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Old 08-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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Can't believe I missed this one. Awesome work!
I have some how missed it myself!!!! Great looking build!!!! From the looks of it there will be no issues with fuel delivery!!! Got to love double four squirters!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:12 PM
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So, I'm trying to somewhat capture a "60's" sort of feel with my car....that said, I tried to install a steering box out of a 62 econoline, with the straight column. No way was it going to work. I pulled this column out of a Z24 I had laying around....the price was right, and it has tilt, which is VERY nice, especially considering the chop and channel, and me being 6' tall....

How offensive is it? I'm not fond of it, but it is growing on me....and the price was right!!!

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P.S....pay no attention to the wheel....it'll go even if the column stays.......
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:51 PM
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If it fits and works for you, why not use it? Isn't that what a rat is about?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:55 PM
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So, I'm trying to somewhat capture a "60's" sort of feel with my car....that said, I tried to install a steering box out of a 62 econoline, with the straight column. No way was it going to work. I pulled this column out of a Z24 I had laying around....the price was right, and it has tilt, which is VERY nice, especially considering the chop and channel, and me being 6' tall....

How offensive is it? I'm not fond of it, but it is growing on me....and the price was right!!!

Thanks.....

P.S....pay no attention to the wheel....it'll go even if the column stays.......
First off, kudos to you sir on doing a very classy job of updating Great Grandpa's car.

I wouldn't even worry about the steering wheel... I find 'em comfy and have put one in EVERY GM I've owned the past 15 years... Okay, except for the Cavalier that already had one. Would probably look a bunch nicer with some sort of a "banjo spoked" wheel on there. Wouldn't worry much about the tilt wheel. They're so commonplace these days.

I'm located in Ontario, too-Oshawa, home of the Impala, Equinox and "Camaro." Great to see more and more Canadians here!

Great car, great story. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:41 PM
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Its not all that offensive. Maybe a Superior 500 wheel or a red glitter wheel
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:10 PM
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I agree with Dirtyrat...that's what a rat rod is about
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:43 AM
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I agree with Dirtyrat...that's what a rat rod is about
Absolutely!!!!

Here lately, I have just been picking stuff up and welding it on to get the job done. If your happy run with it!!! I would black out the bowtie and run with it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for all the great feedback everyone! It's greatly appreciated! This is the best damn site on the internet!!...for the best hobby ever invented!

Just a quick photo from today....the rad shell, with the grille and rad in it, and the seats are now bolted to the floor.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:08 PM
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:53 PM
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Thanks for all the replies everyone!

Here's a bit of an update...life's been getting in the way lately, but I'm not on a schedule anyway.....nor do I want this to end!

I have the grille in the shell now, as well as the rad, and have it all mounted, with the exception of the support rods.....I tried to get a picture of the bracket I built for the rad "assembly"...I didn't want to put any undue stress on the rad itself, so it's mounted in the center - bolts to the spring perch.

As well, the seat are in, supported by some frames I built.
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