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Username Post: 58 Chassis repairs        (Topic#355989)
Techhead 
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04-11-19 12:14 PM - Post#2764060    

Picked up a 58 Chassis from a CT member who is somewhat local to me.
Got me some work to do for a bit.
Will be striping off the power steering components, then beat the rust off the chassis and give it a good coat of chassis paint.








Picture of the complete chassis from my security camera.





I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 


DonSSDD 
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04-12-19 02:16 AM - Post#2764085    
    In response to Techhead

Looks solid, do you have your 58 apart?

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Original58 
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04-12-19 04:20 AM - Post#2764090    
    In response to Techhead

Hey Frank, i thought your chassis was good and you had started assembly. Did you find issues with the other one?

Jeff

1958 Biscayne 283 Turbo-Glide 31,000 mi (now 35,000 and counting) driven daily
1966 Mustang Inline 6- C4 57,000 mi and growing daily
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Techhead 
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04-21-19 05:34 AM - Post#2764713    
    In response to Original58

  • DonSSDD Said:
Looks solid, do you have your 58 apart?


At this point only the front clip is apart and most of the interior.

  • Original58 Said:
Hey Frank, i thought your chassis was good and you had started assembly. Did you find issues with the other one?

Jeff


Jeff,
The front front frame has been tweaked, I believe from a collision at some point in its life.
I had to wedge the engine into place using a 5' wrecking bar and a good hour to just get the engine mount bolts into place.

There is an area on the rear of the frame that has a good tear in it from what looks to be from a pull out of a ditch with a big hook.


I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
Techhead 
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04-29-19 05:07 AM - Post#2765258    
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Spent the weekend removing the front suspension and steering.

Need to spend some time with a cutting wheel and grinder on the driverside horn.
In it's past life someone made a mess welding on the power steering bracket.









I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
Eth727 
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04-29-19 02:38 PM - Post#2765316    
    In response to Techhead

Wow that's interesting



 
Techhead 
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05-16-19 06:01 AM - Post#2766532    
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Got around to cleaning up the welded on rebar. What a mess.

The rebar was added to reinforce the power steering bracket, which I have now taken off.

Just need to weld in a metal plate to replace the steel that was removed.













I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


Edited by Techhead on 05-16-19 06:06 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Techhead 
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06-11-19 05:23 AM - Post#2768205    
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Got the front horn to a spot that I'm happy with.





The rear of the frame needs some persuasion to straighten out. Finally had some good weather to cut the rear off to drag into the garage, easier to bash away while on a bench and using my makeshift anvil.

Bolted in guides, so when I place the rails back on, they will be right where they need to be.













I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
rcr3 
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06-12-19 01:39 AM - Post#2768287    
    In response to Techhead

That's some nice, well thought out work there.

Keep up the good work!

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Techhead 
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06-17-19 09:18 AM - Post#2768676    
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  • rcr3 Said:
That's some nice, well thought out work there.

Keep up the good work!



ThanX

Got the rear of the chassis straightened out and welded back on. Chassis is upside down for the next fix. (see below)




Now to order me some replacement metal to fix the area where the power steering bracket had been welded on and butchered.





I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
Techhead 
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06-19-19 04:25 PM - Post#2768853    
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The underside of the horn is done. I can now prep the chassis for paint.









Got the chassis upside down and will paint the underside first then flip it over to paint the rest of it.



I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
Techhead 
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08-12-19 11:58 AM - Post#2773045    
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Got my chassis all ready to start putting the suspension on it.















I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
DonSSDD 
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08-13-19 05:02 AM - Post#2773120    
    In response to Techhead

Keep up the good work.

There is a 58 2 door post for sale down here if you need another one.

Don

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Techhead 
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08-13-19 12:25 PM - Post#2773146    
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  • DonSSDD Said:
Keep up the good work.

There is a 58 2 door post for sale down here if you need another one.

Don



Hi Don,
Thanks
NS is where my Delray came from.

I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
DonSSDD 
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08-13-19 03:27 PM - Post#2773165    
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Looks like you'd want to look at this one closely.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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Techhead 
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10-21-19 08:55 AM - Post#2778416    
    In response to DonSSDD

Took a weeks staycation and it turned out to be very productive.

Lifted the body off the chassis and pulled it out. Got the new chassis in the garage and started to move all the suspension parts over.

Glad I did as the top of the drivers side rear shock mount was toast, with a very poor repair job.














I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 


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