2Loose Willy's Gasser Project, .....................

Completed the welding on the motor mounts, need paint now....

Continued patching up holes on the firewall.....

The ventilation boxes on both sides are totally rusted out on the inside, that will take some major work down the road, but for now just trying to get the firewall solid again, the metal on the firewall on the air vent boxes, both sides, was perforated, but also tissue thin where it looked solid, so had to cover the whole thing, started on the top portion, both sides, first....

Welded up all the little holes here and there on the firewall, will grind it all smooth later when the welding is done....

Not sure what to do about this portion along the cowl, it's still pretty solid, but badly rusted. I could try to remove the rust and weld it up, or cover it with some new sheetmetal, or just seal it up with a good seam sealer, haven't decided yet....

These holes will definitely be covered up with some new sheetmetal....

The vent air boxes on both sides were pretty well gone......

It's even worse on the inside....

But I'm patchin' em up.....

lots of tacks then grind down the welds....

Will body work it later to make it all smooth....

The driver's side is even worse.....

But I'm gettin' there....

The firewall's all welded up, scrubbed down, and acid etched, ready for paint.....

Ended up using red rustoleum primer first, then mixed up my own custom mix of flat black and semi-gloss black....

Not real sure about it, but ok for now, also like the black and gray hammertones, the axle is painted with thegray hammertone here, and I am painting the drag link, tie rods, and steering box with that same paint....

Stripped off all the steering and brake parts, not painted yet, started cleaning, priming and painting them yesterday, for now this is how the old gal sits....

After pulling off those parts, had to primer and paint some misc. spots, like the motor mounts, shock mounts, steering box mounting plate.......

So that part's done now, after getting all the other parts painted and back on, then time to start putting the motor together......

Everything up front is now painted and bolted in place, locktight or cotter pins on everything, don't want anything coming loose!!! The axle, tie rod, drag link, steering box all painted silver hammer tone, and with the semi/flat black mix on the rest it looks pretty good! Without the motor it sits a little high, but with the motor in it will sit with the drag link horizontal and parallel to the axle and the tie rod! I also set the steering box such that the arc of the ball joint on the pitman arm follows the arc of the steering arm, climbs and drops in sync such that the drag link always stays parallel to the axle, at least in the vertical plane. It is only parallel to the axle in the straight ahead position, off center to each side I can't do much about that.....

And just for grins....

Yeah, I know, brush strokes, but in this shop I'm limited to what, where and when I can "light up" a spray gun....

More later......

Here's some links to more pix:

Olds 425 Final Build Page

Fabbing A Pair Of Drive Shaft Safety Hoops

Patching Up All The Sheet Metal Holes (page 1).....

Interior Views, Seats Modified and Upholstered!!!

Ten Point Cage Build, and Who Knows What Else, a Chopped Top Maybe????

Working On The Fuel System

Adding A Front Sway Bar

Whacking And Welding Some Fenderwell Headers!

Dog Dish Hubcaps? Air Filter Rain Covers? Looks Good To Me........

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 2

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 1

Cutting A Hole In The Hood, and Setting The Fenders....

Installing The Radiator

Setting Up The Tilt Front End

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension 2

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension

Starting To Fit Some Parts Here and There....

Setting Up The Front Axle 2

Setting Up The Front Axle 1

Narrowing The Front Axle

Found This Ford F100 Front Axle

Assembling The Blower Motor

Reworking an Olds 425 to take a 6-71 huffin on it.

Trial fit for the 6-71, a Don Hampton special.

Pulled apart a '67 Olds 400 motor for spare parts.....

Did Some Porting Work on some Edelbrock Olds Heads

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