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Username Post: 53 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE        (Topic#369988)
J Mack 
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J Mack
Loc: Boise Idaho
Reg: 11-02-22
11-06-22 03:02 AM - Post#2849691    

My granddaughters are getting older and would like to start joining us on some of the weekend events like cars and coffee so I sold one of our two seat hotrods and decided to build a car with a back seat.
I found a 1953 convertible that had good bones so I picked it up in October and started tearing it apart and coming up with a plan to do a mild custom.


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J Mack 
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J Mack
Loc: Boise Idaho
Reg: 11-02-22
11-06-22 03:04 AM - Post#2849692    
    In response to J Mack

I'm hoping to end up with something like this car I was trying to buy. It was a really nice looking car but the suspension had some issues I didn't want to deal with for the money they were selling this car for.


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J Mack 
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J Mack
Loc: Boise Idaho
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11-06-22 03:16 AM - Post#2849693    
    In response to J Mack

So this is where I’m at today, I’m still trying to figure out how to post pictures to this site “right side up” so these first few post are kind of spread out but I’ll work on getting better.



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tommy49 
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Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
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11-06-22 04:22 AM - Post#2849695    
    In response to J Mack

Welcome to the build forum, Jim! Very nice car and parts! As for the photos, the forum only posts in landscape, no way around it.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII, power brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

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Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
Age: 81
Loc: Napa, Ca USA
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11-06-22 01:30 PM - Post#2849729    
    In response to J Mack

Welcome to ChevyTalk. Tony told me a long time ago to take the photos in landscape and they would post correctly. Guess I should put that with the info on posting photos.

29-41, 42-48, 49-54 Moderator
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1965 Chevy II 2 door post 350 3 speed manual
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab


 
J Mack 
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J Mack
Loc: Boise Idaho
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11-10-22 03:25 PM - Post#2849912    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Thanks for the landscape tip..

Making brackets for the links and getting them welded in.



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J Mack 
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J Mack
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11-20-22 04:58 AM - Post#2850253    
    In response to J Mack

Making a little progress.


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tommy49 
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Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
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11-20-22 07:03 AM - Post#2850256    
    In response to J Mack

Nice parts fabrication!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII, power brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

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




 
J Mack 
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J Mack
Loc: Boise Idaho
Reg: 11-02-22
11-20-22 11:13 AM - Post#2850274    
    In response to tommy49

Thank you Tommy, I'm moving to the rear now and tacking things in place to see how they look .



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Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
Age: 81
Loc: Napa, Ca USA
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11-20-22 02:46 PM - Post#2850292    
    In response to J Mack

Looking good.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1965 Chevy II 2 door post 350 3 speed manual
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab


 
J Mack 
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J Mack
Loc: Boise Idaho
Reg: 11-02-22
11-25-22 02:09 PM - Post#2850496    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Well after making a pile of shock mounts I think I have something that will work..


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tommy49 
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Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
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11-25-22 05:15 PM - Post#2850512    
    In response to J Mack

Nice!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII, power brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

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




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J Mack 
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J Mack
Loc: Boise Idaho
Reg: 11-02-22
11-26-22 08:08 AM - Post#2850532    
    In response to tommy49

I'm checking the articulation to make sure nothing binds, everything looks good at 7” so I’m moving forward and I’ll start welding everything up.

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