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idrivejunk 03-30-2020 11:25 AM

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It ain't hurt. Passenger door fits a mite better.

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Before re-screwing, I gave the toe board's tunnel area another shot, putting the top up higher.

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idrivejunk 03-30-2020 08:28 PM

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Hood gap will be OK at vent shave

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Has dent at back

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Body is sitting like this, jack is for mock stance

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Front fender braces arrived, not installed yet

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idrivejunk 03-30-2020 08:36 PM

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That sez Street and Performance. Mena, AR.

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Righteous :thumbup:

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:cool:

Too Many Projects 03-30-2020 09:01 PM

What's the sled there for ??

idrivejunk 03-30-2020 09:58 PM

Could be anything. You know as much as I do now.

idrivejunk 03-31-2020 06:52 AM

Hopefully the ample photos and sparse words for the retired and/or trapped at home were enough to earn rights for opinion gathering...

Which makes more sense to you, to do next?

A: Bear claw latch conversion

B: Hidden door hinge installation

C: Hood hinge installation

Note about C: Billet hinges from Eddie Motorsports are on hand and designed for 53-6 trucks. Speedway sells them and suggests that they fit 48-52 as well. For starters, first thing I noticed is completely different mount area, four holes as opposed to three. As done with the 58 Chevy hinges used on a 59 Pontiac, the manufacturer is willing to, if we make them work, take them back for polishing and fresh struts after R&D on our end. In exchange for the new info about additional applications. I think thats nice but don't know yet what I am up against on that.

Too Many Projects 03-31-2020 07:05 AM

Door hinges before latch seems more logical. Once the latch is installed with old hinges, that makes the hinge install more exacting to, now, match the latch. Hinges first allows installing latch once to match hinges.

The hood hinges could be first, but will, most likely, consume more time with re-inventing the wheel to work, and they still will later, but hinges and latch move the project further along more quickly... hopefully happy customer with progress...;)

idrivejunk 03-31-2020 11:28 AM

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Door hinges before latch seems more logical. Once the latch is installed with old hinges, that makes the hinge install more exacting to, now, match the latch. Hinges first allows installing latch once to match hinges.

The hood hinges could be first, but will, most likely, consume more time with re-inventing the wheel to work, and they still will later, but hinges and latch move the project further along more quickly... hopefully happy customer with progress...;)

Sound logic there!;) The Merc had a lazy actuator on the driver's door. One of them deals where everything does good until trim panel and handle are on.

I am reapproaching front of trans tunnel now that the way the body sits is beginning to make sense. Those fender braces just connect fender to inner, no frame connection.:( Door gaps via cab corner work can be part of the hinge swap, doesn't make much sense to sort those out with stock hinges IMO, in this case. They seem good anyway with only problem being back of right door.

I am pretty much gonna bend the circle laying here into a tunnel front-

https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/att...1&d=1585674985

See how soggy the paper towel is around my sandwich?:( Can't find Oscar Meyer anymore, only Hillshire Farms. :mad:

:rolleyes::D Both are tasty :drool: but the HF lunch meat makes less sandwich, too.

End meat review. Heres fresh you ain't seen-

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Yeah, nothing about that mount pad jives, not one hole.:pain: And thats just the body end.:sweat:

idrivejunk 03-31-2020 05:44 PM

Axle out, must be serious-

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Mike's A job-

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Revised, tacked F1 tunnel-

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Must be the lighting. :confused:;)

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First blood on hinges-

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John long 03-31-2020 06:00 PM

I dropped my top irons assembly off at the sand blaster's today. They gave me an estimate of $80 dollars for the 12 pieces?????? We will see if that holds true. I figured 250-300 if I was lucky.

John

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Too Many Projects 03-31-2020 06:17 PM

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Revised, tacked F1 tunnel-

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wDGwjqhMW...331_154538.jpg


First blood on hinges-

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Your revised tunnel looks good..:thumbup:
When I read the hinge box, it said suicide...glad to see they are going in forward...:cool:

idrivejunk 03-31-2020 06:37 PM

John, they probably knew that you won't be getting back quite the same amount of metal.;)

Suicide slash, Mitch.:D I know that sounds awful.:pain: Thanx

idrivejunk 03-31-2020 06:42 PM

Woops, thats hidden slash. :rolleyes: Like it also says on that box... doHHH.:embarrass

:D

Too Many Projects 03-31-2020 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by idrivejunk (Post 4729917)
Woops, thats hidden slash. :rolleyes: Like it also says on that box... doHHH.:embarrass

:D

Ah, ha, I missed that the / was dividing the dual purpose application. Woulda been more obvious if they had all that on the same line, you know, for us old farts...;)

John long 03-31-2020 07:34 PM

Hey Matt. I goofed. My post was meant to be in the "what did you work on today" thread. My bad.

Sorry,
John


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