Some progress for the week. Small block trans removed for the last time. After some more needle scalling, found a little rot on the stub frame. Got it patched up. Then applied tye rust bullet to the front belly.
Seam sealed a couple spots where needed.
Coated the floor, and trunk pan in rust bullet.
Then today after scuffing up the rust bullet, applied the new undercoating. Think it came out pretty good!
Post by countrybunker on Mar 5, 2016 19:23:15 GMT -5
Pulled, cleaned, and painted the heat shields. Also cleaned and painted the fuel tank straps.
Pulled out the new fuel tank, and painted it with eastwoods tank tone. After it dried, installed the new sending unit, and what not. Got everything installed todah, along with the new fuel lines. Kinda dissapointed with eastwoods paint. Spent good $$ on it, and it looks the same as the cheap local bought aluminum paint on the heat shields.
Are you supposed to topcoat it, sorta like a zinc primer?
According to the can it's a single stage paint. No need for any primer, or clear coat. However now that you mention it, it does remind me alot of the weld through primer I was using with a lot of zinc. Again though that stuff isn't real durable.
Took the 9.25 over to a friend's who is helping !e rebuild it. Got it torn down, and most the parts cleaned and painted. Also took it to work to weld the ISO clamp eliminator pucks in. It's coming out pretty good! My buddy talked me into a set of 3.55s he has for it. The car should have quite a bit more pep then before, with these, and the big block going in!
Post by countrybunker on Mar 26, 2016 19:55:17 GMT -5
Cop car 9.25 installed with the 3.55s out of a mid '90s ram. Also installed all new brakes, and brake lines. Reused the e brake cables that came with the 9.25. New KYB Shocks, and the old shock plates from the 67 fury I had to complete the iso clamp eliminator kit.
All the hard work payed off somewhat today. After filling the rear with new fluid, and buttoning up a few things, the car is back on its feet! First time outside the garage since october 2013!
Post by legendaryacura8 on Mar 27, 2016 3:09:57 GMT -5
Great to see! Quick question, where did you source your 9.25 rear end? That's on my to do list (albeit pretty far down the list at the moment) but it's still in the back of my mind. Did you get one from another C-body or find one off an old truck and have the modifications done?
Post by countrybunker on Mar 27, 2016 10:30:11 GMT -5
I got the 9.25 from a somewhat local member on here, from FL a couple years back. He hasn't been on here since then I don't believe. He had another 9.25 laying around, but I believe he ended up scrapping all of his parts, cause no one was buying, and it was taking up too much space. I can't remeber his handle...
This one came out of a '75 fury new york state police car. The internals (minus the axles) are all from a mid '90s ram. The suregrip I got from arthur was no good.
Luckily the center chunk just barely fits into the old 9.25. The newer ram units have a tone ring on the chunk. Takes a little persuading, but it will walk in, and just clear.