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’56 Nomad Duramax Hot Rod Restoration, More Steel Work, Chassis Painted And Assembled

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Engine Out! Disc Brakes Going In! ’55 Chevy Hot Rod Restoration

Engine is out, ready for clean-up and installation of the LS 3 motor.  Good used 6 for sale!

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Classic Chevy Hot Rod Pickup Restoration, Axle Work

It’s normal to have some rust inside the axle tube, but this truck sat more than normal so the oil didn’t get sloshed around enough to keep the rust at bay.  There is also rust damage to the pinion bearing and axle bearings.  

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Pretty Engine, Body Work Moving Along, Chevy Luv Restoration

Good classic vehicle restoration work is a beautiful thing to look at.  Here is the engine restoration in progress, rebuilt cylinder head in place, machined flywheel, installed clutch, and engine in frame.  See what I said, pretty stuff!!   Bed and pieces blasted, etch primed and sealed. […]

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Another Week Of Progress

Front clip is installed, level, square, the doors work perfectly and it took a great deal more work than was expected…but now we know!

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Corvair Paint And Body Restoration, Blasted And Pieces Primed

Corvair is now blasted to bare steel, ready to etch prime and seal as part of the body and paint restoration.  A few of the pieces have been etch primed and sealed and are ready for the body work to begin.  No surprises when the old paint […]

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Some Blasting

So, got some blasting done and it’s pretty encouraging…no serious damage was uncovered.  The body is mostly done being blasted as well, the balance of the blasting is planned for this week.

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In The Thick Of It

    Engine restoration is about complete.  Manifolds on this engine were known to crack and we located one that was in good shape and had it ceramic coated so it would run cooler and maybe last a long time.   Carburetor rebuild during and after.   […]

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Corvair Body And Paint Restoration Starts Now

Cool car, fine shape, body and paint restoration, some interior details, new top, glass.  First photos, car as it came in…then it got all took apart!  Plan is to take the car back to the original silver color.

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55 Chevy Restoration Project Begins

Let’s start with mechanical work!  Below are photos of why classic ’55 Chevys get restored: worn ball joints, bad shock mount bushings, bad everything else bushings, leaking steering box, leaking pinion seal.  Don’t worry, this stuff isn’t overwhelming, it’s just stuff to fix.  A complete project plan […]

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