Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:44 pm

71bird,
I removed the fuzzies from their base, as they were worn, and put on a thick felt.
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On the piece that goes on the outer door at the top, I applied a thinner felt.
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And on the window stoppers I covered them with the same thinner felt, but realized it wasn't really necessary.
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The company I work at makes industrial products using textiles, we have that felt in stock.

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:47 pm

And I used this stuff to glue it on with.
It's good stuff..... :D
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:54 pm

I took advantage of the Christmas holiday's to get out in the shop and put down the rest of the sound deadner.
I put some filler pieces in the little valleys.
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Then add the rest.
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Then work my way up to the front.
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Finally do the firewall piece.
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And I'm still not done...
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:07 pm

Happy New Year Guys!
I finally got all the sound deadner installed.
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I think I have more of it than the space shuttle.... :lol:

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:20 pm

So keeping on with the sound deadner theme, I added more of it.
I put some Dynamat here...
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Then I made these side panels.
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I think that completes the sound deadner project....yay!

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:22 pm

With the doors having sound deadner in them already, I made up the regular vapor barrier for them.
I'll use double sided foam tape to hold them to the door.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by ct71rr » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:56 pm

Nice job! A lot of work going on over there :beer:

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:08 pm

Thanks ct71rr,
Today my box of gaskets arrived from Detroit Muscle Technologies.
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My proper length of trunk weather stripping now fits like its suppose to.
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Also, my axle studs from ARP arrived.
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Time to install them.
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And get started on cleaning up the heater box.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:14 pm

The heater box was covered in the dust left over from all the sandblasting that I did earlier.
Opened it up and this was in it... :shock:
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No mouse poop thank God. The heater core looks to be in good shape. I'll put some vinegar in it and rinse it out.
In the meantime I cleaned up the heater motor and got it ready for primer.
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The heater box is starting to clean up real nice too.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by ct71rr » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:26 am

Nice work! I’ve been pulling nests & old acorns out of everywhere. I haven’t opened up my heater core yet but I’m sure there’s got to be a huge one in there too!

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:51 am

Thanks CT,
As long as the heater core itself isn't damaged, the rest of the box cleans up quite nicely.
Good thing I ordered the gasket kit from Detroit Muscle car technologies - the original 50 year foam on the blend doors literally fell apart as soon as I touched them... :shock:

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71bird » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 am

I like the idea of the felt for the side glass, have you rolled the glass up and down to see how it compares to original?
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner (it's PAINTED!)

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:25 pm

Yes, I did.
To be honest with you, and it could be that they need a final adjustment, but so far the glass is nice and tight going up or down.
There is no wobble in it, which is what I found with the original bits on it.
Don't forget the original guides were worn.
I've left the rubber blocks that go in the bottom of the door out as I need the glass to go below the point of where the fuzzies fit, that's the only way you will be able to put the mounting screws in with the glass installed.

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