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#2181 Josh K.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:14 AM

Cleaning the garage so the 510 is outside. Everytime I look at it she says "take a picture of me"...

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My 6+ year KA24DET Powered 510 Engineering experiment.....
 
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:10 PM

There is work being done.. Stripping to bare metal for primer..

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:01 PM

I decided I really don't want to pull the windshield and back window to paint this winter. So.. I'm gonna do all the body work and paint the body now. Might as well do it once. That means I had to finish the wiring and install connectors so I can remove the dash. It's almost done. Just need to install the cut off switch and clean up some loose ends.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:44 PM

Is that purple on the trunk the final color?


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


#2185 Josh K.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

Is that purple on the trunk the final color?


That trunk lid is from a car I owned when I was 21. The inside of the trunk was a different purple than the exterior fortunately.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:47 PM

Ha! The paint was so shiny I thought you did it recently...   :P


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:43 AM

Just gotta remove the gas tank, mask off the frontend and then it's time to focus on the body.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:16 AM

I love when you think you ordered one piece and ten show up...

If anyone needs 5/8" to 5/16" reducers for their fuel vent just lmk...

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almost as great as the time i ordered 1 a14 thermostat but didnt read it was a case of 24 ... luckily it got lost in shipping and rock auto credited me before i realized i had 78 dollars in thermo stats 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:52 PM

I wonder what happened to this project? It's still moving along, I just don't post much about it anymore.
 
I've been working on the metal getting it ready.
 
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Had to fix some panel warpage from welding on the flares.
 
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Shrinking disc to the rescue!!
 
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Much better....
 
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Hung the door and started on the panel alignment/gaps.
 
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The back of the fender was a little high and the lower corner was rusted so I killed two birds with one stone and cut off the lower corner.
 
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New corner and properly aligned panel.
 
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The door gap looked horrible.
 
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SO I welded the leading edge of the door and reground the gap
 
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Next is to shrink the door panel to get the crown out of the panel. All 510 doors kinda bulge outward and I want the panels to be flat and straight. Kinda scary so hopefully I don;t mess it up....
 
This car will be painted and on the road this spring barring any unforseen life obstacles. I'm pretty confident it will and I'll be at canby for the first time... Cross your fingers...
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