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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #238 on: October 11, 2017, 07:56:49 PM »
Not much progress been down with some flu bug and slowly getting back at it.

Had the radiators in and out a few times and noticed some funky wiring on the rear side marker lights..... REDO :o

Driver side had one set of crimp connectors the passenger side two sets.  Removed all three and rewired.

Have the feeling this process will be repeated again and again and again ::toothy


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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #237 on: October 04, 2017, 08:44:36 PM »
bought new engine mounts.  A more accurate bar size is 1.5 x 2 and 1/8 inch thick.

Not sure if these upper mounts are necessary, as the engine and trans are secured by 3 mounts on the cradle.

Now just need to prep for paint, weld into car and paint

onward!
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #236 on: October 04, 2017, 08:39:07 PM »
with the fieroROG cradle mounts for the engine and transmission the engine moved from the original position by 2 to 2.5 inches to the passenger side.  That was not the only problem it also moved the engine to the rear by about an inch.

The original bar was a massive 1/4 thick 2x2  tube!! It weighed a ton!! ;D
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #235 on: October 04, 2017, 07:51:15 PM »
Got the two puller fans wired up.  The sensor kit had the relay etc,

Onward!!


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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #234 on: October 03, 2017, 07:56:33 PM »
One small step for the Simple Man, and one small step for man kind!  :LL:

Tranny cooler done

one Fan down 4 to go! Using this fuse block to run all my fans.

Ever get done doing something and wonder what happened to your hand?    ::scratch

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #233 on: October 02, 2017, 12:48:20 PM »
woo hoo, parts!! :drool

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #232 on: October 01, 2017, 09:41:30 PM »
Spent some time prepping rusted metal for por15,  All previous metal work done on the car by prior owner had a nice patina of rust & dirt. 

 Added mounting points for tail lights.

Push Pull Radiator fans.

Exciting stuff, I know!   ::)
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #231 on: September 27, 2017, 09:50:27 PM »
yeah man it all takes at least twice as long and costs 4x as much

Quit tracking time and $ in February  ::toothy

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #230 on: September 27, 2017, 04:05:37 PM »
yeah man it all takes at least twice as long and costs 4x as much

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #229 on: September 23, 2017, 10:14:08 PM »
Super nice day out!! got a lot of things done around the house  ;D Was able to squeeze in some time on the REDO and get another thing off the list.

welded up, painted &  installed the trans cooler. However was foiled as I needed a 3/16 to 3/8 fitting to hook up the lines to the transmission.




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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #228 on: September 20, 2017, 10:03:07 PM »
Rainy and didnt have much time but got something off the list ::thumbup

Its is amazing how it can take twice the time that you originally thought  ;D
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #227 on: September 18, 2017, 10:44:36 PM »
Saturn glass VS OEM Glass  ::study

Been waiting months to check out the aftermarket OEM tempered safety glass that I bought.

You can see the size difference between OEM and Saturn

Saturn glass works but is not that smooth in operation

OEM requires some modification, Not sure how much will still be sticking up when fully lowered but it will be better than the Saturn glass.

I would of liked to have had a set of Murci Me's G28 glass, but I think this is the best that can be done?   ::scratch

Lexan? No Glass? Fixed Glass? ::tongue



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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #226 on: September 18, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »
It's like Christmas!!!   Opening up and finding out what is inside! :santa 

Saturn glass -  rubs on fiberglass
Impala regulator
Nice piece of rubber in the front for glass to rub on
A bit of fiberglass work in latch area

 888o


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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #225 on: September 18, 2017, 08:47:34 PM »
With the Windshield fitting on the "A" pillars, a couple of other problems.  Let me rephrase that a  multitude of issues ::) 

The weather strip flange was removed and the roof was altered.

The door probably needs to be moved out by about 1/2 inch or so

The Door has no window channel with the Saturn glass.

So the door skin has to come off ::toothy

yes it was rainy!

Hot tub time!
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #224 on: September 16, 2017, 10:37:48 PM »
With the windshield installed in the recess, thanks Murci Me for the guidance, much appreciated!  8)

... another problem? 888o

If the windshield in set correctly on the passenger side, the windshield sticks out or overhangs the drivers "A" pillar and the Drivers door will not close  ::)

The prior owner got the doors to close but neglected to make sure they would work with the windshield?  ::tongue

So the drivers "A" pillar width needed to be increased.

Grind off a $hit ton of Rage filler to get to fiber glass.
Fiberglass, Fiberglass, sand etc

Then the Door needed to be cut back, Cut Check, Cut Check, Cut Check,  Sand, Sand Check Sand Check.

Yes the windshield is cracked now ::toothy

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