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Considering what you've done so far, I think you're underestimating yourself Dave!
Thanks guys, I could tell when I was doing the bracing on the lip of the trunk I was getting better as I moved along. Good thing the seam seal covered up some of the bad stuff!
 

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Saw that one too Mario, and love it! Fleetlines are such a cool style car, but sure tough to find anymore. Even the 4 dr. versions are all scooped up, and years ago nobody wanted a 4dr. Fleetline.
 

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Yea, those fleetlines are like gold! There is a group on Facebook called Black Market Bomb parts 31-54, I have found a bunch of stuff I need for the car on there. Most people are from CA so pretty good shape rust wise. I bet you could sell them in a heartbeat there.
 

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Well, we had a decent day Saturday. 41 degrees, so I pushed the car out of the garage and worked on it. Then it hit me. I have more work done than what is left to be done. I am almost at the point of writing up a punch list. I still have big things left such as the rear end, ladder bars and driveshaft, but the rest is just the zillion little things that have to be done. I got my master cylinder in and adjusted where the brake pedal ended up, shifter wired for reverse and neutral safety, got the very front of the car wire separated and sent to their respective side, mounted my distribution blocks for power and ground.

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the 52 is really solid except for the tailpan . one 49 i bought for parts and title . rockers and floors gone . the other 49 is decent . just needs pans in front . i bought 3 to build one . one 4dr coupe with tons of parts . then i found the 52 . when i cleaned out the 4dr sedan if found a ton of nos parts .
 

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I am considering selling all four tires and rims. I REALLY want the Weld draglites front and rear. Thoughts? I wish I was good at photoshop so I could see what it would look like.

And thanks Vall!
 

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I am considering selling all four tires and rims. I REALLY want the Weld draglites front and rear. Thoughts? I wish I was good at photoshop so I could see what it would look like.

And thanks Vall!
Since you asked. I think the existing wheels aren't bad, and in my opinion better than DragLites. I just think if I was changing from what you have, it would be towards something more traditional and period than DragLites.
 

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I was

just getting ready to respond when Valls response popped up and my thoughts mirror his exactly.
 

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just getting ready to respond when Valls response popped up and my thoughts mirror his exactly.
well, maybe cragar SS in the back? I really like the front skinnies or just another pair of chrome rally's. Oh hell, decisions, decisions. It's just the back rims are so rusted, I cannot save them.
 

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I think a pair of slots in back would go well with the Chevy rally wheels up front myself. It would be aluminum slots, and steel slots, but that would be OK I think. Are those 8" or 10"?
The Rocket Injector wheels are very period looking, if you can't find a pair of used slots cheap. And of course the Amercan TTO wheels are very much like the old American wheels, and a full set delivered is barely more than a pair of Rocket Injectors. These Injectors run $235 each unpolished, but $295 each polished. American TTO's ran me $520 for all 4 with lugnuts delivered to my door from Ron's Rims.

Injectors:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/15x8-Rocke...177127&hash=item1ee3b1840c:g:dEkAAOSwnYBaUSqw

American TTO:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-R...45e081a84586b3944f10|ampid:PL_CLK|clp:2334524

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nk...asl=ronsrims1&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_fosrp=1
 

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I think a pair of slots in back would go well with the Chevy rally wheels up front myself. It would be aluminum slots, and steel slots, but that would be OK I think. Are those 8" or 10"?
The Rocket Injector wheels are very period looking, if you can't find a pair of used slots cheap. And of course the Amercan TTO wheels are very much like the old American wheels, and a full set delivered is barely more than a pair of Rocket Injectors. These Injectors run $235 each unpolished, but $295 each polished. American TTO's ran me $520 for all 4 with lugnuts delivered to my door from Ron's Rims.

Injectors:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/15x8-Rocke...177127&hash=item1ee3b1840c:g:dEkAAOSwnYBaUSqw

American TTO:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-R...45e081a84586b3944f10|ampid:PL_CLK|clp:2334524

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nk...asl=ronsrims1&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_fosrp=1
those are all nice. I am gonna have to noodle this. The rears are 15x10 and I like the look of them and the skinnies up front. Maybe I will just get new chromed rally's for the back. They are like 120 bucks or so I think.
 

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I think I found the vintage look that will set the car off nice. 125 bucks for the pair. 15x10 steel slots. There is some rash by the lip. Do you think that will be an issue? Blast em and paint them. But what color?

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I think they're perfect Dave! That minor issue on the rim wont hurt anything. I'd take a hammer and dolly, and bang it back into shape, and use them. Nice score at the price too.
Or you could just sand yours smooth, and paint them if you want to save some money?
 

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I think they're perfect Dave! That minor issue on the rim wont hurt anything. I'd take a hammer and dolly, and bang it back into shape, and use them. Nice score at the price too.
Or you could just sand yours smooth, and paint them if you want to save some money?
I kinda like the fact that they are the OG slots and in steel. I am pulling the trigger.
 
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