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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56 Dodge Pickup, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Mudgy
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    great work, Jim. Looking great mate
     
  2. Nice build. Looks awesome
     
  3. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Thank you Michael do you have a build thread?
     
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    Well the upholstery is finally done now back to the metal work although there will be a delay the shop that I get my metal from was closing when I arrived so no metal until after the fourth. That's OK I still have plenty to do. Thank you for looking Hobo Jim
     
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    Here is the latest update I just got my carburetor rebuilt by a good friend and I installed my signature copper pipe radiator hose. The engine is know ready to run I just have to pick up a battery, then it will be time to make some noise!
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    I have also have completed the seat frame and the upholstery and the most important adjustment the elbow on the door comfort height. I am know working on the metal frame for the seats stay tuned. Hobo Jim



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  6. 51cambridge
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    Wow looking good


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  7. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Thank you 51 cambridge are you going to Hickory on Sunday? I am thinking of going down for a while. Hobo Jim
     
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    Yes weather permitting


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  9. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    After a fantastic weekend at the Syracuse Nationals I went back out to the garage to work on the Plymouth I made the seat back bead rolled the top contour and made a 30 degree bend to follow the seat back. I also welded some 90 degree brackets on the side panels so I could attach the back of the seat. I am going to use solid rivets to attach the panels installed the traditional way using a buck bar and a ball peen hammer. Here is a pic of the seat back clamped to the sides.

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    The bead roll contour lined up great this will be a nice detail when this is finished.

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    In keeping with my ultimate goal on this project by doing as much of this build in my garage and in the most traditional way possible I obtained some solid rivets for back in the 30's or 40's then I made a buck bar from a piece of angle iron used a heal dolly that I ended up taping to the angle iron so that it was easier to hold.

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    Here the results of a lot of hammering I think they are coming out Great and very traditional look just what I was looking for!
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    Here is the outside I will be installing some more soon.

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    More progress today all the riveting is completed and the trial fit is really good still needs finishing but it is really coming together nicely.

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    The seat is really coming together nice finished the brackets tonight and I was finally able to sit in for a test the seat fells Great! Still have to finish the metal work, but I am very happy and impressed with the way this is coming out. Hobo Jim

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    Yes I did make motor sounds Ha Ha sure did feel good to sit in the drivers seat listening to Rock a Billy

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    Worked on metal finishing this evening seam is really coming out tight after some hammer and dolly work and a little finishing with the die grinder it looks really good in my opinion.
    This a picture of the seam before the metal work you can see the wide gap.

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    after the hammer and dolly work same seam you can see the gap that hasn't been metal finished on the bottom

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    Same seam after finish with die grinder nice and tight now thats what I am talking about nice quality finish I am very excited to have bomber seats in this car something I wanted to do from the first day of the build. This seat was very challenging to build I learned a lot.
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    Well it has been a long process and very enjoyable, but the fabrication is completed on my bench bomber seat. Here are the finished pics it still needs prep for paint but I am very happy with the results I hope you enjoy them.

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    Here is a close up of the cover plate that I made to cover the bolt that the back of the seat pivots on I used copper bushings and brass screws to stay with the period look. I had a lot of time in these covers making the dome high enough to clear the bolt head and the contour tight to the side panel, but the end result is a really cool looking detail.
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    Had the motor running tonight for the first time!! Super excited that's a major milestone on the build. Looking forward to the first ride!! Hobo Jim
     
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    Wow, you are great with your hands! This is so inspirational! Thanks Jim

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  17. 51cambridge
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    Great work!


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  19. 51cambridge
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    We will be at Tioga Downs


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  20. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    I think I will be there also looking forward to seeing you and having a Great Time!! Hobo Jim
     
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    So after a year of thinking and searching every flea market I could find I have finally found a headlight bezel that I like. Last winter I bought a box with 30 random bezels for five bucks I went thru them a couple of weeks ago and I found the perfect bezel go figure I only had one and also there was no indication as what car it was off, the search continues. I was at the Watkins Glen vintage races when I saw my mystery head light bezel it was on a 1956 Jaguar. I posted on the HAMB for some help and with minutes Prewarcars4me responded with a lead on a set on ebay Thank you!! a couple of clicks later and they were on there way! I just finished the install here are some pics for anybody looking for a really cool looking ring that fits the headlight bucket like a glove check these out.
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  22. Mudgy
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    They are a good match Jim.. How are you going to attach them?
     
  23. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Hey Mudgy really good to hear from you! The bolt hole on the bottom of the headlight housing lines up perfectly with the bezel just have to bend a 90 out of sheet metal then bolt on. I made another piece of sheet metal that fits inside the top of the bezel and is bent so that it holds the top like a spring. I can post some pics tomorrow I am amazed at how well these fit. I think I am going to make an arrow to pull down the headlight bucket from the bezel Jaguar had one on there headlight I just don't want to pay the price and it's more fun to make my own!
    Thank you 51 Cambridge for the like I hope to see you this weekend at Tioga Downs. Hobo Jim
     
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    OK Mudgy here is a couple of pics of the clip made to hold the top of the headlight bezel in place pretty simple made out of 26 gauge sheet metal
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  25. Mudgy
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    Thanks Jim, you gave me some ideas mate. I got a message from admin today... my build thread has gooone.
    Oh well, onwards I go regardless. No big deal , really.
    Cheers Mudgy
     
  26. 51cambridge
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    Not sure if i can make tioga downs:(


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  27. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    OK so every year or so the garage finally gets to dirty and cluttered for even me today was that day. I took the Plymouth of jack stands for the first time in over a year I forgot how the stance looked I was impressed and motivated to get some other work done.
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    How do you like my wheel choke? It was the closest thing I could find. Ha Ha!

    I then decided to install the fenders naturally this turned into unexpected rust repair. Oh well its just another excuse to do some more metal work instead of cleaning the garage.
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    That metal glue sure does make the installation quick. Nothing to exciting but it sure was nice to see the 37 on the ground!
     
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  28. 51cambridge
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    Wow, taking shape


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