What Did You Do To Your G-Body Today? [2021]

Tomeal

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Not so much to my gbody, but FOR my gbody!

Started the process of removing my engine from the donor.

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Got most of the major panels out the way.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get closer to removing it.

Who needs turkey with the family?
 
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CopperNick

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You do. Y'all take a day and enjoy being with. Never know when you do get together if that will be the last time or there will be a next time. Apart from that there is about 12 solid hours of pro football scheduled, which is just about enough to drive any wife either nuts or catatonic. (Catatonic is good; it means they don't notice when you finish your meal and wander on back out to the scene of the grime and do some more dismembering work on your mechanical victim to prep it for surgery. Let's you avoid getting handed a dish towel and a stack of plates to dry)

Then there is the enjoyment of taking a frozen turkey and dropping it into a half full vat of boiling hot cooking oil suspended over a screaming propane stove!! I say half full because that is about all you need to do the job. Any more than half full and the contact between the frozen bird and the smoking oil equals instant explosion of oil all over everywhere, including the mad bomber who did the drop. (Good fodder for a bunch of You Boob videos)

All that pleasantry aside, your second pic shows the fenders, hood, and rad cradle still in place. They just sort of sitting there for now and the bolts are already gone or is just the hood going to disappear and the rest stay as is? Reason for all the curiousity is that it is far easier to slide the mill out with the sheet metal all gone than it is to try and schlep it out with the fenders et al still there to complicate matters. (It's also a shorter drop if the cherry picker or chain fall decide to glitch on you.

Happy Turkey Day!!



Nick
 
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pagrunt

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Wageslave

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New spark plug wires, new HEI power plug, re-jiggered some of the underhood wiring with the understanding that I will add the appropriate relays and fuse block to make it look cleaner "eventually™". Considering going from the 160 thermostat back to the 192 thermostat, now that it is getting chilly. Also found that the gasket for the solenoid hole on the quadrajet had managed to swell and push itself out of place. The joys of corn gas. Also noticed that the top plate gasket is wet with gas all the way around it. Is there a fiber gasket that can go on and replace the cardboard one that is currently there?
 

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Tomeal

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Looks like you may need the services of joesregalproject to cut that carrying case open to pull the drivetrain.

That's one of my challenges of removing it.

Plus it doesn't fit in my garage in it's current form.

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oldsmobile joe

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remove the radiator support. then slide, drag, it out the front. people do it in the junk yard with seat belts for a sling and an A frame gantry crane. its not like your restoring the donor vehicle.
 
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Mac442

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Replaced the whooped stock rear control arms with BMI tubular non adjustable ones. Man, I didn’t remember getting those bolts farthest from the axle housing on the uppers so hard to access. My hands got beat up.
 
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Tomeal

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remove the radiator support. then slide, drag, it out the front. people do it in the junk yard with seat belts for a sling and an A frame gantry crane. its not like your restoring the donor vehicle.
The nose fits far enough in the door that I should be able to get the engine hoist on it and stay on the concrete floor. Then it's just fighting for the space to get the hoist over engine and lift it.

It's supposed to start raining after lunch, then drop into the 30's tomorrow. Sucks a little having the garage door open. Better than doing it outside the garage in the weather.
 
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Tomeal

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Working on freeing the wiring from this thing. Where am I safe cutting the harness and not cut something I shouldn't?

Thought I had it figured out but man it gets confusing once the wiring comes loose.

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57 Handyman

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Just be sure you mark/tag each connector so you know what device they go to. That way, when you have the harness lying on the ground to start sorting/cutting out what you want and don't want you ARE NOT guessing.
 
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