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Old 05-27-2013, 11:38 AM
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Looks like you are making good head way on your project. I used TCI front end, bolts on through original rivet holes then just weld on the top hats. Your CE kit should work well too. As far as a tranny, I used a 1989 chev caprice cop car 700r4. The tranny had low miles, t-boned car. I replaced the servo with a corvette unit and drilled out the center for a lock out kit. My trans shifts so hard from 1st to 2nd that it feels like the front wheels want to come off the ground. I put 355 rear end gears in when I rebuilt the rear. At 80 miles an hour I turn 2500 RPM. I love this trans!

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Project on hold!!!!

Well looks like my project is on hold for another 4to5 weeks. Front crossmember is being made I guess.I ordered all my parts through Street Rod Headquaters (which is part of Chev's of the 40's).I wish I knew there was such a lead time.BUT THEY CHARGED MY CREDIT CARD WITHOUT A PROBLEM!!!After spending almost 1200.00 I have a universal tranny mount to show for it all Well will see what happens. stay tuned>>>>>>>>>>>>>...................
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Well looks like my project is on hold for another 4to5 weeks. Front crossmember is being made I guess.I ordered all my parts through Street Rod Headquaters (which is part of Chev's of the 40's).I wish I knew there was such a lead time.BUT THEY CHARGED MY CREDIT CARD WITHOUT A PROBLEM!!!After spending almost 1200.00 I have a universal tranny mount to show for it all Well will see what happens. stay tuned>>>>>>>>>>>>>...................
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Hate to say it but when these things are back ordered they are usually on a ship crossing the ocean or held up in customs.
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Why not make your own ,Stef ? save some time and money...
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Parts are already ordered. I just have to wait.
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front crossmember HAS ARRIVED!!!

Parts arrived earlier than I anticipated. They are a work of art.Worth the wait.Let the
Project get back under way!!!!. stefanP
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Parts arrived earlier than I anticipated. They are a work of art.Worth the wait.Let the
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So tell us this and not snap a coupla pics, sheesh!

OK, I'll wait a bit more......
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what a tease..
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Sorry,I will get pictures up soon.
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I will post pictures this afternoon. I misplaced my camera.
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NU Chassi parts

Look at these.Primed parts are the radiator support and motor mounts.Bare steel parts are the front crossmemeber pieces.Next I'm waiting for the complete front end components and rear springs and mounting shackels.
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Well all the parts have ARRIVED!!!! Looked like Christmas in july!! Haven't opend all the boxes,but there lots of them(9 all together) .I'll post pics later.
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Ok I am not the expert that i would like to be but i have built from the ground up four cars in the past year and a half. Crazy addiction. Still working on the fourth now. Regarding the wiring, do not use EZ Wire. They suck and have no tech support what so ever. Painless would be my choice based on quality and price.Chev's of the 40's has a lot of stuff. there is another company called the Filling station that is real good and very helpful. Summit Racing quite frankly is my main source and I think are the best all around supplier i have found. Second choice is Speedway.

Definitely start with the chassis. I used a sbc350 and a 700r in my 38 chop top. Worked out real nice and did not break the bank. White performance can help you with all of your engine needs. I ordered all my engine parts, chrome kit, carb, manifold, and pulley from them. excellent experience, talk to Charlie, he is a master. Don't chop it unless you have alot of money and patience. It is a lot of work. Dont french the doors because the door poppers are a pain in the *****. If you are going to do the interior yourself you will save a ton of dough. I enjoyed the interiors because you can get creative. Try to find some late model seats from a salvage yard. New seats are awesome and have heat and power, real nice and cheap. i used seats from a 2013 malibu in my 38 chevy and 2008 Mercedes e class for my 1930 model A. Dont forget the Air Conditioning.
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I was not thinking about ac.Tranny will be 200r4.Engine is on the floor ready to instale.Pictures will be coming.
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Christmas in july/Front end coming togther.

Here are a couple of pictures.First one is the boxes from Big brown truck.Next are the upper towers getting bolted on tonight.One slight problem(sorta) is there is a space between strut rod bracket and cross member.Check the picture.Anyone else have this issue? Yes the bracket plates are flush with the frame.
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