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  1. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    We will look at some color samples before...

    We will look at some color samples before deciding on a top. Most beige tops I have seen are darker than our paint. Will probably go with white. I think we will let the pros do the install. Since...
  2. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I got a little done on the car this week. We...

    I got a little done on the car this week. We installed the windshield. Then I polished all the stainless around the windshield. (There is a lot of windshield stainless on a convertible.)

    The...
  3. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I haven't posted any updates lately. I haven't...

    I haven't posted any updates lately. I haven't done much to the car lately. My wife was still working when the covid-19 thing started. Her job was calling on grocery stores. The stores just got...
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    I looked it up in The Classic Chevy International...

    I looked it up in The Classic Chevy International Restoration and Judging Guidelines Manual. For the 1957 Model 2409 (Bel Air) and Model 2429 (Nomad) Station Wagon headliners were all textured...
  5. Thread: Seat Brackets

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    Thanks for the replies. The one with the tab...

    Thanks for the replies. The one with the tab also has the holes in a different place. Put it on one way and the seat won't go forward enough for the rear holes in the floor to line up. Put it on...
  6. Thread: Seat Brackets

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    Seat Brackets

    When I removed the brackets that hold down the front of the stock '56 front seat I didn't notice that they were different. Now when I decided to put the seat in, I'm not sure which one goes on which...
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    I checked youtube and found 2 videos on trifive...

    I checked youtube and found 2 videos on trifive headliner installation.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7LAIS8X45I
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHC9evR4_og&t=33s

    They are both sedans so I...
  8. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I have been making a little progress lately. ...

    I have been making a little progress lately. Sometimes it is two steps forward and one step back. A few weeks ago I reported that I filled and bled the top cylinders and pump then installed them on...
  9. I also found picture of a Mexican Trifive VIN...

    I also found picture of a Mexican Trifive VIN tag.

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    It looks more professional.
  10. The extra dimples and holes in the door jam are...

    The extra dimples and holes in the door jam are normal.

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    The two holes were put in when the jam was made. They are for cars exported to assembly plants in other parts of the world. They...
  11. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    On my last update I mentioned that I installed...

    On my last update I mentioned that I installed all the new vent, door and quarter glass. Here is what they look like.

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    I've been trying to finish the brakes. Everything is new from...
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    Thanks for the replies. It is amazing how hard...

    Thanks for the replies. It is amazing how hard it is to find a good product of such a simple part.
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    1955-1956 Chevy Firewall-to-Hood Seal

    Awhile back there was discussion on the forum about the best firewall seal. I used Danchuks best and it goes on wrinkled. I installed it according to instructions and can't make it look decent. ...
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    You are correct. That connection looks scary. ...

    You are correct. That connection looks scary. The shaft is only about 1 inch in diameter. The bolt hole removed a lot of the shaft. I would be afraid the shaft could break at the hole and cause a...
  15. Wow! Great story and a beautiful car.

    Wow! Great story and a beautiful car.
  16. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Wow, it has been three months since I posted...

    Wow, it has been three months since I posted updates. I remember one time when I was in my 30s I did a frame off restoration in 3 months. Now in my 70s I work much slower.

    I have been busy...
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    Your car is already modified. My recommendation...

    Your car is already modified. My recommendation would be to replace the generator with an alternator with built in regulator.
    American Auto Wire sells this Harness. Alternator Conversion Harness...
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    I have heard of people having that problem and...

    I have heard of people having that problem and they learned that they had the hoses reversed. You might want to double check that to see if that may be your problem.
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    In 1977 when I bought my first nomad, a guy who...

    In 1977 when I bought my first nomad, a guy who worked at a Pontiac dealer said they had a new set of 6 tailgate bars for Safari wagon in their parts department. I bought them. They were in blue...
  20. Her is mine. I am the third owner. I bought it...

    Her is mine. I am the third owner. I bought it in 1982. Still has the 283 engine. Now let us see a picture of yours.

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  21. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Yes it is the factory GM accessory brackets on...

    Yes it is the factory GM accessory brackets on the front of the engine. Vintage Air sells a conversion bracket, part #141805 to install a Sanden compressor on the Chevy bracket.
  22. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
  23. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I'm still working on her car. I'm just old and...

    I'm still working on her car. I'm just old and slow and heat doesn't help much.

    I wired up the engine, installed the under hood air conditioning, installed radiator and condenser, added a shroud,...
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    Thanks. Most of the cars I did in the past I...

    Thanks. Most of the cars I did in the past I used lacquer primer surfacer. This car I am working on is the first I have used 2k primer. I was just going on how things were worded on the SPI price...
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    I had problems posting pics here. Then I resized...

    I had problems posting pics here. Then I resized them to a smaller size and they work just fine now.

    I thought 2k primer and epoxy primer were two different things. I am not familiar with "2k...
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