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07-21-2016 01:48 PM
37ford4dr thanks guys......all the body bolts are in, I had to use some contact cement on the lock washer and the nut for the front radiator duct panel body bolts....playing gumby at almost 59 with those front body bolts was challenging.....
07-19-2016 08:04 AM
boothboy I just want to know how you restored those two transmissions into a carpeted spare tire?

BB
07-18-2016 08:12 PM
Loose Ctrl She's come a long way.Looking real good now.
07-18-2016 04:52 PM
zuffen Something about a silk purse and sow's ear!

Outstanding job.
07-18-2016 03:20 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
some before and afters
I have to admit... it does look better in the afters... even you're looking better... LOL!
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07-18-2016 12:21 PM
37ford4dr some before and afters






























07-17-2016 03:40 PM
37ford4dr
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
ME TOO !!!!

Them saw horse's on jack stands had me shaking over here..

Look's great !!!!
thanks

the body weighs about 375 lbs so its not too heavy the saw horse and jack stands looked scarier then it actually is

well my three week push to get the body on the chassis has come to a happy end....time to take a break for a little while and recharge the batteries

today i put most of the body bolts in , the gas tank is in and i got the brake master cylinder bracketry/pedals and MC in that is a PITA.




07-17-2016 08:00 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by zuffen View Post
Now you can breathe easier.
ME TOO !!!!

Them saw horse's on jack stands had me shaking over here..

Look's great !!!!
07-17-2016 06:59 AM
cozwurth Looks good!
07-16-2016 08:34 PM
Loose Ctrl Great update.It's all coming together.It won't be long until that first drive around the block happens.
07-16-2016 05:31 PM
Arns85GT \
breathing a big sigh of relief I'll bet. One thing that I noticed with the body hung over the chassi, that chassi is very close to an apron fender style. It seems they didn't move very far from the TD when the car car was designed. Beautiful resto imho
07-16-2016 04:31 PM
zuffen Now you can breathe easier.

Well done it looks a treat.

I hope your young Quality Inspector approved.
07-16-2016 02:11 PM
37ford4dr the body is on but not bolted on.

two of us about 2 hours, no lifting used the floor jacks the entire time, treated the M/C like a brake caliper, no real issues

lifting lowering the back i put two bolts in the bolt holes that were long enough that when the body came down it helped align it





treated MC like a brake caliper


removed all jacks under saw horses



slowly lowered went from front to back










last spot before we could use the smaller floor jack in the back








you can see the alignment tools sticking up to help get things lined up right


front extension install


and valance






and the first drive




and measuring up from the floor the front tires openings are exactly the same height and the rear tires openings are 1/16 off....not bad
07-16-2016 06:00 AM
37ford4dr dropped gastank, removed 1/4 scuttle, unbolted M/C, took down storage bunk beds, put body on stands slipped car underneath. two of us and a long frame car jack

























not tall enough


07-15-2016 08:35 AM
37ford4dr
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I recall SU carbs being a little finnickie and hard to balance. I hope the newer versions are a bit easier.

I think the real issue is that they are so opposite to our type carbs it takes a little while to make friends with them. and once you do life is good, really quite simple compared to a quadrajet .
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