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Username Post: DEEDDUDE 1954 Bel Air        (Topic#304259)
DEEDDUDE 
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10-29-13 05:49 PM - Post#2395106    

I haven't posted in a while I've been busy on my project. I've posted this on other forums, but I figured you guys may want to see this. It's 1954 Chevy Bel Air that will get a 2001 Trans Am LS1 and 4L60E. The engine and trans combo have less than 39K.
I'm also installing a mustang II front suspension and ford 9" with bags. The project will take some time because of my work schedule. I'll update with pictures as I can.

Picture of the car before the modifications.



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10-29-13 05:58 PM - Post#2395110    
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I'm copying, pasting and editing from another site so it may not make a lot of sense. I'll catch everyone up in the next several post.
Engine and Trans.



Behind the crate is the rear end that will soon go in also.



I reclaimed all of the wire used in the fuse box from the original wiring harness, trying to keep with the GM color codes. I only have the interior wire harness and not the one under the hood so some of the wires don't match.

Fuse box pics. I'm not real happy with the fuse holders and relay holders, I may replace these at a later date; but I'm just going to get the car running first. (which means I'll never redo the fuse box):D





After I took the pictures the term organized chaos came to mind. Maybe that's the name for this build.

I started with a running driving car and ended up with this.



I got a lot of work completed for just a few hours of work and working by myself.



It took a couple hours to get the body and frame apart, but even longer to get the chassis from underneath the body. The notch kept hanging up on the floor boards. I did this without my engine hoist. If I was smart I would have went and got the hoist, but I would rather spend all day fighting and cussing.



I mocked the narrowed ford 9” rearend up with the disc brakes. It clears by about 1/2" on each side. The rearend is just about complete. Weld brake hose tabs and paint.



The swap may take even more time after getting the body in the air I could actually see the cars floorboards had even more rot than excepted, all of the floor supports are gone. There are several different ways I can attack this and all the parts are available, but expensive.

This weekend I’ll try to get the engine pulled and the rear trailing arms installed. The plan is a 2-link with panhard bar. The front will be a custom mustang II.



Thanks for viewing.

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10-29-13 06:03 PM - Post#2395114    
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Excuse the mess I took these as soon as I finished cycling the bags up and down. Finished the rear air bag install, I still need to install the pan hard bar. I have been thinking about a watts link, still undecided.



I started fabbing up the rear end and rear lowers to convert to a 4-link instead of the 2-link. I may even do a triangulated z-link. No pics of it yet.

Sectioning of the frame to lay rockers.






Shock mounts







Mock up for fuel tank and regulator.



During mock up I found I'll need to route the fuel line a little different. Getting closer and closer to droping the engine and transmission on to the frame.
I got a little closer to getting the engine and trans ready for the chassis. Needed to finish the welding on the rear suspension. I ended up building a 3-link. I had to salvage the work I already did for the 2-link. I think it turned out ok. All the brackets I built using a chop saw and grinder.

Rearend 3-link upper.



Upper rear shock mount.



Everything tied together.



Another shot from the front.



Front sway bar mount.



Motor mount.




I'm making my own lower cross member and upper mounts, I don't like the way kits on the market mount the uppers. Racing slicks make the perfect table, I hate working on the floor.





Mocking up the front I discovered I'll need to cut a wedge for under the cross member. The frame rolls down 6 degrees keeping the lower control arm from being level, simple fix; that's why everything is just tacked up. I'll get to it on my next day off.



Front layed out.



Better view


Front and rear layed out. The rear frame will get sectioned so the car will lay rockers; if my math is correct.



I built these brackets with a chop saw and a grinder.






Front at approximate ride height. The sway bar is from a G-body GM, used for mock up purposes; I'll probably use a 1-1/4".



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10-29-13 06:06 PM - Post#2395116    
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Painted the chassis and started re-assembly. Got the engine and trans installed along with the front suspension.









I've got a roller now and have the body back on. I'll have to pull it back off for the floor board and wheel well replacement.

This is as low as I could get it before the wheel well modification. I had to cut them twice and I think I'll need a little more when the trailer fenders get here.



