Would love to have a clean shop like that. Would also like to be working from home, I might be able to make some big progress then. March 22nd my Pro Street project body goes under the blaster to see what all I have left to work with.
Great setup. You seem to have a clean and relatively safe, well thought out work space. However, be careful with the cinder blocks under the body. Take extra care or precautions if you will be under that at any time. I have seen/experienced in the past where cinder blocks have given way unexpectedly with no warning.
It looks like you have built wooden jigs for your frame and other projects. I'd feel better if you had a wooden jig for the body. Plus you have put casters on it and move the body around where the cinder blocks are fixed/stationary.
Otherwise, very impressive work!
For the above two posts - were they able to get inside the boxed frames at all and treat those surfaces?
John, check out UMI Performance - they are based in PA (heart of steel country) and all parts are made in the USA. They are also cheaper than Global West. I'm not 100% sure what they have for a '69, but all their stuff I've put on my '68 has been great.New control arms showed up with this going on:
Everywhere is out of stock on them so no idea when I'll be able to get a replacement. These are American-made and I'm trying to keep the car in as many US parts as possible but to move forward I'm going to have to buy a set of the Chinese knock-offs to mock up the assembly. I don't relish the idea of doing it twice but it will be interesting to put up a side by side comparison with new parts from Global West and wherever the copies are coming from.
I looked at the Ridetech option but I'm a little wary of how much travel I'll be getting out of their control arms for a street car, plus I've already got expensive adjustable shocks that I don't want to replace with expensive struts.