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6T5

M –33
Henderson, Nevada
United States

 
 

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230 Miles!

By 6T5

Welp, this last Saturday I took this piece down to Kingman AZ with some other club members and their cars, over to Oatman, through Laughlin and back home to Hendertucky and made it fine.

Now back on to some more body work....

DROVE IT TO SONIC TONIGHT!

By 6T5

Big thanks to Dan for helping with the project here!

Finally moves on it's own, just have the bunch of lil items and cleanup to take care of.

Front end assemble

By 6T5

Nice weekend this was. I spent all of yesterday sprayin up the crusty front end parts I tore down a month ago. I had to pull a copy of the old GM chevelle assembly manual out to put this front end back together cuz I forgot how it went...lol

Slapped the new fender on, had to massage it in place, its gotta go through some weathered heat and cool cycles. Boy that front end is nice and tight now, no rattles or squeaks.

Next weekend I will be strippin wire and layin it down...

Steerin' Column

By 6T5

Welp I ripped the column out yesterday and afterwards Dan came by to help lay out the wiring harness for the bruiser here. The easy part is done, now for the 'fun' part.

Spent most of today workin with the column. Fixing the infamous canceling issue with the blinker, only to find out it was a very simple fix (needed to bend a piece of steel a lil bit) and decided to grind off the shift horn and indicator because I now have a 4 speed in the car. I will probably wrap the column is some matching fabric of my interior, I just didnt have the tools to really dig in and gut this tilt mechanism, plus it was a side project anyway.... I really should focusin on the re-wiring of this pig.... :)

Bodywork plus wiring

By 6T5

Welp last night I tore every strand of wire, connector and fuse block out of the elk and have a new harness on the bench.... while doing bodywork. This is how they seperate the men from the boys.....

Elky body work

By 6T5

I've decided to plunge into the body work of this thing, it will be a chore. I may even do paint as well. It will be a long process, but I've already removed 90% of the trim and some panels. I will take pics and update an album but anyway, here it goes.....

Had to give some love to the '04 Monte Carlo

By 6T5

The brakes were squeakin a bit so I took front wheels off and blew out the brake dust. I put a light dap of lithium grease on the studs before I put the lug nuts back on. It helps to get them back off if I take it in. Usually the idiots impact them on tighter than hell or crossthreads a few and I end up snapping them coz they wont back out... that is one of the things that really pisses me off and I be sure to walk out before they do anything and set them straight.

I washed the thing up and snapped a few pics as well.

Finishing up the interior...

By 6T5

Yesterday I drove to Jim's Custom Upholstery in Boulder City for a lil help with installing my headliner. Turned out nice. The sunvisors will be done in a few days, some extra work had to be done to them before I get them back.

Started straightening out the driver door panel I put a few shoulders into tryin to open the door. It was one of those freak jam issues where it was caught not closed all the way, but still latched. Busted out the handy dandy harbor freight "stud wedler" yes, the label says "stud wedler" man I love mispelled labels on tools :) filled in spots with bondo and now waitin for the paint to dry. After that I can install the door panel.

Gotta cut out the speaker board a lil and shove the battery box back a lil so the passenger aint chewin on the dash when in the seat.

Gettin it all ready for next saturday's Overton, Nevada trip to the carshow/swap meet.

Clean clean clean...

By 6T5

Time to finally clean this pig up for Wurstfest this next weekend. First time i ever really 'cleaned' my interior since the big change. Before it was always so nasty and trashed that cleaning it wudda made it look real bad. I gotta polish up the wheels (mothers powerball makes that a quick job) layer up the tires and shine up the engine compartment a bit.
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