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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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01-25-2007 04:13 PM Drivers B pillar DONE
I pulled the inner rear quarter panel to gain access to the B pillar, and to plan for operating quarter windows.
There's several small square tubes jambed up inside the b pillars to reinforce those areas, as well as inside the door window surrounds.

The door closes Amazingly well, I impress myself sometimes.

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01-08-2007 10:01 AM '50 cheby update 1/07
Got A bunch of preliminary work done during the xmas break.

I removed all the trim (or what was left) and boxed everything up to store while I sling weld.
Nice holes in the floor, luckily it's just the drivers side. The other side doesn't look to bad. However, the HUMP under the seat is going to raise any seat to high (I'll boink my head) So the raised portion has to go!.

I got the "A" pillars welded up. Jambed a 1/2" and a 3/8" solid steel rod up from behind the dash into the pillars. The shinny spots are the plug welds onto the rods. The gap is just about monolithic weld!

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