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  • 31-10-2014, 09:58
    Hi John, like you I did a search on SXN 909, which I owned for a few years in the early 90s. Also like you, I was hoping to do some proper work on the car as it looked like it had been bodged and painted ready for the next show season too many times. I replaced the exhaust, timing chain, steering, put original wheels back on and even bought a pile of chrome bits from the Tri Chevy store in Florida (some of which I've still got). Sadly, I should've made replacing the old Rochester carb my first job because it caught fire on my parents drive when I started it up one day! I had agreed value insurance at the time and the car was taken away for scrap, but turned up for sale on Autotrader a few months later. A couple of years after I saw it at Billing - it was now yellow and white with a brown Granada Ghia interior. This pic shows the Chevy as I bought it with a much younger me!
  • 05-03-2013, 17:35
    Hi John, hows the 56 going??..

    Just a quick note to let you know your head liner is on its way..

    Should be with you in a couple of days.

  • 25-02-2013, 19:53
    Steve 5-6-7
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnE View Post
    Thanks Steve - I don't think mine has any in - if I could get the screws out I could find out!
    You should be able to see them without taken it off . I always use an impact driver as they will be tight as
  • 24-02-2013, 18:22
    Thanks Steve - I don't think mine has any in - if I could get the screws out I could find out!
  • 24-02-2013, 18:11
    Steve 5-6-7
    Yep door latch has shims
  • 24-02-2013, 18:00
    I am going to get (if I haven't already) a rep for being a pillock pretty soon - the welding mask (thanks to all) needed new batts. Seems the old ones were so dead they didn't light the "low batt" light. Now all fine and I've put some more bracing in - ran out of welding wire which is the good Lord's way of telling me to come in and eat a Findus Lasagne.
  • 24-02-2013, 00:09
    Think there was a thin steel plate/shim on each of the door hinge back on my 56'.

    If yours were rusty on the back, you might not have noticed them..(easy to grind/rub them off when cleaning up)
    After letting my dad in the shop with a broom, and not being able to find the odd part, i always check through the pile of crap thats been swept never know what you might find.!

    Get your mask checked out!!..not at all good...Is the lens chipped, or cracked??..


  • 23-02-2013, 19:15
    your mask is faulty, is it switched on? is there a button on the inside? you should get a quick flash as you strike up, about a tenth of a second.
  • 23-02-2013, 17:01
    Hey Ironman - I do need a headliner cos I've just trashed the 70's ford ?Granada one that was in there so I can weld some braces in - like this (I will PM you)

    One bit of good news was finding a bit that wasn't as bad as I expected!

    Mark - I need to move the car over the other side of the garage, but when I have I'll do a pic with the dogleg "offered up" - many thanks.

    Ironman - you are right about the doors especially the worst fitting one - it's been reskinned fairly crudely.

    Two questions for experts -

    I'm getting temporary "blindness" - like looking at a 100w bulb (showing my age) when using my solar welding mask (got it from Machine Mart) - no matter what setting I use - is this normal? Battery (says) it's OK.

    The back door can be adjusted buit whatever way I do it, it's "too short" to meet the latch - I'm betting I might be missing a shim or three from the behind the latch where it's fitted to the body - does this sound likely?
  • 20-02-2013, 20:20
    Wow!! another 4 door getting a rebuild.
    Fantastic..and getting hard to find.
    Looks like a worth while project to me.

    Good luck with it. keep at it.

    How about trimming the door edges to fit??..every door i have come across in the past for these, tri chevy's, truck and cars have all been slightly different, and needed tweaking..

    Only robbie the robot was around when these, and other cars were built...some might have been a monday morning, or friday night car as i put it.(wings/fenders, doors had shims to make up the gaps)
    I you need a head liner, i have one.still in its box, sent to me by mistake, instead of one for a 4 door sedan. (black vinyl from ecklers )

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