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03-21-2005 12:02 PM Mysterion comparison 2
Here is another shot of Dave's car a little farther along. Quite a few variants from the original showing up.


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03-20-2005 12:04 AM '53 AD extended cab how-to61
I am using an Old Air A/C system that has a couple of vents hidden behind the speaker grille. They didn't give any provision for adjusting the vents so I added some levers. Photo 1 shows how I brazed sheet metal tabs onto 4-penny nails, drilled the tabs on the vents and epoxied the nails to the plastic tabs. Photo 2 shows them mounted and sticking through the grille. I covered the new levers in shrink tubing so they won't scratch the grille paint.

Figure 3 shows how I adapted the stock '53 Chevy pickup shift lever to the modern column. I ground the modern shifter arm to a point so it shoves tightly into the old arm. Then I welded an extension on the shift lever pin so it passes clear through the whole assembly.


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03-19-2005 11:56 PM '53 AD extended cab how-to60
Here are some shots of the interior stuff going together.


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02-13-2005 10:32 PM Deepening a pan 4
Don't ever eliminate this step - fill it with water and check for leaks! Even though you have great confidence in your welding skills, you almost always find a leak ot two as I did on this pan in photo 1. It is really a bummer to have the pan chromed or powder coated and find a leak after the fact.

One last step - lengthen the pick-up tube! I used a 1 1/2" piece from the tube in my donor tranny and brazed it to the one from my good tranny. Also brazed an extension on my dip stick.

A little wire brushing and sanding of the welds and off to the chrome shop! I am leaving the welds show under the chrome to indicate this is a modified HOT ROD item!


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02-13-2005 10:26 PM Deepening a pan 3
Once I chased the strap around the pan back to the start I used a hack saw to cut the tail off as shown in photo 1. Still haven't welded anything solid. I tested the bottom of the pan for fit and found it was pretty close. I tacked it in postion on the long straight side and using a body hammer and screwdriver, slight adjusted the front and back ends to alignment. If you are careful in tacking the strip vertically, and the accurate initial severing cut and accurately sheared filler piece almost guarantee that, then the pan cap should fit very closely. Photo 3 shows the side with all of the indentations needed a little adjusting but was still not bad.

Once I was happy with the fit I used my oxy/acetylene torch to gas weld the entire bottom seam and as much of the top one as possible before removing the pan to do the body work necessary to line up the last side. Body hammer & dollies and ball-peen hammers were used. Photo 3 shows the finished welds.


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