Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects 54 4dr BelAir build!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jbuhl1954, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Got the floors basically done ol Merlene!!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809602.338263.jpg

    Then I decided I should put the suspension on air!!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809665.148976.jpg
    Cut all out!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809694.838237.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809711.709330.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809724.536265.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809745.685142.jpg
    Not bad haven't put down any beads in about 6 years!!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809808.328244.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809816.727980.jpg


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  2. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Start back on her tomorrow!!! Ill get more pics as I go!!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379809876.814332.jpg


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  3. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 362

    5559
    Member
    from tn

    looks like a good start
     
  4. 56gasser
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
    Posts: 285

    56gasser
    Member
    from lower al.

    Looks good! But you need to take good pics, cause I am doing the same thing this winter.:D:D
     
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Ya 56 gasser I'll take as many as possible!! More of a worker then a photographer!! Lol!!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  6. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

  7. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380655728.544199.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380655754.011996.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380656029.003869.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380656041.382593.jpg
    Posted pics again cause they would not post!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  8. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Got the parallel 4 link and panhard rod tacked into place!!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381850260.331019.jpg
    Took 2x3x3/16 square tubing and tack to frame to space 4link out!! And yes it will all be gusseted!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381850358.232081.jpg
    Other side!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381850386.931431.jpg
    Passenger side in place!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381850416.535394.jpg
    Both links on!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381850458.459151.jpg
    And panhard rod on!!! Bag set up coming next can't wait!!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  9. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Oh it's gonna be low to the ground!!! Love this shit!!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382043679.200992.jpg


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  10. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Here is what I got done tonight!! Lower and upper bag mounts tacked in place!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382061461.358391.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382061473.882531.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382061504.624225.jpg
    Tomorrow I'll tack up the upper cross bar and shock mounts!! Pics to come!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  11. hudson hot rod
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 266

    hudson hot rod
    Member

    Wow! great work and the pictures are top notch! keep em coming, I'll be tearing into my 54 this winter too and will probably be "borrowing" some of your ideas! :D:D:D
     
  12. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Ya thanks man!! I'll keep pics coming!! Borrow all you want that is why I put them on here!! I love getting new ideas from other hambers, so I enjoy showing mine!!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  13. JakeDW
    Joined: Sep 30, 2012
    Posts: 580

    JakeDW
    Member
    from Missouri

    Gona look good on the ground.

    Jake
     
  14. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    I think everything looks a little better on the ground!! Yessir!!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  15. RatPin
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 573

    RatPin
    Member

    The more-door revolution is coming!

    Nice work!
     
  16. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Ya bro for sure it is!!! My pops had one back in the day!! So when I found this one had to get her!!

    More door revolution!!!!! 👍👍👍


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  17. Just curious, why are the bags positioned so far inboard? Like springs, wouldn't they be best positioned close as possible to the frame rails? Only asking as I have yet to do this on my 53 Buick...have never bagged any vehicle before.
     
  18. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Dragdoc I put them a little closer in then I do most!! If you look closely the edge of bag is on the edge of the parallel link bars. The panhard bar will keep the car from side to side play!! I will be running independent bag setup so should not have any sway issues either!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382100045.010156.jpg
    I also slipped these bags in a little closer and actually behind the axle and this s10 drove like a champ!! So I figured it would work for my application!! Thank you for the close eyeball!! I second opinion is always nice!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  19. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Also Dragdoc it is all just tacked in place if I don't like they way it travels when testing ill redue it!! But I think it will be ok!!! Thanks again!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  20. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Alright back in the garage!!! My boss gave me some grid wall so I put it up the other day!! Great addition to the garage!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382576775.037543.jpg

    But on to the good stuff!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382576833.128927.jpg
    Bending up some crossbar and shock mount pieces!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382576894.144676.jpg
    Crossbar tacked up!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382576965.060004.jpg
    Frontside!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382577016.074242.jpg
    Put the bags in it!! Bottom bar is tacked to the parallel link mounts, ill use it for my lower shock mounts!!! I'll try to get the shocks done up and finish weld everything before Monday!! I'll take more pics along the way!!!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  21. Tricky53
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 93

    Tricky53
    Member
    from Bend, OR

    Nice build! Can't wait to see it completely laid out!!!
     
  22. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Ya thanks a lot Tricky53!! Soon!!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  23. slosteve
    Joined: Oct 30, 2008
    Posts: 48

    slosteve
    Member

    You lay down a nice bead, too.
     
  24. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Lol thanks a lot slostev!!! It's been awile for me but I having a good time!!! Thanks again!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  25. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Alright so I took a little break on the car but am back at it now!!!
    Got the shocks tacked up and ready!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1383323029.896406.jpg
    Tested all the travel lengths and then put her on the ground!!
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1383323115.699627.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1383323138.578834.jpg
    Here is the pic I like the most!! The comparison pic!!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1383323227.151168.jpg
    When I pulled her in the garage and how she sits now!!! MII front end coming next!!!

    #garagebuilt #builtnotbought


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  26. freiertpc
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 111

    freiertpc
    Member

    you choose to weld the bag mounts just on top of the notch instead of a more professional approach? i.e loose un-terminated ends of bars? Ive been building mini trucks since before bags were "the thing" and if you really want to knock it out of the park clean up those ends and throw some gussets on it. I'm not saying bad job just offering advice Most dont even make it this far, thats when i buy them by the box.
     
  27. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    I don't know man looks pretty profesh to me!! I appreciate your comments and advice???? But the car isn't done yet there is lots to do still!!! So check back and hopefully I can build "MY" car to your liking!!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  28. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    So I haven't worked on Merlene much lately due to the fact my wife was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in November... She is in her second round of chemo.. 4 more to go!! Once we get everything back in order(life) I will be getting back on my build!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  29. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,252

    engine138
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Commack NY

    Family first everything else second keep the faith and good luck to ya
     
  30. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129

    Jbuhl1954
    Member

    Thank you!! Yes family is always first!!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.