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In just 1-week @orangecountyhotrods got the original chassis separated from the body and test fit the @RoadsterShop SPEC chassis!!
The only set-back was they had to do a little cutting because it's a station-wagon.
Check out the video to see where they had to cut.
And thanks to @Big Chips I added an intro and some titles so let me know what you think of 'em.
Thanks for watching
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Really like the new video Jeff, You might exchange the game show music to some Booker T & the MGs Green Onion like stuff, or maybe some ZZ Top. That's just me tho. And I'm sure the rest of the critics will chime in for some other stuff, it will be fun to listen. Wish I could do all that you have done to my Nomad. Keep up the inspirational videos.
 

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Best of your vids to date.

The owner of that shop participating in the video really improves the overall value of this build.

Couple notes from a fellow builder;

The nose snubber on the body needs to be removed.

The original body shims should have been documented and replicated. These aftermarket chassis are fixture built and the mounts are within tolerances that meet the OEM on its original day of construction. The shims used on original assembly took up the tolerances that were due to the inaccuracies of the body construction, therefore if you replace shims in the original positions to the same heights as the originals you should find the body and chassis marry up very closely.

As far as cutting the pinch-weld flange at the firewall/tunnel joint. Folding it over is a better way to go as it will retain the integrity and resistance to flex that the original flange provided.

Are you going to apply an undercoating or sound deadener like a bed liner to the under-body and wheel-wells. ( We do this and it really helps make the car have a more solid and isolated feel on the road. )

Again, this was your best Video of this build yet. I am having a great time following it.
 

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Really like the new video Jeff, You might exchange the game show music to some Booker T & the MGs Green Onion like stuff, or maybe some ZZ Top. That's just me tho. And I'm sure the rest of the critics will chime in for some other stuff, it will be fun to listen. Wish I could do all that you have done to my Nomad. Keep up the inspirational videos.
Thanks @KENTON !! I'd LOVE to switch to some ZZ Top, but if I do it'll be taken down due to copyright infringement... What'd you think of the new intro & titles I used? It was @Big Chips suggestion, so he gets the created if you like it.
Thanks again for watching!!
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Best of your vids to date.

The owner of that shop participating in the video really improves the overall value of this build.

Couple notes from a fellow builder;

The nose snubber on the body needs to be removed.

The original body shims should have been documented and replicated. These aftermarket chassis are fixture built and the mounts are within tolerances that meet the OEM on its original day of construction. The shims used on original assembly took up the tolerances that were due to the inaccuracies of the body construction, therefore if you replace shims in the original positions to the same heights as the originals you should find the body and chassis marry up very closely.

As far as cutting the pinch-weld flange at the firewall/tunnel joint. Folding it over is a better way to go as it will retain the integrity and resistance to flex that the original flange provided.

Are you going to apply an undercoating or sound deadener like a bed liner to the under-body and wheel-wells. ( We do this and it really helps make the car have a more solid and isolated feel on the road. )

Again, this was your best Video of this build yet. I am having a great time following it.
Thanks so much @Robert Haas !! Did you like the intro & titles I used?? I don't want to over-produce them.

Yeah... Aaron is awesome!! I met him on the CPP Week to Wicked 55 build years ago and we've been friends ever since. I'm glad I met him - he's a great guy and he does amazing work. He knows Danchuk part numbers by heart!!

The original body shims were long gone so there was no way to document and replicate them unfortunately. And we didn't have to cut the firewall at all - Aaron just repainted it - it looks amazing!! I texted my buddy Cotten a picture of the firewall and he replied: "Sad that the firewall has a better paint job than the rest."

There's already Dynamat covering the floor of the car. I'll ask Aaron about doing the wheel wells - thanks!!

Thanks again for the feedback and the support!!
I really appreciate it!!
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Thanks so much @Robert Haas !! Did you like the intro & titles I used?? I don't want to over-produce them.

Yeah... Aaron is awesome!! I met him on the CPP Week to Wicked 55 build years ago and we've been friends ever since. I'm glad I met him - he's a great guy and he does amazing work. He knows Danchuk part numbers by heart!!

The original body shims were long gone so there was no way to document and replicate them unfortunately. And we didn't have to cut the firewall at all - Aaron just repainted it - it looks amazing!! I texted my buddy Cotten a picture of the firewall and he replied: "Sad that the firewall has a better paint job than the rest."

There's already Dynamat covering the floor of the car. I'll ask Aaron about doing the wheel wells - thanks!!

Thanks again for the feedback and the support!!
I really appreciate it!!
Uncle Twist
Aaron mentioned the flange on the firewall in your video.

I use dynamat as well but the bedliner adds a further layer of protection and acoustic control.

Intro and Titles are fantastic. I appreciate how time consuming these edits are. Nice work.
 

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Aaron mentioned the flange on the firewall in your video.

I use dynamat as well but the bedliner adds a further layer of protection and acoustic control.

Intro and Titles are fantastic. I appreciate how time consuming these edits are. Nice work.
He just got done painting the firewall @Robert Haas - I think it looks fantastic!!
I'll ask him about some sound deadener in the wheel-wells.
Thanks for the comment about the titles!!
I'm used to being in front of the camera so this editing thing is all new to me.
Thanks again!!
 

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love it...and a really good video! I want to see the finished product! Cant wait! Love the intro and titles! Nice Work
Thanks @Big Chips !!
The intro & title are all because of you!!
I can't wait to get it back out on the open road again.
Thank you again for the inspiration to "step-up" my videos
And thank you for the support!!
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Thanks @KENTON !! I'd LOVE to switch to some ZZ Top, but if I do it'll be taken down due to copyright infringement... What'd you think of the new intro & titles I used? It was @Big Chips suggestion, so he gets the created if you like it.
Thanks again for watching!!
Uncle Twist
I really liked the intro & titles. Never thought of the copyright angle, but I'm sure you're right about that.
 

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I really liked the intro & titles. Never thought of the copyright angle, but I'm sure you're right about that.
Thanks @KENTON !!
The intro & titles are all because of @Big Chips motivation.
I'm glad you like 'em so I'll keep on using them.
Years ago I posted a video of us waterskiing and it got taken down because of the song I had playing on the stereo. Now I'm really careful about the music in the background.
Thank again for watching!!
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I got behind on this build and watched pt2, pt3, & pt4 last night.
I can only dream of what my car would feel like if it was riding on a chassis like that.

I'm used to following builds on here that take many months, even years.
A one or two-week build will seem like it has just started about the time it's finished.
Great job on the videos. They look good and are enjoyable to watch.
 

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I got behind on this build and watched pt2, pt3, & pt4 last night.
I can only dream of what my car would feel like if it was riding on a chassis like that.

I'm used to following builds on here that take many months, even years.
A one or two-week build will seem like it has just started about the time it's finished.
Great job on the videos. They look good and are enjoyable to watch.
Thanks for the kind words and the support @Greg's 56 Nomad !!
I've been working hard on my videos.
It was @Big Chips who is responsible for motivating me to add the intro and titles
What'd you think of them??
I'm super impressed withAaron and his crew at Orange County Hotrods!!
They're doing amazing work and they're doing it super fast.
Thanks again for your support.
Uncle Twist
 
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