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10-26-2009 09:45 PM 1930u Chassis Work
1930U Chassis Work

I finally got started on the frame. It's nice to be doing something besides body work. I plan to finish the body on the dolly over the winter.

This is an original 1930U, 1931-32 PA chassis. It was modified in the late 60's early 70's for street and strip. I was expecting the worst when I started taking it apart but much to my surprise it came apart with no problem. I was able to knock the king pins up and out with only a 12oz hammer and brass drift. It's primitive but I am trying to save all the old school parts and will reuse everything I can.

The Olds/Pontiac rear end has to weigh at least 200lbs. The guy that built this thing used ½" plate steel to fab up all the mounting tabs for the rear suspension and rear end housing. It's super strong but I can see some battle scars here and there.

Here's a few shots.



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10-06-2009 09:34 PM Body off
Here's a shot of the body on the dolly where it will spend the winter in my shop. The door and rumble lid fitment didn't change to much when I pulled the body off. It's close enough that my mud slinger buddy should be able to do all the finish blocking, etc. right on the dolly. I did a shim count and will re-install the body mounts and shims back to their original locations when I put the body back on.

My goal is to have the chassis done with complete drive train installed by the New Year. The chassis is a real deal old school drag set up with 60 Old's rear end, 1/4 ellipitcal springs, quad coils, ladder bars, super T-10, and drilled straight axle on leaf springs. Here's a few more shots.


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10-06-2009 09:20 PM Body work continues
I didn't get to work as much this summer as I wanted too. I now have about 80 hours invested in the rough skim coats using structural and finish body filler. The body fit is great and it's rock solid now. I removed the body last weekend and placed it on a dolly so I can do the final finish work and I will be working on the chassis now.


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03-31-2009 08:59 PM Still working on body
I'm sure many of you know how difficult it is to do the metal work. I thought it would be going a little better. Right now my pro body guy has 60.5 hours invested refitting, shrinking, grinding and filling. Will I ever be done?



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03-08-2009 09:58 PM Fender fit to wheel house
I could have saved a lot of time if I would have just bonded the fenders on and molded them into the body. This took a little longer but I'm happy with the outcome. 51.5 hours now for filler work.


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