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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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12-29-19 06:38 PM - Post#2783169    
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The last few days I have been beefing up the welds on the firewall braces my old buddy tacked in 4 years ago and repair rotten sheet metal at the base of the firewall. I'm also filling in floor panel welds from underneath. All this is to strengthen the body before we lift it and place it on a rotisserie. I'm also prepping the garage to build a lift.

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12-29-19 06:39 PM - Post#2783170    
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A few more...

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12-31-19 05:14 PM - Post#2783348    
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The past two days, I fabricated and welded up a rack across the back notches, tacked in the Gambino shock mounts, and mocked up the shocks. I've also started figuring out the routing for dual exhaust. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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one4dad 
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12-31-19 06:06 PM - Post#2783352    
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Tim, I assume it's warm in your garage.....lots of good work. May the new year bring heaps of blessings to you and your family.
Bill

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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12-31-19 07:17 PM - Post#2783359    
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Thanks Bill! I hope you have a great New Year too! Yes, I have a kerosene torpedo heater that I will run periodically throughout the day. There's always a little bit of a draft from the door so that I have fresh air circulating.

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-02-20 05:39 AM - Post#2783478    
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A few pics from yesterday, checking out ground and steering clearance.

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01-02-20 06:08 PM - Post#2783538    
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I didn't have much time to work on the car today, BUT...my T5 shifter did arrive from Ebay and it's a perfect fit. I also mocked up a lever made from the original 3 speed column shifter handle. Not bad! Also, since I have a spare floor sitting out in the weeds, I set it in place just to check clearances and see where cuts will be made for the 4 link and tunnel. Good times!

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01-05-20 07:44 PM - Post#2783780    
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Today I trimmed the rotten edges off of my mock up floor (just to be safe while working). There were a lot of inner rocker pieces and sharp or jagged edges to get cut on. Next I measured and notched out the floor for the 4 link clearance. Now I know how much to cut away without damaging my other floor. I was wrong, my other floor is in much better shape and I will keep it.

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-08-20 07:39 PM - Post#2784025    
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Not bad for two hours of fabrication on a week night. I don't usually have a night off to tinker in the garage during the week. I didn't get the whole rotted corner replaced, but it's over halfway done! There are more problems to deal with under this, but it will be strong enough for the lift and then I can fix the rest on the rotisserie.

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01-11-20 06:26 PM - Post#2784214    
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One side done, one more to go! My fabrication is improving!

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-12-20 06:37 PM - Post#2784286    
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Today pushed me to my limit, but I conquered. I replaced the lower front door jam on the driver side like I did on the passenger side, but I got into it and found out that the lower corner of the firewall was shot. So I had to fabricate that too. It was a long day laying on the ground in cramped quarters.

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 01-12-20 06:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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01-12-20 06:42 PM - Post#2784287    
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Today's working conditions...

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01-13-20 02:57 AM - Post#2784297    
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You need something like this. An old flood light stand and a cheap fluorescent fixture and 6500k bulbs. Tons of light that won't sunburn your face.





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01-13-20 03:06 AM - Post#2784298    
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I agree! It's no fun working in the dark. I also can't wait to get the body transferred onto the new frame so I have more room to walk around.

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01-14-20 03:59 AM - Post#2784368    
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Ugh...I totally botched that transition from the rocker to the front lower fender mounting hole. I'm going to cut that out and do it again!

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01-19-20 05:50 PM - Post#2784688    
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Today I started building the body lift in my garage. The rear will be lifted with a come-along and chains suspended from a brand new reinforced rafter and beam that attaches to the garage framing on one end. The front will be lifted with an engine hoist, chains, and a 4x4 beam hooked under the front firewall legs. The middle will be supported by a reinforced beam and post, 2500 lb winch, chains, and a padded 4x4 through the door opening. The winch is only to be used in case of emergency. It has a remote key fob I will keep in my pocket. The body will be cribbed with 4x4s and 16 masonry blocks. The car will only be cribbed long enough to build the rotisserie; about 2 weeks. I am building in lots of redundancy for safety. The chain falls will stay in place while it is cribbed. Pics so far:

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2ndtime50guy 
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01-20-20 05:08 PM - Post#2784768    
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So...here is a walking tour of my body lift system for the '50 Chevy.
1. An engine hoist will lift the front, attached to the firewall legs.
2. A 2500 lb. 12v remote controlled winch will provide additional support and stability in the middle and act as a fail safe emergency lift. It will not do the main lifting for fear of kinking the roof or damaging the garage.
3. A come-along hoist will lift the rear, attached to eye bolts through the trunk floor AND a 2x4 that is positioned under the floor to add strength and distribute the force of the lift.
4. Once the body is suspended, 8 foot wide 4x4s laid across saw horses will hold it up and the old frame will be rolled out.

I still have to weld in 1.5" box tubing in the door openings and crisscrossing the interior to strengthen the core shell before the lift. Almost there! Special thanks to my dad for helping me today! He's 81 years young and still going strong. I enjoy our time together and he keeps me from making stupid mistakes along the way!

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01-20-20 05:10 PM - Post#2784769    
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tommy49 
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01-21-20 03:55 AM - Post#2784789    
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Absolutely ingenious!!

Tommy

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01-21-20 12:25 PM - Post#2784818    
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Thank you Sir! Do you think I'm ok to lift the trunk right there? I worry about going to the outside of the body. I'm excited but a little nervous about all this.

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01-21-20 02:28 PM - Post#2784831    
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I think you'll be ok after you weld the tubing in. I would go with 1" thin wall square tube for the bracing, lighter & cheaper.

Tommy

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

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01-22-20 08:34 AM - Post#2784883    
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I originally thought about 1", but then thought it might flex. Now I'm really kicking myself. 20 feet of 1.5" only cost me $26, but I can't return it.

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01-22-20 06:26 PM - Post#2784919    
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I welded the X brace into the interior tonight. Friday night I hope to brace the door jams. Sunday may be lift day!

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