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1/28/18: We got the front and rear brakes on and also installed our Heidts sway bar! Waiting to get motor back from machine shop. We are on schedule to put the body back on the frame!!

9/3/2015 We have taken out the interior to take over to our crew member and owner of MinneSewta Upholstry Kevin Johnson.  The old carpet and floor padding was extracted and we cleaned, prepped, and coated the interior floor pans.  There was zero rust on any of the floor pans which made our job that much easier.

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2/13/18: We have started prepping our body for epoxy primer.  We will be removing and prepping the front and rear glass channels in the next 2 day. 

Gold Eagle Products Logo and Link

​10/1/2016 We got together for a few pictures with our sponsors.  This week we will be getting the front end broken down and prepping the body to come off the frame. 

11/28/2016: We put some work in tonight on the 52 Build for Children's Cancer. We tore our core 350 small block down and got it ready for the machine shop for decking and a bore job, we hooked up our rotisserie, we were able to find a great core TH350 trans and will be getting it ready for a rebuild , and we scored a decent used grille off of ebay and are getting it ready for rechrome.  In the next week we will be spraying the frame and the bottom of the 52 with Rust Bullet.  We will be making a video for Rust Bullet's website so stay tuned for that!

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4/17/18: We have painted the underbody of the 52.  This is the ONLY in house painting that will be done on this build.  We also received our FAST EZ EFI System.  This will be a great modern update!  

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2/5/18: We are installing our new brake pedal assembly and tackling more bodywork. 

4/29/18: Jon and Moose getting work done. They have been hard at work!

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Nu Relic link and website

2/1//18: Pulling dents tonight on the 52 Cancer Build! We will be removing all filler and replacing with metal. We are full speed ahead on body work now!

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Hayden Automotive logo and link

5/13/18: We have our dents pulled and our body work complete on our trunk lid.

Yukon Gear Logo and Link

8/25/16 Some of the crew going over the project. We have decided on some major issues such as color, drivetrain, and interior. We are ready to start the build!!

1/14/18: We have installed our NeRelic power window assembly and have drilled and wired them as well.

6/30/18: We have the body and all panels in polyester primer and ready for the final block sanding.  We also laied down some color on a few interior parts. 

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11/5/2016: We got an extra day this week in the shop to work on the 52.  We have our brand new Campbell Hausfeld 80 gallon air compressor wired and running. A very big thank you to Campbell Hausfeld for the donation and being a part of this! We also started to tear down the remaining parts of the front suspension.  We are planning on having the frame coated by this weekend. 

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6/20/18: We have the firewall all painted and ready for the next step.  We are anticipating the motor and trans in the next few weeks. 

​5/9/18: Jon is getting sanding done with our trusty Aircat airsander. 

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9/10/2016 We have taken out the original 235ci motor as well as the original Powerglide transmission and look forward to making this a small block  conversion with a newer style Powerglide transmission.  In the weeks to come, we will be converting the old 6V electrical system with an updated 12V system.  

​9/15/2016 We found a rear axel out of a 55 Chevy Belair.  This is in good working order but we will go through and rebuild it and add new springs. 

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5/28/18: We have our new door panels traced and cut out.  We will be taking them over to Kevin at Minnesewta Upholstery this week.

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2/20/18: We have officially partnered with the University of Minnesota's Masonic Children's Hospital for the Build for Children's Cancer.

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11/3/2016: ​​​We have been hard at work in the shop this past week. The new rear axle has been primed and we will be assembled when the new posi trac unit and axles arrive. Matt and Moose removed the remaining parts of the drive train and will be working on removing the front end in the next few days. We are on schedule to have the frame blasted and ready to have Rust Bullet applied before the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

10/14/2017: We welding in our Heidts IFS system.  We also have our Walton Fabrication parabolic rear suspension installed.  This next week we will paint and finish installing from and rear suspension.  By the end of the month we should have the body mounted on the frame.

3/28/18: We broke the doors down to fill in the trim holes correctly.  We realized the past body work where the trim holes here filled had JB Weld and a piece of scrape metal with filler.  We used a copper spoon and welding in the holes.  We will be putting a coat of primer on the doors and fenders next.  

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3/26/418: We put our first coat of epoxy primer down.  We will do our body work and put down another coat. 

5/18/18-5/27/18: Sanding, Sanding, and more sanding! Nothing much to post about the past week or so, as we are getting everything ready for paint!

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2/28/18: We have some extra time on the build this week.  Today we straightened out the lower rocker lips and cleaning up the inner fender wells to prep for minor metal work.

​2/26/18: I had a solo night in the shop finishing some metal work in the passenger rear wheel well.  We are happy to announce our newest sponsor FLOTEK Cylinder Heads.  Flotek built and donated us a set of aluminum cylinder heads for the build!

