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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: 63ConDan ()
Date: May 28, 2019 07:39PM

Chad, real nice look on the engine bay. and really nice on the area behind the bumper.

And after all the suspension work is completed, the license plate cover "DTHTRAP" may no longer be appropriate. smiling smiley

Keep up the great work.

Dan Central MN

1968 Convert

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 28, 2019 10:15PM

63ConDan Wrote:
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> Chad, real nice look on the engine bay. and really nice on the area behind the bumper.
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> And after all the suspension work is completed, the license plate cover "DTHTRAP" may no longer be appropriate. smiling smiley
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> Keep up the great work.


That is when he will use the one that says "N8er H8er".

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'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - Sale pending
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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: May 30, 2019 12:40PM

Thanks Dan, its getting there. My wife absolutely put the kybash on the dthtrap plate, she doesn't see the humor. Mel's observation skills are stellar, and if nobody in michigan beats me to it I'll probably use the Nader plate, it was available when I printed that.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: 72BBNova ()
Date: May 30, 2019 05:53PM

Looking good Chad. This is Jeff in Indy, shoot me a text. I lost your contact info when my old phone died on me. We need to catch up. Thanks

Jeff
1964 Spyder Coupe
1972 Nova 496/6spd
1975 Chevy C20 Camper Special

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: May 31, 2019 05:51PM

I tried 2 different sizes on the rear of the car, first was a 245 45 18 on the tool set as a 9" rim with 6 1/8" backspace. the tire fits with plenty of room and even turns with the suspension on the bumpstop. I'm also sure that a 255 will fit but I didn't have one to in 18" to test. The second tire I checked was a 255 35 20, and I was amazed that it only rubbed in two spots, even with the suspension on the bump stop it didn't hit the top of the tub. the area it rubs is circled, and the other area that would need to be clearanced is the leading edge of the swing arm. first pic is of the 18, second is the 20, and the third is of the frame area that would need to be clearanced. The car will ride too high in my opinion with the 20s, and I don't want to camber the wheels more than a couple of degrees to get the car lowered to my liking so it looks like it's getting the 18s.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: May 31, 2019 05:55PM

these are pics of the 245 18 looking from the front, at what I think will be ride height. I took the pic because it seems like you can never tell how cambered a tire is in photos taken straight on from the side. it lets you see how far it will be in the wheel well. at this height there is about 2" of travel between the arm and the bumpstop.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: May 31, 2019 06:01PM

Now the front. I have the tool set for an 8" rim with 5" of backspace and have a 205 55 16 mounted. At this height it clears everything in the wheel well, but the fender lip will have to be rolled to clear for turns. The tire does not hit the reaction rod at steering lock, but it's close and I wouldn't be surprised if it did contact it with the car on the ground. I tried a 215 45 17 on the tool set at 8" wide but it is way to close to the tie rod and fender, it just won't fit. I also wouldn't want to go with any taller tire on the front.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 31, 2019 07:10PM

A handy tool to eliminate big mistakes!

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 31, 2019 08:05PM

Big money.
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Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 31, 2019 08:21PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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Not for a shop that may use it daily.

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: June 01, 2019 04:41AM

I have a group of friends who are all building multiple cars and bought it years ago. They were generous enough to let me borrow it for a few days.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: June 05, 2019 05:06PM

So after re-reading this post I realize that I fat fingered the wheel widths that will fit on the car. The tool was set for an 8" wide wheel on the rear and a 7" wide wheel on the front. I did get the backspacing correct for both front and rear...

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: June 09, 2019 04:10PM

I picked up these BMW wheels today to use as rollers until I can order the wheels I really want. I rushed home and cleaned them up and put them on the car to see how it'd look. They are 16x7's that I've seen on some LM cars. I like this style a lot, and I think they look pretty good.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 09, 2019 06:23PM

I'd keep them!! You don't anything new showing! and they do look great!

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 09, 2019 08:25PM

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> I'd keep them!! You don't anything new showing! and they do look great!


NO KIDDING!

But . . . . if you really insist on just using them for "rollers", you can roll them right over to my place when you are done with them. grinning smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - Sale pending
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: July 09, 2019 05:59PM

You guys talked me into it, I'm going to keep them. They are going out for powder coat in a couple of weeks (black). I like them and I just can't justify buying $2500 worth of custom offset wheels. Tires will be on the way later this week, in the meantime here's a pic of the rear suspension and brakes all set and ready to go. I have the last of the parts that I need coming this week and hopefully it'll be running and driving in a couple short weeks.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 09, 2019 07:13PM

Shaping up nicely!

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: July 14, 2019 04:42PM

I got to spend some time working on my car this weekend. I got the suspension put together and put the car on the ground for the first time in about 1.5 years. That's a good feeling. It is too low right now, so I'll have to adjust it up, but I feel like it is close to being ready for a drive now. I just have some minor things to finish up like bleed the brakes, add fluids to engine and trans, and install the Pertronix 1. I washed it too! I'll get it back on jack stands tomorrow and get the wheels off to powder coat this week hopefully. My rear tires showed up friday they are toyo Proxes R1R 225 50 16's pictured next to the tires that came on my car.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 convertible project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 14, 2019 04:45PM

Over inflated??? GGG


Lookin' great for a "rat"

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Date: July 16, 2019 09:40AM

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