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  1. Doctorterry
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    Rear tires held weight for the first time. Hopefully I can get the front done Monday or Tuesday night since I'm gonna be in Amarillo for the drags this weekend. after stepping back last night and looking at it, I got excited all over again. I forgot to take some pictures of it, but I'll have my dad send me some so I can post them!


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    Seems like most of the people that were on my thread earlier on have flaked... probably tired of watching me do things the way I have haha.. anyways, got the slicks mounted and balanced. Looks good

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    Still here.
    Just keep plugging away and singing that Frank Sinatra song " My way".
     
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    Haha right on. Thanks for the support


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    Well, in a hectic attempt to get the shop cleaned up for my dad's '57 coming home tomorrow, this happened... IMG_3028.JPG IMG_3027.JPG IMG_3024.JPG


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  7. saltflats
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    So you got evicted? :D
     
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    it's a roller!
     
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  9. Doctorterry
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    Well... pretty much


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    I told dad I could weld those clamps holding my crossmember in permanently.. then it would be a rat rod and everyone one like it lol


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    One of the very first drag cars to really impress me, was a 62-64 Chevy II, 2 door sedan, with a 427 and TH-400, running brackets, at what was still then called, Seattle International Raceways. Plain Jane, little Chevy II, with stock style steel wheels (including the 4 bolt front hubs/brakes), hitting the ten second mark; this was in about mid 1969, and I was still a highly impressionable 18 year old kid. It was even the stock, light blue that a lot of them were. If I could only go back to that time.............................................................I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! I am really leaning towards painting this the stock light blue. I love that color! IMG_2698.JPG


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    When I was out of high school, my 62 Nove II was black with red interior. :cool:
     
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    JUST A FEW LITTLE TWEAKS THEN GOOD TO GO :)
     
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    I’m about to start my last semester of school, and I’ve been working more, so I’ve stayed busy. I got the front wheels on though, and they look great. [​IMG]


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    One step at a time man you will get there and one day you might be able to line that pile up next to my pile at the strip lol


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  19. Doctorterry
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    Im looking forward to it!!


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    I went ahead and ditched the small bearing rear end. I picked up a big bearing rear the other day and tore it apart. I’m going to narrow the housing to 50”. Grandpa surprised me with a new spool and he’s giving me his old 4.88 gear set up!


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    Please tell us how YOU plan on narrowing it.
    If you are having it done professionally.......your golden!
     
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    I’m going to have it done


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    Do you ever think, what was I trying to do when I did that? So tonight I hit the reset button and welded the ends of the crossmember back on, and then cut them back off a lot better. It now is a snug fit down into the frame rails, and I have the hang over on top of the frame rails. I plan is to heat them up and bend them over the frame rail and then weld it in


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    I got my steering box mounted, had some steering linkage that will work for temporary steering, and I extended my steering shaft 10” which put the steering wheel about 5” further back than stock. I got the crossmember tacked in too. It’s a pretty cool feeling to turn the wheels with the steering wheel for the first time!

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    Is sleeving the bolt holes through the frame for the steering box a common thing to do, or is it not necessary?


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  28. squirrel
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    It is necessary, unless you make a bracket. You can't just drill a hole through both sides of a frame tube, and stick a bolt through it, and expect it to hold a steering box in place. The tube will crush, you won't be able to fully torque the bolts.
     
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  29. Doctorterry
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    That’s what I assumed would happen. Thank you


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    looking good .... its coming out as an interesting build
     
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