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Projects 1951 chevy hard top Freshening up/Rebuild

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56 ford custom, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Well I purchased this car from a buddy of mine that bought it from a man out of state. My buddy needed it out so I was first over there with my truck and trailer, had it loaded up and was on my way. It runs and drives but its still a project. Many things I don't like about it so I will be going through just about everything on this car.

    So here are a few pic of it:
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    Nasty tail lights,bumber and fuel cell
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    There you have it.
     
  3. The carb isnt the greatest and the kickdown/linkage is crap. What can I do? Who sells a kit for it?
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  4. Inked Monkey
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    What were they thinking with that dash?
     

  5. What were they thinking when they did everything they did to the car....
     
  6. 55Hydramatic
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    What you don't like it!?? hahahaha What happened to that thing...
     
  7. I honestly dont know....haha. I got it on a deal and plan to change alot on it. Im trying to figure out the throttle linkage/kickdown issue. Then the gas tank swap.
     
  8. 4Door51
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    Atleast u have a good body to build what u want out of it..
     
  9. 49ratfink
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    not sure which I like best, the dash or the rear end treatment.
     
  10. Very true!!



    So what can be done about the kickdown (slider rod) and linkage? It doesnt look good nor do I think it works right. Another thing is I have a new mustang tank that I want to mount in the trunk. I am told to make a frame for it so ot strengthens the floor. I know somebody here has done this. Please post some pics.
     
  11. deto
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    I vote dash
     
  12. captainjunk#2
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    this turd has been over polished and it still wont shine , ugh the dash and tail lites are really bad , hope you redo it to something to be proud of .
     
  13. You have a good start there but I'll be the one to ask.....Does that dash at least function ???
     
  14. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota


  15. Actually some of the dummy lights work haha
     
  16. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
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    They sell a couple different styles of brackets at the parts store. Run around $25. I had to try a couple different ones before I found one that I could modify to work!
     
  17. I finally received the fuel neck and cap from Tanks Inc. I am very pleased.
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  18. thesupersized
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    i dig the shit out of them radiused wheel wells.
     
  19. Oh dear God, im glad you rescued it while you did... Next thing you know it woulda been on an S10's chassis !
     
  20. how do you plan on venting your fuel tank?
     
  21. Thanks!! I thought it looked good with the supremes
     
  22. So am I. Its going to take some time but worth it.
     
  23. This is basically how im looking into making the breather.

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  24. clean and simple.
     

  25. Yes exactly.



    The questions I have are do these tanks need to be sealed inside and out? If so how? And with what?
     

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