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  • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

    Relax.. It shall flow... Do not force it for it fights back...
    you mean " you can lead the horse to water but cant make him drink"?
    i call [email protected] his head underwater long enough and he WILL
    swallow some whether he wants too or not !!!............


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    • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

      2 more bolts in, YAY !!!

      baby steps.
      Deaf Bob and Loren like this.

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      • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

        Looks like a cool project, you donít see these every day!
        Jim & Cathy North Mankato, MN Long Haulers '04,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14 Short Haul '05,'15,'17,’19 WST '14,'15,'16,'17

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        • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

          Looks like a cool project, you donít see these every day!
          thanks, its going s-l-o-w-l-y but hopefully i will git-r-dun eventually.

          plans are a straight axle front (got it in the living room, speedways 53" kit)
          a grouchy 468" rat with twin carbs and a muncie 4spd. already got the
          12 bolt under the car, working on setting up the 70" ladders now.

          lucked out and found a set of 15x10 slots for rear to match the `15x4.5
          fronts, so the 15x8.5R rears i had are up for sale to try & recoup some
          $$$, as im so poor i caint even pay ATTENTION..........

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          • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

            got lucky for xmas, various peeps gifted me with amazon gift cards from $25 to as big as $100,
            so i ordered 2 of these--
            https://www.amazon.com/Cooper-Cobra-...8-1&ref=sr_1_1
            with free ship even to hawaii, so my out of pocket was like $18 after exhausting the gift cards.

            they should come in next week or so, going to chuck em on the 15x10 slots i found earlier. they are
            claming its 28" tall x 10.9" wide, so it should look nice and FAT whilst still being tall enough to look period correct.
            that means i can take both the 15x8.5 slots with primewell 275/60s and the 15x7 TT2 with bfg 265/70s to the
            free autoparts swapmeet on jan 20th if all goes well. hopefully i can recoup some $$$, neither pair has ever been
            driven on just used for setup and are both less than 6 months old from time of purchase.

            im also taking the dual spal 14" hurricanes, T-10 trans, th400, 2 sets of vega wheels/tires (also never driven on
            and the weird 4x4" pattern--vega, trailers, quads, golfcarts, etc....) maybe even loading the YC 455 pontiac up or
            at the very least a posterboard with info on it, a buncha hotwheels, hoodscoops, aircleaners & velocity stacks, all
            kinds of crepe. hopefully some of it sells, of the 5 times ive done this 4 were complete skunks and 1 time i made
            $300 on a new in box converter i paid $450 for, hah hah. story of my life.

            i gotta get cracking on this 55, im running outta time AND im hella poor. bad combination. now, if only my #[email protected]%^&@!!!!
            back will cooperate and not go out.........

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            • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

              Best of luck on this!

              Dan

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              • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

                There are floor exercises to help your back...
                Weight, age, and not as active/agile as in your youth will make your back hurt like it sounds like..
                Yoga-like stretches, movements help so much...

                Good luck at the swap meet..
                I got lots of good stuff that is rotting away in moisture.

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                • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

                  finally got 30 spare minutes so i mocked up the front ladder mounts,
                  used moroso/comp engineering #C2019, it was on clearance for
                  $89 at our local (read- ONLY one in the state...) "speed shop"...

                  i guess they brought it in for someone and it never got picked up,
                  usually even the most mundane things (like sbc header gaskets)
                  are "non-stocking, gotta order".

                  i still need to final measure then tackweld, and pull it off/final weld
                  then reassemble--but hey, any progress is progress nontheless!
                  Last edited by fatguyzinc; June 7th, 2019, 08:13 PM.
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                  • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

                    rough measured/taped off/sprayed black the fender where i need to cut it.
                    slowly but surely...(and dont call me shirley...)

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                    • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

                      Well, there goes the sleeper vibe......

                      Dan

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                      • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

                        rough measured/taped off/sprayed black the fender where i need to cut it.
                        slowly but surely...(and dont call me shirley...)

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                        Okay Slowly.
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

                          What the lip or inner fender look like? We bolt our's together.. Never as radiused as you have it painted..

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                          • Re: project 55 belvedere gasser--"hell's bel"

                            What the lip or inner fender look like? We bolt our's together.. Never as radiused as you have it painted..
                            yeah, wish it was 1-2 inches less--but thats the only way i can
                            get both front/rear lips and center the wheel, was a 36" radius.
                            we do have a 265/70/15 tire under it now (basically a30x10x15 truck tire)
                            so that leaves 3" around for clearance.

                            i DO have a pair of these

                            https://www.jegs.com/i/Golden+Star/1...BoCneIQAvD_BwE

                            they would give a super tight 1" clearance around the tire diameter--
                            but they are for 55 chevy not plymouth, and i only did 1/4 panels ONCE
                            on my brothers 67 camaro ten years ago. to say it was nerve wracking
                            would be an understatement.... just dont wanna fubar it, ya know?

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