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Old 04-05-2009, 11:35 PM
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:52 AM
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just a question, what do you do Steve for a living I noticed the Sika Products.
I do a lot of caulking of precast & insitu as well as concrete patching/repairs.. I used to caulk full-time, but am just labouring at the moment doing a little bit of everything
What do you do? Do you use Sika?
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:17 AM
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I do a lot of caulking of precast & insitu as well as concrete patching/repairs.. I used to caulk full-time, but am just labouring at the moment doing a little bit of everything
What do you do? Do you use Sika?
I thought it was just a lifetime supply of seam sealer!
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:06 PM
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Sika stuff through Bursons or whoever is a rip off. Good stuff, just deadly on price.
I use 3M on the Camaro.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:59 PM
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Thanks guys.. More to come..


I do a lot of caulking of precast & insitu as well as concrete patching/repairs.. I used to caulk full-time, but am just labouring at the moment doing a little bit of everything
What do you do? Do you use Sika?
Steve when you get a chance if you are looking for work, then I occassionaly use people that cork. My business sells and installs Bamboo flooring at the premium end of the market, finish is important.

Our group of stores are one of the largest users of sika t55 t53 adhesive products

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Old 05-05-2009, 08:03 PM
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Sika stuff through Bursons or whoever is a rip off. Good stuff, just deadly on price.
I use 3M on the Camaro.
I forgot to add, if you want sika products i should be able to do a good price you and others on this site, as long as its purchased by carton.

what products do you use for the car side of things?
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:43 PM
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Thanks a heap Paul..
On the Camaro, I have used 3M seam sealer for the firewall and caulk sold in bead from www.amkproducts.com for stuff like inner door splash sheilds and fasteners through firewalls & such.



I buy the 3M sealer from GMH.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:35 PM
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The firewall was done before the subframe. I had a firewall done for it ages ago by a panel shop, but when I dismanted the car, I found rust bubbles in the seam from where they left metal exposed. Geez!
(Note to self: Don't pay some idiot to do what you can do better yourself.)

In order to totally redo the dash-abortion, I bought a complete bulkhead shell of a smashed up 69 Camaro out the US. The original firewall was very good for detail, information and a few doner parts too.



A lot of the work was done before I got a camera, so there's not as much to show during the early stages..
Naturally, I wanted a factory-looking firewall. Not a fan of bland flat firewalls, a factory looking firewall was a much bigger challenge and much better looking in my opnion. It also accomodates things that belong in engine bays too.

Firstly, I robbed the bulkhead of the center creased section and fitted it.



In this pic, you can also see that the recess for the park brake cable has been swapped over, and the return of the "X" where air from the heater used to pass through.


The next step was to form a piece of sheet for where the column and brake booster pass through/mount. This is probably my 2nd or 3rd attempt. I had never done it before and was giving myself a crash-course in sheet metal working.
Checking for fit with exhaust and the original subframe.


I used an original piece (turned over) for where the column passes through.


..and (mostly) welded in place.


The other side simply got a piece of flat sheet as it will be covered by the heater cover.
I had a RHD fibreglass heaterbox, that I just wasn't happy with. I pondered for hours over a LHD cover wondering how to convert it until I realised I just had to build one from scratch....

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Old 07-05-2009, 08:54 PM
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Got an old dinosaur Swage & Jenny. Very handy to form the caulk-bead-recess in the heater cover.




Trace around an original LHD cover..


Roll the bead..


Lip the edges with hammer, chisel and my trusty train-track-anvil.





Attach the side..




Make the top.. (Easy.. -just a few folds. )


Trim the sides (be careful!)
..and attach the top.


Neat huh?



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Old 07-05-2009, 09:14 PM
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3M seam sealer, applied messy, just like the factory!
Also, crayon markings for pure wank-value. You may have seen restorations with white crayon written on top of the firewall paint.. This is wrong. The worker would write certain options on the firewall BEFORE it was painted. The crayon marks would then show under the paint, which didn't matter to GM..
After all, it's just an engine bay..


The options I have are "Tux" for Tuxedo Black. "N10" for dual exhaust. "D80" for front & rear spoiler. "M35" for Powerglide. "OK" which was often written there and some other typical crapola..
Like I said.. pure wank-value and just for fun.
..and in case you're wondering, no "PTB" because that was only a Norwood thing. LA cars never had those stamps.

Needless to say, I'm quite pleased with the result because it simply looks factory original. ..but RHD.


..OK, so there's a System 1 filter there!!

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Old 07-05-2009, 09:20 PM
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Geez Steve.. you do alright hey.. im impressed, you must have some patience.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:22 PM
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How much crap do you find in your system 1 filter?
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:27 PM
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I forgot to say.. ..and RHD drivers will appreciate this..
You don't have to be tall to realize that there's not much leg room in the passenger floor once the pedals have been installed there..
So I added and extra 2". It accomodates the pedals well, and from the outside, it's not noticable at all.

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Old 07-05-2009, 09:30 PM
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How much crap do you find in your system 1 filter?
Enough to scare me..
You'd be surprised at how much crud is normal..

Awesome filters though.. It you read them properly, you can get on top of a problem well before it becomes one, and they're a good learning tool -as silly as it may sound.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:33 PM
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Enough to scare me..
You'd be surprised at how much crud is normal..

Awesome filters though.. It you read them properly, you can get on top of a problem well before it becomes one, and they're a good learning tool -as silly as it may sound.
I agree some of my mates see whats in my filter that is normal and cant believe it, they just dont cut their paper filters up and inspect " what they dont know wont hurt em"...

Your dead right about learning cos you can tell exactly the source of the impending failure.

Great filters worth the every cent, (180 bucks i think)
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