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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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11-09-19 04:20 PM - Post#2779854    
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A few more:

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-09-19 04:22 PM - Post#2779855    
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A few more more...

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 11-09-19 04:23 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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11-10-19 03:32 PM - Post#2779923    
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Today I cleaned up and installed my spare steering column, tie rods, and idler arm in order to:

1. Move the frame around more easily.
2. Figure out where the front shocks will fit and mock up the Gambino front shock relocator brackets.

It's going to be tricky, but Alex makes his upper bracket fatter (1/4" I think) so that you only need one to cradle the top of the shock. Space is limited with the stock steering gear box right there. I think the passenger side will be easier. Pics:



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2ndtime50guy 
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11-11-19 05:13 PM - Post#2780009    
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Now, I will admit... I do an update pretty much anytime I "sneeze in the garage" so to speak. I do this for 3 reasons"

1. So I will have an accurate journal I can print and put in a scrap book someday.

2. I value your input!

3. I want all this info to be in one place in case it helps someone else. I don't know about you, but I spend.most of my time scouring chevytalk, the hamb, and the rest of the web for answers...and many of them are not readily available. So here is tonight's research. If you bag a 49-54 by notching the front IFS instead of going with the fatman ultra low for Mustang 2, and you use the Gambino parts, Alex recommends front shocks from a 1973 Chevy C10 1/2 ton pickup truck. This translates to the Monroe 33033 front shocks and they run about $32 each. So begins the next phase...shock mounting!

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tommy49 
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11-12-19 02:26 AM - Post#2780024    
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You do a good great job documenting your build. I wish I had started my build thread earlier.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-13-19 08:07 AM - Post#2780100    
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Thanks!

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-13-19 05:41 PM - Post#2780122    
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Today, I had our school shop teacher machine down two heavy duty Monroe shock bolts to fit the lower holes. My Gambino shock bolts will go on top. Then we had dinner with my folks and my Pops helped me drill a bit larger holes in the lower Gambino shock to control arm tabs to receive the Monroe bolts! It was a success and it wasn't even my day off from work! Thanks all!

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-25-19 06:49 PM - Post#2780957    
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This weekend I got one shock mount mocked up and my welder finished the 4 link welds.

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11-26-19 01:50 PM - Post#2781011    
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Today I spent a little time grinding off weld spatters and cleaning up a few welds. Although I know Rustoleum will never last under the car, and I will have to remove it before the frame is painted for real, I went ahead and shot it with the rattle can to see what it will look like. I like it!

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tommy49 
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11-26-19 04:16 PM - Post#2781023    
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The Rustoleum brush-on if far more durable than the spray, especially if you use the industrial red primer first.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-27-19 06:00 PM - Post#2781123    
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Good to know! Thanks!

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-27-19 06:06 PM - Post#2781124    
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And tonight, I was lucky! We headed over to the in-laws for Thanksgiving tomorrow, and would you know it...a hot rod builder 15 minutes from their house was selling a T5 transmission from a Chevy S10 for $220. DEAL! So now I have a T5!

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-01-19 05:19 PM - Post#2781348    
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This weekend's goal was to mock up the engine and tranny to check ground clearance. Since I refuse to park my project in the rain, even temporarily, today was a huge game of Tetris with the car, the custom frame, the welder, the engine stand and engine, the new T5, the tool cart, the air compressor, the engine hoist, and all the tools! I cleaned up the 1955 bell housing (which has been sitting in the weeds for a year), re-attached the front mounting plate to the engine, hoisted the engine off the stand, placed it on a dolly, attached the bell housing, spent an hour drilling a broken mounting bolt out of the T5, shortened the input shaft a 1/4", attached the T5, hoisted the engine into the car for mock up, and even tethered the T5 to the frame with rope so the engine would go in straight, and I did it all by myself! WHAT A DAY! My front motor mounts came in this afternoon after I quit for the day, so a block of wood is fine for now!

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