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Username Post: cbmkr56 1950 Fleetline        (Topic#308955)
cbmkr56 
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Loc: Basehor Ks
Reg: 02-11-13
03-04-14 09:45 AM - Post#2432604    

Here are a couple pics of my project, I have owned this car since 1972, Ran the H out of it in High School going thru a total of 8 engines. In 1974 i built a real strong 235 ,added 57 chev 3.36 ratio rear and a 4 speed muncie rock crusher close ratio and had a lot of fun with it.
( The Highway Patrol Officer that checked the Vin Last march remembered the car)
I had a business and farm to take care of and a family to raise and had to park the car in 79.

I replaced the rear quarters with donor original sheet metal,outer and inner fender wells ect. This was a deluxe model and for some reason in 74 i removed all the trim and fender skirts leaded all the trim holes and shaved and bullnosed the hood.

I have moved the body fitment around a little from factory and brought the quarters up to get clean door seams front and rear.

I also removed the lower quarters on both sides and used the top of a donor 51 quarter to take the bumper detent out and make it smooth.


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AngieWeaver 
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03-04-14 11:36 AM - Post#2432626    
    In response to cbmkr56

Good story. I look forward to seeing your progress. I like these old fleetlines.....someday I will get me one.

Bummer on the trim. That must have been your creative expression...lol Are you going to deck it out right again then?

1951 Business Coupe
1957 Chevy 3100 project
1973 Camaro type LT
2003 GMC 2500 8.1L4X4
2005 3500 Silverado Duramax DRW
2015 Corvette Z06 DSOM w/kalahari brown
Mopars and a few parts cars
http://www.AmericanClassicMetalPicke rs.com


 
cbmkr56 
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cbmkr56
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03-04-14 11:57 AM - Post#2432627    
    In response to AngieWeaver

Only trim is the belt line moulding and around front and rear glass. I welded all the holes around the top of the doors also.

I have a solid body and floorpan 2 door 49 fleetline



 
cbmkr56 
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03-07-14 10:10 AM - Post#2433601    
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4 bar suspension is in and back rolling. Pulled the engine and tranny today and cleaned the front cowl and frame.

Going to paint the cowl and frame now and set the engine back in.

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Tgoss 
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03-07-14 01:57 PM - Post#2433652    
    In response to cbmkr56

Nice project and interesting story. I see from your pictures that you have changed the front cross member at some point. What is it and did the rack & pinion come with it or is it an add on.

I put a Grand Am rack on my original front end and I like it much better now.

Your work looks good so far, Keep it up.

Tgoss

1954 Chevy Sport Coupe, Horizon Blue, 350, 700R4
1954 Chevy Sport Coupe, Pueblo Tan, 235, 3 speed
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cbmkr56 
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03-07-14 02:23 PM - Post#2433661    
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Got the firewall bead blasted this afternoon and added a coat of DTM primer added. Will ad final color to firewall this weekend and start putting the engine back in.

Going to use the old six that i built in 1974.

Here is a link of it running on You tube last March

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5byxY_Ue294



 
cbmkr56 
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03-07-14 02:24 PM - Post#2433663    
    In response to Tgoss

Whole front suspension is from an 85 Jag XJ6. Fit in real nice.



 
raycow 
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03-07-14 02:25 PM - Post#2433664    
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What kind of engine mounts are you using? The brackets look like they might work for 55-57 type but seem farther apart.

Ray

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cbmkr56 
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03-07-14 02:46 PM - Post#2433670    
    In response to raycow

I used the std 55-59 mounts for the block but picked up a set of aftermarket universal mounts for the frame, I added a washer to the old chevy mounts to center the bolt were i wanted it.They worked out real nice. These were what i used , www.Ebay.com item number 281281051651, these are a generic mount and other people sell them also.




 
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03-07-14 03:44 PM - Post#2433698    
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Lookin' real good.

Dean50



 
raycow 
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03-07-14 09:03 PM - Post#2433784    
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  • cbmkr56 Said:
These were what i used , Ebay item number 281281051651, these are a generic mount and other people sell them also.


That's the old flathead Ford mount - an excellent choice. They are readily available and almost indestructible.

Ray

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03-09-14 06:42 AM - Post#2434117    
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Firewall and front frame after bead blasting, Dtm Primer and Chassis satin black on the frame.

Removed the wiring harness and cluster all together as this is how they were installed.

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cbmkr56 
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03-09-14 10:11 AM - Post#2434208    
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I have removed the spare tire well from the trunk as it will be of no use to me with the tire size i plan on using.I will add an extra tank brace to the bottom of the new piece for the future, May possibly add a larger fuel tank down the road
I used a piece of 18 gauge cold rolled to fill the hole and plug welded it in place.Added a rib to the center of the sheet on the press for rigidity.





