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Forum: Automotive Projects 02-09-2018, 10:27 AM
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Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Thanks for the tip, I didn't know that. I do...

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know that. I do know I have a bottle of plastic cleaner/polisher stuff. Now I'll just need to remember to use it ;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-08-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Making rear GTO window

Well the C5 GTO is finally off to the paint shop so I may not be able to provide another progress update for a while. I did want to give an update on one of the last things I did prior to sending...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By heinke
I just checked out the windshield on a C4...

I just checked out the windshield on a C4 Corvette (1995 model) and it looks promising. It doesn't have quite as much curve around the bottom edge as the Miura but it's pretty close on overall...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By heinke
Question Scaling up a cars size

Mark: thanks for this tip. Given my 6'5" height, I'm sure some extra room will be necessary. I read somewhere else that in a Miura the top of a 6'1" person's head would touch the headliner. What's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By heinke
Question Seeking info about Lambroghini Miura

I’m in the investigative phase for another car project after I finish the GTO. I’m looking into scratch building a Lamborghini Miura SV and I'm seeking out information from wherever possible. I see...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-15-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Engine covers finished

My original intent was to finish the covers in red wrinkle paint leaving the Ferrari script in chrome. I received a suggestion to paint the Ferrari script in red and metal polish the covers. After...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-03-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
The answer is pretty much, Yes. :( For the...

The answer is pretty much, Yes. :(

For the passenger side, it's just the spark plug wires that need to be disconnected, so that's not too bad. For the drivers side, it's the spark plug wires,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-03-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Engine covers – Drivers Side (continued)

The additional details needed for this cover are two notches to provide clearance for a fuel hose and supercharger intercooler coolant pipe. I marked and cut out openings and then verified the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-03-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Rob: Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to keep...

Rob: Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to keep this technique in mind for future purposes as it looks to provide a very "professional" result with simple tooling. I really do like the look you have...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Msotm

Wow what a surprise and quite the honor. What a great way to start the new year!

My first thought is to pass along a heartfelt thank you to all the people in the metal shaping community that have...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-31-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Engine covers – Drivers Side

While the basic forming of sheet to rectangular box for these engine covers was the same, I found a way to mess up my first attempt on the drivers side cover. Somehow I miscalculated on the sheet...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-22-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Engine covers (continued…)

After welding up the corner seams, it’s time to add all the detailed elements into the cover. First detail was making an opening for the breather tube and ignition coil wiring to pass through. I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-21-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By heinke
Are you planning to make a Lexan piece from the...

Are you planning to make a Lexan piece from the shaped aluminum or just use the metal cover as is? I ask because I'm in the middle of making Lexan covers for my GTO headlights.
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-15-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Engine covers (continued…)

In setting about to make some T dollies, I searched my metal scrap pile. I found a piece of 1” shaft in SS 304 and some ¼” flat SS. I had acquired a metal turning lathe a couple months ago and this...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-15-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
John: thanks for sharing your knowledge. I was...

John: thanks for sharing your knowledge. I was guessing the same, but a guess is not as good as some actual insight.
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-13-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Marcus: I hadn't really thought about it until...

Marcus: I hadn't really thought about it until you and another friend asked me this very same question. My first thought is that all the "factory" covers are made from plastic and don't have any...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-12-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Engine covers

I decided to tackle an engine dress-up item. The C5 GTO has a late model Chevy LSx engine in it. Like a lot of modern engines, it has the ignition coils mounted on the valve covers. Needless to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-16-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post A/C vents

Next up was to make provision for the A/C vents in the upper dash. I had purchased these nice looking billet aluminum vents, so it should just be a matter of cutting 3 holes and plopping them in,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-14-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Defroster vents

I’ve made more progress on the dash with a focus on defroster ducts and openings. The A/C & heater unit I put in the car has 2 ports for defrosters and of course, there’s very little extra room in...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-20-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Post Cup holder

I’ve been busy preparing the GTO body work for paint. I haven’t been posting progress pics as this type thing is not that special. I’ve been also tending to some other small things when I need a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-13-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 313,645
Posted By heinke
Marcus: for the locks on the C5GTO, I didn't want...

Marcus: for the locks on the C5GTO, I didn't want the extra weight of power silenoids, etc, so the solution I came up with was to use the throttle levers/cables from a lawn mower. My solution looks...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-11-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Yes, the C5GTO also has air conditioning. I live...

Yes, the C5GTO also has air conditioning. I live in the hot part of California and so it's quite needed. The air scoops on the hood will just send air down over the exhaust headers instead of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-26-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 313,645
Posted By heinke
Marcus: Great job in getting the latches inside...

Marcus: Great job in getting the latches inside the door. I used those same latches on my GTO project and could not come up with a way to keep them completely inside the inner door frame. I still...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-25-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Marcus: you have a keen eye and are very...

Marcus: you have a keen eye and are very intuitive about practical matters. These scoops in fact will serve as the primary handle to lift the hood the first couple of inches. The original GTOs have...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-25-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,959
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Mark: thanks for the tip! I had been told...

Mark: thanks for the tip! I had been told cracking is an issue on the headlight covers. Now I know how best to avoid it :D
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