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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Location: Dearborn, MI
Year and Trim: '93 SSEi
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It looks rusty, and it is, but there's still plenty of thickness to this metal. This is the upper portion of the inner rocker, most of the rust is from the outer rocker that is spot welded to the top of it. But the spot weld drill hole tells me that the metal is mostly salvageable:
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Wire wheel, sanding wheel, and cutoff wheel to remove the metal that was too thin to be of use, then POR-15 what's left before riveting and welding in the new inner and outer rocker:
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And all done on the passenger side:
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Now I can start putting things back together. Starting with the cargo lamp switch, that broke when I tried to remove it:
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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, racecar! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, my DD
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:59 pm 
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'97 LeSabre
Sound deadening stage 1:
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Used the sound deadener stuff to seal off the 4x10 box area on both sides:
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Dash speakers also got the sound deadener treatment:
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The next layer goes in. The entire interior is covered with this stuff:
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And yet another layer:
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And, finally, the new MLV and jute backed carpet is in! I had to trim it, still need to put the holes for the seatbelts and the seat tracks, etc.... Not happy with the lack of the 4x4 shifter hole in this carpet, that was supposed to have it. There were a few other area's that needed trimming, but I guess, at the end of the day, this carpet fit better afer trimming than the original did, and is far higher quality.
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The latest kick in the nuts: The 4x10 speakers don't fit the original brackets. If I had known that the speakers wouldn't fit, I would have gone with something better than a 4x10. But, I'm stuck with these Kenwood speakers and having to make a custom bracket from MDF to mount them to. But, not a huge problem.

I ended up snipping the tweeter wires off all 4 speakers, and all set to wire up directly to the monsoon amp. So all 8 channels on the amp will be in use.

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I don't know how much boost it takes to blow the tires off. But I know how much I'm going to use!
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Runs:
'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, racecar! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, my DD
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:54 pm 
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'97 Camaro
'97 LeSabre
Worked on the dashboard tonight.

Got the dash sanded and trimmed down after the repairs:
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A layer of spacer foam to give the dash a soft feel
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And all wrapped!
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I still need to trim out the holes and put all the trimmings back on it, but otherwise it's all done

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I don't know how much boost it takes to blow the tires off. But I know how much I'm going to use!
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Runs:
'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, racecar! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, my DD
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:34 am 
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'97 Camaro
'97 LeSabre
More interior goodies!
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Working on the headliner next; had to do some minor repairs to the baseboard before I attempt to re-cover it. While I'm waiting on the fiberglass resin to harden (man, does that stuff stink!), I've got my work cut out for me to attempt to restore some other parts:
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I do need to add the wiring harness for the mirror yet, and could probably finish wiring in the amp and head unit. Or grab the seat tracks from the parts car, or pop out the exhaust gaskets to find which one is leaking, or bleed the brakes again. We'll see what I feel like doing next!

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I don't know how much boost it takes to blow the tires off. But I know how much I'm going to use!
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Runs:
'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, racecar! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, my DD
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:22 am 
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Location: Dearborn, MI
Year and Trim: '93 SSEi
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'97 Camaro
'97 LeSabre
Got some more stuff done tonight. The headliner repairs are done, just needs to be covered, once the stinky fiberglass resin sets up. Finished wiring up the 'courtesy' lamps that will be the LED strips under the seats, finished the wiring for the speaker LEDs that you don't know about yet, wired in the head unit, and made templates for the amp mount and speaker mounts. Got the wiring harness for the autodim/compass mirror done, and the stereo Bluetooth mic hardwired in.

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I don't know how much boost it takes to blow the tires off. But I know how much I'm going to use!
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Runs:
'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, racecar! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, my DD
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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