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Thread: My 56 Chevy HT Progress

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    For those who don't know ... yet...

    Dick's motto is: "Why buy any other material if stainless is available?" and the corrollary... 'If you can't buy it in SS, then make it yourself', and the 2nd corrollary.. 'Leave no stainless unpolished'...

    Ps. if we are assembling something, and the fasteners aren't polished, then we 'halt assembly' while Dick polishes the parts... and woe to me if I install the shiny polished side of a washer 'down'...

    PPS. I'm only slightly kidding him here... VERy slightly...

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    Hey Gary, you’re about right, and it works for me!

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    I agree on the stainless motto, kept up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    Dick's motto is: "Why buy any other material if stainless is available?" and the corrollary... 'If you can't buy it in SS, then make it yourself', and the 2nd corrollary.. 'Leave no stainless unpolished'...
    I thought I was the only one who was that anal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    I thought I was the only one who was that anal.
    Nope! If anyone on this site can equal or beat your 'anal-ness' quotient, it might be Dick!

    Just kidding of course, I admire both your fellas work, but both are way beyond what I strive for in my 'drivers'.... I asked Dick yesterday why he bothered putting all that 'extra' stuff in the car (like windshield wiper systems, sound systems, Ac, etc).. when it would probably never get driven!

    PS. He's beginning to rub off on me... by convincing me that 304 stainless is superior to 409 stainless, so now I'm looking for 304 stainless for my exhaust parts... Just learned that Magnaflow doesn't use 304 stainless in their systems (mufflers or pipes)... it's all 409!
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    I think, guys, that the statement is 'to each their own'! I enjoy all versions of vehicles, as I know most of you do! As for my projects, I'm probably more detailed than many others, but I enjoy putting my unique stamp on them.

    On to progress, Gary and I put the weatherstripping on he doors yesterday. Wasn't too big a deal, except getting it on the front jamb. As Gary says, the weatherstripping should go on before hanging the door. I've done that before too, and then had problems aligning the door. So, I guess you choose your poison!

    Finished buffing the engine air intake tube/elbow, and installed the tube. I still have the K&N filter and elbow to put on. With that done, the engine is startable.


    I've also been working on the 3 point seat belts. I modified the rear door jamb/lower quarter panel supports, located the reels inside, and added a belt guide at the top of the rear arm rests, where the belts exit. Given the car's a hardtop, the top belt pivot could not be located where it crosses the shoulder in the right place. To fix this, I made a belt drop (in the pictures with the air tube), about 5 inches, that bolts to the roof and the belt top pivot - plan to cover the drop in leather.

    Details, details and the clock's ticking, need to get the electrical checked out and engine started pretty soon...


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    Dick... I'm sure you know I'm kidding you... and admire your customization (and polishing) skills..

    Hey, If I come over tomorrow... are we going to start that 525 hp beast?

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    Today’s job is to check out the electrical. Everything is wired up, so it’s a good time to do it. Then we can add the last of the fluids and crank it up!

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