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Username Post: Nite Dragon - 1950 Styleline Special        (Topic#305480)
Bob_Hayden 
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10-04-15 05:30 AM - Post#2580008    
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Looking good!!!!

Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

2014 Silverado Double cab (BLUE)


 
one4dad 
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10-04-15 05:20 PM - Post#2580136    
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Bill Wilson 50 styleline deluxe 2 door sold,- 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door ,'56 235 with dual carter webers on an Offenhauser intake, Fenton headers, 56 chevy rear end and 700R4 transmission.


 
2blu52 
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10-13-15 09:56 AM - Post#2582155    
    In response to Nite Dragon

Now that is what I call a "Major project".

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
Nite Dragon 
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10-14-15 04:01 PM - Post#2582487    
    In response to 2blu52

Yeah it ended up being a little more work than i thought it would be. But I enjoy fabricating and modifying. Figured since I was cutting it up to remove all the rot, might as well make it the way I want it.



 
Bel Air kiwi 
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10-24-15 12:22 AM - Post#2584415    
    In response to Nite Dragon

Hi Nitedragon, One of the early custom tricks you could do to the rotted hood corners is to radius them so they are curved not square. Its' quite a bit of work but the original corners are gone anyway. The other thing to be aware is that the four door sedan and two door sedan aren't as close as they look and there is a lot of messing about two make a good two door conversion. Its a lot easier to find a two door shell and then swap them out. A young metal sculptor neighbor here did one and he was amazed as to how much more work it was than you would expect.
He also fitted Buick taillights and to make it tidy he made up a simple die that pressed a base for the taillight to weld into the guard. It came out really nice with well defined edges given how simple the die was. I could find out if he would do you a set if I can track him down

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.


 
Nite Dragon 
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10-25-15 08:43 AM - Post#2584666    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

thanks for the info kiwi, I know whatcha mean about the slight differences. I didnt notice them until I got into it so it made it a bit more work, but I enjoy the challenge. It probably would have been easier if I used the whole back door as filler instead of using the 2 door lower front quarters, but the rear rockers and door bottoms were too bad. The stock hinge suicide also made the conversion a bit more tricky. The pass side is mostly done as far as the conversion goes, I think it came out great.

I like the idea of the radius corners for the hood. I might try that, I already had plans to radius the doors so that might tie in well.

Id like to see some pics of your neighbors buick taillight setup. I have some ideas in mind but havent started on them yet.



 
Nite Dragon 
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04-09-16 04:58 PM - Post#2620593    
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Got one of the buckets made and tacked in for the buick taillights. Still have some tweaking on the flo of the light to the tailpan and im also widening the rear of the quarters to flow with the lights as well, which will close in the gap between the quarters and bumper sides.








 
Bob_Hayden 
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04-10-16 06:57 PM - Post#2620802    
    In response to Nite Dragon

Lookin good!!!!!!!


Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

2014 Silverado Double cab (BLUE)


 
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