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Old 03-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #481
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Just to give you a better idea. You could also put the starter button under the gauge most to the left and the headlight switch under the gauge most to right but that might clutter it up a bit.
Thanks alot for the Photoshop, Jeffrey! I'll come back to the dash in a week or two and post the changes...


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I know that this may sound crazy, but.......I would recomend hiding the starter button and key location.......and not mention it on the HAMB.......just a thought........under the seat? Firewall? Dumb switch? Something to think about.

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Good point, Chris. The key/switch and battery cut-off will mounted out of site and I have a couple other anti-theft measures I'll be taking, also.


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I've always liked a tach mounted on the steering column (has to be a vintage tach) Seems that would solve some problems. I have a couple that would look good. Let me know if I can help. Gary
Thanks, Gary. I want to keep the column clean, with absolutely nothing on it, so the tach will stay in the dash.


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i still stand by my facebook comments! haha hope all is well man.
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Have you put the dash and steering column in with the steering wheel and sat in it? I did a dash, and after I got it put together I had a hard time seeing the speedo with steering wheel. Was kind of pain trying to look around all the time to see the speedo. Tach in cup is what the F100 is getting, but the steering coolumn hangs down so far, it will help take up some space.
You have a very good point. I'll get the steering column mounted before making any changes to the gauge layout.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #482
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A little more progress....


Instead of trying to fix the original firewall and flatten it to clear the engine, I cut it out and welded a new one in.








Started making the transmission tunnel/hump while the engine/trans were still in the car. The second photo below also shows the toe-boards and floor. The toe-boards and firewall are actually all one piece.








I'm going to leave the floor flat and not do any bead rolling. It will have "pyramid" rubber mat over it; the type you find on some old running boards.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:06 PM   #483
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Also gotta share a photo of my buddy, Jason's, Model A Coupe that he's building. It's come a long ways from the rusted, mangled body that he started with. He's also using a frame from Gary Maxwell at Blackboard Hot Rods.

Built 390 (BIG cam, approx. 10:1 compression), 3x2s, 5-speed, 9-inch rear w/ 4.11s.

It's gonna be stupid fun to drive and LOUD.. awesome!!

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Old 03-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #484
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It's really coming along! I wouldn't worry about bead rolling the floor. You have plenty of bracing so stiffness shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:52 PM   #485
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What about the "oil can" sound? Wouldn't a simple bead minimize that? It would sure suck to get it all together then regret skipping a simple step.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:54 AM   #486
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It's really coming along! I wouldn't worry about bead rolling the floor. You have plenty of bracing so stiffness shouldn't be an issue.
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What about the "oil can" sound? Wouldn't a simple bead minimize that? It would sure suck to get it all together then regret skipping a simple step.
I welded in quite a bit of 3/4"x3/4" tubing that the floor will be spot welded to. Also, the floor is 16 gauge.... I'll take a photo with all the spot weld holes drilled to give a better idea of just how many there will be--- lots!
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #487
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I wouldn't worry about it either...I didn't! haha. My floor is really similar. I'm gonna dynamat it too....
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:02 PM   #488
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Nick, this baby just looks better every update. Jason's coupe is looking hotter than a fox in a forest fire also. Omaha is cookin up some sweet cars these days. Wow!! ~sololobo~
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #489
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Also gotta share a photo of my buddy, Jason's, Model A Coupe that he's building. It's come a long ways from the rusted, mangled body that he started with. He's also using a frame from Gary Maxwell at Blackboard Hot Rods.

Built 390 (BIG cam, approx. 10:1 compression), 3x2s, 5-speed, 9-inch rear w/ 4.11s.

It's gonna be stupid fun to drive and LOUD.. awesome!!

I like the 390......
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #490
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I'll be lookin for you at Roundup.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #491
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I think your roadster needs to be added to the "perfect proportions" thread. Man this thing is looking killer!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #492
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Mock-up engine is going in yet again. Steering column, column drop, shaft, u-joints are next.


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Old 04-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #493
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Cool! Keep up the great work!
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #494
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Steering column drop and lower mount installed, as well as the two 1" square cross-tubes. I have no idea what the connecting rods are from, but they are very close to the 1-3/4" tube size.




Also welded a patch in the dash and cut new holes for the gauges. Ignore the big hole next to the glovebox...


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Old 04-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #495
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Looks good Nick.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #496
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Really like that dash!

Coming together ............. sweet!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:05 AM   #497
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Thanks, guys!

I forgot to mention that the steering column is a stainless Speedway column and the steering wheel is from Dan Collins. The wheel is out of the 'T' Coupe that Dan bought from Dennis McPhail. He replaced it with a different one...
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #498
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Lookin Good Nick,,,,missed you at the Roundup this year...
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:30 PM   #499
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I was really bummed to have to skip the Roundup this year.... Heard it was a great showing!


Picked up these old 'race' valve covers in the Classifieds. The breathers are kind of odd, but I like them! (They do need cleaned up, of course, and this is just a grimey mock-up engine)




Also figured out the steering shaft and u-joints tonight. With the front of the rails pinched alot, it makes things a little tight, even with a SBF. I made a bracket after this photo to hold the shaft support heim.

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #500
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Nice to see all the progress!
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