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Old 10-09-2008, 07:28 PM
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Chassis completed

Since some of you have an interest in chassis work...but don't read Lounge posts...I thought I'd let you know I just completed the rolling chassis for the sedan/delivery project and I started a Lounge thread here.

Or you can just go directly to my journal to see all the pictures.

Here's a teaser....


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Old 10-09-2008, 08:12 PM
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As usual Dewey, top flight job!


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Nice job, Dewey. Very nice !!

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Lookin good Dewey

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got a question ........ has the body been done and waiting to be set on the chassis ???

If not then you are still in for a long haul, I did a backwards build some might think, got the body in paint before the chassis..

I like to build this way cause the chassis for my money is the fun and the most interesting part, not to mention the easiest to prep and paint.. just my $0.02

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Man,

That is going to set low-very nice job Dewey!
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Really nice work.
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got a question ........ has the body been done and waiting to be set on the chassis ???
If you mean has the body already been prepped and painted, no, it hasn't. That work is underway as we speak.

I'm not sure there is a "horse" or a "cart" in terms of which should come first. It just made the most sense to me to do it in this order since now I can move the entire chassis totally outside my shop and have a ton of room to do the final prep work and paint for the body. Also, I'm giving some serious thought to painting the body piece by piece in base coat, then assembling it, then shooting a final round of base coat (to reduce any potential differences in color) and THEN shooting the clear with the body totally assembled. This approach would almost require having the chassis done first...so that the body does not need to be disassembled or removed from the frame after the final paint work. I can never seem to do that without creating some damage here and there to the paint.

In any case, you are right about being in for a ton of work.
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Looking great!! As usual.

I was wondering how much ground clearance you have under your frame and under your oil pan.
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I was wondering how much ground clearance you have under your frame and under your oil pan.
4 inches --- for both frame and pan. The flat portion of the pan was set level with the bottom of the frame when the motor mounts were fabricated. I have 1/2" to spare on the scrub line.
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