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 Post subject: Re: Z28
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:22 am 
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I reached a good turning point last night. The previous owner cleaned and sprayed from the rear seats to the rear bumper with a Rustoleum "espresso" semi gloss brown which looked very close to the factory color I unearthed after removing undercoat. So I ended up finishing the job all the way to the firewall. It was a tedious and messy job but done now.

Last night in my custom 8x8 pop up spray booth, I sprayed the cowl firewall with a coat of black epoxy prime followed by Deere Blitz Black semi-gloss trying to mimic the extent of the overspray based on what I saw after cleaning all the underocoat/gunk off. Of course the original black color was dead flat and this seems to have a little too much of a sheen but perhaps with more cure time and handling it will knock down some.

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With that done I am off to work on the subframe. After I had it blasted the factory welds are appalling. Looks like a Friday afternoon subframe after throwing back a 6 pack of Stroh's, so I am going to buzz some of the more critical joints with my 220 mig. I also have to install some mounting pad reinforcements as the steel between the rubber bushings is a little corroded.

Slow going, but still going.


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 Post subject: Re: Z28
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:55 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Looks excellent. Can't wait to see more.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Looks good! Keep it up :aok

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:56 pm 
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You are very talented and meticulous.

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 Post subject: Re: Z28
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:17 pm 
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I wanted to shoot the subframe in one shot so I devised a way to stand it up on dolly's.

My kid wiping it down. The roof of the canopy just touched the top of the frame so it got a coat of overspray. :P

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After 2 coats epoxy prime and John Deere blitz black. I used a cheapie harbor freight gravity feed touch up gun which worked better than i expected.

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I need to let it cure a bit longer before I take it down so I can blast the inside of the rails with some POR.


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:pop :pop :rock :rock :rock Keep up with the great work and the updates also


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:02 pm 
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Looks great! and uf it doesn't work out you can use it for field goal practice! :pop :drinking

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:22 am 
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No field goal practice. The subframe is installed and aligned laterally and diagonally within 1/16" from the front leaf spring eye. I got a bunch of other parts bolted on. Next is reinstalling all the firewall/cowl stuff and then finish the suspension and brakes to get it back on its wheels. Its looking good just not going as fast as I expected. That's OK. I expect 2 kids in spring ball and the impending boating season will also hamper progress. But I'll just keep chipping away. I still haven't dropped the engine off to the machine shop yet. At this rate I'd be happy if I can take it on a fall foliage cruise with the family that it couldn't make last year because of a rod bearing.

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I did discover that a 5 gallon pail of hardware I squirreled away almost 20 years ago after parting out a few F bodies came in very handy when looking for an odd nut or bolt.


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Great job keep it up,nice to see a new worker coming up,will he be a painter or body man.


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Looking good. Will you be ready for the may race at LVD?

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RalphsRapidTransit wrote:
Looking good. Will you be ready for the may race at LVD?


Should be able to make the 2018 one. :lol:


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CJK440 wrote:
RalphsRapidTransit wrote:
Looking good. Will you be ready for the may race at LVD?


Should be able to make the 2018 one. :lol:



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:57 pm 
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Not a whole lot of progress but I got the engine parts to my regular machine shop guy. I ended up finding a block that did not need line honing, an original 1970 4 bolt main block. So its in for a bore/hone, square zero deck and the rotator balanced. It shouldn't take long as he churns out stuff faster for guys paying cash.

My other project that is taking priority is installing a new deck in my boat hopefully before Memorial day weekend, when my slip will be ready. But that has to happen outside, so Z28 work will occur when raining.....


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