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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 814030 times)

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Offline SPARKY

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1680 on: July 13, 2012, 06:03:58 AM »
Again thanks for the process shots!!!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1681 on: July 13, 2012, 11:21:45 AM »
First thing we did today was to lower the back of the hood.  If you compare this photo with the others look at the Wilson intake to see the difference.



After modifying Frankenstein, we got to play with some Poly Form.  This stuff has the small fiber fiberglass mix in for extra strength.  



Tomorrow we will take the screws out, fill where the screw were with the poly form and fiberglass over the poly form and start sanding the outside to the curvature that we want.   8-)

  We should have posted a pic of the underside after we smoothed out the Poly Form and glassed it. Looks alot better than pic above :-P

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1682 on: July 13, 2012, 11:39:59 AM »
Again thanks for the process shots!!!

  Thanks SPARKY :cheers:

  Ditto for your build as well. Hope to see you at Bville.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1683 on: July 13, 2012, 03:28:06 PM »
Roughing in the fit of the mat.






And now it's ready for some resin. :mrgreen:


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1684 on: July 13, 2012, 10:58:28 PM »
LOVELY.

Of course you will be working on it until you drive down the driveway but it's looking promising.

Way to go, fellows.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1685 on: July 13, 2012, 11:01:01 PM »
We successfully put down two layers of resin and mat on the hood, it was a wait and dry type of day. :cheers:  Sunday we will do some sanding and then put down some filler to get this hood looking smooth.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1686 on: July 14, 2012, 06:24:15 AM »
You guys do such nice work! I really like the ducting to the supercharger. Any positive pressure you make here will help power as if you needed it! Lol!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1687 on: July 16, 2012, 09:37:01 AM »
We have lots to do this week!!  The car goes to the painter on Friday for two weeks!!  This will be a stressful  two weeks of waiting, when we get it back we only have about 4 days to get everything else completed. And loaded up.  Must be Bonneville time because we are always scrambling. :evil:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1688 on: July 20, 2012, 08:50:24 AM »
One more coat of bondo to fill the low spots and the painter can fix the rest.



The new smaller gas tank is secured and all the fuel lines connected.



Today we need to make about six holes in the hood, two for studs and four to let out the excess air from the blow off valves.  The painter gets this car today, so we need to have it ready for him.   Then it's two weeks of waiting. :-P

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1689 on: July 21, 2012, 03:42:40 PM »
Same color or something New?


Very nice job building your new front end & scoop !!


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1690 on: July 21, 2012, 03:54:55 PM »
Same color or something New?


Very nice job building your new front end & scoop !!


Don





  Thanks Don...about the same color but not candy and no graphics for now, Were looking at a candy look alike
but a regular stock color for easy matching in case banners get in my way :-P

   Good news from painter, thinks he can have it done by next weekend, giving us another week to finish up.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1691 on: July 21, 2012, 07:13:28 PM »
Ya those damb banners have little legs and walk right out there, they have some nice candy's & pearl's now.

Looking forward to seeing it done & a record too.

I was there in 65' and Lee Van Pathero wen't 174 mph in his 57' Bel Air using a hilborn injected 327', and that was pretty fast in a stock body. Then he wen't 223 in a big block Camero, just amazing how it gets better with more power and aero stuff

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1692 on: July 21, 2012, 11:03:30 PM »
This is how we will mount our headlight covers.  After the car is painted we will rivet them on these.



These are the holes we made in the hood so the excess air from our blow off valves doesn't push the hood up.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1693 on: July 22, 2012, 03:15:56 AM »
Hey guys , looking really good!
Finally getting over there this year , Invite from Kiwi Steve to play in the Tech team.

Will see ya in the tech tent.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1694 on: July 22, 2012, 11:38:29 AM »
Hey guys , looking really good!
Finally getting over there this year , Invite from Kiwi Steve to play in the Tech team.

Will see ya in the tech tent.
Bob,
DLRA Chief Car Inspector
DLRA 200 Mph Club

  Yeah Bob...it will be great to finally meet you. Stop by and have a cold one if you can get out of tech :cheers: