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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jschwartz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:39 pm

80 MONZTA wrote:
jschwartz wrote: gonna make the final product outa epoxy n fiberglass.

I would love to see pic's, or an explination of the procedure to make one out of fiberglass. I have been reading a lot about making stuff out of fiberglass, for the most part you need a mold, or a structure underneath it. But for a tube, I have no idea how you will do it.
My only guess is to make a mold, but then how do you remove it from inside without destroying the part in the process?

We took a block of styrofoam, and sanded it to the shape we wanted. Next we're gonna wrap it with tape. coat the tape with car wax. Lay a coat of epoxy resin and fiberglass matte, then after that dries a couple more layers. Let it cure a day or 2, then pour gas in the styrofoam which will melt it, the pull out the tape. Wash with soap and water, then sand outside to look nice and paint it. Done
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 72 SS PNL » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:29 pm

jschwartz wrote:
72 SS PNL wrote:here is a wild suggestion since ive never seen anyone do it , flip the intake and put the tb under the cowl , it would be short and sweet

No room for the MAF sensor, or an air filter that way.



maf is something that can be eliminated , and air filter is up to you , there is alot of room to use a panel style filter inside the cowl area , then just make a funnel from the filter to the tb

my 04 goat is tuned SD(speed density) the maf is only there for a filter connector , lol
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 80 MONZTA » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:07 pm

You would need to come up with some way to shield the air filter in the cowl, or just never drive in the rain. :lol:
Thanks jschwartz for explaining how you are going to fab the intake tube.
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Re: Schwartz Vega

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 72 SS PNL » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:57 am

cool vid

its gonna be a sweet ride
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby Roccosvega » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:06 pm

Hey Jeff, I noticed the calipers on your rear end are behind the axle. Did you do this?
I watched the vid on your car and those wheels look very nice with the car color.

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 80 MONZTA » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:26 pm

Roccosvega wrote:Hey Jeff, I noticed the calipers on your rear end are behind the axle. Did you do this?
Robert

That is the way the rare 8.5" S-10 - Blazer rear ends came from the factory.
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby Roccosvega » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:10 pm

Leroy, Do you have any pics up close of the disc brake caliper bracket.
Thanks.

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 80 MONZTA » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:17 pm

Roccosvega wrote:Leroy, Do you have any pics up close of the disc brake caliper bracket.
Thanks.

Robert

I can take some in a day or two, but will post them somewhere else, so we don't hi-jack this thread.
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby cosvega76 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:21 pm

Roccosvega wrote:Hey Jeff, I noticed the calipers on your rear end are behind the axle. Did you do this?
I watched the vid on your car and those wheels look very nice with the car color.

Robert


Robert,

For whatever reason, GM mounted the Blazer calipers behind the axle, and pickup calipers ahead of the axle. The listings for calipers in our brake catalog lists the same part number calipers but on opposite sides between pickups and Blazers. My '03 pickup has the calipers ahead of the axle.

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jschwartz » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:53 pm

I spent most of the day laying fiberglass with epoxy resin over a foam core to make the air intake tube.
Modified heater box installed, ECU mounted under passenger seat also done today.
Deadline for completion april 12th 2010. Look for it in PHR mag soon in the "Under construction"
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby cosvega76 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:04 am

Even the latest Hot Rod had a mention of it, Jeff. It's the most positive comment for a Vega I've seen out of them in some time!

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby cjbiagi » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:40 pm

I think having a reputation like Jeff has now helps a lot. I'll bet if a few more top builders in the country started doing H bodies it would catch on. Unfortunately they are a couple decades too late.
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby chevy art » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:50 pm

im sure jeffs car is going to be real nice, but ireally think there should be more praise given to all the guys on this forum who made all this possible and have the best looking, and best engineered h-bodies in the country.. if more people had access to or knowledge of all the cars in our guys project journals and garage pics, they would flip out. lets hear it for the h-body forum innovaters chevy art
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby conn.rod » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:03 pm

nice work,can you post pics of the motor mounts?
if you don't have time too do it right the first time
how do you have time too do it over a second time
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