The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The37Kid, May 22, 2016.
Here’s my distraction - I love where you are heading...
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Bob, your distraction is not distracting enough, please post more disruption and digression to properly document your doings, daily of course.
I'll try, what is the story with the Pope radiator in your avatar? Bob
It is leaning upon a bath tub, whilst a gentleman hams it up there in as on lookers muse upon the scene.
In the bath tub: B Plez Nance
Setting the scene: Herb Prentice
Documenter of the scene: John Ogden
All 3 being operators of Pope Hartford's and having a spot of humor.
I'm cleaning out a new section in the basement for the Bob Tail chassis setup, more space than I thought I had. Bob
The basement is starting to really get cluttered with everything that was up here in the "office". Got a winter project of actually finishing the floor, painting everything, and build some nice cabinets & shelves. all these years and I've never had a place to display stuff that is in closets and boxes. The Bob Tail & 1911 Hupmobile are all I'm working on now. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. Bob
Well it's almost Christmas, have you painted the floor etc.? Merry Christmas! I will check back Easter.
That NOS rear crossmember just got a new home, sale covered some needed parts. Getting this chassis together is job one. The Bobtail and Hupmobile are my only projects, two cars that I could actually get running. Merry Christmas! Bob
No paint, I still have the last 18 inches of oak to set. Then it is clear out the room, sand it, stain it, and a few coats of clear. I'd set June first as reasonable deadline to miss. Merry Christmas! Bob
I enjoy boxing things, table saw cuts things to size. Reverse the box, cut to length, tape it, address it take it to the post office , job done. Bob
THIS IS NOW A BUILD, dumping the '29 Steelback and the future wiring nightmare. Four plug wires and a kill switch, this T is doable. Bob
Merry Christmas! Bob
My youngest son gave me a new hot rod calendar for the shop. Specifically for May!
He knows what's up! Merry Christmas to all you guys!
Just opened the box, two great crossmembers, the rear one is a 1909-13, sits inside the rails. First one I've ever had in 59 years in the hobby. Got to clean out a work spot in the basement for this now. Bob
Great thread, hope to see more. BigO.
Tell me when the video of the first drive is posted
Some time after I see yours rolling down the road, one of my favorite HAMB builds. Bob
Poked around on the basement shelves and found more bits. APCO rear axle truss rod brackets blasted and primed as are some other bits. This is a fun project, going to call in tomorrow for front crossmember rivets and some transfer punches. Bob
And that's how it starts. You start looking around realizing you may just have enough pieces and parts to build another car----then you realize your head deep into actually building it!
The rear axle gets dragged out later today. This is fun! Bob
Sure it is overkill, sanding, priming and painting the mating surfaces before riveting them in place, they look nice for 100 year old parts. Bob
Subbed. Just came across this thread. I'm liking the prewar racers more and more. It's like an anti-tech escape to simpler times.
Yes, and there are only plug wires and the kill switch wire. Bob
How about a gentlemanly challenge, I got a bit of forward progress on my speedster...
Happy New Years
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OK, How about forming the rear kickups by January 26, 2020? Happy New Year! Bob
Love it. You make want me to actually work on mine, rather than just stare at it...
Funny thing is YOUR car got me working on mine. Happy New Year! Bob
My front crossmember rivets arrived today. If you need rivets for any Model T or A Ford check out the supply Jim Dix hast offer. I've known him for 20+ years good guy, rivets and the tools to set them. Bob
On!! Thanks for the lead on the rivets, will look better than bolts.
Jim sells all the proper bucking bars so the finished rivets look like factory originals. Bob
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