Vincent's 72. "EL Maro"

broahnazki

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Jan 19, 2014
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Nice work Vincent. I know you're chomping at the bit to drive it. Will she be road ready this summer?
I am so ready for it man Ive just got a few little things but I should drive it by July, I haven’t posted any updates as I took it back to California this fall so it’s taking a little halt this winter.
 

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[/QUOTE] So I didn’t know that this would get complicated....I tried installing the badges, do I really need to unbolt the fenders?? My quick fix was to just slap some barrel clips on the emblems and pop them in. I really do not want to unbolt anything considering I’m doing this without anyone's help it could get “fun” really quick. . .[/QUOTE]

Use the 3M emblem mounting tape all modern cars use today. Easy peasy.....

This is the 3rd thread today I have recommended the 3M tape....weird how things come in waves!
 

broahnazki

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Wow it’s been so long since I’ve updated on here, well guys Ive been back in California for 2 months now and home hasn’t changed! With that being said I moved back down here so the car took a halt, with me now being a full time college student it’s getting a little harder to update, but here’s what I’ve done so far,

Rebuilt the rear end.. I ditched the drums and went with the stock T/A disc brakes, now I know you guys think I’m crazy but it couldn’t hurt to try, I’ll update when the car runs, hopefully it’s not as bad as people say they are. As for gears I went with 4:10 ditched the open diff and went with a Yukon duragrip aswell as Yukon 28 spline axles.
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Now with the diff having been rebuilt i looked at the car and the crusty rusty old saggy leafs with dried up bushings I figured, I can just install a bushing kit and call it a day but ... If Im going through the trouble of installing this heavy hunk of metal id be better off doing it once so what does that mean? ...
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Ding ding ding you guessed it New leafs! I drove down to CPP to pick up the performance kit. Now If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the old n the wise here on Nastyz28 it’s that if you plan on driving the hell out your car, it’s not recommended to install poly bushings so I was fortunate enough to pick up a brand new shackle and bushing kit by PTFB from a local nastyz28 member, these are far better due to the simple fact that they have 2 different mounting points on the lighter shackles and are thicker plus nice hardware!
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broahnazki

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As I mentioned on my previous post I now have 2 different shackle sets , I did stick with the PTFB kit. One thing I noticed was one of the kits had better hardware as in it fit just right when installing the front brackets, the ptfb kit also had thinner u bolts for the diff, I stuck with those as I don’t want to resize the perch holes too much,
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Here’s what I meant by the difference in hardware, it was very tough getting the nut and bolt on the far side to install and well... you can tell why.
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Had people ask if I had lowering leafs why would set it to the lowest side .. well I really just wanted to see how much lower I can get it.
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I was happy with how it looks and how everything fits,

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Almost done now I’m just waiting to hook up my brake lines and install my ebrake cables.
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So why not go to the front end right? As I mentioned I picked up a combination of steering components at CPP, I didn’t get the crazy billet stuff since at this point I just want to use every dollar towards the build to get it running. Anyways it fits and it’s good quality (MOOG).
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broahnazki

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Here I began getting my fuel system ready, there wasn’t that much to do really, I just decided to install the supply line and return line from the tank to my regulator,
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Not to bad?.. as you can tell it was just getting late and left it for tomorrow. then tomorrow came I decided to just wait on installing the fuel fuel hoses. I had picked up a set of subframe connectors that same night from Craigslist for $40 so I figured I’d just install that before I run into some issues with routing the fuel system.
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And so the brake lines began coming in, I installed all new brake lines from master cylinder to the axle, however I’m still waiting on the axle line to come in.

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I figured since I don’t have the hardware I might as well weld the subframe connectors to the car. I got em In As tight as possible .

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Decided to strip all the small brake line brackets/misc and paint.
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Not sure what brand these SC are but I noticed since I installed the solid body bushings there was an issue with lining up the SC holes to the frame, with the solid bushings you have the option to lower the car body to the frame meaning it may throw off a bit of aligning the frame. I decided to drill 2 other holes and used some clean hardware I had laying around. I wish I had shaved the piece that’s hanging but my father brought up a good point, what if I decide to flip the bushings to the taller side? So I left it
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I also had to cut weld and resize a pair of Gbraces that I picked up off a member here a while back, there wasn’t too much to do to them and For the price he sold em to me they were practically given free! so it wasn’t that much of an issue, they fit like a glove now which I thought was cool since they were not the adjustable ones it was a good opportunity to make them fit a best as possible.
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Well from experience, it’s verry difficult to weld these from this angle with the axle in place. P.S Im not the best welder either haha but it works
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Just went through your entire thread, I really wish I had skills , you have done such a great job, and you know every nut and bolt, I will only get to know the interior and wiring, I really admire those that tackle all of it, and you have done a great job, love the color and can hardly wait to see you drive that car, well not as much as you want to drive it I am sure HAA HA !! Great job !!
 

broahnazki

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Just went through your entire thread, I really wish I had skills , you have done such a great job, and you know every nut and bolt, I will only get to know the interior and wiring, I really admire those that tackle all of it, and you have done a great job, love the color and can hardly wait to see you drive that car, well not as much as you want to drive it I am sure HAA HA !! Great job !!

Thank you, it’s definitely a big project but little by little I get closer to driving this thing.
 




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