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07-17-2008 02:16 PM '50 chevy cuttin the windshield
Gave up sand blasting after the compressor died (but I did fix it later)

Used a dremel tool and a silicon carbide grinding stone.
Also had to "massage" the roof a bit for a better fit

Fit;s like a glove, but took a bunch of time

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07-07-2008 12:18 PM '50 chevy core support
Got a bunch of stuff done this weekend.
Mounted a large 3 core cross flow rad I picked up at the JY out of a 70's impala, almost brand new :pimpgrin:
Also mocked up the booster and M/C, it should fit.

Welded up some extra holes and a few cracks in the fire wall.

Scrounged around and found the vent windows, looks like I should be able to cut/bend then into shape for the chop

Finished up repairing/cleaning the windshield pinch weld seam.
Built a pressure assist sand blasting bot out of a 5 gal bucket, we'll see how well that works in cutting down the windshield.

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06-02-2008 11:16 AM thommyknocker's 50 cheby
It's been a while since I've updated this, Let's see.......
Passangers side B piller is done and so is the door window surround. Had to add a few filler pieces [rolleyes]

Went shopping at my local Pull-a-part and grabed a 3.05:1 8.2" 10 bolt from a 75 coupdevill. Pulled a favor here at work and used the knee mill to drill the correct 5 on 4.75" wheel bolt pattern. (note to self: remeasure EVERYTHING before pulling parts)
The width worked out exactly right using 6" wide S-10 steel wheels.
I think I'll do a mini notch in the frame, make mounts for the stock links and use springs for now.

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01-31-2008 10:09 PM GAME ON!
Basement is DONE!
Folks are all moved in!
The car is unburied, and sparks are flying!

Dad and I hot wired the engine over turkey weekend. NOTHING like open headers to put a grin on old dad's face! Sounds like it's hitting on all 8 and it didn't fill the garage up with smoke, so it's good to go!
Oh it's a 75ish poncho 350, early '70s 400 heads, and torker intake.
Spaced the motor up 1 1/2" to keep the collectors from draging
Working on the pass B piller now, and got a plan for a rear axle.
Just awaiting warm weather to go "shopping"

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06-21-2007 12:21 PM Slacker!
Work has completely stopped on the fiddy.

My Mom has cancer and the chemo forced her to retire early.

So, for the past 6 months I've been finishing my basement so my folks can move in with me. Dad and I are really looking forward to playing cars together again!
Anyhow, I'm drywalling this weekend, so I'm on the home stretch now.


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