White 1997 Project. Codename Grocery Getter.

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  1. St Louis SHO

    St Louis SHO Rollin' coal Staff Member

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    I bought this 1997 from Greg Jones back in September. Thought about giving up on it, but have since decided that this would be a great project for me to do to give to my wife.

    Since the car needed an engine (spun bearing), Kirk sold me a complete running/ driving donor car.

    I plan on making every part of this car special. Lets see how it turns out.

    Onto the pics:

    The donor car...
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    Almost there!
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    Got what I needed!
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    And there's the ugly driveline!
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    Some ingenuity was required, being it was a rotbox!
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    Disassembling to make pretty, plus new rod bearings and seals.
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    The subframe, freshly sandblasted, ready for the Por15 Hardnose:
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    I'll update as I go, but this is it so far!
     
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  2. SHOmethewayhome

    SHOmethewayhome BAD ROLE MODEL

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    I was gonna say repost but then remembered that facebook and SHOforum are two separate websites...

    gonna be a nice car. bring it up to MN for the convention?
     
  3. St Louis SHO

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    Subframe with the first coat of paint. We are using Por15 Hardnose. This stuff is the best epoxy paint you can buy IMO. I'm really going all out here.

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    You'll have to talk my wife into it. :angelnot: I'm bringing my 89.
     
  5. Toolman

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    Nice! I want my subframes looking like that!
     
  6. SHOmethewayhome

    SHOmethewayhome BAD ROLE MODEL

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    are you going with single or dual exhaust?
     
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    Toolman Boost it! Staff Member

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    Neither. Duel exhaust. It's all the rage.
     
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    By the looks of your work, you must have built a few to many model cars as a kid!!!
    Nice work hats off. I'm years in the collision industry and nice to see someone doing what I dream of or wish I had the time to do fully dress the engine and subframe.
    I must admit I base coat clearcoated a rear sway bar once. It didnt hold up to well. Sand or bead blastng is the way to go.
    BTW nice waterhose holder Slicer rim the directional one?

    Now I know you have a passion for what you do, just look at his concrete floor oil stain free!!! I use alot of kitty litter scrubbed with a piece of wood to get my stains up.
    Until my hood is done I'm following this thread.
     
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    I love the hose rack.

    Project looks nice :munch:
     
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    A really nice work so far; would love to have the means to do that to my car!
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    For those of you commenting on the Slicer hose reel, it's mounted on a hub so it can spin too, it's pretty slick . :dribble:
     
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    very nice work.....I also would love to do mine the same way.....maybe once I get back stateside.
     
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    this is why I take my car to James for work
     
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    My favorite thing about this Project is that the car belongs to James (or his wife at least). Looking great.

    -Sam
     
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    Looking good. Fingers crossed that the white pulleys won't turn yellow! :doh:
     
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    the irony here is James is usually so busy with other ppls cars he"s trying to farm out the work on his own cars
     
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    A.K.A Grocery Getter...Hmm..So thats the theme?

    How about this...
    We can tie plastice grocery bags together to make the serpentine belt. Then use grocery paper bags for intake filter media. O O, All the individual runners can be done up to look like little bar code scanners....Lets see what else...?....Paint the front plastic cover to look like a converyor belt. Glue some of your favorite grocery items to the converyor belt (I would avoid things like bannanas, you know stuff that can riot). You could install a under hood light to look like a checkout lane light. Anything else we can think of...?

    :p :evilgrin:


    I may be mistaken the direction you want to go with this ...lol ;)
     
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    A.K.A Grocery Getter...Hmm..So thats the theme?

    How about this...
    We can tie plastice grocery bags together to make the serpentine belt. Then use grocery paper bags for intake filter media. O O, All the individual runners can be done up to look like little bar code scanners....Lets see what else...?....Paint the front plastic cover to look like a converyor belt. Glue some of your favorite grocery items to the converyor belt (I would avoid things like bannanas, you know stuff that can riot). You could install a under hood light to look like a checkout lane light. Anything else we can think of...?

    :p

    I may be confused on the direction you want to go with this ...lol ;)
     
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  19. platoribs

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    I'd like to take a couple of weeks off and just help you at the St. Louis SHO garage, learning all the stuff you've learned working on the venerable Taurus over the years...

    I'm sure Jennifer will love it.
     
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    Transport for transplant

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