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Old 06-16-2018, 11:31 PM   #101
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

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I thought about that as well as the extra pistons look cool but in the end cost outweighed looks as the c6 calipers are so expensive

That said I got in and mounted up the 66-68 Mustang fuel tank today (Tanks Inc MU-HT). It was so easy and looks so cool in there.

Here is Another VIDEO of how I did it exactly.

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Old 06-16-2018, 11:33 PM   #102
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I thought about that as well as the extra pistons look cool but in the end cost outweighed looks as the c6 calipers are so expensive

That said I got in and mounted up the 66-68 Mustang fuel tank today (Tanks Inc MU-HT). It was so easy and looks so cool in there.

Here is Another VIDEO of how I did it exactly.

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They are pricey. Especially after you get the brackets for the front and the custom brackets for the rear from Street Shop in Alabama.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:05 AM   #103
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for the rest of this week I'm shop sitting for a mate. that means hoist access and boy does that speed stuff up.

today I got the cab mounted back on the chassis (almost). one of my captive nuts for the rear is missing. Now I just think I'll cut off the cages and use a panel washer and nyloc on it. that's tomorrow's job.

also stripped down both rear hubs and brakes. got the drivers side back together with new hubs , rear shoes, vented and slotted rotors and new pads. then i stripped it all down and painted all the brackets and calipers black. will reassemble tomorrow once paint drys.

on the passenger side i need to make a running repair as the small metal plate for the lower part of the handbrake shoe was broken. no chance of getting another one over here so im getting that welded tomorrow. ive already painted the brackets and calipers for this side so it should be assembly time tomorrow.

fabricated up the front chassis support gusset as I'm calling it. basically a tubular k frame to strengthen the front end after removing the factory cross member. gave that to the welder with the broken brake bracket so should get that back tomorrow too.

mounted the brake pedal intermediate section. no issues there.

drank his piss then come home.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:54 PM   #104
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just another quick progress update (with pics this time)

C5 Corvette calipers and rotors fitted (1 side at least). mount the other side when the 85 spindle arrives in July...

Completed Flatout Engineering C4 Corvette front end. Also shows the newly made k-frame to strengthen the front end after removing the original x member

C4 Corvette rear end rebuilt. Haven't checked the Dana 44 internals yet but no clunking when manual turning..

66-68 mustang tank installed in the bed. so simple it's a must for anyone going EFI...

Finally im rebuilding the door hinges so I can remount and align them to the cab which is now refitted to the chassis

I have a video which I'll upload later
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:00 AM   #105
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And a video of course
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:01 AM   #106
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

Where are you planning to put the filler neck at? In the bed, or out the side of the bed?
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Old 06-23-2018, 02:32 AM   #107
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I thinking easiest to go up through the bed but once I get a bed I may use a few 90 degree elbows to get it off to the side rather than the middle
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:39 PM   #108
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well that sucks.

my certifier who has to inspect the welds before I can linish and paint the front end is fully booked till the end of April. Grrrr.

todays job was Ito get in and removed the rear leaf hangers and use an orbital wire brush to clean down the rest of the chassis. Then I coated everything I could in por15

dunno what I'm going to do for the next month but I might arrange a media blaster to hit the c4 suspension bits so they are super clean and purdy for when I get to put everything back together. better get in and order the nolathane kits I suppose.

pics of the chassis. top sides and bottom all black...


nice work , over there in new zeland , is it mandatory that the welds have to be inspected by a certifier? Iam just curious
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:09 PM   #109
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somethings u can get away with but anything suspension or steering needs to be checked. they don't want u to grind anything away then cover it up basically
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:50 AM   #110
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so did some more on the truck in the last week.

tried to remove the rear wellside panel only to find it was welded in a number of places as well as bolted. ended up just giving it a por15 coat in place and just spraying some rubberized underbody up into the underside of it.

got in and sanded the dash and firewall in prep for some filler... just a skim to help hide the welded in spots.

got in and actually applied the filler.... now for the messy bit..
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:59 AM   #111
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oh.... and in the last few days I ordered an 88-92 S10 column, 4at, tilt, non intermittent wiper (cruise if possible).

I also hit up "classic parts Murika" and ordered a wiring harness, rear led lights, interior light, brake and clutch gromets, and some other random switches that don't come in the wiring kit.

Rockauto are sending me some new brakes hoses (front and rear) and some handbrake cables

by the time that all arrives I should have primed and painted the inside of the cab so can get it all wired and rolling and stopping under it's own power.....

then to start on the wellside....
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:19 PM   #112
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Good to see the progress. How long will it take the ordered parts to arrive?
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