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    Steady progress! :) That's what it's all...

    Steady progress! :) That's what it's all about.... Keeps the smiles coming as the miles increase.. :)
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    I use glass bead for everything but mostly...

    I use glass bead for everything but mostly because that's what I have in my cabinet and I'm too lazy to swap it out.. :) I have some walnut shells that I want to try... sometime.. :)
  3. BelAir O ... Yes, the PROBLEM is the hard...

    BelAir O ... Yes, the PROBLEM is the hard plastic plugs themselves. I've tried every trick/technique to get them in to no avail... heating, modified a screwdriver into a tool, used lubricant......
  4. Firewall Insulation Pad (best plugs to retain???)

    I've been TRYING to install a firewall insulation pad in my '57 Nomad. The clips/plugs that came with the REM pad are made of *plastic* (hard plastic) and are made *similar* to the originals, BUT...
  5. Thread: Quick Jack

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    I purchased a new 4-post (Superior) about 20 yrs...

    I purchased a new 4-post (Superior) about 20 yrs ago, and a 2 post about 2 yrs ago. For the first 30 yrs of my car work experience, I had no lift, except for a floor jack and jack stands. With...
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    NODS!! Yes... !

    NODS!! Yes... !
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    Great work Robert! :)

    Great work Robert! :)
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    One cannot do very much work under a car wtih a...

    One cannot do very much work under a car wtih a 4-post lift... regardless of the height of your garage... remove/replace driveshaft, maybe exhaust (depending), adjusting E brake... The only thing...
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    RD, all you need is remote controlled welding...

    RD, all you need is remote controlled welding music... :)
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    Scorp, I don't have a problem with any...

    Scorp, I don't have a problem with any informative post... :) No worry!~

    My only criticism was the 'personal animosity' shown by a couple of individuals when they address one another... I...
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    I really appreciate the 'constructive...

    I really appreciate the 'constructive construction comments' even if I don't agree with the suggested approach - they always make me *think* a little more than I would otherwise, but as 'others' have...
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    Mine doesn't either... yet.. :) Relax.. ...

    Mine doesn't either... yet.. :) Relax.. Different strokes for different folks. What would we have to talk about if all our cars were the same? :)
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    The visible wiper motor in the engine compartment...

    The visible wiper motor in the engine compartment must bother some of you fellas much more than I can imagine. I have the raingear system in my '56, and it works *the same* as a functioning original...
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    Thanks Rick. I'll give that a shot on my current...

    Thanks Rick. I'll give that a shot on my current Nomad. I've seen the J-strips loose and hanging on cars many times; maybe because the door to jamb was too tight? or maybe because they weren't...
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    Torque is just 'force x moment arm', so it would...

    Torque is just 'force x moment arm', so it would not be difficult to rig up a 'test fixture' to test your torque wrench at a few select torque points. (One example is the prior Nick reference).
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    I appreciate the sentiment, as many people feel...

    I appreciate the sentiment, as many people feel that way.. :) but I have good electric motors, and NOS transmissions, so I didn't feel I needed to spend 'new $$' and time to figure out the modern...
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    After buying both stainless (polished) and...

    After buying both stainless (polished) and aluminum plates (12" x 12"), I decided to try to use the plate supplied by Vintage Air. After removing the two remaining 'stud pins' (?) from the left side...
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    I was curious about your suggestion to use gel...

    I was curious about your suggestion to use gel super glue for the J strips (I read right over your 'door jamb' comment... :)..

    I've always used 3M weatherstrip adhesive to apply the J strip also. ...
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    CN, I think if your items behind the speaker are...

    CN, I think if your items behind the speaker are 'dark colored' and there's no light coming in from behind the speaker grill, it should 'appear' dark..
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    Scorp: I think writing up all the...

    Scorp:

    I think writing up all the details/pns/sources for what you found would be very helpful!~ photos too? There are many people trying to do the same thing you are... and many probably...
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    Hello John, Welcome to TrifiveChevys.. :) ...

    Hello John,

    Welcome to TrifiveChevys.. :) Your wagon looks like a solid builder... congratulations on purchase and good luck with your build. I was looking for where you are from, but didn't...
  22. Thread: Vin Tags

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    There have been companies (or individuals) making...

    There have been companies (or individuals) making / selling VIN plates for years via ebay and otherwise. Most of the ones attempting to be 'legal' require a copy of the Registration/title of the car...
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    Sticky: Carl, Sid's post was made in 2014.. 5 yrs...

    Carl, Sid's post was made in 2014.. 5 yrs ago.... :)

    ... and it was a good summary post for the LS engines of the time...
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    It sure looks like the same car, CN.. ...

    It sure looks like the same car, CN..

    Robert: That's a great looking '55.. I really like it. When I was a teenager, my grandfather (when he around 80) owned a '55 HT the same color; it had a...
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    You're right Brian!~ Cutting/polishing the...

    You're right Brian!~ Cutting/polishing the stainless is an issue for sure, even cutting a piece already polished is not trivial...
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