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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.

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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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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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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-03-01 11:14 PM (#609410 - in reply to #539179)
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volt gauge... armrests door panel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfcQZZt_Qo
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-05-06 12:58 AM (#611761 - in reply to #539179)
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Fans are in... engine bay is pretty muchdone... Hope to finish the interior asap.

I am not worrying about fine finish, im just getting it running and on the road.quick cut and buff and get the trim on.

Headliner in and windows in is critical, then dash and slap the seats in and drive it..

I will do the final interior finishing while its going to shows... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBl1v4yhmu

 



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Powerflite
Posted 2021-05-06 5:47 PM (#611795 - in reply to #539179)
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Aliens deleted your video.
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57burb
Posted 2021-05-10 7:29 PM (#611874 - in reply to #611795)
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Powerflite - 2021-05-06 4:47 PM

Aliens deleted your video.
:laugh:

There's something wrong with that link. This one works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBl1v4yhmuY
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wizard
Posted 2021-05-11 12:49 AM (#611879 - in reply to #539179)
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Why post links to another site instead of embedding the videos here Mike???
Photos are also important, least to Me.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-05-11 9:08 AM (#611882 - in reply to #539179)
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its never worked consistently for me. lets try again. nope doesn't work You should consider upgrading the board...

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Posted 2021-05-11 11:20 AM (#611889 - in reply to #539179)
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You're welcome Mike Just keep the brackets in the right place. (Hit "Edit" and see how I fixed the error.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-05-17 2:21 AM (#612052 - in reply to #539179)
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i cant see it, because i cant edit
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wizard
Posted 2021-05-18 3:52 AM (#612069 - in reply to #539179)
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Sorry, yes the timeframe is limited. Here it is; youtubemovie]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBl1v4yhmuY[/youtubemovie

You need to add the [ and ] in the beginning and the end (had to remove them otherwise the video will show and not the command)
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-06-13 11:30 AM (#612712 - in reply to #539179)
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headliner is almost done...





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Powerflite
Posted 2021-06-13 1:45 PM (#612718 - in reply to #539179)
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Wow, those clamps have uses afterall! Congratulations, that looks good. Just trimming and gluing now.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-06-14 1:28 AM (#612748 - in reply to #539179)
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I think i am going glueless actually. Side trim has it locked in, front is hooked... If i put some hooks along the back i dont need to glue I think and I can "undo" it if needed... This is a pita, time consuming but its more about me screwing up the bows.

I know how to do it much faster now. The info i have now learning the process and parts i need were the most work...

who does the headliners on your 10 cars?
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Posted 2021-06-14 3:08 AM (#612749 - in reply to #539179)
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The hard part is pulling all the glass and trim, but I don't need any liner for my head.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-06-20 3:01 AM (#612925 - in reply to #539179)
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headliner done, front and rear glass is in... kicked my arse in heat humidity..

door glass goes in quick... dash... I have the heater switch figured out... headlight will be an aftermarket, wiper is going to be oem

this cr@p takes time... i swear i was 2 hours getting the rear seal dum dum out the crevaces... it was caked in...

I used 3m bedding compound... nasty kinda stuff



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22mafeja
Posted 2021-06-21 12:49 AM (#612946 - in reply to #539179)
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Good work...hope the glass trim will seat better than it did for me.....the most painful work I know , especially with the back glass trim.
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Posted 2021-06-21 3:15 AM (#612949 - in reply to #539179)
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Nice work! Looking forward to seeing more updates.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-06-21 11:14 AM (#612951 - in reply to #612946)
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22mafeja - 2021-06-21 12:49 AM Good work...hope the glass trim will seat better than it did for me.....the most painful work I know , especially with the back glass trim.

its about pushing it down over the fence. I got it down i think )

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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-07-18 12:57 AM (#613569 - in reply to #539179)
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i got the top piece on, im worried about the rear... think the center top is sticking up. This was a b*tch to get this on though... because the clips and the one hole was 1/4 off so one screw is kinda sideways.

Front end is buttoned up, changed the oil and filter...

Half the dash switches on it.... really pushing to get the dash done, working on lights for the dash.

I think the my variable wiper switch is short, maybe from a Plymouth?

 



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Powerflite
Posted 2021-07-19 11:07 PM (#613613 - in reply to #539179)
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Looks good, but I think it would be easier to install the dash first before you install the windshield.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-07-19 11:57 PM (#613615 - in reply to #539179)
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yeah would have been i guess but i had the glass laying out... and i am mapping gauges to this generic harness. I didnt want to hurt it so i put it in.

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Posted 2021-09-02 3:40 PM (#614692 - in reply to #539179)
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headlights and running lights done and working, all led... I guess the yellow running lights(no longer turns) are a homage to the Hemi Challengers late model..

now on to brake light switch and brake lights... then finish dash... being downhill is nice...



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Posted 2021-09-02 5:17 PM (#614697 - in reply to #539179)
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I use my front turn signals for both running lights and turn signals. You just have to swap the position on your headlight switch from driving lights to tail lights.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-09-27 12:44 AM (#615380 - in reply to #539179)
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Wrapping fins.... took about 30 minutes to get it perfect...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-09-29 2:45 PM (#615455 - in reply to #539179)
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fitting front bumper...



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mikes2nd
Posted 2021-09-29 3:08 PM (#615456 - in reply to #539179)
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it spit oil again a little, weird since I can blow air through the cap... I think the level comes up when it gets hot and blocks something? It cant block the breather but it slowly builds pressure(i put a glove on it during operation and it definately gets a little pressure).

Its about a half quart low when it spits.

And the power brake went to the floor when i started it with the vacuum so have to work on that... trying to get the dash in the darn thing.

But i fixed the idle, no real leaking(rear main is good). Ive got a small leak at the PS return line i can fix.
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Posted 2021-10-02 2:00 AM (#615530 - in reply to #539179)
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power brake booster fixed...

my parking brake locks up when in reverse so i gotta fix that pita!

Other fin is wrapped, fin caps are on, front bumpers are tight.

Lol so much for a quick dust in.. I didnt expect this to be a total frame off, engine upgrade to a 392, 4 way disc, posi full custom interior



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Posted 2021-10-02 6:35 PM (#615547 - in reply to #615456)
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mikes2nd - 2021-09-29 2:08 PM

it spit oil again a little, weird since I can blow air through the cap... I think the level comes up when it gets hot and blocks something? It cant block the breather but it slowly builds pressure(i put a glove on it during operation and it definately gets a little pressure). no real leaking(rear main is good)..
Engine has to breath, air in through the cap & out the puke tube, or PCV valve if replaced If breathing is inadequate it'll blow a seal like the rear one.
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Posted 2021-10-02 7:17 PM (#615548 - in reply to #539179)
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it spitting out the transmission, i added a bit more.. i think the oil expands under heat and blocks the air tube? but it doesnt seem overfilled.. I can blow air out the air vent hole in the trans when cold.

 

I was told it will stop() and it will settle down and keep an eye on it. 



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Posted 2021-10-03 8:49 AM (#615558 - in reply to #539179)
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The trans should not puke fluid. The proble with lock in reverse might be related Mike.
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Posted 2021-10-03 9:52 AM (#615559 - in reply to #615558)
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yeah im going to verify by removing the parking brake... its a half hour of work but since its up in the air i might as well to totally rule out the parking brake before i swap trans's..

now im thinking posi also lol

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