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    1. Member boraIV's Avatar
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      07-30-2008 02:02 AM #1
      Well after getting my truck back in MY garage and getting all my parts back out of storage from our move, then attending the swap meet on Sunday, I've become motivated to get my caddy done. Right now i'm working on stripping it down and doing the body work. I'm on the hunt for an ABA motor and a 5 spd trans. I have a lot of parts sitting in the garage waiting to go on so if anyone is ever bored and wants to wrench a bit...


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      07-30-2008 02:29 AM #2
      You know you can hit me up if you ever want/need some help. I cant wait to see it in driving condition.
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub Dan-O View Post
      I am in the process of going FrankenTurbo and pretty much got my dick slapped because I wasn't thinking BT.

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      07-30-2008 10:31 AM #3
      Nice

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      07-30-2008 10:52 AM #4
      Did you have the cabby core support put in or was the truck like that?

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      07-30-2008 12:15 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by ExklusivVR6 »
      Did you have the cabby core support put in or was the truck like that?

      it was like that. I would have done it if it weren't though... rounds>squares IMO. any particular reason you ask?


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      07-30-2008 12:17 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by IAmTheNacho »
      You know you can hit me up if you ever want/need some help. I cant wait to see it in driving condition.

      thx nach... i already did with those bushings

      let me know about this weekend so we can get that trans back in the jetter


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      07-30-2008 03:11 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by boraIV »

      thx nach... i already did with those bushings

      let me know about this weekend so we can get that trans back in the jetter


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      07-30-2008 03:35 PM #8
      you want a hug?

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      07-30-2008 03:53 PM #9
      Thats you guys snuggling again.

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      07-30-2008 03:56 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Phil@BSH »
      Thats you guys snuggling again.

      How does one go about getting in on this action?

      Th(e/a)n

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      07-30-2008 03:59 PM #11
      you must volunteer to work on the truck to get a snuggle-vite

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      07-30-2008 05:45 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by boraIV »
      you must volunteer to work on the truck to get a snuggle-vite

      ha ha, you want it to run right? Ask Nach, he can confirm I know as much about cars as I do finding a G spot........wait.....just ask him if I know about cars

      Th(e/a)n

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      07-30-2008 06:58 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by BlckBadged_SwissChee »

      ha ha, you want it to run right? Ask Nach, he can confirm I know as much about cars as I do finding a G spot........wait.....just ask him if I know about cars

      Quote Originally Posted by VDub Dan-O View Post
      I am in the process of going FrankenTurbo and pretty much got my dick slapped because I wasn't thinking BT.

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      08-01-2008 01:40 PM #14
      More pics:

      Dirty drum brake before:

      and after!

      Dirty nasty floor before:

      annnd after. There will be carpet... just haven't decided if I should do it before or after the truck is painted.... probably after.


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      08-01-2008 02:34 PM #15
      It has been sexumafied
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub Dan-O View Post
      I am in the process of going FrankenTurbo and pretty much got my dick slapped because I wasn't thinking BT.

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      08-01-2008 02:40 PM #16
      has it?

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      08-01-2008 02:46 PM #17
      The new parts have been.
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub Dan-O View Post
      I am in the process of going FrankenTurbo and pretty much got my dick slapped because I wasn't thinking BT.

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      11-04-2008 12:29 PM #18
      So here are some updates. Its been a while but it has been too hot to be out in the garage for too long. Now that its cooler, I've been working a lot more on it.

      Thanks to Nacho for letting me borrow his engine hoist!
      Old lump out:

      and its empty!

      I've pulled off all the suspension:

      I'm building a hovercraft!

      the bottom of my hovercraft (its in excellent shape and pretty clean for being 27 years old):

      and then the brake booster and wiring came out (point of no return)

      a/c, heater, blower all gone. this will be a weekend cruiser, so i don't need that crap. I also found some guitar books in there!

      these pieces are going to powder coat soon, but i need to weld some spring perches on the axle first...

      and finally, the new motor. rebuilt ABA w/ 0 miles.

