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Old 04-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Got a lot done, was all the way up to 49*

First, I finished lowering the car about a inch.
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Did a bunch more wet sanding on the hood.
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Then a Bonneville came over for a wheel hub change.

Took off the calipers.
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Off with the nut.
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Winding up with the hammer.


And off with the bolts.
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Roys idea for a hub remover.
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First time trying it.
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No effort, came right off.
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Axel was a bit stubborn.
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And out it came.
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In with the new one.
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All bolted back in.
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And it'* done.
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Had us a little mini meet today.
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This is the one that got the new hubs.
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The red one is getting new valve springs next week.

And I finally get back to the hood.


Still have a bit more polishing to do, but it'* nearly done.
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Got the emblems one.
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From the side.
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I think I need to wash the car.
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Wow that hood just looks absolutely amazing. The emblems add a nice touch too.
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Excellent Dan and you make it look so easy. I like the colour of your car.
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I've got I will guess between 30 and 40 hours of work on the hood, with the filling, sanding, painting, and now wet sanding and polishing. I figure I have a few more hours of work to finish it off.
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Thanks for posting the hub removal. Why the hammer??
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Pops the axle loose from the hub.
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that nut and bolt trick, is that going through an existing hole or did you cut the bolt to leghth?

Very nice lookin hood there, V2 is much better!
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I just used a 1" long bolt, it fits perfect. Once that'* moved as far as it can go, I used a 1.25" bolt and that was it.
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Looks like a good day all around Dan!. Glad you got one the way things have been going. Going to remember the hub trick. We have several GXP'* that had the bearings fail @ 50k and a little higher. I think I'll play it safe and replace @ 50K. I'm planning a trip to MI in July.
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I think it took about a hour and a half to do both, and I was in no hurry.
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