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TheDon Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:06 am

I like that you're showing how you fix even the simplest of things. Like the rusted window channel lip, I would not have thought of fixing it like you did. Smart!

TinCanFab Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:31 pm

Thanks guys, I'll be finishing the apron rubber seal channel and decklid seal channels next.

EMPIImp69 Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:15 pm

Roach, you still working on your rag?

TinCanFab Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:35 pm

EMPIImp69 wrote: Roach, you still working on your rag?

I had to put the project on hold, but yes I plan on finishing it. I hit a roadblock I need to fix before I can do the rest of the bodywork. I have the driver door gaps perfect to factory spec, but the driver door gaps are a problem. Even with the replacement door, there is just too much gap no matter how I adjust thing. I actually need some help, pics soon

EMPIImp69 Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:17 pm

Yea man I hear you..mine I haven't done anything on since last March. Bought a boat last May, worked on the boat, went fishing, working on the house. Might get back on the bug this summer tho.

TinCanFab Sun May 12, 2019 6:04 am

With the nice weather, Iíve been pretty motivated to get back on this thing. I think Iím just about done with metal work and almost ready for body work!

TinCanFab Sun May 19, 2019 5:51 pm

Hood seal channel was not rusty but it was pretty chewed up on the driver side. I started by spot welding it in the center, then clamping it and bending towards the side and trimming off the ends.

EMPIImp69 Tue May 21, 2019 6:22 am

Looking good, I didn't know they made and sold that channel.

TinCanFab Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am

EMPIImp69 wrote: Looking good, I didn't know they made and sold that channel.

Yup, Wolfsburg West

TinCanFab Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:35 pm

Intake manifold is now going behind the engine

TinCanFab Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:17 am

The original plan for this engine was to go distributorless and run a small side draft carb. Now, Iím going to go full fuel injection. This is a TBI unit from a 1990 Chevy Beretta 2.2. I just couldnít justify spending $350 for the Mikuni carb I wanted. It was going to be a pain to tune, still require fabrication and have fit issues. The TBI was $30 on eBay, and just over $100 after I restore it with new sensors and gaskets.

I didnít feel the need to do port injection on a single port headed engine. Others have added injection on the intake side of the supercharger to keep intake temps down. Seems like a win-win setup for me.

TinCanFab Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:20 pm

I decided to do a light duty breather box to help this engine breathe easy. I wanted a specific size to fit on my fan shroud above the supercharger. It has a PCV valve in the top part, but I can convert it to be a regular breather if I want. It still needs to be cleaned up and polished once I finish the air cleaner and intake piping.

EMPIImp69 Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:42 am

Nice fab work, you do all the tigging for that?

TinCanFab Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:07 am

EMPIImp69 wrote: Nice fab work, you do all the tigging for that?

Yup. I needed a reason to keep practicing. 8) It's stupidly overbuilt with 1/8" plate, but it's what I had. I have a Lincoln 200 square wave and I upgraded the torch to water cooled with a cheap eBay water cooler. It's pretty awesome not putting the torch down to cool off constantly.

I have realized that I sunburn very easily from it. Wearing a black canvas type long sleeve welding jacket, I got burned on my arms where my T shirt stopped. I need to get a thin leather jacket!

TonyB Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:44 pm

TinCanFab wrote:
They're NEVER really ever finished!... 58 rag build

Thatís what Iím afraid my wife will figure out about my 62 rag Baja ...

Problem is Iíve already had dreams of a low rider with adjustable suspension to navigate the potholes of the Midwest ... maybe just lower & narrow the front end ... it doesnít have to be fast as long as it keeps up with highway traffic ... it just has to look cool.

wj32796 Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:35 am

Very nice.

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