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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 11:26:18 AM »

My sentiments exactly... then Turbo & Megasquirt!





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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2009, 05:40:51 PM »

Quote from: CBarge
Resell red.Nothing wrong with that.
Mauve or a mid 60's blue is good too.
 
Rustoleum Red.  Cheap.  Some cheap clear over the top and bingo. 
 
Anyway Lea, to continue our conversation. . .
 
It's too dark to take a picture and of coarse I had a right fender handy so I can't step back.   I hung a fender on the right side of the 5th to see where the wheel would line up.  The wheel is about 6" back on the fender.  Because of the front frame config on the 50, I'll have to butt the box frame from the 5th to the existing chassis of the 50.  Then I will have to extend the inner fenders to meet the firewall.  The inners on the 5th are about 3" lower than the 50 too.  So what I am thinking is. . . .   Mate the 50 inners to the 5th inners and use the 50 inners to extend the 5th inners to the firewall and then attach it to the fire wall, making it unitized.  That will definitely firm up the 50.  Since the body is bolted to the frame without bushings, I probably won't have enough flex to break anything from stress.  I'm figuring on fish plating Frame to frame, depending on where they fall.   Using the trailer as a jug is a good idea.  If I get into trouble and have to abandon it for a while, then it will be set in place.  Lord knows I have enough rigging here to strap that sucker down.
 
Better go get some more mig wire. . . .
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009, 02:13:11 PM »

Well it has begun
 

 

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009, 02:16:11 PM »

Your 360 will be here Sunday.
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2009, 04:25:32 PM »

Check it out for me when you get it.  As long as the block/crank and pistons are good, I'll just freshen up the bottom and throw a cam in it.
 
Maybe you can take a couple and pop a head?   Drop the Pan ????   I hope that has a Pan that will fit in the M Chassis.  I hope to have my crane done by then.
 
BTW Lea. . .Both rear springs are broken at the front of the rear.  2nd leaf. 
 
Also. . while chopping the car apart, I found a service ticket, indicating the car had 115,2?? on it.  So much for 35,000 miles.  Another eGay screw Job.  Too bad I bought the car 2 years ago.
 
Lemme know on that 8 1/4 rear too.
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2009, 03:59:23 PM »

Well this is what I started with
 

 
And this is what I have now.
 

 
I did some measurements today.  I'll have to do some fancy cutting of the original chassis, but I can slip this in right next the original.  I'll have to make up about 1/2 an inch.  My thought is to use some pipe nipples and weld them into the two frames.  Then I can bolt through them.  That will hold everything in place.  The next step will be to fish plate all the way around the frame with some heavier gauge tin, like a 10 or 12 gauge and wled it all together.  I plan on making it high enough so I can weld the cross members to the existing floor.  The cross member extensions are about 1 1/2" to wide on the 5th frame.  But O can mate them to the 50's rockers.  So the floor will be unitized then.  The next step will be to extend the inner fenders by the needed 11" and weld them to the firewall.  The engine will be sitting forward with the whole bell exposed. 
 
The dash is the right size and will work  I may have to do a bit of magic with the defrosters.  But if I use the 5th's heater /AC assembly as planned, I will have to bulge the firewall on the 5o to get it in deep enough.  That will bring the firewall back out over the Bell.  At least I can leave room to work on it later since I am designing it.
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2009, 04:17:31 PM »

I was just thinking.  If I bulge the firewall for the heater, I will have a source for fresh air for the heater box.  I'll just pull it in from inside the right fender.  I'll have to make a splach shield for the wheel I guess.
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2009, 02:32:15 AM »

Holy %^$# !!! 
Man, that's some serious fabrication going on there.
You are a far, FAR, braver man than I, Magee...

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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2009, 05:35:35 AM »

Your 360 has arrived.Have not opened it up yet.Not saure if it turns over.
1979 Cordoba engine 2 bbl intake.
As soon as I get my enhanced licence I will be crossing the border I want in on the action.LOL 
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2009, 10:58:28 AM »

Don't forget my 8 1/4
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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2009, 04:22:20 AM »

Well it seems I made a criticle error.  I should have left the original firewall in place.  So I am reattaching it .  Lemme tell ya. . .that's not fun.
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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2009, 04:32:57 AM »

Do you have a clue on what you're doing or are you just winging it?

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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2009, 07:40:40 AM »

Actually. . .I changed the plan.  But the fire wall will look better, in the engine compartment, when I am done.
 
It was critical because on a second look, I would have to fabricate more.  This way I will have the stock holes and alignment.  All I'll have to do after that is cust out the original firewall and attach this one. 
 
Gonna have crush chambers and everything.  Not doing the 5 MPH bumpers though
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2009, 12:17:35 PM »

Maybe this will explain it better









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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2009, 03:57:10 PM »


Here are the pics Steve asked for for comparison.

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