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Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-08-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I have a few thoughts about this, not sure...

I have a few thoughts about this, not sure they're of any help, but I'll toss in my opinions anyway...
Old cars can be sorted out into cars that are very desirable and those not so desirable and put...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 11-06-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I think you have a good plan, wire brush, clean...

I think you have a good plan, wire brush, clean and cover with more undercoating. Some may take this to the extreme, sand blast the entire bottom, epoxy coat, etc, etc. but we really don't drive...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-01-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
You mean something like this? You don't need to...

You mean something like this? You don't need to use your 57, just buy the kit.
http://www.easyrods.com/belaro_support_page.html
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 10-31-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
It's a big undertaking for someone with no sheet...

It's a big undertaking for someone with no sheet metal experience. Not only buy a decent mig welder, but spend some time learning how to use it first. I have a Miller, but there are others equally...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-30-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I had to ground the body to the starter and the...

I had to ground the body to the starter and the block to the frame. Two grounds.
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-28-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I believe this is the gun I bought for the slick...

I believe this is the gun I bought for the slick sand I applied, 2.5 tip. I sprayed a 10% thinned down coat of SP epoxy over the blocked out slick sand. Epoxy under, epoxy over, hopefully it's...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Yes, you do need a gun with a much bigger tip, I...

Yes, you do need a gun with a much bigger tip, I too bought one of those inexpensive guns. Whatever you choose, you'll be glad you did this, it's really amazing how it blocks. Be prepared for lots...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-25-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I've found using slick sand, a sprayable filler,...

I've found using slick sand, a sprayable filler, then blocking as much of that off as possible gets you a really flat panel. Spray this on top of your epoxy primer after it's been blocked. Then...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 10-22-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
If you want a pro-touring car that'll be driven...

If you want a pro-touring car that'll be driven hard, then yes, I'd get an aftermarket frame with the biggest brakes you can get. If you're just going to putz around town then I think your money is...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-18-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,165
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Looks like you need a carpenter to fix your facia...

Looks like you need a carpenter to fix your facia and seal off your attic. Sorry, I can't resist suggesting calling Mr. Carl Spackler. Is Spackler, carls56's last name?
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-18-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Found this picture for you, Eastwood calls this...

Found this picture for you, Eastwood calls this satin black
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 10-18-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Another option you didn't mention is a weld-in...

Another option you didn't mention is a weld-in front clip. Companies such as Fat Man Fab makes these specifically for 55-57 frames and they have all you're asking for in a Mustang II type...
Forum: Engine Building, Hi Performance 10-17-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
283's do not have the 4" bore, and the smaller...

283's do not have the 4" bore, and the smaller bore of 283's and later 307's will only take 194 valves, not the 202's. I'd say your friend is right. That Edelbrock kit is not for you. Not sure...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 10-17-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 888
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Yes, that Thumper cam they claim the power range...

Yes, that Thumper cam they claim the power range is 2000-5800 rpm. With overdrive you may not always get to that 2000 rpm. You might consider swapping out for a cam that has a starting power range...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-17-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I painted my firewall and dash together, as well...

I painted my firewall and dash together, as well as the door jambs. Mine is a hardtop, so I painted "the outside" with the body on the frame with the doors, hood and trunk on the car. I just used...
Forum: Interiors Questions and Answers 10-17-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I think Rustaddict gave me this idea and it's...

I think Rustaddict gave me this idea and it's what I did also. Put the button head side in the engine compartment.
I'm also like you, I bought a pad, then did some reading. A lot of cars don't...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Here's a 55 Studebaker I painted with acrylic...

Here's a 55 Studebaker I painted with acrylic urethane from TPC Global. They have the old color cards and can mix the old colors. They are reasonably priced. Some may say the new acrylics have...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-14-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
What you gonna charge for regular?

What you gonna charge for regular?
Forum: List your events here,Club Meets,Rod Runs,Swap Meets,Etc., Including pictures from shows attended 10-10-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Is this an annual thing? I won't make it this...

Is this an annual thing? I won't make it this year, but I'd love to be able to go "down the road" in the future. I owe you lunch Don, for all the help you've given me over the last few years on my...
Forum: Interiors Questions and Answers 10-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I like white seats, they stay cool in the summer....

I like white seats, they stay cool in the summer. I had a '60 Chevy with white seats, one of my favorites. Everything else was red. If you're like me, the headliner was the worst part, everything...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-10-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
I won't be painting for a while, but good ideas...

I won't be painting for a while, but good ideas on the air supply, hose and filters, thanks
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-09-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Read through this conversation in regard to...

Read through this conversation in regard to spraying metallics. I'm going to stick with my "practice hood" idea and you may want to try different speeds of reducer as well as different techniques;...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-09-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,759
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Hey Pops, I assembled my front clip using...

Hey Pops, I assembled my front clip using stainless fasteners. I got them from my local Fastenal store. Those kits you buy are expensive because they package them in kits. If you buy off the shelf...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-08-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Be careful on the shiny stuff! Re-chroming can...

Be careful on the shiny stuff! Re-chroming can get really expensive, fast.
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Fiddy5Coupe
Metallics I'd definitely use a base...

Metallics I'd definitely use a base coat/clearcoat system, not single stage. I've found gray metallic is very difficult to spray vs. other colors. Silver may be similar. Get yourself an old hood...
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