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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by leroys85coupe, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. leroys85coupe
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    well, ive seen better to start with, but its a start i guess. not really looking at a overnite thing, but will gather stuff along the way. dad bought this car 20+ yrs ago, and said i could have it, gee thanks dadio. plans are to go low, have a .40 over 350, hopefully a 5 spd someday, 9 inch for sure, need one 57 or 58 inchs wide flange to flange if you have one, lol.
    enjoy, will update asap


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  2. leroys85coupe
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  3. leroys85coupe
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    also got the partial 1/4 patch panels for the front part of them. picked up a intake the other day. trying to finish up another project at the time being. sucks but o well
     
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  5. chevy57dude
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    Good starting point and the price is right! You won't find any love for those wheels and tires here, though. Looks like a good candidate for a one piece floor replacement. Worth the investment in my opinion. By the time you screw around with the individual pans/trans hump/trunk and all the braces & inner rockers, the one piece is the only way to fly. how about making that 350 look like an old school 327?
     
  6. 56sedandelivery
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    Starting with new wheels and tires does truly make it a "ground up" rebuild. I'm trying to get an idea of how the rear springs were moved to the frame rails. Would/could you post a couple of pics of the front spring hanger and rear shackle areas? Looks like it had a cage in it at one time judging by the stubs welded to the frame. Anyone who tries to save a tri-five Chevrolet is alright in my book. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  7. bbc 1957 gasser
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    i moved mine in all you do is flop the brakets from one side to the other side its easy to do ..
     
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  9. leroys85coupe
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    im not really sure how they moved them. there in line with the frame rails now. ya it use2 be a drag car, they was gonna prostreet it, hints the lack of a trunk. im not really even sure them springs go to this car. probably get some new ones
    if you pay ill do the complete floor man. lol im actually thinking of making a stack type intake


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  10. leroys85coupe
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  12. captainjunk#2
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    cool some update pictures
     
  13. leroys85coupe
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  14. Comin along real nice
     
  15. leroys85coupe
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    ya its gettn there.
    going to start on the trunk floor this week. if i can get that at least 1/2 done id be happy for this yr. lol that floor is really the only reason i done the 1/4's and rockers already. i got started on the passenger side wheel tub and realized that i couldnt do it til the 1/4 was in the car. that was a month ago. done all this welding and didnt burn my eyes at all. i always just take a get a welders glove and hold my hand over the end of the gun, so i dont have 2 flip the helmet up and down 500 times while tacking
     
  16. leroys85coupe
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  17. So will it be 6 more month till the next set of update pics :rolleyes::D. JK, going along well. What on the drawing board as for as power plant?
     
  18. leroys85coupe
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    i actually cut the ridges out of the cylinders 2day. gotta tank it and new bearings, and shit. but no wont be 6 months, hope its running by then i actually have a lot more pics. just put them on becasue they was major updates. plus gota baby on the way, and trying to buy a house so i gotta get this sucker about done because my time is spoken for, oya add a job change in that in 2 weeks lol
     
  19. Congrats on this Fathers Day ahead of time.
     
  20. leroys85coupe
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    Wow, that is looking good...
     
  22. leroys85coupe
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    well its been awhile since i updated
    shops been really busy which is good.

    lets see the car show is this weekend.

    rewind a month, couldnt get the clutch linkage to work, had the motor in and out like 6 times. turns out i had a z bar from a camaro, so i picked up a 57 one from mervs at the swap meet
    got the motor fired ok. then last night i took the brand new alum radiator out of the box, its beat all to hello. leaks, so i called them he referred me to the manufacturer. then today. i polished what chrome it has,then
    i pulled it out of the shop which is a straight shot. went to take it to the new house and turn around. got to the curve in our road, and hear this grinding noise. turns out, i think, that the rear end is a ltd slip and my dad dug it out of the iron pile. so tuesday when i get the dodge pictured below done monday, im gonna tear into it and swap the center section for a mini spool equiped 350 geared section. boy what a week. i shoulda went to CA with the fiance instead of working 20 hour days the 4 she was gone. well its gonna be a busy week so ill update when i find out what is happening


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    went for a drive last nite, drove ok in a straight line. turned left ok . turn right and it stopped something in the rear is grinding and i have a show sunday. believe its the spiders. dad told me after i got it together that he dug the center section out of the iron pile lol
     

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