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Old 05-19-2017, 04:46 PM   #1976
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

There's a pic on this page. Pretty small but shows how it is supposed to be.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:59 PM   #1977
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Thanks Kim. I'm seeing the photo on my phone right now so it's really small. I'll check it out when I get home from his graduation ceremony. Thanks for thinking of me.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:42 AM   #1978
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

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Modify the valve cover?

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Old 05-20-2017, 10:20 PM   #1979
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Dan heres a pic that came with my new cab mount, hope this helps
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:55 PM   #1980
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Nut Case - Modding the valve cover will be a last resort or possibly part of an overall fix with moving the cab a bit AND a subtle bit of grinding/polishing of the valve cover in order to get a workable clearance. To me a full 1/8" sounds like about the minimum acceptable clearence.

Svr - Thanks for the picture. I just did a "Save Image" and will mail it to Mike and Marcos and see if it helps them. Thanks for thinking of me!
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Monday May 22, 2017

Mike & Marcos were together comparing notes when I got to the bodyshop today. The ONLY difference between how they each mounted the cab is that Mike used the 7/16" diameter bolts Marcos had used to mount the cab to the rotisserie. The cab was mounted on it when it was delivered to him. The mounting kit uses 1/2" bolts.

Though the difference is small when combined with the minor amount the filler, DTM primer, high build, base & clear coats it all combines to make things a little tighter than envisioned:


This^^^^ is how it looks now. Yes, the valve cover can be easily removed. It'll never touch, never cause a chip and the heat isn't enough to do anything to the paint so we're good. Certainly beats a hack or even a cut, weld, yada, yada to create an additional 1/4".

In other news, Al Reed's polish shop in Anaheim is doing my wheels and misc parts. They called and my wheels are back from curb rash fix and a bent interior lip. 3 of 4 are fully polished, they'll be ready for pick up Wednesday, May 24th. I found a great deal on Goodyear tires and they'll be mounted the day I pick up the wheels.
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