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12-11-2014 03:00 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by samsonized View Post
john whar rear dif were u thinking of running
Mike, I have a Lincoln Versaille. Not sure of the exact year but I think they are all the same. The good ees is they are narrow and fit well. The negative is they have a funky rear disc brake set up which is expensive and difficult to get parts for. Also, mine is a 2:50 ratio and I will have to find another gear set for it.
Tthey are 9 3/8" rear ends but 9 inch gear sets are a direct bolt in as long as they are 28 spline units. So I understand.

I read your post last night in CT. Though I hate you have spent money on parts you aren't going to use, I do believe you will like the late model drivetrain if you are going to do a lot of traveling.

John
12-11-2014 01:23 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Thank you !! My wife says I'm stubborn and bull-headed. I keep telling her I'm tenacious and persistent..
I understand. Kind of like cheap and frugal!

John
12-11-2014 10:04 AM
samsonized
rear end

john whar rear dif were u thinking of running
12-11-2014 08:55 AM
MARTINSR We had the bumpers done for the boss's Chevelle ($450 each!) and they were HORRIBLE. I couldn't believe after hearing the high cost that they would be so bad.

Brian
12-11-2014 06:17 AM
123pugsy You got some nice bling for the car there John.
Things are coming together nicely with this project.
12-11-2014 05:03 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, You are a persistent little cuss..........

John
Thank you !! My wife says I'm stubborn and bull-headed. I keep telling her I'm tenacious and persistent..
12-10-2014 10:11 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Chrome bumper bolts.....

LOL, You are a persistant little cuss..........

John
12-10-2014 09:57 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL. I don't think I am willing to weld the holes and replate it.....It gets teeth

Hopefully seven of them.

John
Chrome bumper bolts.....
12-10-2014 08:43 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
OK, I actually LIKE it without teeth. It's very clean and flows smoothly. I would be tempted to try that on the car with a flat black mesh screen behind it for contrast.
LOL. I don't think I am willing to weld the holes and replate it.....It gets teeth

Hopefully seven of them.

John
12-10-2014 07:53 PM
Too Many Projects OK, I actually LIKE it without teeth. It's very clean and flows smoothly. I would be tempted to try that on the car with a flat black mesh screen behind it for contrast.
12-10-2014 06:09 PM
NEW INTERIORS OH YEA !!!!!
12-10-2014 06:02 PM
John long Just a quick update.

Tim helped me assemble the front end and I fit the rockers to the body and mounted them with drill screws. It appears the hood and fender gaps will work out well also



I then dissassembled the front and started the process of welding up the extra holes in the firewall i probably should replace the whole panel but for some reason I just don't want to. I am intending to weld up the holes.



Oh yea. I also assembled my newly plated grill. I am short one of the teeth so I didn't put any of them on yet. I am very pleasantly surprised with the quality of thee plating.

John

12-06-2014 06:32 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
To bad you couldnt just remove a few screws ,move it where it needs to be and weld it up...
LOL, You are right about that. Had I used the complete floor brace assemblies that are now available the spacing would have been built in for me.....assuming the repro parts were correct. In any case they were not on the market when I started.


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Originally Posted by carnutbob View Post
John,your work is as good as it is inspiring.Your approach is simplistic with excellent results.I did not remove lip on my hood.I welded it solid,but sections at a time.welded 1/4 round stock between sections to make a solid weld.John as you progress to body work,are you going to use any lead?What are your thoughts? THX Bob.
Thanks Bob.

As far as the lead goes, I have no desire to use it personally. I have never removed the lead from a car that I did not find issues under it. My personal opinion is that the modern body fillers are of such high quality that if properly used the are as good or better than body lead.

I think most people who use lead enjoy the challenge of learning the skill and get a lot of satisfacion in being able to say they used it instead of filler. That is fine. I can even relate to it. Myself, I would prefer to get my metal work the best I can and use the minimum amount of filler possible. In this area, I will never be able to reach the level I would like but each project comes closer than the last.

John
12-06-2014 02:57 PM
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12-06-2014 11:46 AM
carnutbob John,your work is as good as it is inspiring.Your approach is simplistic with excellent results.I did not remove lip on my hood.I welded it solid,but sections at a time.welded 1/4 round stock between sections to make a solid weld.John as you progress to body work,are you going to use any lead?What are your thoughts? THX Bob.
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