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Today 07:30 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
End Quote---
He should keep talking about the Chevy II......oh yeah.....


That may be true but the Futura would have made a nice little car for the right price. Tim and his brother in law got to 2500 dollars of each other but never made a deal. Had it been a Chevy II I believe he would have bought it.

John






This is under the trunk matt.




You can tell the old man loved the car and was an antiquer. It had what looked like a brand new single exhaust behind the V-8.

The car had not run in Three years. We poored a teaspoon of gass in the carburator, jumped it off and it cranked right up. One lifter clattered for about 3-4 minutes and slowely built itself up. After that it ran quiet as a church mouse.

John

Damn, that's cool!

Brian
Today 06:43 PM
DTibbets
1946 Dodge Truck Project

Shorten Frame 15" on w200 4x4 to except 1946 dodge truck body.
Today 05:41 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
I finished the major construction on the bead roller stand and it is at least functional now. I need to mount some studs on the side of the vertical to hold all the dies and I need to do some basic mods to the roller. I need to add zerk fittings to the shaft bearing blocks and need to improve the adjustment bolt on the top. I did run my first ever test bead on the roller and I was plesently surprized. It was some 20 of 22 ga but it gave me a good idea of how the roller and tool work. I still need to look into my garage door motor power assist I am going to put on but that is less of a priority now.

Here it is still a work in progress.
If that is your T deck lid in the background RIP, it looks like you already have done some good work on it.

John
Today 05:27 PM
deadbodyman A friend has decided to sell his 67 Mustang GT fastback. He finally got it running after having it a year, I guess it dont run as well as he expected. I've never seen it but I might buy it. He's unsure how much he wants but says somewhere between 5- 10,000, I just told him 5001.00 is between there. He's been eye balling my 740 BMW pretty hard
Today 05:17 PM
John long End Quote---
He should keep talking about the Chevy II......oh yeah.....


That may be true but the Futura would have made a nice little car for the right price. Tim and his brother in law got to 2500 dollars of each other but never made a deal. Had it been a Chevy II I believe he would have bought it.

John






This is under the trunk matt.




You can tell the old man loved the car and was an antiquer. It had what looked like a brand new single exhaust behind the V-8.

The car had not run in Three years. We poored a teaspoon of gass in the carburator, jumped it off and it cranked right up. One lifter clattered for about 3-4 minutes and slowely built itself up. After that it ran quiet as a church mouse.

John
Today 01:40 PM
Rip VW I finished the major construction on the bead roller stand and it is at least functional now. I need to mount some studs on the side of the vertical to hold all the dies and I need to do some basic mods to the roller. I need to add zerk fittings to the shaft bearing blocks and need to improve the adjustment bolt on the top. I did run my first ever test bead on the roller and I was plesently surprized. It was some 20 of 22 ga but it gave me a good idea of how the roller and tool work. I still need to look into my garage door motor power assist I am going to put on but that is less of a priority now.

Here it is still a work in progress.
Today 12:41 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
anyone know the name of a company that sells kits to install C4 Corvette suspension (,front and rear ) as well as powertrain in my 55 chevy,,I found a boxed framenow,but cant remember the company name with the kits..

any help
I don't have an answer for you but damn that is cool your Vette can live on.

Brian
Today 11:02 AM
496CHEVY3100 anyone know the name of a company that sells kits to install C4 Corvette suspension (,front and rear ) as well as powertrain in my 55 chevy,,I found a boxed framenow,but cant remember the company name with the kits..

any help
Today 10:22 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
True, true, and true and we know this car did have some rust repair but we don't know how much. We looked at it 2 weeks ago. It looks good from under the hood but we really want to see it from the bottom. The gentleman who owned it passed away 3 years ago at 89 and had been in a nursing home. He was a sheet metal worker and had a small metal lathe, brake lathe and other equipment in his basement so he hopefully new what and how to do things correctly.




Tim had a really nice '39 Chevy for about8 years but sold it a couple of years ago. He has talked about a gen one Chevy iI but his brother i law inherited this Futura convertible. I will try to get some pictures of it today.

This is the '39 he sold.

John
He should keep talking about the Chevy II......oh yeah.....
Today 10:11 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Where did I miss you, or him, looking at it previously ? Remember, they are the same as a Mustang, and you've seen the extent they rust from my adventures. Just opening the hood tells a lot of the story about what condition the front uni-frame is in.
True, true, and true and we know this car did have some rust repair but we don't know how much. We looked at it 2 weeks ago. It looks good from under the hood but we really want to see it from the bottom. The gentleman who owned it passed away 3 years ago at 89 and had been in a nursing home. He was a sheet metal worker and had a small metal lathe, brake lathe and other equipment in his basement so he hopefully new what and how to do things correctly.


Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Refresh my memory.
39 what, and why would it be good to replace it?
Tim had a really nice '39 Chevy for about8 years but sold it a couple of years ago. He has talked about a gen one Chevy iI but his brother i law inherited this Futura convertible. I will try to get some pictures of it today.

This is the '39 he sold.

John

Today 06:53 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I am kind of excited. Tim and I are going back to look at the '65 Futura conv today. We are taking some jack stands with us and want do a really good examination of the bottom. It would please me to see Tim replace the 39.

John
Where did I miss you, or him, looking at it previously ? Remember, they are the same as a Mustang, and you've seen the extent they rust from my adventures. Just opening the hood tells a lot of the story about what condition the front uni-frame is in.
Today 06:51 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I am kind of excited. Tim and I are going back to look at the '65 Futura conv today. We are taking some jack stands with us and want do a really good examination of the bottom. It would please me to see Tim replace the 39.

John
Refresh my memory.
39 what, and why would it be good to replace it?
Today 05:38 AM
John long I am kind of excited. Tim and I are going back to look at the '65 Futura conv today. We are taking some jack stands with us and want do a really good examination of the bottom. It would please me to see Tim replace the 39.

John
Yesterday 08:37 PM
cozwurth I took some time away from my school work to get in the shop to take care of a couple of things that I've been wanting to do to my truck. I was able to finish lowering the rear suspension finally. I installed 3" lowering springs up front last year when I had to replace the ball joints. A couple of years ago I had installed 2" lowering shackles in the back to level it out, but level wont out the window when I installed the springs up front. Today I finally installed the lowering hangers for the front of the leaf springs. Total 3" front, 4" rear. The drivers side was a royal pain in the backside with the gas tank in the way.

Dave
02-17-2017 09:50 PM
Rip VW I worked on the shrinker stretcher stand and also the stand for my Bead Roller. I am building them side by side so I do each operation for both pieces.

Today I welded up the lower sections or the feet of the stands and Finished the slots for the mounting bolts and drilled everything. I haven't mounted the center post to the base yet. I and getting all the drilling and adjusting before I lock the column down to the base. I am actually making some progress.

The bead roller will be mounted tomorrow and that will be a wrap. The shrinker stretcher still needs pedals and some trimming but I want to have it done by Tuesday so I can start playing with some metal and try a couple test ideas for the deck lid shell repair. It is sure going to simplify the use of the shrinker stretcher. Here are a couple of progress photos

The Bead roller is a work in progress and while I was rummaging in the back of the shop I ran across a Sears old style chain drive garage door opener. ( Hey John I am learning the frugal ness rules)

I am building more or less "On the Fly kind of loosely following the stand on Metal Meet. I am looking forward to having a semi decent tool to work with.
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