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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ferdyeight, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. evintho
    Joined: May 28, 2007
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    evintho
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    Nice job! I definitely plan to do that to mine. Thanks!
     
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  2. Make sure to measure from the front splash pan to the back of the bumper. Mine was around 3 inches, and I had to trim the front splash pan a little bit.

    Also: the bumper brackets are made of what I can assume is bulletproof tank armor and spring steel. I had to use a machine shop to drill mine out, as it dulled all my good bits trying. And even their machine wasn't very happy drilling the holes.

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  3. Got my dad down visiting and bored while I'm at work, so he knocked out the brackets for the falcon console and the rest of the driveshaft tunnel today. We welded it out and I used automotive seam sealer on all the joints and welds. Tomorrow we will prime and throw a rattle can coat of paint on it to seal it up. Eventually the body of the car will get cleaned off via sand blast or it will get dipped. 20210203_144616.jpeg 20210203_172300.jpeg

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  5. greaser 35
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 680

    greaser 35
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    from FRANCE

  6. Automatic steering column rebuild starts now. Hoping to patch the little rust the car has, get a new steering box in it, new tires, and a couple other odds and ends and then it's back to a daily driver. Wish me luck. Lol 20210204_181113.jpeg

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  7. Anybody good with a 3d printer or have any ideas on having this stuff remade? The last 2 pieces I need for my cruiseomatic column, the shift pointer and the indicator. 20210207_134817.jpeg

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  8. Giant rat fink floor shifter: gone. Also waiting on a few more parts for the automatic column to show up, and gotta order floor pans and some extra sheet metal. 20210210_145939.jpeg

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  9. Got my carpet sample today.. seeing if the supply house has it in bulk. If so, the hamb may have another supply of "trinidad" carpet. Also hoping they have it in black and silver instead of black and gold. Screenshot_20210212-161358_Gallery.jpeg

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  10. 8.8 narrowed this weekend. Need to rebuilt it and mount it later down the road. Don't mind my tig weld, I haven't done tig on pipe since 2012. Lol 20210213_153835.jpeg 20210213_165437.jpeg 20210214_113903.jpeg 20210214_120553.jpeg

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  11. Shift indicator showed up along with spring insulators and a good column shift arm while I was vacationing/narrowing the rear end 20210215_180715.jpeg 20210215_160106.jpeg 20210215_154508.jpeg

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  12. Column: done. New bearings, restored and NOS original parts. Thank you to all the parts and help from the folks on here. 20210216_170021.jpeg 20210216_170036.jpeg

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  13. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
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    from Phoenix,AZ

    Some guys are swapping Ford-O-Matics out for T-5's and will want your old pedal set up so post them in the H.A.M.B. swap meet. You guys with 1952-56 Fords that had a Ford-O-Matic and are swapping to an AOD or C4 lokar has a solution. Part # ACA-1807 for the AOD (ACA-1801 is for a C4) pictured here. 1-oops.jpg 1-oops.jpg
     
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  14. Yessir! I will post that stuff in the near future once I get all the factory clutch stuff out and off the frame. I'm getting parts together to pull the motor and trans, re do the mounts, and I just ordered up that lokar setup for the column shift! Thank you for the info!

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  15. Just know that if you use these Lokar linkages with the AOD that you have to drop the trans pan in order to install the Lokar shifter into the trans. I decided to leave mine on the shelf, for now, until I get to the point of having to drain and drop the AOD pan.
     
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  16. I was looking at that in the install instructions. My AOD is pretty wore out in the car right now. My uncle has another AOD for me but with the covid I can't get over and see him at the moment. I'll just supply the lokar kit to the trans shop so they can install the part when they rebuild the trans, and then I can build new motor and trans mounts and get rid of the sketchy angle iron.

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  17. Steering column fits good, now waiting to buy floorboards and pick up my new transmission. 20210309_175840.jpeg 20210309_175848.jpeg

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  18. Drivers side floor pan showed up today. Gotta order a passenger side and then cut. Likely going to do the rockers at the same time. 20210319_145307.jpeg

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  19. Fuel tank arrived today... gotta love the packaging. Luckily there's no damage. Now I'm on the hunt for new fuel tank straps, as well as a new sender unit. Should be making good progress over the next week or two, replacing the drivers floor pan, rocker panel, body mounts, and getting it drivable again. 20210325_124120.jpeg

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  20. Well: looks like I'm doing the passenger floor pans too. And rocker panel. Damnit. Used dry ice to freeze the sound deadening and chip it off. 20210326_180502.jpeg

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  22. Drivers floor pan almost done. Waiting on por15, weld through primer, and a few other odds and ends. Patched the rust in the toe board and ordered the passenger floor pan. Should have floor pans and trans tunnel done in the next couple weeks. 20210401_170825.jpeg 20210401_174252.jpeg 20210401_181930.jpeg 20210401_181941.jpeg

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  23. nuppi
    Joined: Aug 7, 2016
    Posts: 10

    nuppi

    What kind of "locking" system is there on your shifter column for each gear? Trying to figure out how to build similar shifter assembly for my 56 desoto, originally manual car, now tf 904, hard to find original automatic steering column here in Finland..
     
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  24. My column is the stock column for a 53 ford, and I actually used the stock detents in the column. The shift linkage kit I used from Lokar gave me the adjustability to make everything work right.

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  25. hey Bro, you may want to put a set of casters in
     
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  26. I might do that. I am also contemplating going back to 2 inch blocks. For the moment, it has already self clearanced..
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  27. And you won't find a 'automatic' column for that car as that was the first year for pushbutton shifting that was located on the dash.
    https://www.allpar.com/threads/chrysler’s-brief-foray-into-pushbutton-automatics.230024/
    Best bet will be finding a later column and fitting it.
     
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  28. MUNDSTER
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 292

    MUNDSTER
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    It sure does sit nice with the 3” blocks though.


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  29. Yessir it does. I'm hoping to just be able to leave it. I already got rid of the lakes pipes and I'm having the exhaust re done soon. So I should have enough ground clearance as it sits.

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  30. Drivers side floor pan cut out and replaced. Body brace internally got coated with POR15, also patched a spot on the toe board. Passenger side should be here Thursday and then I gotta fab a trans tunnel. Resized_20210401_170825.jpeg Resized_20210401_170814.jpeg Resized_20210401_181930.jpeg Resized_20210401_181941.jpeg Resized_20210401_174252.jpeg Resized_20210413_172643.jpeg

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