Here she is laying rockers. There's a lip under the rockers where all the sheet metal meets, I don't think I'll remove it.






Engine installed. I had to cut the trans tunnel quite a bit to get the 4L60E in there.



My nicely painted fuel tank is now a catch all and has a few bruises.



Cut wheel wells.





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10-29-13 06:21 PM - Post#2395127    
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This was posted in July. I've had plenty time to work on the car the last couple of weeks. I got what we call in Texas the ole' "chinga lay". Basically I got screwed out of a job because the client didn't like me and lied about some stuff to my boss. I was told I was to forward, I guess that means I don't kiss censored and I don't sugar coat the truth. Any way. I got the car running a few weeks ago.

I built a VATs disable unit and got the engine running pretty easily, after a few tries. I had the ignition and ground just wrapped around the other just to get it running. First the ground came off and I fixed it then the ign fell off. I kept getting the ole' run for a few second syndrome. This is my first fuel injected car to work on, but I've read so much I figured that would be were to start my trouble shooting. After I connected them permanently the car fired right up.

I installed the fuse panel in the glove box by building a metal pan, but later removed it for a couple reasons. First the relays were crooked and secondly, I followed someone wiring diagram for the fans and it wasn't allowing the fans to come on; it would latch the relay on (or what sounding like on). I fixed it easily also. A lot of the wiring is just temporally installed at this point to see if the engine ran.





The radiator is installed.



I modified the existing shift leaver system to work with the new trans. Also in the pictures is the steering shafts. I got the column mounted too.






Another mount was modified for the shift selector on the trans.




Both the f-body accelerator pedal and a new cable were installed. The OBD II port is placed so I can use the port for the scanner until I get the gauges working.



I drilled and tapped the oil pressure what ever you call it above the filter to accept the factor gauge oil pressure tube, works great. No pictures.

I tried to extend the water temp sensor, but messed it up twice, I'll try one more time before I send the gauges in for a remodel. I've read if you freeze the bulb you can do the repair yourself. I guess I didn't freeze it enough. I also drilled and tapped the right cylinder head to accept the mechanical gauge bulb. Thanks to the site for the knowledge to do it. I used the grease and blow air through the pump method.



All of the above went easily, now the part that have given me the most trouble is the thunderbird rack. It will work with the LS1 power steering pump, but you must have the proper connectors. I though I would just buy the hoses for the rack, take them down to the parts store and have the old pressure hose and the new hose connected. Well I did and it didn't work. After a lot of cursing and research I found that the rack has metric fittings and the hoses are sae. How that works I don't know. All of the parts store web sites show the sae hoses and metric racks. So I cursed even more. I found the hoses and fitting from a source that I should have went to in the first place, but I like to do every thing twice.

I still need a few parts to have the car driving and stopping, but that's on hold until I can get a few pennies saved.

I've been slowly making progress. I didn't like the radiator top mount so I removed it, still trying to deside how I want to do it. I made these front wheelwells yesterday. As you can see I cleaned up the wiring. I left the power and ground hooked up just to start the engine from time to time.

I used the existing wheel well and cut them to use the trailer fenders, I'll come back later and close them off leaving clearance for the upper a-arms.





Well that's up to date as of now. I did redo the air filter set-up, but thats about it. I started the project sometime in January and worked on the car mostly one day a week if any. I need a ton of EMS parts and when I get the coin to buy the pieces needed I'll be able to finish the body. I was hoping to finish by the summer, but it's came and went. The job issue moved the finish date quite a bit.

I hope the LS engine doesn't offend any one. I love these old cars, but that whopping 125 horsepower and terrible fuel mileage just weren't cutting it. I think, I now have the best of both worlds. Enjoy.

