72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:35 am

Well, I have slacked on updating my project Journal. As of the date of this post, the Car is actually Finished.
Don't skip to the last page thou.
I am going to try to catch the build up a little at a time, and add pics for reference.
But, they will NOT be in Chronological order.
Basically just kinda FYI for now. Hopefully there is some useful info for future builds to utilize,
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:57 am

We all know the 7.5 10 bolt was gonna break. So I had a small win/fall with some cash and pulled the trigger on a custom 9" ford.
Ordered Housing from Auto Weld Custom Chassis. Took a while to get it, but well worth the wait.
Auto Weld is the only source I could find that had Jig to fab up this rear end with ALL the correct brackets to make it a bolt in deal.
Searched Craigs for a pumpkin, Bought New Posi carrier and a set of 3:25 gears and set it up.
Now I can sleep at nite. I wont break this with my set up.

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:09 pm

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:26 pm

A co worker/buddy just showed up with this out of the blue one day. Said I needed it more than him. I assume he didn't like my custom painted Grant Wheel. LOL
I have to agree, This is a Super nice GM Gt style wheel. I tried to pay him, he wouldn't take anything for it.
So, Thanks Gregg

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:38 pm

I decided the plastic rear spoiler just wasn't me. Looked a little too universal, the fit not up to snuff. I started searching for an Astre 3 pc spoiler.
Sportriderok here on the forum hooked me up with a ruff piece, but I think I have saved it. A lot of work, let me tell you.
This is what I started with.

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:46 pm

Got it to the point it was ready for color, all holes drilled. test fitted.. Will look good. well worth the effort.

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:19 pm

I mention earlier that the exhaust sucked and probably would stay long, well I talked around and found a nice recommended shop and had them Fix the exhaust. Basically added X pipe and re-installed the single transverse muff. Dual in, Dual out. Made new tail pipes and neatened things up.
The "X" pipe was the fix. These LS engines have to have an X pipe. They benefit from the flow and its the only way to get them to sound decent.

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby sportriderok » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:40 am

I still can't believe you were able to save that spoiler. It looks great on there.
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:29 pm

1100kaw2 wrote:A co worker/buddy just showed up with this out of the blue one day. Said I needed it more than him. I assume he didn't like my custom painted Grant Wheel. LOL
I have to agree, This is a Super nice GM Gt style wheel. I tried to pay him, he wouldn't take anything for it.
So, Thanks Gregg

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Well that is a "FRIEND" you have there Darrell! I couldn't find any "Re-Pop's" of that style wheel, mine is ok, but the "graining" is worn off in a few places, and I hope if Re-Popped that they wouldn't get sticky like the OE's, some day I'll have one as nice as yours I hope! That spoiler, is that 'glass? It looks like the Gel Coat washed off. If that is the case I hope you made sure the exposed cloth was well de-hydrated. if the moisture content is to high it can flake the surface off, likely what happened to that one, [moulders weren't always careful with that sort of thing in the past, now if there is a problem that comes to the dealers attention, and repairs are done under warranty that becomes the "vendors" expense, so QC has taken a more prominent place at these facilities. Looking good! Harry
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby zeke » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:42 pm

Nice save on the spoiler! :th: Nine inch looks great too.
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