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Projects Fleetline progress

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Clive4, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Clive4
    Joined: Mar 9, 2014
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    Clive4
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    from Indiana

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  2. 68vette
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
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    68vette

    Good luck with your Fleetline....mine was 5 1/2 years and about 30,000.00 with me doing all the work except interior and engine machine work...otherwise...it was all me with the exception of 3 days of help putting the sheetmetal on and my Mexican friend helping me install the back seat.

    Would NEVER touch another Fleetline for NO amount of $$$$$.

    And remember, if you buy anything other than orig chevy made...plan on it not fitting, not working, or working for a day or two.
     

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  3. malibustevens
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    malibustevens
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    from Illinois

    Coming together nice man, great work!

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  4. 68vette
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
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    68vette

    For a while....just enjoy driving it and learning its quirky ways...tackle one very small thing at a time and that will give you confidence to tackle the next item. I went back and re read your 1st post...guess you have already worked on that first item... LOL...with that, I will say you are doing a great job...keep it up.

    I also painted the car, measured, ordered, and installed the headliner, built the engine, designed and put in all the wiring, installed every part that is showing.

    The car has a built 283 that runs awful nice if I could keep the spark plug wires in the distributor, 700R overdrive trans without a lockup which is really sweet, at 40 mph I am doing about 1,000 rpm, 60 is 2000 rpm, have a 4wd s-10 3.42 rear that gets it off the line quickly with that low 1st gear 700R.

    283, Z-28 hi comp heads, bored 60 over with flat top pistons, quadrajet custom built by me and my 87 yr old mech, edelbrock polished intake and 327-300 cam....car pulls 160 lb on every cyl.

    Car has:
    1 pc windshield (now a 3 pc, terrible thailand product)
    Old air air conditioner
    tilt, pw, pb, p ant
    real 59 chevy impala steering wheel
    MII front end, a discarded no longer in CE rear spring kit, now 78 Granada rear springs ( much nicer)
    All new rubber seals on windows
    Front and rear calif 1 pc bumpers
    The list goes on and on
     
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  5. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
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    50 customcoupe
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    Sweet looking '50 fleetline, keep posting pictures for us !! I'm working on a '50 chevy 5 pass. coupe, I'll get there some day. Ray...
     
  6. malibustevens
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    malibustevens
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    from Illinois

    Show a pic of the stud out of the cowl, or is that whats missing?

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  7. malibustevens
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    Hmm does that stud have splines?

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  8. malibustevens
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    malibustevens
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    Not to be rude, but are you sure its the correct arm? Or maybe soneone changed the transmission? I think i have a book with a break down photo of the transmission assy. Ill try to remember to look after work.

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  9. malibustevens
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    Oh yeah looks like its missing the outer spline...ill check the book now.

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  10. malibustevens
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    malibustevens
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    Might have to scour swap meets, the net or yards for the wiper transmission, i dont see that part available or even the whole assy. Lots of custom guys dont run wipers so im sure youll be able to find it eventually.

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  11. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
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    Looking good! Keep them pics acomin'!
     
  12. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    I have a 48, but the 49-52s are my favorites. Good car, have fun.
     
  13. Drlowz
    Joined: Jan 3, 2015
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    Drlowz

    I purchased this car from Clive, and boy has it come a long long way. ..
     
  14. Drlowz
    Joined: Jan 3, 2015
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    Drlowz

    Here is the same car. I'm still working on it but has come a long way.
     

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  15. Drlowz
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    Drlowz

    Interior.
     

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  16. Car looks good. :)
     
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  17. ...I've got a complete 49 wiper set-up I'll sell ya cheap, will fit 49-52.
     

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