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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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12-04-18 03:00 AM - Post#2753295    
    In response to rcr3

Thanks! I hope so!

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-15-18 06:31 PM - Post#2754623    
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Finally, an update. The donor frame from 2ndtimer is repaired, pressure washed, dried out with a kerosene blower heater, and I started coating with POR-15 this afternoon. I hope to finish the painting this week, and then coat the inner rails with a wand and 3M Cavity Wax later this week!

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-17-18 09:20 AM - Post#2754802    
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A little progress...

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tommy49 
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12-17-18 01:41 PM - Post#2754839    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

A bunch of "a little progress" adds up.

Tommy

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

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one4dad 
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12-17-18 07:11 PM - Post#2754876    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Looking good, plus I agree with Tommy , every step forward makes progress

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.


 
2ndtime50guy 
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12-20-18 02:48 PM - Post#2755137    
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Thanks for the encouragement gentlemen! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-20-19 06:01 PM - Post#2757828    
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I've hit a wall. I'm at a real cross roads and don't know what to do. I have a beautiful and sturdy donor frame all cleaned, prepped, and painted. My dream has been to do air ride suspension, and I'm getting cold feet. I have the money, my time frame is slow, so that is not a factor, and I have talented welders I can pay to do the structural welding that is out of my league. This is three weekends in a row that I've had time to work on the car, and haven't had the will to make a decision. Anyone experienced this? Part of me is considering buying lowered uprights and lowering blocks and calling it done.

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 01-21-19 02:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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01-22-19 02:25 PM - Post#2757965    
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Exciting news! Tomorrow I am going to purchase and pick up a complete 1957 rearend and drive shaft with 3.55 gears! A friend has one for $125! The only thing missing is the backing plates, but I have a set of bendix plates off a 3.70 rearend. According to the Master Parts Catalog, all the car backing plates were the same from 51-57, correct? This will hopefully jumpstart my enthusiasm a bit. As mentioned above, I have been in a rut, and I think I wore myself out getting the car to the 30th reunion. Here's to exciting days ahead! P.S. I know the original open drive shaft will have to be shortened or replaced, but he's including it for the price! Now to find a T5!!!

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-23-19 04:50 PM - Post#2758044    
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I got it! It's actually a 1955 3.55 rearend but that works too. I understand that the bearings are a bit smaller and it doesn't have positraction, but for $125, I can't complain. It's real clean and came off a running car my friend parted out a few years ago. Teeth look great! Also the '55 doesn't have a drain plug like the '57, but I'll live. Here are a few pics!

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one4dad 
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01-23-19 05:34 PM - Post#2758057    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

I bought a supposed 57 rear end from a guy who had bunches of them. I took it to a local gear shop (Zimmers) for check out etc before I installed. Turned out was a 56 .. no harm no foul. It happens but since I really don't abuse it , I'm happy.

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.


 
2ndtime50guy 
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01-23-19 06:20 PM - Post#2758063    
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Well, it was my misunderstanding. If you look further back in my posts, he was my buddy that offered me a '57 pumpkin for $50. I asked him last week if he had a complete 3.55 rearend, and when he said "yes", I assumed it was the '57. I am fine with it. It looks great and the price was unbelievable. I tried to give him an extra $25 for delivering it and he declined all but $5. Great man!

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01-24-19 03:14 PM - Post#2758139    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

I used a Astro van driveshaft,after removing the astro counter weighted spline bit,and replacing with a Camero part.
This was a T5 and 57 rear end.
As I remember the tube was 50in eye to eye,the Camero was52in



 
2ndtime50guy 
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01-27-19 06:58 PM - Post#2758332    
    In response to 53sd

I've heard that the Astrovan T5 also has preferable gears if you can find one.

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53sd 
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01-29-19 08:05 AM - Post#2758470    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Good to know about the Astro T5,although I have never seen one.
Forgot to mention that I used a converison universal joint to mate the Astro shaft to the 57 rear.
The only tricky part was mounting the 54 e cables to the 57 backing plates.Err,OK,I mickey moused it.Only because the 53cables were new.



 
2ndtime50guy 
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01-30-19 07:08 PM - Post#2758618    
    In response to 53sd

I'll keep that in mind and get your advice when we get to that point! Thanks!

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-30-19 07:09 PM - Post#2758619    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

And yeah, I've heard the Astro T5's are super rare.

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2ndtime50guy 
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02-02-19 05:35 PM - Post#2758855    
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Today my son and I laid out the new 3.55 rearend for mock up, remounted the hoghead to the axle housing to keep dirt out and for mock up, wire wheeled the donor front crossmember, and cut the first of the two air bag notches in the crossmember. Pretty good day!

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2ndtime50guy 
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02-03-19 02:53 PM - Post#2758913    
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Both sides notched, engine tuned up, and took a nice cruise in 60 degree weather!

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