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09-30-2011 10:19 AM
41SUPERCOUPE Awww Man, u don't even know!

Check out my Flywheelers thread in the lounge, i'll talk more about it there.
09-30-2011 08:04 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 41SUPERCOUPE
That sounds cool Bob....Flywheelers, you will love!....i'll create a new posting for it because I suspect many other members will love it too.

How bout you DBM, ever been out to Frostproof?
Never have,
It does sound like a Blast though....
09-29-2011 03:17 PM
35terraplane
41

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Originally Posted by 41SUPERCOUPE
That sounds cool Bob....Flywheelers, you will love!....i'll create a new posting for it because I suspect many other members will love it too.

How bout you DBM, ever been out to Frostproof?
Hate to sound like a stick in the mud, but we can't steal the thread, this is suppose to be on your 41. What we are talking about should be in off-topic, or by PM's not on this thread. I will be glad to talk with you, but not here.

The mods can shut it down if we stay too far off of the thread. Just send me a PM and we can BS.

Bob
09-29-2011 02:56 PM
41SUPERCOUPE That sounds cool Bob....Flywheelers, you will love!....i'll create a new posting for it because I suspect many other members will love it too.

How bout you DBM, ever been out to Frostproof?
09-29-2011 01:22 PM
35terraplane
41

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Originally Posted by 41SUPERCOUPE
She's had a nip 'n tuck by gorry!

Must be gettin nippy up in the north country, when u headed down Bob?.....u ever go to Flywheelers?
We got down somewhere in the 20 degree range a couple weeks ago, 2 days before that it was 90 degrees. Yesterday it was 81 today about 60, do to a cold front sent down by our friends in the north.

This weekend our club goes on it's fall cruise, leave Friday come back Sunday. We take all back roads and make stops in little towns, and a few winery's to test the local brew. We are meeting another club on Sat. that will go with us, we will have about 75 to 100 cars, just like a traveling car show. With all the colors of the cars and the color of the leaves it is cool.

No I have never been to Flywheelers. What and where is it?
You had better PM me, it your thread but we don't want to change it.

Bob
09-28-2011 09:58 PM
41SUPERCOUPE She's had a nip 'n tuck by gorry!

Must be gettin nippy up in the north country, when u headed down Bob?.....u ever go to Flywheelers?
09-28-2011 09:41 PM
35terraplane
41

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Originally Posted by 41SUPERCOUPE
She's cut, mystery solved!

The doors were chopped and remade years ago, WOW!

So the original dark burgundy paint just aint.....and it seems pretty old so that tells me my 41 was once totally stripped of paint and rebuilt, then repainted near original......I can tell a resprayed car and this one must have been stripped.

My guess is the custom work and grey primer was done more recently, probably after the old restoration started aging.?
Cool, I admit I don't know that much on old cheby's but, on this board someone will jump in and help. Get running boards on it and all done you will have a head scatcher there.

Bob
09-28-2011 09:24 PM
41SUPERCOUPE So they must have chopped the cab too? or lifted the threshold?

Those boards sound right up my alley CL!
09-28-2011 08:54 PM
Centerline Yep. No doubt about it, your doors have been chopped. Decent job too considering how long ago it was done.

What you can do is cut a piece of 3/4" plywood to the shape you want for running boards and then use it as a pattern to cut another piece. Then cut a piece of 14 ga. steel a couple inches larger than your pattern. Sandwich the steel between the two pieces of plywood and use a hammer to bend the edges down. If you do this carefully you can wind up with a custom set of running boards that look almost factory.

Centerline
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09-28-2011 08:08 PM
41SUPERCOUPE DBM here's a couple pics......yeah wood running boards wood be cheap and wood look decent with the Sunburst orange paint, but its just not the look I want. Thanks tho

I'm gonna have to fabricate some sort of rockers so the boards will be like 2" below the door.
09-28-2011 08:00 PM
41SUPERCOUPE She's cut, mystery solved!

The doors were chopped and remade years ago, WOW!

So the original dark burgundy paint just aint.....and it seems pretty old so that tells me my 41 was once totally stripped of paint and rebuilt, then repainted near original......I can tell a resprayed car and this one must have been stripped.

My guess is the custom work and grey primer was done more recently, probably after the old restoration started aging.?
09-28-2011 07:21 AM
deadbodyman If you could take a pic of that area with the door open,it would help.
Back in the 80's we built a 40 studie that needed running boards ,we used some 3" thick wood ,staind and cleared and they looked great ,cheap too.
09-27-2011 10:31 PM
41SUPERCOUPE I'll upload one tomorrow after I inspect it very carefully but i'm 99% sure....I do appreciate your help Centerline, Thanks

Yeah i'm cool with having some boards made, luv em!
09-27-2011 10:17 PM
Centerline It would be interesting to see a pic of the underside of the doors. I've checked every info source I have and I can't find any 41 GM vehicles with running boards (other than trucks). They aren't 40 doors as the quarter window line is straight on the 40 and the 41 is slightly curved as yours is. I'm wondering if someone didn't shorten the doors when the body was installed on that chassis. If so then the easiest option would be to just make some custom running boards and then let everyone wonder what's different about it.

Centerline
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09-27-2011 09:45 PM
41SUPERCOUPE I saw pics of your 33 on another posting, man thats gonna be sweet!!
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