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New Project! 1968 Volvo P1800 "Bullwinkle"

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by 68EFIvert, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Thumbs Up!
     
  2. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Darreld, I'm curious....how are they keeping the body from flash rusting while they are working on it? It looks like it's bare metal and isn't protected. Just wondering if there's a trick that car builders use to keep the raw steel from surface rust. I see it all the time....
     
  3. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I am not really sure what he used. I think he wiped it down with something before it left the body shop but I will have to check with him.
     
  4. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    I have good, clean bare metal parts laying out in the garage that have been in that state for over a year without any sign of surface rust. I think as long as it is absolutely clean (rust free) and it doesn't see any high humidity metal can stay that way quite a while.
     
  5. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Not much progress on the car over the past 3 months. The chassis guys have been very busy with race season and Mom car went on the back burner.

    This week was pretty productive though. The rear sway bar is mounted. It is mounted in the same spot I originally placed it because a better spot could not be found. Since we moved to a smaller diameter bar we also used a smaller diameter mounting bar. This allowed up to tuck the bar in closer to the fuel tank.

    It has 3 mounting holes that correspond with the holes on the bar. The should allow for some tuning as needed.

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    Nice progress was made on the headers. This was a real PITA due to space. Glad I wasn’t doing it! Jon over at Rhom Innovations has done a great job. There is hardly any clearance . We are now waiting on a couple tight bends and then it can come out for final welding.

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    Hon also made an X pipe that will mount right under the transmission mount and in front of the torque arm mount. We weren’t sure a X pipe would work but it did.

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    We hope to finish up the headers next week as well as the exhaust. The final bits to fabricate will be the radiator and a cold air intake. The cold air intake will pull air from the hood scoop.




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  6. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Can you say tight fit?




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  7. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Tight Fit!
     
  8. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    That is some purty work!
     
  9. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    That's the type of fab work I want to be able to do. Very nice work.
     
  10. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Ha hahahahaha. Wait, you were serious.


    Mark
     
  11. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    This is why you have no friends
     
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  12. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    More progress on the exhaust. We are waiting on a couple more bends to finish the tailpipes. Will be working on the connecting the steering shaft this afternoon.
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    Now I have to decide on the placement of the exhaust tips.

    Recessed, flush or lips showing. What do you think? I am thinking lips showing.
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  13. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    picture #2
     
  14. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Flush looks best in my opinion!
     
  15. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

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    Angle the tips to fit the valance.


    Mark
     
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  16. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I was thinking


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  17. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    The only concern I have about making the tips follow the opening is that it will make them look huge. Visually it may look like a diesel tip.


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  18. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    I'll give it a third vote.
     
  19. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    I like option zero too but if I had to choose what you have shown....I'd choose flush for sure.
     
  20. stangg

    stangg Active Member

    I guess I'm the oddball voting for number 3, tips sticking out a bit. Even if you shape them to follow the contour of the valance, I think sticking out a little bit (1/4 - 1/2") adds a little dimension. If you mount them flush and they shift around a bit, they will look really off. If they protrude a little bit and they shift a little, I don't think mis alignment will stand out as much.
     

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