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Username Post: Fauxmad update #4        (Topic#252127)
wagonman100 
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wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
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11-04-10 02:24 PM - Post#1999657    

A little more is done. They put the small block dummy block in place for the mounts and midplate and they knew I was putting a blower on the car (I don't know what kind yet), so they put the case on there. he motor is also raised up a bit to put the pan above the crossmember:



The floors are almost done and the console mocked in place. I may go with a fabbed console later on, but this gives an idea of what it will be like with the Grand Prix dash and a console that goes with it. The trans tunnel still needs a little work:






And finally the gas and brake. I didn't discuss with them the brakes, but they wanted to keep the firewall as free as they could, so an under the floor master cylinder is being employed:



All that's left is to button up the floors and trans tunnel and do the rack and pinion conversion and it's off to the powdercoaters, then the body gets put back on and then it's back to my place to wait for my shop to get finished to get the metal work done. And so I can recover from the bill.

Plans are to wire her up and put in a temporary engine and trans to work out any bugs with the suspension and anything electrical while it's in primer. Then I will put in the real engine and trans and get her painted so that hopefully it will be ready to go as soon as it is reassembled after paint.




Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 


MPandC 
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11-05-10 01:48 AM - Post#1999858    
    In response to wagonman100

Looking good Jay! Thanks for the update pics

Robert


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wagonman100 
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11-05-10 03:24 AM - Post#1999872    
    In response to MPandC

Thanks Robert. The guys wanted to start working on the under hood tins too, but I told them I have spent way more money than I planned to this go around. Almost makes me wish I had done the work myself. But they got it done much faster than I could have. Besides that, I wouldn't have been able to do any of it yet since my shop is not ready to work in yet. I would have had to have them do the rear tins and the rollcage anyway since I don't have a brake, bead roller or tubing bender. It will be money well spent in the end, but it hurts the old bank account right now.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
JackieB 
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11-05-10 08:49 AM - Post#2000006    
    In response to wagonman100

Very nice, Jay. You never get a project done for what you plan on spending on it. I found out the hard way. JB

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wagonman100 
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11-05-10 01:50 PM - Post#2000115    
    In response to JackieB

Oh it's still on budget. I just didn't plan on spending that much right now. The original plan when the wagon went there was just to do the back half of the frame and the rollcage. I have since added the tins and floors and the firewall and rack and pinion conversion. That was the extra that I had actually planned on later, but since they had to make it so the body could still be removable for the frame to be powder coated, a lot of the things needed to happen now in order to make sure that everything was going to work together later on. This is the first time they have done one so that the body is still removable.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
knightfan2691 
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11-06-10 11:44 AM - Post#2000481    
    In response to wagonman100

JAY!!!!!!!!

I was wondering how progress was going on this....looking good, bud!





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Vista Cruiser 
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11-13-10 07:03 AM - Post#2003553    
    In response to knightfan2691

Looks fantastic Jay!

Are you using the GP dash all the way up to the finish panel? With all ducts filled with gauges? God bless Pontiac interiors.

A/C ducts everywhere, bent dashes, tilted consoles, just awesome.





 
wagonman100 
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11-13-10 12:40 PM - Post#2003687    
    In response to Vista Cruiser

I will be using the dash, but I am going to make an aluminum panel for the face and probably for the top of the console. That way, I can mount the gauges behind the face plate and mount the aftermarket A/C controls to where they look like they belong. I will use the stock A/C vents in it though, not more gauges. I can run 5 gauges and a tach and speedo in the stock dash openings. I may omit 2 A/C vents for extra gauges if I need to. The wagon will have a supercharger, so i will need a boost/vac gauge. But I may be able to put that in the faceplate as is since I won't be constrained to the holes that would already be in the factory faceplate. I may have to fab up a new console. The stock one is cut down quite a bit and they cracked it while cutting it and I may not be able to find another one easily.

I have the GP dash in my El Camino and I have the 5 Auto Meter gauges plus tach and speedo mounted through the stock gauge holes. It looks okay, but it could look better. As a matter of fact I am going to get another one tomorrow for my Elky as it has a damaged backing above the glove box and I want a better one for it.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
World Domination 
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11-16-10 03:58 PM - Post#2005270    
    In response to wagonman100

Can i ask what shop is doing the work? If you feel more comforatable, we can discuss it using PM.

2) The mexican monte carlo SS had GP interiors.....and 4 sp and 350!



 
wagonman100 
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11-16-10 05:54 PM - Post#2005333    
    In response to World Domination

I don't mind at all. It's a shop called Advanced Automotive Concepts in the White Marsh area of Baltimore. Great group of guys that really know their stuff.

I didn't think I'd be getting that much work done there and right now, therefore I did not think I'd be spending so much money right now, but doing one thing to a car usually depends on having something else done first, so I just let them go at it.

I could have done the rear half of the frame and the welding of the rollcage at home, but my shop isn't finished (I just got my welder home last week) and I would have taken so much longer than they did. I also don't have a tubing bender, so the vehicle would have had to be there to have the tubes bent and then back home for the welding. This worked out better for everything but my bank account.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
World Domination 
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11-25-10 11:01 AM - Post#2009383    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks. Yes, it really appears that they know their stuff and are a decent shop; i'm maybe looking for a shop that not only is competent, but gets it done in a reasonable amount of time. i've seen other work by AAC. Looks first rate.

There is/was(?) another shop in the cockeysville (off york rd?) area that is real good. i don't even remember how i found them, but i'm trying to look them up again. ARC automotive racing chassis or something.



 


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