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Old 12-12-2020, 03:49 PM
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The rear tires Torchie? Yeah - pretty much need a hoist as I need to kind of "roll" them off toward me and down. They JUST clear the fender as they do.

I've been lax in updating here....rear end is squared and final fitted. I ended up fab'ing 1" lowering blocks to replace the 2" ones that it came with. Hopefully that will eliminate the need for the air shocks. The previous owner did say that they needed "a little air" to prevent rubbing....although he had no idea how much "a little" was....thanks for the help. The new driveshaft is in too.

Wiring is well underway, although I'm stuck waiting on parts again. I also needed the hood in order to check for rad clearance, as I've relocated the rad slightly. It came to me with a badly canted rad, so much that a mech fan could not be used. The PO had an 8" pusher fan in front of the rad...and I cant believe that it actually cooled it. I picked up the hood yesterday,
and have help coming tomorrow to mount it.

The glass is all in now, and I've installed a minivan rear window wiper motor in place of the stock motor. The local supplier of resto parts wanted $500 for the 12v conversion motor!!! $25 at the local Upull and it's in.

Here's a couple of quick update pictures.
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Old 12-12-2020, 04:17 PM
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Good progress Bill.
Glad to see you are posting about this one.

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Old 12-12-2020, 05:39 PM
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Nice to see the updates on you ride

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Old 12-13-2020, 04:55 PM
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Nice!1 What did Chevy call that body style? Delivery?
It's coming right along.
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Old 12-15-2020, 11:15 AM
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Glad you have figured out the suspension/alignment issues. Better to do them now than after the car is all done, especially with that much HP and fat tires.

Good looking car.
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Old 12-20-2020, 07:26 PM
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Well, as luck would have it, I finally got the hood, test fit it and it wouldn't close. I didnt see the car prior to disassembly for paint, but was told that the rad was on a severe angle. So much so that a mechanical fan couldn't be used, and as I'd said previously, it only had that small electric fan pushing. I stood the rad up during my reassembly, and then found that the hood wouldn't close. I very carefully cut about 1.5" off the backside of the inner hood brace and it cleared! I was pretty nervous cutting as it the paint was only about a week old. Several hours of hood hinge/fender/grille adjustments and it gapped and closes pretty good.
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Old 12-21-2020, 03:16 AM
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Well done Bill, I would be nervous to cutting on that hood, pain is way over rated.
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Old 12-21-2020, 07:05 AM
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Nice work Bill , not sure how I missed this thread....
building car is a challenge, but building cars someone started and left for dead halfway through is something else...
That body style is really good looking
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:02 PM
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Beautiful, Bill.
For those that asked about what type of vehicle this is I have always heard them called "Sedan Deliveries."
As a youngster I would still see a few of these on the roads being used by trades people.
Always wanted to get my hands on one.

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Old 12-21-2020, 09:13 PM
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Really Nice!!
I too would like to have one of that body style.
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