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Projects and yet another 53 chevy build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tin Can, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
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    I bought this car about 2 years ago and have been working on it slowly. Currently getting the finishing touches to the underside of the body and the frame enough to finish weld the frame for paint undercoat the underside of the body. Mods done so far are gambino notch and 4 link, mustang II with air ride, chopped with 51 fleetline rear window, 56 packard tailights, narrowed 56 chevy bumper, louvered hood, 55 chevy headlight bezels. Gonna run a 307 and a 700r4 with a 10 bolt. Here is what i started with.
     

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  2. fitzee
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    subscribed!! From these starter pics this is going to be interesting.
     
  3. resqd37Zep
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    from Nor Cal

    From humble beginnings to...........Cmon man post the afters already.:D
     
  4. truckedup 28
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    get with it dan and post some darn pictures hahaha....jones
     
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  5. Tin Can
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    Got the frame welded up and painted and started reasseble it today
     

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  6. Looks good, keep postin pictures.
     
  7. Tin Can
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    Here are some of the mockups before It got torn apart for finishing everything up.
     

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  9. Buddy Palumbo
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    I agree - keep it up !
     
  10. captainjunk#2
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    your doing a nice job , the frame color is awesome almost hate to cover it with a car ,
     
  11. Kustom Kid 53
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    Looks Sweet! nice work
     
  12. jwl53
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    from So cal

    Lookin good. Keep the pics coming. Got 53 myself. Love the color on the frame.
     
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  14. Tin Can
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    Got all te lines routed except for the air lines, Front brakes all buttoned up, and the rearend fluid changed and brakes taken apart to take to the parts store to get new shoes and cylinders today
     

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  15. Tin Can
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    The frame is a roller again. The underside of the car has been done and undercoated for a few months now. Today the body is back on the frame. Time for some bodywork now
     

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  17. Midwest Rodder
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    This is going to be killer!
     
  18. hotdamn
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    sweet!

    dig the packards!!!
     
  19. Bandit Ls-1
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    are you keeping the flames? haha. good job man thats looking real good! how do you like the gambino kit, does the top bars on the 4 link interfear with the rear floor pans?
     
  20. Tin Can
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    I have slots cut into the floor behind the rear seat where the upper bars come through. The gambino kit was awsome to install. There were some great tech articles on here of how to do it.
     
  21. Tin Can
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    Got the floor all sealed up and painted along with the rest of the interior. Now on the next step, A crafter air ride kit from Kustombuilder
     

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  22. Project 56
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    hey hey i made it on. thanks for the info on the truck. and the car is looking great of course on to the body work yea.
     
  23. eddie_zapien
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  24. Tin Can
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    Thanks for all the compliments guys, I really appreciate it.
     
  25. Tin Can
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    Small update while im working on the bodywork trying my best to get the car all straight. Ive been buyin grill parts since I pretty much picked the car up and started putting it togeather finally. Probabally not required but Im painting the back side of all of the parts before assembly.
     

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  26. FTW666
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    killer job... can hardly wait to see the finished product.
     
  27. Tin Can
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  28. robleticia
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    You suckered me in! Subscribed!
     
  29. jgang
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    from hamburg ny

    love that dash, put one in my 54 f100. killer build, keep the pics coming
     
  30. gsport
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    your project is lookin real good, thanks for the hinge link, hope it will work on my 50'
     

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