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Old 10-02-2004, 15:27   #1 (permalink)
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Finally started on my coupe

ten months after buying it, i've finally started working on my baby. i've mentioned it before in other's threads, but those of you that don't know, it was built as a drag car by the previous owner, raced for half a season, the trans disintegrated, taking parts of the floor with it. the guy took the running gear (460/bits of c9/9") out, and sold me the shell.
anyways, being a long weekend, i thought now would be a good time to weld up the floor. i cut out the damaged section, got another section out of a smashed coupe, and welding it in this arvo. i also have to fill the large hole where they put a battery lock out switch (with the big red plastic key) and a battery jump-start plug in the rear panel below the honeycomb. once this is done, i can start putting the loom in, and prepping the engine bay for paint. heres one or two pics of some of the damage to the floor, and the launch when the trans let go. i'll post pics later today of the work i've done.
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Looks to be quite a job Monty, what palns do you have for the new motor , another bigblock ?
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a mate of mine is tryingto get me to buy one of his 460's, but i've got a 351 in peices in the shed waiting to be built. usual bits, 4MAB, big cam, offenhauser manifold (courtesey of BrenX) etc etc, and i've got a toploader and XC discbrake 9".
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nice project mate.
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wow wouldnt you shit yourself having bits of the gearbox coming through the floor at you!!
pretty nasty holes!! keep us up to date on the build progress and good luck with it all.
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floors done, also filled the holes in the back panel. heres a coupla pics of the floor during and after the repair. theres also a pic of the rear before i filled the holes. will post more tomorrow.
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like i said in the other thread.

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You should leave the hairdryer on the roof, makes it look like a rally car.
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cleaned up the back panel today, no more holes!. i just put a couple of coats of primer on it, will be cleaned up properly when the car goes to my panelbeater. the other thing i did today was weld in the boot-hinge supports. the previous owner removed them in an effort to reduce weight. as the car is going back to street use, i need them back in.here's some more pics:
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unsure if he did but it doesnt look like it, isnt it regulations for anything thats half quick to have a scatter blanket / shield over the transmision incase it lets go like that?

looks like an awesome project though, the shell itself looks to be in awesome nick..
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