The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by azdave » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:59 am

Keep at it!

Fix all the stuff that bugs you while you've got it down this far or you'll regret it later. It's only time and money you know. ::-):
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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by hrm2k » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:09 pm

:guitar: Cha Cha Cha Changes

I finally got around to ordering some 1/8 inch wall 1 1/2 dia. aluminum tubing...........along with some silicon covered cushion clamps.

When I got to the garage today, I wasn't really sure how I was going to hang these coolant tubes. After getting a couple of the cushion clamps in place, I remember I had some turnbuckle type nuts which were about 1 inch long. After getting it all in place, it was just a matter of doing some healthy tacks and the rest came together.
This first picture shows where the coolant tubes come out of the tunnel. Getting the hoses to the radiator should be a piece of cake at this point.

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This shows where the tubes come out in back. I will shorten these tubes a little but this is pretty much where all will be. The big hole in the floor
( which was the air intake ) will be covered so none of the operation goodies will show. There will be a new Lexan window covering the opening along with the lexan window on top............ :eek: Too much ? I think not

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I will have to modify the cover for the tunnel but at this point :tongue: no big deal

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This shows the nut that is used to mount the tubes. Still need to finish the welding but it all works as planned :neener:

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I haven't been putting in as much time as I want but that is no excuse. Brakes lines and fuel lines ( also filter and pump ) will allow me to finish up the front and move on to the axles

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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by mart » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:40 am

hrm2k wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:48 am
Believe it or not, I am leaning towards a 1953 Ford Color, seafoam green. The top will be gloss black along with the windshield posts and sail panels at the back. The headlight panel will be flat back including the aluminum trim. The tail light panel will also be flat black. I plan on dumping the weld prostars in favor of 10 inch rally wheels in the back and 6 inch in the front. They will be painted seafoam green anf have small center caps.............kind of like this

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between the louvers and the grill at the base of the rear window, you can see most of the back of the engine and transaxle.
BTW.........that chevy orange is the motor and accessory color. The rest of the frame rails and cross members will be black


that is very close to the paint job I am thinking of for mine

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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by NaderHaterJr » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:25 pm

Love it!

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Unread post by hrm2k » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:54 pm

Starting to make the changes in the back. The black cable you can see running through the opening in the metal is the throttle cable. If I run it under all the bars, it binds and sticks. Anyway, the panel will be in place soon covering the hole in the floor. The new structure that you see being held with clamps will also be the piece that the new front mounted lexan attaches to. When finished, the front and the top will both be covered in Lexan.


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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by hrm2k » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:38 am

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just a quick update. The floor section is in place , painted with truck bed liners and welded completely. The sound deadener has been put down on top of piece. I dug through the upstairs storage and found my other piece of lexan. Made a couple of cuts and this is where I left yesterday

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I was welding my fuel pump / filter mount to the fuel cell base when the welder ran out of juice .................more to follow as soon as I can get to the welding gas place


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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by hrm2k » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:53 pm

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Today was a time to attach the fuel cell mount to the frame. Then it was time to squirt some truck bed liner on the metal. I also found my fuel pump fit with no problem but the filter will have to change a little before it can bolt in.

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Tomorrow will see the reinstallation of the passenger side brake line along with mounting the "T" fitting to the inner fender panel. Pretty happy with all the small changes so far

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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by hrm2k » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:08 pm

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Stuff is getting bolted in..............fuel cell, pump and filter..........new brake lines.............radiator mount

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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by hrm2k » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:45 pm

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starting to add some new pieces.

The radiator hoses in the back are all connected. I still need to run the fuel lines..........in good time

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The fans are now a part of the picture. Some close tolerances but everything seems to fit. I will finish the wiring for the fan controller over the weekend.


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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by hrm2k » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:33 pm

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The fan controller is all wired in...........still a little more to do but it is getting closer every day

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Unread post by hrm2k » Mon May 01, 2017 1:30 pm

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I finished off the front of the engine compartment this morning. I only laid the top back in place to take the picture. You can hide nothing like this

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Still have a couple of things to hook up and it will be time to do the axle spacers.................and then drive the crap out of it :tu:
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Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by hrm2k » Wed May 10, 2017 3:10 pm

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Other than a vent tube on the fuel cell, a couple of hood pins and some grill mesh, the front is ready for some testing. The enclosure to duct the air into the radiator is made up of 2 pieces of metal...........a shroud on each side made of thin stainless and a 22 gage top panel that bolts into the old hood latch metal stubs and held in place by 4 tabs at the radiator . I used 1/2 inch Armaflex foam to finish it off and give it a complete almost air tight seal.

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Small things seem to finish off ideas my friend and I have discussed. There will be more updates over the next week or so..........maybe even a test drive
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The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Mon May 15, 2017 1:56 am

Great project to follow!!!

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