My 72 Comet Build.....

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  1. franktf

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    Finally got through all the cleaning, motor swapping on my dad's car and just pure laziness last weekend..... I got back to working on my car today..... Filled all the holes in the core support that are not needed..... I also started on the front aprons, got all the small holes in them filled..... Tomorrow I will get the bigger holes filled in the front aprons that I have to make slugs to fill.....

    Here is before and after on the core support.....

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    and here is what the front aprons are looking like so far.....

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    rayzorsharp I "AM" a Maverick!

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    Thank you.....
     
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    Got all the holes not needed taken care of in both front aprons and the pass side rear apron..... I had to make some 1.5" diameter where the nut plates for the hood hinges used to bolt up so I could get a good looking repair.....

    Here are before and afters for the driver side front, then pass side front and pass side rear aprons.....

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    Wow, just wow!
     
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    Thanks to both of you!!!!!
     
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    This morning I got the unneeded hole in the driver side rear apron all welded up, then cut a big hole in that apron in order to make clearance for the new 66 pin wiring connector I am going to use now..... Got the patch for this hole just about made, I will finish fitting it in the morning and weld it in.....

    Here the holes are filled and then with the clearance hole cut in the panel.....

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    Made the filler panel, got it welded in and ground..... That's about it for today..... I want to get the car done but I can't seem to find the ambition to go down and work on it.....

    Here is the patch held it place and then welded/ground.....

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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    I hear you on the ambition, mines in the attached garage and all I seem to do lately is walk by it.
     
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    Exactly, when I go to the shop it seems like I spend more time looking at it then I do working on it.....:huh:
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    I'm getting a few other projects wrapped up that cut in line so I may step it up to looking at it soon. Just put new gears and an Auburn posi in the Firebird and the bike needs love next. The poor Maverick will get it's day sooner or later.
     
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    Frank,
    I think your endurance on this and on the first Mav is pretty astounding. If you feel the need to take a break ... do it! You have earned it. A group of us are going to the Mecum auction. That is my version of taking a break. I had a DIY kitchen remodel cut in line, (along with a new job and the perpetual band thing taking so much other time). After two years, we are actually considering the kitchen done. The woodworking gear is tucked away, and I can see the top of my workbench for the first time in months. A new welder is on the way, and work on the Comet can come back into the picture once again. After I blow the sawdust off of it .... lol.
     
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    It's not just working on mine, remember I spend all day building other peoples cars for a living.....

    Me and my father were going to go to Mecum Sat, but now it looks like it's only gonna be 60 deg..... That's just too damn cold to walk around looking at cars.....

    When I was over there last time you had quite the mess going in the old garage..... Glad your gonna get back on it again.....
     
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    On a good note, a major component just made it today after waiting since the end of Nov for it.....

    Here it is along with some other related components.....

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    No carb for me, I have been wanting to try fuel injection and I didn't want to make a hole in the flat hood so.....

    Its a very clean 28,000 mile LS1 intake
    New GM throttle body that has been ported(also have all new GM sensors for it)
    Holley HP unterminated EFI kit with the NTK O2 sensor(this way I can taylor the harness to my application)

    FUN FUN FUN.....
     

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