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Offline ben

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Re: Old School Custom?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 06:09:33 PM »
in regards to the footroom there are ways around it.

    chev small blocks are narrower so you instantly have more room than other makes

    you can fit the motor offset to the left and have as much room as you want,

   if you sit the motor back a little and as low as possible the rocker covers sit about the same height as the floor and you build the engine cover as part of the floor (i used fibreglass so i had no limits to the shapes i created) so you can still have plenty of room to work on the motor once the engine cover is off but plenty of leg room once engine cover is on, it was hard to get engine cover out so i made it 2 peice cut in the middle side to side.

    you could also move the steering collumn also if you found that easier??

you could do any of these or a combination and have enough room for a left foot.

seriously what cant you do with a beddy!!!

ben

« Last Edit: October 02, 2016, 06:11:19 PM by ben »

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Re: Old School Custom?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 07:15:53 AM »
Hello, welcome to the forum.

Have a look at my blog, there are many examples of custom's I have posted: http://bedfordcf2van.blogspot.com

What can I recommend? Trying something new and original, even if your looking for that vintage look.

In Australia the V8 swap is the common path but there are plenty of inline turbo options today that will give you lots of power. Advantages are less weight, better fuel economy and a small engine cover.

Disk brakes and power steering are a must (especially with wide tires and a small steering wheel).


Offline vintageholden

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Re: Old School Custom?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2016, 08:30:37 AM »
i have customed my rear end....will update photos soon....

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Re: Old School Custom?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2016, 11:19:39 AM »
 What taillights will they be? I was thinking of full width, like a Fairlane for mine.

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Re: Old School Custom?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2016, 12:26:16 PM »
just round truck ones.........

 

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