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Old 04-12-2018, 05:38 PM   #101
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Re: norms 55 chevy pu build

if youhave the front springs out you could easily find out how much to cut by moving the suspension through a cycle upward until it bottoms on the suspension stop. remove the snubber and go right to the full top movement.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:33 PM   #102
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dsraven thanks, I think that is what I will do so I don't cut more than necessary,first I want to get everything aligned just right.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:36 PM   #103
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after cutting you can bend the edge over for a nice smooth edge, then hang some thin rubber pieces with some plastic rivets from the body shop aisle. that will keep the edge lower than the steel but flexible so if the suspension comes up a bit it just moves the rubber out of the way. less road dirt and rock chips on the under hood items. like a splash guard I guess.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:07 AM   #104
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I was wondering about that thanks, would I use the same product where the inner fender is near the fire wall. I know there was rubber stuff there at one time when it was new.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:35 AM   #105
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you can actually buy that rubber as a kit, if you are talking about the stuff on the inner fender to firewall. it's called a front fender gasket kit I think.cheap too.under $20
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:12 PM   #106
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Re: norms 55 chevy pu build

you need #14 and #15 from this lmc catalog page
14 is the anti-squeak rubber for lower hole on the inner fender
15 is all the gaskets for the fender/inner fender
dsraven is way off... $18.90 for both

of course shipping will add on to that, i keep a wish list and try to order as much as possible at one time
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:01 PM   #107
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Thanks, if I didn't know better I'd say you guys know each other,lol.
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:51 PM   #108
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I had my daughter set up the chrome thing so I can see all the pictures now, thanks for the info Ogre.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:44 PM   #109
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Old 04-21-2018, 01:56 PM   #110
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I got the front core and fender mounts made and welded on after a bunch of adjusting. Sure is nice to put the fenders on by just sitting them in place and putting on bolts. Next I have to figure out a bumper mount, it would be so easy if that anti-roll bar wasn't mounted under neath right where it is.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:02 PM   #111
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I think I can go straight back from the bumper with 1/4 plate then angle upwards on a diagonal and weld to the outside of the frame where the 3 large holes are, at least on this side.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:40 PM   #112
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here is what I did on my envoy frame swap project with a 57. maybe some ideas. I used rectangular tubing. my rad support bolts up to the brackets on the upper area that have the holes in their front sides and uses universal aftermarket urethane mounts from energy suspension, the rad drops into those flanges with the holes in them (stock envoy rad) on the inside of the frame extensions. the bumper brackets bolt to the front of the frame extensions which have holes drilled and tubes inside the extensions so the bolts don't collapse the extensions when tightened.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:12 PM   #113
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That is a well planned setup.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:55 AM   #114
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have you thought about c channel instead of flat plate? more strength from sideways pressure so possibly less vibration/rattle and an overall stronger extension.
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