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  1. #11
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    Thanks spence. My schedule has put the firewall project on hold for awhile. I hope to get back at it soon. I'll post pics when I make some progress.

  2. #12
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    I haven't had a free weekend for months, but this weekend I
    had some time so I started to assemble the car stands I've
    been cutting out a little here & a little there.
    I welded til noon, then cut down some trees & hung a door
    for Jenni & J.D.(Daughter & Son-In-Law) then came back and
    worked on the stands some more.
    This afternoon I finished them up & jacked up the "Z". Made
    some adjusters out of 3/4'' bolts, so I can level them. I wanted
    to mark them so I could set the stand back on the floor in the
    same spot each time & have them be level, so I made some
    decals to keep them in the right locations. Also, the stand
    decks are 15''x15'' , just the right size for the scales, so I
    can weigh it on the stands if I get the urge. It's no hoist,
    but it should make working on the "Z" a little more convenient.







    Last edited by pro70z28; 04-11-2010 at 06:07 PM.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by pro70z28 View Post
    I haven't had a free weekend for months, but this weekend I
    had some time so I started to assemble the car stands I've
    been cutting out a little here & a little there.
    I welded til noon, then cut down some trees & hung a door
    for Jenni & J.D.(Daughter & Son-In-Law) then came back and
    worked on the stands some more.
    This afternoon I finished them up & jacked up the "Z". Made
    some adjusters out of 3/4'' bolts, so I can level them. I wanted
    to mark them so I could set the stand back on the floor in the
    same spot each time & have them be level, so I made some
    decals to keep them in the right locations. Also, the stand
    decks are 15''x15'' , just the right size for the scales, so I
    can weigh it on the stands if I get the urge. It's no hoist,
    but it should make working on the "Z" a little more convenient.







    For some reason i can't see the pics. Oh well sounds good anyhow. Do you have plans for the stands. I'm gonna need some soon for my volvo p1800. Maybe it will work if you PM them or something.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. #14
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    That's odd, they show up in your post. I use a MAC with Firefox.

    I just made them out of some angle iron a friend of mine gave me so they are cheap. I like cheap.
    I didn't make any drawings before hand, just cut them out and welded them up. They are basically just a box frame with cross bracing inside.

  5. #15
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    How did you make the decals?
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  6. #16
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    I used a Roland SolJet Pro II printer.

  7. #17
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    Had a little time today to work on the "Z". I straightened up a couple places on the firewall so I'd have a straight clean edge to start rebuilding. Then I made one of the two wells the intercooler tubes will pass through. I might use this one or I may try another approach. I'd like the mating surface to be a little smoother than this one. [shrinker sorta' wrinkled it a little]. This is my first attempt at any ''real'' metal shaping so there may be a few trial & error attempts on this deal.





  8. #18
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    Best thing I can suggest to massage the wrinkles is a toe dolly and a flat face hammer. Then grab a 4 1/2" with a brown or red scotchbrite pad on there. It'll smooth it out pretty quick.

    Still looking good. Everything seems to be coming together.

    The shrinker does tend to wrinkle the steel, but since you've already welded it together, I'd say you'd be alright with the hammer and dolly, as far as being able to flatten it out anyway.

    Its nice to see someone making better progress on their project than I've been able to manage though.

    I just got some parts for my chevy truck...finally. Complete 454 and a TH400...I can send some pics if you'd like...but it'll still be a month till it goes into the truck. The 7 is waiting on a haltech. And I'm waiting on some tig parts that are currently in the mail.

    I cant wait till teleporters are the norm for shipping packages.
    Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

  9. #19
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    Nice work. Keep the pics coming.
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  10. #20
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    I changed up the design of the firewall some. The change affected the shape of the intercooler flange wells. I decided to stamp the parts, I guess mainly because I wanted to give stamping a try.
    I cut dies out of 3/4" MDF board & stamped the sheet metal on the press.



    then I rough trimmed the parts.



    cleaned them up



    Welded the front & back halves together


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