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Wanna come down to North America and fab up some wheel arches for me...? You seem to have more steam left over! :-p

Yeah man, that is looking good. :popcorn:

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Wanna come down to North America and fab up some wheel arches for me...? You seem to have more steam left over! :-p

 

Yeah man, that is looking good. :popcorn:

LOL ... I'd love to help rebuild those panels... don't know if the wife would be to happy about going to Wisconsin instead of Hawaii next month ;)

 

Driver's side rocker replaced...

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Wanna come down to North America and fab up some wheel arches for me...? You seem to have more steam left over! :-p

 

Yeah man, that is looking good. :popcorn:

 

Ummmm.....Alaska is still North America.....

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Figured out why my seat felt loose (rear seat bracket)... of course as I started to weld my gas ran out:mad:

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Got an unexpected surprise... seam and floor rust... I was aware or the suppor rust. A little more work than expected. :banghead:
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Cut it out... grinding and welding tomorrow ...
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its looking really really good Ralph! i cant wait to see it all painted and lifted.

 

 

hows your GL running? are you going to be up for some ice races this winter?

im getting my gl-10 wagon back, and i figure we could show up some wrx's:brow: i had an rx7 i was going to race...but i rolled it... long story.

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Spent most the weekend grinding, treating and welding... I hate working on the under carriage (slow and dirty)

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Yanked the damaged radiator support.

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Have to rebuild the the apron since I can't find one.

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Body should be done by the end of the week...

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Time is getting short... I decided to do it myself.

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Cut the ends off, reshaped them and fabed the middle. 18 gauge will be much stronger than factory... will weld it up this weekend.

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Pulled the engine to access the engine bay.

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First time out of the garage since last October...

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Radiator support installed... still on target for next weekend paint.

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I so need to buy the winning Lotto ticket..

That way, I can ship both of my BRATs up to you for restoration work.

Of course, that would be after you and the Mrs get back from the 6 month+ cruise I send you on. :brow::clap::headbang:

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I so need to buy the winning Lotto ticket..

 

That way, I can ship both of my BRATs up to you for restoration work.

 

Of course, that would be after you and the Mrs get back from the 6 month+ cruise I send you on.:brow::clap::headbang:

 

Tom, if you won the Lotto, I think you would probably have the motivation to resto the Brats your self. Hell, you'd probably buy all the proper tools to make it a little easier :D (I would)

 

Damn man, you are starting to make me jealous with this core support work. Good job :headbang:

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Paint day came and went... painter got sick and had to cancel... reschedule to November.

 

Tucked away until I'm back from my vacation... just in time, snowed yesterday.

 

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That's correct... had to replace the radiator support due to damage and it doesn't come with the center brace but I am going with the 3rd eye anyways so less cutting for me.

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Paint's on hold til February (long story) so working on the engine.

 

Lifters in position.

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Block's together... cam and crank

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Front

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Sorry it's been a while... it has been a crazy winter.

 

Got the long block installed. Valve cover, oil pan and manifold will go on this week.

 

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Had to add a little nod to the STI engines I've been building for years.

 

Engines going together well and I think I have a lead on two perfect doors so it'll actually be on the road this Summer.

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