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10-29-13 06:27 PM - Post#2395130    
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WOW Bill

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10-29-13 06:31 PM - Post#2395134    
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WOW, that's quite a job you've done. You should't have any problem selling the stock power train, especially the 3.55 geared, torque tube, rear end assembly. There have been a few threads on theft of cars here, and how to help prevent theft. Slamming it right to the pavement would be a huge deterrent! I'm guessing you're posting over on Jalopy Journal/The HAMB also, but keep posting here; I'm sure there are a lot of guys interested in what you're doing. Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
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10-29-13 06:35 PM - Post#2395135    
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  • one4dad Said:
WOW Bill



Thanks Bill

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10-29-13 06:41 PM - Post#2395136    
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  • 56sedandelivery Said:
WOW, that's quite a job you've done. You should't have any problem selling the stock power train, especially the 3.55 geared, torque tube, rear end assembly. There have been a few threads on theft of cars here, and how to help prevent theft. Slamming it right to the pavement would be a huge deterrent! I'm guessing you're posting over on Jalopy Journal/The HAMB also, but keep posting here; I'm sure there are a lot of guys interested in what you're doing. Butch/56sedandelivery.



Thanks Butch. I need to find those post, I've been absent for a while.

I don't dare post this on the HAMB. Those guys aren't as open minded as the guys here. We're all hot rodders or customizers in our own way, but those guys are stuck in their ways and so be it. Respecting them and their beliefs I didn't post the build there. They'll just have to miss out. Ha. Ha. Thanks again.

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10-29-13 06:43 PM - Post#2395137    
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Somehow I screwed the order up in the second post. I went to edit it and had some issues and I can not edit now. Oh well, it still shows the work I did.

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10-29-13 07:32 PM - Post#2395156    
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Nice !!!!!

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10-29-13 08:09 PM - Post#2395165    
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I'm not a big fan of radically lowered cars, but I am a BIG fan of excellent fabrication skills. Looks to me like you are doing some excellent work there. Can't wait to see a video of it going down the street.

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10-29-13 08:38 PM - Post#2395179    
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Great fabrication, nice work !

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10-29-13 09:48 PM - Post#2395190    
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sorry to say Im not a fan of these kinds of modifcations seems to take alot away from them but you did do some nice welding and so on



 
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10-29-13 10:08 PM - Post#2395197    
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  • rons50chev Said:
sorry to say Im not a fan of these kinds of modifcations seems to take alot away from them but you did do some nice welding and so on


This is some Great work whether you like the mods or not.
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10-30-13 12:35 AM - Post#2395208    
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I'll go along with the thoughts posted by some of the others here. While I wouldn't want some of those mods done to any of my cars, I have nothing but respect and admiration for the attention to detail and quality of workmanship which went into them.

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10-30-13 03:56 AM - Post#2395217    
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Great work,and please keep posting.I took quite a beating locally when I street rodded my fully restored '37 business coupe!

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10-30-13 04:29 AM - Post#2395220    
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  • DEEDDUDE Said:


I hope the LS engine doesn't offend any one. I love these old cars, but that whopping 125 horsepower and terrible fuel mileage just weren't cutting it. I think, I now have the best of both worlds. Enjoy.



Some really nice work there!
As for the LS and the 4L60E you're going to love the way that drivetrain is going to work with this size of car.
I was kind of hesitant of putting a LR4 (4.8lt) in mine; but the donor truck was free and it ran well. Also being that it's the same block casting as an LS, it'll be plug and play when I find one that is at the right price.
That being said this 4.8 just plays with the car. You can light up the rear tires anytime you want and out on the highway at 70mph, it's only revving at about 1700rpm.
You said it "Best of both worlds"

Dan.

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10-30-13 05:28 AM - Post#2395242    
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Thanks everyone. I’m sure there’s a way to multi quote, but I don’t know how to or I would thank you all individually.

As some have stated the radically lowered car is not their cup of tea and some may believe it to be sacrilegious to modify a car like this, but this one was probably ready for the crusher and I’m bring new life to her. I’m that way myself about certain things. No offence taken. I do appreciate the comments about the fabrication. I’m trying to get my welding mojo back. My intentions were never to do this much work on the car it just kinda morphed into this. Originally I planned to do just a rear end swap and a 5-speed and then got the wild idea to do the LS motor, more of a challenge I guess.

Thanks again.


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10-30-13 05:34 AM - Post#2395243    
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i've been a fabricator, hot rodder all my life, and i am really impressed with the thought and execution of your build. all i can say is WOW!!

keep the pics coming.

by the way, how do you post so many at a time. i get cut off after 5.

