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Old 04-19-2019, 02:49 PM
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:05 PM
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57291129_2268027676568572_3824872559833251840_n by joa kwin, on Flickr


s10 blazer 2inch drop spindles


im going to work on getting these swapped out today, but its 88 deg inside my garage right now, 100 outside, its freaking hot!!!
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:47 AM
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blazer drop spindles, nice, those arent cheap and get less cheap as the years go on



my daughter lives in phoenix and every time she comes to visit she brings sweaters haha.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:46 PM
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The spindles were $280 from summit racing with free shipping
The blazer ones cost double of what the regular s10’s do


The reason for the blazer set up over the s10 is because of the hub design

I plan to sit some vette z06 rotors onto that hub, same bolt pattern

S10 blazer suspension is way cheaper then corvette suspension

Mostly because I got the front clip for free, lol
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:47 AM
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:16 PM
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:55 PM
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not much has been done the last few days

one by one, we all have gotten sick in my house


today I picked up the hood for the mini from the body shop

its a fiberglass hood

so I built a quick metal frame for it out of 1in by 1/8 thick and then fiberglassed it in

the hood dont flex anymore

it was so bad, and I should have fixed it before sending the car to the body shop, but ran out of time
but the flexing was causing the top center to break,

so I fixed that broken spot where the glass was giving, reinforced it from the inside, body shop said they are going to sand it up tomorrow

they said they need the hood back no later then tomorrow afternoon

so they can finish the hood sanding, and make sure the gaps are fine,

they said first coat of primer is going on the mini Friday
and then they will block the car one more time
and then my red oxy primer, and paint should be going on Monday or tuesday

that paint needs that primer to be the correct shade of early ww2 od green
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:09 PM
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Good progress on the mini.
Most people don't realize the difference in color a primer can make under a paint job. I helped a guy shoot an old Ford and he complained because the color wasn't just right. I told him that Ford used red oxy primer and that he had used Grey. He didn't believe me until the paint rep told him the same thing.
Are they spraying a sealer over the primer?

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Old 04-25-2019, 05:37 PM
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they said they are going to prime it in 2k, and block that out

and then my primer and paint


i put the hood back on the mini this morning and it was good

and then i built up the cab corners and brace for those corners on the 37

the shell can go back on the frame now

tomorrow i plan to do that

i have a few pin holes that i need to fill but other then that im pretty happy with the cab corner, im not 100% if this is correct, but it kind of looks like the cheese grader metal that was left in the cab corners between the two sides, i kind of got a idea of how it should look

the bottom half of the cab corners was rusted out like crazy, so ive built everything myself, since no one really makes any panels for this truck
all i can do is google pictures online and take a good guess


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Old 04-26-2019, 03:53 PM
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now im thinking I should have shaved that hole, it seems like its way to high up on the firewall to be used for wiring

the engine to firewall gap seems big from this picture but the heads are offset
but the rear of the block to firewall is 1-1/4 inches on the outsides

I could have made the firewall flat and been fine but I didn't want to change it up to much
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