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Projects 1949 chevy styleline project progress

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 49styleline, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Styleliner
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    Did you have any trouble with mounts or space fitting in the auto trans...? Did you have to replace axle? Reading whole thread now in case you stated it already. Thanks.
     
  2. 49styleline
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    I'm not using my auto trans for now. Mabey later down the road il put it in.
     
  3. 49styleline
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    started frenching the headlights. im exited because this is my first kustomization on the car and im doing it all by myself without my dads help. i had to grind the old screws off, then ground the ring around the bucket off. now it will be mounted behind the fender instead of the front. this will recess the headlight about a quarter of a inch. then i will weld the headlight bezel on witch will extend the fender around the headlight. there's a pic with stock headlights and one of how it sist into the fender now after frenching without the bezels welded on yet.
     

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  4. Styleliner
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    More pics the better!
     
  5. wizzard23
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    Super job. Keep up the great work!
     
  6. 49styleline
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    once i weld the headlight bezel onto the fender il post more pics.
     
  7. 49styleline
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    thanks!
     
  8. BadLuck
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    this is turning out great! Keep at it!
     
  9. 49styleline
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    I bought new plugs and points and checked the firing order and the timing and it still ran like crap but then I bypassed the tank and hooked it up to a can of fresh gas and it ran like a top. So I drained the tank and took the gas tank out to try to clean it out. Anyone know of a good cleaning agent to clean the tank? ImageUploadedByTJJ1369068260.222933.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1369068271.919221.jpg


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  10. Styleliner
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    I used lacquer thinner a half gallon at a time but do be careful. Add some river rocks and agitate it a bit.... drain, repeat 3 or 4 times. And let it dry out a few days
     
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  11. johnwd98
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    I used pressure washer soap with phosphatizer and a couple hands full of marble sized rocks in the tank. I then jacked up one side of my lawn tractor and, ratchet strapped it to the wheel and let it idle. A friend stopped by and had to take pictures. He thought it was pretty funny!
     
  12. GassersGarage
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    Take it to a radiator shop. They can clean it out.
     
  13. 49styleline
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    Got some trunk pans and trim in the mail today ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369516269.190734.jpg

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    Started on trunk

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    More to come later today. I should be able to have it tacked in today at least.
     
  14. Cruiser
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    Here'a a good place to down size your pictures when needed.


    http://www.shrinkpictures.com/


    Your Chevy is looking very cool, your going in the right direction. :D


    CRUISER :cool:
     
  15. Nice build. I just picked up a 50 styleline thia week. pretty fun to drive! I will be starting a build log on mine as soon as I get some parts gathered up.
     
  16. 49styleline
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    updates: got the trunk in and tank flushed, need to undercoat the bottom of the trunk and put the tank in and that will wrap that up

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    The truck was more my dads work unfortunately because I had finals week.

    Now for the fun stuff, I've got the headlight rings mostly welded in il finish once we get some more wire. It ain't pretty but I'm using flux core mig so its not too smooth. eventually I wanna get a tig.
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    I gotta stop leaning on freshly welded metal this is the second tipe this month!
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    And here's what I've got now

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  17. 49styleline
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  18. 49styleline
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    sure are fun to drive I just about got mine back in a semi drivable state. good luck with your '50 I'll keep an eye out for your build thread :)
     
  19. 49styleline
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    Today I undercoated the bottom on the new truck pans and I finished the welding on the headlight. I ground down the welds and put some fiber glass filler on.
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  20. 49styleline
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    its starting to come together:) cant wait to get it back in primer so i can see it all smooth and nice.

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  21. heavymetal01
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    how much? how many miles?
     
  22. heavymetal01
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    how much for 6 & tranny
     
  23. 49styleline
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    i paid 300 for them both and i cant remember the exact number but they were pretty low mileage. they were pulled out of a kiddie train at a zoo so they didnt go over like 6 mph around a small track most there life.
     
  24. 49styleline
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    Light weight body filler ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1371620802.546160.jpg
     
  25. 49styleline
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    I'm real happy with how it looks.. Now time to start on the other one! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1371660453.322162.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1371660471.032518.jpg
     
  26. best2923
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    looking good man
     
  27. 49styleline
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    Thanks!
     
  28. 49styleline
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    Took the fender of to French the headlight and found the the inner fender and heater box all rotted away from the battery tray down. Nothing like some un expected rust repare ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1372525773.977893.jpg
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  29. 49styleline
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    Update: been shooting sandable primer on different things and blocking them. While I've been working on body work and frenching the other headlight my dad did a really good job on the trunk it looks brand new ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1373136315.944238.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1373136334.818541.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1373136350.586304.jpg
     
  30. 49styleline
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    Here's my next project after the 49. It will be a longtime from now but once I will be rebuilding and hopping up this 305 small block chev and it will go into my 49. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1373343881.444625.jpg
     

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