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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 11:58:24 PM »
   While you're under there I  would get rid of that compression fitting on the brake line.

Thanks, Brakes will be completely redone.... yes a REDO!

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2017, 10:26:32 PM »
   While you're under there I  would get rid of that compression fitting on the brake line.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 04:21:59 PM »
grinding and welding away!

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 04:17:54 PM »
hmmmm... I wonder if I can use this on the car some where?

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 11:11:03 AM »
the outside of the stretch has steel plate ...not quite welded all the way.  Plan is to finish the out side stretch then weld steel plate on the inside.  The inside of the stretch has spot welding on one side but no welding on the driver side.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 10:17:14 AM »
With the engine removed time to take a look and see what we have here...beautiful!!

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 06:41:46 PM »
The 87 cradle in the car is pretty trashed.  So an 88 cradle will be stretched and installed. The engine, which is leaking badly from the crank area, will we resealed.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 01:31:29 PM »
That's why they call it the 3% Club.  That's the percentage that finishes their replicas.  It's a HUGE & OVERWHELMING challenge.  Tighten your belt and stick it out and the rewards will be yours.  Keep your family first and pace yourself. ::thumbup ::thumbup ::thumbup
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G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 11:15:00 AM »
Over the years I have been reading and lurking here, and on other forums. Learned a lot form other members who have failed and some that have succeeded.

Having traveled to look a number of unfinished cars across the country, visted Mike Vetter and Michael Chase, I finally purchased a G28.

This car is based on an 87 Fiero and has a 3800 Series II SC for a power plant.

So many thing to REDO on this car that it can make your head spin around. It will not be a "Simple" project but we will plug away on it.

I will try to post my progress and appreciate any help from others who have gone before!

Thanks
Simple Man