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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Paul
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    I will add links to previous posts in this series..

    bare with me [​IMG]

    last Friday has links to all of last week..

    last Friday

    and this week;

    Monday

    Teusday

    Wednesday

    Thursday


    and here it's Friday again, day ten of the modified,

    today I took it easy after yesterday's ball buster..

    I spent a couple hours fabbin' up some motor mounts,

    I am using '61 Pontiac transmission mounts, they are a close match to the Stude mounts, they look like hockey pucks with a bolt top and bottom.

    first I got the car at ride height and engine located, bolted the biscuits in place and with a little measuring I made up some towers and top plates

    here's the proto-type and second one ready to cut,
     

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  2. Paul
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    checking fit,
     

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  3. Paul
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    tacked,
     

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  4. Paul
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    again,
     

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  5. Paul
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    and here's she sits
     

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  6. Paul
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    still need to build a transmission mount and attach the rear bones,

    and one or two other little things,, [​IMG]

    to be continued.

    Paul
     
  7. Fat Hack
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    I feel so inadequate...I only did some clean-up electrical and a gauge install today...

    ...you need to "vacation" in Michigan sometime soon!

    (Ummm...bring your welding stuff! [​IMG])

    ANOTHER wicked post...keep at it, Dude!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

     
  8. Reggie
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    60ST, very clean fab work man!!! Keep us posted on your progress....in fact, take the body off an show us what you've already done!!!
     
  9. Paul
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    hey! at least you GOT electrical

    I haven't even thought about THAT yet [​IMG]

    Paul
     
  10. Paul
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    Hotwheel,

    I just attached links to all previous threads in this series in the opening post above.

    Paul
     
  11. Fat Hack
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    [ QUOTE ]


    I started this a week ago last Monday.

    Paul

    [/ QUOTE ]

    "Ain't he NEAT?!" [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Gotta love this guy!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

     
  12. Paul
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    CGkidd stopped by last night and gave me this awsome Studebaker grill shell to match the motor!

    thanks Eric!

    it's WAY cool!! you're WAY cool!!

    see ya in three months! or was it four??

    Paul
     

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  13. dehudso
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    Incredibly nice work man. I wish that I had taken half the pics you have, of my wimpy little engine/tranny swap. I looked forward to your posts.
     
  14. old beet
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    I've been watchin the progress, really nice job. You will be drivin soon.........OLDBEET
     
  15. I would have to say your "rodumentary" rivals some of the best on the HAMB! If ou didnt live in Rainytown, I would bitch about the lack of clean metal [​IMG].
     
  16. MMMMmmmmm these would look good on that S2D motor. I sent you a PM.
    TZ
     
  17. fab32
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    Those voluntary layoffs can be really productive when you use them like you have. Around here with the GM factory guys it usually results in a HUGE pile of empties in the garage and little else. Then when they have about a week left before being called back they start pissing and moaning about where the time went and how little they got done. Sorry to get so OT. Great series Paul, I'm hanging on every word and picture. When you get it done I'll just tack a copy on the wall and build mine.

    Frank
     
  18. whitewallslick
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    I think it's cool that you're fabbing all the little bits & brackets that most guys would just buy. Way to go! WWS [​IMG]
     
  19. tanker1
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    Great job! I like your detailed photos. Your very skilled. You should have a show on TV! Be looking for more pics.
     
  20. scarliner
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    Great post,looks like you do some fine work.Im, just about at the same stage you are,on my car,and I needed a little more inspiration.After looking at yours,it makes me want to get busy on mine.Im gonna try to hit it hard this weekend.Hope to make some progress,and hit the road some time this summer.Great work,love the bomb!
     
  21. Nice pix and even nicer work....love those, sano clean cuts in the metal.

    Shit I need a plasma cutter !!

    Rat [​IMG]
     
  22. Paul
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    scarliner,

    take pictures!

    Paul
     
  23. CGkidd
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    Hey Paul glad I could help out. I just couldn't use the stude grill shell with you running a stude in your rig. Anyone out there have a early olds grill shell???
    Eric
     
  24. plmczy
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    [ QUOTE ]

    first I got the car at ride height and engine located, bolted the biscuits in place and with a little measuring I made up some towers and top plates

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Paul, is the normal procedure to fab up engine mounts for something? On my 40 Dodge the previous owner installed a GM sub frame and I'd like to install a sb mopar in it. I'd also like to lower the front end by either cutting coils or drop spindles. I also plan on updating the rear suspension. So would it better to do these updates before I fab up mounts or after? Thanks for the info. later plmczy
     
  25. plmczy
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    BTTT,later plmczy
     
  26. Paul
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    Hi plmczy,

    I am not giving you step by step instructions because every job is different and as they say there are more ways then one to skin a cat.

    as long as your plan is well thought out and all obstacles are anticipated it doesn't much matter where you start.

    if in your case you just want to get on the road, then by all means do the motor install first,
    then drop the front, then update the rear.

    but even if you do it all one step at a time you need to look at the car as a whole,
    it’s no big deal, just basic hot rodding.



    And remember, “you can not own a car, but a car can own you”

    Paul
     
  27. Looking good Paul!

    Keep up the great posts!

    Sam.
     
  28. plmczy
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    Ok, I just thought that if I fabbed the motor mounts then lowered it that the motor would be off kilt. But I guess as long as I don't give it a in the weeds front end drop and keep the ass end up I should be alright. later plmczy
     

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