BUILD THREAD Tomeal's Elky Build

Tomeal

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Will take a closer look and get pictures when I'm home this afternoon.
 

airboatgreg

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Wow. makes me tired just looking at the pics of the work you have done. Can't wait to see finished product. I am sure you can't either
 
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Tomeal

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Wow. makes me tired just looking at the pics of the work you have done. Can't wait to see finished product. I am sure you can't either

Thanks! At times I felt like I should be farther along.
 
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melloelky

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Thanks! At times I felt like I should be farther along.
that happens.everything takes longer than we think it should.these small doses of progress like dropping an engine in place or getting the nose hung back on always kept me moving forward.sometimes NOT looking at the overall picture works out,it's easy to become overwhelmed. think smaller obtainable goals if you have to.
 
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Tomeal

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Domestic responsibilitys tonight. Did get pics tonight.

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After taking a minute to look at it, I think it is fixable. Just never messed with fiberglass much. Did mess up the blower fan mounting points, but I may be able to work through it.

Never messed with fiberglass much, any ideas or tips?
 
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Tomeal

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Got a few little things done this week. Verified the transmission angle. Put exhaust manifolds on. Replaced plugs and wires cause a couple got messed up along the way. Also put on an oil cooler delete plate.

With the heater box, you use body filler with fiberglass or fiberglass and resin?
 
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Tony1968

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Got a few little things done this week. Verified the transmission angle. Put exhaust manifolds on. Replaced plugs and wires cause a couple got messed up along the way. Also put on an oil cooler delete plate.

With the heater box, you use body filler with fiberglass or fiberglass and resin?
I believe you need fiberglass sheets with resin from what I've seen
 
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Tomeal

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So I will read up on fiberglass and resin and work on the HVAC box. Need to purchase some supplies. Did some general cleaning and rearranging in the garage. Things are kinda at a turning point to start making progress again. Today's task was to drop the fuel tank. It was a temp solution anyways.

Old tank
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New tank and sender
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This tank came from the blue car and is pristine on the inside. I scuffed it and painted it when it was pulled.

Now I can plan my fuel lines. I want to run ptfe lines and an fittings but never worked with them before. Only ever used rubber or steel lines. I did run a new steel line back to front and just clamped rubber hoses for a temp solution. Not sure if fittings exist to mate to an or not. So if those of you familiar with an want to chime would be appreciated.

My task this week is too work on chassis painting the spots I didn't get the first time on the underbody.
 
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