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Thank you Dan,Pat and Kevin for taking the time to read and comment on my stuff!!
Here's the latest on the process. I have refurbished my wiper motor and hood hinges,hood latch per a text and picture discussion with Dan thanks for the help buddy! I have painted the last of the control arms and have painted my inner wheel houses. I did not like the gloss level of the wheel wells and I put a couple flow indicators (runs) in them so I have sanded and re painted them this morning. I hope they turn out a bit better this time. Ill know more when I get home from work this evening,the drying process on semi gloss and flat finishes takes a bit of time for the gloss to thoroughly die out a bit. I had the opportunity to take my rear axle back over to my buddy's yesterday and assemble the center section and set up my ring and pinion under his watchful eye. Wow that was quite an time consuming experience to say the least.I put it together measured it and took it apart,adjusted it and reassembled it so many times I think I could do it in my sleep.Getting the backlash and bearing preload was the challenge.It was fun and frustrating at the same time. He was great with me, I learned quite a lot and I now have a 12 bolt ready to go back in the car. Bonus for me is the satisfaction of doing it myself!! Priceless for me.Here's some pictures for your entertainment purposes!



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You do nice work, Larry. To say the least.

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Looking Great

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Very nicely done. If I counted right you are going with 4.56 gears. It will be a BEASTCAYNE for sure! Snap your neck!

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Thank Mr Clarke for the very kind words very much appreciated!!
Dan I always appreciate your comments ,suggestions and encouragement.Thank you very much it's great to have your knowledge in my back pocket when I need it!
Pat - We have a winner!!yes you are correct great eye! 4.56 it is. I would love to hear your story's and driving impressions on how your original L-72 car was with that gear set?!

Just a quick update, I'm satisfied  with how inner wheel houses turned out this time, better than the last go at it. Old painters joke -make it nice paint it twice lol
I'm Also happy with how my front and rear sway bars turned out. They were powder coated silver vein texture so I sanded them smooth and painted them as well. On to the "4speed" bars and then the fender aprons painted body color!
I can't thank you gentleman enough for your support , it really helps when we all encourage each other with the comments and help no matter what the subject



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Larry, My original L72 Biscayne had 4.10 gears and was very streetable. It was my daily driver, even on studded snow tires in the winter. With a 28 tall tire at the track it could have used the 4.56 for sure. I did have a 67 Chevelle SS 4 speed car with a non-original L72 in it and 4.56 gears. With L60-15 tires that were available in the mid 70s it was a handful on the street, but I never came across anything that could stay with it once I hit 3rd gear.

By the way, the hood hinges and inner wheel wells are on my to-do list.  Thanks for the inspiration!  Yours look great!



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That inner fender is a thing of beauty.

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Larry, the restoration work is fantastic! And kudos for taking on setting up a ring and pinion, I've never done one and commend you on the "do it yourself" montra, and now you have that under your belt to add to your skills, good stuff!

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Thanks for the story's Pat much appreciated. That chevelle sounds like it was a handful- love it.
Kevin and Brad thanks for the comments it's always appreciated for sure.
Here's where I'm at with the project. I made the "4-speed" bars a few weeks ago and am sending them out to be tig welded tonite.I was also able to get my fender aprons and header pannel shut face painted. I did not do much work last week as "life got in the way" lol nothing serious but none the less , last week was a wash. I have been looking for a way to install the inner wheel well dust shields as I ran into a few snags with the staples that came with the new parts. 1 st problem is that the staples were not wide enough to fit the existing holes. 2 nd problem is that the steel staples would have been nearly impossible to bend. The factory shields were installed and stapled in with a stapler that made the staple it also drove it through the steel and folded it over. After much contemplating I went and got some .062 stainless steel welding rod and decided to make my own. The first one I made turned out great then I could not duplicate it lol and I need 24 of them! I was not willing to give up on it yet ,I needed a jig. I found a piece of brass and it looked about right, it was and I made the 24 and a few spares. Both wheel houses still had the old shields on them so I was able to make templates to duplicate where the new ones go. I'm part way through the install and am happy with my results so far. I probably could have gotten away without running them but I don't want to see the headers through the wheel wells. Not that you won't see the collectors under the car lol.
Anyway here's a few shots of the process. Enjoy



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Looking Good.....as my Latin car buddies say....."Charp"

Not long now....and you'll be doing some Midnight Roll Racing

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Lmao! Thanks Dan much appreciated! I'm looking forward to hitting the streets with the revised driveline!!🏁☠️



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Larry great job, I love the ingenuity and determination! Great thinking and fabrication. Very well planned out with the sketches too.

P.S. I love the Black and Decker fold out work table. I still have mine 20 years later and it's still my "go to" table for 90% of car and household jobs :)

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I too have a B&D Folding Table.....it`s a real car guys table but I also have what is IMO the best All Aluminum - World Strongest Folding Tables made by Pit Pal Products....I have all 3 sizes....they are great!

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I saw a little "Sneak Peek" today....I liked what I saw

Larry will be posting his progress soon.

Very exciting and very excited for you as you near completion

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Thanks For the compliments and support Kevin it is much appreciated! I love my Black n Decker folding table it's been in the family for about 30 years- my Dad gave it to me after I got my first house😄,priceless.
Dan thanks as always for the comments encouragement and always replying to my texts.
Well on to the good stuff fellas.
It has been a while since I posted so here's an update. I had been slowly piecing the car back together in June through early July. I was fortunate enough to have 2 weeks off work for summer shut down this year so I took advantage of it. I'm happy to report that i have completed the install of the front and rear suspension with all the major brake system installed as well. It went pretty smooth. I ran into a few snags along the way, nothing major. One was with the steering arms- just a little clearance issue solved with a carbide bit on the forging and the mounting bolts were all the same length and a few had to be trimmed a bit. I knew this going into the dropped spindle/disc brake conversion. The other was with front tire size. I thought a 215/75-15 would fit the wheel opening WRONG!! Lol
A bit of research with a tire size calculator and my 2nd "educated" guess of 235/75-15 was spot on. I'm in the process of finishing up plumbing the line-loc into the brake system and will have to get longer front flex hoses,the ones in the kit are to short to reach the calipers where they mount in front of the spindle! I picked up some new rear drums for the rear and had to make a oval hole in them to get to the adjuster's -there were no knockout plugs on them and also drill the lug holes larger for the 1/2" wheel studs. I found a good used pair of Weld Draglites 15x10 rear wheels on Craigslist (nice guy and a new car contact)!, I purchased some 15x6 Draglites for the front and found a really good tire and wheel place that gets what I want to do ( another bounus) !For me that's great because I got the Bums rush at a few of the larger chain stores around here. Long story short I finished the suspension,bolted up the tires an wheels and set the car back on the ground for a looksee. This is the First time the car has been on the ground since Jan 28. I have reinstalled the front bumper/grille headlight assembly's and also swapped out the rear bumper from my Belair parts car I had. I pushed out the dent in the better bumper and it's not to bad and on par with the quality of the rest of the trim on the rest of the car! I'm happy with the results so far.
Here's a few pictures Enjoy!!



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I can't wait until you send me the late night on the prawl video, wink, wink....this will no doubt be the highlight of your build. I cannot wait

Hey, Ryan....take note, of how a car is completed in a timely fashion.....wink,wink.
More work and less pictures

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Oh man that looks so awesome. I am a sucker for the draglites, love the whole look! and all those nice components now together, great work! you should be very proud! So, when does the engine go in :) You gotta be chomping at the bit :)

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