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Matt's 1951 Chevy Pickup - Discussion

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Thank you, it's not progressing as quickly as I would like it to though haha.

We did think about the bag mounts being parallel, they were off by about 5-10mm I think. Wasn't enough angle to worry about.

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I'll confess, I'm not a great Chev fan.

 

But your truck is fucking Ace.

 

It reminds me of the truck in the Queens of the Stone Age clip   

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Are you keeping it left hand drive?

 

Nah, will convert it to right hand drive

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Cool ride mate. Who's doing the cert, Marty, Danny or someone else?

 

Danny is doing it

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Nice work!

what is your method for filling the small holes in the firewall?

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17 hours ago, cletus said:

Nice work!

what is your method for filling the small holes in the firewall?

Thanks!
The really small ones (2-3mm ish) I just clamped some brass behind them and filled them with filler wire. Then the slightly larger ones I cut slivers off 6, 8 and 10mm rod to the thickness of the firewall, and just drilled out the holes slightly to suit whichever size of rod was the closest. Was doing 4 tacks around and then hammer/dolly, another 4 tacks, hammer/dolly again, then depending on the size maybe anther few tacks. Once they're tacked closely I'd weld about 5-10mm and then hammer/dolly, weld a bit more on the opposite side from the previous weld, hammer/dolly etc. Don't know if it's the correct way to do it, but it seemed to work alright.

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I had not thought of ever doing the bigger ones that way.  But makes perfect sense!  No wonder your over it tho haha. What an epic undertaking. 

 

I really like what you have done to strengthen the brake booster

Fucking bad ass

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I'm so sorry I have only just found this build.

Amazing work so far, I absolutely love this build.  It's the kind of project I'd love to do one day.

Keep up the good work.

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with the booster mounting area and the lower rusty panel you replaced how did you get a nice bend in the steel?

do you have a English wheel? 

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16 hours ago, piazzanoob said:

with the booster mounting area and the lower rusty panel you replaced how did you get a nice bend in the steel?

do you have a English wheel? 

Just used a bead roller like this ones

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