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A FREE forum with -member photo gallery- for the vintage Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and any GM builders.

PLEASE Sign Up & Post in the Classified Section  - If you dont want to talk No Problem  - But Please - List those Parts for Sale or Parts Needed!

As you all know locating any parts for these early GM vehicles is tough, the goal of this forum is to bring the restorers, lowriders, street & rat rodders together. 

There are plenty of forums out there and it's a pain trying to locate Chevy/GM parts tucked in all of those Ford, Dodge, Plymouth etc ads. Some forums don't like mixing restored cars with custom cars, we'll focus on the early BOWTIE's....but mix it up some. To be clear we love all vintage vehicles regardless of make..it's just tough locating the Govt Motors stuff!

To assist in your projects advertising is encouraged & will be FREE for both PRIVATE and COMMERCIAL sellers. 
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Today at 09:11:41 AM by themoose
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 Edward Lyle Fisk Pinstriper extraordinaire
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"As a teenager in the 1950s, Edward Lyle Fisk peeked inside the rear door of a local sign-painting shop so often that the owner finally offered him a job. After learning how to mix colors and handle a brush, Lyle saw a magazine story about pinstriping, and he knew his destiny. Decades later, Lyle is a legend who is still in high demand. I really like what I do, he says, scoffing at retirement. I like getting the brush in my hand and trying to embellish something.
EDNY
June 22, 2017, 08:02:53 PM by EDNY
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A while back I helped my buddy pick up a 66 Olds and 69 AMC and grabbed the 37 Buick for myself. Well anyway the AMC is nearly restored and the Olds goes on the Barrett Auction block tomorrow (Friday). Not sure what time but I think it is LOT #429
EDNY
June 22, 2017, 03:20:25 PM by EDNY
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I see that the Ford guys are using complete Crown Vic suspensions under older Ford 2WD pickups. Another popular swap is to drop the complete Crown Vic front cross-member (aluminum) as a complete unit with steering rack and brakes and install them into older trucks.

Any similar GM units out there with complete rack/pinion cross-members that could be transplanted?
June 20, 2017, 09:35:38 PM by 39delux | Views: 93 | Comments: 12

Kind of doing this backward.  Car is on the road but got to thinking about others may want to build their own frame so I'll show you what I did.  Back in the old days a person was an apprentice for years before he could pick up a tool.  Fast forward to today, I purchased a welder therefor I'm a welder.  Anything that looks ugly just grind smooth!

To start I did some research on frame measurements but most of the stuff I found was incomplete, to small to read or just left off the drawing.  Got the center of each wheel well and measured the wheelbase.  Next I put the car up in the air and dropped a plumbob to the ground and made marks on the floor.  After connecting the dots I had a top view of the frame.  Next, back to the ground and measured from the ground up.  This gave me the frame profile.  I then took a roll of brown paper and drew the top view of a rail on the paper with the edge of the paper being the centerline.  Next I superimposed the side view over that same rail only in a different color.  This allowed me to adjust the kicks and bends at the same location so as to have just one compound joint.  As an example the joint just forward of the firewall bends up and in.  Once my "blueprint was done, it was off to buy the steel.  Got two sticks of 2' x 4" with a 3/16" wall.  Can't remember the exact number but somewhere about $130.  First I cut and labeled 2 of each piece, one for each side.  Started with the back because the rails are straight (from the top) so I could clamp them on the table and weld without warping.  Made both rear wheel humps this way. 
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