Buinicorn my 1964 wagon

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  1. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    fuel line
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    hmmm... adapting to fit doesn't work...
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    bright side is the motor is now bolted in place until I blow it up....
     
  2. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    hardware store raided
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    the best purchase, ever
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    still waiting for a couple fittings, but closer
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    pressure regulator in place
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    I'm just going to go out on a limb and say there's not quite enough room for that one fitting (on the transmission)
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  3. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    time to complete the fuel system
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    today's arrival
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    filter placement verified
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    lines made
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    a trick to keep from fraying the black covering
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  4. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I love the tetris of instructions.they don't tell you. like this?
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    nope, like this
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    and installing
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    I think the repair turned out okay.... quite literally no one will see it
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    too wide - it's from when my Corvette had the stock front suspension
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    moving forward
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    the next thing is a radiator...
     
  5. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    radiator is ordered
    Time to get the floor done so I can paint then put the body on the frame forever
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    fit
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    more fit
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    just welding left
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  6. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    looking at my pictures tonight, there really isn't anything 'new' - but I think I'm going to take a different tack, the left side will have a nitros bottle, right side a ethanol tank and battery - but I was going to build the box in - I think the better choice is make it flat then form some boxes built especially for the various things....
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    more likely I'll tuck the bottle in further to the fender.... my 'goal' with this car is do Rocky Mountain race week or such - but this would be home and race car... so comfort it going to happen and sleeping in the back as well....
    which means as wide as possible.... I actually hope to drive this to SEMA this year....
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    now all I need is motivation.... seems we might be moving at about the same time as SEMA - so the window to get this done is pretty narrow.
     
  7. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    metal work
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    2/3rds of it is done
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    minus a little bit
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  8. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    the basic shape is done....
    Inner fender
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    a bit of filling left
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    inner panel
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    I doubt I'll weld this fully - the biggest problem this car had was water got in at the window and pooled in the inner fender until it rotted away...

    That said, a bit more welding and I can paint the underside, and sound coat the inside... then wire it, then it can move under its own power.... then the Corvette, then this body/paint.
     
  9. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    Did I say this was a solid car? well, it is now
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    so time to take it even further apart.... the driver's side doors haven't been removed - and the rear left doors ... well, they fought.
    if you're counting, only one of these came off as intended
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    I love heat
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    I win
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    I need to strip the rest of the shell. do some minor clearancing, fix a couple small spots then get to coating
     
  10. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    more coloring in the lines
    a box
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    looks like another warranty is going to get its feelings hurt
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    for those wondering... the 64 Buick support is different than the Chevelle
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    now it fits
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    in other news, starter is bolted in and the converter is as well
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    and revisit something... where the dark spot I heated to fix oil canning.... it worked! I really didn't get it that warm.. ~ 200 degrees, maybe... I put a block behind then heated it briefly... worked great
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  11. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    for those who wonder what the bolts looked like to get them out....
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  12. Max Damage

    Max Damage Well-Known Member

    Which are those? You welded on larger nuts?
     
  13. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    the rear doors have phillip-screw-head bolts. the nuts are welded to them - does 2 things, 1) gets something to grip after the phillips stripped, and 2) heat always helps get bolts out.....
     
  14. Max Damage

    Max Damage Well-Known Member

    Thanks. The threads do look mint on those screws...
     
  15. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I've already got the allen head bolts to replace them....
     
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