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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #760 on: July 13, 2020, 12:44:10 PM »
I was wondering if you were to tweak the egg crate a little to allow the bumper to cover to come in closer, would that help?

sand just a smidgen off the face maybe?
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #761 on: July 14, 2020, 10:13:40 AM »
Replaced all of the exterior light bulbs with just basic Sylvania lomg life (only brand I could find). Total cost $40! Everything works now except the head lights which are halogen glass lights that use today's bulbs so I need to install the relay and harness for the added draw they will pull. Also installed the newly cleaned tail lights. Really looking  good. Now on the the interior which will consist of cleaning the original stuff with new carpet. Eventually (maybe when I get a job again) I'll get new door panels and a center console.



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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #762 on: July 14, 2020, 10:23:10 AM »
Always loved how these light looked

they turned out nice

do anything specific to get them looking new like that?
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #763 on: July 14, 2020, 10:42:11 AM »
No, I just happened to have a couple really nice sets that I just used some rubbing compound on the outside of the lenses to clean them up. I blasted and painted the gas door mechanism as it too was in good working order. Just lucky.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #764 on: July 16, 2020, 11:15:56 AM »
Wire wheeled the floor. I had patched it a while ago but never primed anything so I cleaned it up and then mixed up some epoxy and then brushed it on. It actually worked pretty good even though it was thin it coated well. Still wet in these pictures.  Next up is sound deadener, some wiring and carpet. 





79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #765 on: July 16, 2020, 11:51:07 AM »
What sound deadener are you using? That’s on my list of projects at some point. You have to be getting excited aren’t you?
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #766 on: July 16, 2020, 04:12:42 PM »
Is that epoxy that you would normally spray? I never thought to just brush some in a hidden place.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #767 on: July 17, 2020, 07:52:59 AM »
I'll have to check on the sound deadener.  I did quite a bit of research a few years ago and ended up with whatever I bought as the cost to effectiveness was the best.

Kerry, yes this is just the normal ready to spray epoxy. It is thin but it brushed on the flat surface really well.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #768 on: July 22, 2020, 07:38:29 PM »
The sound deadener is Hush Mat. I got it from a seller on Ebay. That was the best price at the time (can't remember the price). So far I really like stuff.  It seems to apply well and just installing it I can tell it dampens the sound.







I also started repairing the center console. Using screen and a soldering iron to fix the back side and to stop the vinyl from peeling on the outside before filling it with bumper repair filler. I also put a coat of filler over the screen patch.







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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #769 on: July 23, 2020, 01:39:55 PM »
Anyone have a spare deluxe black rear seat belt receiver (female)?

I can't seem to find one of mine...
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #770 on: July 23, 2020, 04:21:23 PM »
I will check, I think I had some extra seat belt stuff in a stash.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #771 on: July 23, 2020, 07:06:05 PM »
Thanks,  I just found it!
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #772 on: July 29, 2020, 10:05:05 PM »
Well, my Flickr account isn't cooperating but I have managed to install my seats, carpet, rear armrest panels. I media blasted the speaker grills, painted them and installed the shelf and grills. I also blasted the shifter lighting cup and diffuser plate and repainted them. I washed and cleaned the shifter and will soon have it reinstalled. Some of this done with my bum leg too. Hopefully I can get some pictures up soon.














The light blue paint I had isn't as dark as the original but seems to work.



The camera makes the driver seat look really worn but it's not that bad.






Anyone know what screws are used to hold the passenger kick panel on? AC car.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #773 on: July 30, 2020, 06:52:43 AM »
I have problems with flickr about every other time I try to download. I think in my problem its because my phones memory is at capacity-no idea why that makes a diff but it seems to be the case. If I delete a bunch of photos then the download will go through.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #774 on: August 01, 2020, 11:02:29 PM »
I can try to get a pic of the screws for the passenger kick panel.  All I can tell you is that they are the silver/chrome ones with a captive washer.  I might have a few extra I can get a pic of next time I'm out in the garage.
Tom
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #775 on: August 02, 2020, 05:31:32 AM »
Thanks Tom. It took some serious searching on the net but I did find a picture that led me to that conclusion.  I found them in my box of bolts and cleaned them up. Now I have to find the darn vacuum actuator... So many of these parts i have to find, it took me 2 hours the other day to find a nice steering wheel i had stashed... I have a 10x50 attic filled with TA parts j have collected over the years and it is not organized... I have 3 sets of black Hobnail seats I found and 3 sets of the back plastic arm rests. So many things I didn't know I had... The interior is taking so much more time than I expected.

Media blasted the carpet supports and one of the A pillar moldings and the painted them with SEM paints. The black self etching primer is now my favorite. I paint so many fasteners with it too.







Finally got the sill plates and the nice steering wheel i had stashed installed. I am going to have to look for new front seat belts. Mine have significant wear and the black has faded to almost purple.  They are probably not going to do much in an accident...








