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My '50 chevy coupe project...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gsport, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. 50chevy
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  2. Fat Fender Mike
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    Wow Nice coupe. Wish I lived closer. I would make you a offer on that 235.
     
  3. hotrd32
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    Nice car, had a '49 in High School and this made my heart zing a bit. I just retired too, congratulations. Hope to see the car on the road soon. I'd a bought it for that price......;)
     
  4. AA/Fuel34fordpu
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    I see you used the CE cross member and prts did you use the 2" drop spindles too?
     
  5. mrconcdid
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    Very beautiful car, I just have to say this, the jack stand in your pic is resting on a body mount not the frame. It may be fine but its not the strongest place to put it. I had a friend crushed by a car, so its kinda a pet-peve to look at other peoples jack placement.

    Im looking forward to seeing this come together, good luck
    MrC
     
  6. gsport
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    all the drive train is long gone, sold all of it to another HAMBer to get his old field find back on the road..
     
  7. gsport
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    nope, used the stock spindles.. CE said it would probably lower it too much, we'll see
     
  8. AA/Fuel34fordpu
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    Thats what they told me too. Ive been all over the HAMB searching to see if anyone has used the drop spindles with the cross member. I havent found a thing yet......:confused::confused::confused:
     
  9. Thats a very nice project you have goin on there . Keep at it and you'll be rollin along in no time . Check out my link for inspiration . You are way ahead of the game from my point of view anyway !!!!!
     
  10. gsport
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    i just read your whole thread... WOW, i "may be" a little ahead of the game when i compare it to yours...
     
  11. gsport
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    a couple more pictures... it got to cold in the big shop so i took it off the lift and put it in the small heated shop...
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    before and after pictures..
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  12. rustytrump
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    Sweet car man. I have a really nice double bend lokar shifter for a 700r4 for sale if ur interested
     
  13. gsport
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    thanks, but i'm just going with a 350/350....
     
  14. gsport
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    well, a little up date..... damn back had been giving me trouble and two weeks ago i finally had back surgery. i had a bulging disc in the L-5 vertibre.. it's all fixed up now and i can actually stand up and pee again.. lol, probably 4 more weeks before i'll be back to normal.... can't wait to get back in the shop....
     
  15. AA/Fuel34fordpu
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    Get well soon your car wants to get finished ......
     
  16. gsport
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    i'm back to normal.. Yay me, no more back pain
    as for the project... it's amazing what a LOT of elbow grease, oil eater, and paint will do to a engine.. i just might have to put the engine in tomorrow, that's my next step
    here's a couple of before and after pictures..
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  17. teddyp
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    glad you feel better car is looking great
     
  18. Future Stock
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    Good to see progress, I love this car.
     
  19. 1959apache
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    What a nice car, keep up the good work. nice job on that engine, now go fire it up and post the video!
     
  20. gsport
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    i just came in from the shop.. got the engine in, i need to remake me an alternator mount, the one i made set it down on the frame rail. and got to do a little grinding on the header for the water temperature sending unit...
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  21. POLYFRIED 35
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    Nice car and a great start! Enjoy!
     
  22. t-buckethead
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    you ask and you shall receive,heres mine with 2 inch dropped spindles and the springs up 2 inches with the C.E frontend.
     

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  23. todztoyz
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    Wow, our cars/builds are very simular! I just removed the torque tube rear last weekend(anybody need one?), next is cutting/ grinding/ punching all those damn rivets out. I got CE frt and rear also. I'm going with a little more power. I'll post some more pics as I go. Good luck and maybe see ya around somewhere.
     
  24. gsport
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    hahaha..... have fun doing that. i think that was one of the toughest jobs so far.
     
  25. todztoyz
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    Two hours! Not bad, used alot of heat this time. Still a pain in the ass job.
     
  26. 1 KooL "MoFo"
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    Man that nice coupe !!
     
  27. oldcarfart
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    I do the same thing, when all done scrap donor left overs and you may end up with free or near free parts!!
     
  28. oldcarfart
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  29. metalix_421
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    FYI if you havnt got to the drive line yet I got mine out of a astro van to save a few bucks and it was a perfect fit. thought that might help you out and put some money into something else.
     
  30. gsport
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    what was the length of it??
     

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