Taking Up New Residence

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  1. Rick62

    Rick62 Well-Known Member

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    Regarding air cleaners. I used the old Chrysler 300 style "football" air cleaners on my '62 Sport Fury. I bought mine from a Chrysler 300 club member. They aren't cheap. http://www.chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/partsforsale.html Plus the carb throat opening is the old AFB smaller size. I modified mine but Jegs, Summit and others sell an adapter. K&N makes the air filters. There are too different heights. You will need to shorter one as the taller one makes the height too tall for the hood to close. While you are using 1" spacers the spacers I'm using are only 1/2". If you have any other questions about '62s or the 2X4 set-up drop me a note. I'd be happy to help where I can. How's the project coming? feel free to PM me.

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    • khryslerkid

      khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      I bought a reamer on ebay for the correct size and used an old carb base for a fixture.
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      You can see the ones on the right are done. I did the ones on the left then smoothed out some of the partition. Good to go for a newer style carb.
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      • Bart K

        Bart K 69 Coronet more door. FBBO Gold Member

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        You done good son!!!!:thankyou:
         
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        khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I guess I need to update the progress. This global warming is great! Well on the East Coast anyway.

        I wanted to include the inside of the cowling when it's paint time. I used rust inhibitor with a long straw on the rattle can.
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        The inside of the engine compartment looked like it was shot with a shotgun. Chips, chips and more chips. Practically sanded everything down to bare metal then sealed as I went.
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        Next was the K frame.
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        Funny how one thing leads to another. Scraped off the undercoating in the tunnel area and front floor useing a heat gun and putty knife. I was amazed how good things look. The factory dipping process and undercoat really did its job. Ford engine gray is a pretty good match.
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        • Car Nut

          Car Nut Well-Known Member

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          Looking good!
           
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          • khryslerkid

            khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            I hate masking with a passion! 20170223_212740.jpg 20170224_140111.jpg 20170224_140036.jpg

            Finally laying down some color!
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            Get this unmasked and I can't believe I'm ready to start on some mechanical. Damn I'm sore and tired. Did I mention sore?
             
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            • Habib

              Habib Well-Known Member

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              Looks fantastic.
               
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              • kiwigtx

                kiwigtx Trendsetter Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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                Damn that is looking great 'Kid. Congrats on how that turned out....can't wait to see that beautiful engine going in again.:thumbsup:
                 
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                • Glenwood

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                  Wow, so much work. It looks awesome!
                   
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                    Thunderlugs Well-Known Member

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                    The Wow Factor is In Kid! Looks Fantastic. We are somewhat paralleling each other. My 65 is at about the same point .Beautiful work. Thanks for the tip on the Ford gray engine paint. I am going to steal that one! Thunder
                     
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                    • Cranky

                      Cranky Banned Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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                      Looking good!! I'm about to get started doing the 'apartment' compartment on my 66 Belvedere. Got to fill up some holes and get the complete front end painted. I'm about ready to bolt in the K frame and start hanging suspension pieces...
                       
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                        Looks great Kid. Are you sticking with original colors both in and out?
                         
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                        • khryslerkid

                          khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                          Some final pics.
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                          • khryslerkid

                            khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                            Yes I'm sticking with the original color. I'll be leaving the patina on the outside for awhile until I get all of the mechanicals finished.

                            I went to a local PPG dealer and they didn't have a formula for the "Shell Beige" in enamel, just lacquer. They contacted their tech line, they sent back a formula for their "Shop Line" product and it was too dark. I had taken the hood with the insulation removed for a test area. I ended up leaving it there till the next day so the guy could try and match it. The next day they delivered the hood and the paint. It was a good match. It ended up being a Chrysler color, mid sixties, called "Alabaster". Good to go!
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                            • Fran Blacker

                              Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                              Better have some heavy blankets when the engine goes in. Sure is nice looking.
                               
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                              • khryslerkid

                                khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                                Yep, I'm heading to "Ollies" to get some quilted moving blankets that they sell. :thumbsup:
                                 
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                                Looks like we are just about at the same juncture. I'll be installing my 440 and 4 speed from underneath in a couple weeks. Good luck.
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                                • khryslerkid

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                                  What cha working on there, Centerline? Looks interesting!
                                   
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                                  This is so you don't have to go through the whole thread.
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