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Old 08-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default Project '38 Parts Update



It's been a big week here at the TJJ world headquarters as years of parts hunting has come to a close on two different fronts. And to be honest, it's kind of anti-climatic. I've never been a guy to collect parts to hang on the wall. In fact, I don't ...

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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I have a complete set of Curved Glass/Crescent Arm gauges I need to have restored.......I really wish I would have not read that last couple lines.....sigh.

The set of "Wingers" (yeah I just made a cool new term for all the hip kids that have them) are awesome! That last piece you just bought really is the pièce de résistance. And for whatever reason it's nice you got the gas because they seem to be really pricy.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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So I am one stanless and one garnish molding short for my '38 Sedan. I'll bet someone sent you that stuff by mistake.

I can't wait to see the "new" old '38 in person. It was already pretty damned smooth and now it is going to be smooth to the second power.

Good luck on the sports car wheels.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:26 AM   #4
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Yeah I seen an original set of Halibrand knock offs for a C1 Corvette and they were only 60k or something so maybe you'll luck out again and find a set for Ford on the cheap.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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if Pat went through those gauges,
which I'm sure he did,
they should perform as good as they look
and they look great!
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:08 AM   #6
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"Anti-climatic"? Yeah, it's not the kill, but the thrill of the chase.
I kept my eyes open for years for all the missing stainless side trim for my 41 Packard coupe. Then one day the local Craigslist of all places came through. A local guy set me up with a full set of stainless and a pair of nice front fenders for about 1/3 of what the stuff was worth.
Just recently nabbed a 34 3/w roof section. Been looking for years. Missed a couple, got outbid, then all the planets lined up.

I also only collect parts that have a project build destination.
I've always wondered how many Hot Rods could be assembled from all of our extra shed and rafter parts, not to mention "collections" of grilles, intake manifolds, etc. hanging on garage walls, but that would be another thread...
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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The coolest thing about all this? If you cross your eyes at the hunter image you posted, it's in Three-Dee!

Last edited by Nevala; 08-24-2012 at 09:19 AM. Reason: That's a joke, Son.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:34 AM   #8
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Congrats! Can't wait to see the new/old 38
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:00 AM   #9
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Yea if you want something bad enough and never stop
Lookin you'll eventually find it, i really wanted a 54-56 dodge
Truck grill bar in good shape to use as a kustom grille ( not easy to find any
Oddball mopar truck grilles that arent beat up!) took me forever
But lo and behold i found a complete setup, bars and support Nos!
Never been mounted mint!, never stop lookin.....
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:05 AM   #10
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ahem... drivers side hood stainless ..i'd be interested in your cast offs .. oops did I say that out loud
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:27 AM   #11
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I know exactly how you feel. I've found quite a few extremely rare parts and normally when the package arrives I get a 'yeah, whatever' feeling no matter how nice the part is.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:22 AM   #12
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I just about got my three year project done. Finally driving my 1950 dodge, and I too am getting the yeah, whatever feeling already... All of the people that ask "how happy are you?" and all that jazz gets old quick. A bit different scenario but I get it. And it's my first build! No sooner did I get the thing started, and I instantly thought of the next big project.....
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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Cool that you found the trim. I got the feeling I'll never stop hunting for 42 steel trim. A trade is in the works with a HAMBer from OK though. That should bring some good bits. Still, have you ever happened upon a zinc plated hubcap or three?

Can't wait to see it done and hear that y-block belching.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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"Anti-climatic"? Yeah, it's not the kill, but the thrill of the chase.
I kept my eyes open for years for all the missing stainless side trim for my 41 Packard coupe. Then one day the local Craigslist of all places came through. A local guy set me up with a full set of stainless and a pair of nice front fenders for about 1/3 of what the stuff was worth.
Just recently nabbed a 34 3/w roof section. Been looking for years. Missed a couple, got outbid, then all the planets lined up.

I also only collect parts that have a project build destination.
I've always wondered how many Hot Rods could be assembled from all of our extra shed and rafter parts, not to mention "collections" of grilles, intake manifolds, etc. hanging on garage walls, but that would be another thread...
I'm the same way with car and gun stuff.But I try to find a home for these things if I know I'm not going to use them.Sitting on stuff that we never intend to use and that other people want is kind of a sin.I'm glad you found your goodies,now you can rest.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #15
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I got my gauges from Pat too. Good stuff.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #16
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I'm proud to call Pat a good friend of mine. I have been to his house and he has helped me repair, lube and calibrate gauges. He is so damn knowledgeable it's insane. And one of the most generous, nice guys I have ever met. This hobby would be a little less without him.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #17
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Yeah, Pat rules... He helped me out a bunch with not only selling my gauges, but telling me what to look for and what to do with the other gauges I needed to complete the set. He absolutely rules.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #18
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Sooo, what is the whole project doing ?
Engine , etc ???

updates there ? :-)
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:18 PM   #19
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Blown Y-Block Ford has been rumored... Past that, it's a wait and see deal...
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #20
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There was a post here on the Hamb on repairing water temp gauge with dry ice and a cheap new temp gauge, using the capillary tube.




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