Tim and Allen's '73 LT z06 Build

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  1. millionpit

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    Looks great man. I thought it was done when I first opened your thread LOL.
    Had a 73 back in high school in '80. Wish I never got rid of it--young and dumb......
     
  2. AllensaurusRex

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    Yeah, the entire steering boot issue is a mess though. Could have just been resolved if that damn boot wouldn't have ripped. Yeah, we got a good looking one off of an 80's cj-5.

    I'm telling you guys...I was a wedding photographer for years. The lighting makes everything look glorious. It is definitely a "great" start on a car and hardly any rust...but there are PLENTY of worn out parts...just look back at those springs from the first page. This thing was rode HARD.

    Hoping to get the steering box/shaft in later this week. Also, putting together sway bar/etc. on too this weekend.
     
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  3. AllensaurusRex

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    This weekend:
    - Mounted the Brake Booster/Master Cylinder. Still have to hook everything up.
    - Put on new steering shaft boot and finished mounting it to the steering box. Ran into some issues though. I chanced a buy on a steering box from a 1980 Camaro and the rag joint off my 1973 steering box was too large/loose to fit. See pictures below. I will be reselling it, if anybody is interested.
    - Put on sway bar links (had to grind down the tabs on the control arms to make them fit) P.I.T.A.

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    Make me an offer on this steering box:
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    Moving on Along. Next steps:
    -Brake lines routed.
    -Front linkage put back together
    -Springs/shocks
     
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    Nice work Allen!!!
     
  5. AllensaurusRex

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    New coilovers (Viking Suspension). EVerything went surprisingly smooth here..

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    AC BOX installed (new heatercore/AC blower/evap core/POA valve (not installed yet))...still not the prettiest but dammit, I have AC

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    Center drag link, tie rod ends, pitman arm, idler arm all connected

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    Radiator core support blasted and primered. Looking good, but won't be on for a while.

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    Next Steps:
    - Brake Lines/Rotors turned and bearings pressed/New grease caps
    - Install brake booster/master cylinder
    - Grease everything up
    - Get her trailered to where my engine/tranny is!

    Still have to mess with the damn wipers though...
     
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    It looks good nice work.
     
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    It does look great!
     
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    Thanks guys, hoping to get her rolling in about 2-3 weeks.
     
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    Nice project man, what else you got planned to do to the car?
     
  10. AllensaurusRex

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    Alot more. Just time and money seem to always get in the way :p

    Taking it soon to get the wiring harness/other electrical stuff done. VERY soon. But first, we are rolling it to get the underbody sandblasted. Just sprayed some WD40 on those tank bolts so going to let it sit for 24 hours. They were NOT wanting to come off.

    Also, got rotors turned and back on. New grease caps, etc. Ready for wheels and tires.

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    New door pins/bushings going in. :cool:

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