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

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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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    Our first drive was to the gas station. It drives great.


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    Well the truck is complete and back together after paint.



    Here it is at his car club’s picnic
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    The guy with the yellow truck, neighbor asked if I would take a look at his truck. It was in the shop for years and he had to go get it because they never did any work on it. They boxed the frame rail (not a good job at that) in preparation of an IFS install, but never installed the IFS. He is an older gentlemen and I have a weakness for helping older guys. So once again I broke my rule of not working on other peoples rides.lol So I did the IFS, engine installation and much more. We've also became good friends.lol
    I could not believe the shape this truck was in. I wish I owned it, it is in amazing shape. A 1945 Chevy truck in this shape.




    This engine block is just for mock up. Engine installed is a 383 stroker.
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    Wheel is nice and centered in the wheel well.



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    Putting things back together




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    Cool stuff there, are you the Chevy pickup specialist in the area or what?

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
    Cool stuff there, are you the Chevy pickup specialist in the area or what?

    Brian
    LOL. Man I'm not a specialist at anything. Actually I very rarely work on peoples rides, some people do seek me out because they say they like my work, but I only do things for really cool people. These two guys have be ripped off and they are older gentleman and I have a soft spot for older people. They are through with the bull and usually know how to treat people and their friends.

    A lot of guys that live in my area do have these trucks, I also own a tri5 and a lot of guys in my area have those also.

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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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