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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-12-16 3:56 PM (#606811 - in reply to #539179)
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i need to find a couple little chrome plugs to fill the screw holes but they fit near perfect

I could put the other spinners (need a center cap though and i could put the others on the "bad" dodge repops, might make those almost look good since they already stick out.

These are nice and flat like stock.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-12-16 4:03 PM (#606812 - in reply to #539179)
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Black Version... hmmm



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57burb
Posted 2020-12-17 12:58 PM (#606840 - in reply to #606812)
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Kinda reminds me of a '58 base Coronet cap, with a spinner. Cool!



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Powerflite
Posted 2020-12-17 1:39 PM (#606842 - in reply to #539179)
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It would be pretty cool to add some spinners to the '58 hubcap, but the 14" diameter kills all such ideas for me.
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AceS
Posted 2020-12-21 12:05 PM (#606936 - in reply to #606811)
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Thanks for taking the time to continue to post up on your progress. I'm 6 months into my own 57 Coronet mild custom project and it's reassuring to watch someone who is several steps ahead of me.

I got tired of working constantly on body rust repair and switched to the frame and suspension which is now nearing completion. After scratching my head for awhile and seeing your photos of the exhaust, I think I have decided to build my pipes on the frame before the body goes back on..... at least the part from the head pipes past that dang crossmember!

The caps look fantastic
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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-12-21 5:07 PM (#606950 - in reply to #539179)
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exhaust was a pita like almost everything else..

I was just f'ing around with white wall paint... thats a bad idea... i bought some portawalls for fun. I just sent it back through amazon.
Ive been loosey goosy with sealing this engine(cooling side) i admit, dont make it second thought like my or youll pay the price Ive been anal about oil leaks though.

I have s**t stuck in the mail for weeks now... I ordered a second water neck on amazon since the original has been stuck in Michigan for two weeks..
I ordered a second and got it in 2 days from jeggs. The post office is totally f'ed... Two tires down, i ordered more lug nuts... trying to get it on the ground finally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GjTv5d7wh4
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-12-21 5:30 PM (#606951 - in reply to #539179)
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I go through so many disc conversions on all my cars that I bought 100 RH lug nuts when I saw what I wanted at the flings. I'm more than half-way through them now. Having a stockpile of certain parts keeps me sane so I don't have to wait for everything.
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AceS
Posted 2020-12-21 7:54 PM (#606958 - in reply to #606951)
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I hear ya on parts. Seems like everyone is low on stock, ship dates are not immediate, and then the mail is slow.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-12-24 12:01 AM (#607041 - in reply to #606951)
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Powerflite - 2020-12-21 5:30 PM I go through so many disc conversions on all my cars .

 

your a mad man though.. hah, im back to working full time, i am anal about everything though so that slow me down.

Its back on the ground, engine all buttoned up, got rid of the big red 392, found a nice silver flat one.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GjTv5d7wh4

 

https://youtu.be/VPizBl3I3lY

 

 



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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-01-17 12:36 AM (#607795 - in reply to #539179)
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https://youtu.be/tFkquW9auUw

getting ready to put the dash in
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22mafeja
Posted 2021-01-17 2:57 AM (#607797 - in reply to #607795)
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I really like that outdoors cold air painting video! It is so so much fun to watch somebody else be stubborn and paint when it is too cold...
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Powerflite
Posted 2021-01-17 3:22 AM (#607798 - in reply to #539179)
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Is your engine in the stock position? Your distributor is really hidden under the heater box, much more so than my vehicles.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-01-17 10:35 AM (#607808 - in reply to #539179)
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I put the engine as far forward as I could, by rotating the engine mounts.it is darn close but i am ableto move it though.

 

ack i better re shoot the vents to the same color... I am not sure about that contrast.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD_zqbVd4WU



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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-02-01 6:04 PM (#608458 - in reply to #539179)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bihReoNfxRY

getting door cards cut... and actually getting seats fit a bit.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-02-11 10:03 PM (#608768 - in reply to #539179)
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Caddy seats were almost made for this car...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76XYK_xfAS0

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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-02-14 12:42 AM (#608885 - in reply to #539179)
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these seats are comfy... I have to admit that...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-02-22 1:04 PM (#609160 - in reply to #539179)
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4k rear lcd mirror is here, hopefully is a good buy... I even checked the youtube reviews but who knows. Volt/Amp gauge is reverse but gets the job done telling you something is working

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LFuV9mYo00

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Powerflite
Posted 2021-02-22 2:16 PM (#609162 - in reply to #539179)
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How did you attach the Dodge amp meter face & needle to the volt meter?
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-02-22 5:50 PM (#609168 - in reply to #609162)
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I  cut small squares of fiber board to fit the bottom stands of the the amp gauges.(glued those on first in prep) Center on 13 volts.

Then took a dremel and put a small slice for he needle to be glued in.

I used 10 second gorrilla superglue... stuck it on and made sure the needle moved freely.

 

here is the volt gauge i bought

2" inch 52mm LED Smoke Lens Volt Voltage Meter Monitor Electric Gauge | eBay

 

 

 



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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-02-26 12:00 AM (#609266 - in reply to #539179)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh83e0AvMkk

going with a lcd rear mirror. H612T

door panel "pattern" almost done...
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