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10-30-13 05:41 AM - Post#2395244    
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Great fabrication!! You have been busy! Great job!

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10-30-13 06:15 AM - Post#2395250    
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Griff, Tommy

Thanks for the comments. I do appreciate them.

Griff, I really don’t know how I did it, I just did and it accepted them. I did try to go back and edit the second post trying to put everything in chronological order, thanks speel cheek. After it booted me off, I can no longer edit any of my post; maybe I broke it.


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10-30-13 06:52 AM - Post#2395263    
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I'm envious of the size of your shop and your welding skills. The car is looking great! Thanx for posting.

~ Carl

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10-30-13 08:32 AM - Post#2395279    
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  • DEEDDUDE Said:
My intentions were never to do this much work on the car it just kinda morphed into this. Originally I planned to do just a rear end swap and a 5-speed and then got the wild idea to do the LS motor, more of a challenge I guess.





Funny how projects start small and then work big. In your case, this car will be awesome when it is done. Very, very nice fabrication work!

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10-30-13 09:41 AM - Post#2395298    
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Great work. I like both stock and rodded. My 48 is stock. In 1967 I put the a 1956 V8 running gear in a 47 coupe I had then. Sadly hauled it to the junkyard a couple of years later. Mistake, but had just go married and you know how that goes.

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10-30-13 09:45 AM - Post#2395300    
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  • DEEDDUDE Said:
....but this one was probably ready for the crusher and I’m bring new life to her.



Thanks for saving another one.... even if you did ruin the original stance.

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10-30-13 10:17 AM - Post#2395307    
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You can only edit your posts for a short period of time. Cannot remember how long it is.

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10-30-13 12:21 PM - Post#2395342    
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Awesome work! I'd sure like to take a look at it. I get to Abilene quite a bit, but Ocean City is a bit far away.

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11-24-13 04:50 PM - Post#2402384    
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Small update. I've been working out of town so the updates may not come as quickly as they have. Finally got the brakes finished and bleed. I first painted everything and while that was drying I started on the pedal assembly. I used the f-body brake and bracket. I lengthened the pedal thinking the little 8" booster wouldn't work very well, well I was wrong. After reinstalling everything and bleeding and bleeding the brakes I had no pedal. I spent the better part of a day a couple weeks ago messing with this thing. Got brake fluid everywhere messing up my freshly painted parts. After some research I not only lengthened the pedal again, but also so the pivot to the rod. I now have a 4:1 ratio and it seem to be ok. I need to bleed the brakes again once I get some help.





Instead of spending $300+ for a driveshaft I found an aluminum one on e-bay from a crown vic. I was thinking it was too short so I installed a long yoke, well again I was wrong; reinstalled the short yoke and bolted her up. I used a conversion joint on the front so I could use the GM slip yoke to the transmission.



The weather here is crappy and I wanted to do a test drive, but instead I tested the brakes and the Ford true track, or what ever Ford calls it; I've forgotten the name. Here's some proof that it works. The LS-1 lit the tires up so easily I had to open the shop up to air out.



The picture doesn't reflect the amount of smoke those little tires produced. Can't wait for a test drive.

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12-16-13 09:09 AM - Post#2408076    
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Started looking through some older threads and found this!! Awesome! Deserves a bump, cant wait to some more updates. Man, I wish I had half your skill, and shop space. I would never leave the garage!!

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12-16-13 01:20 PM - Post#2408155    
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  • prowler Said:
Started looking through some older threads and found this!! Awesome! Deserves a bump, cant wait to some more updates. Man, I wish I had half your skill, and shop space. I would never leave the garage!!



Thanks prowler. I've been working on her real steady the last few weekends. I go out in the morning and when I look up it's after dark and I missed lunch, that sure doesn't happen at my real job. I need to get some pictures and post the progress. I've started replacing the body panels and it's been real time consuming. Thanks for the comments.

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12-28-13 05:38 PM - Post#2411295    
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Sorry guy it's been so long since I've updated, I've been real busy working on the car and forgetting to take pictures. I finished the exhaust and I did this while the floor was in the car. I removed the floor today. I took 2-45 degree bends, found the centers and cut them to make an offset to clear the driveshaft.







