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> BUILD-OFF CHALLENGE: Olympic Blue Resurrection, Just Coolin' it.
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post Oct 5 2015, 11:09 AM
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And I will Say the 914LTD log kit is a great item. Even if you don't have log issues they stiffen the chassis up significantly. I love the set I aded to my car. I think it does more than the Engmann kit.
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post Oct 5 2015, 06:23 PM
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Just to bring this up to the current condition.

Got some more paint on it. finished the undersides. Everything no one will see. Just trying to get good with a spray gun.

all the undersides, inner fenders, under the trunks etc. got two coats of Rust Bullet. I like this stuff because it is hard as a rock. I didn't put it on any rusty metal like they say you can though. I blasted and sanded everything first. the two coats go on about 2-4 hours apart then the next day I would hit it with two coats of epoxy primer and two coats of urethane. I used PPG paint for the epoxy and PPG JAU for the color.

Same for the interior and engine compartment. all these surfaces have 6 coats of paint on them now.

Just got the underside of the pan and the engine compartment finished in epoxy and color today. I still have to reshoot the rear trunk because I burned up the paint there welding in the rear sway bar mounts.

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What a pain lying on your back spraying with the car literally 12 inches from your face. The rotisserie would be REALLY nice....

Guess I have to start working on the fenders again..


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post Oct 5 2015, 06:30 PM
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It looks great. I always love to see fresh paint go on. I makes me imagine that must have been how it looked coming off of the assembly line.
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post Oct 6 2015, 06:38 AM
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post Oct 6 2015, 06:46 AM
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post Oct 11 2015, 11:16 AM
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post Oct 16 2015, 12:10 PM
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Big setback today....

There is a guy I spoke with last week about plastic media blasting the doors, F+ R trunk lids and my spare roof.

So I got my parts out of the storage facility and stripped everything out of the doors. and off the roof. Loaded them up in the truck and thought I would call before I drove down there.
He tells me he is going out of town for a job and won't be back until the 2nd week of November. DAMN DAMN DAMN. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hissyfit.gif)

I made a bunch of calls and couldn't find anyone else in the Pittsburgh area that does this. found a guy that does soda but he is mobile and has do it at your place.

that really won't work for me, and I am not real interested in the water that they use to clean off the soda.

Guess I just wait until he gets back. and the weather gets colder by the day here. not great for painting.

its not like I don't have other things too work on, it just screws up the plan... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)


Rant over..
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post Oct 19 2015, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE(Olympic 1.7 @ Oct 16 2015, 12:10 PM) *

Big setback today....

There is a guy I spoke with last week about plastic media blasting the doors, F+ R trunk lids and my spare roof.

So I got my parts out of the storage facility and stripped everything out of the doors. and off the roof. Loaded them up in the truck and thought I would call before I drove down there.
He tells me he is going out of town for a job and won't be back until the 2nd week of November. DAMN DAMN DAMN. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hissyfit.gif)

I made a bunch of calls and couldn't find anyone else in the Pittsburgh area that does this. found a guy that does soda but he is mobile and has do it at your place.

that really won't work for me, and I am not real interested in the water that they use to clean off the soda.

Guess I just wait until he gets back. and the weather gets colder by the day here. not great for painting.

its not like I don't have other things too work on, it just screws up the plan... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)


Rant over..


Paint looks fantastic and the engine work you are doing is amazing. Love that light blue color. Am currently trying to decide whether or not to paint my car. It has a custom paintjob that I love but since I have to cut into the body so not sure matching the existing paint color will possible.

How much do you anticipate it costing to paint it yourself?

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post Nov 10 2015, 08:17 AM
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Still doing body work on the Pass side fenders. not much to show there.

Picked up some parts from the powder coaters, more stuff no one will see.

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On the seat mounts I had to devise a way to remove the spring for the tilt mechanism, This is what I came up with. It worked good for both disassembly and reassembly, without damaging my new powder coat.

I put a couple screws in to hold the seat mount and the turnbuckle worked beautifully to pull the spring so I could drive in the pin...


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And finished.....

Yeah, I had the tilt levers CHROMED... a good friend runs a chrome shop. I couldn't help myself...

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Like I said, More stuff no one will see....
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post Nov 10 2015, 04:22 PM
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Looking good Tom!

Just a quick bit of advice. I did exactly like you and had my seat runners powder coated. I fitted them back in my car and then put the seats back in only to find they jammed up solid. I then had to figure a way to get at the runners to unbolt them off the floor still stuck to the seats so I could flip over the seats and drift the runners off with a hammer and block of wood.
My advice is take the 2 runners off the base of the seats and check them on your newly powder coated frames before you've fitted them in the car and got the seats stuck!
I had to sand down the mating surfaces of the powder coat to get them to slide easy before I put it all back in the car.

Good luck. (They do look nice)

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post Nov 10 2015, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE(Darren C @ Nov 10 2015, 05:22 PM) *

Looking good Tom!

