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#41 Gramps2u

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

"2 cool for school " B)     showing my age ... Doing great keep up the show! pass the popcorn ;) 



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:43 AM

Hi Tom.  You have made a ton of progress on that, great job!  I'm not the custom builder you are but I saw some tricks and tips that I will keep in mind for my projects.  Thanks again for the TR250 kit, I really appreciate it and will get it into rotation as soon as I can. Sean



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:00 PM

I got this Caddy air cleaner in the mail today from Crazy Scale Auto Parts. It's beautiful. If this is any indication of what his work is like, I'll be ordering more. Thanks CrazyJim!
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I think it is official. I'll be going with the 409 from the 62 Bel Air.
Does anyone have any ideas for a single carb intake to fit the 409?

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

why not duel carbs under that cool air filer, B)



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

I'm not sure. Would that be accurate? I'm not certain they will fit. Does anybody know if dual carbs would be accurate under this? I'm sure that for a custom it could probably be made to work.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Does anyone have any ideas for a single carb intake to fit the 409

 

There were 409 Engines that had only one carburetor from the factory. The 1961 409 that made 360HP had a single Carter AFB Carburetor. And in 1963, there was one version that made 400HP and it had single Carter AFB also. So they had those engines from the factory, and at least Lindberg '61 Impala has one of those, but the kit quality otherwise isn't so great, the engine detail is not as good as some newer kits, so maybe it would be the best idea to swap a Single Carb Intake to the '62 Bel Air's engine.

 

Cool project also, I've been looking this very closely. Keep the pics coming.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:58 AM

Glad you like the air filter, Tom.  I can't wait to see it on the finished build.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

Keep us up dated Please! B)  



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:35 AM

Been working this morning on lowering the front suspension. It doesn't take much but a little sawing, sanding and gluing. Pictures later today. Now I have to go to a meeting.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:24 AM

OK, here is what I have so far on lowering the front. I started with cutting off and raising the upper spring pockets.
Before:
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After:
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Then I cut out the center cross member and raised it up.
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This brought the lower A frame assembly up tight to the frame and gave me about 1/8 inch of lowering which, along with the lowered spindles should tuck the front wheels up nicely into the fender well.
Now that I have done this I am debating on whether to convert the front suspension from springs to airbags. I may go to bags.

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Edited by Modlbldr, 02 May 2013 - 07:34 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

Got it up on wheels for a preliminary look. I don't like it. It sits too high.
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Back to the drawing board.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

What a beast. Cool, though!

 

Well, you know what your options are...z the frame or channel it...or a combo of both. I'd prob'ly go with the combo of both to keep either process from being too extreme.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

Looking good!  nice work on the body mods  and the rear suspension



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:49 AM

Thanks guys. I may go with just a bit of z'ing the frame. After looking at it it really doesn't need to come down too much. Perhaps half the depth of the frame.
Oh, I forgot to include it but I had replaced the front suspension parts with the parts from a Super Stallion Mustang. A bit more modern than I was looking for but it had the parts I wanted.

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Edited by Modlbldr, 13 May 2013 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:12 AM

Just reread the first part of the magazine article on the 1:1 and it has a Mustang II front with rack and pinion and a 6 1/2 inch kick up in the rear frame. So, I'm on the right track.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

Great looking build so far. The inspiration for this build is one of my favorite builds by Larry.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

looking good!  i really like the rear control arms you made, nice work!

 

cheers

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

So I dug this one back out to work on it. Here are some photos of where I got before I put it away.
I liked the taillight treatment on this 1:1, so I tried to copy it.
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I still have a lot of work to do to get the taillights done. Now you may be able to tell why I got burned out on it.
But, it's back in the rotation.
Now to get to work on it.

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Edited by Modlbldr, 16 August 2014 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:14 PM

Looking at the above photos one thing that has bothered me is the great amount of space between the rear bumper and the rear pan. To reduce this I decided to slope the rear pan more toward the rear by laying it more on a horizontal. To do this I began by cutting through the rear pan on each side at the inboard side of the taillights and then pushing the bottom of the pan out toward the rear.Confused??? It will probably make more sense once I post pictures of it. That will be later though. Next I will work on cleaning up the actual taillight areas of the rear fenders.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:09 PM

This is a bit better.
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Not much work tonight but at least it's back on the bench. Most of tonight was spent updating everything in Photobucket and figuring where I was at on the build.

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