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  1. Some more context. We're trying to increase to 12v so we can add an electric power steering system to the car and upgrade the stereo.
  2. Work is slow but continues on my '51 Super 50 Woody. We would like to convert it from a 6V system to a 12V. Is this as simple as just adding a different generator/alternator or is this a huge pain in the ass? Edit: A little more context, this car is completely disassembled. There is no existing electrical system. A friend of my father's was an aircraft electrician. He's building a wiring harness for us. We're planning on. Adding an electric power steering system and a modern stereo (placed under the dash)
  3. Started the floor panels. Bought the front drivers and passenger side from Classic 2 Custom Fabrications. They fit OK, gonna have to do a little modification. The rest will be 18 gauge sheet metal.
  4. Today's progress. We raised the body up in 1997 when my dad started to focus on wood working. Today we brought the body back down. It was held up by channel rails and I-beams, lowered down by block and tackle. . . Does anybody have any leads on full wood kits? We're looking into JB Donaldson in Arizona. It's a shit load of money.... any other hints?
  5. Today's progress. We raised the body up in 1997 when my dad started to focus on wood working. Today we brought the body back down. It was held up by channel rails and I-beams, lowered down by block and tackle.
  6. Thank you. It's slow progress but it's still progress.
  7. We also started to rebuild the rear brakes. My beautiful wife getting greasy.
  8. If you're paying attention to our progress. We hit a snag with the Wilwood brakes..... I'm a moron. I had the brackets reversed.
  9. After a quick conversation and reading through all of your comments and lectures (hahaha) we've decided that were just going to stick with the stock drums. Wilwood has already said that they will refund them. Now the search for bearings begins. I'm hoping they aren't very hard to find.
  10. Sorry for the long delay. I work odd hours sometimes throughoutthe week. I am heading to the Buick in a few minutes and I will check the grease seal. The directions provided are crudly drawn sonits hard to tell which side is which.
  11. Sorry for the long delay. I work odd hours sometimes throughoutthe week. I am heading to the Buick in a few minutes and I will check the grease seal. The directions provided are crudly drawn sonits hard to tell which side is which.
  12. The seal looks as if it goes in the opposite direction but it only fits in the position it is currently in.
  13. We bought a Wilwood disc conversion kit for our 51 Buick Super Series 50. Everything fit great until I tried to attach the new brake caliper. Apparently Wilwood brakes skipped the 51 series 50. Their website lists it, however Wilwood has confirmed that their kit does not fit. The bracket that attaches to the spindle to mount the caliper is not big enough. Does anybody know if the '41-'49 spindle will fit on a '51?
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