72 GSX Stage1 4 Speed

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, May 30, 2018.

  1. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Plate mounted on the backside. This pic is right side up-

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    Upside down...sigh. Its like a crap shoot on weather these pics upload right side up. Disclaimer- this is a GS plate. I have to think the GSX one is the same

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    Close up of the little [3 letters, starts with a "T"] on the backside

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  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Ok thanks. I’ll look at it when I get back out there probably early AM. Or midnight...depending on how anxious I’m feeling.
     
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I wouldn't be able to sleep if my grill emblem was off....
     
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  4. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    This is a great thread.. it’s got parts shortages, deadlines, dramatic hack job repairs, and a very frustrated shop foreman ;)
     
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  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Did I mention it had the wrong upper alternator bracket? and ported vacuum switch? :)
     
  6. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Its like American Choppers without the fights and property destruction :D:D

    Poor Adam :D its almost over!
     
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  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    Adam,
    You can see the backing plate and placement on page 11-6.3. Now that is for a GS emblem, I don't know if the one for a GSX emblem is the same or not.
    Duane
     
  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I had seen the locating pin on the grille, and assumed it would be that easy. I'll just have to eyeball it. Might steal the backing plate off the other car.
     
  9. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Unlike the fake car restoration shOW Adam' car will accurate
     
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  10. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Crunch time - Can't wait to see it, and Adam (& of course Mike) who hopefully won't either still be assembling it in the show, or sleeping under it:).
     
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  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Plugging away..
     

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  12. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    You’re killing it Adam! Great work.
     
  13. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    For sure! And killing us at the same time! :D

    Oh man! Looks like the good chrome wheels and G60 Polyglas's are on! What a tease!! We need more pics!!!
     
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  14. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Where'd you get the foam seals?
     
  15. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I stole the entire air cleaner from another car for now.

    So I fired it up tonight...before I could really set timing and break it in, the radiator and heater core both have leaks. Like, the large fitting on the heater core is completely cracked ready to fall off. Engine sounds like it's running on 7 cylinders. Hopefully that clears up with a fine tune.

    I doubt I'll be able to find a radiator but I'm going to try tomorrow morning.

    Quitting time for tonight...need to install the rear wheel opening moldings and polish and install the rear windshield moldings. Rear bumper is ready to be hung, front still needs assembled. I think I worked Mike to death today. We built in a day of buffer, so if we get hung up tomorrow, we can still make it without issue.
     
  16. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    I could swear I remember Roberta posting an assy. picture of the GSX emblem mounting but I couldnt find it searching ..
     
  17. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    As far as the emblem goes, we eyeballed where the orange 72 GS emblem is, and drilled a hole for the homemade backing plate on the X emblem. Worked like a charm.

    I'm pissed about the heater core. Should have just replaced it when I had the ENTIRE front end off the car. Probably going to bypass the core for now and toss the radiator from the orange car in it so we can drive it in and out of the trailer.
     
  18. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron Nice Chevelle LOL

    Adam, I don't know if you figured out the GS grill here's a picture of the back of a 72GS Grill with the emblem installed IMG_2176.JPG
     
  19. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    This is a couple of pictures of an original 72 GS grille, notice it is not a high gloss black.

    Nelson

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  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    The paint I used is satin, so hopefully it calms down gloss-wise.
     

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