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So, I drug this home on Saturday from ABQ NM
« on: June 16, 2021, 08:12:30 PM »
So, thanks to Vic & Ken in ABQ, I now have the starting point for the Gurney/BME replica....  Thanks for Randy I have the Magstars so it can look like when it was raced @ Green Valley in Keller (aka Smithfield) Texas. 

Now, the hard work begins... I'll be posting what parts I need under Parts wanted to try & keep $$$ with forum members.  I am sure there will be a lot.  Anything I take off that I think will be worthwhile for someone else to use, I'll post under parts for sale.  I have spent the last few days inspecting the car.  It's solid.  One small part of rot on the RR fender well.  If anyone has suggestions for decent paint & metal work in the greater (North) Fort Worth area, I'll take any recommendations.  Same for heavy mechanical.  I don't have a hoist or a engine stand any more...  Oh, I know David Kee does Top Loaders in San Antonio...  Does anyone know who can rebuild a Top Loader in the DFW area?  Need that too.  Think I have a line on a motor.  If interested, I can detail out my plans for the car.
Tom - DFW, Texas

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Re: So, I drug this home on Saturday from ABQ NM
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 08:44:11 PM »
I recently moved out of the DFW area. I used David Kee for my most recent toploader builds. He worked for Dan Williams for many years, it's how he learned his trade. David is near Austin, sort of in between Austin and San Antonio. Call him and he can send you an empty toploader shipping container.

There used to be folks in the area that did a good job but I don't know of any nowdays.
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Re: So, I drug this home on Saturday from ABQ NM
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 10:03:22 PM »
Thanks Royce-  I appreciate the guidance.  I just looked up shipping on his website before dinner and saw that!  Appreciate the recommendation!
Tom - DFW, Texas

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Re: So, I drug this home on Saturday from ABQ NM
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 10:35:15 PM »
David is great. Just south of me and has done 3 toploaders and 9 inch chunks for me. Perfect quality.
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Re: So, I drug this home on Saturday from ABQ NM
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 09:04:58 AM »
Thank you Rick-  I'll give him a call!
Tom - DFW, Texas

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Re: So, I drug this home on Saturday from ABQ NM
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2021, 10:12:14 AM »
David did some cool stuff for me. He built a big input / big output top loader wide ratio transmission for one project, something the factory never did. Worked very well. He recently built a couple with big GM input shafts which gives you a wider selection of clutch disks.
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