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Steve

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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2009, 06:16:46 PM »

Big difference Huh?
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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2009, 04:30:12 AM »

This will get finished when  .

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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2009, 07:05:57 AM »


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This will get finished when  .


Why not? Swine Flew..........



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« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2009, 03:04:45 PM »

Well. . .now the fun starts.  I have cut out the cross member and lift the body.  Then I am going to slice the frame and slip the front section on the top of the existing frame..  Lotsa fabrication goin gon here.  The frame will be the easy part.  It's getting the dash in the right place that may be a problem.  I may end up using the original dash.  Not sure yet.  Sure wish I had a set od skilled hands here to help. . . . Hint Hint Hint
 
Has to go back further yet

 

 
 
This is under the existing rails.  But it lines up perfectly with the 50 frame.  Will set right in

 


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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2009, 09:57:53 AM »

 then you can  on the 67 Vert 440 4 speed
Looks good blossman
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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2009, 10:27:38 AM »

The kit from Alterkation is starting to look a lot better now, doesn't it.... 

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« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2009, 10:52:44 AM »

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The kit from Alterkation is starting to look a lot better now, doesn't it.... 
 
Nope!
 
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« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2009, 01:21:06 PM »

It was an idea that I joked around with Steve during one of our phone chats.
I encouraged him that it can be done.
People used the bent bar F/M/J K-frame in hotrods before.
But he sure has taken it to a level I never would have dreamed of.
Wait until he gets the dash installed.
Modern ride and conviences in an old body....Kewl.
 
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« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2009, 05:31:02 PM »

Believe me, Steve.  I'm rooting fer ya!

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« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2009, 05:31:35 PM »

So......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Is it done yet?

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« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2009, 05:35:56 PM »

Good article Bob. . .I read that already. 
 
However, his frame is straight.  Mine doesn't have enough room in it to even squeeze a V8 in it.  Look at the earlier pictures of the old frame.  If mine were straight, I would have done the exact same thing he did.  It curves in then up quite a bit.  His is dead straight.
 
I would not be able to put any steering box in it.  Or I would have to have the engine setting so high, the center of gravity would be outrageously high.  I needed 28" between the rails and this frame had 21".
 
When this is done, it will be tight and straight.
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« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2009, 04:03:11 PM »

Well Moving forward. . .I miscalculated the front.  See the last Pic.  But it is salvageable.  Just more fabricating.  
 
Anyway. . .the Frame is cut and as of tonight is tacked in.  It was too dark to take a pic or two, but there is nothing to see until I start installing the braces.
 
Here it is with the rough cuts done.  Pretty had to work on the way it is.  But it will get easier now because I can get under the car.
 

 


 


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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2009, 04:29:25 PM »

Well!  You still want me to go with that Frame you suggested Stan?  That's cheating!
 
So far, I have the left side able to support it's own weight now.  But I still have a way to go.  Tomorrow I will tackle the right side, I have all the pieces cut so it's a matter of welding.  The key to the strength of the chassis itself is the boxing in of the frames as I joined them.
 
You can see here what I did.  I mayed the end of the 50 frame to the 86 frame by extending it and wedged it so the 4" frame mated to the 2" frame.  The biggest key was the forward body mount.  As you can see in the bottom picture, I am starting to get the sheet metal to fit..  I have to move the rad support back a bit. . . But it is doable.
 
By Monday night, I expect to have it down on it's own 4 wheels.  Then I will mate the dash and the brakes and so on.
 

 

 

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« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2009, 05:49:33 PM »


Looks like the car getting a cleft palate surgery..
I can shhhee the light Schteeve! She looooks schgoodshh.
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