      So once i get the back window out and roll the shell out of the garage to power wash it, I'll start some body work and clean up the engine bay. free beer to any helpers


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      11-04-2008 01:22 PM #19
      Sick, can't wait to see this progress!
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      11-07-2008 12:06 PM #20
      So I pulled the fuel tank last night and although it was really dirty, it cleaned up rather well and is solid as can be. There was some crap in it so I flushed it out and am just waiting for it to dry out and then I'll POR-15 it this weekend. The truck is officially stripped and i have it on blocks of wood on top of wheel dollies so I can roll it wherever I want. Thanks to Derek for that suggestion. It will be seeing sunlight this weekend for a good hose down and some engine bay smoothing.

      Excuse the crappy cell phone pics:
      Dirty!

      Clean!


    21. 11-07-2008 12:41 PM #21
      looks like it should be pretty & fun when all is said & done.

      if I was a bit closer I'd be there everytime you opened the garage door.

      I'm not much of a mechanic, but I can clean the $#!% out of stuff. takes me a bit from queen creek, but I'd love to learn & help.


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      11-07-2008 12:42 PM #22
      what color you going with? whereabouts you live i would stop by and help
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      11-07-2008 02:19 PM #23
      i'm on 20th st. and Greenway, so it'd be a hike for you guys from the 'Crick. I haven't fully decided on a color yet, but I'm thinking light blue or green. something period correct.

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      11-10-2008 03:01 PM #25
      Where have you been? I traded the H3 for a Cooper S back in June...

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      11-11-2008 01:06 PM #26
      Update: I power washed the engine bay to get all the 27 years of grease and grime out. I used some stuff called Purple Power which I added straight to my power washer. The bay is now cleaner than my MINI! Time for some shaving.

      So I finished coating the fuel tank in POR-15. This stuff is great! It doesn't give the best finish when brushing it on because it runs, but its a fuel tank, what the hell do I care?

      Dirty!

      Clean!

      POR-15'd


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      11-11-2008 01:08 PM #27
      That looks nice.
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub Dan-O View Post
      I am in the process of going FrankenTurbo and pretty much got my dick slapped because I wasn't thinking BT.

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      11-11-2008 01:11 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by boraIV »
      More pics:

      Dirty drum brake before:

      and after!

      That's a helluva lot of work for stock drum brakes.. you could have gone disk pretty cheap or at the very least gone Audi 4000 drums


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      11-11-2008 01:13 PM #29
      heh, yeah i know. that was before I decided to completely rebuild the truck. I was just doing some stuff to make it road worthy... Now I probably will put discs on it.

    30. 11-11-2008 01:54 PM #30
      Great work ...some stuff I think about doing but never do ...will look for updates

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      10-03-2009 02:23 AM #31
      I have to get up really early in the morning and didn't go out tonight, I'm bored and so I figured I'd make an update since its been a while, but I've made some progress on the truck.

      Powdercoated goodies

      Thanks to the guys at Volkwerks, E-klusiv and Grunion all the unused holes are welded up and ready for smoothing.

      Before:

      After:

      The guys at Grunion also notched the frame for optimized slammage

      Rear suspension is back under the truck as well as the fuel tank. I coated the rear leaf springs with Graphite Slip Plate to keep them nice and quiet. I also put in new poly bushings for the rear suspension. Axle is flipped with spring perches that were welded on by yours truly, then powdercoated. Overall drop in the rear is ~4" and load adjustable with corvette air shocks. I have some lowering plates if it still isn't low enough.

      New rear stainless steel brake lines from Apex Tuning that I assisted in developing.

      It doesn't look like a whole lot of progress, but between shuttling the truck to and from a couple of shops, having the work done and waiting for powdercoat, i think its coming along.

      I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and with some friends keeping on me about it I will try to make these updates more regular. I hope to have it at least running by November 1.

      The next couple weeks should look like this:

      -Finish smoothing the engine bay
      -Hang motor
      -Wiring
      -Pull motor
      -Paint bay




      Modified by boraIV at 10:32 PM 10-2-2009


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      10-03-2009 10:12 AM #32
      pretty cool for sure

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      10-03-2009 11:09 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by boraIV »

      The guys at Grunion also notched the frame for optimized slammage

      Great progress! This is going to be a sweet truck. Kevin at Grunion is the bomb-diggity.


    34. 10-03-2009 11:34 AM #34
      looks like your well on your way to a beautiful caddy. I see your target is Nov 1st, are you gonna try to make the GCC show? Either way, lookin great!

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      10-03-2009 12:50 PM #35
      dang dude, you really did make some good progress. Nice job

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