Before adding the straight run of pipe after the "y" I noticed this, from a well "marketed" exhaust company, and cut it all out; this is supposed to be a 3" outlet, it's actually 2-3/4" and this made it less than 2". hmm. no pic of the finished product.





The exhaust was heading right to the rear cross member so I modified it with some 5" tubing I had laying around.



I started the body work a week or so ago. The right side didn't have an previous repairs so it went ok.





The left side had these issues.





The bondo went as high as you see the paint buffed off.



Also modified one of the rear wheel tubs to put some fat tires in the back to hopefully plant the power the LS-1 makes.





I've gotten only a few days work into it and this is what's completed, I still need to continue to grind the welds flush. I'm learning to use body hammers and dollies. I've never done any body work before except on my stock cars and that was using rivets and duct tape.

This is the rot I cut out and that's the reason for all of the mounts.







Enjoy the pictures. Still plenty to do, wish me luck.

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Edited by DEEDDUDE on 12-28-13 05:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
pat59 
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Keep up the good work. It's getting there.
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12-29-13 10:19 AM - Post#2411480    
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Wow! That's a heck of a coating of Bondo. It looks like you are doing a first class job with first class replacement parts.
That will be a happy Chevy.

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12-29-13 10:55 AM - Post#2411490    
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Wow. I like it. I have said for years the ls1 is perfect for old cars if they need new running gear. I enjoy both stock and modified cars if they are done well...and yours looks to be done very well. I saw a 50 wth that setup.....no airbags though...and was so envious. Hubby wanted to put the 8.1 motor from our crashed 03gmc into his Camaro but I talked him into rebuilding the truck cuz I love it...
That car should be so comfy to drive once you get the bugs worked out. Thanks for sharing.

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12-30-13 05:39 AM - Post#2411717    
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Very high grade stuff!

thanks

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12-30-13 07:39 AM - Post#2411729    
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the complements.

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01-11-14 02:27 PM - Post#2415692    
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That is some serious AAA welding and fab work, I really don't think a lot of people nowadays appreciate this detail and quality. You are to be commended.

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01-12-14 06:30 AM - Post#2415859    
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  • 4D50STYDLX Said:
That is some serious AAA welding and fab work, I really don't think a lot of people nowadays appreciate this detail and quality. You are to be commended.



Thanks Roger.

Maybe later today I'll have a few pictures and an update. I'm currently replacing (fighting) the inner rockers and the floor, it's a combination of old and new.

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Edited by DEEDDUDE on 01-12-14 06:30 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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01-12-14 07:24 AM - Post#2415867    
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that is going to be one badass ride.



 
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01-12-14 08:00 AM - Post#2415879    
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That was a very creative use of drywall! Your repair work looks great!

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01-12-14 08:08 AM - Post#2415884    
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Your skills speak for themselves.

Thanks for sharing.


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01-12-14 05:05 PM - Post#2416059    
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  • DEEDDUDE Said:






That was a very creative use of drywall! Your repair work looks great!



LOL... That'a pretty funny.

Thank you guys for the complements they are truly appreciated. I was just telling my wife how aggravated I am with the floor replacement. Working hard and not much progress to show sure wears you down mentally, hopefully next weekend most of the floor will be done. Thanks again to everyone who took time to post something stating that you like the work. Thank You.

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01-21-14 08:41 AM - Post#2418855    
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Now that is a awesome build mad skills!

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02-02-14 03:47 PM - Post#2422962    
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hello, i am building a 54 chevy and running fuel injection. i was curious about what fuel pump you used? nice build and definetly not hamb friendly. i have been wanting to know about electric fuel pumps but could'nt ask there.



 
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02-02-14 04:37 PM - Post#2422980    
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I cut and pasted this from another forum thread. The pump is a walbro 255. The tank is from tanks inc designed for fuel injection. I modified the pick up to run the pump instead of buying their overpriced unit. You'll need a corvette filter to regulate the flow. I'll try to find the part # and post it. I'm assuming your running an LS engine.


