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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by Byron510 » 03 Sep 2011 22:23

Jeez Robyn - where did you find those vintage winter foot wear??

Reminds me a bit of my first old rally car... pics below vintage - 1996

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 05 Sep 2011 21:48

i have a bigger collection of tires and wheels than Jason. those bad boys came off Lew's rally car
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 07 Dec 2011 14:16

To get through a safety inspection I had to come up with a speed 'O, being that I'm running a z tranny from a 4x4truck. The nice thing about the GPS is that i didn't have to cut the car to make it work. think its the first time I have ever known how fast im going in a 510.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 07 Dec 2011 14:27

i need to make a skid plate for the gas line :shock: i put my tire on a big flat rock doing 80k and it turned on its side and bit the frame rail
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 07 Dec 2011 14:30

made a scoop out of an old hood. thanks jason
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by Byron510 » 07 Dec 2011 17:09

Eh Robyn,

I ran the fuel lines inside the Bronze to avoid such issues. There are no breaks in the line - one piece from front to back, with a bulkhead fitting at either end.
Many new cars are built this way as well, and have been for years - fuel and brake lines.

Just a thought.

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 08 Dec 2011 11:21

the thought had crossed my mind. but i wanted to drive it now. i was also told that i would need an automatic shut off valve for the fuel line in case of an accident. also passengers are often careless: pulling wires apart with their feet, resting their feet on the cardboard parcel tray, tearing off rocker trim getting out of the car. digging their fingers in to the dash cap, slamming doors on seat belts..........i could go on. I had visions of a kinked brake line and a split fuel line. however it does seem less likely now then damage on the underside
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by Byron510 » 08 Dec 2011 22:23

RMS wrote:the thought had crossed my mind. but i wanted to drive it now. i was also told that i would need an automatic shut off valve for the fuel line in case of an accident. also passengers are often careless: pulling wires apart with their feet, resting their feet on the cardboard parcel tray, tearing off rocker trim getting out of the car. digging their fingers in to the dash cap, slamming doors on seat belts..........i could go on. I had visions of a kinked brake line and a split fuel line. however it does seem less likely now then damage on the underside
Jeez - Mandy's rougher than I took her for :mrgreen:

I made my lines out of stainless - you'd have a tough time squishing those. But even the aluminum line would be fine. Place it along the inner rocker panel. I figure if you've been hit hard enough to split a fuel line inside the car, you probably have bigger problems. Run it down the tunnel if you wish. Just don't strap electrical lines to it, or as I have seen a couple of times, the remote trunk mounted battery 0 gauge starter wire strapped to the fuel line. :shock:

Just an idea. If you need a bender and flaring tool...

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 09 Dec 2011 12:50

Byron510 wrote:Jeez - Mandy's rougher than I took her for :mrgreen: Byron
she was sitting beside me when i opened this page.... shes not rough but she can hit :cry:

a pic of her carefully and meticulously cleaning t200 transfer case parts
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its amazing what will rattle apart on a logging road or any road when pushing a vehicle to its limit.
i guess i missed that on my last post trip inspection. :oops: no longer will i be jacking by the x member to inspect.

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by Byron510 » 12 Dec 2011 21:02

It's good that you checked. Even the Bronze rattles it's bolts loose. Every spring I do a front to back nut and bolt check, and then s major bolt check before most drives of any distance.

It's just goox policy to check, and maybe new nylock nuts for the spots thst like to come loose. Aldo check that the two surfaces that bolt together are flat,clean and clear of debris that can alow movement in strenuous situations.

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 12 Dec 2011 22:54

I was thinking new nylocks or some fedaloy's and stove nuts. i think there was too much paint. I'm going to disassemble and clean the paint off of the mating surfaces and just use some grease.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by RMS » 27 May 2012 16:28

installed some old school camber plates and extended A arms Image

now my camber matches front to back Image


cant wait to get back on the gravel Image
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by HudsonMC » 29 May 2012 07:49

Those camber plates don't get installed under the strut towers? Is there a backing plate under the tower? Seems weird that there is nothingto spread that load out...

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Post by S15DET » 29 May 2012 12:00

Car looks like so much fun. think I need another set of wheels/tires, lighting, skid plates, ...!

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