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Today 06:14 PM
496CHEVY3100 That is slick ,jou are doing excellent work as always,got to get up one day if I ever get caught a little,, ''
thought I was finished with the dump truck topped off all liquids to start engine ,Intake is leaking between head and intake ,

I will be going down in a little while to pull intake,,just got back from car show a GOOD one.

thinking about runnin bench seat in my 55 chevy 210,just a thought as of now.
Today 05:51 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
John are you going to have an Extra seat for the Belair.
Probably, but it wil lbe pretty rough. What are you needing?



I went ahead and primed the front pans, It was the perfect day and I just did it out doors.

Worked out well.

John


Today 05:01 PM
496CHEVY3100 John are you going to have an Extra seat for the Belair.
Yesterday 10:55 AM
deadbodyman thats right ...Those big diesles had a slightly wider motor mount and they had to cut part of the frame off........ and turn it around so it was backwards, of coarse
Yesterday 10:50 AM
Too Many Projects
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arent those frames army surplus from the old tanks....or was it the half tracks I know on my plymouth I can jack up one corner and get three wheels off the ground...true story ...and Johns is even stronger...
They were under the half-tracks. The tanks are rear engined and have a modified version of the convertible frame...
Yesterday 09:48 AM
John long
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arent those frames army surplus from the old tanks....or was it the half tracks I know on my plymouth I can jack up one corner and get three wheels off the ground...true story ...and Johns is even stronger...
I think they could be. I have to cut the "spider web" out of this frame and put it into the hard top frame. I am not looking forward to it either.

John
Yesterday 09:40 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yep, it does look nice and makes the panel even stronger than flat.

I didn't suggest the removal panel in my original post, just to think ahead to what trans you plan to install and make an adjustment now rather than latter, but your plan will allow for any changes needed in the future too.

If you are staying with the spider web central bracing of the original frame, I don't see where you need to worry about the body supporting much weight. The frame is so far over engineered that I think you could put a fiberglass body on and not be concerned about flex...
arent those frames army surplus from the old tanks....or was it the half tracks I know on my plymouth I can jack up one corner and get three wheels off the ground...true story ...and Johns is even stronger...
Yesterday 07:46 AM
MARTINSR
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Brian post a picture of Marge from the front. A 3/4 shot, camera on left side. Angle it like the picture below. I think I know what Marge's costume might be.

BB
BB follow me over to the "What did you do today" thread so we don't hijack Johns SPECTACULAR thread of substance.

I am posting a photo for you there.

Brian
Yesterday 06:25 AM
Too Many Projects
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Thats was a great idea john and its looks waaaay cool too.
Yep, it does look nice and makes the panel even stronger than flat.

I didn't suggest the removal panel in my original post, just to think ahead to what trans you plan to install and make an adjustment now rather than latter, but your plan will allow for any changes needed in the future too.

If you are staying with the spider web central bracing of the original frame, I don't see where you need to worry about the body supporting much weight. The frame is so far over engineered that I think you could put a fiberglass body on and not be concerned about flex...
Yesterday 03:57 AM
deadbodyman
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That's what anti-seize is for. I doubt John's car will see enough weather to rust much either.
look where they use the nutserts ,on roof racks and mirrors ,PLaces that are up high...its a good day when you can remove a roof rack and not have three or four nutserts spin on you. but I think John came up with the perfect solution anyways... those covers always leak after a while too.
Yesterday 03:44 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I'm just curious as to why the tranny would need a removable cover.

Do standards have something that is impossible to reach or something?
well for one thing you can adjust your clutch and get the linkages adjusted from the inside you dont have to get out from under the car and get inside to check it every time. no jack ,jack stands etc...
Yesterday 03:38 AM
deadbodyman
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Ok. I know you guys are just dying to know what I did.

I took my template and laid out a pattern for removable cover which can be cut out at a later date.....transferred that to a piece of 18 ga and roughed in the trans hump.

I believe I will leave it at this for now and Epoxy prime the three pieces before I punch the holes for the plug welds. That will give me fresh clean metal to weld through.

John



Thats was a great idea john and its looks waaaay cool too.
09-18-2014 11:44 PM
boothboy Brian post a picture of Marge from the front. A 3/4 shot, camera on left side. Angle it like the picture below. I think I know what Marge's costume might be.

BB
09-18-2014 10:18 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Don't tell me you are going to dress Marge as a Pumpkin and you are going as Cinderella ,,we will never find a glass slipper to fit you,
Hmmm, there's another idea.

Brian
09-18-2014 09:05 PM
496CHEVY3100
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LOL, You know I thought about that after I posted. What a trip that would be taking the back roads home at 45-50 mph. It would either be very relaxing or very nerve racking.

Barb and I road the Harley to the west coast 5-6 years ago and had a ball but I think to do it and feel like you were in second gear all the way would be pretty hard.

John
John ,you could run rte 66 to us 41 then to us27 then home free No Freeway ,Hmmmm.

After all Chevt Chase made it ,sorta,
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