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So I started some time ago with a car without a floor and no drive train. The frame was front halved and back halved with a mid 70's Monte Carlo. I backed the frame into the woods and worked with Art Morrisons to get a perimeter frame set up.
 

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The floor was ordered from Direct Sheet Metal. It is for a 38 Chevy, so some modification was required. Front axle is from a 1964 Ford Econoline Van.
 

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........ View attachment 1905 ...... The floor was ordered from Direct Sheet Metal. It is for a 38 Chevy, so some modification was required. Front axle is from a 1964 Ford Econoline Van.
WELCOME from Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks for all the project pics. The work looks GREAT.

What components did you use for the "under the floor" master cylinder setup??? It very compact & tidy.

Looking forward to seeing more about your MoPar!!!!!!
 

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Thanks John, the brakes system is from Master Power Brakes. I put in the side rails and measured my gap to get the largest power assist unit I could. Ended up being a 7" power unit. Disc brakes on the front and large Ford drums on the back.
 

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Thanks John, the brakes system is from Master Power Brakes. I put in the side rails and measured my gap to get the largest power assist unit I could. Ended up being a 7" power unit. Disc brakes on the front and large Ford drums on the back.
The list of "want" to do's I have here is HUGE!!!!!!

My BIGGEST GOAL is to stayed focused and not do projects that can wait until the important/essential are done.

Changing/improving the brake system is near the top of the list.



With the pace things get done around here my plans are to keep the car "usable" while it is being worked on this year. Then next Winter I will get into the more time consuming projects (mostly wants) There is lots too keep me busy!!!!
 

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Great looking start! It sure is going to be solid. What sway bar are you using? I was looking into this for my '55 and thought a small truck bar might fit. Your's looks like a good setup.

Mike
 

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It's actually the stock sway bar from the Econoline. My 440 snapped the support rods at the cups where they attach to the axle. So had them welded back up and modified the ride height a bit more. So far so good. Tried bouncing the front with my weight standing on the front and it seemed to work better.
 

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I also welded the rear fenders solid and molded them and the drip rails. Had to replace the lower panels behind both doors and the rear roll pan area.
 

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Very nice work..... plan to remove the drip rails on my car also.
 

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Really looking very nice! eems most of those old coupes with rumble seats had the lower rear valance rotted out. Same thing on my neighbor's '35 Plymouth coupe. Kinda wish I'd removed the drip rails on my Austin also. They are not perfect, but still solid. Just like the clean look of none.
 

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The rear roll pan/valance was pretty beat up and when I cut it out, the underneath was rotted out too. So I ended up replacing both pieces. The computer isn't letting me upload photos tonight, so I will try again later.
 

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OMG I finally got the downsizing picture thing whipped. At least for now. I found a fella that used to work for one of the big header outfits in SoCal. He's retired now and does a little side work when he wants. He was thrilled that I wanted fenderwell headers. Took him most of the day, but got them done way faster than I would have even thought possible. Plus he came to my shop and did them on site.
 

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These are photos of the rear roll pan. It was pretty well beat up and I could see from underneath that the ends were rusted out. I cut out the outer panel and found out the inner panel wasn't much better. I was able to trim it and replace that part. I found some replacement corners on epay for the outer panel. They were close to being right.
 

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Nice work there. Looks like you're coming along nicely. You're going to have a nice car there when you're done. Mark L
 

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Nice work,keep it up,its worth it in the end. I went thru the same with my 39 Ford ,busted my butt for 2yrs ,glad I did now.I love driving and showing it. Always gathers a crowd because its not just another billet queen. I dont think I will ever sell it,they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands when the time comes! Post lots of pics,I love old coupe gassers!
 
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