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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by slo-dat, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. slo-dat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    slo-dat
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    from Coulee, WA
    1. Upholstery

    Just bought this old girl..

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  2. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
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    from Owasso, OK

    That looks pretty nifty. Like the slanted B pillar.
     
  3. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - Cool - need more details, plans, pics
     
  4. luckythirteenagogo
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    It looks like you've got a slick car there. What's the story with it, does it run and drive?
     
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  5. Details, we need details. :D
     
  6. slo-dat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    slo-dat
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    from Coulee, WA
    1. Upholstery

    1954 Chevy 210 . chopped 4 1/2 inches top painted candy metal flake green . 1968 327 bored 30 over 10.5 -1 comp with big cam, th400 tranny, late model S10 rear end with 3:0 gears on C10 trailing arms, mustang II front suspension with all tubular controlled arms and wilwood brakes, full air ride ,with accuair e-level, 64 t-bird interior sitting inside.

    Plan is to get the door glass sorted out first.. Then.. Wipers, proper remote setup for doors and trunk.. Basics to make it an actual "driver".

    I'm an upholsterer, so it will get a full interior. Body wise, French headlights, taillights and antenna. And paint.

    It's a great start!

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  7. I was going to say .that would make a KILLER daily driver! Bruce.
     
  8. I like it....Make sure and post photos when you are done..
     
  9. steinauge
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    from 1960

    Nice car.Please post photos as you go!
     
  10. 54fierro
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
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    from san diego

    Nice lines on the chop and the slanted B pillar looks like it's moving standing still.
    Great start for a project, can't wait to see what you do with the inside.
     
  11. slo-dat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    slo-dat
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    from Coulee, WA
    1. Upholstery

    Here it is in the shop tonight. What a couple days! 400 miles each way to pick it up!

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  12. brady1929
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  13. Johnny C.
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    Cool car. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
  14. layedout49
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    Pretty good looking car , I'll be checking up for updates as well
     
  15. spinner
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    great looking car good luck with it
     
  16. Yessss! A driver, can't wait to see how she comes along. Great looking car as she sits, now just make her yours with your own touches.
     
  17. engine138
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  18. jhuebner
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    Slick.......would like to get my Bird on some air ride
     
  19. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
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    My 210 had a '68 327. One HELL of a motor! Just be careful with putting your foot in it! That was my problem and I ended up blowing a head gasket that lead to an engine with 7 moving pistons, a hole in the block AND the oil pan! Still drove on and off the trailer!
     
  20. Cool car man! I like it.
     
  21. luckythirteenagogo
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    It looks good. Nothing feels better than to finally have it sitting in your shop. Have fun with it.
     
  22. A lot of work done for you already. Should make it fun!!!
     
  23. The37Kid
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    NICE! Post more photos when you can. Bob
     
  24. Ford52PU
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    Very nice. Can't wait to see more.
     
  25. slo-dat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    Thanks for all of the comments! I love the car!!

    I broke the driver rear hard brake line chaining the axle down to the trailer. Well.. got a new line made up a couple nights ago, bled the brakes and took it for a drive. Hot damn! It is such an awesome ride! The 327 and the whole drivetrain is great! Car hauls ass and is a kick in the ass to drive. I can not stop smiling!

    I'm building a driver. With that in mind, I think I've sorted out the goals for the winter..
    • First thing is getting remote door and trunk poppers working.
    • Then... Brake booster setup.. The car already has a manual dual circuit master cylinder on the firewall. I don't love the way it was done. It will need to be reworked.
    • I want to re-wire the car.. Thinking AAW harness.
    • Modern steering column. While I love the look of the stock column, I want all of the stuff a modern column gives, especially with respect to wiring. I like the look of the Walton bolt in column setup.
    • Aftermarket heat/air/defrost system.
    Drove the car again this morning to get it weighed for registration (I bought the car out of state). It is such a kick in the ass to drive!
     
  26. slo-dat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    slo-dat
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    from Coulee, WA
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    A few photos of the car.. This is ride height.

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  27. slo-dat
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  29. slo-dat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    slo-dat
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    from Coulee, WA
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    First thing I'm sorting out is door and trunk access. I bought an setup, and then immediately regretted it when I realized it is Autoloc. Hopefully I don't regret it. Otherwise it's a $150 mistake.

    I modified the door release so I could put an actuator straight below it. I used my MIG welder because I haven't wired a receptacle for the TIG in the new shop. I do much better with TIG..

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    Thinking I'll make a sheet metal bucket to sink the actuator into the door so I don't have to work around it when it comes time to build door panels...
     

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