Earlier in the thread it's coated and mounted. I reused a sending unit I used when I mounted a racing fuel cell in temporarily. I used a 0-30 ohm unit to work with the factory gauge. I built a voltage step down unit so the gauge would work with the 12 volt system.



Starting to modify the fuel pick up.



Finished product.

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02-02-14 05:03 PM - Post#2422986    
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thanks, i'm running a 4.3 v6 with 5 speed. i have the same tank as you. trying to find cheaper fuel pump than theirs. factory fuel pump wont work. needed ideas.



 
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o.k. i checked that pump. wow,way to much pressure for me. i am running tbi and only 15 psi. guess i will run a inline pump.



 
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02-24-14 07:38 PM - Post#2430197    
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Small update. Not getting a lot of work done and what little I do is under the floor boards. A couple photos of the interior, I still need to finish welding a few spots and repair others. The next day I have off I'll start working the rear quarters again and hopefully get the tubs installed.











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02-24-14 07:55 PM - Post#2430204    
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How low are you going that you had to build the tunnel that high?

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02-25-14 11:32 AM - Post#2430382    
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So great job. I'm looking forward to see more

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02-25-14 04:38 PM - Post#2430454    
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Fantastic work!



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02-25-14 05:22 PM - Post#2430466    
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Thanks guys.

Bill, the driveshaft hump isn't that much taller than stock. I combined both the hump and the rear firewall at the three link to make that contraption. My thinking is most of that will be covered by the seat. The car will lay both the frame and rockers on the ground.

Thanks for viewing

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02-26-14 10:12 AM - Post#2430670    
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This thread just keep getting better!

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02-26-14 01:03 PM - Post#2430713    
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do you have pictures of the underside of the rear?

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02-26-14 05:25 PM - Post#2430779    
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This thread just keep getting better!

~ Carl



Thanks, Carl

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02-26-14 05:36 PM - Post#2430782    
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do you have pictures of the underside of the rear?



Ugh..easy Bill, she's not that easy..LOL
I don't think so, but I'll look. Exactly what are you looking for? The underside of the car at the trunk was trashed and I have yet to start on the sheet metal. My car was so bad I had to replace the rear lower quarters and everything in between.


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03-16-14 04:37 PM - Post#2436247    
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You guys moved the tread and I couldn't find it. I haven't been by in a few days and things got moved around. Here are a few more pics. I'm getting a little bit done each weekend. Finally got the tubs in and started on the trunk. I have more completed than the pics show. One more weekend and I believe I'll be finished in the trunk and start back underneath the car. My goal is to be back running, not finished, by the end of April.
I built a frame with 1" x 1" under the center of the trunk sheet metal and made it removeable so I can get to the battery. The fuel tank just fit in the area thanks to my BFH. I'll get pics of that later. Also built a frame to support the sides with 1/2" x 1/2". Pics to follow as well.






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03-16-14 05:07 PM - Post#2436258    
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Fitz.

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03-16-14 06:05 PM - Post#2436290    
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damn that trunk looks nice, a shame itll be covered up...



 
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03-17-14 12:16 PM - Post#2436511    
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Yepper!!! Looking good!!!

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03-17-14 04:21 PM - Post#2436573    
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Thanks guys

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05-02-14 09:56 AM - Post#2449436    
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Hey guys. I'm still around. The cars running,driving and doing burnouts. No video yet. I was so busy the last month or so I haven't updated with any photos. Sorry. I'm working my real job long hours and when this finishes up in a few weeks I catch everyone up on pics.

She's far from complete, but she's streetable and ready to shake the bugs out of her.

Thanks for the understanding

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05-19-14 03:35 AM - Post#2454099    
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Short video of the second drive around the hood. My wife shot this without my knowledge or I would have done a burnout. http://youtu.be/goxamaVgcT0

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Edited by DEEDDUDE on 05-19-14 03:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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05-31-14 03:58 PM - Post#2457382    
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Man, I want your car. Awesome.



 
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  • 50Ragtop Said:
Man, I want your car. Awesome.


