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Projects 1955 Chevy Southeast Gassers Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Zak Hall, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Zak Hall
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    853933E8-3515-46EF-A5B5-187E3D0265B0.jpeg F1087333-E4BE-4F54-A24F-DEA7D77809CB.jpeg 4B4943E0-8299-4442-B2A1-D6718D2A90CC.jpeg Anybody want an Appalachian car lift? Only 3995$ box tubing and chain fall included.

    Got the body off so we can move a few bars around and tig the cage.
     
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  2. Vanness
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    Nice lift :). Isn’t there a song for that. “That’s how country boys roll”?


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  3. Zak Hall
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    Not a lot of pictures past few days, just finish welding things. Changing a few bars around so they’ll be more pictures to come. I’m kind of just teaching myself to tig weld as I go, never done it before this week. Still figuring out what to set the welder and argon at but I’m starting to get the hang of it.
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    0A124B27-5115-4150-85AD-242B874789EA.jpeg 820CBB6A-4B03-4CC9-ADB9-591E9D24A6C4.jpeg Bent some tubing and changed the rear bars. Still practicing my welding.
     
  5. rawcjw19
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    Did you use mild steel or chrome molly for the cage? I keep thinking I should step up to the tig also


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  6. Zak Hall
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    This cage is chromoly so tigging is rule mandated in nhra. I can’t weld as good with a mig as a tig and I’ve only been at it a couple days. It’s slower but more controlled than mig.
     
  7. saltflats
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    It does take some practice.....Lord knows I need more. :)
     
  8. Zak Hall
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    C42523E5-76B5-4C34-AF29-EBBF47E82E11.jpeg Got the door bars lowered down to a reasonable height. Next is the shoulder bar and the dash bar.
     
  9. Butch M
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    plum crazy would be cool but I really like green
     
  10. Zak Hall
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    Got the knee bars from the main hoop to the frame in, got the dash bar moved and welded in, and got the front end braces welded on. My welds are getting better too. E802044F-779D-46C1-B46E-C2532F712AD4.jpeg A3E0813F-9344-489E-99CD-A3534207D273.jpeg D49A40FB-71C8-4AF5-A95B-9A9C30F8EFCB.jpeg 8FB68F74-1492-4AF6-9ED3-47F9CACA2B2D.jpeg B8E5C402-0D07-4FC1-B24B-193A10315563.jpeg
     
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  11. Zak Hall
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    84EE877B-D5FF-42BD-A2BA-96B6DC05A736.jpeg 00F6726D-199D-4F17-B7C4-FE4621E5812F.jpeg F663E3F0-EAE1-4CF5-81E7-E9FEC02734EF.jpeg 20ABFA7E-A66A-46B0-A395-ACC582694694.jpeg Got the shoulder bar bent and put in. Next is a few braces on the ladder bar crossmember and make the trans crossmember.
     
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  12. Zak Hall
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    F78B4497-C9B3-4D61-B4DE-B0285DF879FF.jpeg Got the crossmember made for dads car. Figured I’d let the cat out of the bag, dads going automatic. He’s still building the car, just decided to run some bracket racing and an auto is cheaper on parts and cheaper overall than a 4 speed.
     
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    879CD970-4430-416E-B17D-90DE4EBD4D0E.jpeg 6B66C75F-96D3-49E1-8EEA-E4DB033CA010.jpeg Jerico goes right in though and he has a fresh rebuilt one. Trying to get him to keep it straight drive...
     
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  14. carryallman
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    you need turn the amps dow {you using a foot control?},always weld uphill,keep a clean tungston,& use a big nozzle cup w/a screen inside -keeps argon in a bigger area- lots of practice & you will be there -car looks good
     
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    Just put the clutch pedal in so he can run with the Southeast gassers and then slide the glide for bracket racing.
    My car will be set up for running both ways. No sense limiting the car while you are building it.
    I will have a glide with a brake and a 5000 stall convertor for bracket racing or running with the groups that allow automatics and my stick shift set up. I might get too old to row a 4 speed.
     
  16. Zak Hall
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    Good plan.
     
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  17. Lookin good Zak. I like the cage.;):)
     
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  18. rawcjw19
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    Looks great! What pinion angle is desirable for a ladder bar setup?


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  19. Zak Hall
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    I’d say 1-2* down.
     
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    2EBAD68B-0D33-46B8-9802-E20A1599C0E3.jpeg Got the shock mount bar in and the shocks mounted. Still pecking away at it.
     
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    87820F9E-07A6-478F-8E1B-0ADFD62792DC.jpeg Welding the underside.
     
  22. saltflats
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    Great progress!!!
    Sure is fun putting them together and taking them apart. :D
     
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  23. Zak Hall
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    The fun part is when you can start putting things on for the final time! Haha
     
  24. Zak Hall
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    AF37E52D-E518-486D-8F33-553B5C7F6E48.jpeg My buddy Bryant is making progress on his 51 shoebox! Sbf 4 speed, this car is gonna be killer.
     
  25. Zak Hall
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    926E8109-0025-4142-A157-C0EE3394582F.jpeg 3ABCE7B8-4901-4A05-B254-D26CC293F145.jpeg Ran out of argon in the middle of everything yesterday so we focused on what we could wire weld today. Got the ladder bar mount gussets made and welded in, and got the front axle hangers welded in place. Also got the diamond plates cut out and ready to weld on the frame where we notched it.
     
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  27. Hang'emHigh
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    Aren't you a little old for playing on the monkey bars Zak?

    Coming right along! Nice work!
     
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  28. Zak Hall
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    Look like a big orangutan in a cage. Haha.
     
  29. Zak Hall
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    Got the seat mounting tabs in and got the underside of the frame painted. Once the paint dries it’ll be ready to flip.
     
  30. Zak Hall
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    81E4C6A4-63F0-4F9B-8CEE-C2571FB41336.jpeg E1FBF1D9-427E-4D41-9BA4-CFA18B02AAF2.jpeg AFE8A291-68CE-4B16-B3AB-F171208D2E0C.jpeg 772A2FB5-01BA-41C5-B73D-E8C9097488BA.jpeg A5A98873-ECEA-4C69-B440-69E43FB4C107.jpeg B719DF25-1847-468B-AED4-4E3C5C24666D.jpeg
    Got the front crossmember in gotta cut the frame in front of it still, but got all the welding finished today and got it back right side up. We’ll have it back rolling soon.
     

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