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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by eric54chevy, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. GREASER13
    Joined: Nov 8, 2010
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    GREASER13
    Member

    very nice work, keep it up!!!!
     
  2. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,607

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    The frame looks awesome! Can't wait to see it all together so you can start on the body modifications.. Here's a random idea. :)

    Get it up driving with the body, stock as it is, and drive it to the LSRU next April.. Then by LSRU in 2014, have all the body mods and paint and stuff done. That would be freaking cool to see.
     
  3. redstraw
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 53

    redstraw
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    from tn

    car is looking good this is one of those bucket list cars for me so awesome job
     
  4. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
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    texasred
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    from Houston

    You are doing great job, what I can't believe is where you are doing it. When I lived in Kingwood in the 80s the home owners association would not let you change your oil in your own driveway, much less build a custom..
     
  5. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Texasspeed that is the plan, running custom taillights and grill by roundup and chop and paint next year.

    Texasred, kingwood homeowners association can suck it...they haven't tried to get me on this yet, hopefully they mind their own f***in business.


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  6. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    Yes!! I'll be looking for you in April then.. Keep the progress up.


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  7. deeddude
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 127

    deeddude
    Member

    Bad Ass build. I'm looking to do the same suspension upgrades you did. Keep the updates coming.
     
  8. shoebox50
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 662

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  9. Drivinford
    Joined: Aug 24, 2012
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    Drivinford
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    Great lookin build man
     
  10. LeftCoastCruiser
    Joined: Mar 21, 2012
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    LeftCoastCruiser
    Member
    from So Cal

    Frame came out sa-weet!!
     
  11. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Got my steering wheel in the mail, 51 lincoln steering wheel. Now I'm on the hunt for a steering shaft. The chevy shaft is different than the lincoln shaft. I would assume that a ford shaft would work as well. I've got a spot posted in the classified section, but any suggestions would be appreciated. Anyways here's some pictures of the steering wheel
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    If any one has a shaft that takes this steering wheel and you want to part with it let me know....Thanks
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  12. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Work started on replacing the inner tail pan...getting close to merc tailights hell yeah....
    ImageUploadedByTJJ1354236843.186884.jpg



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  13. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
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    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    ImageUploadedByTJJ1354239023.969125.jpg


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  14. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,022

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    Love this build bro, we have a 54 Bel Air tudoor in our mob so I really dig this action. Keep on keepin on man! She is lookin damn fine, nice to see ya dealin with the pro Alex Gambino, he knows whats up! ~sololobo~
     
  15. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Spot welded in place
    ImageUploadedByTJJ1354244383.364169.jpg


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  16. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    One last picture from last night

    ImageUploadedByTJJ1354268792.344405.jpg


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  17. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    53chevtrev
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    from Langley BC

    Nice work Eric! What tail lights are you gonna run?


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  18. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
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    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Roy and Manual are kicking ass on fixing this for me. Quarters will have a slight extension and 54 mercury taillights.


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  19. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
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    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Alright, here are the good updates, we started the test fit of the 54 merc quarters and lights
    Manual cut the old light out and started getting things worked out....
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  20. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
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    eric54chevy
    Member
    from TEXAS!

    Here is the side profile, keep in mind this is a test fit. But, there will be no reverse light so a filler will be built between the taillight and 54 merc bumper
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  21. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    A slight contour will be added to help the taillight flow into the trunk area
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  22. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
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    Tin Can
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    Mockup looks good. Looking forward to seeing it come along.
     
  23. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    x2 :d
     
  24. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
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    eric54chevy
    Member
    from TEXAS!

    Thanks, beside when the chop happens this is my favorite part....


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  25. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,337

    Royalshifter
    Moderator
    from California

    Cool steering wheel...I cut the mounting center out of my wheel and welded a splined one back in. If not speedway has the keyway stub to weld on your shaft.
     
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  26. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
    Posts: 3,056

    BadLuck
    Member

    Awesome work.. gonna keep an eye on this one.. keep at it!
     
  27. fitzee
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,863

    fitzee
    Member

    Just found this!! nice work.. Ill be keep a eye on this build.
     
  28. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008

    koolkemp
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    I really like it!


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  29. Crease
    Joined: May 7, 2002
    Posts: 2,879

    Crease
    Member

    Eric,

    The 51 Ford shaft for certain is splined, believe the 49 and 50 are the same. Looks like the Lincoln is tapered keyed?

    Nice build!
     
  30. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
    Member
    from TEXAS!

    Thanks everyone.....as far as the steering wheel I'll probably cut the spline out of the other wheel and put it in the Lincoln wheel....


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