The Greg Terry Memorial Build

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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 23 Jun 2012 23:51

I laid out some of the bits today. Mostly looking at the project ahead and planning for the next big step. Sunday will be the day that the drive train - for the most part - will be installed with the entire rear axle. I'll see how far we get on the front axle.
Here are some pictures from today...
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 23 Jun 2012 23:53

Next I blocked the car under the floor pan to pick it up off the dolly spreading the load out using a pallet and some well place blocks. I was sweatin' here, one wrong move and...
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 23 Jun 2012 23:56

While it was up in the air, I could paint the six points where the dolly was touching the body - so a couple of coats of paint were applied. I also touched up the bottom side of the engine bay area. I've been looking at the T/C mounts and felt that they would look better not in body colour, but black and less visible. So this was prepped and done as well since I was in the area.
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 23 Jun 2012 23:59

And at the end of the day the shell was on the floor - on the pallet.
The car looks so strange this way. I've been looking at it on a dolly for a year and a half... Tomorrow's a new day, and if all goes well the Memorial car will be sitting on at least one axle tomorrow - possibly both!
Stay tuned...

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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by indy510 » 24 Jun 2012 09:04

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Those last 2 pics got me all excited .. . :lol: .... . it looks SO much better lowered ... :lol: .. stock wheels and camber? .. what museum is this going into? :lol:

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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Ash510 » 24 Jun 2012 10:32

Byron, I think after all this work and the history of the car, you should keep this car and let the blue 68 car go to some one else... like me :twisted:

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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by two_68_510s » 24 Jun 2012 14:47

Like the black T/C mount, I am going to do this now, thanks.
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 24 Jun 2012 19:08

indy510 wrote:.
Those last 2 pics got me all excited .. . :lol: .... . it looks SO much better lowered ... :lol: .. stock wheels and camber? .. what museum is this going into? :lol:
Oh Man - you are NOT going to like what I'm about to post :shock:
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 24 Jun 2012 19:15

Well, nature woke me up this morning - had a good couple of helping of potato salad at the 510 Club AGM last night - it did not agree with me.
So on the bright side, I had a 6am start to the day - and it was Memorial Car all the way.
My father and his friend Al came by to lend a hand - position the bits while using various lifting equipment including jacks and a fork lift is sure safer and easier with more hands on deck.
The first order of business was to get the car to a safe and stable work height, and then Al and I slid the rear axle in place. Just as we got ‘er all lined up and going up the studs, I realized that the upper rubber faced washers were not in place – damn! Well it was to be the second of three attempts as we needed to drop it once more to get the pass rear spring seated properly. I’m sure those factory assembly line guys would have been laughing. But the whole rear axle assembly was in place, dad showed up to do the final tightening and we all started installing the shocks- done.
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Post by Byron510 » 24 Jun 2012 19:20

Then after some shuffling around, it was time for the front axle/motor/trans assembly. It was front cross member/motor/trans was sitting on a pair of car wheel dollies – worked great for maneuvering. This whole method was slick, the motor was in and done in no time – literally less than 5 minutes once the lifting brackets were in place. However before getting under way, I had noticed a deficiency in the bumper mount lifting apparatus in the past. It really needed a spreader bar, so I built one of 1X1X1/8 angle. Used the lifting eyes to bolt it to the bumper mounts themselves - worked slick - really slick! The whole works.
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 24 Jun 2012 19:24

Once the bolts were in place on the cross member, we rose up the car with a jack under the Trans, wheeled the two dollies out and went to place bolts on the trans mount. I did run into an issue here - apparently I have prepped the wrong trans mount and I had forgot to send out the appropriate bolts for cad plating. So I built an interim unit to hold everything in place for now, I'll need to deal with this later. Today’s goal was to get four wheels under the memorial car.
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by Byron510 » 24 Jun 2012 19:29

And there she is - on all four wheels.
My father and All pretty much assembled the steering gear and struts in the car while I literally sorted out the nuts and bolts. There were a few holes that I still hadn't tapped out - that POR type stuff is unforgiving in threaded holes! We also needed to buff the paint of the steering arm to strut spigot. There was no way this was going together with that paint on a few parts of the surface.

Warning - Indy - don't look now! :shock: The amount of shiny wheel well surface will seriously hurt you 8)
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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by 510rob » 24 Jun 2012 20:52

what is up with the lift-kit look to the car? is that normal?

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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by proflex » 24 Jun 2012 21:56

The soft stock springs will allow the car to settle in as Byron adds all the remaining parts to the car. For every 180lb added to the front of the car it should drop down about an inch. {Stock 90lb springs?}
Congratulations Byron, you have a roller now. Is the car going up on stands or are you leaving it on the ground for the rest of the assembly. I sure notice my back gets very tired working on my car after I dropped it down off the stands.

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Re: The Greg Terry Memorial Build

Post by goichi1 » 24 Jun 2012 21:58

that thing is really nice!! but I don't think they are supposed to be that high, right?? maybe with the correct tire size it will look right?? just looks way too high..

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