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  • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

    Thanks! Yeah, I encounter that trade off with every part I put on the car. I have to keep reminding my self, it's just an old Chevy, and it's just a race car, doesn't need to look that nice.
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    • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

      Great work!!!
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      • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

        Thanks! Yeah, I encounter that trade off with every part I put on the car. I have to keep reminding my self, it's just an old Chevy, and it's just a race car, doesn't need to look that nice.
        I don't remember seeing that many mandrel bent 3" tucked up tight exhausts when I was a kid... it'll look fine sitting on the gravel in the pits.
        Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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        • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

          I hope so!

          A couple more pictures. I need to get some wheels and tires...skinny front wheels, skinny front tires, tall skinny rear tires. here's what I'm looking at, right now...

          http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-3095561

          http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cok-56450

          http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cok-62925

          http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mnh-mvd-007

          here's another page on the slicks, with a picture.

          http://www.dragracetires.com/catalog...sult/?q=mvd007




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          • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

            In reference to possibly re-doing the exhaust. My opinion is it looks way cooler with the red glass packs showing where they are right after the headers versus what I'd expect to be grey pipe if moved around. My two cents is it looks mint right there.
            Escaped on a technicality.

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            • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

              Thanks. I am thinking about putting some turn downs on the tail pipes, just angling down a little and cut off parallel to the ground. I'd probably make them out of bends.
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              • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                looking sweet, cant wait to see it in color. are you going to do any old school gold leaf lettering on it?
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                • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                  Probably going to do good old fashioned crude black lettering.

                  http://www.60sfunnycars.com/round10.htm

                  http://georgeklass.net/super-stock.html (scroll down a ways on this one)
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                  • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                    nice, its going to look sweet
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                    • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                      is there ever a real way to please everyone? I really appreciate the efforts not to make this a billet piece and doing it the old style way with several improvements! In the style this project was built, if it was held to the ways of old, header muffs would have been slapped on, and, tailpipes would not have even been considered! Great Build squirrel!

                      I didn't bring it up for Squirrel to please me , I realize it's his build and it should be built the way he wants it . I've built plenty of cars and I've looked back at them and thought I should have done that different or shouldn't have done that . It's just my opinion and we're here to offer them or suggest that . I welcome opinions on my builds and you guys have come up with some fantastic ideas . Some times we rush things through just to get them done and a lot of the time it shows. JMO

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                      • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                        I agree...thanks for bringing it up. I get too close to what I'm working on, it's good to have different views expressed.
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                        • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                          if you name it Novacaine I'll poke you in the eye with a sharp stick
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                          • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                            Nope, it's Plan II.
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                            • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                              I agree with Randal on the mufflers and agree with you about doing turndowns.

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                              • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                                Latest pic. Been shuffling wheels around some more. I also played with the springs, I added a leaf in the drivers side front, the car sits more level now. But the right rear is still preloaded. I'm getting ready to take stuff off the car, and start sanding so I can paint the body. I was also thinking about trimming the front fenders, just below the masking tape. I won't be running a front bumper, and it will look more "clean" with the funky pointy piece cut off. And weigh less.

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