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alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:30 pm

i posted some photos of the body restoration of my series 4 on photobucket.
http://s606.photobucket.com/albums/tt142/65beam/ it may be at the united this year.

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby ImpBarn » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:41 am

Looks like good metal in there. There's still a way to go though. What are your present challenges?

Nearly got a slick solution for the timing case cover seal. I'll work on it a little bit Monday.
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Re: alpine restoration

Postby CLEVITE » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:21 am

Though I don't own an Alpine, I too have been working on a solution for the cover seal. It's in the thought stages right now but could be a very viable solution that could end the problem forever.

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:12 pm

eric,
it's rust free. but my body man replaced a lot of panels. there was damage to the right rear fender along the top boot door that happened at the dipper so we replaced most of the fender with sections from a tiger that had no dents. we cut up a rust free series 3 GT to restore this car. he really knows how to drill spot welds. all the welding is done and should be back in the rack next week and get epoxy primed. then a coat of filler and blocking. when it comes out of the shop it will have a rebuilt front crossmember, rebuilt rear and springs, crashpad and winshield installed, top frame and door windows, all hinges and locks,fuel tanks , brake lines etc. he says i may have the body in august so it may be at the united. everything for the car is cleaned, detailed,plated, polished and ready to install but things may happen.

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:34 pm

i have posted more photos of the alpine over the summer. it won't be at the united since he is still blocking the panels and he will take time out for the united. he wants to paint it before the weather gets colder.

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:42 pm

i posted some more photos today. it has doors!

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby ImpBarn » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:12 pm

Gotta get the painting in before the weather goes cold.
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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:39 pm

eric,
the plan as of yesterday is for the under side to be painted before he heads out for the run offs and the united. then the rest of it should get painted after that. it will have forest green all over it's body including the hard top.

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:24 pm

i posted a few more photos of the restoration today.

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby dodgealpine » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi, I've done 4 oil seal mods & all have been OK. http://dodgealpine.yolasite.com/ Click on website link, then oil seal mod to view it. What do you think?
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Re: alpine restoration

Postby ImpBarn » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:06 pm

I've seen several different approaches to the oil seal mod, which all result in success. The tough part is keeping the new larger hole for the seal in concentric with the original hole. We were probably overly pedantic about how TT and I did mine and Bob's, but I wanted to make sure it was going to work right. We made the ring in the lathe to hold the seal so it fit into the depression for the original. The excess material was removed with a hole saw. Then the ring brazed in for a perfect fit.

(Nice website btw, Dave. I like your sensible mods.)
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Re: alpine restoration

Postby dodgealpine » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:59 pm

Before you do the mod you will find that one of the concentric lines in the timing cover is the correct diameter to grind/ machine for the seal holder to fit. 1st time of doing this I accuratley marked out where the new hole should be, It fell where the pressed dia lay. After grinding it out it was rechecked and found to be within 0.005" of positional accuracy. As this is within the setting linits for the seal I called it close enough! It maintained this accuracy after TIG welding, Far more accurate than braising. Cheers for looking
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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:22 pm

i posted some more photos of the alpine on my photobucket site. all the body work is now done and it got the second coat of primer yesterday. it should only need blocked one more time. he has the paint for the underneath side so it's closer!

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:52 pm

i've added more photos to photobucket http://s606.photobucket.com/albums/tt142/65beam/ it's close to being ready to haul home.

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Re: alpine restoration

Postby 65beam » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:03 am

i posted a few photos of the car on all four wheels. he installed the driver door window today. all that is left for him to do is to install the windhield and final buffing. then it comes home for final assembly. http://s606.photobucket.com/albums/tt142/65beam/


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