perkalators 77 lt build

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    Good to see Sabrina is getting some love. It's not easy to do two at once, but you guys seem to be getting it done. My S-10 got a lot of roof time too, but in a different way. PO put a conversion van window in as a sunroof and buckled the roof skin. We made templates of the curvature of the roof and went JY shopping. Found the roof skin on am 87 RX7 was very close, so that's what we went with. Ran into some issues with running 4 drains for the sunroof, and combining 3 different headliners to make it look finished. Yours looks excellent with the seams eliminated.
     

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    Nice work. Your doors line up great. We are in the process of tweeaking the pillars to get them lined up correctly. I will say that replacing the hing pins and bushing is a brease when the doors don’t weigh a camaro ton.
     
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    Thanks. Doors used to line up better, 12 years of racing kinda took it's toll. Twists up pretty good on launch. If there are plans to race yours, at least box the frame. I didn't and it's been on my frame machine 3 times. One time the interior lights came on, another time the glove box door flew open on launch. Looking out the side view mirrors you can watch it twist. Not built for that kind of torque. It's a street truck, so I never caged it.
     

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    We will have to see how far he goes with it. Im just planning on a 350 with a mild cam so it sounds good to start. He is talking turbo as a option. Thanks for the advice on boxing frame.
     
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    5C70560B-4483-4A1C-B3D2-E30C33BB9CA4.jpeg Well i spent most of the morning ordering parts. 3.42 posi carrier, 3 row dual fan aluminum radiator, msd ignition, air cleaner to match retro 80’s valve covers, tranny cooler lines, spark plug wire looms and pypes violator exhaust. I still have to order the stainless to make the down pipes since i have 3/4 headers. And props to summit mu 1” spacer and 750 brawler car showed up in less than 24hrs.
     
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    Baby getting body work done on the headlight buckets.
    0B52DBCA-0F36-45A2-AEA3-0F1DA0D184E5.jpeg Ok B working on Sabrina the s10 first layer of filler on the door down after pulling dents, and getting door gaps correct, still more 36grit, 80 grit and then 229 to go. And hopefully one coat of icing putty to finish 20F84361-7DDB-4557-B6C3-39FEA7CAB5CA.jpeg 20F84361-7DDB-4557-B6C3-39FEA7CAB5CA.jpeg AD88A013-7E0D-4B7C-8501-792369974738.jpeg
    Its great working with the kiddo on his truck and my camaro together. It slows down progress on baby,but hopefully he can transfer the love of restoring cars to the next generation.
     
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    Baby has a heart after 5 yrs. now to try and wrangler the stupid aftermarket transmission fill tube back in. Was hitting the firewall and i didn't want to scratch up what I've already done. And a 2800rpm stall torque converter. 0F1753AA-2DF1-4420-BCF7-F2969C398455.jpeg C4A097AE-46C0-4A5F-B5DC-41A97D838D51.jpeg 267406D0-5290-43D1-978F-768CBA73C3B4.jpeg
     
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    Well almost done with the engine and tranny install. Im working on getting the core support back in to get the new radiator installed. A77ACB3B-D67D-4C1A-A782-ABC97CAF59EA.jpeg 9D4A9FF7-834C-4F16-8FDF-25BE0E8BACC6.jpeg 66615CA7-16C3-4B36-A76D-6D4E432B68CE.jpeg
     
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    682E3FFC-BFAC-4F6C-B872-FFE95E0E087C.jpeg Well. The upper radiator hold down bracket needs modified or I got to make a custom one. The radiator wiggles when everything is bolted down. I think we may be able to slightly bend it down a little. We will see.
     
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    5DA05CE6-9E9C-42EF-8DD5-57D8E13D0F75.jpeg 4207D288-279B-40EB-9A23-0B2F056E99FD.jpeg Sabrina the teenage s10 has epoxy on cab and fenders. Cant wait to install the cowl hood when it arrives. Time to bolt things down and align.
     

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