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Today 12:28 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, Probably was 20 years ago. Not sure when I inherited it but it does come in handy.



I would love to have it but would not ask you to go to all the trouble of boxing it up and shipping. Give me a little more time and lets see whay I come up with.

I really appreciate you willingness to help Mitch! It means a lot.

John

I have inherited a number of stainless and steel pans and bowls from the kitchen that are great to have out in the garage.

Brian
Today 11:47 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Isnt that your wifes cake pan your wheel bearings are in?
LOL, Probably was 20 years ago. Not sure when I inherited it but it does come in handy.

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I have 1 15X6 plain steel wheel sitting in the shop. I'll look for more in the next couple days to see if there is another hiding somewhere. I could send them down to you.
I would love to have it but would not ask you to go to all the trouble of boxing it up and shipping. Give me a little more time and lets see whay I come up with.

I really appreciate you willingness to help Mitch! It means a lot.

John
Today 07:47 AM
Too Many Projects I have 1 15X6 plain steel wheel sitting in the shop. I'll look for more in the next couple days to see if there is another hiding somewhere. I could send them down to you.
Today 06:54 AM
deadbodyman Isnt that your wifes cake pan your wheel bearings are in?
Yesterday 09:50 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The mid seventy Monty Carlo's had 15X6 wheels and used to be fairly common to find. Look for a ~73-77 parts car and maybe they have the wheels but not listed ??

Pontiac and Buick mid size cars have the same 4.75 bolt pattern too...
Thanks for that tid bit. I did know the Monte Carlos were 15's.

John
Yesterday 09:18 PM
Too Many Projects The mid seventy Monty Carlo's had 15X6 wheels and used to be fairly common to find. Look for a ~73-77 parts car and maybe they have the wheels but not listed ??

Pontiac and Buick mid size cars have the same 4.75 bolt pattern too...
Yesterday 09:15 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Surely you could find a couple wheels local on craigslist ?? Too bad David is layed up, I bet he has some laying around...
It is strange that 15x6 steel wheels are so scarce. I have been watching CL for weeks.....Nada.

Most of the small pattern Chevy wheels are 14ís. They made the 15's but they are scarce. I could buy them new but I hate to pony up for new ones until I am sure the size and offset will work for me.

John
Yesterday 09:06 PM
Too Many Projects
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Wish I had a couple of good 15x6 Chevy wheels for this thing. I may order some unilug rallys from Summit in a few days. If I run my '53 Fiesta caps it won't matter what is behind them.

John
Surely you could find a couple wheels local on craigslist ?? Too bad David is layed up, I bet he has some laying around...
Yesterday 07:06 PM
John long The Steering box is cleaned and painted as of today. Rotors came yesterday and spindles are assembled. Ready to install shocks, rotors, and steering box.

Wish I had a couple of good 15x6 Chevy wheels for this thing. I may order some unilug rallys from Summit in a few days. If I run my '53 Fiesta caps it won't matter what is behind them.

John

I had been watching these quarter windows on Ebay for a few days. The fellow just lested them as "53 Chevy convertible rear windows." I believe he worded the add so poorly no one ever saw it. Anyway, I won the quarter windows for $25 a piece and the run tracks for $10 apiece. I was the only bidder.




Rotors await,



Steering box awaits,




Should be able to button this thing up this weekend and move on to the rear.

01-12-2017 05:33 AM
deadbodyman Glad to see you back at it John.
01-11-2017 07:57 PM
John long Just a quick update. I have the frame back on jack stands and have started building the suspension. Once I get the front built I have to convert the brakes on the rear end, change out the gear set and install the rear.

It will be interesting to see how much inteferance I get with the engine and that big old X-member.

Anyway, I was glad to be able to work some yesterday and today.

John

01-04-2017 05:15 PM
deadbodyman If I ever buy a brake it'll have to be at least 6' because your average 2 dr classic car door bottom is around 52" and rockers about 6' and anything shorter I can bend up rather quick on my steel table. I've been using it with angle iron so long it goes rather quickly.
01-04-2017 08:04 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
I've had pretty good luck using my cheap HF E wheel for tipping curved bends too.
That is the real beauty of tipping with a bead roller. Tipping on a curve while keeping the panel in shape with a set of shrinker/stretchers opens up a whole world of possibilities.

Also, you have an unlimited length you can bend unlike a break.

John
01-04-2017 05:25 AM
deadbodyman I've had pretty good luck using my cheap HF E wheel for tipping curved bends too.
01-04-2017 05:10 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by damnesia View Post
I'm okay with the lathe. I was referring to never having used, or physically seen for that matter, a tipping die. Looks to be simple design. I've tried to look at them in detail on youtube and the internet and there seems to be a huge variety of designs. Some people just use a flat disc ( like a huge washer ). I turned a test one out of a small piece of stock that was just laying around. It turned out okay. A friend gave me an large steel pin from one of his excavators and I'm going to make one and start playing around with it.
Can be anything. I used a 3" stainless disc that I had laying around.

Try to keep the front flat as you will be lifting the metal flat up against the face.
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