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Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:48 pm
by Red Lehr
Getting the frame ready to roll in under the body to see how it's all going to line up.
I have to give a shout out to Fairlaniac, without Doug, this chassis planning/building would have been a nightmare ! Thanks a ton Doug, can't do it without you !!

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:50 am
by Groover
Looking very good. Lot's of hard work paying off there.

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:30 am
by 1964hipo
Amazing workmanship! Do you know what engine your going to run yet??

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:43 pm
by Red Lehr
1964hipo wrote:Amazing workmanship! Do you know what engine your going to run yet??
The power plant will be a 427 FE somewhere around 502 cid.

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:04 pm
by popscomet
WELL,for your 1st comet project,,it's a dandy so far...looks awesome and your engine choice is over the top 8) pop

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:22 am
by fairlaniac
Red Lehr wrote:Getting the frame ready to roll in under the body to see how it's all going to line up.
I have to give a shout out to Fairlaniac, without Doug, this chassis planning/building would have been a nightmare ! Thanks a ton Doug, can't do it without you !!
Red, we're here to help each other. Texting and cell phone technology sure cuts a lot of time out between questions and answers. I'm here for you bud! Don't leave out the times I needed your help as well. Thank you!

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:30 am
by Red Lehr
Cutting out the old frame rails to fit the new chassis.

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:30 am
by Red Lehr
Cutting out the old frame rails to fit the new chassis.

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:04 am
by lavron
All very cool, that is about all I can say except really awesome project.

See Ya,
Mike

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:28 pm
by Red Lehr
Well after 16 weeks after ankle fusion surgery, I'm back to work on the Comet. Very close to landing the body onto the new frame. I found out that a self leveling laser level is your best friend when lining up the frame and the body. We cut out some rot in the trunk area and replace with 2x3 and 2x4 square tube to support the bumper mounts.

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:39 pm
by lavron
Yep, it is still cool 8)

See Ya,
Mike

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:30 am
by Groover
lavron wrote:Yep, it is still cool 8)

See Ya,
Mike
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Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:18 am
by Red Lehr
Well, I ran into a little problem with the new frame,...While setting the body down onto the chassis I discovered that the new frame was higher than expected. Instead of a 4 3/4 inch rise on the frame at the firewall I have a 6 inch rise. I was trying to incorporate the old frame rails by sliding them over top of the new chassis. When the front of the body was resting level on the frame , I was still 3 inches too high from where I want to be to weld the 4 link crossmember onto the inner rocker.

The only thing I could think of to do is cut out the old frame rail on the top and inner side but save the outer frame wall that is attached to the wall of the engine bay.We will see how everything drops into place tonight after work....Stay tuned..
The first picture shows how far off we were in the back of the car. The body and frame were in line and both the frame and body are near perfectly level.
Good thing I'm going with a "Tear Drop" hood !!

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:44 am
by poboyjo65
I was admiring that frame in a frame but sometimes the car decides what it wants & easier just to go along with it . :lol: really cool build so far ,thanks for sharing! :D

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:46 pm
by Lip Ripper
Wicked! FE Baby!