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Post Post subject: Low-budget '59 Sunroof Build-up
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:27 PM
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Ok here is my 1959 Sunroof Sedan w/ a 1600dp and a mild cam. So far the body is all straight and rust free, good paint, rotted seats, no interior. Motor condition unknown, but has good compression. No carb or intake, no exhaust, no glass, no ignition. Overall a straight car, just not all there. A perfect blank template. [img][/img] [img][/img] Here are the pictures of when I first got it. Ill have some more to come tonight. I think I procured a stinger header and I am going to sand and paint on the bumpers.


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-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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I am trying to keep this build under $1500 with interior, motor, new tires, lights and anything else I need. This bug has not ran in over 20 years, but has been stored in a climate controlled garage most of its life.


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-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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Cool find! Like the centerlines lol. Paint still looks good for as long as its sat! A good buff job and that thing would shine big time!


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OK so far I have welded up a stinger to the old header that wouldn't clear the cage w/ the big nuffler on it. Sanded and painted the front and rear cages, sanded the trunk and painted it, and now am in the process of mounting the nerf bars after they have been sanded and painted. I'll post some pics later tonight


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And when he sees Saint Peter he will tell, One more soldier reporting sir, for I have spent my time in HELL!!!!!

-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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OK so far I have welded up a stinger to the old header that wouldn't clear the cage w/ the big nuffler on it. Sanded and painted the front and rear cages, sanded the trunk and painted it, and now am in the process of mounting the nerf bars after they have been sanded and painted. I'll post some pics later tonight


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And when he sees Saint Peter he will tell, One more soldier reporting sir, for I have spent my time in HELL!!!!!

-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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This is what I have got done so far. I think I have made pretty good process for little money spent.


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-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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Ok I have a little bit of an update. I got a Weber progressive and all intake mainfold parts along with and old style points ignition and 009 dist. which will be swapped to electronic soon, but for now it gets me runing. Also I found out that when it was parked it had new cyl. pistons, rings, rods, crank, oil pump, lightened flywheel, milled heads, and port and polish job. I am hoping for an 80 horse reliable daily driver. I did notice a see through cancer spot in the pass. side of the pan so I will be bracing and coating that before my seats go in. Tomorrow I will pull the rear tires, inspect brakes and dial down the torsion bars to even out the camber. Pics soon to follow.


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And when he sees Saint Peter he will tell, One more soldier reporting sir, for I have spent my time in HELL!!!!!

-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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Looks good. Keep those pictures coming. Make that exhaust tip turn down a bit. Once it gets left out in its first rain storm, you'll be glad you did.

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I ordered a diesel stack rain cap/ flap that will be in later today.


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And when he sees Saint Peter he will tell, One more soldier reporting sir, for I have spent my time in HELL!!!!!

-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 08:43 AM
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Not much done today or yesterday. But i did find this horrible bastardly little invention called wheel locks on all four corners. I welded a nut to one of them and thanks to my beautiful welding skills it snapped off under torque. Time to call pops to give me a hand. I had a set of Solex duals (says 40/44 on the side???) given to me with all the Kadron intake pieces to go with it. Also got the power pulley too, and a valve cover breather box.


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And when he sees Saint Peter he will tell, One more soldier reporting sir, for I have spent my time in HELL!!!!!

-1959 Baja, 1600dp, 1 piece front-tilt nose, Centerline wheels, and more to come.
-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 6.5'' LA lift, lockers, gears, D44 axles, 4.7L stroker kit, 4:1 Transfer, Lots & Lots More. Done. -1985 Monte Carlo SS
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