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11-12-2014 09:12 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
Chassis is about done. Taking it to exhaust shop in the morning.
what is the exhaust going to consist of?
X or H pipe?
what mufflers?
my 38 has flowmasters on it and it is WAY TOO Loud for my tastes
i am thinking about replacing them with really long cherrybombs
11-12-2014 09:09 PM
matts37chev
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2 coats of paint, 3 coats of clear. Standox Waterborne. All coats cut, final buff.
holly crap that is nice
i could never have anything that nice.
looks fantastic
11-12-2014 05:32 PM
Trophyman Chassis is about done. Taking it to exhaust shop in the morning.
11-12-2014 08:08 AM
Trophyman 2 coats of paint, 3 coats of clear. Standox Waterborne. All coats cut, final buff.
11-12-2014 07:57 AM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Metalman Sr. View Post
What a sweet ride, man would I love to have one like that. My aunt had one just like that back in the day it was browm.
Craigslist here I come
NO doubt!! 36-39 chevy's are ultra cool.
11-11-2014 02:18 PM
Metalman Sr.
37 Chevy

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even just bumping up the front to 15" looks better than my 14"
What a sweet ride, man would I love to have one like that. My aunt had one just like that back in the day it was browm.
Craigslist here I come
11-10-2014 08:16 AM
Too Many Projects Matt, yours is definitely a V butt...



Trophyman, if they can match the angle of the glass to the window frame, the one piece could be a better deal.

That is a beautiful car too !!!
11-10-2014 07:58 AM
Too Many Projects
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The windshield on the 38 leaks bad on both sides.
I need to do some more homework, but I thought I would toss it out here.
I think it's a v-butt?
There is no molding in the middle but it's not a 1 piece.
I think it just has the rubber holding it in, and i think I need to goop it up.

What kind of glass do you have,(if I remember right, there is 3 types) and does it use sealer?
Mine has a 2 piece v butt in a rubber gasket that the PO installed. It leaked bad around the right side. He had used a clear silicone to try to stop it. I dug out as much as I could, cleaned it with denatured alcohol and then used black windshield sealer, NOT silicone, and it still seeps a tiny bit but is OK. I think if I had removed it completely and started over with the correct sealer, it wouldn't leak at all.
11-10-2014 07:37 AM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
The windshield on the 38 leaks bad on both sides.
I need to do some more homework, but I thought I would toss it out here.
I think it's a v-butt?
There is no molding in the middle but it's not a 1 piece.
I think it just has the rubber holding it in, and i think I need to goop it up.

What kind of glass do you have,(if I remember right, there is 3 types) and does it use sealer?
I plan on using a 1 piece for mine. I've hear both good and bad about both.
11-09-2014 08:24 AM
matts37chev The windshield on the 38 leaks bad on both sides.
I need to do some more homework, but I thought I would toss it out here.
I think it's a v-butt?
There is no molding in the middle but it's not a 1 piece.
I think it just has the rubber holding it in, and i think I need to goop it up.

What kind of glass do you have,(if I remember right, there is 3 types) and does it use sealer?
11-08-2014 09:45 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post

I need to break that addiction now and just concentrate on the vehicles I have...
probably pretty good advice for many of us here
11-08-2014 08:14 AM
Too Many Projects Yeah, Craigslist is how I ended up driving to Montana for a '66 Chevelle and Colorado for a Corvair...

I need to break that addiction now and just concentrate on the vehicles I have...
11-08-2014 07:58 AM
matts37chev Craigslist gets me in trouble.
That's how I wound up with the 38 in the first place.
"Oh hey look, that car is for sale, we can just go look"
But you are right, lots of deals on wheels and tires.
11-08-2014 07:23 AM
Too Many Projects
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They are tiny, 195/70r14.
The back are 235/70r15.
I was going to see if i could move the 15" rear wheels to the front (with smaller tires) and buy new 16" wheels for the rear.
But they are the 2 piece wheels, and it doesn't look like they are making them any more.
I have found a few 15x8, 15x10, and some wider 17".
So because it needs new tires, I might just start over with all new wheels.
Just don't want to spend the money right now.
Watch your local craigslist and other ads/events over the winter. Plenty of "stuff' gets put up for sale over the winter at bargain prices.
11-04-2014 07:47 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
They are tiny, 195/70r14.
The back are 235/70r15.
I was going to see if i could move the 15" rear wheels to the front (with smaller tires) and buy new 16" wheels for the rear.
But they are the 2 piece wheels, and it doesn't look like they are making them any more.
I have found a few 15x8, 15x10, and some wider 17".
So because it needs new tires, I might just start over with all new wheels.
Just don't want to spend the money right now.
16" are getting as obsolete as 14". Seems 17" has the most support and variety of tire sizes. BFG Radial TA's are about the only choice for many 14" and 15" tires and they are NOT a sturdy or good handling tire, in my opinion. That's why I buy the Coopers. Trying to find tires for classic/vintage/muscle cars is getting more difficult every year. Firestone dropped out of that market too a couple years ago. I have a set of Firehawk Indy 500's on my '66 Chevelle and LOVE them, BUT, they aren't available anymore...
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