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Old 08-07-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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2014-15 FALL MODS

Well, didn't see a thread so here goes....

Finally got to the clutch reservoir separation modification. I managed to make a custom bracket that allowed me to reuse stock unused holes in the drivers side fender wall. Once I had that geometry all figured out, the actual switch over was easy...
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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Nice job on the bracket. Is that two pieces of aluminum with a polished finish? Mind sharing your blueprint?

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Looks good jay
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:20 PM   #6
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Nice job on the bracket. Is that two pieces of aluminum with a polished finish? Mind sharing your blueprint?

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It is two pieces of angle stock aluminum I had in my metal bin. I started with a template using rectangular stickies, easy to locate and punch the existing holes in the paper, I traced around the stock tower and transfered that template to the vertical leg. Once I had that in place, I just kept that theme going, stickie template for the horizontal leg of the first piece and used another to work out the angle of the second. The GTO reservoir mounting holes set the length and it was just trial and trial until I cleared the battery and hood release cables. I threaded the receiving holes for holding the two angled plates together and also for the reservoir bolts, took everything for a pass by my polishing wheels and then started the final install. I had to remove the drivers side wheel and wheel well liner to access the back of the hole. I thought I could do something like a Sheetrock blind bolt but they don't make them for thin walls like our sheet metal, so I had no choice. So once the wall bracket was mounted, then came the angled bracket with the reservoir already mounted and the hose already installed at the firewall, making the last hose connection easy. The fill it up, pump the air out and your done. I should have taken picks of the bracket pieces. At some point I'll separate the brackets and take pics. Not taking the wheel wall bracket off thou, that was a PITA getting on the first time.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:02 PM   #7
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I like it, looks great!
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:58 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. Let's see what the rest of you have been up too!
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Sorry, nothing on the fifth gen. That takes a back seat for now (except when I need to drive something LOL).

Sandblasted more of the subframe to the 73 and cut off most of the right side quarter panel.

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I was bored on Sunday….
So I looked at the headers sitting in the box on the garage shelf…took them out and started to play a bit…
Then for some reason or another I decided to painted the Calipers and the area of rotor that shows instead…

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Nice job Dave! Did u mask the letters off or paint them back on cuz they came out great. But did you install the headers?
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Nice job Dave! Did u mask the letters off or paint them back on cuz they came out great. But did you install the headers?
New letters from Ebay. I have "Brembo" ones too but they sent me Red lettering I asked for Black. I need to reorder.

I have not done the headers yet, I'm really thinking of cutouts instead….
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It is two pieces of angle stock aluminum I had in my metal bin. I started with a template using rectangular stickies, easy to locate and punch the existing holes in the paper, I traced around the stock tower and transfered that template to the vertical leg. Once I had that in place, I just kept that theme going, stickie template for the horizontal leg of the first piece and used another to work out the angle of the second. The GTO reservoir mounting holes set the length and it was just trial and trial until I cleared the battery and hood release cables. I threaded the receiving holes for holding the two angled plates together and also for the reservoir bolts, took everything for a pass by my polishing wheels and then started the final install. I had to remove the drivers side wheel and wheel well liner to access the back of the hole. I thought I could do something like a Sheetrock blind bolt but they don't make them for thin walls like our sheet metal, so I had no choice. So once the wall bracket was mounted, then came the angled bracket with the reservoir already mounted and the hose already installed at the firewall, making the last hose connection easy. The fill it up, pump the air out and your done. I should have taken picks of the bracket pieces. At some point I'll separate the brackets and take pics. Not taking the wheel wall bracket off thou, that was a PITA getting on the first time.
Thanks for the info, might be a couple weeks before I attempt this though.
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New letters from Ebay. I have "Brembo" ones too but they sent me Red lettering I asked for Black. I need to reorder.

I have not done the headers yet, I'm really thinking of cutouts instead….
Headers with the "No Weeds" cut outs. Best of both worlds. I think it's Cory_ a member down here that has them and their ridiculously loud but what an awesome sound. I'm sure his teeth chatter when their open.
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Jay you messed my name up again! Lol me and dave met at the budweiser show so he got to hear what they sound like. Personally i wouldnt install them unless you have long tube headers thats really what gives it a nice sound, oh and having a ridiculous cam helps as well
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Jay you messed my name up again! Lol me and dave met at the budweiser show so he got to hear what they sound like. Personally i wouldnt install them unless you have long tube headers thats really what gives it a nice sound, oh and having a ridiculous cam helps as well
You know I knew that, and I thought that was what I typed but reading my post I did mess up. Sorry dude. Anyway, Dave knows what he's in for. Good job.
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New letters from Ebay. I have "Brembo" ones too but they sent me Red lettering I asked for Black. I need to reorder.

I have not done the headers yet, I'm really thinking of cutouts instead….
Dave Looks good!

You should clear coat them after you put the new Brembo decals on. They will last a whole lot longer.

I will be doing this at some point. Have to wait to mod which is killing me. Its going to be tough waiting to mod. Need to wait at least 3 years.... Not because of the warranty either.
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I know someone that has a lift that is pretty close that makes that header install a LOT easier.

Love the clutch reservoir, I have to do that on mine if I ever get back to that car and clean up some under hood wiring.
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Looks like you got a buttload of welding ahead of you...
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Looks like you got a buttload of welding ahead of you...

Yea and that means a lot of cutting first. I won't even start that until I get some steel and brace the car up. Then it's floors, trunk, toe panel, frame rails.

But first, the subframe will get done.

Last will be be body panels. It will take years I am afraid
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I was bored on Sunday….
So I looked at the headers sitting in the box on the garage shelf…took them out and started to play a bit…
Then for some reason or another I decided to painted the Calipers and the area of rotor that shows instead…

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Calipers look great! What did you use to paint?
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Got some vinyl done today...Attachment 653882
SOME!!! I guess so...Looks great.
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SOME!!! I guess so...Looks great.
thanks! I wanted to go with something you don't see everyday
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