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72_Chevy_C10 3/4/15
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Okay, now that the Neet Streeter chassis is fit to the Willys body and the Willys body has been modded to accept a different blower, I can take all the parts and weight them to determine how much lead I am going to need to get to 57 grams.

It is a little hard to see in this pic, but there is a block of lead on the scale with all the parts, coming in at 56 grams...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150304_132009_zpsqnvsm3o4.j...

And here is a pic of the lead in the chassis, along with the rest of the parts...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150304_132334_zpsmxlbjmwq.j...

I have a bag of 50 caliber lead shot...that weigh 18 grams...that I can hammer flat and, in this case, I had to trim a little off (with a hammer and chisel) to make weight.


  • i may try those .50's, been using triangular fishing weights hammered to shape. — model40fan
  • I can send you some, Smitty...I have a bunch of them — 72_Chevy_C10
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72_Chevy_C10 3/4/15
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Now that I stripped the black paint off, it's time to paint the body...black...obviously!  :)

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150304_144927_zpsp0trprmx.j...

I really like this paint!

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72_Chevy_C10 3/4/15
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So, it's back to the fab shop for final assembly...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150304_192738_zpsy4vqylg9.j...



  • Willys... you better believe he will ! — model40fan
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72_Chevy_C10 3/5/15
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I glued in the axles and weight last night with JB Quick Weld. And I used Locktite stick and seal (indoor) to glue in the windshield and the blower...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150305_080948_zpsa0wdlixb.j...

I just have to glue the interior in (to the top of the lead with stick as nd seal) and install the grill. I had forgotten about the grill...I need to cut it off the original chassis


  • i know the stick n' seal is slow, but how do you like it ? — model40fan
  • it's not that slow. It works nice for non-stressed areas — 72_Chevy_C10

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