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    Hi Timo, Been a while since you have updated...

    Hi Timo,
    Been a while since you have updated your build thread. Hope all is going well. Still very interested in how you are fabbing your car.
    Regards, Doug
  2. Bama, Yepper, blue. Since my mind is like a...

    Bama,
    Yepper, blue. Since my mind is like a drain these days, I just now went down to the shop to verify, and yes, a blue that matches the color of the seats (not the cloud material). Just my...
  3. Bama, FWIW, when I ordered an interior kit from...

    Bama,
    FWIW, when I ordered an interior kit from CARS, Inc., for my 57 2dr hardtop (seat covers, headliner, carpet, ...), the kickpanels were the color of the seatcover body fabric (not referring to...
  4. Thread: Speedo lube

    by Belair-o
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    Yes, you are correct, that is what I was talking...

    Yes, you are correct, that is what I was talking about.
  5. Thread: Speedo lube

    by Belair-o
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    Chasracer, Thanks for your thoughts on the...

    Chasracer,
    Thanks for your thoughts on the process. I appreciate your bringing up unintended consequences that I had not considered. I was not wanting to totally pull the cluster, because of my...
  6. Thread: Speedo lube

    by Belair-o
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    Speedo lube

    Hi,
    Does anyone know if for a 57 Chevy, the speedo has to be removed from the cluster to access the mini-freeze plug to lube the speedo drive?
    Thanks, Doug
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    Congratulations! I thoroughly enjoyed reading...

    Congratulations! I thoroughly enjoyed reading thru the components you used, and too, love the look! Nice job!
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    Sweet truck - very nice job on the build!

    Sweet truck - very nice job on the build!
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    Timo, Thanks for the word on the wheel supplier!...

    Timo,
    Thanks for the word on the wheel supplier! Looks sharp!
    Regards, Doug
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    Great job on the console. I thought you did a...

    Great job on the console. I thought you did a great job on the shape - the curves evoke the kickup in the body in the area of the rear windows. Nice use of the chrome trim pieces.
    Is that a Grant...
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    Sticky: That is really cool! All the extra steps you...

    That is really cool! All the extra steps you take make this car something extra special!
  12. Thread: Hi to all

    by Belair-o
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    Welcome! Great looking drop top! What an...

    Welcome!
    Great looking drop top!
    What an amazing coincidence, and how fortunate, that you both happen to reside in Ocala! :)
    Regards, Doug
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    Hi Mark, Thanks for the reply. But I had...

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for the reply. But I had wondered:

    "The indicator is too far to the right for Park and Reverse, while the rest aren't too bad.
    Any ideas on what I might try to get them all 'not...
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    Very nice progress! Good job!

    Very nice progress! Good job!
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    57 Chevy Transmission Gear Indicator

    I had a broken transmission shift indicator wire on my 57 (column shift), and finally pulled the instrument cluster and put a new wire on. It is mostly back together, but the gear indicator on the...
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    FWIW, here is a shot of the stock component fuel...

    FWIW, here is a shot of the stock component fuel filler setup on my 57 HT, with the Ecklers back-flow prevention flapper installed in the rubber portion:
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    Regards, Doug
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    Welcome! That 55 looks like a good 'en!

    Welcome! That 55 looks like a good 'en!
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    Sticky: Hi Robert, As always, wow, nice job, and thanks...

    Hi Robert,
    As always, wow, nice job, and thanks for documenting for us how you get things done!
    Regards, Doug
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    Hi Timo, I think the hinge covers worked out...

    Hi Timo,
    I think the hinge covers worked out great - your engine compartment looks nicely cleaned up with all your mods! I had wondered about the bumps on the radiator cover, and had thought you...
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    Welcome! That looks to be one clean car!

    Welcome!
    That looks to be one clean car!
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    Welcome! Issues to be ironed out, but seems like...

    Welcome! Issues to be ironed out, but seems like you have some good parts there, and a good basis to continue to build from. Like the avatar pic! Doug
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    Hi Timo, Like the hinge covers design, and think...

    Hi Timo,
    Like the hinge covers design, and think they should look great with the caps you plan to weld on. How will you attach the covers to the firewall & inner fenders? I assume the covers will...
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    Hi Timo, Nice to see all your progress - body on...

    Hi Timo,
    Nice to see all your progress - body on the chassis, yes! I have never seen a fiberglass panel formed up, will be interested to see how you do it.
    Thanks for the posts! Doug
  24. Thread: Front speaker

    by Belair-o
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    speaker size matters

    The following may not apply to your situation, and especially not to a '56.
    For my 57, I had clearance issues between the dash speaker, and the Raingear windshield wiper linkage. I initially...
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    You guys amaze me. All this Corvair knowledge!

    You guys amaze me. All this Corvair knowledge!
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