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Old 05-11-2017, 07:15 PM
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When we did my mustang clip on my 50 the front springs looked the same way with no weight on them. Then they got removed for bags.

Keep it up, goin to be a cool ride
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:49 PM
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Thanks, lowbudget. I'm not worried about the attitude as it sits, but it does look strange!

Moving forward. Some mock-up with a bare block (on the pre-existing mounts) proved we need to move the motor lower and closer to the firewall...



... since we're not using airbags and Btard is a big, tall dude, we're trying to avoid recessing the firewall and retain as much pedal space as possible. (Again, we'll see how it works out.)

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Old 05-12-2017, 07:12 PM
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We pulled the (bolted) motor mounts and "roughed in" their replacements, lower and further back as noted above...





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Old 05-14-2017, 01:03 AM
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Detour: 10 days ago, I replied to an ad for '37 and '38 Chevy parts. I spoke with the guy and he sent me some pictures... long story short, Btard and I took a road trip today and came home with a few things for his coupe and a few things for my '38 sedan project...

.. the vent windows and regulators (hard to find in working condition) are Btard's. (He has his vent windows and would like to keep them, but his regulators are buggered.) Nice find, in my opinion...



... he also acquired this glove box door. His is smooth and doesn't have the clock or "hole" to accept one...



... I got a pair of rear fenders and a rough grille. The fenders are MUCH better than mine, clean and free of rot or lead. Now that I have these, I'm going to move ahead with my plan to radius my crappy pair and make my car street/strip "convertible"...



... the grille is rough, but has the bars my grille is missing... my grille has the bars this one is missing, so I plan to make one from the two. (My car will be never be "finished" or painted, but I'd like to have a complete rough grille.)



... the badge is nicer than mine, too.




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Old 05-14-2017, 01:23 AM
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Nice project Doc. Good stuff indeed!
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:52 AM
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nice scores!
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:10 AM
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Way to go
It's pretty cool when, chasing parts, ya run across other parts needed
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:56 AM
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Way to go
It's pretty cool when, chasing parts, ya run across other parts needed
Almost like friends with benefits

You shouldn't have a clearance problem with the SBC and the firewall in one of these Dr. We dropped a big block into one many years ago and as I recall we may have had to do some mods (read that as using a big hammer) on the fire wall for distributor clearance. Not sure though as like most things from that long ago. It's sort of a blur.....
Looking good on the parts score. Usually when I have a car with a main part like a screwed up window regulator almost all of the ones I find are screwed up as well.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:16 AM
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What smallfoot said.
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