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« on: December 03, 2006 4:31 AM »
sko some of you may remember this pic



well that was a while ago and since then i have worked on something else.  but now i have decided to go back to the A before finishing(or starting) anything else.

so last weekend i held the fargo frame-up @ driven customs were a number of guys from the club helped me finish up on the frame rails and front & rear crossmembers,  setup the spring behind axle front end and mock the body on the frame

so thats what i currently have,  so next is the rear and wheels and tires so i have a roller and can get the pontiac 400 in those purdy frame rails

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006 4:36 AM »
i ment this pic
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006 5:29 AM »
got any updates on it yet?
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 4:00 PM »
well my wheels finally came so as soon as the blaster is done with and i get the rear set up i will have a roller
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006 10:34 PM »
dude, thats looking awesome! Are you going to use those tires with the circular knobs on them? it'd be sweet
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006 3:14 AM »
yep firestone knobies 650 16 on the back and firestone ribbed 500 16 on the front
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006 5:37 AM »
so the wheels are blasted and off to paint.  and the fire wall is notched for the motor and the feet have been cutoff and are being moved up the firewall fora 6" channel
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006 6:05 AM »
6" channel should have your ass scraping the ground! cool  how bout a pic?
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2006 10:45 PM »
i just have it notched and didnt take any picks and the cowl is still @ driven.  and by my math the body will be about 5 inchs off the ground
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2007 4:20 AM »
so a quick update:

thanks to mr theblade's delivery i know have a 57 ford 9" rear end in the shed and on first inspection she looked a little rough, but on closer examination my outlook is improveing.(it turns and all the carrier nuts came loose)

i also now have everything i need other than some brake hardware to completly put together the front end
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2007 5:09 AM »
Cool, Eyeball and I were wondering if it wasn't a bit siezed inside, sounds like you got off easy.  Is it a posi or a plain jane?

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2007 12:19 PM »
when i got it to turn only one side went so el plano its and it was kind of a bear to get to turn so al the very least pinion bearings are in order
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2007 4:11 PM »
probably just a little rust on the ring gear.  your bearings still might be ok.

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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2007 12:56 PM »
well i got the 9 all the way apart and it looked great inside just a little rust on the ring gear. what little gear lube that was left thuogh was kinda milky.  so now a bit of clean up and toss it back together and it should be good to go
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2007 4:16 PM »
so last weekend while i was at school i made cones for the headers.  we did it in a btrake so the arent as smooth as rolled ones but i dont have acess to tight enough power roller.  2" at one end 4" at the other and arounf 34" long
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