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    Gary, I made some progress on my 57, or rather a...

    Gary,
    I made some progress on my 57, or rather a couple of shops did (some tuning tweaking, charge the AC system, fix leaks on the trany and differential, front end alignment). I thought I was...
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    Hi Bill, Glad your iron is getting some...

    Hi Bill,
    Glad your iron is getting some exercise!

    So sorry for the understandable effects of your loss. Continued prayers for you. Doug
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    Sticky: Ha! I missed that! :D

    Ha! I missed that! :D
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    Smooth! Nice job!

    Smooth! Nice job!
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    Sticky: Hi Robert, Thanks for the dimensions. Next time...

    Hi Robert,
    Thanks for the dimensions. Next time I have the cluster out (no, don't make me do it again!), I will do some measuring and see if the alpinetech lites could be made to work in an OE 57...
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    Sticky: Robert, I really like those indicator lights; my...

    Robert,
    I really like those indicator lights; my original lights are so dim in daylight that I often miss that they are on. Care to hazard a guess if they might work in an OE 57 cluster?
    Thanks...
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    Richard, Those are some major misalignments you...

    Richard,
    Those are some major misalignments you have been faced with - great job on your repairs - looking great!

    Bill,
    Sorry to hear your wife is back in the hospital - prayers for her...
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    Thanks fellers - I will let my buddy know....

    Thanks fellers - I will let my buddy know.
    Thanks, Doug
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    Body filler in high heat location

    Howdy,
    Asking for a friend: after welding in some patches in a firewall, do you see any issues in using body filler to fill some of the irregularities (high heat location)? I see Evercoat Rage is...
  10. Nice job! Looks like fun :cool:

    Nice job! Looks like fun :cool:
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    Hi Milkman! Welcome to the site! You gave up a...

    Hi Milkman!
    Welcome to the site! You gave up a lot of good sounding iron to get your PU, which sounds fabulous (especially in light of the story you related on your early experience delivering...
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    Hi Brian, Nice job! I agree with comments that...

    Hi Brian,
    Nice job! I agree with comments that have been posted in your thread: after all this work, and your intimate knowledge of everything in the construction of the car, it would be hard to...
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    Hi 55RD, Thanks for posting that - very clever. ...

    Hi 55RD,
    Thanks for posting that - very clever. I have a former boss who after a lot of welding school training, repurposed himself as a welder. I think he might have some occasion to use the tip....
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    Hi Richard, That is an amazing build and should...

    Hi Richard,
    That is an amazing build and should be a real jewel when all done!
    Regards, Doug
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    Hey Brian, Really nice to see the shape forming...

    Hey Brian,
    Really nice to see the shape forming up in the pics! What big advances you are making, as so many subassemblies you have built start to coalesce. Thanks for sharing your process and...
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    Hi Mark, So in your case, the needed number of...

    Hi Mark,
    So in your case, the needed number of shims must have left enough threads on the bolts to securely attach the nuts, different than my situation. Or maybe not. Those control arm...
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    Bama & Mark, As Hot Rod & Car Craft readers,...

    Bama & Mark,
    As Hot Rod & Car Craft readers, during study hall in Jr. High, a buddy and I used to talk & plan about what we would do to a 57 Chevy when we eventually each got one. We both...
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    Drive Your Cars Now

    These guys share your sentiment!
    https://apple.news/AFF8VntO2SIO-mPYxfqWKqw
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    Hi Rick, I will look at access to the bolt head...

    Hi Rick,
    I will look at access to the bolt head when I get the car back. The tack the bolt head to the frame sounds like a reasonable workaround.
    Thanks, Doug
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    1957 AC Dash Vent

    I find that the diffuser grill that rotates on one of the aftermarket AC vents for my 57 Chevy is way too tight. Anyone have any thoughts on how I might free it up so it rotates easier? I installed...
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    Rick_L responded, the idea of swapping in longer...

    Rick_L responded, the idea of swapping in longer bolts is correct. I think the OEM bolts are knurled on the shank near the head. I have looked, and can't find a source for knurled Grade 8 7/16-20...
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    Excellent! Thanks!

    Excellent! Thanks!
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    Thanks for the replies! I was at the shop doing...

    Thanks for the replies! I was at the shop doing other work on the car yesterday and checked out the bolts that attach the upper control arms to the frame. The alignment tech was correct, couldn't...
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    WUT, WAIT! You mean I've been doing this wrong...

    WUT, WAIT! You mean I've been doing this wrong all this time? I thought I was supposed to leave the hood up to help cool the motor and drive in reverse! That was why the rear view mirror was so...
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    Hi Rick, Thanks for the input. I was pretty...

    Hi Rick,
    Thanks for the input. I was pretty pleased with how the car handled as I drove it to town pre-alignment and am looking forward to getting the car back to do some comparison highway...
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