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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; started working on the quarter panel today. Man is it an uneven mess! (as evidenced by the colors from sanding) ...
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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    started working on the quarter panel today. Man is it an uneven mess! (as evidenced by the colors from sanding)



    you can see where they painted over the factory paint and where they used the cadmium primer

    behind the front rocker chrome clip....love the halfassed filler job

    look at that lovely masking job


    underside of the quarter.....not horrible, but needs to be sanded and repainted




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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    started working on the quarter panel today. Man is it an uneven mess! (as evidenced by the colors from sanding)
    You need yourself a media blaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamespowers View Post

    You need yourself a media blaster.
    Rust isn't that bad....it's all surface rust.

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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    ^^ JP has the right idea. If you don't want the rust to come back, you must get rid of all of it. Sand or other media shot under air pressure is the only way.

    Cheers.............R.

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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    Rust isn't that bad....it's all surface rust.
    Getting the surface completely clean can really only be done with blasting. It gets into the pits and crevices.
    Go buy one for the Olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamespowers View Post

    Getting the surface completely clean can really only be done with blasting. It gets into the pits and crevices.
    Go buy one for the Olds.
    But then half the toro would be gone
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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    But then half the toro would be gone
    Then replace that half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamespowers View Post

    Then replace that half.
    I'm getting a 68 for that (I'm gonna put the drivetrain, interior, and front and rear clips of the 66 on the 68.)
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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    I'm getting a 68 for that (I'm gonna put the drivetrain, interior, and front and rear clips of the 66 on the 68.)
    You are going to FrankenToro it together.

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    Went junkyarding. Brought back a 140 amp CS144 alt from a fauxpala. I figured for 25 bucks, it was worth it.

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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    well, today I started out wanting to see if my new alternator would fit. So I popped the hood and removed the old one in under 5 minutes. while I have the alt off, I'll figure I'll decode the engine block and see if it was the original engine from that 87 chevy truck I got the engine from. Nope.....it is not a 1987 350....its either a 1975 350 from a conv cab or a 1978 350 from a 2500-3500 series bus. yay redneck engineering! it also has 3 coats of paint on it. original orange, a brighter orange, and black. looks like its been repainted a few times (and each time most of the paint was removed)

    So I go to install the CS144 and it will not clear the bracket (fan hits the bracket). I talked to my dad and suggested drilling the hole on the intake bigger and shimming it to swing it upwards. His reply is "just use a J bar and bend it upward. thats too complicated." Somehow I like his idea better LOL.

    So then I ended up trying to reinstall the original alternator, but the bolt that goes form the alt bracket through the alt to the block would not thread. pulled the bolt that holds the top alt bracket to the intake and threaded it in the hole and it stuck, then tried threading the super long bolt into the threads in the intact and it stuck....so not sure whats up with that, but I'll be buying a new long bolt tomorrow.

    This is how I left it tonight. I hate it when I cant get stuff done.


    Also worked on my console some more tonight. Got the hinge done for the "storage compartment" door

    still need to cut down the door as it is too long and hits the "radio"

    oh yeah, did I mention my fancy new delco radio. it doesnt work, but it looks like it does (well, once I get the volume/ tuning pots installed)
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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    been working on the hooptielac the past few days
    cleaned up the engine bay wiring. now to just put a crinkle tube on the alt harness wires.


    ran a wire for the tach. Couldn't get a connector at the parts store, so I hit the junkyard

    tach wire is the green wire

    also picked up some other junk at the junkyard. A bunch of chrome, a factory garage door opener (!) and a radio from a olds 98 ELITE, Spent 15 bucks total. I am happy.

    also did some redneck soldering on the starter connection. Forget crimping with channellocks....solder works much better

    also picked up some SS springs, mcgard lugnuts, more wiring to rerun the batt to dist block connection, and some 0 gauge crimp terminals.
    Next week comes new springs, and a 0 gauge alt to battery wire.
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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    went junkyarding again
    for 60 dollars, came back with a set of damn nice (one mint, one really good) toronado trofeo buckets (with lumbar pump/ harness) and a 9c1 caprice cluster

    I think I'm gonna need a new console as these seats are wider than the bravada ones.


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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    Very nice! They must be the Lazy Boy option, I see they have footrests!
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    Re: my 86 FWB 350 project ("hooptielac") thread

    haha ^

    Nice scores. I wish the junkyards around here had good parts. all we seem to have are modern cars or gutted classics with nothing good left in them.

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