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Old 03-22-2017, 01:35 AM
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Thanks bro!! I made a few trips out to Arizona last week on my off days (Tuesday/Wednesday) Man! That was a 20 hour day. My club bros cleared out my parts storage for me and i loaded the bug up and brought parts back to the shop. We decided to just paint the frame, drop the body and bring the Bu back to Cali. We couldnt find a spot to do the frame work so Ill have my dude out here do the frame after he does the SS frame. The goal is to get the SS frame done/coated and make it a roller. Then bring the Bu here and take the SS out to Az to the storage to wait for paint. Then I can focus on mock up, finishing the interior, motor, suspension ect on the Bu. It will be a few months of playing with the bu before I do the frame which is why I wanted to just paint it with some rattle can. I dont want to mock up parts on a rusty looking frame..Im headed backj to Az around 3pm and should arrive there around 7. Then I can start cleaning the frame and paint it right quick. Few pics from my trip last week..

Water pump came together..



Grabbed a heater block off setup until I get all the parts needed for defrost ect..



Caps on



Heat shrink hose clamps



You gotta do the tape serp belt mock up lol



Forgot I had this shifter and a mount made to hold it. Been too long. Ive been going thru all the boxes to what I have for the project...






Cant wait to see the headlights and blacked out bezels in..





Headed out Wednesday afternoon. Ill be there around 7pm and the power to all the outlets in the storage will be on. Then I can setup and start the frame cleanup. Hoping to get it painted and start bolting on all the suspension by Friday. Doesnt have to be perfect as it will all be coming back off once we get it here to the shop..(after mocking up the motor)

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Old 03-29-2017, 01:44 PM
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Made the 4 hour trip back out to Arizona to work on the Bu. Moved the frame over to the next storage unit and we cleaned it up a little and sprayed it black. Really wasnt worried about it being "perfect" as the frame will come back out for the re-notch, boxing, bracing and coating. We decided on going with a black coating. Im up in the air if I want it powder coated, or I can use some Eastwood Xtreme chassis black coating. Im thinking that since Im not doing a custom 2 stage color, might as well save a few bucks and just coat it myself. Got the UMI front upper and lower arms in as well as the QA1 coilovers. A good friend gave me a set of 2wd blazer spindles years ago and I had em coated. I was hoping to find a deal on some Belltech 2" drop spindles back then. Would be less stress on th 3" drop coilovers if I did it that way. Hmmm.. If I spray the frame myself, I'll save some cash and can use it for the drop spindles.... Here's some pic. 80zBabiez CC Jerry and the Prez Mel came thru BIIIG TIME for me. I cant thank those guys enough!!!

After I cleaned up the storage and purcheased a few wheel dollies to slide the frame out, the fellas yanked all the 39 year old suspension parts and slid the frame out for me. This was a TOTAL surprise that saved me a ton of time



Frame out in the sun...



After we cleaned the frame a bit with some purple foaming cleaning agent and TSP with some wire brushes, i just wiped it down with acetone, let flash off and then sprayed with VHT rollbar and chassis paint in satin black. That stuff looks amazing! I didnt really care about runs or uneven spots. This spray was just so I could mock up all the new parts on a decent looking frame. I didnt want a ratty lookinh frame with new stuffs mounted on the "mock up". Once the car is back in Cali, its all coming back off after I mock up the LQ4. Then my guy will come thru and weld the stitch seam, box it and brace it. Im currently working on my SS frame in the mean time..

Unboxing and bolting up finally...



Wish these would stay black...

14" rotors, "Z51" PAB, Kore3 "Hybrid" BBK brackets, Kore3 shims, 98-2002 f Body calipers, Kore 3 braided line kit, Speed bleeders on all 4 corners...



Vids on my Flickr page--click link to view... "They see me rollinnnnnn.."

They see me rolinnnnnn by bumpin1ohm, on Flickr


They see me rolinnnnnn by bumpin1ohm, on Flickr

After we got the cleaned up rear end in (built up 7.5), We finished up the rest and rolled the frame out in the sun. The paint is temp and we only concentrated on the areas that could be seen... Still need a thorough cleaning and wire wheel treatment to remove all the scale. I want that frme smooooooooth!



The black rotors look really clean behind the wheel. I gotta find a set that will stay black... Gotta feeling they will be pricey!



Rear shot....My shock relocate brackets I made worked great. They moved the Belltech Nitro's over and out the way of the rear of the caliper with room to spare. Once I get the Bu back to my lil "shop", Im gonna tack em in once postisioned where I want them. Worried they might slip after driving...



Going back in. The bu wasnt super high, so we just took the wheels off and used the casters to slid it back under. Worked like a charm. I got the idea from Hotrod Regal. This is why I try to document everything and how I did it. It really helps peeps that may be doing something simular. It will at least give them an idea that can be added to or piggybacked on to get htier problem solved..



Back in. We used Energy Suspension poly bushings on this project. I almost ordered a set of solid mounts from Trick Chassis cuz I wasnt sure if I had a set. After so many years of collecting parts and stuff, i forget what all I have. I may still get a set og the Tricks tho..



Pulled her out with her heels on for a lil sun. She hasnt been in the sun in over 2 years I think..

Style isnt for everyone, but I love the look..







Once the LQ$ and trans are in, she will be sitting nice. I have a 2" drop spring from OPG out back with a set of airlift 1000 drag bags. After the block is in, Imma let it sit so the springs settle, then see if I like that height or go with a 3" drop spring

Walk around vid. click to view on flickr

#dtoxbu Got her heels on right quick. by bumpin1ohm, on Flickr


It was a VERY productive trip. I put 2000 miles on my lil parts car this past 2 weeks whew! Well worth it. It was nice to finally unbox and get parts on the frame.. I'm back in Cali at the "shop" working on my SS frame now. Just pulled it and power washed it. Time to get him as a roller and then swap cars-SS goes to Az and the Bu comes here..

Fresh off the 78 Bu frame right into the 87 SS frame! We workin!!



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Old 03-29-2017, 03:54 PM
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:57 PM
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Wow that was a lot of work done.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:58 AM
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Great progress....awesome work man!
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:14 AM
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Thanks a lot fellas! We put in some serious ot on the old girl. The goal was to get her as a roller on that last trip and we accomplished it. Big shout out to 80Z! Wouldnt have gotten it done without them. Ill be headed back out there in a couple weeks to drop the block in and the radiator core support(at powder coat now). Ive been working solo on the SS frame and undercarriage BIG TIME. Got a lot of work done. Cleaned, wire wheeled, acetoned, 80 grit DA sanded, acetoned and degreased the SS undercarriage. Then used some primer on the areas i went a little too hard on and sprayed some UPOL RAPTOR at 45psi and final coat at 38psi. Came out clean! Heres a vid of the finisjed product. The Bu will get the same treatment when she get to the shop. Goal now is to get the SS frame notched, boxed, braced and coated and back under the car. Then he goes to AZ and the Bu comes here to Cali...

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