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Projects My 52-54 victoria build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by voodookustoms, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. cdoh
    Joined: Apr 30, 2014
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    cdoh
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    from chicago

    the floors look really great!! coolest 52 im following.
     
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  2. cdoh
    Joined: Apr 30, 2014
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    cdoh
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    from chicago

    sorry 54?
     
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  3. Thanks.
    Ya I think the body/floors are 52. Front end and chassis are 54. So your right with both posts. Haha
     
  4. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    Anywhere that might produce noise,crevices,and small areas of dead space.If it's not an easily accessible spot that won't need to be accessed for any reason,use spray foam.For any any area that you might need to access,use batting.It's any spot that might make a sound.I did my 58 that way and you couldn't smell gas fumes,either.Made my girlfriend at that time very happy ;)
     
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  5. Awesome. That's a damn good idea. Gotta keep our women happy. Haha
     
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  6. flamingokid
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    "If she ain't happy,no one's happy" ;)
     
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  7. 56longroof
    Joined: Aug 1, 2011
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  8. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461475917.990992.jpg

    Spark plugs wired up

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    I found some mistakes with my wiring under the dash from the first time so I fixed them as I was re-wiring for the trunk mounted solenoid and battery.
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    It's getting close to being able to fire up. I'll have the drive shaft on Monday. I have to have my radiator cleaned and modified still. I'm hoping I'll make it to Santa Maria.
     
  9. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
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    from Seattle,Wa

    How did the clutch cable work out for you?
     
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  10. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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  11. I had it lengthened 10" by Control Cables and it works much better.
     
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    I did some body work and got the fenders in primer today. I have a little more blocking to do then its time for paint.
     




  13. Videos of it being started for the first time.
     
  14. greaser 35
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    greaser 35
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    from FRANCE

    Great!!!!!!!;)
     
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  15. flamingokid
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    Aren't you glad that you didn't rush it ? ;)
     
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  16. Definitely. Still trying to bust my ass to finish it soon, (I'd like to be able to drive it to Santa Maria) but I'm not taking any shortcuts either.
     
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  17. flamingokid
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    I hope you make it,but if you don't,you have the satisfaction of knowing(and the pictures to prove it)that it was a job well done.I'm impressed.
     
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  18. Thank you flamingokid and your right.
     
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  19. Nothing like hearing them startup for the first time. The fan not turning messed me up until I noticed no belt on the pulley. You are doing a great job and I'm enjoying the ride towards completion.
     
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  20. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    Congratulations! Excellent work!
     
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  21. Haha ya that was weird for me too. Thank you and I'm glad your enjoying it too.
     
  22. Thank you very much.
     
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    I got all my parts in paint today. Thanks again to rockinrivi for letting me use your space.
    They aren't perfect, and there are spots that I wish I would have spent more time on, but I think once they are in the car it probably won't be to noticeable.
     
  24. flamingokid
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    I'm sure they'll be fine,they're a helluva lot better than they were.
     
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  25. Coming along nicely man
     
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  26. 56longroof
    Joined: Aug 1, 2011
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    Excellent indeed. Your car is one of my favorites. It's progressing nicely. Keep it up!

    Sent from my SM-G900R4 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  27. Thank you so much guys.

    This weekend I got the speedo cable cut to length, filled the trans with fluid, installed the upper and lower shift boots, adjusted the clutch and painted the inside of the roof with por15. Also picked up all my front end parts so those will be getting assembled this week. It feels really good to know that i could be driving it again soon. this was by far the biggest job I've bitten off at one time.
     
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  28. PsychobillyRat
    Joined: Feb 23, 2016
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    PsychobillyRat

    Man!! Looking good and sounding good , wish I could wrench on my Vic.. Following your build has helped me get by.
     
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    It really feels like it's coming together fast now. I got the inner fenders and radiator support installed today and all my wires ran through the inner conduit. I'm glad I did that. I like having a clean engine bay.
     
  30. This may be dumb, but I'm digging the finned air cleaner. Can you tell me more about it?
     
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