1/20/18: We have received our 20in Lexani rims for the build.  We are excited to get them on and think they will look great when the build is complete.

12/28/17: We shot a couple videos for our sponsor AIRCAT!

12/10/17: We have installed our mock up motor and trans and it matched right up with no issues. We also got our calipers painted.

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​4/29/18: We have started to run our wiring on the 52.  We still have a ton of hours of body work and sanding to do.  ​

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11/27/17: We have the rest of the dash torn down, sanded, and primed.  We have a few minor things to finish in the interior be fore we spray the paint.  We will be working on the interior as we finish up the rolling chassis.

​2/27/18: The boys hard at work!

4/11/18: We have our 1st coat of epoxy primer on our fenders and doors.  We will do another coat of epoxy then start our body work and sanding. 

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2/18/2017: We have the firewall painted!  We will be starting the chassis work this week.

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5/5/18: We are getting all the final body work done on the doors and fenders.  We want to make sure these are perfect before taking the next step. 

4/2/18:  We are touching up some areas we were unhappy with and getting ready to do any final body work. 

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2/4/2017: We have painted the interior floor pans as well as the rear axle housing.  We will be painting other small parts through out the week.  Our Heidts IFS was ordered and should be arriving this week and then assembly of the chassis will begin.   We will also be fabricating the firewall in the weeks to come.

3/20/18:  We had our exhaust tube on our air compressor go out so we finish prepping the fenders and filled in the holes in the trunk lid for the rear emblem.  We eliminated the rear emblem for a smoother body line.  

3/20/18: Short video of Jon and Moose using a copper spoon to fill in the emblem holes in the trunk lid.

​5/15/18: We have our inner fenders back from sandblasting and put in epoxy primer.  We should have some other small parts back from sandblasting in the next coupe weeks. 

2/16/18: We removed the front and rear glass and prepped those areas and got them ready for primer. 

5/30/18: We have the upholstery at Minnesewta Upholstery for Kevin to start.  We have the inner trim pieces primed and ready for paint.  We got the grille broken down and ready to take to JR Custom Plating in North Branch,MN. Johnny is sponsoring us for all our rechrome needs!

4/24/18: We are hard at it on the final body work. We have officially picked out our leather colors for the interior. The green color will also be used as the stitching with the butternut cream. This week we will continue body work and get ready for polyester primer.

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10/7/2016: Matt and Jon did overtime this weekend on the 52.  They got the front end broken down.  We will be taking the body of the frame in the weeks to come to prep it for paint and apply Rust Bullet to the frame and underbody of the car.

2/27/18: We filled in the remaining trim holes we eliminated and finished metal work on the drivers rear quarter panel. ​

4/8/18: We are prepping the doors, fenders, and any loose parts for primer.  We used a copper spoon and welded in the old radio antenna hole. 

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7/9/18: We have our body and all the panels block sanded and ready for the final seal coat before paint.  We will have the motor and trans back this week and are looking forward to making more progress!!

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2/28/18: Getting some overtime in this week before we head to Florida. 

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12/27/2016:  We were able to get some work in during the holiday break! We got the last bit of sanding and prepping done to both the body and the frame.  We have overhauled our rear axle thanks to Yukon Gear and it's now awaiting paint.  We will be ordering up our Hiedts Independent Front Suspension and also ordering up the remaining rear suspension parts.  We are set up to shoot our video for Rust Bullet that shows the application process the 2nd week of January.  Later this week we will start to prep the firewall for the V8 conversion and also paint. 

4/19/18: We have finally put the body back on the frame.  It went on perfect with no issues.  We will be doing our final body work and then putting on a couple coats of polyester primer.  We will also be running our Kwik Wire wiring harness.  

02/14/2017: We have completed our videos for Rust Bullet!  Thank you to Rust Bullet for providing us product for this build!  We are currently building the chassis and should have it rolling in the next week or two.  We are waiting on the rear suspension set up.  Check out our YouTube channel for video updates.

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1/20/2017: We have started to gut the original wiring and getting the interior ready for paint.  We have the motor out at the machine shop and will start assembly in the next couple weeks.  Later this week we will start prepping and cut out the fins on the firewall to fit the V8.    

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1/8/2017: We are full speed ahead to kick off the New Year!  This past weekend we shot an instructional video for Rust Bullet.  See some behind the scenes footage above.  In the coming  weeks, we will be assembling the new Independent Front Suspension, the rear axle with new springs and lowering blocks.  We will also be dropping of our motor to be cleaned, decked, and bored and ready for assembly.  

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​5/11/18: We have are doors and fenders ready for high build primer then final block and sand before paint!

