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  1. burdar

    Band clamp at muffler hanger location?

    I've been reading this thread on band clamps. Exhaust Band Clamps Since it's an old thread I thought it best to start a new post. If this question has been answered please link to the discussion. My question has to do with the TTI muffler hangers. The hanger has a traditional muffler clamp...
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    68 GT convertible project

    I ended up going with a brand new driveshaft from a place I found online. They are out of Wisconsin. I ordered the shaft on a Monday and received it on that Friday. It came painted with a cheap flat black paint which I removed with some paint stripper. Then I polished up the shaft with a...
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    68 GT convertible project

    The center console and steering column are installed. I first started with the console carpet. I tried gluing it on but didn't have very good luck and ended up peeling it back off. I read on here that some people use Velcro. That worked a lot better. Still, the carpet doesn't look that nice...
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    alternate heater hose routing

    I didn't run my heater hoses through the air-gap but I did run my PCV line through it. I didn't want a bunch of ugly rubber hose running all over so I bent up an aluminum line and ran it under the intake and out the back of the engine. Then I have a small section of hose running to a vapor...
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    FIREWALL INSULATION

    I had trouble with the DMT pins in some holes. Paint around the holes makes them slightly smaller. The pins would collapse and bent before going in some of the holes. On the few holes that I had trouble with, I put a small tapered punch inside the hollow pin. Tapping on the punch helped them...
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    driveshaft shortening

    I already have a slip yoke but I get your point. I had to wait 6+ months for Legendary door panels. When I order wheels I expect them to be 6 months out at least.
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    driveshaft shortening

    CUSTOM BUILT MOPAR DRIVE SHAFT 7290 OR 7260 SERIES 4 DODGE, CHRYSLER & PLYMOUTH | eBay
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    driveshaft shortening

    I had another look at the shaft I was going to have shortened. It has a good amount of pitting in it. I'm thinking it might be better to just have another shaft made. The same shop that quoted me the $200 for the shortening just priced me out a new custom length shaft. Their price was right...
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    68 GT convertible project

    The rear axle, engine and trans are installed. I assembled the rear axle in the basement last fall since I thought that was the safest place to store it. Not my best idea looking back since I had to get it back OUT of the basement as a complete unit. I enlisted the help of my wife and we...
  10. burdar

    driveshaft shortening

    Some online outfits list a Mopar shaft at $270 plus shipping so you are right around the same cost of shortening a stock shaft. No taper though.
  11. burdar

    driveshaft shortening

    Are there clearance issues with a non tapered shaft? It seems like the pinion snubber would be the closest obstruction.
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    driveshaft shortening

    I've had driveshafts shortened before but it's been 20 years. IIRC it was around $100 back then. I just got a quote from a local powertrain shop and they want $200 plus joints.(non greasable Spicer) That's new driveshaft territory. If I go new, is the tapered end a requirement for...
  13. burdar

    Brake conundrum

    Are the rear drums adjusted correctly?
  14. burdar

    rear end to gas tank clearance

    Just shoved the rear in the car this afternoon. I have 1/4" clearance with the car sitting on the springs. Not sure if it will get tighter when the suspension compresses over bumps or not.
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    rear end to gas tank clearance

    So, what is an exceptable rear end to gas tank clearance? I bought MP oval track leaf springs which have a 20.5" front segment.(stock front segment is 20") This pushed the rear back 1/2" I'm now extremely close to hitting the tank. I think I'm going to need to take a block of wood and...
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    installing splash shields

    The inexpensive gun I bought didn't come with a cup so I bought 1 bottle of 3M body schutz. 1 bottle of body schutz did a medium coat on 3 wheel wells. It goes on and looks factory right after you spray it but as it dries, it levels out and looks too flat. I went over the top with RestoRick's...
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    installing splash shields

    Yes that one is on too . I didnt take that one off. Just the upper one. Its under a lot of pressure.and it was holding me up. I was able to get the shield slipped in, possitioned and bolted in. Then I put the upper rubber back on.
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    installing splash shields

    Yes, the picture shows the rubber seal at the top is in place.
  19. burdar

    installing splash shields

    Hope to spray undercoating later today.
  20. burdar

    installing splash shields

    I got it. I had to take the 2 bolts loose at the bottom of the fenders and take off the rubber at the top. Then they went in. Yes, new weatherstrips from DMT.
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    installing splash shields

    I'm hoping to be able to spray undercoating on my 68 this weekend since it looks like it's going to be the last good weekend before winter. I need to get the splash shields in place before I start masking off the body. I took this car apart in 2013 so I'm a little fizzy on some things. I seem...
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    68 side marker gaskets

    My original side markers are completely burried and would take a long time to dig out so I'm asking here... The reproduction side markers come assembled with the lens inserted into the housing first, then the gasket and finally the back half of the housing is screwed on. Is this correct? In...
  23. burdar

    door handle/mirror reinforcement plates

    When I bought the car, the doors were really wavy around the handles. It's really thin metal and years of pulling on it cause it to move around. I assume B-bodies are the same way since they have similar handles. E-bodies have a little more reinforcement on the inside around the handles. The...
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    door handle/mirror reinforcement plates

    Who here has used the door handle and mirror reinforcement plates from Dynamic Renovations? The instructions for the mirror reinforcement plates don't call for any urethane between the plate and the body. You just put the plate up against the inner door and bolt the mirror down. A few days...
  25. burdar

    Upper vent wing pivots

    That was going to be my plan if I couldn't find the correct gaskets. I can open up the inner holes in 2 of the extra inner gaskets...then use a short piece of vacuum hose to go through the glass.
  26. burdar

    Upper vent wing pivots

    Did you come up with anything on this? I bought some supposed NOS upper pivots with gaskets and tried to install them last night. The pivots are wrong and they came with 4 inner gaskets. I can reuse my original pivots but I need to figure something out for the outer gaskets that fit into the...
  27. burdar

    1969 Convertible top switch repair

    Just an FYI...Jim is retired.
  28. burdar

    68 Barracuda Dash Pad

    Just had a look at my original pad. There is just a hole in the metal frame at the ends for a screw. Nothing special.
  29. burdar

    68 Barracuda Dash Pad

    It's not surprising given the fact that a lot of the reproduction arm rest pads are just a block of wood with a little foam/vinyl wrapped around it.(originals have a metal inner core/frame)
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