1962 Chevy II "Runt"
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:40 AM
You can see the hood latch sticking up from the center and also farther in the back you can see the black bolt heads that are the fender bolts.
The hood is now done with detail. The front hood latch connecter is made from brass.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:23 AM
Todays work is a Una ball joint, This ball joint is a rod puhsed press fitted into the a-arm and spindle and then two nuts hold it in place. The top A-arms from Howe ent, are a triangle top. The bottoms will be the square top that holds in the sleave. The uppers are in the a-arms now, And waiting for me to machine up the bottom ones so i can connect the front end all together.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:38 PM
Fitting the chassis with the spindles and rims all the way around tonight. Not to happy as the front end is sitting a little lower then what I like, I may end up doing a new sets of them.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:33 PM
Here is the axle spacer for the rear end and hold the caliper and rim. This will be painted black to blend in with the axle housing. Front spindle done and drop .100 center on this as to raise the front end up a little. This helps the ride height a lot.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:39 PM
Upper A arms are now bolted in place and spindles are now also on. Rack and Pin with tie rods connected and mock up so they can be painted. The painted Rack and tie rods. Every thing is bolted together and also has moving parts to be able to connect the front end with out binding it all up.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:26 PM
Last ride height check before final build. The steering is all in place and the front end is now done and so is the chassis work other then clean up and polishing to be done. Ground clearnce you can see now the front end is not sitting on the ground and even though it's a little higher then I wanted it will work so nothing is dragging the ground. Showing the front end all done and the rack and pin steering connected to the spindles. This was a very long job trying to get every thing to line up and not fall apart to bolt in the right spots.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:12 AM
Thank you all.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:47 PM
Adding the rear window padding in. The roll bar goes inside it to the panel. Dash is done, Gagues in and also the DVD player, This also has a screan made out of negitive film strip. Checking to see how the dash fits with the steering shaft and interior sides on now.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:23 AM
Thank you Jerry, Ran into a little problem yesterday and working on getting that fixed next week on this project.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:15 PM
Wow, this bad boy rocks. Simply incredible. Definitely two thumbs up.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:43 PM
Scratch built the steering wheel for "Runt" today. I will have it all in paint by tomorrow night. Showing the head rest on the seats now and ready to be painted and put back in. They do work up and down.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:32 AM
Door decal is now done and it is also made with a magnet so it will be able to be display with it on or off. Every thing fitted in with the rear window. The windows are all vacum fourm and also there will be the rear quarter windows put in.