BUILD THREAD 1987 Monte Carlo from Iceland

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Sævar Örn Eiríksson

Sævar Örn Eiríksson

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If you could get hold of those guys who race buggies up sand dunes and across lakes in Iceland, I wouldn't be surprised if they had spare dipsticks lying around from old engine builds....

you re right. but not today they all threw out the ironblocks 10 years ago and use LS engines with turbo and nitrous today
 
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Some progress today
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Being overly careful, and very generous with the seam sealer... hehe
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The seam sealer they sell at my local auto parts store, it's pretty good, and cheaper than the Amazon one too!
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Same with the underside, very generous with the seam sealer, paint and rust preventative material will hide the seams perfectly eventually
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LIFTOFF!! And the rockers are supporting the weight of the entire body aswell as the jig! Impressive
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Common fault, worn out body mount holes in the frame, I bought some repair pieces off mikes montes I think, but I don't like them because they're galvanized and suck to weld... I got these mild steel washers at my local hardware store and they fit perfect and will weld good
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As you can see, only the two center body mounts and the front clip body mounts were holding the body on this car, before the rebuild
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Same on this side...
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Man I'm so happy to have this thing off the jig... And a long awaited floor sweeping is on order !
 
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I love reading your updates, Sævar Örn Eiríksson! We take finding parts for G-Bodies for granted in the U.S., and even then, they can be hard-to-find! You are a truly dedicated G-Body fan! (y)
 
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Quick progress today
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According to this, it's going to take me awhile to realize I'm not about welding sheet metal anymore...! Back to setting 6 with my machine! hehe
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All the donuts on the frame are now accepatble
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As I had feared, some adjustment was necessary for the frame rear sections, as I had no refernce point in the body(they were all rusted away) so I just eyeballed it... turns out the left one was an inch to short... quickly fixed though
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Primer on
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rust inhibiting paint on, looks good
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Amazing what a slap of paint can do to old brown metal :)

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Summit body mount bushes
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Body on... not bolted though
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This one gets a vacation now... thank god, but it was an essential part to get this project done !
 
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I like the progress reports
Thanks
 
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RockAuto ships to Iceland? How much was the shipping?
 
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Keep up the progress of turning iron oxide back into Detroit iron!
 
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RockAuto ships to Iceland? How much was the shipping?
yea they do... its expensive but i go an alternative route and use a service called www.myus.com it combines all my shipments and sends only one crate overseas
 

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