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Pretty simple really. With the console removed I just sat the shifter in a comfortable place and made sure I had enough clearance, mainly for the park position. I'm using a b&m quicksilver. Also need to make sure that u have enough room for the cable hole to be cut in the floor in front of shifter.
I think from memory the hole is 1" diameter and needs to be roughly 2" in front of shifter.
I now just need to cut console to suit.
Not a real tricky job.
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:00 AM
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hi all, been away for a little while but i thought id show some progress made.
rear end rebuilt and rebushed, engine bay painted and engine installed and body ready to paint.
been a big job but getting there.
heres some pics.
plus one of my little helper getting her hands dirty
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Yes, you should take note... That sweet little girl is drawing your attention to the all-important timing marks, just so you get it right. - Dave
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:27 AM
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Haha, true Dave. That's what she does in between trying to stuff plastic tools down the spark plug holes.
She was devastated when it went back in the car.
great daddy/daughter time.
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Chris, your whole car looks dynamite. I recognize the engine color as 'Pontiac Blue' (circa 1969) and I love it.

I know you are restricted to OEM standards but... is there any chance you can replace your power brake booster with a two-stage 8"? That would set you up for a dual-piston M/C. Right now I am thinking of your daughter and your family, cruising in a Squarebird that is not only gorgeous but much safer.

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Thanks Dave, it is getting there.
The vacuum booster is a brand new unit which will be running a dual m/c for the new disc brake system. Master cylinder just not installed yet.
In Australia it won't pass roadworthy certificate with a single stage.
Believe me, the biggest thing to me is safety.
Appreciate the comments.
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Chris you have done a wonderful job on bringing back your 58 along with your helper of course. I am sure you cannot wait to get the paint completed and cruisin
There are a lot of knowledgeable members on our site that make the restoration process go smoother. Can't wait to see her finished.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:03 PM
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Thanks guys, hopefully have it back from paint in the next couple of weeks, then the fun part, reassembly.
Still going to be chasing a few parts which are a bit hard to find in Australia plus the cost of reconditioning parts here is ridiculous but hopefully complete over the winter.
Most certainly Dan, and without some of the help I've received so far it would be nowhere near this stage.
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hey all, thought id share a few updates on my 58 build.
half painted now, centre console built to house the floor shift, rechromed bumpers.
probably the brightest white ive ever seen.
getting excited now, final paint will be done this coming weekend.
Enjoy, chris.
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