70 GSX stage 1 auto

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by hugger, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Yea, I probably should have left it like that for a little longer, ran 10.80s first time out, probably had so 50's in it, and could drive it anywhere on 93 octane, but nooooo,....ha
     
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  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    That's how I do body removal/installation by myself on occasion it balances out almost perfect

    Will be starting the minimal bodywork needed this week. Hope to have the floor pan all cleaned and sound deadened this week as well.

    Also plan to put our 71 Stage 1 4speed up on the rotisserie since its now empty
     
  4. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member


    Ha Ha, that's nothing. Wait until you hit 60!!
     
  5. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    Good luck on your build, I think it's cool you have had it scents high school. I have had my 72 GS 350 scents high school to,19 years ago.
     
  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

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    The "Important Parts" ha,.. using the guts of a new tach in the original housing and faceplate, had to use the lens bezel out of the reproduction, which surprisingly fit perfect and will all go together really nice
     
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  7. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Emblem will clean up really well, not so much as one pit, dash plaque is pretty clean too
     
  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Rear spoiler had been replaced with the first aftermarket replacement made to the 1970 spoiler dimensions, really rare piece according to Duane, not as good as the original but second best I suppose. It needs some love but nothing I can't handle. Grill is a NOS, RH inner fender is a NOS, and Fan Shroud is a NOS. Wheels are original "7.0's" they are decent but not as nice as I'd like but will do I reckon. I've only had two "WG" wheels in my life and they were drilled for screws and in terrible shape. Getting really antsy but just short on time
     
  9. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

  10. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Can't forget the original 71/72 front spoiler, not correct for a 70, but as close as one can get and better than aftermarket IMG_20180322_181044333.jpg
     
  11. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    Don’t forget to apply the factory black out treatment over your intermediate steering shaft & suspension , just in case eagle eye Tumas is judging
     
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  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

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    Started last Sat getting the body ready and laid some arctic white few hours ago, I'll do the black on the firewall and cowl next weekend. Hope to have some steady updates on this one

    Ppg DBC base DC4000 clear 3cts no buffing on this one just nib a few dust particles out and its good
     
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  13. Duane

    Duane Member

    You can easily cut that 71-72 spoiler down to make it into a 70 style spoiler.
    Duane
     
  14. hugger

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  15. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    The upper dash is the same paint as the firewall and cowl, sprayed at the same time just lower psi and about 16~18in away, looks identical to the factory stuff imo
     
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  16. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    What % gloss for the black?
     
  17. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I just use a "hot rod black" urethane single stage for under hood, and frames. For the dash I'll do like custom clear mix with more sheen
     
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  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Ignore the welds on the speaker bracket, the bottle was all but empty and the donor metal I used had some kind of coating that would not cone off ha but it will serve its purpose just fine.

    I've probably made 6 or so of these front speaker brackets but I like this one the most, very supportive and easy to remove

    I'll be spraying body schultz around the heater box after I make sure everything is good to go with the heat system
     
  20. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Hugger, please keep the detail pics coming! In addition, could you possibly post part numbers for the black paint products you use? I’m getting ready to pull the body off the frame and cleaning the firewall/ floors/ etc and want the proper sheen....
    Thanks and great job!!!!
     

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