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Old 09-07-2010, 03:10 PM   #21
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nice work...you wouldn't happen to have any extra bead roller dies laying around, would ya? LOL
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:30 PM   #22
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Do you have a photo from under the car for the Master Cylinder set up?
Here's two:





The angle for shooting those pics werent the best possible and sorry about the crap on the floor.I have to pull it out of the garage and sweep the floor before i start to work with the passengers side..
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:36 PM   #23
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Yep! Cover is in the rear on the Granada. Not a problem so don't worry about the cover being in the rear. Both of my cars have Granada rear ends in them. I have a '47 Ford Street rod (with an 8") and a '51 Hudson Custom (with an 8.8") and have never had a problem with them. Besides, they are less expensive than the other 9"ers.
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Thanks for sharing those pics and thanks for the info!

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Great fabrication, looking good!
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nice work...you wouldn't happen to have any extra bead roller dies laying around, would ya? LOL
Nope,but i got the blueprints for them
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:09 PM   #24
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Thanks for the photos! It looks like you have it tucked up nicely and you did not have the notch the cross member for the brake rod. I am looking to do the same thing and was worried about bottoming out the booster. Looks like you have the solution. Again, many thanks.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:28 AM   #25
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Thanks for the photos! It looks like you have it tucked up nicely and you did not have the notch the cross member for the brake rod. I am looking to do the same thing and was worried about bottoming out the booster. Looks like you have the solution. Again, many thanks.
Good to hear that those pics helped you.There's not much space between the crossmember and the brake rod,about 3/4 inches.
If you want to get the brake booster higher,it will be more complicated.Have to make a notch or a hole to the crossmember for brake rod and have to modify the pedal assembly aswell to get the brake rod in correct line.
No point to go that far with Jamco's kit,its more reasonable to make your own in that case.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:44 AM   #26
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Two weeks ago i was on one weekend trip to Italy and at last weekend i was on 500 mile motorcycle trip,both of them were really worth to go.But i guess i have travelled enough for a while,so at this weekend was time to do something with the shoebox.
So i welded the patch panel to the drivers side rear floor:



I have to clean the garage,take the shoebox out of there and reverse it back to the garage,so i get some room to work with the passengers side.Here's a little peek of what is waiting for me at the passengers side:



Yes,the crappy rocker is filled with the urethane foam.Dont ask me why,i really dont know whats the point with this foam deal and i am not sure do i really want to know.
Well,i guess its somekind of strange humour...
I dont own a sawzall,so i have to borrow one from the work.
I am not going to cut that rocker with angle grinder because of that foam...

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Old 09-19-2010, 10:07 AM   #27
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:53 PM   #28
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Thanks for encouraging.I know that there's a lot work to do,but i've seen a LOT worse projects than this.So,its not bad after all.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #29
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New cars are coming from the factory with foam in the rockers and pillar areas to reduce noise and air movement. There may also be some structural benefit but not much as the foam is fairly soft.

Nice work on the floors and master cylinder fab. Can't wait to see the rest of this build.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:44 PM   #30
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:07 PM   #31
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Thanks guys.I have to say this that i am not going to start whining why there is this and why this is done like that.This is just a build thread about how i am doing it.There are few surprises like this foam deal,but after all i am still pleased about buying this shoebox.

So,i butchered the rocker with sawzall and this was what i found:



The inner rocker didnt look bad at first and i thought that it'll need just few patches.But there was so much pitting on the inner side of it,so i decided to make a new inner rocker:


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Old 10-12-2010, 03:34 PM   #32
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I welded the inner rocker and painted it with primer,i did the same thing to the outer rocker before welding it.



And the outer rocker is welded too...



I guess that the next work will be replacing the front floor brace.
I have to figure out how i brace the body,before taking the old floor brace off...
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:04 PM   #33
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Wow! Very impressive fabrication, keep up the good work!
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:25 AM   #34
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Wow! Very impressive fabrication, keep up the good work!

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:21 AM   #35
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nice rockers well done

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:34 AM   #36
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:20 PM   #37
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Thank you guys!
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #38
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:38 PM   #39
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nice work..one day i will post my shoebox build..i also had to replace all the floorboard, inner and outer rockers, and parts of the quarter panels..the work you already have done is really good..are you doing any other work to the body..i removed and blocked off my fuel filler door..i am also grinding and welding the seam on the rear..hope to french the tail lights..looks like you will be done before mine is..keep up the good work and posts..R.C.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:01 AM   #40
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Thank you guys.Am i going to do any other work to the body?
Well,lets see.
My plan is do the all sheetmetal work to the body and then take the body off from the frame.Then sandblasting to the body and the frame too and paint it with POR-15.
But before that i have to finish the floor,firewall,trunk floor,few patches to the body etc.
And then there will be some work with the doors,fenders and with the trunk lid.
So i guess i am going to do something..
But that work will be mostly boring rust repairing,not so much kustom treatments.
Well,maybe some of that too
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