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Forum: Chassis & Suspension 08-27-2017, 07:48 AM
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Posted By 1980steelbeast
Hey Doug, Thanks for the support! I'm definitely...

Hey Doug, Thanks for the support! I'm definitely looking forward to showing everyone what they feel like once they're installed.


Thank you! I had plans for the front and pulled the plug on...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 08-27-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,654
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Thanks Robert! They definitely are! I'm stoked...

Thanks Robert! They definitely are! I'm stoked about installing these parts!
I'm waiting for a few smaller parts to arrive and I'll get on it!
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 08-26-2017, 05:06 PM
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Views: 5,654
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Starting on my rear suspension!

As many here know,I've decided to start building The Steel Beast into a corner carving, AutoX machine.
That meant stepping from drag racing that I've done since a teen,and building a vehicle that...
Forum: Interior 07-07-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Thank you.It's been an awesome experience to say...

Thank you.It's been an awesome experience to say the least.
Forum: Interior 07-06-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Thanks! It's come a long way!

Thanks! It's come a long way!
Forum: Interior 07-05-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
I ended up installing new lower door panels and...

I ended up installing new lower door panels and re-dyed the upper door panels and armrests.

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g351/1980steelbeast/IMG_20170507_154524_581.jpg...
Forum: Interior 07-05-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
We laid down the sound deadening topped with a...

We laid down the sound deadening topped with a Thermal barrier that helps with engine heat coming from the firewall and transmission tunnel.
...
Forum: Interior 05-19-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,774
Posted By 1980steelbeast
It's made by a company called Forever Sharp...

It's made by a company called Forever Sharp Steering Wheels.
Forum: Interior 03-31-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Thanks! I'll remember this forever. Never thought...

Thanks! I'll remember this forever. Never thought u could do this until now.


Thank you! Yeah, we're a unique couple for sure! We put our minds together and came up with a game plan.
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
This is the new black carpet going in. ...

This is the new black carpet going in.
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Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Thanks! It's getting there for sure!

Thanks! It's getting there for sure!
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Since my shifter was installed when I had a bench...

Since my shifter was installed when I had a bench seat,I needed to move it back a few inches to its stock location so I could use a factory G body console which is manufactured by Dash-Top,the same...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Now the floors have been repaired,it was time to...

Now the floors have been repaired,it was time to use some sort of sound & heat barrier to tone down the road noise and engine heat.
I compared sound deadening companies and Cool-It by Thermotec was...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
I used 2 coats of Rust Converter/Rust Reformer to...

I used 2 coats of Rust Converter/Rust Reformer to treat the floors after wire wheeling them to bare metal.
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Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
I put several tack welds in to secure the panel....

I put several tack welds in to secure the panel. After doing that,I used a torch to heat up and bang for the metal to the existing edges since aftermarket panels are usually a hair off from the...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Thanks man! My girlfriend and I are one...

Thanks man! My girlfriend and I are one unstoppable force when it comes to these El Camino's. She loves them with a passion like I do. We teach each other new things about them since her dad owned an...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Now,I'm down to cutting out the floorboard. I...

Now,I'm down to cutting out the floorboard. I started gathering measurements of how far I can take the cut up along the edge of the floor pan. I had between 2 & 2/12 inches to work with,so I started...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Although the rust looked bad,there was a lot of...

Although the rust looked bad,there was a lot of surface rust which made some of the floorboards salvageable!
The passengers rear floor pan was the worst although the pictures don't show. There was a...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Once the carpet was out,ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE...

Once the carpet was out,ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE :eek:
3 of 4 floor pans were rusted! The worst was the passengers side front and rear pans....
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
After having such a great success with the...

After having such a great success with the DashTop cover,it was time to move on to the flooring.
In a 37 year old vehicle,I expected rust so before I even started ripping the carpet up,I purchased...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
After several test fits,I began preparing the old...

After several test fits,I began preparing the old dash by sanding down the large splitting cracks to where they were flush to the surrounding surfaces.
I then used Windex to clean the dash of all...
Forum: Interior 03-29-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,863
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Been a minute since I posted,so here's what I've...

Been a minute since I posted,so here's what I've been up to!
Since the original dash had craters and large cracks from 37 years of sun,I decided it was time to take care of the eyesore I called a...
Forum: Exterior Body & Paint 02-05-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Looks good! Just gave me a new idea. :woott:

Looks good! Just gave me a new idea. :woott:
Forum: Member Projects 01-31-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 43,919
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Hell yeah! This build is turning into a monster!...

Hell yeah! This build is turning into a monster! I've been debating an LS setup. Might be in my future.
Forum: Member Projects 01-31-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 36,689
Posted By 1980steelbeast
Looking good! :woott:

Looking good! :woott:
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