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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. low budget
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    Careful there Ky brother, direct conversation on anything that wasnt around pre 65 will get booted.
    Just a friendly heads up....looks like youve got some cool stuff goin on so would like to see you stick around;)
     
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  2. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Thanks, sorry bout that. It's gone
     
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  3. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Mr. Scotty is sending me a brake pedal assy, once that gets here I'll get going on this sexy beast. Gotta gets me a radiator and get the brakes lined out. Then cut the door glass. I've got some exterior chrome that I'm not gonna use if any of you need it. Got boxes of small stuff too. Give me a yell, if you need it you can have it.
     
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    Guess who got back in the garage :) got my brake pedal and box, thanks Scotty! 20191127_174829.jpg 20191127_185021.jpg 20191127_190852.jpg
     
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    I noticed that! I'm thinking I'll paint everything else but leave the pedal so i remember where i got it ;D lol
     
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    Few small differences in the 56 vs 57 pedal box, nothing a drill, portaband, and mig can't fix!
     
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    Little off topic but thought I'd let you in on how big of a pain in the ass it is to take the body off of a 39 Chevy by yourself... IT SUCKED!! But I won.... 20191127_143742.jpg
     
  10. I’ve got one red spindle, came off my buddies 57 210 hard top. I had it on my 55 conv. Now my 56 sedan. It’s going to Stay red!
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    Holeshot.... i can see it now :D 20191128_191700.jpg
     
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    And per scotty t, the keyswitch is on the dash where it was intended lol
     
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  14. Stephen Barrett
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    Welcome Lloyd. I just recently joined and it's been nothing but fun since I did. You won't regret it. Your Chevy's going to be great when it's done. I see you have some skills. Can't wait to see how it comes out. Also is that your C10 in the background? I have a 64 C10 I just put on a 2003 Silverado 4x4 chassis. I'm hoping to have it done soon. Good luck and have fun.
     
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  15. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Thanks man, yeah it's a customer vehicle, put it on a 68ish 4x4 frame. Did you get that flatty straightened out? I've always been a model A guy, this is my first tri 5. Trying to shorten a steering column today, and i picked up a 57 steering wheel this morning. Good way to start the day i guess lol 20191129_104407.jpg 20191129_104437.jpg
     
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    Herein lies a problem, need some help. I got a sweet steering column for my wagon, laying it beside of the original column is the same length. But when i put it in the car it's about 6"longer than it should be. The car has a 605 steering box in it. Is my problem because the input shaft on this box is that much closer to the firewall? It's right at the firewall, so close that the shift levers on the original column won't go outside of the firewall. I don't want to cut up this sexy column. Do i need to source an original box to allow the column to go further out under the hood? Screenshot_20191129-112829_Gallery.jpg 20191129_111953.jpg
     
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  17. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Found it, yeah this sucks lol. 95234279.jpg
     
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  18. wheeldog57
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    This is the stock, manual steering box on my car. It is relatively close to the firewall. Stock power steering box and column are likely different than this. Hope this helps, good luck we are here to help. 20191129_114524.jpg
     
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  19. DOCTOR SATAN
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    My buddy the cobbler ran a stock rear in his '56, big block Chevy power, welded up the spider gears....saw street & strip duty, did great......
     
  20. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Yeah there's no way this is gonna work. When the rag joint is on the box it's damn near inside the car. There is no way for the automatic lever on the bottom of the column to work. The last thing i wanted to do was run a floor shifter, but it looks like my only option other than spending a grand switching the box and one of those fancy looking chrome columns, which I'm not a fan of. Oh well %\
     
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  21. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    This ain't no street strip kinda car, it's more about looking good going slow lol.
     
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  22. DOCTOR SATAN
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    Outta work for low & slow......
     
  23. DOCTOR SATAN
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    Should be good, sorry.....
     
  24. DOCTOR SATAN
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    Also hear a Dana 60 bolts in.....
     
  25. Glad you joined, you'll like it here. :)
     
  26. Stephen Barrett
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    Yeah I have the motor almost out and the new one ready to go in.
     
  27. Elcohaulic
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    If your running a Turbo 400 or 350, the Hurst Autostick I shifter would look right at home in that 57. I have one in my el Camino, I love it! It has gates and shifts super smoothly, it gives the car a real nice gearhead feel.. I bought this shifter on HAMB and another off of e-Bay for parts..

    I think your 57 looks nice in black primer.. Maybe a nice primer job with a shiny set of chrome reverse Series 64 wheels from Summit..

    This is turning into HAMBs Project X. lol Remember Project X from Popular Hot Rodding back in the sixties..
     

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  28. Stephen Barrett
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    I vote no on the floor shifter also. No on the chrome column too. Time to start cutting. Don't be scared. "Anyone can restore an antique but it takes a real man to cut one up"
     
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  29. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Lmao!!!! Man I'm losing my freaking mind here! I've got 5 columns laying here! And I've been threatened if i stick one in it with a key switch lol. I don't know what this column is out of but it's freaking beautiful and it's the one i want to use. Looks like i gotta take it all apart and get cutting
     
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