82 El Camino, 6OHELCO

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cdunson79

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Good point on the expansion. I'll do an extension. Float seems to work ok at this point. Was ok floating and just a tad slow falling back down, kind of the opposite of yours.
 
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roger1

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Good point on the expansion. I'll do an extension. Float seems to work ok at this point. Was ok floating and just a tad slow falling back down, kind of the opposite of yours.
Interesting. I hope it works OK for you. The jury is still out on the Autometer sender I used. i need to run a tank or 2 through it to know for sure. It was slow to come up to full on my initial fill up. I did find out my tank holds 24 1/2 gallons filling it up from clear empty. And that was the first click off on the gas stations nozzle so the domed area was not filled.

Btw, keep in mind you will have to undo your zip tie on the vent line when you install the tank. The hose has to run above the rail that the top of the tank mates to.
 
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cdunson79

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Wrapping up the "El Camaro" dash project. Sport comp 2 gauges, keeping it simple. Found an El Camino badge from 68-72 I think that worked in place of the Camaro badge. Everything looks like it should have been there in 82 if you ask me ; ).

While running some stereo wires I found a nice surprise just inside the driver rocker. It was totally fine from underneath (underbody was blasted) but evidently some moisture got underneath the thinner first layer there it it rotted out. The other side looks fine.

Since taking the pix I found that the pillar moldings actually fit just fine with no modification. BONUS! I figured I'd have to trim them somewhat. Way cool.
 

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cdunson79

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Nov 12, 2018
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Replaced that worn out steering wheel
Extended the trans cross member mounting flange and modified my g-force cross member. Will finalize once I get my engine and trans dropped in.
Body back on the frame.
Reinstalled passenger door (man they are heavy bastards). Luckily got to borrow a door caddy from my local body shop.
Originally my custom center console ran all the way up under the stock dash but the Camaro dash is shorter so had to make a panel to close it off and made a gauge pod to put my boost/AFR gauge in. (Innovate Motorsports).
 

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roger1

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That's a really nice looking wheel. Do they make a bowtie center emblem for it?
 
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cdunson79

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Those are Ridler 695s. I had the lips painted gloss black, they normally come with a machined lip. Haven't seen any custom center cap options though.
 
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roger1

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Those are Ridler 695s. I had the lips painted gloss black, they normally come with a machined lip. Haven't seen any custom center cap options though.
I was referring to your Grant steering wheel.
 
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cdunson79

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oh, k - *feeling stupid* I looked around on their site and they had them for other models but not the Lemans wheel in particular that I could see. Not super wild about the grant logo there but whatever : ).
 

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