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Author Topic: Let the fun and games begin! (1974 garage find)  (Read 23397 times)
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« Reply #100 on: January 25, 2018, 09:10:46 PM »

Glad you’re settled in & back at it  cheers
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« Reply #101 on: January 26, 2018, 06:10:14 AM »

Cool deal Nick.  2thumbs

Boy that roof looks a lot better, wonder why lol.

Congrats on making the move and finally settled in.  cheers
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« Reply #102 on: January 26, 2018, 07:17:03 AM »

Cool deal Nick.  2thumbs

Boy that roof looks a lot better, wonder why lol.

Congrats on making the move and finally settled in.  cheers

 cheers  MUCH better!!

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« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2018, 08:49:59 PM »

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Trying to keep it legal for Champ Car, so that may entail buying another set of doors to gut and keep the ones with the windows for daily-ish driving. /quote]

What is Champ Car? Googled it but come up with formula-type cars.
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« Reply #104 on: January 29, 2018, 08:04:49 AM »

Mike,
It used to be "Chump" car. They have been revamping the series somewhat to separate it from the other sanctioning body known as "lemons".

https://champcar.org/
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« Reply #105 on: January 30, 2018, 05:33:20 AM »

Familiar with both..... didn't realize they had changed the name away from Chump. Have not been paying close enough attention I guess. Thanks.
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« Reply #106 on: January 30, 2018, 02:38:07 PM »

K member back from the sandblaster. Found a few cracks and bad welds.





 Also, my welding helmet took a dump today so I started working on the fuel filler cutout:

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« Reply #107 on: February 03, 2018, 10:59:00 PM »

Mike,
It used to be "Chump" car. They have been revamping the series somewhat to separate it from the other sanctioning body known as "lemons".

https://champcar.org/

The name change is fitting really, it has become a very competitive series, with some serious effort from many teams. It's weird to see a LeMons car in the field......
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« Reply #108 on: February 07, 2018, 08:17:20 AM »

My weekend is over and this is where I left off:



Note to self:
Hot tank the next K member you do!

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O.K. lets go to town


« Reply #109 on: February 18, 2018, 07:39:47 AM »

Do you have a part number for that heater control, Where did you buy it from?
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« Reply #110 on: February 18, 2018, 08:15:47 AM »

Do you have a part number for that heater control, Where did you buy it from?

Here is one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ELECTRONIC-BYPASS-HEATER-CONTROL-VALVE-NEW/152578583141?hash=item2386646a65:g:DzkAAOSwTf9ZOcWG&vxp=mtr

The kit I used is from Vintage Air. 50507-VUA - Servo Heater Valve Kit with control knob and pod

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« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2018, 07:10:10 PM »

Coming together finally:



The Firm Feel sway bar is massive! Can't wait to drive this thing!
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« Reply #112 on: February 28, 2018, 09:29:22 AM »

cool build  cheers

If I would have found this thread a few weeks ago I wouldn't have had to ask which way the hood to cowl seal goes! lol
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« Reply #113 on: March 24, 2018, 02:31:04 AM »

Wayyy behind on updates!

Roll cage is going along.




Dash fabrication moving right along too!





Getting my workout bending 1 3/4 x .120 wall tube!


And I have been sourcing some original contingency stickers to match the #71 K&K Insurance car.





So now I am up to the point of getting the door bars and the rear bars done and working interior sheetmetal. I actually scored a second set of doors with manual regulators so I am going to be putting the electric motors and regulators up for sale soon. That along with a bunch of other parts like new tie rod ends, Grant steering wheel, etc.
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« Reply #114 on: March 24, 2018, 01:39:27 PM »

 coolgleamA 2thumbs popcrn
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« Reply #115 on: March 24, 2018, 01:57:28 PM »

 2thumbs looking great!!!
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« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2018, 03:06:31 PM »

Test fit the dash today with the defog vents installed.

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« Reply #117 on: April 18, 2018, 11:54:59 PM »

This weeks progress. All the front end back together minus the torsion bar cross member. It's out being blasted before I put it back.



And the dash had its final fit check so now it's wiring time!



Next week I should finish the cage and move on to the seat mounts and window nets.
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« Reply #118 on: October 06, 2018, 06:27:59 AM »

Wow, it has been a LONG while! Life happens I guess. Was almost to the point of selling it, and everything in the garage with it not long ago. Between working 12 hour shifts, some of the wife's health issues and such, I just lost site of what I wanted to do with this thing. Luckily, my wife reminded me how much I loved this thing. So, I rolled it outside and started doing body work again. Decided to go full-on stock car replica. No side glass, removing the door handles and blanking out those holes.





I also bought a 5.9 Magnum crate motor for now just so I can get the thing running and driving while I spend some $$ building the other engine.

At any rate, UPS is delivering parts and pieces daily. Hopefully my Christmas present will be driving this thing to work. Smiley
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« Reply #119 on: October 06, 2018, 02:21:57 PM »

It's only been a couple days since your last update.
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« Reply #120 on: October 09, 2018, 08:48:36 PM »

Right! April-October has been nuts. Almost lost my wife. a lifetime of smoking caught up with her. She's better and after living ona ventilator for a week, she's done smoking.

Now I can get on with car stuff....with her by my side.

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« Reply #121 on: October 10, 2018, 05:57:35 PM »

Now that you've gone full nutz on this, will we see 15x10's all around and radiuses wheel wells?!  scope
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« Reply #122 on: October 11, 2018, 11:07:08 AM »

That may be in the future! When I wear these tires out.
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« Reply #123 on: November 29, 2018, 09:47:38 PM »

FINALLY fired this thing up!

https://youtu.be/2cgNiIBLa_k?t=11

I am still keeping a fairly decent build log over here:

http://ratrageous.com/
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« Reply #124 on: November 30, 2018, 07:16:54 PM »

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