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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 814029 times)

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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1650 on: April 29, 2012, 12:38:37 PM »
Finished painting the new braces for the gas tank to sit on.  The old vs. The new.





Say goodbye to the old front end. :-(



The frame is 90% usable, we need to repair a couple place before we can put it on the new front end.




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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1651 on: May 28, 2012, 07:29:37 PM »

 Worked on lowering frame for new front body as we want it to sit lower. Had to cut small tube uprights and

short uprights in front frame, plus cut where tube meets the upper saddle mount.

  Now we need to remove some rust, replace some lower rusted tubes, weld it back up in the right place and start mounting the body.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1652 on: May 28, 2012, 08:43:55 PM »
Still lookin good JL, Had to go back a few posts to catch up. Finally got Amy's '91 camaro "finished" and up to Wilmington OH, Not too bad first time out, 137.56. fastest for her to date. Looking to start incorporating some of your ideas in our junk. :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1653 on: June 05, 2012, 11:49:47 PM »
 
 Had a chance to work on frame work for body Sunday and getting close to right height.
 
  Been busy getting ready for the HUNGER GAMES. Granddaughter Peytons 12 birthday Sat. 40 kids 25 adults

   Troy's father in law, Jim, and I cooked 108 hot dogs and 40 burgers :-P

   Kids really had a good time with 6 teams competing in different games for the winner.

  Shop floor was a mess but mopped up good. Next time the drink coolers go outside.

   Haven't seen the movie but the books are great.


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  Hope to order new wheels and some fastners this week.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1654 on: June 14, 2012, 10:45:36 PM »
We have been working on the front end getting it ready to do a final fit, now we are just waiting on some Dzus fasteners so we can secure it to the car.  In the mean time we have been swapping AN fitting for the new gas tank.
Stripping the old:



Drilling the new:





We also had to re-route one of our fuel lines.  What a pain that was!!  3/4 aluminum is not fun to drill with a hole saw!



We also received our new front rims made by Weld racing wheels.  The rear wheels have to be custom made for our bolt pattern, should get them by mid July. More updates to come. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1655 on: June 15, 2012, 11:21:55 AM »
Oops forgot to post a picture of our wheels.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1656 on: June 24, 2012, 10:20:19 PM »
We have been working on the frame work for the front end and lowering it to fit.  Today we finall got the front end partially mounted.  Here is Dzus stud with a locating tip for a more accurate fit.





So we finally got the sides Dzus fasteners on, now we have to attach the fiberglass to the frame.  A lot of rivets and fiberglassing ahead for us. 


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1657 on: June 26, 2012, 07:26:01 PM »
Nice, good to see it comeing together.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1658 on: June 26, 2012, 09:55:08 PM »
Wow thats low. Any lower and you'll be plowing the course. How mch is the front end streached??

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1659 on: June 26, 2012, 11:44:16 PM »
Wow thats low. Any lower and you'll be plowing the course. How mch is the front end streached??

Frank

   Just under 4'' on stretch and 21/8'' from ground.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1660 on: June 27, 2012, 09:45:34 PM »
Been out of town a lot lately so things were slow going for awhile.  So Sunday we got the front end attached at the side mounts of the car.  Today we secured the rest of the front end to the framework that attaches  the front of the car.  Now all we need to do is fiberglass all of the hidden tubing at the front, sides and the bottom of the front end to make sure nothing moves.  We also got the side panels that keep the salt from entering the engine bay re-attached.



Now the front end is 90% finished!!



Tomorrow we will be fiberglassing first and as it's drying, we will start cutting and constructing our new hood.  Hopefully it turns out similar to our old one. :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1661 on: June 28, 2012, 08:30:12 PM »
Let the cutting begin. :|







Now the front of the hood.



The hood is cut out for the engine compartment and at the front of the hood.  Next is to cut the edges and then attach with Dzus fasteners.



Lastly we did get the fiberglass on the inside of the front end, to make sure nothing moves and that it is secured properly.



More to come. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1662 on: June 29, 2012, 12:22:16 AM »
WOW! looking good can't wait to see you at Speed Week and the great speed you will do,  hope I do some of your timing duties on the long course, but I bet you can set a record at the 3 mile point!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1663 on: June 29, 2012, 10:10:58 AM »
WOW! looking good can't wait to see you at Speed Week and the great speed you will do,  hope I do some of your timing duties on the long course, but I bet you can set a record at the 3 mile point!

  Thanks AK...hopefully we can go 5 miles someday without problems and get a great time.

  Got into the 2 club last year spinning through the lights on a wet track at 257+ and a data log indicated top speed of 318
before I spun. The 21/4 time was 256+.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1664 on: June 29, 2012, 09:30:45 PM »
We had a short day today, but still made some progress.  I mounted the new/used side panels to match up with our new/used rear bumper.



We also cut our hood on the sides and at the window.  Still need to trim to fit on the sides for a final fit.