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Unread 03-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #61
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Doing an awesome job Mike keep posting them. I still think you need to bribe your wife to get her to pull you around on the 4 wheeler!! LOL!!! Of course video it as you are doing it.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #62
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Mocking up the gas tank in my 27 and I have it placed as far forward as possible to clear the rear end. The issue I'm having is the bottom of the tank is sitting on the floor of the body which is making the tank not sit level. Should I just make spacers (steel plate) to bring the tank up so it sits level and is up off the floor? I will be placing 1/4 inch think rubber between the frame and the tank mounts but that won't be enough to make it sit level.





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Unread 03-09-2012, 06:19 PM   #63
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Mike I'll be installing a tank in a 27 turnkey Mon. It should sit level with the 1/4" rubber to lift it. Maybe I will see what is wrong when we put our tank in. I'll let you know
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Unread 03-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #64
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Christmas in March!! LOL
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Unread 03-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #65
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Mike I'll be installing a tank in a 27 turnkey Mon. It should sit level with the 1/4" rubber to lift it. Maybe I will see what is wrong when we put our tank in. I'll let you know
B.C. did you guys get the tank in that 27 turnkey you were building? How did it go? Can you send me or post some pictures.

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Unread 03-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #66
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Working on the brake lines and have a question. What kind of fasteners do you use to secure the brake line clamps to the frame? Just a self tapping screw or do I need to drill and tap for each line clamp?
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I drilled and tapped 1/4" stainless button head screws
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I drilled and tapped 1/4" stainless button head screws
Thanks! Were did you pick those up at?
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Unread 03-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #69
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Ace hardware, Wilco or Lowes should have those.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #70
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Ace hardware, Wilco or Lowes should have those.
Thanks. Didn't have much luck local. Picked up a 1/4 20 tap and some button head 1/4 20 bolts but not stainless at NAPA. I'll just use what I got for the mock up until I find some nice stainless bolts. I also needs some stainless 5/16ths stainbutton heads for the shock mounts. I'll give lowes and home depot a shot when I'm down in that area.

On my way back home from NAPA I was behind a blown 68 Camaro and a 23 T bucket!!!!! The weather has been so nice here. All the cars and hot rods are out!! Making me wish mine was done! Maybe next year I hope.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #71
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Mike, I don't want to hear about nice weather. Up here in the PNW, it has been nasty the last 2 weeks or so and next week more of the same.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #72
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Here are some pictures of my front end. Through frame fittings are done and braided lines are on. Working on the rear through frame fittings now then the brake lines.


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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #73
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Started running the brake lines today and I can say that so far in this build this is my least favorite thing to do!! LOL Did the rear section from the drivers side through frame fitting to the pass side through frame fitting. Still have to drill and tap the brake line clamps.

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Unread 03-21-2012, 08:39 AM   #74
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Started running the brake lines today and I can say that so far in this build this is my least favorite thing to do!!
LOL, wait 'til you start the wiring!
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Looking good!
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Unread 03-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #76
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Thanks Ben!

Made up a couple brackets for the fuel tank today. Wanted to get the brackets finished up before going on with the brake lines. Brackets came out great and added alot more support for the tank plus since the tank will be sitting on the floor of the body this tank isn't going anywhere! LOL Still have to space the tank up a little so it will sit level when the body is on.



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looking good Mike. You are getting the hang of it. Your brakes lines are looking good so far.
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Unread 03-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #78
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looking good Mike. You are getting the hang of it. Your brakes lines are looking good so far.
Thanks!
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Unread 03-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #79
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Cleaned out my fuel tank today. Used a flexible magnet and pulled out alot of junk as you can see in the picture. Several times the magnet came out of the tank looking like it does below. With a fabricated tank like the one I'm using I would think this is normal so if your build has a fabricated tank make sure you clean it out before using it!!

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Unread 04-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #80
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Took a break from the build and built a stand for the body of my 27!! Wish I did this when I first brought the car home! I put caster wheels on it and can move the body anywhere including outside on nice days. I made it so the body is at a nice height so I don't have to bend over and I can still get under it. The body is bolted to it. The body will also be painted on this stand.



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Unread 04-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #81
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Mike looks like you are getting the hang of it. That cart was a great idea. Sure helps and makes it easier to move and work on.
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Unread 04-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #82
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Cleaned out my fuel tank today. Used a flexible magnet and pulled out alot of junk as you can see in the picture. Several times the magnet came out of the tank looking like it does below. With a fabricated tank like the one I'm using I would think this is normal so if your build has a fabricated tank make sure you clean it out before using it!!

Mike, just an fyi, make sure you put a 100 micron fuel filter between the tank and fuel pump. I did the same as you with the magnet and still had to have my bucket towed last saturday because the filter was plugged with metal shavings. I should of checked it, I only had a hundred miles on it. Today I drained all the fuel out of the tank and filtered it and you wouldn't believe what came out of it. I filled and filtered/drained the tank 3 more times and it looks good now.
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Mike, just an fyi, make sure you put a 100 micron fuel filter between the tank and fuel pump. I did the same as you with the magnet and still had to have my bucket towed last saturday because the filter was plugged with metal shavings. I should of checked it, I only had a hundred miles on it. Today I drained all the fuel out of the tank and filtered it and you wouldn't believe what came out of it. I filled and filtered/drained the tank 3 more times and it looks good now.
I got as much as I could with the magnet but I know there is still more in the tank. I also plan on flushing it out before it get's mounted in the car. I also think an inline filter is a must I just don't know how or where I'm going to put it. I'm running a Ford drivetrain and the fuel pump is on the drivers side as is the outlet of the fuel tank so the line needs to be run on the drivers side. The only problem with that is you have the Brake master cylinder and mount, brake proportioning valve, steering box and mount and the brake lines. LOL My plan right now is to run braided fuel line inside the frame rail so the fuel filter would need to be between the tank and were the fuel line goes into the frame.

Sorry to hear you had trouble with your car's fuel filter. Not fun watching your baby get towed home.
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Unread 04-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #84
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Well it's a beautiful weekend. The body of my 27 is baking in the sun and I'm working on brake lines. Finished up the back brake lines and now I'm working on the front lines.



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Unread 04-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #85
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Mike it's looking great. Are you going to split the front brake lines at the crossmember?
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Unread 04-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #86
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Looks like it Bob, he has a Tee right after the proportioning valve.
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A picture is worth a thousand words. I think it looks cleaner when you split it at the crossmember.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #88
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Thanks! Yep going to split it at the crossmember. I put the proportioning valve right were the tubing would line up with the back side of the crossmember.

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Unread 04-21-2012, 09:39 PM   #89
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Well got the heads back from the engine shop!! Got them all torqued down. Should be able to get the engine and trans mocked up in the frame this weekend.


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Unread 05-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #90
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Tried to install the engine and trans today and ran into a little bit of an issue. The motor mounts don't line up with the mounts welded to the frame. The motor mounts on the engine are slotted for adjustments but it's all the way over as far as it can go on the drivers side and no where close on the pass side. Should I try and dremel the motor mounts out on both sides to make the slots bigger? I don't have a welder so I really don't want to cut the motor mounts off the frame to shorten them. Thought's?



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