87 442 the way they should have been

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I didn't get any pictures but I got something done. Eric was on another cleaning spree so that used a large part of the day however, I pulled my seized 455 out. Put the scatter shield and mounts on my bare block and stabbed it in. My plan is to get the car ready for a motor before I get a motor ready for the car. My rear housing is in green primer in the booth at work it's getting a black base clear paint job Monday morning. And will probably get assembled next weekend. Tomorrow I need to do a little work on Eric's truck for him then I can do some more for me. I was tired and didn't eat all day so I forgot. I'll get you some tomorrow.
 
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I forgot to mention I ordered some umi bushings for the upper rear arms on the rear. They came in Friday. The car has heim jointed adjustable upper arms and boxed lowers already so I'm just going to brace them and call it good.
 
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Sorry guy's I've been busy! Not much progress on the car but still going. The 8 3/4 rear is blasted etch primed and painted I got the gasket for the pig and the Axel's . Eric gave me 11" brakes off a Dana so besides parking brake cables I should have everything to put it together. It's going in with the 4:10s because there all ready set up if I want to take it on a long trip I can throw the open center in with the 3:23s it's supposed to be extremely cold here this weekend maybe even snow so I'm not sure what is going to happen but something will.
 
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Ok guys I took you some pictures today. Here's the block in the car for mock up.
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Everything looks a little crooked because the right rear tire is flat again. The point of the mock up is for the floor tunnel the drive shaft and a few other things. There's going to be a few things getting done a little better this time around like weld the floor seam where I cut off the pinch weld for header and scatter shield clearance many years ago.
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And here's my 489 sure grip with 4:10s buried on the bench it was fresh built for a car installed and never used so I'm just going to clean it and stuff it in.
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I may paint it with cast blast for an aluminum look
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I gathered up the rest of the parts for it but I need to give the housing a good cleaning first but I slid the Axels in with the plastic bags on them just to see them. I guess I'm a little weird like that. The housing is painted cromax base clear and don't look bad better than spray bomb anyway and the Dana 11" brakes will except gm cables and lines
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And if I paint the center cast blast I'll get a vinyl decal for the back of the housing that says W-27 just cause some people won't like it LOL
The rest of the day was consumed by 2 other projects, cleaning up and organizing
 
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I was ordering parts for something else last night and ordered a set of rear control arm braces for this. I just figured if I'm going to be there anyway I may as well put them in when I change the rear. I'm tired of doing things over and over
 
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I got a little something done today besides order parts for the new truck. I went out to the building and put my rear together. Still waiting for my control arm braces to come.
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I can't get over how big the 11" Dana drums look on there
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And that there is what my interpretation of a 1987 W-27 LOL
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If you don't like it now your going to hate it when it says W-27 on the housing.
 
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