BUILD THREAD 81 Buick/Olds Turbo Wagon update 7/27/22, Main Cap Girdle!.

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl
Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon More Parts, More Pics! Update 5/2/14

You're moving right along, Jim.
Before you know it, the body will be mounted up on the rotisserie.
 

liquidh8

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Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon More Parts, More Pics! Update 5/2/14

Jack, I'll have some pictures tonight at the end of the night. I have the rear of the body on part of the rotisserie, and the front real high on a plank and jacks stands. Just waiting on my Father to stop by and lend a hand getting the chassis out from under it. :D I am soooo happy to finally be at this point at least. :D :p
 

liquidh8

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Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon More Parts, More Pics! Update 5/2/14

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The angle of the picture makes it looks like it's sagging, it is not.

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Longroof79

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Oct 14, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl
Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon More Parts, More Pics! Update 5/2/14

I'm happy for you buddy.
Seeing the fixture connected to the rear of the body is a good sign indeed.
It's looks like the height is adjustable too...cool!
 

liquidh8

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Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon More Parts, More Pics! Update 5/2/14

I've got the chassis separated from the body, and on the rotisserie. Awesome!

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quick picture with my dad, and my son photobombing him.

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ssbrewskyaz

Master Mechanic
Dec 29, 2010
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New River, Arizona
Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon More Parts, More Pics! Update 5/2/14

I remember those days! Good for you, it always feels good to really sink your teeth into it. I'll say this much, this proves you're committed. In my case, the blonde says I should be committed.

Out of curiosity, what's the little rod on your rotisserie? I have a rotisserie but I don't recall the rod. Looks like there's a tab on the top and the bottom goes through the cross bar? I'm intrigued. ...

Scott, ...

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :wink:
 

liquidh8

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Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon More Parts, More Pics! Update 5/2/14

ssbrewskyaz said:
I remember those days! Good for you, it always feels good to really sink your teeth into it. I'll say this much, this proves you're committed. In my case, the blonde says I should be committed.

Out of curiosity, what's the little rod on your rotisserie? I have a rotisserie but I don't recall the rod. Looks like there's a tab on the top and the bottom goes through the cross bar? I'm intrigued. ...

Scott, ...

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :wink:

Scott, that is the truth. I have had the car for a few years now, and I am just now at a spot in time where I can spend a bunch of time on it to get it done.

As far as the rotisserie, that bar is a long threaded rod, used to adjust the CG (center of gravity) of the body so it spins easy. I can spin the body with one hand on the rocker panel :D I have a thread with what I did to build it here on the boards, I'll be adding these few pictures to bring it up to speed.

I'll get some pictures of the chassis tonight, it is raining here now so they wont be the best pics. :(
 

liquidh8

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Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon BODY IS ON ROTISSERIE Update 5/8/14

Figured I would add a few more pictures of the rolling chassis. I have 2 body mount hole to fix, the ones fight after the rear. The left rear frame rail has got some bad rot also. I will be boxing the frame, rewelding the factory welds, and nothing it to the seam with 1/4" plate. The frame rails were smashed in by the previous owner.

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Body mount hole.

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Body mount hole.

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Rotted left rear frame rail. You can see the rot and the daylight through the bottom where the seam is.

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Smashed in frame rail.

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87 GN

Greasemonkey
Feb 14, 2009
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Philly Area
Re: 81 Century/GN Wagon BODY IS ON ROTISSERIE Update 5/8/14

Looking good Jim!

I think I have 2 extra body bushing repair washers from when I made my repairs. If your interested let me know I can see if I can dig them up I think I got them from gbodyparts.
 

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