Sunday, May 3, 2009


Got the 29 body back over to Marty's with the Muncie 4-speed and bellhousing for mock-up.
We took a good look at the doors and after discussing the fabrication vs fresh metal decided we may be giving some more love to the folks at Brookville. Definitely need a set of door hinges and doors. We talked some more about the build plan and I showed Marty a Lime Green color reference I liked. We discussed Whitewalls vs. Black sidewalls and we're both liking wide whites. I need to call Hurst Tires and find out if they can make whitewalls all the way to the rim. I'm also going to have to call Brookville to find out the difference between 28 and 29 doors and check a few other prices.  I also need to order a pair of quarter elliptical springs for the rear suspension. As far as the look, we discussed the frame and firewall being white and the engine being light gold or the same green as the body. For the engine, we're leaning towards polished Cal Custom valve covers and a polished Edelbrock 3-2 bbl intake manifold and the Holleys cad plated, chrome linkage and chrome curved scoops topping them off.
We looked at the Aluminum steering box I pulled off of a 64 dodge and discussed the  the cowl steering set-up. There's going to have to be a fair share of fabrication needed to bolster the front cowl area for the cowl steering. We also discussed the importance of putting ass-pans into the floorboards to accomodate my Sasquatchian 6'5" frame. Boy, it feels good to be back moving on this project. More later.

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