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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Ni10 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:03 am

you make it look to easy. Want to do my projects next ?
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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:59 am

LOL ... it helps to have 6 years of progress, condensed into a 6 page build thread ... :lol:

like this quick manifold cleaning:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:02 am

Started with a cut-off wheel, to remove any unnecessary tabs and mounts:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:05 am

Smoothed out all the casting marks with a grinding pad ... then 80 grit sandpaper:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:09 am

I wiped on Mother's aluminum polish ... and then used 120 - 220 - 320 - 400 grit wet sand sandpaper, into the wet polish:

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then finished off with 0000 super fine steel wool and polish:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:11 am

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:18 am

The transmission x-member is temporary:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:21 am

I hate this stuff ... :rofl:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:24 am

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:27 am

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Looks like a buncha work to me.
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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by HRH » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:08 pm

That's what I need to do to my wagon. Looks nice. Mine has minimal rust but it is starting from the bottom like most of the maximas. I filled the bumper and rear panel with pb blaster a while ago to slow some surface rust down. I need to get it on a lift and strip and paint the undercarriage like that.

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by noflers » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:46 am

Yep, I need some under carriage paint/rubberized coating. Looking at it, it's like a house that's been smoked in for 30 years, yellow and brown splotches :O=

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:03 am

I don't think I will EVER do that again on any car ... removing all the undercoating was way too much work. Maybe with a lift or dry ice, but never with a grinding pad. The melted tar starts to smoke and it gets everywhere. Next time I would just grind down any obvious rust and paint those spots.

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:06 am

Installed the new clear front X-member and oil pan:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:10 am

I painted the oil pan and finished undercoating under the frame rails:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:12 am

Cleaned up the T/C rod mounts:

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Re: 1975 710 wagon KA24DE

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Post by Indy510 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:29 am

Finally back on the road:

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