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Projects '22 T BOBTAIL Distraction

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

  1. Here’s my distraction - I love where you are heading...

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  2. Bob, your distraction is not distracting enough, please post more disruption and digression to properly document your doings, daily of course.
     
  3. The37Kid
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    I'll try, what is the story with the Pope radiator in your avatar? Bob
     
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  4. It is leaning upon a bath tub, whilst a gentleman hams it up there in as on lookers muse upon the scene.

    The players...

    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.

     
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  5. The37Kid
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    I'm cleaning out a new section in the basement for the Bob Tail chassis setup, more space than I thought I had. Bob
     
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  6. The37Kid
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    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
     
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  7. Well it's almost Christmas, have you painted the floor etc.? Merry Christmas! I will check back Easter.:rolleyes:
     
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  8. The37Kid
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    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
     
  9. The37Kid
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    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
     
  10. The37Kid
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    DSCF7302.JPG DSCF7303.JPG 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
     
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  11. The37Kid
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    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
     
  12. The37Kid
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    Merry Christmas! Bob
     
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  13. Jet96
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    My youngest son gave me a new hot rod calendar for the shop. Specifically for May! C7A3CABF-F645-48F9-AEA6-611F91D4A4BF.jpeg He knows what's up! Merry Christmas to all you guys!
     
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  14. The37Kid
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    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
     
  15. Great thread, hope to see more. BigO. :D
     
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  16. Blue One
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    Tell me when the video of the first drive is posted ;):D
     
  17. The37Kid
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    Some time after I see yours rolling down the road, one of my favorite HAMB builds. :)Bob
     
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  18. The37Kid
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    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
     
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  19. guitarguy
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    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!
     
  20. The37Kid
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    The rear axle gets dragged out later today. This is fun! Bob
     
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  21. The37Kid
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    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
     
  22. Ziggster
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    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.
     
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  23. The37Kid
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    Yes, and there are only plug wires and the kill switch wire. :)Bob
     
  24. How about a gentlemanly challenge, I got a bit of forward progress on my speedster...

    Happy New Years







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  25. The37Kid
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    OK, How about forming the rear kickups by January 26, 2020? Happy New Year! Bob
     
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  26. hillbilly4008
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    Love it. You make want me to actually work on mine, rather than just stare at it...
     
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  27. The37Kid
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    Funny thing is YOUR car got me working on mine. Happy New Year! Bob
     
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  28. The37Kid
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    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
     
  29. On!! Thanks for the lead on the rivets, will look better than bolts.

     
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  30. The37Kid
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    Jim sells all the proper bucking bars so the finished rivets look like factory originals. Bob
     
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