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Old 05-06-2018, 02:21 PM   #76
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I'm on the fence on black wheels also...on some things they look good...a lot don't...at least from the angle of your pics it would look killer. ..there's a local truck (56furd) about the color of your chevelle with black wheels....it looks great...I'm using stock rims on my IH build and they only come in black....I can't make up my mind to leave em or pc em white....I'm going dark red....
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:08 PM   #77
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That looks so nice. It would be nice if some of these wheel places would start doing a black chrome on wheels IMO.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:17 PM   #78
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I managed to make some progress this weekend in spite of being busy with quite a few other things. I got the rear end under the car, and the rear suspension in, along with the Detroit Speed frame braces. I left the rear sway bar off for now, I may or may not even run it. The rear of the car is sitting about .75" higher than final ride height will be. I stuck the rear tire in there to see how it's going to look, and I really think I'm going to like the way it sits. I'm going to rent the wheel fitment tool tomorrow and hopefully have wheels ordered by the end of the week. With my shop being on the small side, I really need to get the car off blocks so I can move it around.
Here's a picture of the 9" and the Ridetech rear suspension. I'll get a few more later.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:34 PM   #79
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nice.....
and diesel...they do make wheels in the black chrome...I saw them on some wheel site ...and theres a new red chevy crewcab, thats lowered, here local that has a set of black chrome wheels...it looks killer...
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:42 PM   #80
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:40 PM   #81
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That suspension is killer! If places start doing black chrome on their wheels, my 71 Camaro and 40 Ford would be getting some. Your rear end came from not all that far from me.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:21 PM   #82
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Thanks Ryan! You should check out the black chrome and black pearl finish that Forgeline has.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:08 PM   #83
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Small update, I got wheels ordered and they should be done in 5 or 6 weeks. In the meantime I'm going to tackle a few small projects that I've been putting off. First is replacing the steering column with a tilt. Im learning that 67's have quite a few 1 year only parts on them. One of them is the steering column. So after looking for an oem tilt for a few months, I ended up just ordering an Ididit column. I think putting the original style levers on it, and painting it to match the dash will hide some of the aftermarket look. I ordered an installation kit for a power steering box with a 13/16" 36 spline input shaft. But of course it doesn't fit. Having the Jeep Grand Cherokee box requires ordering the kit for a .75" 30 spline input that is the same as the factory manual steering box. Oh the joys of car building Here's a picture of the column (still needs painted)
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:36 PM   #84
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One of the other projects I've been dreading was figuring out a clutch pedal and the hydraulic setup to make it all work. The best thing I found as far as fool proof alignment of the pedal and master cylinder was this kit from Mcleod. It includes the firewall bracket, and a new clutch pedal that is designed just for their bracket to keep everything in line. It also comes with the master cylinder, braided line, and the reservoir. I was pretty disappointed when I opened the box and seen the parts didn't look quite like they did in the picture. Much more plastic.
I mocked it up and got the firewall cut to allow the master to pass through. I also mocked up the new clutch pedal and everything looks like it lines up perfectly. So I guess I'm going to just live with the plastic master cylinder since this kit really seems to take the guess work out of the part of equation. I was also wrong in thinking that I could just modify the original auto brake pedal to work. So I need a pedal out of a manual transmission car, which is also hard to find. The only thing I can find is a repop kit that has a brake and clutch pedal. So it looks like I will have to buy the kit just to get the brake pedal.
The other problem I've ran into is that the top studs on the pedal box are too short now that I have the added brackets from the clutch master, and the brake prop valve that bolt on using the studs. But that shouldn't be too difficult to solve. Here are a few pictures from trial fitting the brake and clutch masters. I was worried that the clutch master might interfere with where the brake lines need to run into the prop valve, but it looks like it will be fine
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:16 PM   #85
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I got the upper studs taken care of, and cleaned up the pedal box. I also had to modify the spacer in the McLeod clutch linkage to line up perfectly with the master. To stay on par with every other part that goes on this car that needs modified, the pushrod for the brake master had to be lengthened. So I now have all of the pedals and steering column figured out and mounted in the car. Next will be building some brake lines to got from the prop valve to the frame.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:31 PM   #86
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Wheels showed up! Forgeline GA3C 18x8 and 18x10 centers are satin gunmetal with polished lips.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:09 PM   #87
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:44 PM   #88
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Very nice....those should look killer on the velle...
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:36 PM   #89
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Tires mounted and wheels on. Rolled it out of the shop for the first time in a while. It felt good to get it on wheels again.
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Beautiful car!! Great job!!
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Killer work and great job! Those wheels look sweet. Boy those babies aren't cheap are they? I was looking at that Mcloud kit for my Camaro and if I go with a 5 or 6 speed later on I might get it.
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Killer work and great job! Those wheels look sweet. Boy those babies aren't cheap are they? I was looking at that Mcloud kit for my Camaro and if I go with a 5 or 6 speed later on I might get it.
Thanks Ryan. They are definitely not cheap. But I have to say, the quality and attention to detail on them is first class. But at their pricepoint, they should be.
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