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    Good looking hinges, glad I only need to run two 20 gauge wires through mine for door lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrifiveRichard View Post
    I just received the hinges Laszlo. It's really a clean mod, and sure beats modifying the door and jamb. I will use them on the 55 2dr Delray I have. It's up after the 59 Corvette of my significant other. Thanks again! Dick
    Thanks for the feedback Dick! By the way, I'm not sure but I THINK the tri5 Chevy hinges are the same as a C1 Corvette????? Do you know?
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    Interesting, no I don’t know, maybe Gary (BamaNomad) does. We’ll be tearing down the corvette next month. I may be using the hinges sooner than planned!

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    No, I don't know that they are the same (but likely are very similar). it would surprise me if they ARE exactly the same part...

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    Thought I'd update this thread a little and hopefully it will get more active soon.

    It's taken a long time, but the car is finally ready for paint and it's planned for two weeks from now.

    I replaced the red Hella horns with black ones of the same model. Rear wheelwell seals have been re-installed after tinted bedliner was sprayed.

    I bought a rear license plate frame with a backup camera that I need to wire to the chassis or body. I haven't quite figured out how I want to route that wire yet. My Kenwood stereo has a backup camera feature so I figured I might as well use it.

    The rear bumper was picked up by Ogden Plating after Goodguys Colorado last weekend. I figured I might as well get it in their queue so I have it when I need it. It took me a while to decide if I wanted to make openings in it for the exhaust or not, but decided against it. I ended up going with simple turn-down tips that I made.

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    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    Heard and not seen......the best exhaust...
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    The first pic shows just the smoothie bumper, and I made the exhaust tips so they just barely show below it.


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    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    While I'm waiting for paint I decided I might as well assemble some more parts. So I rebuilt the vent window assemblies and installed the new window frames and new smoked gray glass. All the glass will be smoke gray except the windshield. I sure don't like Classic Chevy's instructions for assembling the vent window assemblies. I had to take the first one I did back apart to get the rubber pieces to interlock the way they're supposed to.

    I did some searching on the right way to use the glass setting tape, and it sounds like lots of people have trouble with it. I ended up folding it in two and pushing it into the frame channel all the way around, then I sprayed the tape and the glass with window cleaner. The glass slid right in easily. Then I put them in the oven at 175* for about 20 minutes to dry them out and soften the tape so it forms and sticks to the glass. Seems like it worked well.


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    That was so much fun that I might assemble the door glass into the re-chromed frames and assemble the liftgate.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    I was putting the door glass together and got the chrome frames on the glass with no problem. However, when I put the lower channel on things got ugly. I can't get the channel high enough to install the screws that hold the channel and the chrome frame together. One side is worse than the other for some reason. I believe I have the glass fully seated into the chrome frame. I checked the new channels against the stock ones I have left from the car, and they look correct dimensionally. So I'm thinking the glass must be a little too tall. I bought the glass from Auto City a decade or more ago so I doubt they'll fix it. Can this glass be trimmed down? I'm guessing not since I think it's tempered.

    What's the correct fix for this? Why is every fricking thing on these cars such a PITA? All new parts don't fit together.


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    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    I took the lower channels back off and I'm pretty convinced the problem is the glass. Here's what the fit looks like WITHOUT the rubber glass-setting channel. I've tried to hammer the glass into the chrome frame better but nothing changes.

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    I guess I'll take off the chrome frames and see how the glass compares.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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