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06-24-2016 07:31 PM
John long I hope the moderators will overlook my discussing the chassis for a minute in the body exterior section of the forum. I just wanted to explain I am having to refurbish a hardtop chassis to put under the body. The convertible chassis was just not fit to use or repair.

As soon as I have a chassis to put the body on we will get back to detailing the bottom, grinding some welds, Painting, mounting and shimming it. Be patient with me for a few more weeks.

John

I cut the x-member out of the rag top and grafted it into the frame from out of the hardtop parts car I have.





I am now replacing (frabricating) the rear crossmember and should have that finished in a day or two.



I have a '74 Nova sub frame for the front. after it is installed and sandblasted, we will get back to the body. Bare with me for a few weeks. We can't build a car without a foundation to put it on.

John
06-18-2016 06:13 PM
Train I was wondering if you might be referring to the other John. Thanks for clearing it up. That will save me a few bucks when I build mine.
06-18-2016 01:02 PM
John long
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How did the all thread work John?
I was thumbing through the thread this morning and realized Train was asking about the allthread I used for the balance adjuster. Not the method I used to pick the car up off the chassis.

The 3/4-10 allthread worked perfectly for the balance adjuster. It is so effortless to adjust I may just weld a crank handle on them and not bother with a wrench.

John
06-06-2016 05:43 AM
John long I have the two frames out from the cars and am starting to get them combined into one. I will post a link to the frame work once I have something worth posting.

For now I just had to post this.

I have referred to the "Lynn Yearwood Theory of Street Rod Fabrication" several times through this thread. Lynn always said "if you take 2 bolts out each day or put 2 in you can take any car apart and put it back together in 2 years."

I don't think I ever mentioned that Lynn has Parkinsons disease but he just won't stop. He was at the Silver Dollar Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, Tn this pest weekend. He is in the blue shirt and the pug nose Ford is his. It has been a long time coming but is finally on the road.

Great job Lynn.

John

05-24-2016 07:22 PM
idrivejunk
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Boy did you hit that nail on the head. Physical therapy at 8:45. Dr appointment for Barb's knee at 11:00, Donate blood at 1:00, pick up perscription and meet Barbs sisters at 6:00 for dinner. Got to write checks and pay bills now.

John
Thats too many projects!

All I read was blah blah dinner with sisters

Rusty wants a brew-n-sit again... Make car peelout and revving sounds this time.

All strangeness aside, it sounds like things are going your way at the moment. Thats good.
05-24-2016 07:05 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
John are you home
Sorry we missed you David but it was good to talk to you anyway. We will try to do better next time.


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Tuesdays seem to be Dr. appointment day around there...
Boy did you hit that nail on the head. Physical therapy at 8:45. Dr appointment for Barb's knee at 11:00, Donate blood at 1:00, pick up perscription and meet Barbs sisters at 6:00 for dinner. Got to write checks and pay bills now.

John
05-24-2016 02:45 PM
Too Many Projects
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John are you home
Tuesdays seem to be Dr. appointment day around there...
05-24-2016 01:38 PM
496CHEVY3100 John are you home
05-22-2016 12:03 PM
John long
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How did the all thread work John?
Very well. The only shortcoming is, it is slow. It does allow one person to do it and it will be great for putting it back on the frame and getting the body shims placed.

I hung it on the all thread, pulled the chassis out from under it, raised it up with the jacks and spun the nuts on the allthread with my fingers to make it go much faster.

John
05-22-2016 10:19 AM
Train How did the all thread work John?
05-21-2016 05:48 PM
123pugsy I could never get mine exactly either.
Close, but not exact.
05-21-2016 05:44 PM
John long
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Sweet!

Can it stay anywhere you let go of it without using the brake?
It will Pugsy but with the gear drive it would wheather or not it was balanced. It is still a little bottom heavy but I have it as high as it will go. I think I installed the T-brackets upside down. I should have assembled the T-brackets 180 degrees for the balance bar. It would have gone up another notch. If I would shim it up a couple of inches, it probably would be perfect. On a scale of 1-10 it is a 9. Not perfect but not worth changing either.

John
05-21-2016 04:35 PM
idrivejunk Hooray!
05-21-2016 04:31 PM
123pugsy Sweet!

Can it stay anywhere you let go of it without using the brake?
05-21-2016 04:01 PM
John long :

Oh yah baby!!!!

John











Just want you guys to know, I haven't forgotten..................? Thanks again.

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