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Old 09-12-2015, 07:04 PM   #76
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This is my bar stool racer I built from scratch, the steering has caster and camber in it. It also has chopped door springs as lowered suspension
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:56 PM   #77
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That is cool. How fast is it?
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:31 PM   #78
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That is cool. How fast is it?
I've had it clocked at 35mph, with a buddy driving my truck. The wheels will fold if I take it any faster. it's a 5 hp with 4 hp flywheel to give better timing and the bubba is the gas task. Cops don't like it for some reason.
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:14 PM   #79
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I got the tranny cleaned, resealed and now working on the floor shifter. Not sure if my Schlitz beer tap will hit the dash.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:13 AM   #80
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I am digging the beer tap. You might have to fab a cowl roof to provide clearance.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:39 PM   #81
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had to make new shift rod arms from the tranny. seems my swap meet deal was not a complete kit. It's not that easy making a rectangle hole. it all has a new coat of paint. I started cleaning the rear end, blasting gets sand into it, so grinder and wire wheel.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:36 AM   #82
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this build is so cool. your metal skills are amazing
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:01 PM   #83
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tranny complete but I still have final adjustments once in
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:06 PM   #84
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this build is so cool. your metal skills are amazing
Thanks man, I have ability just not a lot of money and I love working on it. It's all about the build!
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:19 PM   #85
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I found my glove box door
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:14 PM   #86
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stared cleaning the cluster and the next thing I know it's completely stripped, blasted, painted . Fixed the circuit board, cleaned and checked all lights. Jade was the color I found the came close.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:33 PM   #87
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....Hemi Eh. It's a 331 hemi with t5 trany, out of a mustang. It has a clutch and torque converter, very strange to drive. ......
can you explain this better? sounds interesting.
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...68 Chevy Shortbed... guy clearcoated..and...threw glitter all over it...like he was feeding chickens!!!...
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:56 PM   #88
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can you explain this better? sounds interesting.
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The engine came out of a 1947 Chrysler ambulance. It has a torque converter in front of a clutch assembly. the converter was filled to certain level to give a stall converter affect. then a clutch with standard tranny was behind that. The end of the engine is the torque converter. We took the output shafts from the old standard and the new t5, cut, machined and welded to fit old clutch. When you drive it, it feels just like a regular stick but you can feather the clutch out at a stop like an automatic and just gas to go. I have no idea why Chrysler did this but it does work, mind you the engine with clutch and converter weighs 1000 lbs or so
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:21 PM   #89
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I would say I need new brake shoes at the least. I took the drum off and the linings fell off.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:13 PM   #90
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..... torque converter in front of a clutch assembly. the converter was filled to certain level to give a stall converter affect. then a clutch with standard tranny was behind that. .......
thanks for the explanation. never heard of them. i like the 48-54 Dodge cars. gonna get me one some day. install a 4BT and 5 speed shift. maybe when i retire in 6 years.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:25 PM   #91
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Dash is reconditioned and ready
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:47 PM   #92
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Nice job on the gauge cluster restoration.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:52 PM   #93
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paint and assemble. new seals, brakes shoes and cables.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:25 PM   #94
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total overhaul done and ready to install. I think I'm passed the half way point, time to bring in the frame to start assembly.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:54 PM   #95
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Made the body dolly work for the box with a couple new brackets. Much easier to work on and move outside to prep for finish coats.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:57 PM   #96
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Making great progress!
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:11 PM   #97
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The rear looks really good. Nice bed cart too. Gonna be handy.
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Old 10-03-2015, 03:02 PM   #98
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took the rear axles to the machine shop to get 5x5 lugs redrilled and hub turned down. new rear 71 drums to fit my 67. got the new body, rad saddle, tranny and engine rubber mounts. working on the box today, adding 1x1 angle around the edge to hold the composite boards.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:13 PM   #99
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Gas tank cleaned and painted with cold galv. spray. Then satin clear to seal surface from scratching.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:39 PM   #100
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Names of the old owners I guess, painted with new U- joints. Brought the cab back in to finish the floor to mount it. I decided to paint the interior as well. You can tell the roof was painted by someone inside the bed.
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