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Offline demonx

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The DEMONX 1970 vert project Pt2
« on: June 19, 2009, 06:47:11 PM »
The first thread was a bit cramped so since I've had nearly a year rest I'd start a new one.

Old thread link here: http://nswcorvettes.com.au/forum/viewthread.php?tid=6630

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The theme at this stage of the build is the body!

Let me just say I wish I just left it. Every where in the back end of the car was bog. The filler panel was probably more bog than panel. There were HEAPS of hairline cracks in the paint all over the rear end. I came to discover that under every one of them was - you guessed it - BOG. It's a general theme at the moment.

I've arranged for a pro fibreglass guy to do all the repairs when I'm ready. I was going to attempt them myself but I'll stick to the paint and let them do the glassing.

At the moment I'm just taking the top "several" layers off with a heat gun and paint scraper. Then giving it a 40 grit dry sand with a random orbital to get back to around where the original primer is using that as kind of a guide coat. From here I'll block sand and get it more acceptable ready for sealing (after the glass repairs) and more block sanding.

Anyway - heres a few progress pics of how it's going.

The dissmantle. Followed by the bag and tag!


Nasty bog. Everywhere. Here the damn stuff has cracked! What hope did the paint have?


Slow progress


Still unsure how to tackle this one:


Back area. Everywhere you see grey in this pic is where I'd picked out bog. Scarey huh.


That's me with a mask, heat gun and scraper. This sh#t is toxic once you hit it with the paint gun and it doesn't take long till you realise you need to go get  the mask!


That's about it for now. Tune in later for more "slow progress" pics. I generally only get a free hour or two per week for this puppy at the moment, so they may not be as quick as I'd like!

Cheers

Allan

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 10:17:06 PM »
Hey Allan, love your work. Progress looks good. Where did you source your suspension parts from? I'm going to sell a few of my other toys to spend some money on the vette. I've had it for over a year now and still have done nothing but polish it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 09:42:36 AM »
Hey there sting.

I bought the front and rear rebuild kits from willcox.
http://willcoxcorvette.com/product_info.php?cPath=1935&products_id=24379
http://willcoxcorvette.com/product_info.php?cPath=1930&products_id=24208

I bought the Billstien shocks from an American ebay seller (saved a heap)
Can't remember the name of the seller - sorry.

I will be getting my springs from VB&P but I've been putting them off for a while to save cash and I put te old ones back in for now.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 09:48:48 AM »
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I bought the Billstien shocks from an American ebay seller (saved a heap) Can't remember the name of the seller - sorry.


Link to that seller should be in your eBay feedback history -- "feedback as buyer"
It's C3 chromie for me, see? Si!

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 05:41:54 PM »
I had a look through but with no luck, it was over a year ago and between my 2 ebay ID's there is nearly 3000 feedback - so it's kinda hard to find!

I found them just by searching ebay motors and asking the sellers if they'd ship to Australia. Eventually I found one that said yes.

Here's my latest progress pic.




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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 06:13:02 PM »
Oh yeah - one more point of frustration.

When I was out the shed today looking over some stuff I noticed there was a heap of fluff under where I had been storing the brand new carpet I bought for this ride.

Bloody mice had chewed through the new carpet and made themselves a nice cosy nest in the middle. Bloody rodents. Mice sh#t everywhere too.

One more thing on the list.


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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009, 09:05:30 PM »
Demonx,
Winter is the worst time for rodents! What sort of "donk" is in your ride? RAT [BB] or MICE [SB]???

"Warfarin" is the main ingredient in "RAT" poison!!

Meesses Rule!!!! [I'm waiting Andy!!!]

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If you get your suspension package from VB&P the Bilstien's are bugger all when you get a total system rather than individual parts.

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009, 10:19:22 PM »
Mines a L46 - BUT I'm considering a 383 rebuild. At the moment I'm not sure what direction to take.

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009, 09:47:43 PM »
Demonx , let me know how you go with the 383 set up if you go that way. I'm in the same boat. Not sure about the 383 as I'm not a fan of stroker motors and hate chev inline valve set up. Maybe if I fit a pair of Clevo heads it may go better.
  I really love the look, sound and the torque of the bigblock. Had the chance to purchase a 396/402 Hi Per motor a few months back on Evilbay but passed it up. Spoke to a guy last week about some 396's but they are all truck blocks. Deck height is larger and are all peanut port heads. No good for me.

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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009, 10:15:15 PM »
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Oh yeah - one more point of frustration.

When I was out the shed today looking over some stuff I noticed there was a heap of fluff under where I had been storing the brand new carpet I bought for this ride.

Bloody mice had chewed through the new carpet and made themselves a nice cosy nest in the middle. Bloody rodents. Mice sh*t everywhere too.

One more thing on the list.

 


Thats right mice will do that to other mice, whereas RATS will stick together...its a brotherhood @ the RatPack!!
Sorry I had to put that in demonx!
We sprinkle Warfarin on our toast each morning!!!

Go the 383 Demonx!!! you'll luv the power trip!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009, 07:30:49 PM »
Very Happy with my 383!!!!!;46

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 12:58:35 PM »
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Very Happy with my 383!!!!!;46

me too ;35

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2009, 12:04:13 PM »
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Very Happy with my 383!!!!!;46

me too ;35


Do they make motors in different sizes????????/;46





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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2009, 05:44:09 PM »
Boshey ummm....my milk comes in cartons bigger than 6.3L!!! Now 8.8L is the size to have! ;46;46;46
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2009, 09:58:20 PM »
BIGGER ONLY COUNTS IF YOU WIN.

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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2009, 04:18:27 PM »


Haven't had much time lately but I'm starting to attack the front.

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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2009, 08:01:42 PM »
Good to see some progress on your car.  Stripping the old paint doesn't look like a fun job!

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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2009, 05:21:52 PM »
Still removing paint.

Heres a pile of it!


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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2009, 06:34:09 PM »
Nice! Is it coming off ok?
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2009, 06:45:04 PM »
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Nice! Is it coming off ok?


It's coming off - but damn it's a sh#tty job!

I just go out there ans spend a couple hours a week. It'll get done eventually!