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    [General] Woot! Last night I got my new rear suspension...

    Woot! Last night I got my new rear suspension almost completely built on both sides!! I did mess up and knocked the helicoil in the rear brake caliper mount loose. I didn't realize that's what it...
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    A week later, and some more progress! It really...

    A week later, and some more progress! It really feels like its coming together and starting to look like a complete frame! Big news is that the powder coating came in! 90% of the parts look great,...
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    [General] Today I got my replacement auto transmission...

    Today I got my replacement auto transmission almost ready to attach back to the engine!

    The big issue I was having was with the shift cable - the transmission came with the shift cable cut, just a...
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    I was really hoping to get a lot more done over...

    I was really hoping to get a lot more done over this past week, since I took the week off to work on the car. But unfortunately I didn't get my powder coating order back and those parts make up most...
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    [General] A bit of frustration with the DeLorean...

    A bit of frustration with the DeLorean restoration - I had an ETA on my powder coating to be done on Friday, and hadn't heard anything, so I called in and they said it won't be ready til mid to late...
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    [General] Congrats!!! How's the condition of the car? ...

    Congrats!!! How's the condition of the car?

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    I spent most of the evening working on the frame. The fuel line compression fittings came in today, so those are all installed now, plus new fuel...
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    It's been a very productive and fruitful two...

    It's been a very productive and fruitful two weeks!

    First - the TIG welder got the parts back, and they look excellent! Most of the repairs were very minor, and the total was $120. He wasn't able...
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    [General] Just picked up all the items sent off for zinc...

    Just picked up all the items sent off for zinc plating - DAMN it's awesome!! They look so good!!!

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    Total came out to like $350 after tax, and it was well worth it. I also found a place to...
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    [General] I've officially started work on assembling the...

    I've officially started work on assembling the frame! I've only got a handful of parts at this point, but tonight I was able to get the body bolt brackets onto the frame (this is the stainless steel...
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    [Frame & Body] Resurrecting a long dead unanswered thread... :)...

    Resurrecting a long dead unanswered thread... :)

    I've got a brand new stainless steel frame and a pile of pipe clips. I'd love it if someone already had a map of where they are all supposed to go...
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    Another two weeks, and I'm ready for another...

    Another two weeks, and I'm ready for another update!!

    I'm really nearing the end of the process of getting all the parts ready to start rebuilding. The first big news is that I was able to find a...
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    [General] I spent about 5 hours working on the restoration...

    I spent about 5 hours working on the restoration today. All of the cast aluminum parts that need to go out for TIG welding are ready to go (rear hub carriers, front knuckles, transmission case), the...
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    Wow, time sure flies - it's been another two...

    Wow, time sure flies - it's been another two weeks and I'm ready for another update.

    Using ADO/VisualStudio.com for project management has been a god send. Seriously - it keeps me on track and...
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    Look what I got!! 64275 64278 64276 The new...

    Look what I got!!

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    The new frame is here! It was an ordeal to get - nothing to do with DPI, but the shipping company I chose (Road Runner) did not take care of me as a...
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    [General] Yes, this is a great point! I'm marking my data...

    Yes, this is a great point! I'm marking my data sheet with whatever markings they have on the bolt (if I can read them!) - it seems that most of the stock bolts are rated as 8.8 and appear zinc...
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    [General] That's great! I think a crowd-sourced project...

    That's great! I think a crowd-sourced project like that would be awesome. I have a few other projects going on at the moment, but perhaps I can bring something to life in mid-2021 - I have all of...
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    [General] Nut, bolt, washer size guide?

    I'm looking at replacing a wide array of nuts, bolts, screws, and washers on my frame due to them being rusted out and I've broken a handful. I'm using the parts manuals and the DMCH website, and...
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    [General] The stainless steel frame has arrived! I'll do a...

    The stainless steel frame has arrived! I'll do a more proper post and video soon. In the mean time, I've been working on de-rusting all of the things that are going back on the frame, and I've...
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    [Frame & Body] Definitely interested to follow this!! My main...

    Definitely interested to follow this!!

    My main issue with the interior isn't sound issues, but the SMELL. This thing smells like an old boat on the inside. I've heard that the foam or maybe the...
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    I'll give you a suggestion. :) I am a...

    I'll give you a suggestion. :) I am a programmer, but for many years I dabbled in electrical engineering and have done circuit design and stuff, mostly for digital electronics, and I'm actually...
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    [Wanted] I haven't seen a DeLorean for under $15k except...

    I haven't seen a DeLorean for under $15k except for scams for the last few years. I saw Hoovie (YouTube) got one for $15k at auction and spent another $15k fixing the issues and sold it (price...
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    [General] Today I checked out of work a little earlier than...

    Today I checked out of work a little earlier than usual and had everything setup so I could clean up all of my coolant pipes! Some of them have a lot of black gunk on them, and they're just...
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    #5510 is now located in Mill Creek, WA I took...

    #5510 is now located in Mill Creek, WA

    I took the body off and stripped the frame down bare and I'm pretty sure the frame number was painted over, so it will remain a mystery forever.
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    [Suspension] Here's the two that are posted on DeloreanGo: ...

    Here's the two that are posted on DeloreanGo:

    https://www.deloreango.com/us/lower-ball-joint.html

    https://www.deloreango.com/us/lower-ball-joint-delorean-europe.html

    I assume the first ones,...
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    [General] I've done some various things on the DeLorean...

    I've done some various things on the DeLorean over the past ~2 weeks:

    It took only two tries, and I was able to remove the broken bolt shown in my previous video - used the Flux core welder to...
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