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Nascar build-up...Smokey's Chevelle

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72_Chevy_C10 11/19/14
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Here's what I'm using for axle tubes...1/16" copper tubing...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141118_210204_zpsaedox7sm.j...

I'm using copper only because that's what I  have...brass will work just as well. 

After snipping the axles in half with cutting pliers, the axle will fit perfectly into these tubes

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72_Chevy_C10 11/19/14
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With the axles now bigger than original, the interior won't sit down low enough...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_105833_zpseqg9ukwp.j...

So, I'll have to take a little off the 'axle hold downs' to get the interior in there...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_105854_zpsg7gzgfaq.j...


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72_Chevy_C10 11/19/14
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The hold down tabs needed to come right off to get the interior seated down where it belongs...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_131354_zps8gtgobrg.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_131429_zpstfv0pewv.j...



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72_Chevy_C10 11/19/14
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Here is the Chevelle with the axle tubes glued in, the interior fit and the body sitting back on, as it should...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_131504_zpsnpn6xsdh.j...

The next steps will be to weight the car with lead and install the finished wheels and axles

Stay tuned!

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72_Chevy_C10 11/19/14
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Here are the copper tubes that I'm using...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_141901_zpsbmgjhbot.j...



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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/14
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Here are all the pieces...that block of lead puts it at 56 grams...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_091449_zpsxtwusasl.j...


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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/14
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But, the thickness of the lead means I will have to make room...good bye seats!

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_091515_zpsz5jxr9ny.j...


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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/14
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I cut about 1/8" off the piece of lead (with hammer and chisel) and I will put the 1/8" piece in the very rear of the car...and that will let me place the larger piece a little further back in the chassis...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_093506_zpsnw0udn2t.j...



  • good stuff... nice pix !... go C10 go ! — model40fan
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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/14
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The interior with the seats removed, the body and the chassis...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_095847_zps8ydnfyie.j...

My lead seats...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_095902_zpsezxto01j.j...

I could just leave the interior out, but I like to keep it in, if I can. That way, the car still has a dash and the wheel wells are still filled.

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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/14
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The body back in place with the axles tubes installed and the lead positioned. I will install the wheels and axles next. And then, I will have to clearance the wheel wells to fit the larger wheels...but not today...stay tuned!

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_100014_zpslfdb4he0.j...


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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/14
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Wheels mocked up...it doesn't need much clearance work at all...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_152125_zpswmrrgrjp.j...



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