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Postby Roccosvega » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:12 pm

I guess its time to put my car on the Journal. It might be a while before Im actually driving it
but thats OK I am in no hurry.I like working on it too.
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350 small block
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:27 pm

these pics let you see my way of strengthening the rear control arms.
I also welded in no hops while setting pinion angle at the same time.
will get pics up of that soon.Oh and I welded in 1/4 inch plate where
the bolts go through too.

Robert
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this isall done with 11 gauge plate
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the pieces were made of cardboard then traced on the plate and cut
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this one shows a piece offered up to be welded
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this shows all lower control arm strengthening complete
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rear suspention mods 001.jpg
this one shows upper arm gussets to add strength
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Andreasu » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:37 pm

Nice work!

Cool air filter aswell : D
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:49 pm

I am using a Griffin HP Series Scirrocco,22x13 double pass radiator
Summit part# GRI-2-58185-XC. I had to cut the opening open to fit
it in.I made mounts out of aluminum angle and used rubber mounts
just like the ones holding an MSD box.all hardwear is stainless.
the radiator does not touch the cars body .
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it is mounted on the outside of the support
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The fans miss the water pump by about a 1/2 inch
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the weight is supported by two pieces of angle and two rubber mounts
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its held in place by angle with two rubber mounts per side
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Andreasu » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:31 pm

Griffin radiators are a piece of art, got one for my monza aswell : D
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby 72 SS PNL » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:06 pm

some nice work on the rear bracing , its 1 of the things i need to do
first and best car owned 72 GT(changed to SS) panel wagon

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Re: Roccosvega

Postby NixVegaGT » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:35 am

Smart fabrication on the rear trailing arm gussets. NICE.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby VegaZ28 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:46 pm

Gotta love that color - just like mine. I am finally gonna drag mine oufrom under the boxes and dust and get started again.

You guys have given me new found energy to finish my project.....
I've had this particular Vega since 1990 and it still isn't on the road, just when it gets close I tear it down and start over. I wanted this car in High School (1979) and finally bought it from a friend.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:35 pm

Man I am glad to hear that vegaZ28, I have learned that nothing good in a car you put together
happens fast. Thats why you gotta make sure you like your car :D

Robert
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby zeke » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:53 pm

I love seeing the stock radio with matching cigarette lighter knob. Sweet! 8)
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:25 pm

Zeke, That radio is actually a radio shack AM-FM-CB radio, Lol but the knobs are original.

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Re: Roccosvega

Postby waybad » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:47 pm

this is turning out sweet,,keep the picts coming :mrgreen: :dance:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:37 pm

Thanks guys for all the kind words.I have some more pics coming soon.

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Re: Roccosvega

Postby zeke » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:19 pm

Roccosvega wrote:Zeke, That radio is actually a radio shack AM-FM-CB radio, Lol but the knobs are original.

Robert


am-fm-cb - haven't seen one of those in a while! lol still, matching knobs r nice :D
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Ishiftem » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:23 pm

That's a very nice car man. I especially like your fab work on the back. Very clean and well executed :o :)
Any one can restore a car but, it takes a real man to cut one up.
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