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Projects 1941 Chevy Sedan Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Voh, May 8, 2011.

  1. buick bill
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
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    buick bill
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    just found your thread .thnx to rainy day and corona ! likin what im seein ! keep on keepi on . ive got a 41 sd coupe . my latest obsesion . kinda going a little different route .235 3spd. etc. .stock trans. and rear for now .but im going to do a 69 nova 3spd and rear.real soon. did you use the stock rear leafs? ive been told if you flip frnt to back the pins come out in the right location !? my frnt steered as bad as yours and everyone elses . had the stock shocks rblt and it steers way better but i havnt got a real alginement yet , so im hopeful it will be alot better! probably will end up not happy that i didnt go with the pinto setup , but i was trying to keep it period correct ! anyway , grt car .ill be watching the progress . these 41s are totally kool .luv the direction your going 41-chevy-spec-deluxe-2-630x420.jpg 1941-Chevrolet-Special-Deluxe.jpg
     
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  2. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    Couple of questions. On both sides, have some issues at the outer edges of the taillight pad, including a couple of holes. Looks like someone even brazed it at some point. I have been trying to decide what the best plan of attack might be. One of which is frenching the factory taillights. Any suggestions?
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  3. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    from Oregon

    [QUOTE="buick bill, post: 13822524, member: 70121 did you use the stock rear leafs? ive been told if you flip frnt to back the pins come out in the right location !? [/QUOTE]

    No, incorrect. The rear springs have the same distance centering pin to eye both directions. But what you can do is disassemble the stack, and use a carbide 3/8" drill bit to drill a new center hole in the main leaf. Then the other leafs can be bolted back to the stack to make it centered. Usually have to remove or trim the longest leaf before reassembling though.
    My '39 Chev coupe sat way too high, so I tossed all but my main leaf, and used flatter leafs from a '58 Chev 1/2 ton front axle. I put 3 on for a total of 4 leafs, to get the stance I wanted.
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  4. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    Little work here and there on it this weekend. But rolled it out both days to clean the shop and look at it outside. IMG_6414[1].JPG
     
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  5. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Always better to get them outside so you can stand further back and really see what's going on with the stance. Working up close all the time is almost like building them with blinders on your eyes! Until you can get back, you just don't know for sure what you have going.
     
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  6. long island vic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2002
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    60 s internat8onal pickup front springs are the correct center
     
  7. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    Was able to get into the shop a bit this weekend. Got the taillights frenched in.
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    Many stated how the factory lights are iconic, but there were some issues with the mounting pad areas.
     
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  8. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    The taillights compliment the new recessed turn signals.
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  9. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    Chipping away on different parts of the project. This weekend I was able to get a couple coats of paint on the dash. IMG_7796[1].JPG
     
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