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Old 10-07-2014, 01:13 AM
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Really nice work !!

That hood looks mean

If you need some help shooting the primer/paint etc let me know
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:47 AM
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Thanks. You painting skills are far better than mine.

Hey, in your new garage, try throwing a big window ac unit in the side. My 3 car stayed real comfortable with one in the summer in Fl. Only kept it on when working and never saw much change in the utility bill.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:41 PM
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This shows the clearance for the 1" drill bit when the inner fender is cut away. Just barely enough room.

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Here is the threaded section installed and held in place with 3/4" all thread. I'll weld both sides.


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Old 10-30-2014, 02:57 AM
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Tom's Differentials:

I was afraid Tom would sell out his performance rear end parts, so I disrupted work on the interior and redid the rear end. My 70 has all of Tom's good stuff, although with a 10 bolt rear end. Tuned differential case, large U-Joints, large diameter half-shafts, large diameter 31 (32?) spline half axles.

My 68 has one of the last ever complete Corvette rear end IRS's ever completely rebuilt by Toms. I was one of the last customers before he left his Bellflower shop to move to Idaho. It was his Corvette guru Kenny who rebuilt everything. Once moved to Idaho, he no longer rebuild rear ends..only sells parts..and about the same time Kenny died at age 55 of a heart attack.

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Old 10-30-2014, 03:44 PM
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Tom's Differentials:

I was afraid Tom would sell out his performance rear end parts, so I disrupted work on the interior and redid the rear end. My 70 has all of Tom's good stuff, although with a 10 bolt rear end. Tuned differential case, large U-Joints, large diameter half-shafts, large diameter 31 (32?) spline half axles.

My 68 has one of the last ever complete Corvette rear end IRS's ever completely rebuilt by Toms. I was one of the last customers before he left his Bellflower shop to move to Idaho. It was his Corvette guru Kenny who rebuilt everything. Once moved to Idaho, he no longer rebuild rear ends..only sells parts..and about the same time Kenny died at age 55 of a heart attack.
I'm currently looking for a IRS iron case. I think I'll build a second 4:11 unit this winter. Hopefully Tom will tune the posi again.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:09 PM
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My cheap tig torch was a little too big for welding the toe adjuster nuts to the frame. So I bought this in a flexible head version.

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Formerly known as the WP-24 Series, the A-80 Series is comprised of innovative torches designed for intricate welding applications, especially in limited-access areas, that work well on thinner gauge materials.


It is really compact. I'll be able to weld on inside and outside of the nut.

Looks like strange has best prices on 3" chrome moly drive shaft. Just have to decide if I want the extra hd weld in yokes. But for the small difference in price I probably will.
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:30 PM
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New torch, I like the flexible feature.

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Picked this up the other day. From a 78 that was being converted to a drag car. The 3:08 rear is almost too nice to tear up, but it probably is best to start with a unit that seems flawless. Some surface rust. Don't know what I'll do with all the other stuff. The disks are no good, but everything else is reusable/rebuildable.

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Old 11-30-2014, 10:58 PM
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May have to hack the floor a bit for the ends.

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Very nice part.

I'm looking for a stock style fiberglass rear bumper for a 75, if anyone has one laying around they want to sell or trade. 14 yrs with the last bumper cover, time for a change.

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The mini torch is working very well. Welding laying down with bifocals isn't one of my favorite things but it is 30% done. Once I have as much done as possible, I'll remove the all-thread and finish the welds.
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Let the grinding begin.

I won't need that 75 OEM style bumper anymore. I got this instead. Plan is to find a frame, order a cage kit, and upgrade the 75.

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Need to get the 75 and camaro put back together before doing the 75 rebuild.
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