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Project COVID-1953

1953 bel air restoration

Episode 31: Project-COVID 1953 – Disassemble The Grill and Doors

Project-COVID 1953 Bel Air Restoration – Disassemble The Grill and Doors Rick Drewry Welcome back everybody to project COVID 1953, our 1953 Chevrolet restoration project. Give you an update on where we’re at. I was getting ready. We’re doing the bodywork, getting into that. So I had to do a little disassembly. The first thing …

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removing engine rust

Episode 29: Project-COVID 1953 – Cleaning The Rust Out Of The Engine

Episode 29 – Removing the rust! Rick notices brown water after flushing the radiator and engine. Looking for a good, inexpensive way to clear rust out of the water jackets, Rick gets some Evapo-Rust and gets to work. Check out the impressive results! The water jackets are as clean as a whistle, and after re-flushing, …

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ep 28 frame modification

Episode 28: Project-COVID 1953 – Frame Modifications & Welding The Mounts

Episode 28 – Quick update on the 1953 Chevy 150. Rick is back in the garage finishing up some front suspension work and tackling a much-needed frame modification for the exhaust to run out properly. Removing a lot of old brackets and using 1/8-inch angle iron to fill in the frame, it’s just as strong …

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rear end suspension

Episode 26: Project-COVID 1953 – Update On The Rear Suspension

Episode 26 – The 1953 Chevy 150 came with a second-gen 8.5” 10-bolt 373 Posi unit that Rick believes will be more than enough to handle the small block Chevy he’ll be running. Once started on the rear-end suspension, Rick discovers some traction bars were welded up oddly and some weird modifications had been made …

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