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Username Post: Front clip fixture        (Topic#358499)
tommy49 
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10-18-19 06:47 AM - Post#2778177    

I got tired of hooking up slings to remove the 49's front clip, so I spent a couple days making a lifting fixture. Last night, Kat & I tried it out and after a few adjustments, it worked great!













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Tommy

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tommy49 
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10-18-19 06:50 AM - Post#2778178    
    In response to tommy49

Here's a few more:









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Tommy

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

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eplantage 
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10-18-19 07:56 AM - Post#2778181    
    In response to tommy49

Great work!

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10-18-19 08:40 AM - Post#2778183    
    In response to eplantage

Great idea ! Thanks for sharing it with us !



 
Cruzin Okie 
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10-18-19 02:04 PM - Post#2778192    
    In response to tommy49

Nice work and great idea!!!


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gcrkfrd 
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10-18-19 03:16 PM - Post#2778198    
    In response to Cruzin Okie

neat



 
Mike JW 
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10-18-19 03:19 PM - Post#2778200    
    In response to gcrkfrd

Great idea,



 
40grit 
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10-19-19 01:14 AM - Post#2778217    
    In response to Mike JW

The first time I looked at this Tommy, I thought, Cool. That would be handy.

Now, I have just looked at it a second time realize the thought you put into it. The way you set the chain up in front to balance side to side as well as the center bar for front to back is great.

Nicely done!

John

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Mel Foye 
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10-19-19 03:58 AM - Post#2778219    
    In response to tommy49

Your usual great work Tommy. Do you have stands that the clip can rest upon? Mel



 
drew1987 
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10-19-19 04:35 AM - Post#2778221    
    In response to tommy49

Very nice tommy. As usual very well though.

I used an oak 2” oak garden post for this. Perhaps I’ll make one of these

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tommy49 
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10-19-19 04:43 AM - Post#2778223    
    In response to Mel Foye

Thanks for all the kudo's, guys!

John, I stumbled on the chain over the center bar by accident. I was trying to come up with something to contect the chain to the bottom of the center tube and I just happened to have the chain over the top, pondering my options. That's when the light came on!

Mel, in fact, I do have stand for the clip. Its 3 furniture dollies from Harbor Freight, a couple 2x4's, a chunk of 4x4, and screws. Real high tech. It lets me roll the clip around the shop with ease.

Here's a couple old pictures of the cart and the way I used to lift the clip:











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Tommy

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40grit 
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10-19-19 04:27 PM - Post#2778266    
    In response to tommy49

I still wish this site had a like button. Good stuff Tommy.

John

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drew1987 
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10-19-19 04:57 PM - Post#2778269    
    In response to 40grit

This brought back so many memories. Had to dig this up.

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50hotrod 
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10-20-19 02:37 AM - Post#2778286    
    In response to drew1987

Great job Tommy!

Now keep going and devise a hinge setup when you reinstall it so you can just flip it forward for oil changes, tune ups and general cleaning.

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beagrizzly 
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10-24-19 05:28 AM - Post#2778660    
    In response to 50hotrod

I would bet there is a lot of forehead slapping going on in the CT world right now!!

The 6T now has a new project. That front clip is HEAVY!! Not to mention big, and bulky.

The front bumper alone probably weighs 50 pounds.

Thanks.

I may get me an engine leveler from Harbor Freight to take care of the front/back centering.

Griff

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KaelFarmer 
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10-24-19 06:46 AM - Post#2778669    
    In response to tommy49

Wow, that is great.

And so much better than the way I was originally taught to remove a front clip. The method I was originally taught involved 2 or 3 somewhat coordinated acquaintances and lots of cuss words. I'm so glad to see that there are much better ways.

Kael



 
tommy49 
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10-24-19 07:19 AM - Post#2778671    
    In response to beagrizzly

  • beagrizzly Said:

I may get me an engine leveler from Harbor Freight to take care of the front/back centering.
Griff



I could have used my leveler, but I wanted to keep the hoist as low as possible and see if I could pull the clip with the hood on. That wasn't gonna happen.

Tommy

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drew1987 
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10-24-19 05:45 PM - Post#2778705    
    In response to tommy49

Tommy I have one and it was quite handy. Remember your 20% coupon (always check http://www.hfcoupons.com/ for nice freebies)

Here is a photo of the HF leveler putting a 235/3mt at like a 40-45deg angle over the radiator and out (needed a little rocking if I remember clearly)

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Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

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Edited by drew1987 on 10-24-19 05:45 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RAM_51 
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10-24-19 06:12 PM - Post#2778709    
    In response to tommy49

This is how Chevrolet did it in 1951. From the Jam Handy film, American Harvest. Difficult to see the chains, but they were about midpoint between the core support and the rear of the fender. I assume the jig in the front hooked under the conduit that ran in front of the radiator.