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9/28/2017: We have kicked back in gear on the 52. We have almost finish installing Heidts front IFS, and almost have our rolling chassis. We are looking to drop the body on the frame before the end of October.  

2/24/18: We pulled some final small dents and started filling trim holes on the front fenders.  We are working overtime to get the 52 in at least 1 coat of epoxy primer before we leave for Florida.

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4/14/18: We have our final coat of epoxy primer on our body.  We will be painting the underbody and prepping to put the body back onto the frame. 

3/19/18:  We had a few hours to spare so we prepped the hood and trunk and they are ready to be primed.  

10/15/2016: We had a productive weekend in the shop working on the 52!  We pulled all the body mounts, disconnected the steering, disconnected the fuel line, and removed the body from the frame.  There were no surprises and the frame and under body look as great as the rest of the car.  In the weeks to come, we will be pressure washing the under body and the frame, we will be putting the body on a rotisserie, and prepping the under body and frame for applications of Rust Bullet.  

2/16/2017: We have shaven down the firewall fins to fit the V8.  We will have the firewall painted this weekend.  We will be spending the next couple weeks assembling the chassis and prepping the body to mount back on the frame.  

1/28/2017 We were able to work hard all week to be able to spray the underbody. The color we choose was original to the car.  This coming week we will be finishing up the firewall and proceed to paint.  

 12/15/2016: We received our new transmission mount from Walton Fabrication and have it mounted to the frame.  The mount lined up with no issues!  We have received our master overhaul kit and new axles from Yukon Gear and will be finishing the rear axle this week.  We are almost done with the sanding of the bottom of the car and are getting closer applying the Rust Bullet sealer.   

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Mad Muscle Garage is proud to announce that we have decided to take our recent barn find 1952 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 door and do a frame off restoration street rod conversion and then auction it off for Children's Cancer Research. Here at Mad Muscle Garage, we want to help give back to our community.  We feel the Masonic Children's Hospital is the perfect organization to partner with.  You don’t really understand the significance of what cancer does to you until it’s a part of your life. Due to side effects, you might have to learn how to walk again, or eat again, or how to use the bathroom by yourself, how to shower by yourself. You have to relearn all these things and being a child can make it even more difficult.  With your generous donations, we can help put an end to childhood cancer. 

We will be documenting and updating our website as well as our GoFundMe page with both pictures and videos on a weekly basis. We have started this GoFundMe to help cover the cost of materials during the build. 

Mad Muscle Garage has also partnered with Smoke Signals Charity Auto Show to unveil our Build For Children's Cancer Sunday September 16th 2018.  Please clink on the Smoke Signals logo below to check out the venue.
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​6/2/18: We have some small parts back from sandblasting and have them in epoxy primer and ready for paint.  The hood, body, and all panels are in epoxy and ready for polyester primer.  We also dropped off all of our chrome and stainless steel to JR Custom Plating.

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4/20/17: Things are back in full swing on the 52 cancer build.  We have filled the lower trim holes and smoothed out the lower body a bit.  We finished up the remaining metal work and are prepping to take the body off the hoist.  

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2/19/18: We have patched a few spots in the body and taken the doors off and will be applying primer in the next few days. 

12/6/2016: We have been working overtime on the 52 cancer build. We have the car up on the rotisserie and are prepping the bottom for an application of Rust Bullet. We should be ready to apply the Rust Bullet and film the application later next week. We also will be finishing up our rear axle rebuild and will be preparing to start assembly of the rear end to the frame. 

3/5/18: We removed all filler from previous body work and are all set to prime the body.  We are now working on the fenders, hood, and trunk to also prepare for primer.   We are doing inventory of parts until we leave for Florida in a few days.  

This is a 1952 Chevy Deluxe barn find we found sitting in Iowa 8/7/16. All original numbers matching. Stay tuned for more!

11/12/2016: We had some extra time in the shop this week. We have taken the front suspension out and have sanded down the entire frame and are ready to apply Rust Bullet.  We also grinded off the rivets for the old transmission mount.  This week we will be taking in the frame and all the small parts over to Clean Tech to have hot pressure washed.  Stay tuned for our video of us applying Rust Bullet to the frame!

11/09/17:  We have assembled our front and rear suspension and 4 wheel disc conversion.  We are taking in the motor to have it cleaned, bored, and decked and building a transmission  to handle the power.  

2/8/18: We keep on trucking on this bodywork.  We should be ready to spray our epoxy primer in the next week. 

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12/4/2017:  We installed our HeatShield Products sound deterrent on the interior.  This will make for a nice quite ride. Later this week we will be mocking up the engine to make sure we have all of our fitments right as well as measure for the new driveshaft. 

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1/7/18: The springs have been installed on our Heidts IFS. This week we will install and wire our Nu Relic power window set up.  We are keeping pace for meeting our deadline!

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