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1951 Chevy Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HensonSigns, May 28, 2012.

  1. HensonSigns
    Joined: May 25, 2012
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    HensonSigns
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    from Georgia

    Got excited when my lower control arms arrived today. Until..... I opened the package and one of the bushings is missing!!! Minor setbacks.
    http:// [​IMG]
     
  2. Snarl
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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    Looking good so far!

    Not that it matters to you now, but centerline of the axle should be 2" behind the spring bolt. Regardless, In the end, if it looks good, it is good....

    Aftermarket lowering blocks aren't really made to work on '37-54 chevies, you have to make your own because the aftermarket ones don't have any material in the right spot for you to drill the more forward hole needed to capture the spring bolt.

    I hope you are certain of the frontend placement. I always leave the body on the frame and be able to install the front fenders to check wheel postion before fully welding it in....
     
  3. HensonSigns
    Joined: May 25, 2012
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    HensonSigns
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    from Georgia

    Thanks Snarl. I think I have all of my measurements right. I also got the bushing situation resolved. Gambino went out of his way and shipped me some control arms from his shop. They are on backorder from fatman fab. Somehow a bushing was missing. Anyway Gambino and Fatman Fab are great. A new bushing is on the way. Great customer service thanks.
     
  4. LeftCoastErik
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  5. mike805
    Joined: Aug 13, 2010
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    I'll be watching this one closely since I'm building a 52. Subscribed!
     
  6. HensonSigns
    Joined: May 25, 2012
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    HensonSigns
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    from Georgia

    Assembled one side last night. I will get the other done when the replacement bushings come in the next few days. Gotta make a call today and find out if it is normal to have to grind the backing plates so they will mount to the spindles. The radius around the mounting bolt hole is too wide. Trying to round up a 350 transmission this week to replace the t-5, and I will start on the new K member and the 4 link. http [​IMG] ://
     
  7. lawman
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    Very Very nice !!!! Keep posting.
     
  8. Leebo!
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    Leebo!
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    from Yale OK

  9. KustomCars
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  10. mrconcdid
    Joined: Aug 31, 2010
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    mrconcdid
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    from Florida

    Great job so far, I love the fact your family is involved, good move.

    Godspeed
    MrC.
     
  11. HensonSigns
    Joined: May 25, 2012
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    from Georgia

    Went and picked up a transmission tonight. He said it only has a few hundred miles after rebuild he went with a big block and a 700r. Had some amazing trucks and cars in his shop. I will have to do something about the color. Should start work on the motor mounts this weekend. http [​IMG] ://
     
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  12. HensonSigns
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    Also opened the rear diff tonight and found a surprise. Its always the hard way for me. htt [​IMG] p://

    Piece of the pinion gear I found floating around htt [​IMG] p://
     
  13. HensonSigns
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    Got the bushing today. Thanks fatman Fab. Hope to shorten the cups and start working on the rear this weekend.
    htt [​IMG] p://
     
  14. HensonSigns
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    HensonSigns
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    from Georgia

  15. HensonSigns
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    HensonSigns
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  16. Blades
    Joined: May 25, 2006
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    from Chicago

    The best part is your little girls helping. Too cool!!!!
     
  17. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    good job... i always enjoy following along on a early chevy build.
     
  18. loco 52 ragtop
    Joined: Apr 13, 2006
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    If you don't use the four ventshades I'll buy them from you
     
  19. Suicide-D
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
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    from Texas

    For the record I stole that body dolly from you. Thanks. I built it to roll my 53 frame under that 67 cab cuz the 53 is on the roto. That and im 10 pounds of excrement in a 5 pound sack...

    Nice 51 i have a 51 fleetline also.


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  20. greasebandit0801
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    from houston

  21. 53chevtrev
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    Looking good so far!
     
  22. HensonSigns
    Joined: May 25, 2012
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    HensonSigns
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    from Georgia

    Your Body dolly looks great. I have been busy the last few weeks trying to get my 51 Ford Panel truck running right. I have made some progress on the chevy and will try to post it in the next few days.
     
  23. FlemishFleetliner
    Joined: Jul 27, 2012
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    FlemishFleetliner
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    from Belgium

    Doing great like it so far :)

    Gr.
     
  24. Hows the build coming along? Inquirng minds want to know. :D
    -Pat
     
  25. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Very nice work. Cant wait to see it complete.
     
  26. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Looks like you centered the notch on the rear bump stock bolt/rivet? is that right? I'm about to tackle my 51 Coupe and the frame is bare and I'm going to get everything setup with the new rear and frontend first, similar to how you've done.
     
  27. impala631
    Joined: Oct 26, 2012
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    impala631
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    from INDIANA

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