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#1546058 Bluebirds for Sale

Posted by carterb on 15 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

Silver 1968 4dr Bluebird 1300DX  450,000 yen opening bid - 600,000 BIN

 

  https://page.auction...tion/u174160149

 

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May have to try and get this one...

 

Teaser...

 

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#1545867 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by carterb on 14 February 2018 - 05:58 PM

If you said race seat, you win!

 

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I'm surprised no one has asked about wheels/tires yet.

 

We wanted to get the seat in there right away because the cage is really short and far forward and we needed to see if we have to make any adjustments.  Jeff is the tallest straw so with the seat on the floor and helmet on, we find we are not within the rules which is top of helmet 2" below the top of the roll cage.

 

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So, we will have to flatten or lower the floor.  Enter Sam and his cutting wheel of death!

 

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A second mock-up with the seat on the plywood shows we will be okay with a flat floor.

 

Sam also got the window net mounting mocked up. 

 

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While Jeff worked on the engine bay wiring harness

 

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And I POR15'd everything but the actual floor pans since we are still kind of working on those...

 

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For those keeping score, we have a LOT to do and not much time to do it so we each have a homework assignment this week.  Check back for progress...




#1545842 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 14 February 2018 - 12:29 PM

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#1545672 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by carterb on 13 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

A few goodies for tonight:

 

Fuse box and engine bay wiring harness and drip rail from one of the Twins:

 

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Plus this!

 

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Anyone want to guess what's in the box (besides "ADDITIONAL PARTS")?




#1545526 White VG30 wagon from Bend Oregon area

Posted by carterb on 12 February 2018 - 11:39 AM

Rear end was likely built by John Wallum.  PM me for contact info.

VG30 kit is probably either Experimental Engineering or Team Thump.

If it uses rubber 510 engine mounts/isolators it is EE, if it uses the liquid filled VG30 mounts/isolators it is TT.

--carter




#1545371 Twins

Posted by carterb on 11 February 2018 - 05:25 PM

Got the dash out after Church.  It was 30 something degrees out.  SO COLD!!!  I wanted to get the drive train out today too but I gave up.  Freezing out there.  My fingers were numb.

 

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Got the fenders off too.  Frame rails look nice actually!

 

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Drip rail removed for Swamp Thing.

 

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#1545336 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 11 February 2018 - 01:17 PM

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#1545235 Twins

Posted by carterb on 10 February 2018 - 08:29 PM

This is great thread! Had fun reading through your adventures. I just went through a similar situation, but with 2 B210 coupes. I'm in Cali so they are in much better condition, and one has been sitting in a backyard since 1976. WA weather is brutal on cars. Nice work saving what you could!

 

A B210 sitting since 1976?  Was it driven there from the dealer?  What the heck?!




#1545234 Twins

Posted by carterb on 10 February 2018 - 08:28 PM

Made some more progress on the sedan today.  My parents were up and my dad helped for a bit so that was cool.  Also had a couple visitors picking up parts.  Ready to have this all done though so I can get back to work on Rice Wagon and Swamp Thing.

 

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Can't see it in this picture but the floors are rotted out pretty bad!

 

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Dash almost ready for extraction

 

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Anyone need seats?  I'd prefer to give them to someone who wants to reupholster than throw them in the trash bin.

 

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#1545145 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 10 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

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#1544989 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by carterb on 09 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

Pepto Bismol

 

It's Jeff's way of telling us he's sick of L-motors.




#1544988 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 09 February 2018 - 11:32 AM

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#1544821 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 08 February 2018 - 08:36 AM

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#1544772 Get it done, 521

Posted by carterb on 07 February 2018 - 09:51 PM

Fun read Sam. 




#1544678 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by carterb on 07 February 2018 - 08:50 AM

Painting the car is the last item on our to do list.  But even so - we are excited about the prospect.  We need more ideas though...

 

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