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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #776 on: August 02, 2020, 11:43:13 AM »
Coming together nicely. Send me a text if you want to part with a pair of armrest!
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82 Firebird - Sold
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« Reply #777 on: August 02, 2020, 12:57:23 PM »
I did send you a couple texts. Let me know if you got them.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #778 on: August 03, 2020, 05:47:51 AM »
Interior is really coming together man. Keep up the good work!!

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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #779 on: August 04, 2020, 08:17:50 PM »
Whoa!  This thing looks great...I'm digging the black on black. Wow!
 I know you found 'em, but I happened across the baggy I had marked as the screws for that actuator cover from my car...I  wanted to correct the record, I was only half right. It looks like mine were black?  I'm going to swap out the new chrome ones I used for the black ones happened across today.  Funny thing...It sounds like it's easier to 'happen across' stuff when all your parts fit in 2 bins and a couple boxes.  Although I'm sure it's frustrating at times...the up side to your problem is that you have a 10x50' stash of parts! Sweet!

Looking good man!
Tom
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #780 on: August 04, 2020, 08:43:00 PM »
Thanks guys! Half of those parts are for my 67 Camaro and then some randoms like the the Delorean bumpers and 51 F1 truck parts. I really need to organize it. I did build some cabinets today on the first floor to start cleaning up.
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
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« Reply #781 on: August 05, 2020, 07:36:00 AM »
Not sure if this is a great idea or a bad one but it looks good. My car was undercoated at the dealer. I stripped it off the bottom of the car but not the wheel wells as that is where a lot of road noise comes from and stone chips. It had a lot of over spray on it but in great shape. I bought the as seen on TV flex seal brush on (from my old job at a distributor). We'll see what it looks like in a few years.







I'm also cleaning up the axel bump stops and changing out the rear wheel studs to longer ones. With the originals ones I only get 3 threads as I swapped to the 4th gen rear discs and I think the 17s aare a bit thicker too.

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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #782 on: August 05, 2020, 07:46:50 AM »
Not a bad idea with the flex seal. I’m in the middle of a rear axle swap right now and need to tidy up under there a little too. I wonder how a roll-on or brushable bedliner would work.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #783 on: August 05, 2020, 07:57:43 AM »
Another use for Flex Seal!

Interior looks great.  I think the seat belts are fine.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #784 on: August 05, 2020, 09:34:17 AM »
And you can use the extra to make a boat  :P
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86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #785 on: August 05, 2020, 09:36:14 AM »
I had a persistent leak at my cellar doorway. Finally patched with hydraulic cement then brushed flex seal on it. Stopped leaking. Not sure which one did the trick, may have been a combination of the two. It should work perfect in the wheel well area.
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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #786 on: August 11, 2020, 09:34:49 PM »
Well, I finally decided to tackle the door glass. I pulled all of the parts off some old glass I had. I used an old socket that I modified using my mill (you could use a grinder too) to make the tool to remove the parts.



Then through them in my blasting cabinet. I then uses my bench whire wheel you smooth them up as the media leaves a semi rough surface.



Then a quick coat of primer.



I then installed it all on my new glass. I also cleaned all of the grease from a set of tracks I had removed from some doors I had using brake clean (which worked great). Then before installing the tracks I sprayed them with clear food grade lithium grease.  I prefer not to load them up with thick grease which will slow them down. I also reinstalled the window motor and lift mechanism.

I then installed the new outer sweep and then the glass. My tip here, is have someone help hold the glass while you guide it in and attach the lower track. I'll post more pictures but after few adjustments the door open and close (and sounds like a new car when closing) and the window goes up and down with the door open or closed.  I'm thrilled, i just hope I have the same luck with the drivers door. I think my saving grace is the fact I was able to keep my original window gasket as it is part of the T-top seal which was in great shape so I kept it on the car.
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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #787 on: August 12, 2020, 06:57:57 AM »
Window parts came out great, I really need to get a blasting cabinet. Great that it is working so good. I put white lithium on my tracks, dont have a problem but I agree with your logic.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #788 on: August 12, 2020, 09:00:24 PM »
Thanks! On to the driver's side.

I decided to take it out for its first short road test. It rides great but runs like poo. I know the battery is weak and I charged it before the drive but I noticed the volt gauge said 11 ish volts. I'm  pretty sure the lack of volts is messing with the EFI. I will have to see if there is voltage ate the excitor plug on the alternator, if there is then I'll pull it and have it tested. If there isn't then I will probably order the painless wiring plug as it comes with the right resistor and then just wire it to a hot when run wire. I didn't mess with the wiring harness for the alternator so I don't know if I hooked it up to anything...
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

Re: Project QuickBird with LS swap
« Reply #788 on: August 12, 2020, 09:00:24 PM »
You can help support TAC!

 



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