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Boulevard Creeper-51 Fleetline
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
Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:00 PM
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?
Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:30 PM
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.
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.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:35 AM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:24 AM
Then I cut out the center cross member and raised it up.
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.
Edited by Modlbldr, 02 May 2013 - 07:34 AM.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:31 AM
Back to the drawing board.
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.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:30 AM
Looking good! nice work on the body mods and the rear suspension
Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:49 AM
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.
Edited by Modlbldr, 13 May 2013 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:12 AM
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.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:24 PM
looking good! i really like the rear control arms you made, nice work!