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Old 01-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #41
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Ghost, yeah I did notch the frame. Then I had a bunch of friends jump up and down on it to make sure I had clearance. Yours is looking good also. Looks like AC is on the list. So is this where you are now or is this something that was done a while back? Did you have to have a custom cut drag link made or did you make it your self? Im thinking about buying the two taps and doing it my self.

Save your self the hasstle and have speedway do it for 80$
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #42
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Very nice. (I really like my chevys.)
There is a guy here in Colorado selling the complete cowl from a 32 chevy including the windshield framing on craigs list. $85.00 if he still has it?
I did buy that 32 cowl. Kinda rough, but it will be good for parts.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #43
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Carl5Coupe, how do you do it? My wife just walks in the garage, smiles, shakes her head and walks out.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:54 PM   #44
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I'm running drums on the rear, the rear I bought today has just about new breaks on it and the drums are in great shape. I'm thinking that all I have to do is hook up the break lines and go, so I'm good there. I bought a proportioning valve to help with the pressure between the front and rear. I can run the break lines after I build the X bracing on the frame and mount the master cylinder. Here we gooooo and the swamp man says!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #45
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I hope that I don't need anything but glass on my 31, I have a glass guy at work that will be buying my glass from and he thinks has a supplier for rubber. Does anybody know where to get the windshield and side glass rubber?

As for the wife, I met her when she was putting air shocks on her Bonneville back in the day. All I had to do was hand her the tools. She is the best.

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Old 01-23-2011, 08:51 PM   #46
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I'm running drums on the rear, the rear I bought today has just about new breaks on it and the drums are in great shape. I'm thinking that all I have to do is hook up the break lines and go, so I'm good there. I bought a proportioning valve to help with the pressure between the front and rear. I can run the break lines after I build the X bracing on the frame and mount the master cylinder. Here we gooooo and the swamp man says!!
Proportioning valve is a good idea, but you will also need if your master cylinder is under the floor is a #10 residual valve for the rear and a #2 residual valve for the front to keep the fluid from rolling back towards the master culinder and loosing your brakes.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:31 PM   #47
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Proportioning valve is a good idea, but you will also need if your master cylinder is under the floor is a #10 residual valve for the rear and a #2 residual valve for the front to keep the fluid from rolling back towards the master culinder and loosing your brakes.
Thanks Ghost
I will be making an order with Speedway this week and I will get the valves on order. I found that the Vega steering box need the pitman arm replaced. The stock one won't work, I'm also going to get a the drag link. Things are looking better.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:40 PM   #48
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I twisted my back last Sunday so work has been slow this week. I put in the new rear I had to move the spring plates to align with the springs, I tacked the rear in place but will need to be adjusted after the motor is in. I also painted the front rims and mounted the tires. I hope to mock up the motor again this week after I paint it. The motor will need a rebuild I'm sure but for now I'm going to clean it up, put it in and see how things fit.

I moved up the motor mounts to make some room for the steering box. I hope its not to high. Can it be to high, if so is there a height that I should be looking for?

I have a set of 10X15 rims but it seems that tires are expensive. I might go back with 8" rims just to help the cost. Any input on tires would be a help.






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Old 01-30-2011, 06:41 PM   #49
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It's looking good Carl, Can't wait to see you burning some rubber
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #50
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I'm not to fond of IFS on fenderless cars. That said , I don't think my Chevy came out too bad. My 1st build.
Keep up the good work. I have subscribed. FYI I am now working on stitching up my interior.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:33 PM   #51
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Looks good, for the windshield and side glass rubber, you might try I&I Reproduction, they have a bunch of stuff for Chevy's from 29 to 54.

They are in California, 562-531-8117
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:40 PM   #52
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I'm not to fond of IFS on fenderless cars. That said , I don't think my Chevy came out too bad. My 1st build.
Keep up the good work. I have subscribed. FYI I am now working on stitching up my interior.
Hey Bob
I like the pictures, Your ride looks great. I was checking out the stearing column install. I have a full size tilt column I was thinking of installing but some one told me to use a front wheel drive column since it is shorter. not sure what to do.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:43 PM   #53
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Looks good, for the windshield and side glass rubber, you might try I&I Reproduction, they have a bunch of stuff for Chevy's from 29 to 54.

They are in California, 562-531-8117
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Keep the pictures coming.
Thanks Kettleman, I will call them this week.

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Old 01-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #54
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Hey Bob
I like the pictures, Your ride looks great. I was checking out the stearing column install. I have a full size tilt column I was thinking of installing but some one told me to use a front wheel drive column since it is shorter. not sure what to do.
My column is out of a Buick. 70's vimtage. Can't get much fiuller size then that. All depends on the angle you want and clearences.I could have dropped mine another 1". I did use 2 knuckles in the linkage.
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Carl, I have stacks of Chevy links to suppliers if u need some.
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Looking good Carl. Bob, I might be able to use some of those supplier links if you don't mind.
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Thanks, Bob! that was quick. Jim
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:44 PM   #59
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Looking good!It's got 1/8" metal for the floor? Thats got to weigh a ton!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:50 PM   #60
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Looking good!It's got 1/8" metal for the floor? Thats got to weigh a ton!
The body is heavy but it looks good. I don't think its going anywhere. Plenty to weld to.

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