Author Topic: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10  (Read 66030 times)

Offline 1980K20

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #240 on: January 24, 2022, 09:24:40 PM »
Nice progress. Someday I'll learn to weld as good.

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #241 on: January 25, 2022, 11:41:54 AM »
Nice progress. Someday I'll learn to weld as good.

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Let's be careful with the words we choose,"good" let's replace that with acceptable. And for those that do weld I'm an amazing grinder. ;D
However, thank you! I just got motivation back to start working again and it's not easy. I think at this point I'm going to get the firewall good, put the engine in and get some miles on it. Will call them motivational miles. I'm going to need some motivation to want to do any more rust repair on anything at this point.
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #242 on: January 25, 2022, 07:49:18 PM »
Got one more panel mocked up and almost prepped for welding. I left the flange in for some rigidity plus the kit uses it as spacing. Gotta take it slow on this one. Lots of weld, heat and potential for warpage.
*Up for debate is the blower fan hole...not sure it I'm going to make a removable plate or weld a patch in.

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2006 Boulevard M109R 109 cid,2019 M109R BOSS
2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #243 on: January 25, 2022, 11:22:02 PM »
Use a lid from a large pickle jar............Leave the label!  ;D
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #244 on: January 26, 2022, 10:09:48 AM »
That's a 'gettin-by' kinda solution. Something I'd do in the Blazer since it's s toy. Definitely not for my daily. 😆
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2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #245 on: January 27, 2022, 08:28:12 AM »
Use a lid from a large pickle jar............Leave the label!  ;D
Does dill or sweet make a difference?  ;D
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #246 on: February 19, 2022, 05:49:25 PM »
Mad good progress today. I'm not sure if I already said this but just in case. I'm working toward just getting the engine, trans, x-case and everything to just drive. I NEED SOME MOTIVATION TO KEEP GOING! :(


Got the brake/steering brace tacked back in. Also to help protect against corrosion I coded the back side of the brace and everything outside of the welding zone with the same Seymour's rubberized truck coating, prior to welding everything.

I also got more done on the firewall. Had some grinding to do some more tack welds some more pretty and up to do however, most of that's going to wait. I do plan on putting seam sealer in the cowl to make sure all my work doesn't go down the drain!

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"Beat it like a red-headed ford"
1987 v10 Silverado(LQ4), 87 R10,83 K20, 83 cucv 6.2 Detroit
2006 Boulevard M109R 109 cid,2019 M109R BOSS
2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart