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    i went to hobby lobby and bought these silver...

    i went to hobby lobby and bought these silver inserts that fit perfect they just snap in the hole and they sit flush.
  2. Thread: nomad liftgate

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    here are a couple of pictures of mike working on...

    here are a couple of pictures of mike working on my liftgate
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    well mike messaged me that he's almost finished...

    well mike messaged me that he's almost finished with my liftgate and he will be modifying my hinges so I should be getting it back soon.
  4. Thread: nomad liftgate

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    mike is doing liftgates, he has mine right now,...

    mike is doing liftgates, he has mine right now, if you would like to talk to him go to facebook he's on there a lot.
  5. Thread: nomad liftgate

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    sorry I should have also included that I talked...

    sorry I should have also included that I talked to mike and he said he's not rechroming anymore .
  6. Thread: nomad liftgate

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    they have chroming shops in Wisconsin does...

    they have chroming shops in Wisconsin does chroming of auto parts, but mine was painted black so ill probably paint it black again. Since I retired my pockets aren't as deep as they once was, so I...
  7. Thread: nomad liftgate

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    madmooks is doing liftgates again, I just sent...

    madmooks is doing liftgates again, I just sent mine out around three weeks ago. he doesn't do rechroming any more that I know of.
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    I just sent my lift gate to madmooks, but when I...

    I just sent my lift gate to madmooks, but when I took it off the roof mount there was shims between the roof and gate hinges. I can see how that would pull the gate closer to the roof. also I had to...
  9. Thread: Tailgate bars.

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    I believe it was from classics industries, it was...

    I believe it was from classics industries, it was a few years back, don't remember who made them .
  10. Thread: Tailgate bars.

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    i bought and installed the reproduction bars and...

    i bought and installed the reproduction bars and they fit well, and the chrome was very good. I would buy them again
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    ebay has a welding book that has the sheet metal...

    ebay has a welding book that has the sheet metal lay out as it sets when spot welded, if you go to manuals and look at 1956 manuals it will come up.
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    por15 won't stick to smooth metal just like paint...

    por15 won't stick to smooth metal just like paint you have to score it, the paint works best on sand blasted metal ive had it on my Camaro for over eight years and its there and ive steam cleaned it...
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    I have used por-15 on my under carriage but also...

    I have used por-15 on my under carriage but also can be painted chassis black so the sun won't damage it but chemicals won't harm it and you can beat it with a hammer and it won't chip but once its...
  14. Thread: 56 parts

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    most of the cars at the car show I attend are 55...

    most of the cars at the car show I attend are 55 and 57s not as many 56s and I have seen only five nomads in the northern Illinois area.
  15. Thread: power drain

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    you take a battery and hook up a battery charger...

    you take a battery and hook up a battery charger and volt meter and you run the charger at 40 amps or as close as you can get to it and check the voltage at three minutes the battery shouldn't go...
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    for reference go to old online Chevy manuals.com...

    for reference go to old online Chevy manuals.com they have all the information on the chevy cars that you will ever need and they do make the bushing for the idler arm and such.
  17. Thread: 56 parts

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    I've heard that the 56 was the step child to the...

    I've heard that the 56 was the step child to the 55 and 57 and not as popular and that's why they aren't making as many parts but from what I have seen I would have to believe that there must be some...
  18. Thread: power drain

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    if the alternator is fine I would do a three...

    if the alternator is fine I would do a three minute charge test and if it goes over 15.5 volts after three minutes then id replace the battery , but the battery should be the first thing and then...
  19. Thread: Brake light s

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    if that return spring is weak or there's some...

    if that return spring is weak or there's some sticking at the pivot points and the pedal lays on the switch I would look at that before throwing parts at it.
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    if the gauge is analog then grounding the gauge...

    if the gauge is analog then grounding the gauge with deflection then its ok , I have to ask where was the sending unit made I installed one on a truck and I went through five, they all had dead...
  21. Thread: my 56 nomad

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    sorry those are old pictures the other pictures...

    sorry those are old pictures the other pictures seem to be to big can't load them.
  22. Thread: my 56 nomad

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    here's a mixture of new and old pictures i...

    here's a mixture of new and old pictures i haven't taken any new body pictures with the chrome tail lamps and tailgate bars. I installed trans cooler.
  23. Thread: my 56 nomad

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    I will put some more up, I have to sort through...

    I will put some more up, I have to sort through them , their not in any order in my photo library.
  24. Thread: my 56 nomad

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    my 56 nomad

    I haven't been on this site for some time but I thought I would put up a picture of my nomad , iv'e been adding a lot of extras to it to make a more enjoyable ride for myself, I've added air, a new...
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    ive used the por15 glissen on a chrome timing...

    ive used the por15 glissen on a chrome timing chain cover on my 454 , that's been around 4 years its still glossy but I put it on with a brush it was pretty thick stuff and it is hard stuff but I...
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