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Old 01-24-2010, 11:41 AM
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Check out my Album to see the beginnings of my 61 unibody project. I have the body off the frame and have replaced both floor pans, cab supports, and sewed up a nasty hole someone cut (tore) for a top loader. I'm getting ready to clean and paint the underbody so I can sit it back down on the frame.

Anyone have any good recommendations for cleaning old undercoating? I'm not going to take it all off, but I want to recover it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:55 PM
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So I did the pics a little better. They were a little hard to find in the album. Just check out this link. Flickr: sexton6's Photostream
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Great progress; looking forward to seeing more accomplished. What's the color of the engine block?
Can't wait till I can afford to start my next project myself.

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I used a small plumbers propane torch and a metal scraper to remove the under coating on my 64. Just heat it up a bit and scrape it off. Works good and its cheap!
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Right now the block is kind of an orange color. The Guy that had it before me did a nice job on the rebuild of the 292, but really messed up the detail job. This motor has never seen road miles. Its fresh as they come and sounds great. As far as I can tell the 1961 292 should be all red with black valve covers. So that's my plan. I'm replacing the 2 barrel intake with a 4 and painting all of the pulleys and brackets black.
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It looks like fun. You have a 3 speed fully synchro 3.03 top loader trans. That is a bonus that wouldnt have come originally in the '61. I'm working on a '62 Uni., and also plan on keeping the crossover.

However if you are going with a 4V carb, better also plan on dumping the crossover to get the better performance afforded by the carburetor.
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Has anybody seen or have a good write up on removing a uni's body from chassis that's not done with high speed lifts etc? (old school mechanic style)

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Has anybody seen or have a good write up on removing a uni's body from chassis that's not done with high speed lifts etc? (old school mechanic style)

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I would be interested in that too.
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I'm working a deal to own a 63 Uni swb big window; hopefully this summer; plan on stripping it down to frame; and was hoping to find a write up; but atleast I'll kick this to the top.
Once I get my hands on it I'll figure out a technique I'm sure. But why reinvent the wheel is my opinion.
Love the 46 Y-block avator you got.
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I'm working a deal to own a 63 Uni swb big window; hopefully this summer; plan on stripping it down to frame; and was hoping to find a write up; but atleast I'll kick this to the top.
Once I get my hands on it I'll figure out a technique I'm sure. But why reinvent the wheel is my opinion.
Love the 46 Y-block avator you got.
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Mitch, I'm getting ready to dig into a 62 uni. Like you, could figure out the lift method but there is nothing like previous experience. Thanks on the avator comment. It is a little gawdy, but what the hell. The engine was still warm from its cam breakin when I took the pic.
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