"Quick & Dirty" '71 SS

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    bitchin'71SS Veteran Member

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    Thanks fellas, and welcome to nastyZ Loco.
     
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    Attention to detail is spectacular, nice pic's and good luck.
     
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    Nice job on the frame rails!

    Ezekiel
     
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    Looks good got your hands full there dont for get pics?.
     
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    Thanks dudes. Been working on the subframe, welded up all the seams solid and made sure to stitch around so she didnt warp. All i have to do is patch the middle body mounts @ the firewall which I'm doing tomorrow, then off to powdercoaters

    Also got the passenger side rail off.

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    I also decided to go with DSE frame connectors because I couldn't make them any better myself and the price is decent (unlike most of their stuff). going to order those next paycheck!

    here's an awesome article from high performance chevy on them:
    http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/t..._subframe_connector_kit_install/photo_18.html

    I like that they go right through the floor for max. strength and still allow the factory seat hardware to fit. Also going to incorporate those into my 8pt rollbar
     
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    nice job on the welding. i am about to do the same this weekend. Just need to make sure it doesn't warp on me.
     
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    Progress is coming along nicely.
    How do you like that welder.
    Eastwood used to sell a Clarkeweld brand which is what I have, but its
    only a 130. So I will need to upgrade to do the rollcage.
    The rotisiree seems to work good. I may need to get one.

    What are you using for a bender?
     
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    130 amps should be enough to weld the cage. You welding up the sub frame. The welds looked a little cold, but what setting did you have it on. the cage and pipe is 1/8", so your machine should be enough. If you can, get some pipe from the cage and try to weld it. Is it 110v or 220v? My 2 cents.
     
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    I'm still really impressed with the eastwood welder, works great on everything I've needed it for so far from really thin stuff to 1/4" plate. I've also done some aluminum work with the spool gun it came with.

    The rotisserie makes the work 100 times easier.. I borrowed it from a friend who made it himself and it works great, doesn't look hard at all to DIY it. I'm glad I was able to use it because the majority of resto work I have to do is the underside, it'd be hell doing all that on my back.

    as far as bending the tubes I'm looking at this manual bender called the model 3

    http://www.medfordtools.com/mb3.html

    I think I'm gonna shell out for that one once it's time to do the rollbar.
     
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    very nice job camaro is looking real good!
     

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