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« Reply #275 on: December 18, 2015, 12:20:16 PM »

You really need to put a four speed in this car too!

Already got the floor hump welded in. 2thumbs
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« Reply #276 on: December 18, 2015, 12:51:32 PM »

You really need to put a six speed in this car too!
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« Reply #277 on: December 18, 2015, 04:00:31 PM »

why don't you just put some heavy duty casters on the skid and save yer money for something else?

my opinion, consider the source


1. The skid is a huge, rickety piece of crap.  down

2. The idea of saving money on this project went out the window a L-O-N-G time ago. eek

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OK, well then try this

http://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com/1250-lbs-Engine-Stand-with-360-Rotatable-Head-P44466.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAiA-s6zBRDWudDL2Iic4QQSJAA4Od3X96vNFcHuVtXHctKGgB5KUdR0tLfApdylHjDTRQzMgxoCvtnw_wcB
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« Reply #278 on: December 18, 2015, 04:27:38 PM »

why don't you just put some heavy duty casters on the skid and save yer money for something else?

my opinion, consider the source


1. The skid is a huge, rickety piece of crap.  down

2. The idea of saving money on this project went out the window a L-O-N-G time ago. eek

 Wink

OK, well then try this

http://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com/1250-lbs-Engine-Stand-with-360-Rotatable-Head-P44466.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAiA-s6zBRDWudDL2Iic4QQSJAA4Od3X96vNFcHuVtXHctKGgB5KUdR0tLfApdylHjDTRQzMgxoCvtnw_wcB

That looks pretty good.  scratchchin 2thumbs
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« Reply #279 on: December 18, 2015, 04:30:09 PM »


Does anyone know of a good heavy duty engine stand, or cart I can buy for this thing ?  shruggy


Isn't that the "engine stand" that it's supposed to go in right behind it?  yesnod


Yes, that's the ultimate destination...

But I need a good, sturdy engine stand or cart to hold it while I install all the accessories and detail it out.  coolgleamA
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« Reply #280 on: December 20, 2015, 10:31:40 AM »

I bought one of these to so I can get my engine off that wooden skid:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Cradles-Stand-Heavy-Duty-Chrysler-426-Hemi-For-Alum-Iron-Blocks-/111836087852?hash=item1a09f3462c:g:1L0AAOSwrklVCEsJ&item=111836087852&vxp=mtr

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« Reply #281 on: June 12, 2016, 06:15:33 PM »

I haven't touched the car in months...

When not working on the house,

Or going to my dead end, thankless job that I hate with every fiber of my being...

I've been slacking a lot lately.  slap

But...

Today I made the basic framework for my K-member/engine/transmission/front suspension assembly cart.

(Ignore the 2 X 4- it was just there for mock up...actual adjustable mounts to follow) Wink




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« Reply #282 on: June 13, 2016, 03:03:44 PM »

Forward movement. This is good. That is what keeps me from focusing on my thankless job. So get crack-a-lackin'  2thumbs 2thumbs We are all eager to see this beauty progress. coolgleamA
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« Reply #283 on: June 13, 2016, 03:20:32 PM »

Forward movement. This is good. That is what keeps me from focusing on my thankless job. So get crack-a-lackin'  2thumbs 2thumbs We are all eager to see this beauty progress. coolgleamA

 

Thanks.  cheers


I'm trying to get re-motivated. coolgleamA

Watching your progress has helped.  2thumbs

That damned kitchen remodel just about killed me. brickwall

Several times lately I've had to take a deep breath and count to ten to keep myself from giving one particular Jackass at my job the thorough pounding that he desperately needs.

 smash smash smash


And...

The other day, the Ol' Lady mumbled something about new doors for the house.   Roll Eyes



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« Reply #284 on: June 13, 2016, 03:25:09 PM »

 2thumbs   .....  yesnod    scope   popcrn
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« Reply #285 on: June 14, 2016, 05:41:00 PM »



 I'm trying to get re-motivated. coolgleamA

Watching your progress has helped.  2thumbs

That damned kitchen remodel just about killed me. brickwall

Several times lately I've had to take a deep breath and count to ten to keep myself from giving one particular Jackass at my job the thorough pounding that he desperately needs.

 smash smash smash


And...

The other day, the Ol' Lady mumbled something about new doors for the house.   Roll Eyes



brickwall brickwall brickwall brickwall brickwall brickwall


I have been working on fixer upper houses for the past 38 years. I decided that since it doesn't seem like I will ever be finished that I would take some time to do my car project. Unfortunately the list of things needing done on the house are piling up now since this project has taken way longer than I first thought. Hopefully the house won't collapse before I am done with the car but I am not stopping now. I hope you can find some daylight to get back on your project. It deserves attention and from the sounds of it you need some "me time" to shake off that bad Ju Ju from the work world. 2thumbs
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« Reply #286 on: June 14, 2016, 07:35:04 PM »



 

You need some "me time" to shake off that bad Ju Ju from the work world. 2thumbs



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« Reply #287 on: June 19, 2016, 10:30:16 PM »

Today I completed Phase 2 of my "K-member/engine/transmission/front suspension assembly cart".

