Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

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Post by duke » 18 Sep 2007 21:00

I ended up pretty much copying the design detailed in the "how to modify" book. I made an aluminum filler piece that was rivited to the inner fender well and butted against the inside of the quarter panel. I sealed it to the quarter panel using flexable seam sealer. I drove the car sans roll bar for a few months and I didn't notice any excessive flex. However, before I even did this mod, the previous owner, in an attempt to make more tire clearance, cut off the fender lip, therefore eliminating the spot welds...so maybe I just don't know any difference.
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Post by zootowndime » 19 Sep 2007 08:09

I see, all along I thought that was the stock fender lip, but it is just the quarter panel rolled out? Well it sounds like you have done will be ok as you have been driving around without problems. I guess I am always thinking, the stiffer the chassis the better.
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Post by duke » 19 Sep 2007 09:08

I agree, the stiffer the better...but if you look at some of the 510's running around, and the amount of rust on them...uhh, well yeah, I don't think this will make that big of a difference.
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Post by duke » 05 Dec 2007 00:46

Well, spent some time making it not so ugly...looks good in a crappy picture, or going 20 mph, or from the turn 6 stands...whatever, its rustoleum aka tremclad.
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Post by sdterrible1 » 05 Dec 2007 08:45

Looks killer!!
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Post by rnorrish » 05 Dec 2007 23:47

it's funny how your car was November in the calendar, and now that November is over, your car looks different.

was it a spray or roll-on job?
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Post by icehouse » 06 Dec 2007 09:26

Dude I love it! It needs to be a little lowe :) haha I love the no front bumper look to. I want to see it from the side.
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Post by Byron510 » 06 Dec 2007 10:21

510's always had a "bussiness only" appeal without a front bumper...
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Post by duke » 06 Dec 2007 23:04

Yeah, I've always liked the no bumper look. I will post some more pictures when I'm home again. I'm in Portland for the weekend for a friends wedding...its weird when people your age start getting married.

I was going to roll the paint on, but my friend who is a body guy convinced me to spray it on. It was super cold (at least for where I am) so it took forever to dry. I think once I get it wet sanded and buffed a little it will be good.
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Post by duke » 13 Dec 2007 17:14

So I made a little road trip this weekend. Snow has finally fallen in Tahoe so it was time to get in the first days of "slashing the white wave". The dime is running awesome, starts fine without a choke in 15 degree mornings. One problem I have found is that a 2000lb car with falken azenis (not the best snow tires..haha) doesn't do to well in snow. Most of the roads are dry but I did almost get stuck in my gf's driveway. Here are some pics of the new paint and proof that it actually made it to the snow. Enjoy.

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Smothed rear roll pan.
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Rear flares (all metal).
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Front flares.
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New door panels.
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Sorry about the low light photo's, I am trying to hide how bad the paint job looks in the daylight. It defineatly no show car finish, but I'm happy with it.
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Post by defdes » 13 Dec 2007 17:59

Snow Bunny! Wait...it snows in Santa Rosa?

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Post by 510-Trevor » 13 Dec 2007 19:41

duke wrote:So I made a little road trip this weekend. Snow has finally fallen in Tahoe ...
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Post by 510rob » 13 Dec 2007 20:41

car looks cool - I like the inner door panels too

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Post by defdes » 13 Dec 2007 20:56

510-Trevor wrote:
duke wrote:So I made a little road trip this weekend. Snow has finally fallen in Tahoe ...
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Post by pimp1911 » 13 Dec 2007 21:08

Looking good.
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