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Hot Rods 28 Roadster build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rob28, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Rob28
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    Rob28
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    from Calgary AB

    I have been using a gammatronix LED indicator. I purchased it off eBay and had used one on a norton motor cycle I restored


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  2. Rob28
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    Rob28
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    from Calgary AB

    The frame is back from the paint shop!
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  3. Rob28
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    Rob28
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    from Calgary AB

    Well I have putting the chassis back together so I can roll it around. Picked up a set of wheel skates and they sure make icing the thing easy now can’t believe I used a floor jack to drag this thing around for the last 5 years
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    When the frame was out for paint I turned my attention back to the body trying to pull out some dents. With a lot attempting I realized my metal working skills are not quite that good trying to get the dents out of the doors and trunk. I’m sure someone with a bit more skill could get it but I ended up throwing in the towl and ordered some skins for the doors and trunk. Had to do a little rust repair on the trunk inner section then a good coat of POR15. This has been my first attempt to skin something and it definitely has it challenges getting the lip to fold over. Had to do some twisting but I’m getting close to this thing fitting again. Even with the old skin I had way to much crown where the trunk meets the panel behind the cockpit but after a few failed attempts and a slipped knee that resulted in a dent in my brand new skin I was able to flatten it out.
    Next up is dealing with the lower edge. Again first try so I folded the skit to match the inner structure and I have created a low spot about 1/4 inch. I’m not sure of my end game plan yet but so far my plan is to weld in a folded filler pice to square it
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  4. Rob28
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    Rob28
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    from Calgary AB

    I have jumping between working on the body and frame after installing two new door skins I figured I needed to get the body back on the frame for finial door fittings
    I painted the engine all red as some components like the oil pan and water pumps were black, I cleaned and painted the transmission . I set the engine back into the frame and squared up all the suspension. I then then decided to add some flex joints in the exhaust as there was not a lot of free movement in the exhaust system for engine flex. I also installed stainless exhaust for the last 12” of the system for exhaust tips and polished them up. Next up was some VHT header paint. I was able to get the headers into my garage oven to heat cure so maybe the paint will hold up.
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