Thanks for the compliment

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08-18-14 07:54 AM - Post#2477686    
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Sorry guys it's been awhile since updating, I've been busy with odds and ends on the car, but mostly driving. Here are a few photos. I used a f-body shifter and modified it with a soild linkage and extended lever. I wanted to use a stock shifter to utilize the reverse lock out, parking lights and the signal to the pcm for park.





I still need to make a center console.

Here are a couple of the air ride system.





I repaired the fender, the piece on top was the rot I cut out.



And a couple in da weeds. Laying frame and rockers.





Enjoy


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08-27-14 12:09 PM - Post#2479994    
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sweet ride!



 
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08-27-14 01:21 PM - Post#2480007    
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Thank You.

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08-28-14 09:44 PM - Post#2480358    
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What kind of instrument do you have in the clock position? Could you please post a pic? Thank you.

Ray

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08-29-14 04:13 AM - Post#2480383    
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Ray, that is an elcheapo tach from one of the parts stores. I'll get a pic this evening and try to find the model/part #. The chrome bezeled one would look better, but was out of stock and I was in a hurry; didn't want to over rev the 235.

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08-30-14 01:46 AM - Post#2480577    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Thank you. I am trying to get ideas about which tachs work well in a stock 53-54 cluster, so will look forward to seeing your pic.

Ray

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08-30-14 07:18 AM - Post#2480603    
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Ray, sorry for the quality. This camera or operator should be able to do better. The tach is an Equus 2-1/2" model # 6086, not the prettiest; but it serves the purpose. A chrome one would look much nicer. I bought the cheapest one I could find just to set the idle speed of the 235 and to make sure I didn't over rev it. I would assume any 2-1/2" would fit. I had to file the inside of the clock bezel to make it fit and I added a hose clamp to the back to secure it. Hasn't moved. Hope this helps.





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08-30-14 07:36 PM - Post#2480739    
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Love and appreciate your work and love your car too...

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08-31-14 03:23 AM - Post#2480781    
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The tach looks like a good fit. Thank you for your pics and for the model info.

Ray

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08-31-14 08:39 AM - Post#2480818    
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Thank you 50's.The positive feedback is very much appreciated.

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Edited by DEEDDUDE on 08-31-14 08:39 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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08-31-14 08:40 AM - Post#2480819    
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Your welcome Ray. Hopefully I was some help.

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09-09-14 10:19 AM - Post#2482803    
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Sorry to jump in but i have the perfect solution for the tach. Got a custom made tach from speedhut to look almost exactly like the factory clock. It's programmable as well so it works with a 6 or 8 cyl. They even let me send in the clock center disc and they put it for me. I can't post pics on here but if anybody wants to see what it looks like pm me your e-mail and I'll send you a few. Once someone has a picture they're more than welcome to post it up.



 
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09-09-14 09:04 PM - Post#2482954    
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Posting pictures.
http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...
Also if you become a supporting member you can post direct from your computer..


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11-16-14 02:26 PM - Post#2499095    
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Nothing new really, just been enjoying the drives; still plenty to do.
I was asked by a PM to post some photos of the front wheel wells. This is the best I can get.






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11-30-14 12:18 AM - Post#2502581    
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Awesome project and indeed you do have a lots of room in your shop. Looking forward to following the progress from here.

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12-05-14 03:05 PM - Post#2504092    
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Thanks Gary.

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12-05-14 09:58 PM - Post#2504170    
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Really nice build!

Fitz.

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12-09-14 03:35 AM - Post#2504902    
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Thanks Fitz

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02-09-15 08:56 AM - Post#2521783    
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Nice build!

A closer picture of that hood ornament, looks real awesome.



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02-11-15 06:41 AM - Post#2522302    
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Update?

Are you done? Surely not



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02-12-15 05:34 AM - Post#2522621    
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Nice build!

A closer picture of that hood ornament, looks real awesome.





Thanks Schieri, I'll try to get a pic of the duck.

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02-12-15 05:39 AM - Post#2522623    
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Update?

