I had the truck intake, I noticed that if I shaved the top of the intake where the “vortec” cover clips on, the hood would clear no problem. The only reason I went with the fast intake was becouse I got it for dirt cheap.
     
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