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Old Nov 17th, 12, 09:41 PM
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On my way to work tonite I filled up a five gallon can of diesel fuel for my heater. Gotta do the brakes on my truck. Ill have the Hester blasting on me in the background


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Nice... but does a diesel heater give off a rancid odor when running? Be careful inhaling that if so. Smells like a rotten egg-fart.
Honestly I miss the seasons up there, but could never move back right now. With 3 kids, it would be waaaaaay too expensive. Maybe later in life. Today it was 76 degrees and partly sunny here. Perfect day for Camaro work. Crazy weather for November huh? Don't work too hard at work. Save your energy for the Camaro!
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Old Nov 17th, 12, 09:44 PM
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Haha when I have it heating the garage I have the main door open a little and have the intake of the heater outside. It doesn't really smell that bad I just won't paint with it cause 1. Explosion risk 2. The elements that it produces can ruin the finish


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Old Nov 18th, 12, 05:38 AM
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Good point there. Be careful. Can't wait to see your Camaro in color again.
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Old Nov 19th, 12, 08:41 AM
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looks great bud! i had a great time workin on the 'maro with with you. sorry i had to bug out early but you know how it goes, when the boss says get home thats what you do...happy wife, happy life. looks like ill have 7 days off on december and i think we will be gulf coast bound for family stuff, so im sure we could get at least 2 good work days in. Good job on the floor, im glad it cinched up to where it needed to be...those 1/4s should next on the chopping block....maybe even get her rolling?!
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Old Nov 19th, 12, 09:07 AM
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Thanks Tim! Yea-- it was nice having some helping hands and company. Worked out great! Just came in from plugging the firewall to floor seam now. Really happy with it. Just need to reshape the radii on the firewall tranny hump now to match the new floor. It's a little too rounded there from dollying it without a reference of the new floor in place. Easy fix! Looking forward to hanging again. 'Till then, keep up on the thread and you'll see what I'm up to... Looking to weld in the roof braces next!
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Old Nov 19th, 12, 11:01 AM
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Ran out of time, but got 2/3 of the front seam done. Either I need to continue stretching out the corners of the firewall edge, OR/and make a relief slice on each top radii (corner) of the trans tunnel to close the radii more so they meet there. Most likely both will be needed. I'll first flip it over (rotisserie) and work those corner radii, then if they do not reshape enough, I will then make the slices on the new floor to close those corner gaps (only 1/4" but we know it shouldn't be there.. So either the trans tunnel on the firewall was once reshaped in the past, OR they stamped this trans tunnel on the new floor a little too tall towards the front. I'll get 'er done! Stay tuned!












Here you can see the 1/4" gap along the trans tunnel portion of the seam. I will reshape that and/or slice the new floor so it meets flush there.













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Thanks Jeff!
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Great work Todd. Are you planning to spray your sound deadening or use the sheets? If sheets are you going for full coverage or uses strips in certain places?


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Old Nov 20th, 12, 12:09 PM
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Thanks! Hmmmmm... most likely will use either Hush Mat or Dynamat in sheets where effective.

Here's where:
  1. under the seat mount brackets before welding them in
  2. covering each inner wheel well tub
  3. trans tunnel and main floor sections (quadrants where feet sit)
  4. firewall under the factory insulation pad
  5. outer door shell surfaces in strips
  6. roof panel
  7. package tray surface
  8. trunk floor in sheets
  9. inner quarter panel surfaces as much as possible
I've installed Hush mat in my brother's 2006 Honda Accord and I can definitely say I was impressed as to how effective it was. Amazing before and after difference in noise levels. I've used Dynamat as well, but mainly for audio system installs, not a full resto like this...

I may also spray the underbelly of the entire shell, including the outer wheel wells, with lizard skin to protect and sound deaden it even further from the outside. That should make a huge difference... It's quite far into the future for me, but that's my plan.
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Old Nov 21st, 12, 02:53 PM
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Alrighty then... The Floor is in! LOTS of plugwelds and I busted out my arsenal of locking pliers today! I even fitted and screwed in the seat track mounting frames--- just need to punch out and drill the plug welding holes on those and they will be done Friday!

I was able to hammer and dolly the trans tunnel both on the floor and the firewall to make it match without slicing either. I also used the heat of the plug welds to help shrink the top corners of the floor around the trans tunnel to make it fit snug there! While it was red-hot at the corners, I gently tapped them and rounded them down with a body hammer to shrink them into position snugly... (these tips and tricks on this site come in handy if you remember to use them.) Thank you guys for helping!


























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Looks great Todd. I am experiencing a bad case of ROTISSERIE ENVY!!! I've been crawling under the car to grind down the welds. PITA!!!! You make it look too easy!
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Looks great Todd. I am experiencing a bad case of ROTISSERIE ENVY!!! I've been crawling under the car to grind down the welds. PITA!!!! You make it look too easy!
Rotosserie envy-- lol! Muhahaahhaahaaaaa! I know--- sorry about that. I feel for ya... not easy without it. It does make it alot easier to access everything on the car. (and for emptying out all the black beauty after blasting!) I appreciate the kudos Tim! Having fun down here now... If I only had more time!!!!

I already cleared this Friday with the Mrs. so I can weld in the seat track mounting brackets.
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Old Nov 22nd, 12, 07:50 PM
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Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I think I ruptured my gizzard from eating so much!

Now let's get back to work! It's almost Friday-- time to get back on the plugwelding gig for me! A new pair of bucket seat mounts is waiting for my '68. Here we go!
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Happy thanksgiving Brotha. In a little bit I'm gonna start tackling the front coilover conversion. Can't wait lol


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