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Username Post: 1973 Vette body mounts        (Topic#342009)
Sauceman 
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Sauceman
Loc: Napanee, Ontario
Reg: 08-29-15
01-18-17 03:25 PM - Post#2672084    

Getting ready to replace the 8 body mounts on this vette, should be fun!

Picking up at the customers house,



In the shop safe and sound,



It's eviction time! No squatters allowed.



Upon taking the rocker moldings off I noticed the lower fender bolts that secure the splash shields behind the front tires are pulled through. This will be sorted.



Someone replaced the lower rubbers on the front mounts, I guess it was a start lol.



I wonder home many years the spare tire was sitting in its holder before I removed it lol. The rim is rusted out beyond saving.



One would think there would be drain holes in this spare tire support. Going to clean it out and have a better look, if I can't find any some will be drilled.




Until next time, had to replace the starter on my wifes car so that took up most of the day LOL.


cheers

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



 




TAT_2 
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Age: 66
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01-18-17 04:00 PM - Post#2672090    
    In response to Sauceman


THE #2 MOUNT WAS KINDA CRAPPY ON MY OLD 78,THE REST WERE DECENT,THE PO'S NEVER OR NEVER KNEW TO KEEP THE COWL DRAINS CLEAR,I JUST CLEANED IT UP ETC,IT WAS JUST A BEAT'R ANYWAY,GOOD LUCK WITH THE PROJECT & YES THE E-BRAKE DID WORK REDID THE CALIPERS,HOSES,LINES, 1/2 SHAFT U-JOINTS ETC,ETC.
IM GETTEN OLDER NOW,SO NOT AS MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE C'4'S

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice


 
Sauceman 
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Sauceman
Loc: Napanee, Ontario
Reg: 08-29-15
01-25-17 07:12 PM - Post#2673526    
    In response to TAT_2

Well the rear metal pockets were a lot worst than we first thought.



the braces on the frame are a little worst for wear as well.



As you can see the #4 mount bolt had to be cut

So did the #3 mount on the right side, nothing like taking a plasma cutter to a fiberglass car! I wrapped a piece of metal around the back side to protect it from the flame.





So now we wait for parts





cheers

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



 
TAT_2 
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Age: 66
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01-26-17 06:39 AM - Post#2673596    
    In response to Sauceman

PANDORA'S BOX !!!

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice


 
Sauceman 
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03-06-17 04:33 PM - Post#2680043    
    In response to TAT_2

  • TAT_2 Said:
PANDORA'S BOX !!!




I definitely can be!

Got all the body mounts installed, here is a pic of the right rear one,



Door jambs done,







Touched up the headlight buckets,



All the little trim parts done,




hopefully into the booth by the end of the week.



cheers

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



 
TAT_2 
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03-07-17 06:18 AM - Post#2680153    
    In response to Sauceman

LOOK'N GOOD !

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice


 
Sauceman 
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Loc: Napanee, Ontario
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03-29-17 04:56 PM - Post#2684080    
    In response to TAT_2

We finally got the vette in the booth!

This is the third of four coats of paint. It's a single stage urathane in butternut yellow.



Now it's out of the booth in the front shop to cure for a day before wet sanding and polish.





Here we are just after wet sanding. we touched up the frame and wheel wells in black.







And cleaning the wheels/tires.



Tomorrow we polish and hopefully Friday we'll have it all back together for delivery to the customer.


cheers

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



 
TAT_2 
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03-30-17 02:53 PM - Post#2684209    
    In response to Sauceman

LOOKEN GOOD
MATER OF TASTE I GUESS BUT THE 1ST THING I TRASHED ON ME OLD 70 WAS THE LUGGAGE RACK.
ALSO NOTICED THE MULTI BOLT PATERN ON THE RALLY'S,1ST TIME I SEEN THAT.

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice


 
wagonmaster 
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Loc: Loganville, Ga.
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03-31-17 07:01 AM - Post#2684315    
    In response to TAT_2

Those are aftermarket rims, Tat. I had some on a '56 wagon once...
Nice '73, wonder why he went with that color?? Had a '69 442 that color back in the day.

Hey T @!


In Memory of Mike McVeigh- The "Mad Spring Wacker" He roams the Forums of CT forever in our hearts and minds!

http://www.picturetrail.com/wagonmaster55

Joe


 
Sauceman 
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04-08-17 11:31 AM - Post#2685611    
    In response to wagonmaster

Well she's all done and delivered!







Cheers!

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Yugoslavia '94' , Israel/Syria '99 , Bosnia '02 , Afghanistan '08-'09



 
TAT_2 
"18th Year" Silver Supporting Member, and Official CT Grim Reaper
Posts: 36068

Age: 66
Loc: "UNDER THE BOARDWALK"
Reg: 10-29-00
04-08-17 02:21 PM - Post#2685634    
    In response to Sauceman

!!!
THANKS FOR FOLLOWING THRU
DONT 4GET TO POST UP YOUR NEXT VETTE RESURECTION


09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice


 




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