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Projects My 54 Chevy 210 Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Doubletake, Dec 26, 2017.

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  1. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
    Posts: 17

    Doubletake
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    Hello,

    I got deleted today and I am back to try this again.

    I purchased this 54 Chevy 210 on November 2017. The body was in good shape with hardly no rust. At this point there is no body filler on the car. Everything was in tact with nothing missing. car 2.jpg 54 chevy interior.jpg
    car pic 7.jpg
    car pic 2.jpg 54 chevy backseat.jpg 54 chevy rear floor board.jpg car pic 5.jpg car pic 9.jpg
    Once I got it home I started taking it apart.
    car7.jpg car6.jpg floor 1.jpg car12.jpg car14.jpg car10.jpg
    I found a rust hole on the passenger side front floor panel that I am going to cut out and replace with a new EMS floor pan.
    car15.jpg
    I removed the front clip to be able to pull the motor and trans easier.
    pic 1.jpg motor pic.jpg front clip off.jpg
    After that I removed the frame from the body.
    54 chevy.jpg 54 chevy 2.jpg 54 chevy 3.jpg 54 chevy 4.jpg 54 frame.jpg
    I just recently order some parts from Gambino Kustoms and waiting for them to come in. Theses are the parts below what I'll be installing coming up hopefully soon.
    IMG_7172.jpg View attachment 3756427 View attachment 3756428
    I'll keep posting pictures of my build. Let me know what you guys think.
     
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  2. cobramerc
    Joined: Oct 31, 2010
    Posts: 44

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    Nice score! you work fast i can't believe how solid that is.
     
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  3. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
    Posts: 17

    Doubletake
    Member

    Thanks yeah I picked it up in North Texas and I’m the 5th owner since 54. I have the original title and it hasn’t been on the road since 72. 45 yrs is a long time.


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  4. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Beautiful choice on engine color!:cool:
     
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  5. mcnally351
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 393

    mcnally351
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    from boston

    Cool project
     
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  6. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
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    Peanut 1959
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    Okay, I'm in. Looking forward to more progress.
     
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  7. Snowman454007
    Joined: Apr 28, 2016
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    Snowman454007
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    from Austin, TX

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  8. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 740

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    Looks Great! Can't wait to see the Progress.
     
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  9. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
    Posts: 17

    Doubletake
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    Well I started on the seats. I discovered they had some old seat covers on the seats and wanted to see the condition underneath. After taking the seat covers off of course the foam was bad and needed to be replaced. Here is some pictures of the progress.
    car 5.jpg
    car 6.jpg
    car 12.jpg car 15.jpg car 14.jpg car 11.jpg car 3.jpg car 2.jpg car 1.jpg
    I will probably be replacing all foam before I recover them.
     

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  10. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 1,874

    Baumi
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    You got a solid car, I love the 54 2dr sedans! I´ll be watching!
     
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  11. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
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    Doubletake
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    Thanks


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  12. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
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  13. Doubletake
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  14. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    chop job
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    from Wisconsin

    Make sure you let us know how you like this tool and post pictures .
     
  15. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
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    You got it. I’ll post before and after pics.


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  16. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
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    I couldn’t wait...I had to get out to the garage and try my new Eastwood Contour SCT on a Side skirt on my 54. Less than 10 mins here is the results. I didn’t really have to work and push hard. I let the tool do the work. [​IMG]


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  17. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
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  19. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
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    That’s tool looks awesome ! Carry on sir ..... Flux
     
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  20. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    from SW Wyoming

    Solid looking Chevy you have there. I too am curious about the Eastwood tool, I may have to get one of those. Will be watching.
     
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  21. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
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    Thanks


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  22. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
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    Doubletake
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    fender skirt turned out pretty good using the Eastwood Contour SCT.


    fender shirt.jpg fender skirt 2.jpg
     
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  23. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 740

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    That's Crazy! Does it kick up much dust? How's the Pad look afterwards?
     
  24. Doubletake
    Joined: Dec 3, 2017
    Posts: 17

    Doubletake
    Member

    It doesn’t really kick up a lot of dust. The pad still looks brand new.


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  25. NAT WILLIAMS
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 77

    NAT WILLIAMS
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    I like your Chevy but I was really interested in the contour. Thanks.
     
  26. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,302

    belair
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Solid old boat. Should make a nice car. Keep us updated. What color are you looking at?
     
  27. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 175

    41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    That tool looks very handy. Thanks for the tech :cool:
     
  28. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,676

    chevy54man
    Member
    from NC

    Love this solid Chevy, that Eastman tool sure looks like a good purchase. Best to you !
     
  29. coupe33
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 539

    coupe33
    Member

    I bought the Eastwood tool and will give it a shot soon but it looks like it is a lot quicker than most.
     
  30. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,764

    Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    Good decision to spend the money to buy a solid car... so far ahead in the long run.
    Looks like that tool works great. Of course, there is still a little bit of rust hiding in the pits.
    We've had a lot of discussions here about rust removal methods. They all seem to have their good and bad points. Sanding is tedious. Sandblasting warps panels that are near flat. Acid is caustic. Recently, we've been talking about a mix of cattle feed type molasses and water which takes longer but is thorough and non-toxic. But it turns out that the active rust removal ingredient in the molasses is the citric acid. So some have been experimenting with that... including me. You'll find citric acid in powder form in the baking aisle at the grocery store. Mix it with warm water in the size container you need for the part. Let it sit at least overnight. It will remove every bit of rust without damaging the metal. It leaves a blackish coating that comes off easily with a wire brush or wheel, steel wool, etc.

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