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Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

M –41
Saint Louis, Missouri
United States

 
 

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Coming alone nicely...

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

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Stripping the parts car is coming along.... thank God I've got an air compressor and air tools at home... I'm not sure I could be moving along as quickly as I am without them....

and the fun continues....

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

so, I'm working on re-doing the side panels on the Riv. and it going :swimmingly" well... I'm really impressed with the change and the overall look of the panels... Hope you will be as well

progress.... 7-16-09

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since I got the car, I've noticed ants climbing on the dash... had been driving me nuts until this morning...

I decided to do something about it... Found a ridiculously huge ant colony under the drivers side of the back seat... got rid of em... and now I guess I'll start working on the interior... I dont like the brown... Time to change it to black!!!!

the future.... rear valance panel... dyed black and re-upholstered... pretty!!! (hopefully have it re-installed Saturday)

new pictures...

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

I know, I need to edit the photos and put descriptions in... alot of work has been done, and im sure you can tell b4 and after pix...

progress....

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

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Currently working on re-sealing the back window, restoring back window chrome, replacing the side moldings, and restoring the trunk.

6-28-09

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

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spent the entire day working on her yesterday... too many thing got done to list now... but I will get on the ball and fill in all info.. working 12's the next few days... so I wont have much time to be on here... but I'll have info updated by thursday..

it has happened!!!

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

I've acquired a 1972 Buick Riviera, traded the Grand Prix for it!!! I cant tell you how happy I am!!!

More to come...

Updates!!!

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

Well, the front-end is finally mocked up... the short block is assembled, parts are in (they have arrived) for the "882" cyl heads that are going on the 1974 350 4-bolt S.B.C. all new valves, springs, keepers... everything... short block is totally assembled... intake manifold...

Purchased a 1993 Chevy 1 ton Pick-up that I'm thinking of robbing for its complete fuel injection set-up for use on the 350 at some point, the trans is bad in the truck (no reverse) and the brakes are shot, the body is rotted out and the rear end makes noise... Gave 150.00 for the complete truck and drove it home... I'm thinking its gonna make a great donor for the 350... now I just have to figure out what to do with the carcass when im done with it...

more info to come as soon as i get it... but tonight is gonna be a long one.. I dont plan on going to bed till the heads are completely assembled and bolted on... maybe tomorrow I can set the motor and trans in and maybe start it??? I dont know... but I'm definately going to give it the old college try...

18,000 miles now...

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

and I'm more in love with my honda than ever... 40 mpg on the highway... comfort... dependability... what more could you ask for from a daily driver????

sold!!

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

like the posting says... i found her a new home...

sold.....

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

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Well, She's sold, luckily to a guy who is going to give her exactly what she deserves... a complete frame off restoration... I'm happy that the car has a future... I'm sad that its not with me...

new photo's

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

new pix from the past.....

a "new" frame for the '83

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

well, it looks like this project is going to transform itself into a full blown frame off resto-mod. My oldest son has lent his hands and under my guidance, we will fully re-build this car from the ground up... the 86 has donated its frame and i plan to smooth it and clean it up and paint it completely.... install all new components (where needed) and install the drivetrain while everything is apart... I've never taken a car to this level, and figure its the best way to go... I hope to have one of the cleanest 83's out there...

we'll see how it goes...

and much of it depends onthe sale of the W-30... at least how fast this goes depends onthe sale of the w-30

we'll see...

I'll keep you posted..

no longer owned

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

well, today she was sent to Cutlass heaven.... body pulled off the frame, chopped up small enough to fit on the back of a trailer and hauled away... which actually begins a new phase of its life... Now, the frame will be completely blasted, welds smoothed and assembled from the ground up... so that the '83 will have a nice clean place to lay her body...and the 350 chevy 4 bolt main (form a 1974 Corvette) will have an nice home to sit in... Getting a 2004r overdrive trans to go along with the 8.5 in set up dropped into a 7.5 inch housing with 3.40 (?) gears... it should be a nice runner....

the 86 was goos to me, but time, money and St Louis county 9and their issues wiuth guys trying to build a car at his home) have made it nessacary (sp?) to get rid of one the g-bodies...

Whats in a name???

By Boat_Tail_Guy_StL

Never meaning to offend any one person or group...

I prefer to offend all!!!! hahahahah

(just kidding) Figured everyone will get a kick out of this...

Whats in a name???

ACURA
Another Crummy, Useless, Rotten Automobile
Asia's Curse Upon Rural America

AMC
All Makes Combined
A Major Cost
A Mutated Car
A Morons Car
Another Major Catastrophe

AUDI
Awfully Unsafe Designs Implemented
Accelerates Under Demonic Influence
Automobile Under Demonic Influence
Another Ugly Deutsche Invention
Always Undermining Deutsche Intelligence
Automobile Unsafe Designs, Inc.

