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1970 Boss 302 Street/Touring Build Blog

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by swpruett, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    I have the Street or Track Bilstein Coilover kit going in the front. Coilovers all 'round! :thu
  2. Shaun

    Shaun Member


    You won't sell any, EVERYbody is going to use my 3-Link. HA! :pbj
  3. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    And if timing was more aligned on my project, you'd have likely sold a kit to me and I wouldn't have anything to b*tch about! What fun would THAT be? :beer
  4. gretschem

    gretschem New Member

    Interesting blog... I like the turbine hvlp set-up. And your rotisserie is very well made. Awesome...

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk 2
  5. buening

    buening Active Member

    Hey did you figure out your aluminum radiator situation? I recall discussing it with you via PM on the VMF awhile back.
  6. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    I pretty much landed on a radiator very similar to what you have and will be doing a Taurus fan as well. I am noodling on how to do a hidden radiator mount system to keep things cleaner. Installation is a long way off so I have some time to figure everything out.

    Sure appreciate the tips you shared!
  7. swpruett

    swpruett Member

  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    That rear housing is a thing of beauty!
  9. Shaun

    Shaun Member

    Looking awesome Sven. How are you baking your powder?
  10. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Thanks very much Mark! It sure didn't start that way! :hide
  11. swpruett

    swpruett Member


    I built a microprocessor controlled powder oven about 5 years ago to do all of my (mostly) custom motorcycle and bike powder work in-house. It sits just to the left of my powder booth in the pics. Kinda looks like a galvanized phone booth! Reminds me that I need a MUCH bigger shop!
  12. Shaun

    Shaun Member

    We could ALL do with a bigger shop, they are never big enough!
  13. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    +1000 square feet.
  14. swpruett

    swpruett Member

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  17. swpruett

    swpruett Member

    Tackled some small rust repair work on the rear wheel opening that was well hidden. Glad I caught this before moving on or it would have bitten me down the road! The lesson learned is never assume the metal underneath the factory seam sealer is good!

    http://1970boss302.blogspot.com/2012/11 ... epair.html
    Sven Pruett
    Lake Orion, MI

    1970 Boss 302 -
    1956 Thunderbird
    1988 Mustang Hatchback - NHRA Super Pro
  18. Dne'

    Dne' Active Member

    What a nicely put together blog! You do awesome work :bowdown! I love that little paint booth you were painting your rear axle in! It was a mini paint booth?
  19. swpruett

    swpruett Member


    Thanks very much for your kind words. The paint booth is actually a powder coating booth I built several years ago to go along with my powder oven that sits just to the left of it. I do a fair bit of custom powder coating on motorcycles and hot rods in-house, and the booth became a necessity. It's even been known to see a little wet paint now and again and works pretty good for that too! :thu

    Thanks again!
  20. swpruett

    swpruett Member

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