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    Nomad final assembly

    Thought I'd get started with a new thread for the final assembly of my Nomad. I'm doing the final priming and blocking on the body and getting it detailed out and ready for paint, which I hope happens in a couple of months.

    In the meantime I decided to assemble my brake and clutch pedals. I painted the pedals with the PPG charcoal base and applied matte clear.

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    Then I installed new NOS nylon brake and clutch pedal bushings and pedal bump stops.

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    I found an NOS brake light switch and installed it. Finally, I machined some parts for the clutch master cylinder linkage to replace the mockup pieces and got that all put together along with the clutch safety switch. I previously had the whole brace assembly powdercoated silver along with a bunch of my other parts. It's pretty much ready to go into the car after paint.

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    CN, I can't wait to see the 'Marriage' between your chassis and newly painted body... It's going to be beautiful!

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    Looking good as usual!!

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    looking forward too.
    ARMY NAM VET, very proud!

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    Over-the-top quality execution as usual, CN! After all these years, I'll bet it feels good to finally say the phrase "final assembly"!

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    Glad to see you back Bitchin'57 . Yes it does feel good to talk about final assembly. In fact, I just met with my interior guy today and finalized the materials we need for the whole car. We are sending 1 1/2 of the orange/tan (Ferrari Tan) hides out for perforation asap so that's a big step. He has 4 full hides left over from an abandoned project he's selling me at his cost, and we're ordering 2 1/2 more charcoal hides that he thinks will finish my car. He originally told me it should take 7 hides so I hope there's enough . He already has the charcoal wool Mercedes carpet that he ordered in bulk and we're going to order the tan wool headliner material closer to when he gets the car after I get it assembled....there's a lot of work before that.

    I've been working on interior details like rear seat belts and drilling holes for wiring, etc. the past few days before I put the body on the rotisserie. I spent a couple of days trying to figure out how to install seat belts without having ugly bolts sticking out the bottom of the car but I think I figured it out. Decided to leave the rear of the console until later....gotta get this moving.

    I just sprayed the last coat of primer on the roof, and it just needs final sanding which I'll probably do at his place. I need to call to make sure he can take it this year.
    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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    Wow ,

    looks really good , glad your seeing the Finish line.I don't see how you find all the time to build the car .you must not sleep ?

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    Here's the batch of parts from my zinc plater. I disassembled two Nomad tailgate latch assemblies and had all the steel parts plated along with brake parts and a bunch of other stuff. While I was there picking them up I saw several boxes of car parts they were doing .

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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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