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    Default Other Projects I worked on (Henry you asked.lol)

    Hey Henry since you wanted some more pics of stuff I worked on here you go.

    A guy I knew from cruising nights and other Tri5 owners (we are tight now) kept asking me to take a look at how his Nova clip was done on his truck. I told him when he takes the front sheet metal off and pull the engine to call me and I will take a look. Well, he finally did as I requested and man this thing is a mess I did not expect anything this bad. The clip is installed crooked, ugly, different thickness of metals it looks like the guy that installed it used whatever was in the backyard. I really don't like working on other people rides but this is a older gentleman who was taken advantage of I fix it for him.
    Here are some pictures of what I had to deal with. I cannot believe he paid the guy who did this




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    I cut all the ugly stuff off the subframe and then my camera broke before I could take a pic of the cleaned up subframe.lol It does not like looking at this either.lol I should be finished next week and I will post pics of what I do.

    The first order of business was to cut out the ugly on the frame and the subframe.




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    I leveled the frame and built a jig so that I cut the clip out and get it ready for the re-install. Man I really wanted to just rebuild the frame rails and install an after market kit, but he wants the nova clip, just installed correctly.




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    After I measure 50 different time for the wheelbase and to insure everything was square, (I even put the front sheetmetal on to see if I liked how the wheels looked in the wheel well). I used a cardboard template to make a filler piece.


    The filler pieces tacked in.


    I measured everything again and even put the front sheetmetal back for a final check before welding it in. This side filler box is complete. I will eventually box the frame back to the cab mount and add gussets.


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    This is what the clip looks like now



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    This is the truck put back together and the stance




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    Quote Originally Posted by bam55 View Post
    Hey Henry since you wanted some more pics of stuff I worked on here you go.

    A guy I knew from cruising nights and other Tri5 owners (we are tight now) kept asking me to take a look at how his Nova clip was done on his truck. I told him when he takes the front sheet metal off and pull the engine to call me and I will take a look. Well, he finally did as I requested and man this thing is a mess I did not expect anything this bad. The clip is installed crooked, ugly, different thickness of metals it looks like the guy that installed it used whatever was in the backyard. I really don't like working on other people rides but this is a older gentleman who was taken advantage of I fix it for him.
    Here are some pictures of what I had to deal with. I cannot believe he paid the guy who did this
    Thank you for the pics of more projects. Always nice to see. I don't like the area the frame had to messed with on the yellow truck. Lots of stress in that area. Good job.

    Henry

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    Beautiful work Bam, I can tell you really enjoy getting into the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    Thank you for the pics of more projects. Always nice to see. I don't like the area the frame had to messed with on the yellow truck. Lots of stress in that area. Good job.

    Henry
    Thanks for asking and being interested. Yeah I wanted to just rebuild the frame rails on the yellow truck and install an aftermarket unit, but the owner wanted the Nova Clip. So I installed in a very safe manner and used gussets to add strength to the vertical weld area (you should never leave a vertical weld area unenforced) and boxed it back to the cab mounts. But it did take some thought installing in a cosmetically pleasing and safe manner. The guy who did the first install should not be allowed to work on cars and from what I hear he did a lot of IFS installs. Yuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    Beautiful work Bam, I can tell you really enjoy getting into the details.
    Yeah I love hotrodding and working on them. Its a true passion of mine.
    Last edited by bam55; 03-17-2015 at 07:12 PM.

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