Just a quick bit of advice. I did exactly like you and had my seat runners powder coated. I fitted them back in my car and then put the seats back in only to find they jammed up solid. I then had to figure a way to get at the runners to unbolt them off the floor still stuck to the seats so I could flip over the seats and drift the runners off with a hammer and block of wood.
My advice is take the 2 runners off the base of the seats and check them on your newly powder coated frames before you've fitted them in the car and got the seats stuck!
I had to sand down the mating surfaces of the powder coat to get them to slide easy before I put it all back in the car.

Good luck. (They do look nice)

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Thanks for the heads up... I did have to ream out the tilt arm bushings because of the chrome, but hadn't thought about the seat runners.

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post Nov 24 2015, 10:16 PM
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Updates? Love this build so much....
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post Nov 27 2015, 12:43 PM
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Yeah this is the same post I put in the Challenge update thread, but why retype everything. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/type.gif)

Olympic Blue Challenge Nov 2015 update.



Started doing the bodywork on the Pass side, Trying to get out there on the warmer days. easier to heat up the shed.

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Then I got a pretty nasty cut across the knuckle of my right hand middle finger. took 7 stiches to close.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)

Slowed me down a little, was supposed to have a brace on it for 2 weeks.... I didn't think about how much you use that finger. other than for waving at foolish motorists.

anyways every time I started working with it. I would open it back up. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hissyfit.gif)

I know excuses are like assholes.....

but in spite of that I did get a couple things accomplished..

stripped the old bearings / races out of my hubs and bead blasted them.

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and installed my Elephant Racing rubber bushings in to my front control arms. Not as easy as in the video ( especially with this finger ) but still went pretty smoothly.


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Question on the torsion bars, do the L /R markings go in front or in back?

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I took advantage of 914 Rubbers Black Friday sale and put in an order, even though I won't need the stuff for a little while. price ~ 500

I sent my front A calipers to PMB for a rebuild, and ordered the rest of my brake needs price ~ 2000

Hope to get these damn stiches out in time for Pennsylvania Deer hunting on Monday.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ar15.gif)


Later..
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post Jan 20 2016, 05:14 PM
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Time for an update to this.

the bodywork is coming along.

front fender shaping up.

from this.

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to this, the flares are very subtle. I like the way its turning out
Still not perfect though

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and the rear quarter is shaping up also. this is just rough shaping.

from this angle you can see how much it flares out. I'll be fitting 8'" Fuchs under here.

still working on getting the fender lips right though.

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Along the way I am accumulating a lot of body work tools

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a bunch of Dura blocks and soft blocks

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and a shitload of sandpaper.

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too bad the tools don't have magic built into them. you still have to know how to do it.

I am sure a lot of experienced bodymen could do a better job with kitchen utensils though.

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post Jan 20 2016, 05:21 PM
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Great progress on the bodywork!

I find I spent most of my time with a flexible/firm 17" board. Occasionally you grab the 6" block or a small roll to get the narrow spots.

You definitely have the tools to do the job now!
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post Jan 20 2016, 05:40 PM
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with the cold weather I am now working on some mechanicals.
stuff I am more comfortable with.

went to put on the turbo tie rod ends and found out that the one side steering rack bushing was really stuck on there. looks like some moisture got in there and rusted it up ( Imagine that, Rust. )

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after a bunch of PB blaster, and a soak in kerosene, I decided to try a little heat.
after carefully heating up the rack rod, and some persuasion with a deadblow hammer, not wanting to ruin the NLA end bushings I finally got it to move off the rack. the lathe and some emery cloth to polish the rack helped a lot.

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It cleaned up pretty nicely, also put the emery cloth to the rack end bushings.

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it all looks good now. just waiting on the bearings I ordered to come in and I can put every thing back together.

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post Jan 20 2016, 06:42 PM
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Don't do too good of a job on the body work, or all of your 914 friends will want to "un-retire" you!!

Great job you are doing!!!!
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Jan 20 2016, 07:42 PM) *

Don't do too good of a job on the body work, or all of your 914 friends will want to "un-retire" you!!

Great job you are doing!!!!


Retirement is great... I don't know how I ever had time to work.

Funny though, you think it looks good and then shoot another coat of primer and all the flaws just jump right out at you....

almost makes me dread putting color on it..
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QUOTE(Olympic 1.7 @ Jan 20 2016, 05:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Jan 20 2016, 07:42 PM) *

Don't do too good of a job on the body work, or all of your 914 friends will want to "un-retire" you!!

Great job you are doing!!!!


Retirement is great... I don't know how I ever had time to work.

Funny though, you think it looks good and then shoot another coat of primer and all the flaws just jump right out at you....

almost makes me dread putting color on it..

Looks like your are doing a good job. Just wanted to mention using guide coat when you sand that way it will show you all the low spots, ive been a bodyman and painter for many years and still use it.good luck, and take your time.
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Alright, another bodyman on the board. Oh, your build is looking great, too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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