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Projects Building the Chevy II Gasser "The Boogie Man"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chris dunn, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. AHotRod
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    Fenderwell Headers Chris?
     
  2. chris dunn
    Joined: Jan 18, 2013
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    Yes sir, We will build the headers for it.
     
  3. treeserv
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    from n.j.

    It looks good so far keep up the good work.


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  4. I plan on stopping by tomorrow,,Chris is not letting any grass grow under his feet,,he is making a lot of progress. HRP
     
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  5. lyinlow
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    Got to check this thing out in person Monday.. The fab work on this thing is incredible! Ill be following and can't wait to see it finished !!
     
  6. AHotRod
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    Take your CAMERA this time and get us some more pictures!
     
  7. chris dunn
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    I want to say thanks for all the AWESOME posts from everyone.
    And to LyinLow it was a pleasure meeting you guys. Hope the truck turns out awesome for you guys. And have a safe trip back to Canada...

    Now I want to give a BIG THANKS to Quain Stott. You guys just don't how much help he has been. He's always answers my phone calls and answers my questions and puts me in the right direction. So thanks you buddy for all your help!!!!!!
     
  8. Quain has proven over and over what a really nice guy he is,,good to see him and his lovely companion at the picnic last Saturday. HRP
     
  9. willysguy
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    Just wondering what front axle did you use? The car is coming along great!!!
     
  10. chris dunn
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    We took a 1959 chevy truck axle shorten it by 7 inches and tigged it back together and then a little machine work on it. Milled a little off it and drilled some holes in it to save some weigh...
     
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  11. willysguy
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    Thanks, the car is looking great.
     
  12. Quain Stott
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    Chris i'm just trying to repay the debt I owe you for all the help you gave me with Cromers Moonlighter project I couldn't have finish it in the short amount of time we did with out all you did.
     
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  13. OldColt
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    You Carolina Guys not only put together great race cars, Y'all help each other out as well ... really impressive in this day and age of me,me heck with you folks.:)
     
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  14. chris dunn
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    Well, got some of the cage done and ready to tack in. Hoop, rocker panels bar, rear down bars, pass side bar around door all done!!!!!
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    Here's the rear down bars. Not mocked up but done.
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  15. Frank Taylor
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    Looking good Chris. You got a lot accomplished after I left Friday.
     
  16. chris dunn
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    Thanks Quain, But I thinks we even. In fact, I probably oh you a favor or two or three now. LOL!!!
     
  17. tobyflh
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    You need to work faster I can't wait to see more. Love this build so far. Great work!!
     
  18. AHotRod
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    WOW! Having the equipment, the knowledge to use it, the shop, the passion and GREAT friends and neighbors makes for quick progress.

    You guys really impress me.

    God Bless all of you!
    Glenn
     
  19. Pudge87
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    Car is looking great. What event is happening in October?
     
  20. black 62
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    how is thiis "era" correct when only automobile frames were allowed? you are doing a great job but i don't get it...
     
  21. Frank Taylor
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    This might also answer the question. 1968 saw some changes as follows. The biggest was probably in the frame section of the rules. AA/GS through B/G and all cars with unibody construction would now be allowed to use rectangular or square steel tubing in frame construction. The minimum was .120 wall thickness and 2×3 inch rectangular or the equivalent square tubing. Prior to this, the rules called for a “stock automobile type frame”.
     
  22. Clik
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    What was the rule if a car of the era had no frame? Did Chevy IIs have a frame?
     
  23. Clik
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    Ah, you beat me to it!
     
  24. II FUNNY
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    This car could have been a
    "MATCH -BASH" car running against some of the altered wheelbase cars. There were a few Chevy II's that ran with straight axles and stock wheelbases and lots of setback to be competitive. It could have been one of them before being campaigned as a gasser.
    Here's a couple that look to have stock wheelbases.

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  25. II FUNNY
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    I also forgot to mention that the Glendale Speed Center Chevy II supposedly ran on a rectangle tube chassis that used to be a "T" altered chassis to begin with, I have no proof of this it's just what I read somewhere. So there is no telling what the car started life as.

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  26. Frank Taylor
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    all cars with unibody construction would now be allowed to use rectangular or square steel tubing in frame construction. This was in my post above. All of this is from NHRA, IHRA and other sanctioning bodies may have been different.
     
  27. chris dunn
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    Did a test trimming on pass side rear quarter panel. We used a mock up tire and wheel.[​IMG]
     
  28. Quain Stott
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    We did our home work before making the rules it's era correct like Frank said the rule was changed I thought it was in 1967 but it could have been 68. Cromer changed the rear of his in 67 when the stock frame broke at Indy. Fiberglass body's were also legal in 67.
     
  29. Frank Taylor
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    I knew they changed the rules, but I didn't know when. I looked it up and it said 68, the year I graduated high school.
     
  30. FlynBrian
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    Dang, Frank I was 2 y/o.:D How ya doin buddy?


    Awesome job on the Nova! Looks like it's gonna Boogie!
     

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