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cbmkr56 
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05-01-14 02:47 PM - Post#2449255    
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Got the suspension all done and found the right tire and wheel combination , did a test fit and after the pic did a load test to check for clearance. Everything was right with tire measurements in the rear wheel well being very good. Weight Loaded it and it set just below the top of the rim at the wheel well opening. about 8.5-9" rocker to ground.

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Edited by cbmkr56 on 05-01-14 02:49 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
cbmkr56 
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05-12-14 11:21 AM - Post#2452298    
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Got the brake booster picked up last week, I could not find one that had the clutch option, I Used an old master cylinder to hold both pedal assy's and fabricated a mount for the booster dual master. I used the original frame holes for the cylinder mount and added another in the rear to support the booster.

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cbmkr56 
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05-13-14 01:39 PM - Post#2452665    
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Sorry i missed your post , The front is 85 Jag XJ6 , it fit nice and easy and set the wheelbase to stock.,

I have been under the weather for about 7 weeks and just trying to catch up.



 
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05-23-14 06:46 AM - Post#2455294    
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After trying to find a fitting or make a special hose to convert the jag brake hose to 3/16" inverted i have discovered that it was easier to do than i thought.

The hose has M10-1 bubble flare male ends, and the line is 4.75mm or 3/16" with a flare on the end. The tube nuts are M10-1 Female thread,If you use the old nuts from the jag steel line or order some new ones , you can use 3/16" standard brake line and your standard flare tool to make the connection.

A lot easier and cheaper than ordering or having custom hoses made.

Metric fitting from www.belmetric.com or https://store.fedhillusa.com

Here is a picture of the hose line and nut

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05-24-14 12:12 AM - Post#2455483    
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Nice fix! That's the kind of good old-fashioned rodding I like.

Ray

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cbmkr56 
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07-04-14 07:53 AM - Post#2466555    
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More pics, Hood is done and built a set of fenders,Welded all the holes in the trunk and rear apron . Added sheetmetal from a late model door to the trunk to accept a normal key lock from a late model chevy. I reformed the whole trunk lid to fit the body lines .They were to say the least not close from the factory.Got the front hung to check alignment and do a final for fitment. I am trying to go to paint some time in mid to late July.


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07-04-14 07:29 PM - Post#2466669    
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WOW! That looks great. Thanks for all the photos too, I am enjoying them.


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07-07-14 11:05 AM - Post#2467277    
    In response to swbatt

Looking very nice. But if it were mine, you might find a Jaguar 6 sitting under the hood...Now that would look awesome !!!

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cbmkr56 
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07-24-14 03:52 PM - Post#2471562    
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here is the link to the jaguar front installation.

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

I am installing the shock mounts in the morning and will post those pics also.



 
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07-25-14 08:30 AM - Post#2471734    
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Shock mounts were added to the suspension post.



 
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07-28-14 06:32 AM - Post#2472410    
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Started painting this weekend, Firewall, dash trunk lid underside and jambed the doors and body, got all the bolts and the door hinges painted. Will assemble everything this week and get the car into a booth to finish up all the paint.



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08-17-14 05:37 AM - Post#2477390    
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After a long day in the booth 3 coats base coat 3 coats clear, progress has been made ,We will shoot the hood and fenders today , load her up on the trailer and bring her back to the shop sometime on Monday. We were very pleased with the product we used and amazed at the coverage we got with the base coat.

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08-18-14 06:48 AM - Post#2477676    
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After a long weekend the Front fenders and hood are done , now it's time to transport back to the shop.

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08-18-14 09:39 AM - Post#2477709    
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Coming along nicely. I like the color.

My build thread

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


 
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08-18-14 08:25 PM - Post#2477878    
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A day of prep 2 days in the booth, i am happy with the way it turned out.
Thanks for the comments.



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08-30-14 01:58 PM - Post#2480677    
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Ordered a dash cluster from EZ wire and did the install this morning with wiring, pretty straight forward install. The billet insert for the gauges had no mounts to hold it in. It did fit tight into the original hole. I used some small strips of aluminum to clamp the back down and force it into the original hole, using the end mounting stud on the dash chrome that splits the top and bottom.

I wanted to go Dakota digital but the price was to attractive at $280.00 plus shipping for the billet insert and the gauge set with sensors.

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08-30-14 02:07 PM - Post#2480680    
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Modified front and rear splash pans. Years ago when i first street rodded this car it had no bumpers or front and rear splash pans between the body and bumpers. I was warned about no bumpers and added 2 pieces of 2" tubing on some brackets of the frame.

These are 2.5" narrower than original front and rear. The bumpers will be closer to the car and the outside corners will be clipped back to just cover the ends of the splash pans on each side. The bumpers front and rear will be one piece no seams, I do have 2 original front california bumpers a can get but just don't have it in me to cut them down.

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