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Re: BlueBird

Reply #225
Pretty good looking. The wheels turn ok with the shaft at that crazy angle?
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #226
Yup.

I was moving stuff around the garage and randomly found a set of yellow fogs I bought specifically for this car. I couldn't find them when I swapped to the TC bumper, but now I can install them when the nose goes back on.
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I also did some more cleaning today and some measuring to get ready for SFCs
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gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #227
Yellow fogs... :like:
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

 

Re: BlueBird

Reply #228
Two 5ft long pieces of material on their way to becoming SFCs

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gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #229
I know of an Askhole that can help you out with those SFC's.
It's Gumby's fault.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #230
Getting closer.

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Had to stop yesterday. Ran out of argon and the cord on my welder wasn't long enough...Fixed both issues, but no more SFC progress yet.
gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #231
Beefy.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: BlueBird

Reply #232
Beefy.
Meh. They are dimensionally larger than typical, but thinner wall. Of no shock to you, I don't generally follow the well trodden paths  ;)

One of my pet peeves is the way exhaust hangs down beneath most V8 cars. With an inline motor it is nice to be able to tuck the exhaust up tight to the trans, and with my IRS in the white car I could keep it closer to the driveshaft and up in the tunnel area. Silly vee motors have to run the exhaust below the floor pans, and long tube headers make it worse.... With these connectors, I should be able to keep the pipes above the lowest point of the car.
I am going to add spreader plates to the sides of the connectors and subframe channels to add more stiffness than simply bottom welding. The offset I added keeps the tubing in line with the rear subframe channel instead of running at an angle, to make adding the rear side plates easier.

Today's progress included notching for exhaust, lots of undercoat removal and cleaning, and some paint on the tops of the SFC's that will be inaccessible once they are installed.
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gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #233
Still beefy enough. That cross-section is going to be pretty stiff.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: BlueBird

Reply #234
The subframe connectors look great.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #235
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gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #236
Nice  :headbang:
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #237
Cleared another hurdle today. That jackstand had been under the transmission for far too long.

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gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #238
Good stuff!

At least you're clearing hurdles. I just put another one in my way. *derp*
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: BlueBird

Reply #239
Been a busy weekend so far.

I used my lift as a press
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Fought with an aftermarket set of 4.10's and got the 8.8 hung under the car
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Picked out a driveshaft
(not the aluminum one  :frown: )
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and removed the drivetrain, again....
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gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!