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  1. daytonaman

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    Ed, just stunning. Total respect for you man.
     
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    Just saw this thread and spent the past hour and a half reading every post. Hats off to you, and love the color :)
     
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    Oh man... This is the fun part!
    It looks stunning
     
  4. enio45

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    With the rear and front suspension in, we got the brakes installed and ran the fuel and brake lines thru-out the car. This was
    thought to make up new lines. I have the brake line fittings already installed to facilitate getting the flairs done correctly, however, come to find out the fittings did not fit thru the rear axle housing, so we had to cut the ends and slip them thru first. It is my belief that the brake lines were put on the car as straight pieces, bent as they felt necessary to hit the mounting tabs and they flared accordingly. Additionally, the brake backing plates and shoes/springs, cams and emergency levers were all assembled off the car originally. I tried to do them the car and with the close tolerances on the back sides to the axles etc, it was impossible to do it this way. Thus assemble all the backing plates on the bench, attach all the parts and then mount the whole assembly. The challenge was now getting to the backing plate bolts in a very tight situation.


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    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful:)
     
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    Anodized aluminum would likely be better. To paint the steel, epoxy primer is best for adhesion. But, molded plastic is a bit glossy so I would try to locate a paint that matches. Forgot 3D printing for a component like that. Would require a lot of post processing. Machining was the way to go.
     
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    Another item related to the brakes....so originally when i preassembled the car to see what was missing, one of the emergency brake arm - return springs , that mount on the backing plate was broken. My thinking, wow, where in the heck to i find one of these....well to my surprise one of the big suppliers had them on the shelf! so i order 2, because they are left and right orientation.

    So 2 yrs later i go to install them and i find that they are clocked differently than my original ones. This issue would not allow the arm to mounted with tension on it. Upon questioning what we had here, i contacted the supplier and they never heard of this issue....see pic and you can see the mounting tab is 180 degree out of sync with the original one i have. The solution would be to redrill the hole in the backing plate (which could work fine and is what i think their assembly shop does) or try to find the correct ones.

    Another large supplier did a search for me, and has found the correct ones somewhere....wish i knew where, as I'm pretty good at sniffing out these parts and who makes what. Anyhow i have a correct set coming.....

    My error for not taking closer inspection when the parts arrived 2 yrs earlier.....just a subtle difference, but one that held up the assembly for a week sorting this out.


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  11. enio45

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    Thank you for the advise - i made several sets so i may experiment a little with the anodized approach.

    Oh, i stand corrected -we did make them out of alum...just forgot what we did!!

    So the anodized process can easily be done.
     
  12. John Vardanian

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    Everything looks great. Keep it up, Ed.

    john
     
  13. kare

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    Any serious spring manufacturer will make you new ones in no time for peanuts, let's say $100 for a pair - or a few hundreds for 100 pairs.
     
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    Thanks John,

    kare, i got a pair coming from GTO....never had springs made before - that is intriguing ...
     
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