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    1. Member considerik's Avatar
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      02-20-2012 12:20 AM #51
      Threw everything together temporarily just so I can roll it around. Haha, sits higher than the Jeep did. Gonna have to do something about that.



      Picked these up too.



      I have always wanted to hang my tools up.. So I did.


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      02-20-2012 12:28 AM #52
      looking good man

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      02-20-2012 12:57 AM #53

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      02-20-2012 09:05 AM #54
      Looks really good

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      02-20-2012 10:48 PM #55
      Thanks guys.

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      02-22-2012 11:17 PM #56
      Forgot about this.




      This also came in last week. Now to test out my body skills for real.




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      02-22-2012 11:53 PM #57
      Real name is Matysik not Matt or any other thing you guys conjure up

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      02-23-2012 02:41 PM #58
      hey man, nice project, i'll definitely be following it.. I just started a 79 rabbit build and i think you just convinced me to make a build thread. I'm definetly looking forward to watching your progress

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      02-25-2012 03:37 PM #59
      Good deal, glad I created a domino effect on you haha

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      02-25-2012 03:43 PM #60
      Got busy last night.




      Patch panel for later use.






      All fitted up, I am by no means a body guy nor a good welder, but I did as best as I could. Small imperfections I'm not happy with but oh well, it was my very first patch panel job. And with an under powered gasless flux core mig.











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      02-25-2012 05:38 PM #61
      You've got balls to do that with flux, especially stitching it instead of spots
      Real name is Matysik not Matt or any other thing you guys conjure up

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      02-25-2012 07:10 PM #62
      It sure was a pain in the ass, let me tell ya.
      I should have pulled it to work and used the Miller. Actually only blew through in a few spots.

    13. 02-25-2012 07:15 PM #63
      Just watch your heat my friend. Your quarters will end up with more waves than a fat chick on a water bed.

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      02-25-2012 07:35 PM #64
      I didn't do more than 3 tacks on each stitch at a time, I spread out the heat way more than needed. No waves here.

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      03-04-2012 02:43 AM #65
      Progress on this?
      Real name is Matysik not Matt or any other thing you guys conjure up

    16. 03-04-2012 02:13 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by considerik View Post
      Alright, started picking apart the ABA so I can get to cleaning it. I am not completely pulling this one apart just yet. Just gonna fix the necessary gaskets and seals, remove unneeded parts ect.

      Now I started fabbin' up this breather block off plate and did a little test fit. Still needs some trimming around the edges, but it works. Yes it says Ford on it. I have a whole bunch of brackets and what not off other vehicles that I use for metal work. I just cut the wrong side.








      crank case vent is important to vent away from the underside of the pistons, why do you want to block it off?

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      03-05-2012 09:13 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      crank case vent is important to vent away from the underside of the pistons, why do you want to block it off?
      It will be vented through the valve cover like other engines. As far as why.. cleanliness, I have seen it done before without any issues, and I am replacing all the oil seals. If it blows out a crank seal on me, then I agree it will be important, and need attention.

      As far as updates...I don't have many. I got lazy, and broke.. in other words...I found a woman...
      I cleaned up the welds, fiber-glassed, packed the new bearings, installed races, and started assembling the rear brakes, but I am missing a few parts like the adjusters as well as the top bracket. So I am at a stand still at the moment.

      Basically just waiting on the weather to warm up so I can start painting. Almost have everything I need except the calipers and fuel pump.

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      03-20-2012 01:10 AM #68
      Dumped the woman...Back to work.

      Brought this guy home.





      No pro, but it turned out alright.
















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      03-20-2012 01:44 AM #69
      Whats with the ford block off plate what's that metal frome

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      03-20-2012 10:45 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by canexrabbit View Post
      Whats with the ford block off plate what's that metal frome
      Yo


      Quote Originally Posted by considerik View Post

      Now I started fabbin' up this breather block off plate and did a little test fit. Still needs some trimming around the edges, but it works. Yes it says Ford on it. I have a whole bunch of brackets and what not off other vehicles that I use for metal work. I just cut the wrong side.
      Read next time ey

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      04-16-2012 05:05 AM #71
      Real name is Matysik not Matt or any other thing you guys conjure up

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      04-16-2012 07:23 PM #72
      I'll get some pics up tonight. Lots done, almost ready to run. Fuel pump, and calipers, that be all I need to buy. I have been working 13 hr days so I don't spend much time on the computer anymore.

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      04-16-2012 08:24 PM #74
      Here's the engine, on my way out to assemble some more of it.


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      04-16-2012 08:42 PM #75
      I'm stoked to see more work getting done. Coming from a painter/body guy- your repairs look great especially for a first try and using flux. I've seen worse work come from experienced guys with proper tooling. Keep it up man! You gonna makr it down to sowo by chance?

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