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tommy49 
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10-25-19 04:45 AM - Post#2778723    
    In response to drew1987

  • drew1987 Said:
Tommy I have one and it was quite handy. Remember your 20% coupon (always check http://www.hfcoupons.com/ for nice freebies)




I have an Autocraft leveler and I just put a 650kg stainless swivel on my hoist.

Here's where I get my HF coupons from:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id =com....








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Tommy

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

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gcrkfrd 
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10-25-19 07:03 AM - Post#2778728    
    In response to tommy49

I think that there is a little blacksmith shop, under a tree, somewhere in china, and he builds all of the engine levelers on the market. He builds the One like mine that looks good hanging on the wall, and He builds the One like yours, that works.



 
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10-25-19 07:26 AM - Post#2778730    
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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.


 
tommy49 
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10-25-19 09:38 AM - Post#2778739    
    In response to gcrkfrd

  • gcrkfrd Said:
I think that there is a little blacksmith shop, under a tree, somewhere in china, and he builds all of the engine levelers on the market. He builds the One like mine that looks good hanging on the wall, and He builds the One like yours, that works.



That's funny, but I disagree one thing, there are 2 shops. The one that makes the leveler and one that prints 1000 different brand labels for the other shop.


Tommy

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

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drew1987 
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10-25-19 01:23 PM - Post#2778751    
    In response to tommy49

lol you guys are funny. Seen more of that lately (though ironically my leveler from HF is different than his) I am literally seeing different paint and labels on steel, different color plastic in the same molds. A "husky" impact identical to an HF "earthquake" impact. I mean 100% identical.

"The one that makes the leveler and one that prints 1000 different brand labels for the other shop" about sums it up!!!


Also I misread - didnt realize it was beagrizzly saying he was thinking of buying but rather though it was you, tommy. Either way they are great to have when you need one. They are another 20lb thing in the way when they aren't needed.

Peeking around in your shop, everything looks great! the car is coming along niceley

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tommy49 
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10-25-19 02:54 PM - Post#2778756    
    In response to drew1987

  • drew1987 Said:


Peeking around in your shop...



Since you're peeking I'll give you the nickle tour.












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Tommy

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

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tommy49 
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10-25-19 02:57 PM - Post#2778757    
    In response to tommy49

And a couple more:









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Tommy

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

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drew1987 
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10-25-19 05:12 PM - Post#2778768    
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Wow that place is set up well! I know where I am stopping on my fall 2020 Michigan trip to make sure our antique minivan makes it back home lol all kidding aside that’s great. So is it just a hobby, or is(was - it sure if your retired) it career related

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tommy49 
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10-26-19 04:57 AM - Post#2778778    
    In response to drew1987

Drew, I retired on April Fools Day, 2012, and we bought the 49 in September, as my retirement project. I'm not a true car guy, hadn't messed with hot rods since the late 70's, but I wanted to build a car! I was actually a bicyclist and raquetball player. We rode mountain bikes, tandems, did road tours, and I dabbled in building recumbants and racing them. I played on several racquetball leagues a week. Exciting, huh? I've never had a shop like I have now. In 2000, our hobby became a 34 acre stump farm, and we made a 500 mile round trip everyother weekend and on vacations, to work on it. I owe my fabrications skill to working in a neighbors machine shop as a kid, racing go karts, and 20 years as a builder/test driver on the Abrams M1A1 tank. My time a GM was assembling pre-production test vehicles, but no real fabrication, other than cutting up plastic, Pretty boring. My shop is essential in keeping our property functioning. You can't live in the sticks without being self-reliant. It's a 24/7 operation here. And, if you ever made it this way, I would be honored to have you stop by for a visit.

Tommy

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

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drew1987 
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10-26-19 06:23 AM - Post#2778784    
    In response to tommy49

Thats cool! Stump farm is a forest thats been leveled? And yea I hear you about having to be self reliant. were in the country, city is not far but simple things are $100s. I wanted a precise wedge of steel cut to a specific angle once... $120. I said "pass." I have a Specialized Allez that I am guilty of saying has more micrometers of dust than miles =(

I just may end up there. Just started a business and it will take me around quite a bit - perhaps not your village but close enough to make the extra trip and shake you hand

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tommy49 
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10-26-19 07:46 AM - Post#2778792    
    In response to drew1987

Stump farm. This is the actual location of our house now. The clearing out between the pines is the gate & road.









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Tommy

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 


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