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This is a discussion on My 1969 Chevy Nova within the Classic Muscle forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by pajeff02 I usually blast and wire wheel the bolts. I used to paint them, but they would ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I usually blast and wire wheel the bolts. I used to paint them, but they would always chip on installation. I picked up a black oxide kit last year and have used it quite a bit. The whole kit was around $60-70 and gives a factory look to the bolts. Granted, it does not provide the best rust protection, but so far has held up well on all the suspension and frame bolts on our Cutlass.

    I know Eastwood now offers a black oxide kit. I purchased mine through Caswell, Inc. Here are some pics of the rear sway bar end link bolts for our Trans Am in the blackening solution (no current required like some metal coatings):

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    What's the process on the black oxide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad283 View Post
    What's the process on the black oxide?
    The parts are first degreased, blasted and/or wire wheeled. They are then dipped in the black oxide solution, which is a concentrate mixed with water, for approximately 5-10 minutes. Upon removal, the parts are blown dry and are then dipped in a sealer for another 5-10 minutes before removal. I let them set overnight to air dry before handling. I believe the Caswell site has an on-line video of the process that you can watch.

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    Nice project! Dammit now you have me missing mine. Had a 73 hatchback L6/PG, 69 307/350, 69 dunno what was original it had a crate 350/350, and a 70 with 307/350 all at different times of course. I love them. I got alot of stuff from chevy2only, http://www.chevy2only.com/chevy2only/index.html. They were usually cheaper than the rest and even sold used stuff. Damn too bad I just saw this thread I threw out a whole crate full of misc Nova parts that were hard to find . Good luck great project.

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    I've made a bunch of progress since i posted last.

    Carpet: I ripped it in a few spots, so it's toast. But that's all right ... The padding is all patchy underneath it which would create an uneven floor. If you're gonna do it, do it right.



    Front drivers side ... Toast, needs to be replaced



    Front passenger side: No visible holes, but I may replace it anyway



    Rear drivers side: Some rust, but I don't think it needs to be replaced



    Rear passenger side: Best one, definitely not replacing it.


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    Fenders + radiator support off



    Old as$ wiring harness out



    Bare interior firewall & dash



    Three on the tree, not for me ... Buh bye





    The engine and trans are going to be pulled next week sometime. Then the subframe will be coming out and inspected. If it's good, then it'll be blasted and powder coated

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    My my... you have been the busy little bee haven't you...

    Three on the tree is not for you, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    My my... you have been the busy little bee haven't you...

    Three on the tree is not for you, huh?
    I've been doing my best. I had to post in the emergency forum over on pro-touring.com because I couldn't separate the steering arm from the inner tie rod. Turns out, I wasn't hitting it hard enough.

    The three on the tree is not for me. I will be finding a t56 to mate to a LS1, and that'll be a floor shift.

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    Looking good. Not sure what your intentions are on suspension pieces, subframe and such, but check into POR-15 (Paint Over Rust). I have used that on a couple of our cars and it really does a nice job. Just have to make sure you use the topcoat on any exposed pieces as the base product is not UV resistant. I apply it with a foam brush and because it is so thin the final look is always nice and smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Looking good. Not sure what your intentions are on suspension pieces, subframe and such, but check into POR-15 (Paint Over Rust). I have used that on a couple of our cars and it really does a nice job. Just have to make sure you use the topcoat on any exposed pieces as the base product is not UV resistant. I apply it with a foam brush and because it is so thin the final look is always nice and smooth.
    I'm going to have the subframe media blasted and then powdercoated, as there's a lot of build up gunk on the frame from something leaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad283 View Post
    I'm going to have the subframe media blasted and then powdercoated, as there's a lot of build up gunk on the frame from something leaking.

    Leaks on old cars are sometimes good. Keeps things from getting rusty underneath. Seriously, even if you powdercoat the subframe it's a good idea to POR the inside of the rails. A foam brush taped to a wooden dowel will reach about 95% of the inside surfaces. It really depends on the powdercoat shop as to how much coverage you will get otherwise.

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    Motor and trans are out






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    You're just moving right along

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    You're just moving right along
    I'm trying ... I'm getting close to getting it blasted

    I gotta do some work on the rear and the doors, as far as taking out the weather stripping and glass.

    That'll be Thursday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad283 View Post
    I'm trying ... I'm getting close to getting it blasted

    I gotta do some work on the rear and the doors, as far as taking out the weather stripping and glass.

    That'll be Thursday
    How much time a day are you able to devote to this? Seems to me you're making really good progress in a relatively short time.

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    looks like it'll be a hell of a ride when you done

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    How much time a day are you able to devote to this? Seems to me you're making really good progress in a relatively short time.
    I'm a nurse, so therefore I work 3 days a week and that's full time. I have an almost two year old. Right now he takes approximately 3 hour naps. So I usually work on the car 9 hours a week. But I know exactly what I'm going to do before I do it so I'm not jumping around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shermanator86 View Post
    looks like it'll be a hell of a ride when you done
    Thanks, I sure hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad283 View Post
    I'm a nurse, so therefore I work 3 days a week and that's full time. I have an almost two year old. Right now he takes approximately 3 hour naps. So I usually work on the car 9 hours a week. But I know exactly what I'm going to do before I do it so I'm not jumping around.

    A man with a plan... I like that

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    Nice to see continued progress. Any breakage or have you found any scary stuff on what you have apart so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Nice to see continued progress. Any breakage or have you found any scary stuff on what you have apart so far?
    Nope, not really ... I've taken the entire car apart thus far with elbow grease and hand tools. I don't have a compressor, so any rusted bolts or whatever have been a little tricky, but I've gotten then off.

    I ran into a problem separating the steering arm from the outer tie rod, but turns out I wasn't hitting it hard enough to get it apart.

    The only real problem is the front floor pan which I posted pics on in post 84.

    The sub frame has a lot of gunk on it which should come off when it gets blasted.

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