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wv181 Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:03 pm

After a little adjust here is a new video. Sounds nice to me!

Buggeee Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:13 pm

Sounds great. Gorgeous build. 8)

wv181 Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:07 pm

While waiting for the body I have lots to work on. I have figured out that since I opted to go full flow I can't mount the rear "skid plate". It won't clear the port on the oil pump.

Skid Plate

Oil pump

Also does anyone know where this piece of tin goes?

Cant find it in the parts manual.

Al Capulco Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:55 pm

Air deflector plate rear right. Page 12 item 8A. Not shown on the page, same as item 8 but is on the right hand side.

wv181 Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Al Capulco wrote: Air deflector plate rear right. Page 12 item 8A. Not shown on the page, same as item 8 but is on the right hand side.

Thanks Al. I am missing the other side so I will have to see if Ican find one.

wv181 Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:20 pm

I have my clutch tube bracket installed but I have this other bracket that looks the same but different. Any clues?

Same but different

EDragnDean Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:58 am

Mine looks like the second one. Same part.

Buggeee Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:53 pm

wv181 Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:22 pm

Thanks for those pics. I did find that piece from Mike Basso. Fits perfect. As soon as i get it stripped and painted I will post pics.

wv181 Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 pm

I went with an after market orange with a green and gold metallic flake. It looks quite different from different angles around the car. I tried to get some pics that show what I'm talking about.

I'm was debating on whether or not to mount the cut off wader boxes but I think they turned out so nice I'm going to do it.

You can't really tell from the pic but the body man welded a small round rod to the inside of the intake of the boxes to give it more finished look. The ones I had looked at before just used pieces of the door top beading to go around the opening.

wv181 Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:03 pm

The pan is complete and ready for the body.

I had the rear arms lengthened which came with a few challenges. The e-brake cables were a little short so we fabed up some extensions using copper tubing. Should work fine. Also had to drill a hole in the upper gusset, just behind the bump stop, and attach the cable there.

wv181 Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:30 am

OK. So skip ahead a little bit now. Put the body on the pan. I used a body to pan gasket, stuck it down with weatherstrip adhesive. Went on nice and smooth except for no pulling the plug wires. Broke off one of the ends of the wire. Live and learn. The engine bay rubber was a bit of a chore figured out on the bottom gasket to put one edge in all the way then go back and work the other edge in. The top gasket just required a little spray lube and slipped right in.

Mounted the steering column, shifter, nice Vintage Speed unit, wood fat grip steering wheel and new high backs from The Thing Shop.

Then on to the wiring. I won't bore you with the three days of head scratching, cursing and bloody knuckles. What I will say is to take the pdf of the wiring diaragm down to your local Staples or whatever and have them blow it up to at least 18x24 then tape it to the windshield while doing your wiring.

Also new license plate.

Need to mount the doors and front fenders then tackle the heater, but I have taken it for a small drive down the road. Lots of fun just to be able to do that.

JayC Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 am

Love the color!

That wiring diagram was a life saver when I was doing mine. Not only did I blow it up, I had it laminated and have it hanging on the wall in the garage!


wv181 Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:26 pm

I have a question? Does anyone know what these wires are for? They are in the head light harness but I dont see them on the wiring diagram.

Bashr52 Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:28 am

If I remember correctly, there should be 6 wires in that harness. 3 are for the headlight, 3 are for the turn signal.

wv181 Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:29 am

I have the headlights and turn signals all hooked up and working but these 4 wires remain. I just do not see this color combo anywhere on the wiring diagram.

germanbilly Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:04 am

That is if you want to wire in a set of driving lights or fog lights. It was just added in case you want to install them I would guess. Saves time and is a lot cleaner.

Al Capulco Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:14 pm

Is the wire harness original or aftermarket? The blk/yellow could be for the horn or something to do with the headlights. The brown is a ground and I can't make out the other color.

wv181 Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:50 am

The one wire is green and comes out in the trunk on the passenger side. The other 3 are black w/ yellow stripe, light blue, brown. I do not have my horn hooked up so i see that the black/yellow and brown go there. So that just leaves a single blue on the left and the single green on the right.

wv181 Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:40 am

Update time. These are the latest pictures. Runs and drives, just some odds and ends to sort out. Very pleased with my results so far.

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