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My First Frame Off Restoration

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Big_Rob2020, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Jan 22, 2022
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    I also mounted my brake pedal to the left of the column. It seems weird, but my feet like it in that position.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2022
    givemethewillys

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    I mounted mine the same way, even though my setup isn't finished yet. I hate how the column sits to the right of my seating position though, and I want to move it to just above where the clutch pedal goes through the floor. On my build it seems like a natural, centered location for the wheel.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2022
    Big_Rob2020

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    The jury is out for sure. I just got the set up today and really it felt right for me. I know that the typical way is to run the column through the middle of the peddles but the gas peddle in reference to the brake peddle bothered me.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2022
    Big_Rob2020

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    I found one off a 68 Buick lesabre with a 350. Fit perfect and got the pump up out of the fender well. Thanks again for the quick eye!
     
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  5. Jun 19, 2022
    Big_Rob2020

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    Its been about 5 months since my last post and I have made some progress in the right direction. I finished all the fab work and installation of Herm's ford reverse power steering set up. I also started the rough assembly of all the completed body parts. I just fell like a rough assembly of all parts and pieces while it is in primer is the correct way to go. Especially with how much automotive paint has gone up. I also had a friend of mine build me new oem style rear seat brackets and I found a brand new rugged ridge rear seat on Craigslist for $100. I took apart the seat welded in a mount to match the oem brackets. It came out perfect. 139 rough assembly.jpg 140 rough assembly.jpg 141 rough assembly.jpg 142 rough assembly .jpg 143 Steering wheel installed.jpg 144 steering column .jpg 145 steering intermediate shaft.jpg 146 steering box to Intermediate shaft.jpg 147 steering box to intermediate shaft.jpg 148 steering box to intermediate shaft.jpg 139 rough assembly.jpg 140 rough assembly.jpg 141 rough assembly.jpg 142 rough assembly .jpg 143 Steering wheel installed.jpg 144 steering column .jpg 145 steering intermediate shaft.jpg 146 steering box to Intermediate shaft.jpg 147 steering box to intermediate shaft.jpg 148 steering box to intermediate shaft.jpg
     
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  6. Jun 19, 2022
    Big_Rob2020

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    Now for the full assembly and and the rear seat 149 assembled in Primer.jpg 149 assembled in Primer.jpg 150 rough assembly right.jpg 149 assembled in Primer.jpg 150 rough assembly right.jpg 151 rough assembly engine compartment.jpg 152 Rough Assembly front.jpg 153 Rough assembly left.jpg 154 rear seat brackets.jpg 155 rear seat brackets.jpg 156 rear seat installed.jpg 157 rear seat & tailgate installed.jpg 160 rear seat installed.jpg
     
  7. Jun 19, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    What color are you going to use?

    I like your brake and clutch setup. What parts are those?
     
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  8. Jun 19, 2022
    Big_Rob2020

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    mahindra roxor, I bought it from one of the other members on here. I have selected a mint green metallic that was popular on Mercurys and Lincolns in the 1960's. Here is a picture of the colors I narrowed it down to. Its the middle one that I am leaning towards. 161 paint options.jpg
     
  9. Jun 20, 2022
    txtoller

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    Your work is looking fantastic!

    My 71....:cool:
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