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    Thread: The Bachelor Bunny

    1. Member Blu_Hare's Avatar
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      10-19-2011 02:52 PM #76
      Congrats!

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      10-19-2011 04:23 PM #77
      Muchas Congrats!

      I suppose the car is now technically the Hubbie Bunny

    3. 10-22-2011 09:13 PM #78
      Dove into the rear drums today. Both rear wheels were locked up so I was hoping to hit the little spring release in the lug hole. No luck.

      Pulled the dust cover and nut off and went to work with hammer/screwdriver to pull the drum off. This rear beam hasn't been used in over 10 years so the drums were stuck on pretty good. Finally got the left one off and confirmed my fears:



      I was able to clean it up and also got the shoes to move again. Hope everything works ok once the rest of the brake system is together. I've never worked with a drum brake before..
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      10-23-2011 08:54 AM #79


      Id def replace the wheel cylinders and all of the springs/hardware!!

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      10-23-2011 11:01 AM #80
      Just in time for Halloweenie.

    6. 10-24-2011 08:57 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post


      Id def replace the wheel cylinders and all of the springs/hardware!!
      I was afraid you'd say that!
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    7. 10-26-2011 08:01 AM #82
      Is there a trick to drilling out the ignition lock? I did my best to line it up from the bentley instructions but don't see the spring I'm supposed to access...
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      10-26-2011 08:32 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Ive seen people dress up their cars for Halloween BUT this is to much

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      10-28-2011 06:08 PM #84
      yea man, do wheel cylinders, bearings, the seal thats against the backing plate, springs, shoes. also drums if necessary
      -clean up and paint the backing plate.
      Then you will be golden, and brakes are not to be trifled with
      also its inexpensive and not a very time consuming job so just knock it out now instead of later
      my bunny can buy beer but i cant

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      11-08-2011 10:19 AM #85
      new pics?

    11. 11-09-2011 08:00 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Haynie View Post
      new pics?
      Nothing too exciting lately. I got the new tie rods put together and installed.



      Having trouble with the column elbow not reaching the steering rack though. Not sure if I collapsed it by accident...



      I also did some very rookie welding in the fender well and on the rear quarter. No pictures yet but just imagine the sloppiest weld ever with various holes burned through the metal
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      11-09-2011 10:27 AM #87
      thanks for posting. what may seem like an insignificant pic to post, builds on your thread. keep it up. even if you get a new headlight switch, those little updates are cool.

    13. 11-21-2011 12:16 PM #88
      Did some more crappy welding over the weekend. I'm getting better at doing the spot tacking, but find myself still making sloppy beads and burning holes. The targets this weekend were the fenders and I was able to weld in pieces to shave the antenna, side marker, and bumper holes. Will try to get filler on and sand this week.
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    14. 11-23-2011 08:07 AM #89
      Sorry for the lack of pics lately. Last night I had a free hour so I laid down some filler on the fenders. Also sanded and sprayed where the hatch mounts.
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      11-23-2011 09:09 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Did some more crappy welding over the weekend. I'm getting better at doing the spot tacking, but find myself still making sloppy beads and burning holes. The targets this weekend were the fenders and I was able to weld in pieces to shave the antenna, side marker, and bumper holes. Will try to get filler on and sand this week.
      if you want some help with the welding just let me know, I can come over and help you get it setup so you're not blowing holes in anything.
      VRSociety #301

    16. 11-30-2011 10:38 AM #91
      New goodies from Canada!

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      11-30-2011 10:56 AM #92
      nice!

    18. 12-01-2011 07:41 PM #93
      Lots of body work and paint today. Laid down another layer of filler to try and get an even amount across the weld areas. Sanded those smooth and got a bunch of painting done. I was also pretty happy to wheel the car out of the garage for the first time since we rolled it in.











      My supervisor today:


      And two happy helpers stopped by to help me get the glass out of the hatch:


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    19. 12-17-2011 05:37 PM #94
      before:


      after:


      I unfortunately only had time for one side though as I also have to replace the rear brake hoses and E-brake cables. In trying to get some more room on the brake line nut though I moved the fuel pump and accidentally dumped a bunch of ten year old gas all over the floor..



      Luckily I had an oil collector nearby and caught the rest.
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      12-17-2011 06:41 PM #95
      Yah! Looks so fresh and so clean. Buy some nice new grease if you haven't already - a tub is cheap and lasts years.
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      12-18-2011 01:35 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Is there a trick to drilling out the ignition lock? I did my best to line it up from the bentley instructions but don't see the spring I'm supposed to access...
      if nobody's told ya, it's just a little metal tab you push down to release. I had to drill more than once the first time I did it

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      12-18-2011 08:33 AM #97
      Great progress!----Keep going

    23. 12-21-2011 08:32 PM #98
      Ughh stupid rounded off brake line nut is driving me crazy
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      12-21-2011 08:43 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Ughh stupid rounded off brake line nut is driving me crazy
      I can help you with it tomorrow if you go register for the battenkill tonight.
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    25. 12-21-2011 09:34 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      I can help you with it tomorrow if you go register for the battenkill tonight.
      Haha I'm sure it will be a good race, I just don't think I can swing the trip in April.
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