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Old 09-08-2022, 07:55 AM
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Old 09-08-2022, 08:18 AM
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Old 09-08-2022, 05:42 PM
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Old 09-28-2022, 08:50 AM
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Man, you have done a crap-ton of work to that coupe. Looks like it is coming out just fine. Keep at it my friend. Yes, it's tough to fit three pedals in these old cars with the engine set back a bit.


Hey Bob...stuff is happening at the ranch now...



Had to do some hodge podge garage stuff again...previous owner had installed a rather thin flat firewall and I took one look at these pedals and I said...I don't think so...so I found some crusty 16 gauge...



how's it go again???...cut cut cut...grind grind grind...tac tac tac...repeat...

add $500 for pedals and ....look mom...



It is official we have "Speedway Motors" parts in the house...



boys and girls...we have pedals...3 of them and a steering wheel too...



In rust we trust....



fighting with fitting my feet in to reach the gas pedal now....

much chin scratching to follow....

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Old 10-03-2022, 03:38 PM
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Old 10-04-2022, 10:30 AM
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Hey Skull....thanks for the compliment...that means a lot...I love your vintage stock car build on here...



Had to drop off a driveshaft at a Jeep 4x place about and hour from me...that was last week and what do you know..I got the call it was ready...I was crossing my fingers if it was going to fit with my hodge podge crooked tape measure...but as the pic shows...it fits...



Still fiddling with the whole pedal thing...lots of chin scratching...I dont have big feet and I had to keep cutting and chopping to get stuff to fit...



I found this under the floor that I cut out of the trunk...might be the start of the hood...first hood looked hideous...

how's it go???....cut cut cut...tac tac tac...grind grind grind...repeat...

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Old 10-17-2022, 09:08 AM
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So I had this sheet of really really thin sheet metal I got from a fellow who was putting inner skins in his oval track car...so like 26/28 gauge stuff...it was rusty...and now I finally had a spot for it...



time to make old stock car hood...sorta..



I had pieces of galvanized wire fence strands left...so I made my radius from the old clutch plate from the 6 cylinder motor I put in this heap...



in progress still...



Still not sure about it but I think it looks better than the first one I cobbled up on it....




Next on the docket...gotta a neighborhood fellow who rebuilds carbs...this is the stock 1974 Chevy Nova carb that came on the motor...so why not keep it on the motor...those engineering folks at GM know a heck of a lot more than this country bumpkin does....

My first race car that I drove that I owned was 6 cylinder Camaro...I know I did something with a carb but not sure what I did...this will work just fine...

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Old 11-11-2022, 10:11 AM
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So as I have said before...most of the heavy lifting is over...but still a ton of stuff to do...I believe the front clip is a first gen Camaro or early Nova...since the motor came out of a 1974 Nova...I am buying parts from Rock Auto for a 1974 Nova and everything so far fits...



the old brakes did not look too bad...so I saved the shoes but replaced everything else...



I am not sure who invented this new fangled copper/nickel lines but I love them...if we had this stuff back in my earlier years...I bet I would still have my old Datsun trucks...



I work with a guy who is rebuilding an early Ford and we are talking plumbing of stuff and he says "hey have you ever used "weldable nuts"???"...I didn't have a clue...Google to the rescue and Grainger had a box of a 100...



So now I can actually hang plumbing again...



Made me smile for sure...

I knew I was crazy for keeping the old hand built trunk lid but those not so old barn door hinges actually make getting in and out of this heap and not getting banged on the head...



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Old 11-11-2022, 12:00 PM
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Nice progress. I like the way you write about it too.

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Old 11-11-2022, 04:47 PM
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mikec, Just sharing what I think I know (ha)... I think you have an early 67-68 front clip with the steering box behind the cross-member later models it was(is) in front. The track width with the drum brakes are a little narrower too, but yes most all the parts interchange if memory serves me right??? Looks like you have it going your way now ....



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