BMW
Big Money Works
Bought My Wife
Brutal Money Waster
Break My Window
Break My Windshield
Babbling Mechanical Wench
Beastly Monstrous Wonder
Beautiful Masterpieces on Wheels
Beautiful Mechanical Wonder
Barely Moving Wreck
Big Money Waste
Big Money. Why?
Big Money Works
Born Moderately Wealthy
Breaks Most Wrenches
Bring More Wrenches
Brings Me Women
Brings More Women
Broken Money Waster
Broke My Wallet
Broken Monstrous Wonder
Bumbling Mechanical Wretch
Blasphemous Motorized Wreck

BUICK
Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer
Big Ugly Imitation Chrome King

CHEVROLET
Can Hear Every Valve Rap On Long Extended Trips
Cheap, Hardly Efficient, Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time
Cracked Heads, Every Valve Rattles, Oil Leaks Every Time
Constantly Having Every Vehicle Recalled Over Lousy Engineering Techniques

DODGE
Drips Oil & Drops Grease Everywhere
d**n Old Dirty Gas Eater
Dead Old Dog Going East
Dead On Day Guarantee Expires
Dead On Delivery, Go Easy
Dead On Delivery, Guarantee Expired
Dead Or Dying Garbage Emitter
Dear Old Dads Garage Experiment
Daily Overhauls Do Get Expensive

EDSEL
Every Day Something Else Leaks

FIAT
Failed Italian Automotive Technology
Fix It Again, Tony!
Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation

FORD
Frigin' Old Rebuilt Dodge
Fix Or Repair Daily
Found On Road Dead
Fast Only Rolling Downhill
First On Race Day
First On Recall Day
Fabricated Of Refried Dung
Fails On Rainy Days
Fantastically Orgasmic Realistic Dream
Fatally Obese Redneck Driver
Fault Of R&D
Finally Obsolete Racing Device
Fireball On Rear Denting
First On Road to Dump
First On Rust and Deterioration
Fix Or Recycle Dilemma
Flipping Over Results in Death
Flipped Over Roadside Disaster
Follow Our Rusty Dogsled
Foot On Road Decelerates
Forced On Reluctant Drivers
Formed Of Rejected DNA
Forwarded Once; Return Denied
Forward Only; Reverse Defective
Forlorn, Old, Ratridden Dustbin
Fork Over Repair Dough
Fouled Out Re-done Dodge
Frequent Overhaul, Rapid Deterioration
Free Or Reduced Drastically
Frequent Opinion Really Disappointed
Fumes and Odors Readily Detectable
Funny Old Rattling Dump
(backwards) Driver Returns On Foot

GEO
Good Engineering Overlooked

GM
General Maintenance
Great Mistake
Garbage Motors
Generally Miserable
Grossly Misconceived
Gluteus Maximus

GMC
Garage Man's Companion
Gotta Mechanic Coming?
Generally Mediocre Cars
Get More Chicks
Gets Mechanics Crazy
Gods Mechanical Curse
Got More Crap
Great Mountain Climber
Great Motor Car

GTO
Gas, Tires, Oil

HONDA
Had One Never Did Again
Hang On, Not Done Accelerating
Hallmark Of Non-Descript Automobiles
Hallmark Of Non-Destructible Automobiles

HYUNDAI Hope You Understand Nothing's Drivable And Inexpensive...

JEEP
Just Eats Every Part
Junk Engineering Executed Poorly
Just Empty Every Pocket

MAZDA
Most Always Zipping Dangerously Along

MG
Money Guzzler

MGB
Might Go Backwards

MGF
Might Go Forward

MIATA
My Intention Always To Accelerate

MOPAR
Many Odd Parts Arranged Randomly
Miscellaneous Oddball Parts Assembled Ridiculously
Most Often Passed At Races
Mostly Old Parts And Rust
Move Over People Are Racing
Move Over Pontiac Approaching Rapidly
My Old Pig Ain't Running
My Only Problems Are Repairs

MUSTANG
Motor Under Strain, Transmission Almost No Good

OLDSMOBILE
Overpriced, Leisurely Driven Sedan Made Of Buick's Irregular Leftover Equipment
old ladies driving slowly making other behind insanely late everyday

PINTO
Put In Nickel To Operate
Paid Inspector Nicely To Overlook

PLYMOUTH
Please Leave Your Money Out Under The Hood

Pontiac
Poor Old Nobody Thinks It A Cadillac

PORSCHE
Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having Everything

SAAB
Send Another Automobile Back
Swedish Automobiles Always Breakdown
Sad Attempt At Beauty
Sorry Auto, Always Broken
Shape Appears Ass-Backwards

SUBARU
Screwed Up Beyond All Repair Usually

TOYOTA
Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto
Torturous On Your Old Tired Ass
The One You Ought To Avoid

TRIUMPH
This Really Is Unreliable Man, Please Help!
Tried Repairing It Until My Parts Hurt!

VOLVO
Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object

VW
Virtually Worthless


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