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Custom Battery Box under the right front fender Fits Like a Glove Look at all the progress. Battery box built, rear shocks are in, and the fenders/nose are back on with the radiator fitted. It will be a fun coupe … Continue reading
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What have we been working on lately??? Perfect fit! The donor car is a 55Chevy roof. Little work on the wheel and it looks like it has always been there! Check the gallery for close ups!
Exhaust coming off the header
Looking down the underbody
Exhaust coming around the tank
Through the splasher and out under the fender
Finally have something attached to the custom block hugger headers!
View from under the engine.
Back through the cross member and around the tank to the fender.
Through the splasher and under the fender.
New Gas Tank
The original tank was rusted through in spots and corroded through the inside. We decided a replacement was the best option. Best yet, we found that the ’77 charger has a very similar size tank. Just 1/4 taller in profile and 1/2 inch more narrow. The fill tube is in the left rear of the tank and the sending hole is in the front. Best part of this polycarbon replica, it will never rot out on us!
We made custom mounting straps that fit right up to the old bolt mounts. Before final install we will coat the underside of the trunk with some printers rubber to minimize rattle.
The wheels are in!!!
265 60 16
Aren’t they awesome? American Racing 16×7. With Goodyear Eagle LS 265 60 16.
Here is how they look in the fender. We will be adjusting the leaf springs once we have some weight in in to get the wheel centered.
And on the front. Very happy with the way these turned out!
Column and Shifter
Column is installed. We used the column from the Nova including the mounting bracket. Custom hangers constructed to hold the column in place. We used a Lokar shifter for the 700R4. Needed to do very little adjustments to the original position in the floorboards. Seats are just placed in there for now until we get the rest set up. Then we will mount them permanently.
Its really coming together!
The engine is back in. Will be looking around for some new valve covers to dress it up!
Frame all clean and painted
The frame is all cleaned up and sprayed with Por15. Looking absolutely great!
Close up of the brakes and new brake lines
Close up view of the brakes and the new brake lines.
Power Steering Box
The new power steering box. Painted with Por 15 as well to match the frame.
Brake Booster and Master Cylinder
Brake Booster and Master Cylinder not much more to say than that.
Custom Assembly for the Steering Column
Custom mounting panel made for the Nova steering column, The panel will be flushed out and look seamless when the car is painted.
The new radiator came in today. We ordered the unit from Brice Thomas (http://www.bricethomasradiator.com/) an almost perfect replica of the original. All aluminum and includes the correct hose sizes for our Chevy 350. Cannot wait to get it installed!
Any fellow geeks out there interested in the schematic, here you go! Size, deminsions, positioning, and everything else you would need to build your own!
1936 PACKARD Radiator
- Frame Ready for Paint
Removed all the temporary fitted components and cleaned the car getting ready for the frame paint. We are using Por 15 (http://www.por15.com/POR-15-Rust-Preventive-Paint/products/1/) to seal everything and ensure no future rust.
You can also see the custom engine mounts and the work we did on the firewall to mount the bracket for the master cylinder and brake booster.