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Projects 54 210 2 door build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BIG REDD, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    option 2 would be my choice. looking good so far.
     
  2. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    from upstate NY

    ok, anyone else?
     
  3. Paul B
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    I like #1 simple clean
     
  4. RICKY~RICARDO
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    from Milwaukee

    OPTION 2
    54 bumper with 54 trim.
     
  5. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    from upstate NY

    Did the bottom and the inside of the drivers door today, Just have to make a couple patches for the outside and weld up the trim holes then I can re hang the doors and fit the rockers.

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    after I made a replacement bottom.

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    Stripped the paint and epoxied it.

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  6. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    Stripped the old paint off the drivers door.
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    and this is why the doors rot out.....
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    after cleaning it out and patching it.
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    After patching the bottom, welding up the trim holes, and fixing some huge dents.
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    and some epoxy primer.
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    Now that the door was done I could rehang it and do the rocker. I had to massage the 1/4 panel to match the contour of the door.( I still have to finish it but I will once I do the bodywork.)

    gaps all set and nice.

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    I ran out of time so I couldnt do the other side, however once I come home again ill do it.
     
  7. 54rat210
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  8. Getting there.....
     
  9. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    little by little.

    some inspiration:D

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  10. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    Came home for Easter and decided to do a a little work. I wanted to get the other rocker done but did not have enough time. So I expoxied the trunk that I stripped/shaved and put a coule hours in getting the gaps nice and it fitting properly. Im pretty happy with the results.

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  11. ems customer service
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    thanks for using our parts!

    the ems guy
     
  12. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    I think I have used just about every patch panel you make! Its good stuff!
     
  13. 49styleline
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    from oregon

    good find on that 4 door that thing was mint
     
  14. BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    It may have looked it but the roof was beat up along with the passenger side all dented in. It also had a fair amount of rust for a barn car. However It did provide me a number of very good parts. After Im done getting what I need off it I will post up a FS thread for the remaining parts. solid doors, perfect trim, stuff like that.
     
  15. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    Picked up a built 4L60e for the 54 today. Im saving to purchase the front susp in the next few weeks.

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  16. Wow ...great progress!
    Since your leaning towards no 5, I'd say really cool set up, and apart from that I'd go for no 2. :)
    / primerkid
     
  17. BIG REDD
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    pulled the parts car body off the chassis so I can start to build it. I was gonna start stripping some of the crap off of it but it was just too damn hot out. Motor should be here next week at sometime. I will prob be ordering the front susp/ bags in the next week or two. Motor should be here next week at sometime.

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  18. chevy54man
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    You're doing a great job! Love your '54 Chevy!
     
  19. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    thank you sir.
     
  20. 2dr_sedan
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    I'm in to see the progress.
    Looking good so far!
     
  21. tolo2go
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    This is a great learning project even though you make it look easy. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see the next steps.
     
  22. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    from upstate NY

    it sure has been a learning curve. I have learned A TON since I started it in 2011.

    got more parts today.

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    2 inch drop spindles

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    mustang II crossmember

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    bags

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    tubular control arms

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    new (not reman) power rack

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    no pictures but I also got 11" disc brakes, and motormounts for the 5.3, as much as id like to work on it, Im going to Ireland for the next month, but cant wait to dive into it when I get back and get the chassis done.
    picked this up a week or two ago, its a 04 5.3 with exactly 60,000 miles on it. I will clean it up and most likely do a small cam, not so much for sound but more for the power increase.

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  23. Cla99ude
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    I'm also goign to be doing something like that with my taillights[​IMG]
     
  24. BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    been pretty busy this week.

    picked up a camaro 10 bolt with a 3:73 posi.

    stripped the leaf spring brackets off it.

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    also stripped the chassis to get ready for sandblasting.

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    then came the fun part, sandblasting on a summer day.

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    and sealed everything with some epoxy primer.

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    I ordered the frame notch, bag brackets, and 4 link kit. So once those come in Ill be starting to do the chassis work and start fitting the new susp, as well as the body.
     
  25. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    Did some cleaning on the last inner fender, cleaned up pretty nice once I got the undercoating off, no rot. Ill clean up the surface rust, Ill shoot it with some epoxy the next time im up at the shop.

    some befores(old)

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    cleaned up.
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  26. deeddude
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    Red, the car is coming together nicely. Keep up the good work and updates.
     
  27. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    rolled the car outside to rearrange the back room and blow the car off. Gonna do a couple last minute things to the car on saturday, and get started on the chassis hopefully next week.

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    a little more solid then my start in 2011

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  28. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    Did some work on the door/quarter fitment, as well as put the pass side rocker on. Its a big milestone because now the body of the car is rust free and the rust repair is complete.

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    and sealed the other rocker with epoxy as well.

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  29. BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    put the body together one last time to fit the gaps, took some convincing with a 5lb sledge a block of wood and a slide hammer but I'm happy with the result. The drivers side hinges need to be replaced, so ill grab the ones off the parts car which are perfect.

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  30. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    hmmm. must not be hamb approved anymore. I guess Ill stop posting updates. Take care.
     

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