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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The37Kid, May 22, 2016.

  1. The37Kid
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    Marcus, since you mentioned gauges I might as well show you what I plan to use. If built back in the day you would have gone to a junk yard and found these, a 50 pound oil gauge from a MERCER and a gas pressure gauge from a STUTZ. No makers name on the hand pump, but the gas cap with the vent wing nut is a 1920's Cadillac item.

    Bob

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    I'm always learning, Bob. Dig it !! :)
     
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  3. alchemy
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    I think the ironing board welding table is a step down from the Sears frame jig. ;)

    Cool project.





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  4. nrgwizard
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    Hey, Bob;
    I was only funning you a little, there was *no* mocking involved. The comments on everything mech were serious. I guess most folks wouldn't know that, as that is the way it was, & *could* still be. Really like the gauges, hand pump n stuff, too bad that stuff isn't readily available anymore. ;( . Hope you post lots of pics n dimensions of body n such. This is really just an earlier iteration (30+ yrs? version) of F&J's fun build. Like I said "Go Cat, GO!" :D . Marcus...
     
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  5. The37Kid
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    I may keep the gauges & hand pump and sell the pile once the kickups are cut to shape and the frame is one solid piece.
     
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  6. A Boner
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    image.jpeg Don't see a frame kick up on your inspiration pic.....do I?
     
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  7. The37Kid
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    No #4 may have a rear spring setup like the John Gerber car. Search John Gerber and a thread on the building of the clone will pop up.

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  8. I woul be interested in that Stutz gauge and I do have a comparable "gasoline" pressure gauge. I am starting to collect pieces for an Early car.
     
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  9. The37Kid
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    There is a STUTZ gas tank in the classified section of the AACA website, running 1932 Fords have sold for less money in the last 12 months. Bob
     
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  10. So basically comparable to my DR-4 mag that I got from my gpa that was a spare for his stevens
     
  11. The37Kid
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    Found a box of Hartford shocks today and one single arm with a link arm. The mate to that shock is around here some were. That pair with two arms may go to another project. DSCF9923.JPG DSCF9924.JPG
     
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  12. rusty rocket
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    I like your thought on gauges. My single seater that I am building I want to run a tach, oil,amp and temp gauge. All could be mismatched in my mind also. I have the same thought process about what a guy would have found in a junk yard back in the day. I even found a cheap set of case tractor gauges that peaked my interest .
     
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  13. The37Kid
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    I'm just collecting all the parts and storing them together, may even make a note book, that way the Grandkids will know what is there and what the dream was. If I had a finished frame in primer hanging from the ceiling by Christmas it would have been a great year.

    Bob
     
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  14. noboD
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    How many days is it until Bobbie gets his license?
     
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  15. The37Kid
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    If the NYC Bartender left wing wacko allows cars to exist he has about 3,650 days to go.

    Bob
     
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  16. The37Kid
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    DSCF9926.JPG Forced myself to do something on the project today. Finished cleaning the kickups, sprayed them with layout die, and made a template to match the T rail depth. There will be some pie cuts made to get things to mate. Looking back on the day raking 8 garbage cans worth of leaves seamed more productive.

    Bob
     
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    This was posted in the Old Photo thread today! Got to at least move some parts around in the basement later today. Car sure has the look. Bob
     
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  18. cederholm
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    This is great!!! Go! Go! Go!

    ~ Carl
     
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  19. oj
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    Wow, that is beautiful for sure, sometimes people do get it right. Is that a 'Fronty-Ford'? and what is that ribbon like belt up front by what might be a starter crank?
    Congratulations on your 15th, we're the better for it btw
     
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  20. The37Kid
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    Thanks! That is a hood strap, looks like a Fronty, they must have been working on the engine the rocker cover is off. Guess the driver hopped it for the photo. Wheels are Buffalo's, notice the two T Gow Jobs on the far right.

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  21. The37Kid
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    Just noticed how far back they moved the engine on this car. That stock wishbone attaches to a home made bracket and not the original socket just ahead of the flywheel part of the pan. Bob
     
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    That was actually one of the first things I noticed looking at the pic. It also appears to me anyway that it has a split wishbone. I had to look at it for a while, but I am pretty sure it is a split (or perhaps at least a doubled up setup using an accessory bracket from the time).

    EDIT: When I said split, I really meant it had an upper and lower wishbone. I realized my terminology might have been off on that.
     
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  23. Love your collection of early parts for this project. BigO
     
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  24. noboD
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    I think he has a new wiring harness too. Ooops.
     
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  25. The37Kid
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    All four plug wires plus the kill switch. Have to box up my "To be Machined" parts. Bob
     
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  26. David Mazza
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    59EA51C0-F2BE-49C1-8987-B097C551BC24.jpeg Just noticed the cars parked in the background! Look at the two early t gows/hopups! These cars were more popular than I think anyone today knows!
     
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    WOW!! Nobody's smoking a cigarette.....you sure this is an authentic picture?
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  28. The37Kid
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    [​IMG]Found this photo on the HAMB old photos thread today. Bob
     
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    I bought this bucket seat from a good friend at Hershey three years ago, spotted it in his trailer, it never hit the ground at Hershey. He bought it at one of the excess parts sales at the Henry Ford Museum.
     
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  30. The37Kid
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    The seats in the restored Frank Kulick T race car look too new, I can only wonder if the seat I have was an original in the car. Bob
     
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