I made it so that the rectangular tubes could be unbolted from each other, and used as outriggers for the cart my engine is sitting on.

This will allow me to roll the whole thing over the top of my lift so I can raise it up to a comfortable working height.



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« Reply #288 on: June 20, 2016, 05:27:20 PM »

Clever stuff.    I see I am not the only one who hates bending over to do stuff. yesnod
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« Reply #289 on: June 20, 2016, 09:30:58 PM »

Clever stuff.    I see I am not the only one who hates bending over to do stuff. yesnod

 cheers

 I have to get things up off the floor to work on them, especially since I'm 6' 4" and the floor seems to get further away every year. eek
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« Reply #290 on: August 17, 2017, 07:33:12 AM »

Hmmm...

The last time I posted in this thread was on June 20, 2016. scratchchin

Shortly after that date, the Bride of many decades decided she needed to test out our health insurance.  eek

With the exception of buying/collecting more parts,

All progress on the car came to an abrupt stop.

After getting her health concerns all squared away (We hope)

We found and bought the RV we'd been looking for off and on for a couple of years:

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,119741.0.html

While Doing some changes and maintenance to the RV, and planning our (now canceled for this year ) epic western road trip to Montana...

I developed my own health issues.

Now, after a month and a half off work, with the first four weeks or so basically laying flat on my back...

I'm able to get up and around and do a few things.

So, I've decided to work on a part of the car that isn't covered in expensive PPG B5 blue (I don't need the stress of working with newly painted parts right now eek).

It's a project that I'm not even sure is going to work, but if it doesn't, it can all go back to stock, and the extra junk I've collected for it can go in the dumpster.

I thought some of you might be curious why there hasn't been any updates on my project recently.

Life gets in the way of the hobby sometimes.  rotz

But, I'm still in it.   Wink



I'll show you all what I'm working on in an upcoming post.




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« Reply #291 on: August 17, 2017, 08:07:39 AM »

After installing the factory power sunroof in my car, I decided I needed a little extra head room.

I've owned several Imperials over the years, and have come to appreciate the benefits of an adjustable driver's position.

Early on in my project, I adapted a six way power seat setup out of an Imperial, this allows for a lot of seat adjustment, just like a modern car.

Head room issued fixed.  2thumbs


This leaves the steering column.  scratchchin

I want to install a tilt/telescopic column from an Imperial.

I know there are columns available from the aftermarket, but they're expensive, are usually billet aluminum or stainless  puke and none of them I've found have the telescopic feature.


I've been collecting this shit for years, so out to the archives I go to gather up some junk for this project...

Here I have couple of pre 1970 ( no ignition switch ) tilt/telescopic Imperial columns, the original column out of my Charger... and a $5.00 wood grain steering wheel to experiment with:



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« Reply #292 on: August 17, 2017, 08:21:37 AM »

After cleaning up the splines, and polishing my shaft...

The Charger wood grain steering wheel went right on the Imperial column. Grin laugh

(Ignore the column mounted shift lever-it's leaving.)

This was my biggest concern, if the wheel didn't fit the splines, this project was going to get way more involved.



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« Reply #293 on: August 17, 2017, 08:24:13 AM »

It telescopes.  2thumbs

It tilts.  coolgleamA

Stay tuned. Wink








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« Reply #294 on: August 17, 2017, 08:36:54 AM »

Awesome, I like the steering column idea & have always wanted one myself.   cheers
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« Reply #295 on: August 17, 2017, 09:57:32 AM »

Thats awesome, I have been wondering about a factory column like that, glad you & the Mrs. are doing better.
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« Reply #296 on: August 17, 2017, 10:08:18 AM »

Glad to hear you both are feeling better cheers
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« Reply #297 on: August 17, 2017, 03:45:27 PM »

 cheers cheers cheers cheers   glad your at least puttering with it    icon_smile_big    hope all the health issues are behind you 
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« Reply #298 on: August 17, 2017, 05:00:44 PM »

Thank you all for the kind words.  cheers

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« Reply #299 on: August 17, 2017, 05:04:52 PM »

I worked on the steering column a little more today.

I took the mounting bracket off of the Imperial column, and test fitted the Charger mounting bracket. scope

The bracket from the Charger bolted right on.  coolgleamA


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