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Finally building (and tearing down) the 77

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aenigma

We took it out of storage, gave it a quick bath and started taking it apart today. 

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Bromley's Corvettes

Oh good times :) 

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SixAddict

Great for you guys. Nice tear down/build. I did this to my 74 about 100 years ago, at least if feels that long. :unsure 

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Dvl4evr

:fail:. No pointing in any of them.  

 

Looks like fun.  Fingers crossed for knuckle gouging to a minimum.

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JohnU

That reminds me I have rear bushings and a bearing to do back home.......  :banghead

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y2krtaf

Looks like a fun project for sure!!

Keep the progress pics coming!

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Ted Y

You tore up that rear! :)

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aenigma

We’re installing the new stuff in hopefully this week and I’ve been painting the underside to kill the rust. I can’t wait to start on the engine. This part is hard on my back in the confined area and I don’t have enough strength to remove some of the bolts that have been on since 1977. 

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aenigma
On 2/7/2018 at 3:18 PM, y2krtaf said:

Looks like a fun project for sure!!

Keep the progress pics coming!

 

Its a blast! 

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aenigma

Lonnie discovered this unexpected problem last night we’re going to have to replace. 

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JohnU

How does an AZ Corvette rust?  That's the stuff I see up north when exposed to winter driving.

 

The attached photo was from a 4 yr old Lexus (winter driven) windshield header.  The salted water got behind the glued in windshield weatherstrip.  We had replaced the windshield earlier which no doubt compromised the seal and let in the water to rust it out.  I fiberglassed the holes and siliconed the gasket in the gaps after the windshield was installed.  It lasted fine for the next 12 years we owned it.

 

 

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aenigma

That’s crazy! 

 

I hace no no idea how it happened on mine. It’s behind the back wheel, so I’m thinking that the water came up from the back wheel over and over causing it to rust over time. 

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aenigma

New spindles came in.  And I knew exactly what they are. I’m learning! 

 

 

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Azmotorhead

Hope you have the setup tools for the spindles. Keep track of all the shims.

Oh and NAPA is having a sale on Hammers. No mechanic should be using a claw hammer.

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aenigma

Yes, Lonnie told me 3 times already to label all the shims as I remove them. 😂

He has the set up tools ordered. They didn’t make it in the latest shipment  “accidentally” so by weekend. 

 

we have tons of different hammers between the two of us. Those bolts are all so tight and old, we keep trading out hammers. 

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JohnU

I’m hoping you have either an air tool or an electric Dewalt to remove bolts. 

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aenigma

Yes we do. Some are too hard to get to use it though. 

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aenigma

Lonnie has built more than several cars. He’s been doing his own work for 35 years other than the paint. He knows this stuff well. This is his latest. 

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