Are you done? Surely not




Far from done Willy. I got the body back on the frame Sunday and got her running again a couple days ago. I had her apart to clean up underneath and spray on some undercoating/sound deadener. Added Dynamat to the interior and rebuilt the wiring harness over the winter, filled the holes in the firewall also among other small projects. I'll try to get some pics soon. Thanks for checking in.

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Schieri 
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02-15-15 03:52 AM - Post#2523429    
    In response to Stefan Spencer

  • Stefan Spencer Said:
Sorry to jump in but i have the perfect solution for the tach. Got a custom made tach from speedhut to look almost exactly like the factory clock. It's programmable as well so it works with a 6 or 8 cyl. They even let me send in the clock center disc and they put it for me. I can't post pics on here but if anybody wants to see what it looks like pm me your e-mail and I'll send you a few. Once someone has a picture they're more than welcome to post it up.



Just wanted to show the custom tach





Domenique Schieri


 
Nite Dragon 
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02-15-15 09:44 AM - Post#2523480    
    In response to Schieri

very nice looking tach



 
BAJohnny 
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02-15-15 12:18 PM - Post#2523515    
    In response to Nite Dragon

That's a nice looking Tach. What is speedhut?
I have never heard of them. Thanks for any help with my question.

1953 BelAir 2dr Sedan
1953 BelAir 2dr Hardtop


 
DEEDDUDE 
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Reg: 11-06-11
08-09-15 05:06 PM - Post#2567565    
    In response to BAJohnny

No real update. Just a couple pictures. I finished the firewall and painted the trunk. Mostly just driving. No problem in this Texas 100° weather. Added a few more fuses for the Headlights, horn, etc..






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gnatt66 
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12-13-15 10:17 AM - Post#2595202    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

this build has been SO helpful to me and i'm sure all the ls swap 49-54 guys. thanks!

1950 Chevy, 2012 2500 HD LML oil burner.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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12-14-15 01:26 PM - Post#2595458    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Hi DeeDude, some great progress and idea's there matched with some great engineering skills. I really like the work you have done.
There is a Model A Tudor rat rod down here that not only lays sills the whole chassis sits on the ground and the wheels lift off the ground completely. It helps that it is fender-less.
The guy said he built it so that when they have a BBQ they can leave it running with the back wheels spinning and throw cans at them. From memory it uses a side valve Cadillac and so exhausts that go up not down like multiple stacks.
For your car are you going to make some discreet rubbing blocks to protect your sills. I can see them loosing paint and tearing up even if not driven low.
Of course if you have a sense of humor you could put titanium blocks a bit lower so you could drag and spark them like fireworks? LOL
Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
streetrods 
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01-07-16 09:23 AM - Post#2600483    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Looking good on the progress. Like they say Rome wasn't built in a day.
I don't know where you are in your process with regards to paint color but have you thought what color you want to paint it?

If you need help with the paint we can Custom Paint



Edited by streetrods on 01-07-16 09:24 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
DEEDDUDE 
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01-09-16 07:09 AM - Post#2600807    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Thanks

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DEEDDUDE 
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01-09-16 07:14 AM - Post#2600808    
    In response to streetrods

Street. I will more than likely not paint the car. I've had a number of people want to help fade the paint from the new panels to old. I like the old patina look, it gives it a nostalgic look.

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bbthunder 
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Loc: Mossley, Ontario, Canada
Reg: 11-19-15
01-12-16 07:45 PM - Post#2601690    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Nice build that you did.
Would you be able to tell me what you used
for rear caliper brackets, calipers and rotors
when you did your 9 inch ford
My email is rcenterprises@live.ca
thanks



 
DEEDDUDE 
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01-14-16 03:23 AM - Post#2601957    
    In response to bbthunder

  • bbthunder Said:
Nice build that you did.
Would you be able to tell me what you used
for rear caliper brackets, calipers and rotors
when you did your 9 inch ford
My email is rcenterprises@live.ca
thanks



Metric weld on brackets found at circle track parts sellers. Metric caliper found on s-10 trucks or 78-87 monte carlos, g-bodies, etc... rotors from quick performance.

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bbthunder 
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Loc: Mossley, Ontario, Canada
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01-14-16 05:09 PM - Post#2602117    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Thanks a lot
Ron



 
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