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Old 04-10-2018, 08:13 PM
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John, boss man was concerned about not using the front floor pans we bought and epoxied one side of. I needed to fab the current ones in order to line up pan beads more sensibly in relation to the fabbed floor frame. Pans I made are flat anyhow. So this is the bought front floor pans being repurposed. On the '59 Pontiac job.

I had attempted revisions to those pans and had cut them. Just so on purposely happend that I had trimmed them to an appropriate size for this spot. If you recall, I had recently notched my wacky triangulated rear floor frame crossmember for driveshaft clearance insurance and plan to make something like the piece at the flared front of the tunnel, for the rear. So I did this area first and that back end piece for the tunnel will cap it off and flow visually.

The big 16 ga hot roll sheet does stay and will have some sort of pass through and or storage and or component compartments worked in. I have an IDJ style idea that nobody can stop me from doing, for that.

Off to the sides of the floor frame ahead of tubs, I am debating whether to just pan across the top of what I have or to create li'l wells (about battery sized, hmm) there that hang down even with the footwells. With tiny cute little beads on em maybe.

The toilet seat looking piece goes over the pan at the rear plug weld flange, and under at the curved sides. Gently tipped with ewheel then bead roller like I like to do lately, then hammer formed over a 15" Pontiac wheel. I figured that choice of overlapping was more tasteful than trying to hammer pan beads flat where they meet the back seat hump. This way they just tuck under the hump flange. This will be a tough area to see even if mirrors, and I am trying to give the interior wizard Oz a sporting chance at a usable back seat. I would want rear seat belts so I may ask if they do.

You asked for it, bub. Thanks and hit em easy. I don't know if anybody caught either of my attempts at word crafting on this thread recently, but I think you might have "got" one. I reach pretty far for a yuk sometimes.

I shall continue on, from the wall back ASAP!

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Can't get pics downloaded for some reason. Did get guage panel and gauges mounted.
Also started running wires and plumbing for the gauges.

Highlight of the day was we finally found a 3 series rear axle for the car. We've always been a day late and dollar short when we did hear of one! Today we were lucky to find 1. Best part its only 50 miles from us!

p.s. its even got 3.73 gears and a posi! Fits the bill perfectly. (its been a 6 year hunt)

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Can't get pics downloaded for some reason. Did get guage panel and gauges mounted.
Also started running wires and plumbing for the gauges.

Highlight of the day was we finally found a 3 series rear axle for the car. We've always been a day late and dollar short when we did hear of one! Today we were lucky to find 1. Best part its only 50 miles from us!

p.s. its even got 3.73 gears and a posi! Fits the bill perfectly.
I'll have to show my ignorance again. What is a three series rear axle?

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I'll have to show my ignorance again. What is a three series rear axle?

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its a housing for 3.08 and 3.42 gears in an 8.5 10 bolt rear. Ours was a 2 series with 2.73 gears. we wanted a 3 series so we could go with 3.73's.
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its a housing for 3.08 and 3.42 gears in an 8.5 10 bolt rear. Ours was a 2 series with 2.73 gears. we wanted a 3 series so we could go with 3.73's.

My 66 chevelle has a 331 posi 12 bolt,,i think the 3 series was made in both 10 and 12 bolt.
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its a housing for 3.08 and 3.42 gears in an 8.5 10 bolt rear. Ours was a 2 series with 2.73 gears. we wanted a 3 series so we could go with 3.73's.
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My 66 chevelle has a 331 posi 12 bolt,,i think the 3 series was made in both 10 and 12 bolt.
Gotcha. Thanks guys.

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Got the new rad installed. The first time in my life, I had to "burp" the T stat on a SBC to get the antifreeze into the engine. Lucky, there is a plug on the thermostat housing. One push with the screwdriver and all is good again.

BTW, the new temp gauge works real well....
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My 66 chevelle has a 331 posi 12 bolt,,i think the 3 series was made in both 10 and 12 bolt.
yes it was
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Got the new rad installed. The first time in my life, I had to "burp" the T stat on a SBC to get the antifreeze into the engine. Lucky, there is a plug on the thermostat housing. One push with the screwdriver and all is good again.

BTW, the new temp gauge works real well....
Cool. Burping suuuucks. Have to do it on 3800s every time. Do you have any good metaly pics from last week?

I am welding up and trimming the Cat back seat pan and plan to install it after lunch. The progress has me a little excited.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
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My 66 chevelle has a 331 posi 12 bolt,,i think the 3 series was made in both 10 and 12 bolt.
Thats whats in my GP and boy I love the gear ratio. It works in just about anything!
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:12 PM
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Looks like a pumpkin hat,,

I will be needin on also,
BTW,,the last picture is NOT mine,,i still have to make one,hopfully that looks a little better not warped sised.
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Cool. Burping suuuucks. Have to do it on 3800s every time. Do you have any good metaly pics from last week?

I am welding up and trimming the Cat back seat pan and plan to install it after lunch. The progress has me a little excited.
I have a few pics....just not in the mood lately.
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Changed the driver's side door lock today.

Found brand new window regulators in there. Why do I have a feeling that something I should be pleased about is about to backfire. One of you guys are gonna tell me how junkie they are and how soon they will fall apart, right?

Crank handles, and door lever appear to be new also.
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OK, now what's up with these screws?
There is no molding on the door bottom and there is no patch screwed on. Door is quite solid.
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Changed the driver's side door lock today.

Found brand new window regulators in there. Why do I have a feeling that something I should be pleased about is about to backfire. One of you guys are gonna tell me how junkie they are and how soon they will fall apart, right?

Crank handles, and door lever appear to be new also.
Not at all,,the first one lasted 45 + years,,
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