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post #316 of 506 (permalink) Old May 9th, 18, 2:57 PM
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Re: 65 SS Chitvelle - My PT attempt

Dan, glad you're back at it!

What steering column do you have? Ididit? Flaming River?

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Dan, glad you're back at it!

What steering column do you have? Ididit? Flaming River?
I went with the Ididit in black. Although I was told they are exactly the same inside as the Flaming River.

Needed the different rag joint for the jeep steering box splines. And I need some kind of mount to hold the steering shaft at the firewall. The nice ones don't look like have enough clearance next to the clutch and hydraboost adapters.

Going to hit it hard the next few weeks and hopefully get it into body shop/paint in June...We will see.

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what trans are you running? My dad has a 64 with an ls3 4l80e but Im trying to get him to swap to a manual, the auto is so boring.
I got a deal on a wrecked ls3 416 and a T56 out of a 4th gen camaro. Trans supposedly has the Tick stage 2 package done to it...we will see if it holds up.

I know that auto sounds boring, but it sure does cut a lot of fab time down. But there is something about a manual pedal in there.
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I went with the Ididit in black. Although I was told they are exactly the same inside as the Flaming River.

Needed the different rag joint for the jeep steering box splines. And I need some kind of mount to hold the steering shaft at the firewall. The nice ones don't look like have enough clearance next to the clutch and hydraboost adapters.

Going to hit it hard the next few weeks and hopefully get it into body shop/paint in June...We will see.
Dan, I bought a stock repop steering column firewall mount for a stick car. The clutch master fits nicely in the old manual linkage hole. I even bought the rubber bellows for the stock linkage and modified it to fit over the clutch master so it will be water tight.

I getting ready to pull the trigger on a Ididit black column also, collapsible intermediate shaft and joints this weekend.
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Dan, I bought a stock repop steering column firewall mount for a stick car. The clutch master fits nicely in the old manual linkage hole. I even bought the rubber bellows for the stock linkage and modified it to fit over the clutch master so it will be water tight.

I getting ready to pull the trigger on a Ididit black column also, collapsible intermediate shaft and joints this weekend.
Just ordered one of those up. I was trying to figure out where my old one from the auto steering shaft had run off too, then I remembered it is probably still on the column up above the garage. But won't work with the new clutch anyway. Thanks for the idea. I like the look of the new ones from ididit or FR but I just don't think it will fit in there next to everything.

This week has been one after another parts ordering. Went with groundup for the fenders and radiator support and new door latches and weatherstripping. Ordered up some grey glass for everything from Auto City Classic that seems like it looks pretty nice. Picked up some header wrap (should have done this before) and a couple bulkhead connectors for the vintage air. One square and one inline to see which one fits/looks best. This will be instead of using the old hole in the cowl shoulder to get the hoses through.

As for the windshield and back glass I am going to see if we can do a flush mount setup and not use any trim around it. I think that should look pretty smooth and fit the style I am going after with the car. I will also be removing the drip rails.

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Re: 65 SS Chitvelle - My PT attempt

Fenders and radiator support have been delivered.

Steering wheel and adapter have been delivered. I went with this one: https://gtperformance.net/product/54-5717-autocross-ii/

Glass should be delivered tomorrow. Hope it made the ride okay...fingers crossed.

Shaping up to be a productive weekend working on it...time will tell.

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Positive progress on this over the weekend.

New fenders didn’t fit well at all. But once we had it up on the baskets we were able to get the old ones on there and looking straight. So I guess we will just be working with those old ones. Had to loosen the body bolts and shift the car over to the passenger side a tiny bit to get it straight.
Also got the dash sorted and Dakota digital gauges installed along with the switches and key.
Started the wiring of the interior which is a task I must have been pushing off. As I don’t really look forward to it that much.
New door latches were installed but didn’t get the doors aligned just yet.
Not sitting quite at ride height as I am trying to get 4.5 inches at the front crossmember. So will keep cranking up the coilovers next round.
Was going to pull the headers back out to heat wrap them. But decided against that right now to keep moving forward.
Next trip will be getting fuel lines completed at the tank and the tank fully installed as I have it zip tied in there right now.
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Re: 65 SS Chitvelle - My PT attempt

Nice progress Dan!
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Had a good day of wiring yesterday. Was just me and my thoughts around the shop so it was quiet with good progress.

It’s another one of those situations where I can’t finish things completely. So moved it forward and got it a long ways along, but still not finished with wiring. Had me scratching my head some with the fact that the whole car needs to be rewired, adding in the Dakota digital dash, and also the ls engine and ecm. But I will give a plug for the aaw wiring system. Easy to follow, as others have said a little daunting at first sight but with individual bags to work through it is nice.
Also got to take a ride in a Ural side car. Felt like I was 18 again.
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Don't know if I am going to make it up to work on the car this weekend.

Those roller wheels I have on there right now are starting to grow on me. Ordered up a few more parts. Went with some brake line heat wrap instead of taking the headers back out to wrap them all. Will try just the brake line so I can still stop when I want to. Also ordered up a couple NPT to AN fittings for ports on the water pump for the heater hose in/outlet. 3/8 NPT to -10AN and 1/2 NPT to -10AN

Also trying to figure out what I should do with the hood latch or pins of some kind. Any advice?

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If you are using a steel hood the factory latch system is fine. The only hood I ever saw fly open/off was a pinned unit someone forgot to re-install the pins lol.
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With the ride height I am looking at I don't know if I will be able to use stock inner fenders, so in looking at different options for that we were thinking about chopping up the top of the fender where the inner fender attaches and the hood hinge and springs attach and making something that would still support the fender, but not hang down so far...so if we went with that route, we wouldn't have any hood hinge at the rear of the hood either.

Nothing set in stone, just throwing ideas around so far.

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With the ride height I am looking at I don't know if I will be able to use stock inner fenders, so in looking at different options for that we were thinking about chopping up the top of the fender where the inner fender attaches and the hood hinge and springs attach and making something that would still support the fender, but not hang down so far...so if we went with that route, we wouldn't have any hood hinge at the rear of the hood either.

Nothing set in stone, just throwing ideas around so far.
What size front wheel do you want or plan to use, Dan?

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What size front wheel do you want or plan to use, Dan?
Still determining that. I was trying to stuff a 265/18 in there, but that isn't going to happen...

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