The "What Did You Work On Today" thread - Page 1641 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #24601 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 08:03 AM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 4,002
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,484
Thanked 5,295 Times in 3,115 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Good stuff Idrivejunk!

I was BEAT today at work, fell asleep in the lunch room! And I love my five minute a day plan, that's all I was going to do, clamp the seat riser in to place, that was it. Well, I got it all welded and ground and the front brackets welded in, it's done!

I then went out for a 2+ mile walk! :metal:

Brian
Cool. I'd "thank" thank you but am on device that doesn't work on. So thx. You must be well respected if you didn't get pranked for crashing in the break room.

I can't see the metal smiley but now I'm curious.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to idrivejunk For This Useful Post:
MARTINSR (06-19-2018)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #24602 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 08:26 AM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 1,806
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,396
Thanked 4,974 Times in 2,737 Posts
The body color peeking thru around the headlight bezel at grille was factory. I agree, I would paint that black to flow better.
The center bumper filler...I've seen them both ways, black and body color and in reading about cars from different plants, there doesn't seem to be a uniform method. Even some Malibu's, with the silver grille, had that section painted silver. It just doesn't look right to me... Personally, I would want that filler body color. The black center with the screaming yellow sides just stands out too much for me. Either that, or continue the black to the edge of the grille for uniformity, but I've never seen one like that so don't know if it would look "right" or not. Body color doesn't draw one's attention that area.

Cat tubs, I would be inclined to wait until you had everything there, so you aren't backing up again, like with the seat mounts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Too Many Projects For This Useful Post:
idrivejunk (06-19-2018)
  #24603 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 12:36 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 4,002
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,484
Thanked 5,295 Times in 3,115 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The body color peeking thru around the headlight bezel at grille was factory. I agree, I would paint that black to flow better.
The center bumper filler...I've seen them both ways, black and body color and in reading about cars from different plants, there doesn't seem to be a uniform method. Even some Malibu's, with the silver grille, had that section painted silver. It just doesn't look right to me... Personally, I would want that filler body color. The black center with the screaming yellow sides just stands out too much for me. Either that, or continue the black to the edge of the grille for uniformity, but I've never seen one like that so don't know if it would look "right" or not. Body color doesn't draw one's attention that area.

Cat tubs, I would be inclined to wait until you had everything there, so you aren't backing up again, like with the seat mounts.
With you all down the line on Chevelles stuff. Hinges are from Eddie's Motorsports, about $75 less than Ring Bros. And I started CAD on tub inner walls. Shouldn't make any backwards work on just those. While I was at the lunch table just now, this stranger / mooch was waiting for some pizza somebody had in the toaster oven.







Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to idrivejunk For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (06-19-2018), Too Many Projects (06-19-2018)
 
  #24604 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 07:10 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 4,002
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,484
Thanked 5,295 Times in 3,115 Posts
I stuck another pair of mounts under there too. Ready to tack the first one here.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to idrivejunk For This Useful Post:
Too Many Projects (06-19-2018)
  #24605 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 08:40 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,262
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,586
Thanked 2,693 Times in 1,669 Posts
I moved all the trim and other parts from the 55 that were stored inside and trunk ,,removed the carpet from front and rubber mat from trunk,,some one had slid a piece of tin over a hoke in the trunk and put the rubber mat back over it,,dont really matter I am replacing it also

more sets of clutck and brake pedals Belair dash trin,,( my car is a 210 ) the person I bought it from must have been saving parts for quite a while,,,

One good thing doors are better than I thought they would be ,but trunk lip is bad..

try to get th rest of trim and back seat removed tomorrow

hard to get anything done we have had so much rain cant keep up with the mowing..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0760.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	67.9 KB
ID:	431561   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0764.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	69.5 KB
ID:	431569   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0761.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	58.8 KB
ID:	431577   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0772.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	55.4 KB
ID:	431585   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0781.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	56.9 KB
ID:	431593  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0776.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	37.0 KB
ID:	431601   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0766.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	89.2 KB
ID:	431609  

Last edited by 496CHEVY3100; 06-19-2018 at 08:50 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 496CHEVY3100 For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (06-20-2018), John long (06-19-2018), Too Many Projects (06-19-2018)
  #24606 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 08:42 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 1,806
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,396
Thanked 4,974 Times in 2,737 Posts
Second day of on and off rain. Some danged fool fertilized his 1+ acre of grass a month ago and I can almost hear it growing. It finally cleared off for a few hours last evening and I jumped on the mower at 7:30 and finished at 8:45, as it was starting to get dark and rain again. I had the deck all the way up and was still throwing enough grass to bale.

Anyway, the point is, I got a lot done the last 2 days. I got the right seat cushion done this morning, repaired the left seat mount in the car and bolted that sucker down.





Then it was on to greasy things. The carrier bearing is a cheap POS that keeps bending to the side and letting the driveshaft hit in the frame tunnel.



Out it came and I got it off the shaft, straightened it and got it ready for surgery. First I welded the seam on both ends and then braced it with 1/8th" plate. That should hold it upright, I hope...









