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Offline theantirotor

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2010, 12:59:33 PM »
Wow.  I remember watching this on the other forum before it went down but I don't think I saw the pics of the green.  I am not a huge fan of green in general but I LOVE that.  Where are you?  Somewhere north of Indy IIRC?
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Offline jparker7

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2010, 01:40:42 PM »
He's in Valpo I think
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 07:17:13 AM by jparker7 »

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Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2010, 05:29:02 PM »
looks awesome so far! very meticulous. i love that green too. keep up the good work!
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Offline 90FC

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010, 04:10:27 AM »
Lol, once again thanks for all the complements everyone! I didn't know this build was this popular...

Wow.  I remember watching this on the other forum before it went down but I don't think I saw the pics of the green.  I am not a huge fan of green in general but I LOVE that.  Where are you?  Somewhere north of Indy IIRC?

Thanks you.

And yes I am in northwest Indiana.

Offline smonty

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2010, 05:55:59 PM »
I would love to see an update on this build. It's been a month and a half!

Offline SBCFC07

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2010, 04:31:21 PM »
Very nice build bro, very similar direction i want my car to go +1
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Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2010, 06:41:29 PM »
Car looks good man. You need a t2 hood. Those steels ones are like 50-55lbs, t2 maybe 20lbs

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Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2010, 03:50:04 PM »
Very, very sweet build. Inspirational for sure and so detail oriented. This is better than a brand new car for so many reasons. Then again that budget must be  :o , but one day I want to have the shop, equipment, time, skills and money for a similar build. I'm working on it, thanks for the inspiration. Please continue to update!
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Offline N2v8fcs

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2010, 11:02:02 PM »
good job ! love the detail .
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Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2010, 11:15:05 PM »
Legendary build here.

Touche.

Keep the updates coming.

Offline 90FC

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2010, 02:49:49 PM »
Ok guys finally an update! Sorry it took so long! BTW, I appreciate all the complements!
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Ok, so, the stock tank had white foam padding on top and the side. I ruined the foam trying taking it off when I was stripping the tank.

 

So instead of going to the dealership where they probably wouldn't have it or would be over priced, I bought some 1" copper pipe installation, flattened it out, cut off the excess along the edges, and cut to size.



I then masked off the areas the foam would cover, roughed up the bedline coating on the tank, and glued the foam down with contact cement.



I applied the contact cement to both the foam and the tank, waited 15 minutes, and carefully laid them on (once the cement touches itself you can't pull it apart).



The finished product.



I started thinking about what I was going to do for the fuel plumbing. After some research I decided to buy a C5 corvette fuel filter/pressure regulator. I then mounted it back by the differential away from heat.



Instead of doing what most people do by adapting to the stock line, I wanted to make a whole new line. So I called up Classic Tube and had a 3/8" diameter 111" long line made with male GM fuel quick disconnect flares at each end. The line is made with their "OE" steel and was about $20 shipped, and it will be painted with a POR-15 like paint to help prevent corrosion. If you prefer stainless steel, Inline Tube can make it for about $50 shipped, but be warned, you MUST use a good quality bender to bend stainless in this diameter. Ask me how I know?



Here is a close up of the flare.



I then bent the line to fit the car.




Ended at the driver side strut tower. It's not secured in this picture, but it will be eventually.



Here's a picture of the line off the car.



For the flex lines going from the tank to the filter, I used 5/16" to 5/16" and 5/16" to 3/8" quick disconnect fittings at one end, and 5/16" compression to 5/16" nylon fittings at the other end, with about 2' of nylon line in-between.



I cut off the flared ends on the fuel pump, slipped the compression fittings over, and tightened them.



I got the fuel tank and exhaust heat shields put back on.




I wanted to make some heat shields for where I clearance the firewall for the headers.



So I made some templates out of cardboard and cut them out of aluminum.



All mounted up.



That's it for now. The suspension should be going back on in a week or so. I can't wait to see it back on its wheels!
« Last Edit: August 03, 2014, 03:48:14 PM by 90FC »

Offline 90FC

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2010, 02:52:50 PM »
Car looks good man. You need a t2 hood. Those steels ones are like 50-55lbs, t2 maybe 20lbs

Thanks!

Yeah I would have preferred a aluminum hood, but I could not find any in good shape while I was having the car painted. I have some extra paint left over, maybe down the road I will get one.

Offline Tommy

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2010, 03:36:53 PM »
Good build
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Offline theantirotor

Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2010, 05:38:30 PM »
dude, you are killing me with this thing.  i have got to see this car in person at some point.



nicest fc build i have seen for sure.  keep it up.
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Re: 90FC's build thread
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2010, 10:14:11 PM »
I'm really starting to hate your updates, too many ideas for my car.  ;)

Keep it up, it's looking amazing.
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