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What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

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G-Man
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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by G-Man on Sat May 14, 2011 8:22 pm

Cool!!! Going to be some meat on your 69
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Post by dix on Sun May 15, 2011 1:50 am

I allways liked the spoke wheels they look good.
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Sun May 15, 2011 10:13 pm

Power washed the motor bay and under side, now its workable.....

Painted the old rally rims
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Post by Lyrad on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:43 pm

OMG Thank you. Wow haven't posted since May 14. Been working day and night with the evening and week ends wrenching on the Old Girl.

Yes.... I can see a light, my list of things to fix is near complete.

I will post pic's of my progress, some of the projects where fun and enjoyable. Others were battles.



Cleaned, repaired lights and detailed my cluster. Smile



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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:04 pm

On to the engine bay, lots of work needed here.




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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:43 pm

Knuckles and arms took a beating installing my custom engine bay panels.


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Digz

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Post by Digz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:54 am

Wow, you sure did an awfully nice job of it ! I can't imagine putting that on , working around the engine. Not to mention the edging and stitching,, Nice !
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Post by savage on Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:54 am

Nice, Looks like you also painted or switched your motor. How much more you have to do to have it on the road.
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Post by G-Man on Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:58 am

Yes I agree with Digz , do that will the motor still there mush have been a pain. Does it have a sticky backing????
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:44 am

Easy work for a canadian!! Ever live in that cold in winters?? hehe -those guys can do anything.
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Post by sasktrini on Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:10 am

Good job, Lyrad! Ditto what these guys said... I removed my doghouse to insulate the panels. Nice cluster too... did you refurb it in the van too? lol
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Post by G-Man on Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:05 am

Lyrad, is it possible to get a pattern of that doghouse liner you made??? I will be leaving for the Nat's tonite so it's not a hurry
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:05 pm

Thanks for the comments. I'm done the list that they gave to me when it failed the first inspection, so it is booked in for round two on Tues July 12.

I didn't use the stick back insulation because I had to install it with the engine in and it would have been difficult, plus I wanted to do stiching on the panels. I didn't think of making a pattern sorry G-man, I did add fiberglass fabric on the sides where the temp is the highest. I did it in five separate panels using a stiched on trim where two panels came together and installed then individually using a high temp contact glue. Back panel first then sides and front last. Would be best to do with the engine out.
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Post by Lyrad on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:21 pm

I had to replace a few wires that where cooked and then pretty much rewrap all my wiring harness's, good work out for these old fingers.


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Post by Lyrad on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:50 pm

next was making my own neutral safety switch and back up light switch. For this I used a column switch from a 78 van and rigged it up to work off the trany, I couldn't find an original one.





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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:04 pm

Then I refurbished the 69 vette rally rims that came with the motor.





Well that's it for now, tues i'm off to the lake for a week. A much needed break. Remember........Work hard, play harder.
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:42 am

Also- Remember= Work Smartye=NOT Harder!! affraid
Looks great and seems ur a artist in those sketches.
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Post by sasktrini on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:04 am

Good job, buddy! Show the fish in that lake who's boss!
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Post by Lyrad on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:33 pm




Very Happy PRICELESS Laughing
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Post by Lyrad on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:54 pm



What a Face Yahoo!!! Laughing





FU(# SH*T YEAH!

240ish hours later, a couple K, lot's of beers and parts hunting and ....... I'm legit, the Old Girl passed. We have license plates. Must admit it is nice to have every thing working. Laughing
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Post by G-Man on Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:07 pm

Congrats Lyrad!!!!!
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sasktrini

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Post by sasktrini on Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:22 pm

ROFLMAO Too funny, dude! You ruled the lake, and you ruled the DMV with your ingenuity!!! Most excellent, brother!!!
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Post by EconoCarl on Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:16 pm

Cool license plate! "Koo1"
Was that just the next plate to come up?
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sasktrini

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Post by sasktrini on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:02 pm

crowen57 wrote:Cool license plate! "Koo1"
Was that just the next plate to come up?

Good eye... that's excellent!
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Big W

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Post by Big W on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:42 pm

ALLRIGHT!!!... DUDE ..WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!! ROFLMAO AS WELL....Now put that thing back in the garage before you scratch the paint....hahaha... Congrats brother! The next pic better be out the front window of a long road and some mountains...Happy Vanning Lyrad.

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