After that it was on to cosmetics. I added the necessary engine emblem to the fenders...



Then I started on the last thing I'm doing before BTTF. I've had these LED tail lights for almost 2 years and just got them out of the box. Of course, the stick on pads are on the wrong way and have dried out and are falling off. I guess that makes it easier to move them to the right orientation. More on that tomorrow...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Too Many Projects For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (06-20-2018), 496CHEVY3100 (06-19-2018), idrivejunk (06-20-2018), John long (06-19-2018)
  #24607 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 08:53 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,262
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,586
Thanked 2,693 Times in 1,669 Posts
Great work Mitch,seats look as good as the factory from here,

The "09" will need stronger saddle bearing,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 496CHEVY3100 For This Useful Post:
Too Many Projects (06-19-2018)
  #24608 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 1,806
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,396
Thanked 4,974 Times in 2,737 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
more sets of clutch and brake pedals.
Wish the clutch and brake pedals would fit my '54. I bought a 5 speed for it at a swap meet last summer....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24609 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 09:15 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 74
Posts: 4,738
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,598
Thanked 8,023 Times in 4,113 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Wish the clutch and brake pedals would fit my '54. I bought a 5 speed for it at a swap meet last summer....
LOL, I was just thinking the same thing! The Gen 1 Camaro pedals do work well and are reproduced though.

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24610 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 09:26 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 1,806
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,396
Thanked 4,974 Times in 2,737 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, I was just thinking the same thing! The Gen 1 Camaro pedals do work well and are reproduced though.

John
Actually, that does get one thinking, as long as I have to fabricate for a hanging pedal system, why not use a '55 set-up ? I wouldn't mind the booster/master under the hood instead of the floor. I will plenty of room with the 6 cylinder. Well, I think I will. The Clifford intake and Holley 4 barrel are a little bigger than original.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24611 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 09:40 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,262
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,586
Thanked 2,693 Times in 1,669 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Wish the clutch and brake pedals would fit my '54. I bought a 5 speed for it at a swap meet last summer....
If you can get them to work you can have a seti will send them to you.

Surprised you didnt catch the 66 Chevelle instrument panel,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 496CHEVY3100 For This Useful Post:
Too Many Projects (06-19-2018)
  #24612 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 1,806
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,396
Thanked 4,974 Times in 2,737 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
If you can get them to work you can have a seti will send them to you.

Surprised you didnt catch the 66 Chevelle instrument panel,
Some of the pics are a little blurry, so I must not have seen it...that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it...

Let me know the cost for the pedals and shipping. I may just want to do that. I have a set for a Camaro, but they are supposed to go in mine... someday ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Too Many Projects For This Useful Post:
496CHEVY3100 (06-20-2018)
  #24613 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 10:06 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: River Falls, WI
Posts: 1,806
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,396
Thanked 4,974 Times in 2,737 Posts
Got the pie crusts on the Imp for the "big shue"...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Too Many Projects For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (06-20-2018), idrivejunk (06-20-2018)
  #24614 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2018, 10:34 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,262
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,586
Thanked 2,693 Times in 1,669 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Some of the pics are a little blurry, so I must not have seen it...that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it...

Let me know the cost for the pedals and shipping. I may just want to do that. I have a set for a Camaro, but they are supposed to go in mine... someday ...

N/C just the freight.

Last edited by 496CHEVY3100; 06-19-2018 at 10:59 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24615 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2018, 12:40 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise, Idaho
Age: 60
Posts: 16,159
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,330
Thanked 6,892 Times in 4,389 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I moved all the trim and other parts from the 55 that were stored inside and trunk ,,removed the carpet from front and rubber mat from trunk,,some one had slid a piece of tin over a hoke in the trunk and put the rubber mat back over it,,dont really matter I am replacing it also

more sets of clutck and brake pedals Belair dash trin,,( my car is a 210 ) the person I bought it from must have been saving parts for quite a while,,,

One good thing doors are better than I thought they would be ,but trunk lip is bad..

try to get th rest of trim and back seat removed tomorrow

hard to get anything done we have had so much rain cant keep up with the mowing..
After that horrible car accident you had it's sure nice seeing you out working on the Belair.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MARTINSR For This Useful Post:
496CHEVY3100 (06-20-2018), John long (06-20-2018), Too Many Projects (06-20-2018)

Tags
build thread, projects

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


« How cool is this | - »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 30 (1 members and 29 guests)
John long
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hahaha Remember that "Hemi in a Camaro" thread... Crazy Mopar Guy Hotrodding Basics 16 11-07-2015 05:26 AM
Another engine "tick" diagnosis thread....(long) ForceFed86 Engine 2 04-09-2011 04:54 PM
Increase thread title "preview" time cboy Hotrodders Site Suggestions and Help 16 07-03-2008 09:45 PM
MuscleCarKid_1991 "Senior Project" thread: Dumped Jon Engine 2 03-22-2008 09:01 PM
"Trial fitting parts" thread vs. paint thickness rcurrier44 Body - Exterior 3 01-26-2005 06:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.