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33 Chevy on ASC rails

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigheadbaxter, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. are you happy with power window kits? i used their set up in a '38 chevy truck and had to make a physical stop for the arms. without the stop the motor, if someone kept their hand on the button, was strong enough to bend the arms and break the glass.
     
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  2. bigheadbaxter
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    WOW! Fantastic information- not quite there yet. Glad you told me. I would like to compare weight with your doors when they're both complete. Mines rapidly gaining weight. I'm watching your thread and thoroughly enjoy
     
  3. thanks for following. i never took my doors off, and they still have all the wood so i am guessing that they are pretty heavy. the original door hinges are really stout and will handle a lot of weight. i have found on the chevy doors that you need the little bumpers that the factory put in the corners of the opening so when the doors close the rubber wedges the door and keeps it in place. steele has them
     
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  4. nailhead terry
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    Any updates I am ready to go back to work on my Chevy work has been keeping me from it . How's your back I hope your better .We are still moving you don't realize how much crap you accumulate until you move !
     
  5. bigheadbaxter
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    Good to hear from you Terry. I'm still getting stronger everyday. I'm back on the 33 as of this past weekend. Took a small break to enjoy a an O/T project with my son who just got out of the Army. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442844967.312559.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442844986.725116.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442845003.171956.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442845015.587747.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442845060.473955.jpg we finished just as he's going off to college. I'm ready to make serious progress on my own project. Godspeed on the move. Hope to see your build progress on the old H.A.M.B soon
     
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  6. bigheadbaxter
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    I've made some progress here lately. I finished the doors and and cut the window garnish down to size. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453072686.519801.jpg . I only had 3 of 6 pieces of garnish between 2 bodies on the original purchase. Then found all 6 pieces on EBay. But when they arrived I noticed they were the same except the rear side pieces were 1 inch shorter. So I had to lengthen one side with the drop off pieces ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073145.801992.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073174.771439.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073213.652392.jpg not sure what they were originally on but close to the Eagle. Got finished sandblasting and coated with DP40 today ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073520.819769.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073562.369165.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073652.038831.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073734.257596.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453073791.389248.jpg
     
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  7. bigheadbaxter
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    I had also tossed around the idea of getting the hood louvered. Did some searching here on the ol' reliable HAMB and found the number for a source near me. Called Don Ross Fabricating and took it to him one morning and picked it up the next day ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453573667.333734.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453573700.568795.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453573731.833932.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453573935.267045.jpg got it mocked up without the center hinge
     
  8. qzjrd5
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    Beautiful car. Love it!
     
  9. What a nice car you have. Keep posting progress please.
     
  10. bigheadbaxter
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    Thank you gentlemen. Started removing the body for the last time. There's a little welding left and notching the frame for the rear end. All along I had planned on painting the chassis the same color as the body, but I've changed my mind. I think black will be way more fitting
     
  11. bigheadbaxter
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    Got the frame completed. Finished adding the front and rear notches and the dreaded sandblasting done. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1456627948.930542.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1456627977.913348.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1456628001.328825.jpg
     
  12. Katuna
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    Just saw his thread. Gorgeous sedan. Love them early Chevys, although they are a challenge.

    I see you repurpose old a/c equipment too. Noticed you bucket of C oil too. I got these off a job that we retrofitted with Vyper drives. Told the project guys not to bang them up and leave them in the shop. Make great shop cabinets. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1456640378.167143.jpg
     
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  13. Katuna
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    Hey 34, here's one for you.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1456640502.044612.jpg
     
  14. bigheadbaxter
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    I know there are mixed opinions on powder coating. But I love it, it looks like paint and feels like satin. I used someone new and have been so nervous since I dropped it off Monday. Got the call that it was ready for pickup and could hardly concentrate on the job. Very pleased ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457044836.809590.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457044854.775201.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457044880.325564.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457044899.892324.jpg
     
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  15. bubba55
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    Man don't know how I've missed this one - You've done excellent Sir ! - I'm partial to Chevies and yours is looking real good - keep up the great build !
     
  16. bigheadbaxter
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    Worked on the chassis all weekend. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457911583.112054.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457911615.810975.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457911634.977659.jpg .
    Some of this build was based on hope? I used this trans cooler hoping it works well? Anyone used this set up before? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457911808.111183.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457911828.611453.jpg
    My shop crew. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457911865.928237.jpg
     
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  17. I'd be interested to see how that trans cooler works. Do you plan to runs a trans temp gauge? Chassis looks great!
     
  18. bigheadbaxter
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    Good question. I really hadn't planned on it. It's a stock converter and trans. I'll be lucky if the stock 350 even makes 250hp. I really think it should cool fine according to what I've read.
     
  19. Imwalkin
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    I ran a cooler like that on my 39 ford with a turbo 350. Mine was smaller, worked great.
     
  20. bigheadbaxter
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    The under side of the body is complete. Primed, ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458927133.884265.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458927157.637029.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458927179.404002.jpg seam sealed and coated
     
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  21. Wow! Great work! I'll finish my Chevy someday...maybe?!
     
  22. The underside looks great!
     
  23. verno30
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    Lookin' good!!
     
  24. bigheadbaxter
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    Well I finished spraying the skin of lizard inside. Both the sound deadener and the heat barrier. And while avoiding sanding I jumped on something a little lighter. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461022369.149646.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461022407.631553.jpg
     
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  25. Atwater Mike
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    Well planned out job, the body does justice to those rails. (and vice-versa!)
    I've built a couple of Model As on Chevy rails, (excellent choice...the cross section of the Chevies are 1.5" 'thicker' than the Model A)
    Metal "wooding" was well executed, in that you formed all the pieces with your modified bender...patience proved perfection. (those garnish moldings had me nervous...right when you mentioned you were some inches short! Lucky find, and nice work again!)
    Rear bumper idea is pristine! '37 Ford tail lamps look like they grew there...
    Just a concern with the 24 inch rigid tranny cooler lines to frame mounting...
    Will there be some hose between?
     
  26. bigheadbaxter
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    Thanks Mike. Are you thinking I need more flex? Or cushion between the two lines? Do you think there will be movement there? I was thinking there would be very little if any. I can move the lines a little with my hand. I took a pic this morning before I left ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461070510.467990.jpg
     
  27. Kona Cruisers
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    A newer factory line would have about a 6" section of flex line in it somewhere. prevents work hardening cracks and such.
     
  28. i hate rubber lines and avoid them if possible. i might be tempted, if it was mine, to mount the cooler to the two shifter mounts.
    looks great, keep up the good work.
     
  29. Fitnessguy
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    Great build thread and a lot of inspiring work! I get grief for hauling home scrap steel etc but I don't feel bad anymore! Ha ha subscribed!
     
  30. bigheadbaxter
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    Point well taken my HAMB brothers. I may get fancy and work in some more flares and braided hose and fittings
     

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