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Bens 61 Belair talky talk.

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Cheers man. That wasn't something I had thought about to be honest. I'll fire you a pm through about it!

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All good bro. Such is life at the end of the day. Plus at least now it's all done and we won't need to worry about them in the future.

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Well now ya mention it.....

Few bags of dry ice in the floor wells and let it sit.

The sealer and glue etc goes super hard and brittle. So pair safety glasses and a welders flux chipping hammer and good wire brush.

that legs gonna feel worse before it feels any better mate.

never have a fight with a power tool they always win lol.

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Yeah the old seam sealer came off sweet, it was the old paint and contact glue that was a pain in the ass to remove.

Yeah the place where the grinder hit is just above my knee so every time I bend my knee it feel it haha

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Angle grinders are the tool of the devil!

 

Do you have hydraulic lifters? They can make setting valve clearance weird.

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I'll be honest I'm not sure, my knowledge of old chev six cylinders is limited. I have a shop manual for it so when I have the time (after Xmas and getting the car bagged and legal) then I'll worry about it haha

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hey mate ill be watching this thread with interest as im in the process of buying a 62 belair.

Looking great so far,im also looking at going down the same route as you with air bags etc.

Keep up the good work cheers Jamie.

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Cheers man, feel free to ask any questions an I'll do my best to help, and make sure you put a build thread up!!

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Ok so I've read that people have been having issues with Photobucket but I thought that had been remedied. However I can't get my pictures to work 

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coming along nicely mate,my 62 belair will be turning up any day now so cant wait.

Whats your plan with front shock relocation you got a bracket sorted?What size/brand bags you running?

cheers Jamie.

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Cheers @jamie_nz, front shock mounts have yet to be done, the chap that did the floor pans has just done some remedial work on a 62 Impala that failed a cert and one of the things it failed on was the front shock mounts so hopefully I can pick his brain about them. 

 

Im running slam bags, RE-6 in the front and RE-7 in the rear. It's a very basic system. And due to the fact that it came with a 7 switch switch-box which had individual wheel control I've ended up wiring it up through relays so that i only  have front up/down, rear up/down and all up/down which will be sweet for cert. 

 

got most of the interior in tonight. And have fixed the air leaks I was having problems with. But in doing so I have introduced another leak haha. Luckily it's a nice easy fix. 

 

Like me I said before make sure you put a build thread up when you get the car! 

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algood mate,i thought the bigger bag would go in the front due to more weight engine etc or is there not enough room?

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Dunno to be honest Simon at Airride nz said that they went that way around so I did it that way haha

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Looking good. I had to do something very similar for shock mounts. 

Make sure you have locking washers on everything (including air tank mounts etc) to keep the cert man happy. I had to put a lot on, which was a pain.

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Cheers man. Everything has lock washers (except the air tank, so will see if I can remedy that tomorrow) 

 

im taking the car to work tomorrow so I can put it up on a hoist to give it a once over, and so it can have the wheel alignment for the cert done. 

 

Many nerves about the cert now haha

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The last point doesn't need to be remedied right.. video of hopping please!!

 

Also, bloody good work!

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Cheers man, Haha to be honest I couldn't get it to hop myself. And when Cletus did it I don't think the wheels left the ground, however he wanted it slowed down, so slowed down it will be. 

Managed to cross 3 things off the list tonight,

1. I fitted the lock washers to the lower front suspension arms (it never had any fitted so I never thought to put some on, maybe some one in the ol US of A decided they weren't necessary haha) 

2. I have secured the speakers (to be fair they were just sitting in the parcel tray, and I didn't even think about them haha) 

3. I have slowed the front down, I ended up pulling the front airline pushlock fittings out of the valve block T and put a restrictor into them, haven't had a chance to test it yet as I have another fitting out of the tank to use as a sample to get the airline fittings i need to do the external fill point but the Id of the restrictor is basically about M5 so will see how that goes 

 

should get 3 more crossed off tomorrow! 

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Congratulations on getting this legal. p8AXA.gif

Looking rad. 

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Nice work now enjoy the shit out of it, one of my favourite shapped chevys

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