PROJECT " LAID BACK 2 " - 1978 SALON 2 DOOR AEROBACK

pagrunt

pagrunt

Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 14, 2014
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Shelocta, Pa
Imagine the Butless GN/GNX...
Now we need some one to build one.
I don't have to worry about rust/corrosion on these parts.
Aluminum still can have corrosion issues. Contact with dissimular metals leads to it to get a case of it's version of tin worms. The steel brackets on my original aluminum bumper bars ate them up. Of course road salt didn't help either.
 
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JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
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Houston, TX.
Now we need some one to build one.

Maybe one day, remember I also have the Buick Century Aero ( Buford Hunchback ). I have (3) Buick 455's and a bunch of parts, but nothing is set in stone. It does sound like a fun project.

Aluminum still can have corrosion issues. Contact with dissimular metals leads to it to get a case of it's version of tin worms. The steel brackets on my original aluminum bumper bars ate them up. Of course road salt didn't help either.
I agree on the dissimilar metals, but my parts are clean ( will rarely if ever see rain much less snow ) and road salt just isn't an issue in Houston.
 
JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
632
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Houston, TX.
Just a couple more parts I've rounded up.

Aluminum rear bumper support. It's in great shape, and will clean up nicely. Purchased from a Forum Member ( thanks Derrick! ). Out of respect for him, I will not disclose the price, but it was a great deal.
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Retractable under hood light from a 1992 Chevy truck. It has an integral on/off switch, 25 foot cord, and a magnetic base on the light itself. I will make a mounting plate for it, and probably mount it on the Dr. side rear trunk hinge. I should be able to reach any part of the car, if needed. I'll clean it up a little more ( 303 / Back to Black, etc ) and add a LED bulb. $5 at the J-yard
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The aluminum hood is on it's way as of yesterday. The seller had a sick family member, that ultimately ended up passing away, which delayed the shipping. Family first, I say. We decided on Fastenal as the shipper. Got my fingers crossed on this one... I've never used them to ship anything before. It was definitely affordable, and insured, but I'm a little worried. Parts have to be palletized, so forklifts and aluminum hoods, make me a little nervous. Hoping for the best. We will find out soon...
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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Jan 2, 2006
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I agree on the dissimilar metals, but my parts are clean ( will rarely if ever see rain much less snow ) and road salt just isn't an issue in Houston.
But if you have moisture (humidity) and steel/stainless steel and aluminum are touching, you'll have a battery. Thus, galvanic corrosion. You can paint and isolate via gaskets/nylon washers, etc., but you WILL get corrosion even if it never sees rain or salted snow roads. Stainless steel will kill aluminum, and aluminum will kill steel. Kind of a paper/rock/scissors deal. Obviously if it's garaged, it will slow it down. Probably be ok until you sell it or die. :) But it will still happen unless you separate the metals as to not touch each other. That's why aluminum trim is anodized. It's just a thicker corrosive layer to protect the galvanic action of corrosion. Sand it off without painting or some sort of protective layer and it will corrode, too.
 
JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
632
93
Houston, TX.
Small score today. Found on FB Marketplace, about 10 minutes away from the house. I had been watching this item for a couple weeks. Listing started out for $30. Then 2 weeks later it dropped to $20. I offered $15, and said I'd come pick it up. She said "Yes".
98-05 Blazer 2WD front hub assembly. Brand new in the box.
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JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
632
93
Houston, TX.
The aluminum hood is here. Fastenal called today, and I left work early to go pick it up. It was raining here, so I did not unpack it all the way. I did check for obvious damage, and it looks good. Derrick did an awesome job of packaging this. I'll get a better pic this weekend. Here it is.
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So I now have-
- Aluminum hood w/ the correct lightweight hood hinges
- Aluminum core support
- Aluminum front bumper support
- Aluminum rear bumper support
- Aluminum drive shaft
- Aluminum intake manifold
- Aluminum accessory brackets

I need to purchase-
- Aluminum rear drums ( Kirban sells the new repops )
- Aluminum bumper brackets ( ditching the heavy bumper shocks )
 

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