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Username Post: DEEDDUDE 1954 Bel Air        (Topic#304259)
DEEDDUDE 
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12-16-13 01:20 PM - Post#2408155    
    In response to prowler

  • 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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DEEDDUDE 
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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.

My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


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

 
pat59 
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12-28-13 08:53 PM - Post#2411335    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Keep up the good work. It's getting there.
-Pat



 
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12-29-13 10:19 AM - Post#2411480    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

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.

Dean50



 
AngieWeaver 
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12-29-13 10:55 AM - Post#2411490    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

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.

1951 Business Coupe
1957 Chevy 3100 project
1973 Camaro type LT
2003 GMC 2500 8.1L4X4
2005 3500 Silverado Duramax DRW
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Fitzback 
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12-30-13 05:39 AM - Post#2411717    
    In response to AngieWeaver

Very high grade stuff!

thanks

Fitz.

La vie est belle! 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder deLuxe 2 doors sedan + Victory Vision tour

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

My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


 
2D51STYDLX 
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01-11-14 02:27 PM - Post#2415692    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

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.

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
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DEEDDUDE 
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01-12-14 06:30 AM - Post#2415859    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

  • 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.

 
53 delivery 
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01-12-14 07:24 AM - Post#2415867    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

that is going to be one badass ride.



 
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01-12-14 08:00 AM - Post#2415879    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

  • DEEDDUDE Said:






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

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.


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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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People done gone put their Bible's away

They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land

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DEEDDUDE 
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01-12-14 05:05 PM - Post#2416059    
    In response to tommy49

  • tommy49 Said:
  • 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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RICKYRICARDO 
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01-21-14 08:41 AM - Post#2418855    
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Now that is a awesome build mad skills!

Winter is a grand old time,
there are no ifs or buts/But remember all that salt and grime/Can rust your bolts and freeze your -...


 
fastcar1953 
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02-02-14 03:47 PM - Post#2422962    
    In response to RICKYRICARDO

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.



 
DEEDDUDE 
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02-02-14 04:37 PM - Post#2422980    
    In response to fastcar1953

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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fastcar1953 
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02-02-14 05:03 PM - Post#2422986    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

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.



 
fastcar1953 
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02-02-14 06:05 PM - Post#2423006    
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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.



 
DEEDDUDE 
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02-24-14 07:38 PM - Post#2430197    
    In response to fastcar1953

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    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

How low are you going that you had to build the tunnel that high?

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 
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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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DEEDDUDE 
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02-25-14 05:22 PM - Post#2430466    
    In response to dsacton

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

~ Carl

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'53 Deluxe MoreDoor, triPPPle Rochesters, Fenton exhaust, dual Porter mufflers, 3" drop, 12v, and Offenhauser shinny bits!


 
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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?

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


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

~ Carl



Thanks, Carl

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DEEDDUDE 
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02-26-14 05:36 PM - Post#2430782    
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  • usmile4 Said:
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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DEEDDUDE 
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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.

La vie est belle! 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder deLuxe 2 doors sedan + Victory Vision tour

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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