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Projects My 51 chevy :)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RICKY~RICARDO, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. chevelle bob
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    chevelle bob
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    All I have done so far is replace almost the entire braking system. I recently had a fire in my work shop (52 was in another building) so I am working on gettingthe repairs done to the shop before I can start on the 52 again.
     
  2. RICKY~RICARDO
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    yes you are correct i just noticed that.
     
  3. RICKY~RICARDO
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    well that sucks glad no one was hurt.
     
  4. KustomCars
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  5. That's gonna be a beauty when you get her done. They do make super cool rides.
     
  6. RICKY~RICARDO
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    THANKS


    I hope so :) and yes these are super cool rides.
     
  7. davidbistolas
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    what the hell is a door flipper? :D
     
  8. RICKY~RICARDO
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    just a fancy window sealer i don't know? Maybe someone will chime in with the correct answer.
     
  9. :D oh that was a olympic event some of those Canadian fellas started up a few years ago. You start at the bottom of a ski slope and start flippen the doors uphill. That's why they call them door flippers........
     
  10. Boones
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    Ricky, congrats on the second car. . if it came with any extra parts, I am looking for the uppoer rear window stainless (have the bottom and two vertical pieces).

    Also looking to see how the LS series motor fits. that is my plan for next winter (putting a old school 327 in mine right now to just drive over the summer as that motor is supposed to go into my Modified project)



    the door flipper is on hardtops. it springs up as you open the door and then back down when you close the door helping seal the side glass.
     
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  11. RICKY~RICARDO
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    thanks the car will be a parts car still savable but i can only do one
    would make a nice vertable :)

    so your looking for the top chrome for the rear window only?
     
  12. davidbistolas
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    Cool... if I learn anything else from this thread I'll need to start paying tuition :)
     
  13. RICKY~RICARDO
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    well made a simple body cart and pulled the frame from the 52
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  14. Boones
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    Yep, I need the top stainless pieeces that is still on the rear window in your last picture above.
     
  15. merc-o-madness
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    hardtops are soo much cooler looking then convertibles imho
     
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  16. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Not much done lately, got the two front floor sections from NCA will be welding in those when i buy a new welder.
    Got my engine mounted to the frame it's just sitting between the frame rails nothing is tacked in until i drop the body on it and do the final tweaks before welding her up.
    I did manage to fix the hole that the previous owner did when he opted for the Oldsmobile tail lights.
    i only got the left side done. i did it with my Lincoln flux welder hate that thing it is way to easy to burn holes with flux so i stopped using it and sold it to help pay for a Lincoln 140 machine.
    All i need now is more cash ha to buy more parts like the Walton rear mount kit.
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  17. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Just in case some of you are wondering the Engine is a 2008 LSx Engine "LY6" 6.0
    With a custom cam speced by engine power systems, some mild head work. The 4 speed is a bw close ratio with iron mid and main case,the rear i will be using a 79 trans am rear fresh rebuild with Eaton posi,alloy axles,and Richmond 3:73 gears should be a screamer.
     
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  18. RICKY~RICARDO
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    just a lil more progress :)
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  19. Looking good. Keep at it!!
     
  20. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks all i need now is more money lol
     
  21. RayMiller
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    I was thinking the same thing that headliner looks so cool!
     
  22. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Finally some more progress started my floors but encountered a set back i pulled a chest muscle and now i am forced to take a break hurts like hell.

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    out with the old!
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    trim for the new floor. Removed the seat brace drilled and re-tapped the seat frame holes.
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    Left side is almost done, then it's on to some minor rocker panel patches after that i want to start fixing my right side tail lamp opening enjoy :)
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  23. Ricky,
    Glad to see your getting going. Looking good! The BDU's make great work pants don't they?
     
  24. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks Robert.
    Always loved my BDU'S :)
    I think i will go ahead and try to fab up some floor braces i need rather than spend 80 bucks a pop.
     
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  25. KustomCars
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  26. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thank you!
     
  27. BadLuck
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    Great job! good to see you back at it..
     
  28. RICKY~RICARDO
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  29. RICKY~RICARDO
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    The drivers side toe board had some small holes i did not feel like popping for a new panel so i used a portion of the old floor that was still somewhat solid ha so i made it work. Should have the rest of the floor welded up by the end of the week :)
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  30. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Moving forward with the project starting with the rusty left side rocker.
    Getting closer to being done with the floor :)
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