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Projects 54 4dr BelAir build!!!

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

  1. mrconcdid
    Joined: Aug 31, 2010
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    from Florida

    Amazing work, I have never seen a 57 bumper on this body style before, great job!.
    Any way you can lower the front bumper to the same height as the rockers?
    Godspeed
    MrC.
     
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  2. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Thank you I appreciate it, yes you can lower it down but it would involve quite a bit more work.. I wanted to keep the original splash pan, I just cut it down some in front to let bumper slide right over it nicely.. Also if I lowered it the center bar would not match up very well.. I thought long and hard about which way to do it!!! Lol!!
     
  3. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    from oregon

    The 57 bumper looks good , bet it won't be the last one we see.
     
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  4. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Thanks man ya I built one for a guy already.. But it looks so badass!! So the more the marry!!
     
  5. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    So I got a little bit more done on the belair the past month or so!! Pulled body off for the last time hopefully.. Scraped all the freaking tar off, wow what a pain!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1436384123.966633.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1436384156.250883.jpg

    Made a removable trans xmember.. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1436384408.143328.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1436384437.929817.jpg

    Then broke the frame down, decided to make my front bag mounts attached to the upper frame mount!!
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    Time for some por15 and undercoat
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    Sent of my suspension parts for powder coating while they were gone I fixed all the rocker trouble I found when I scraped all the tar off bottom of car!!
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    Redid the trunk a little and got my trans tunnel started..
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    Got the powder coating back and I'll be assembling the car this week into next week!!
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  6. Randy Routt
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
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    the 4 door you show in your avatar is very good looking. What part of LA are you in?
     
  7. Rynos63
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    nice progress.....
     
  8. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Thank you she is getting there!!
     
  9. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Got a little more done.. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1437624838.201167.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1437624890.773055.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1437624913.724355.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1437624944.241564.jpg
     
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  10. Looking Good keep going! Jim
     
  11. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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  12. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Haven't posted in a couple months!! Here is the progress!!
    Got the rest of the frame put together and took it to a show for fun!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442436428.060972.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442436466.648711.jpg

    Got the underside seam sealed and started the undercoat process!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442436585.388274.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442436629.991849.jpg

    Filled the thousand holes on the firewall, also cut out and replaced passenger side of firewall.. Started a little body work on it also..
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  13. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Alright once again I am back to show off a little progress on Ol Merlene!!

    Got the dash and firewall painted in a white chocolate, with some gold pearl.. Painted some accessories and painted the motor.. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457031183.203287.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457031102.065925.jpg

    Got the frame and body back together, also decided to build a wood floor in the trunk!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457036513.659088.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457036544.393994.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457036572.129427.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1457036585.247424.jpg

    More to come I am hoping to have it running in a couple weeks!!
     
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  14. Thrift-King
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    I need motivation. Therefore I request an update. Love it so far!

    ~TK~

    Sent from a Glade Air Freshener
     
  15. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Here is how Merlene sits now.. have gotten a lot done to her since the last post!! I have been driving her like crazy!!
     

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  16. Great job. Love what you've done with the vehicle. Looks a bit like Duane Steck's "Moonglow" '54 2dr.


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