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Old 03-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

The plan is to re-create my parent's 1978 Chevy Sport that I drove in high school. I still have the original hood ornament and wheels.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

A friend of mine has a powdercoat shop with a large oven......
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Nice start!
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

I've never seen anyone take a frame down that far. If you put that much effort into the rest of the truck it should be better than the day it rolled off the line.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

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I've never seen anyone take a frame down that far. If you put that much effort into the rest of the truck it should be better than the day it rolled off the line.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

....more powder....
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #8
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Do you plan on riveting the frame back together or bolting it?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #9
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

man i hope you can get that thing straight when u put it back, arent those things made with jigs? looks great though.....
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #10
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Just ordered the hardware...all grade 8 with all metal locknuts.

Once the entire frame is back together, we are going to top coat everything with powder one more time to make sure everything, including the hardware, is sealed.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:26 PM   #11
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

The main crossbraces in and tightened...measured perfectly square, bottom and top.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #12
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

The nice thing is that you wont have to get your hands dirty while you put it back together. I like the way you think.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:48 PM   #13
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

I'm in love. I need me Sport to drop over some big rollers.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:05 AM   #14
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

...gonna be an awesome build!
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #15
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Frame looks great so far!

Are you going with the same color scheme or something different?
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #16
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Wow. Killer start. This will be a good one to watch.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #17
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Staying with the Cardinal Red original color my mom's was. Ironically, the truck I'm working with is Cardinal Red as well.

I will be collecting social security before it is done!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #18
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Looks amazing so far, great job.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:35 PM   #19
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Finally got some other projects out of the way so I could get back to the 20 year project

Sent the hardware thru a vibratory cleaner and metal treated. Also built a frame cart/rack that uses metal wheels so that the whole frame can go back into the powdercoat oven.

Time to start bolting pieces on!!!!
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:44 PM   #20
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Re: 1978 Chevy Sport Re-creation

Was it hard to get the frame straight again? I was wanting to do that with my frame but was worried I'd never get it back together.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:40 PM   #21
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Was it hard to get the frame straight again? I was wanting to do that with my frame but was worried I'd never get it back together.
It went together great and lined up perfectly. In fact the cross members are from the original truck and the rails from a donor (the original rails had damage from an early in life collision. Everything lines up great.

I just built the rack which is square with and the frame set down on it effortlessly so it has to be <1/8 out of square corner to corner.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:48 PM   #22
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Oh awesome I thought for sure something would twist and be a bastard to get back in place! Sheds new light on my project haha thanks! Btw ur gonna have a nice truck on ur hands when it's done!
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....a couple more pieces added
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:55 PM   #24
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Geeez, almost a year since I've done anything Got the final coat of powder on to seal in all of the hardware.
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Oh man. Wish i had access to an over of that size.
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