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Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1351025 Sat Mar 21 2020 07:06 PM
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Got the original '47 knee action shocks mounted up today. Made up a couple brackets and had em welded on. I'm guessing they should add some stability to the rear end. Used a couple heim joints.

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Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1351061 Sat Mar 21 2020 09:52 PM
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I'd say you've been very busy this last week.

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1351082 Sun Mar 22 2020 12:32 AM
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In Michigan, as I suppose the rest of the globe, everything is basically closed. I'm self employed so I'm used to staying home. Fortunately I have some work in the shop. Not sure if I'll be unemployed for the duration of this thing or really busy. Either way, seems like I've got time to work on the truck. Especially if the weather is decent. (And I stay healthy)

I'm hoping to get the interior done over the next couple weeks. Planning on welding the chopped up area of the dash next Saturday, then I can paint it and reassemble everything. I'd like to get as much done in the meantime as possible but don't want to have to mask things twice. Might be trial and error like everything else I suppose. I'll keep y'all posted as things progress.

How cold is too cold to spray bomb Rust-Oleum?

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1351103 Sun Mar 22 2020 02:47 AM
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Not sure but the BBQ grill specific black spray paint that is really good to use on aluminium rads suggests 50F to be an ideal temp. Supposedly adhears well to aluminum. I sprayed a rad at about 50f and seemed good. Not that any ofthis has anything todo with rustoleum. dang

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1351327 Mon Mar 23 2020 08:41 PM
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Sounds good. I'm going with 50 degrees. It's going to be in the 50s most of the week here.

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1351354 Mon Mar 23 2020 11:32 PM
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Perfect. Post more pics. We're all getting board and like to watch other people work. nanner

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1351969 Fri Mar 27 2020 07:46 PM
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I know what you mean Glenns Towing. As much as I like the high end car shows on TV, I got hooked on a YouTuber named "DD speed Shop". He does his own budget hot rod stuff in a small garage in Canada. He's been working on an early 70s Chevy truck he pulled from a junk yard for a couple hundred bucks.

I'm in Michigan and we're a lockdown state. (Today is March 27th 2020). My main customer is a large supplier to the medical industry so naturally they've been deemed essential. Since I'm a vendor for them I'm part of their supply chain, so I'm busy working now. Ironically, I've been super slow all of Jan thru early March when it was to cold to work in the garage. Now that it's 50 and sunny I've got work to do in the shop. Not complaining, most of my buddies are not working at all.

Anyway, I did manage to get something done on the truck this week. I got it to the welder to patch in the dash (committing a misdemeanor by the act of driving it there, Jeez). He did a pretty good job of it. I put a coat of Bondo to fill in as needed. My skill set and tools consists of a couple YouTube videos (Why do people with no skills at all do "how to" videos?) and some sand paper and a piece of 2x4. All in all, it's good enough for now. I do think I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this project. I'm not taking the headliner down, and I'm really not sure where to tape and mask to. I'll keep ya'll posted but here's where it's at now.

Mark

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Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1353689 Mon Apr 06 2020 12:48 PM
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Got some interior work done this weekend. I could never be a body and paint guy. Besides the fact that I don't know what I'm doing, it's really tedious and frustrating. I did make some progress though. Planning to put the actual paint on today, and maybe even start to put it back together.

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Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1353762 Mon Apr 06 2020 08:51 PM
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Worked on the interior all day. The body work is a bit shady and the paint definitely has a rattle can vibe to it. If I had paid a lot to have it done I woulda wanted my money back, but considering I couldn't have done any better I'm actually pretty happy with the results. The pictures look almost as good as Dads50's.

Tomorrow I'll put the doors back together and hopefully start the weatherstripping install. I've got a feeling that'll be a chore.

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Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1353779 Mon Apr 06 2020 09:48 PM
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Sure does look nice.

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