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Old 03-18-2019, 12:23 AM
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That looks great!
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:55 AM
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no pictures, but I got the frame on stands and cut the holders off then touched up the paint .... tomorrow start hanging parts
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Looks really Nice! But I didn't see a paint can on the bench, and don't think you said what you used before on the truck(?). One part or 2?

Busy-bodies want to know.

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Looks really Nice! But I didn't see a paint can on the bench, and don't think you said what you used before on the truck(?). One part or 2?

Busy-bodies want to know.

Cheers - Jim
Yep, it's the stuff I pictured a few pages back - KBS coating. It's held up very well against salt and four wheeling on my FJ40. I like it better then powder coating because it can be touched up - or like this time, I still need to weld the cage to the frame; but to do that, I need to have the body attached to the frame - so I'll grind through the coating to weld then repaint the attachment point.

It's only 1 part if you don't need UV protection. That said, from a bare frame, you etch the steel, then spray on the KBS protectant coating. The next layer is either paint or black top... but since all of this is going to be inches off the ground - I'm not going to bother.
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:21 AM
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Hey - Thanks.

That sounds a lot like the POR-15 application process - but adds the etch. Same-same regarding a UV cover etc.

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Old 03-20-2019, 04:26 AM
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it is, but I'm not a fan of POR15 - it's barely better then equipment paint

time to add parts

if you're ever replacing C5 or C6 upper control arms.... the long slot goes to the front


clean, even


the center of gravity at that moment


missed squeezing through by one alternator width



almost a complete frame - with not one bolt tightened (outside of the front cradle



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Looking like the start of something great! Nice work...
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:07 AM
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time to start making this all permanent

first is drill out the tabs for 1/2" bolts


I still haven't come up with a solution I like for the lower mount - Sunday's plan is the spindles and those mounts....edited


never had something shrink after painting, but this did....edited

basically had to cut this apart to get it to work....


if you look closely, you'll see the tank wasn't welded square.... thanks RCI.... it certainly wasn't damaged in shipping, but welded this way.edited Guess I need to call Summit.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:10 PM
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Yay Summit racing.They're replacing the tank and threw a FiTech EFI on the order too.... for a slight cost increase, of course.edited I've decided I want to drive this, so the Holley stuff goes back into 'future project' bay.edited That said, the fuel pump is going onto the FJ40 - it's carb pressures, but it's max pressure is 12 psi and I need 9-11 for the TBI.... and this has better volume...edited
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trial fit

and finally time to open the rubbers

and lower


it's interesting to me that this car, if it was 1978 and newer, could be a 2+2 coupe....


sitting for now.editededited


the point of this is to build the cage and the floor in the rear.edited ..... once that's done, pull it off, plumb the brakes and fuel system, then put it back on for real.... also need to build some inner fenders... fun fun
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