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Definitely lots of wires
Finally got the steering wheel and driver's seat in so I could position the shifter. Radiator and fans in for a test fit to locate the trans cooler:
I have had these vintage knock offs forever and decided to put them on, after 35 years with same car you have to change things just for the heck of it. Also prepping for my rev n nator kit, I had another box burn out ( cheap one). I miss driving my car and its only been 2 days down. Lol
Busting my butt when I can to finally get dad's truck painted, finally on the last coat of primer I hope! Going to be Ram Hydro Blue and flat black two tone.
I cut down some magnum decals to fit AR Spinners
I jump around a bit, Mopar to Brit, to German and shop upgrades....always something to do...never a dull moment....harvesting pecans this morning east orchard in prep for mowing....got a cookout tonight for the grandson... This in my current project...few and far between here stateside.....lots of upgrades being done...its not a HEMI but it is hemi sized (half pint)
I like to rewire a car- it keeps me out of the bars for weeks.
I have to have the engine bay repainted on the Duster- I don't know how to properly prep or paint, it has a black engine bay, the car is blue, for me easier to repaint with black, but the engine bays painted same as exterior look so right. I'd be willing to pay up to a $100.00 for someone to do it which means I'll be doing it myself, it'sgoing to be ugly.
If you're not going for perfection I'd bet you can do a pretty good job yourself. The first time I picked up a spray gun was to do my engine bay, and while it's definitely not perfect, it came out much better than I thought it would. I bought a couple cheap ($20-$25) spray guns off Amazon, one for primer, one for color, and after reading some threads here and watching a couple youtube videos, I jumped in and started sanding. Lots of good threads here with suggestions on the process, but if you're not looking for perfection or in a rush, I'll bet you can make it look pretty decent! Mine has a fair few runs and fisheyes, but much of the engine bay isn't visible once you get everything put back in.
that looks great. I can work with metal ,I'm OK with engines but paint anything above rattle can escapes me BUT I'll give it a try, thanks for the tips, I've been sanding and removing paint from the engine bar literally for months, I dont know what they used but paint remover wont touch it(barely) even when I sand with 80 git it removes metal and the paint stays?? if I thought I could blend in the places where the paint is stuck I may be able to get an even coat. its not a show car but I like them to look decent.
I've been prepping the Duster for a 472 Hemi, the engine sold to me as a new crate engine (in the mopar blue crate) that had been dynoed, checked- run on the street for a short time but I find it difficult to accept face value any thing that has been checked- why did they partially disassemble and check? I removed teh heads-cylinder walls were heavily scratched form debris in theengine, and on the pistons,pistons looked good thought ,cylinder walls not s omuch,I decidedI need new pistonsand removed the rods and pistons then noticed the crankshaft turned oh so E,I took of the caps and removed the crank- they had put .O10 under bearings on a stock journal crank. the blockside bearing halves had barely touched the crank, oil pressure must have been very poor. worse -the bearings in the caps were pounded so bad from the clearance they were wasted. so here I am with an alleged dyno-test run-short time on the street and have an engine that would com apart if pressed, now I've had the engine bored-(.005 over) , new pistons new cam, balanced nearly ready to reassemble and got an offer I couldnt refuse- a guy wanted a stock block hemi for his 66 to run and put the original engine in his garage for safe keeping. he couldn't find a iron block good enough at a decent price for his project and bought a new aluminum block for his car . now the deal is I get his new aluminum block-a 4.5 stroker crank -new rods and pistons and , and I trade him everything I have for the mopar engine ,minus rockers/stands and sparkplug tubes. we each get our own bearings rings,gaskets and such, he gets a 472 really fresh,balanced with all new parts and I get the aluminum engine. I can live with that.
personally I would have painted it red...... View attachment 1021629 [/QUOTE]
I just pull everything out of the engine bay I don'w want paint on,or that I might mask of. Soak it with anything that will get rid of oi, grime, and take it to the car wash. hen scuff with Scotch brite, appropriate grit sandpaper, depending on surface. Invest in a good epoxy primer, and on top coat remember,the factory paid it on thick enough to make runs!!!! Not ever one has to have two stage in engine bay, lots of people will use single stage for there, and jambs, under hood,,,etc. That is great place for people to learn about their gun, air pressure, prep, etc. and a big piece of cardboard.
I know, it's pretty bright!
Installing a mp brake disc conversion kit along with the polygraphite bushing set from pst, qa1 tubular lower control arms, front sway bar and finding the correct offset i need to run 295/65/15. Im sure more will come up as i progress into this.
Is that a MM ?
I've been working my a$$ off. I've lost almost 60 lbs since I started back in March and 10" in the waist. Not to mention the money I could have put into my car but momma is happy. Once the kitchen is done, I'm tearing out all the carpet on the first floor and installing engineered oak hardwood flooring. I still have to finish the under-cabinet LED task lighting and the last of the LED up-lighting on top of the cabinets and hand the 8' LED over the island and install all the herringbone backsplash tile and all the cabinet handles. No rest for the stupid, I always say.
Here's what started the whole remodeling gig. My wife's surgery in January left her partially disabled so I designed and built her a handicapped shower. Everyone that sees it really likes it. I'm 72 and have been working 7 days a week without a break. Last night I was under the house until 12:30 A.M. finishing the gas line to her new 36" commercial gas cooktop. I gutted the kitchen near the end of August and it's been a long time without being able to cook. Today, 12/21/2020, she was finally able to use the cooktop.
Nice job I have one more bathroom do go and my gun room plus some trim here and there. But reno is about done here