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Old 10-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #126
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hey hb32 ,, you need to do this for your shifter..(make it a short throw)
It works great,, did it to mine..
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Just finished and really does work great. The hardest part was the 1 inch spacer and took several hours but worth the effort. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:36 PM   #127
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Drug my cab out and started grinding out some rust and removed the seat frame.

Long way to go
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:01 PM   #128
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Started tearing it apart..I just got a 50 5 window...WOOO HOOOO
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:54 AM   #129
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Since I will be installing my new Fenton Headers and Offy dual single bbl intake soon (gonna have lots of question when that happens - lol) I decided to paint the Oil Filter Canister and move it from the intake manifold to the inner fender wall. The smudges are only reflections in the silver paint - - - that Ace Hwd paint sure held up good thru all my beating, banging, cussin' and fussin' !


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Old 10-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #130
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I'm 8 screws short to have everything in place, but the bed wood is sealed, cut, and mounted. Still have to get the fenders widened but this will work for the time being.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:18 PM   #131
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Nothing, 64 Chevelle was feeling lonely and puked the heater core. I love old cars, 20 minutes to pull the heater housing (had it out 5 years ago so know the drill), $40 for a new core and probably 1/2 hour to get it back together.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #132
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i did some more work on the cross-member that attach the upper control arms for my rear suspension.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:26 PM   #133
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Not much, picked up some angle iron to use for floor brace. And rested from my 8 hour bash yesterday...... dang I hate getting old.....
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:35 AM   #134
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I can't see it yet.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #135
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My garage is a pit of darkness smelling of leather dye.
The Apache is still running strong but I can feel it's hatred for me as I force it to go around with out a bed.

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:20 PM   #136
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New fan belt, new thermostat, fixed heater hoses, drained radiator and filled with fresh 50/50 (starting to get chilly here in New England)... Now all I need is a little more money to fall from the sky so I can get the two brake drums I need to finally put this thing on the road again. Really want to do it before the snow flies!
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:06 PM   #137
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Welded in bracing for the passenger side floor and measured up templets for the flooring. Anybody give me some placement measurements for where the shifter comes up through the floor on a T-5 trans.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:18 PM   #138
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My garage is a pit of darkness smelling of leather dye.
The Apache is still running strong but I can feel it's hatred for me as I force it to go around with out a bed.

The shame...
LOL How's that coming along?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #139
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Mark, I should finish this leather order by tomorow. I had "planed" to finish the bed this week but I need to address a new problem with the front brakes on the 59. Also I really need to get at the steering free lash so I dont go down the road fighting to stay in my lane. I want to take it on my first real trip in two weeks. A big party in Niland Calif AKA Slab City.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:32 PM   #140
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Finished the metal work on the right rear fender, now a little filler and primer. Slowly but surely it will get finished!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:22 PM   #141
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Mark, I should finish this leather order by tomorow. I had "planed" to finish the bed this week but I need to address a new problem with the front brakes on the 59. Also I really need to get at the steering free lash so I dont go down the road fighting to stay in my lane. I want to take it on my first real trip in two weeks. A big party in Niland Calif AKA Slab City.
It seems like these things know when you have something else planed.
what kind of leather work do you do?
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:28 PM   #142
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still working on the cross member I may get to the control arm mounts after I get back from my cancer doctor tomorrow morning.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:35 PM   #143
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Tightened up my hood hinges. Was going to buy new ones but decided to fix my old ones instead. Most of the wear was in the arms that hold up the hood where the bracket bolts to the hood. With the hood hinges raised to the max you could move the front of the hood up several inches due to the slop in the pivots. I punched out the pins and drilled out the holes using a 1/2 inch bit. I made some new pivot pins, put the bracket back on and welded the pins in. I ground the welds down to make the brackets fit back on to the hood as there isn't much room there. The other pivots were tight but I heated them and peened them to be sure.
The hinges feel tight now so maybe with new springs they will hold the hood up better than before.

I made the pins out of 3/8th bolts. Just turned part of the head down to make the pivot and turned the body down to fit into the bracket, and cut them to length.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:20 PM   #144
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Scraped my camaro project and moved the '57 Stepper to the front of the line.. Gonna be a busy winter in the garage ... can't wait to get out there next weekend and start cleaning up the garage.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:53 PM   #145
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took the box off (again!!!) started to tub the box for wider wheels, should be done tonight, plan on rounding the top rear edge after that and filling the steak pockets and front edge.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:58 PM   #146
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Wet sanded the lower part of my dash in the never-ending saga that the improving my interior has become. Pictures will be in my own thread one of these DECADES! Jeez.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:29 PM   #147
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Took everything off the frontend in prepartion to install drop spindles. Not much else.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:25 PM   #148
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Wish I would have got some done on mine, but worked on my sons 86 project....I did get mine washed though
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:56 PM   #149
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Today I drove my truck. Have spent the last year working on the truck. I now have a new 261 engine with a 5 speed transmission. It has been a long time working on the truck in my garage. Winter is coming. Trying to enjoy the truck before the weather changes.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:34 PM   #150
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