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Projects 32 5W Build - The $4K Swapmeet Body

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by NealinCA, Feb 2, 2023.

  1. alchemy
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    What happens to the rubber on the trans mount when it goes in the tanks?
     
  2. NealinCA
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    I asked about that before sending it, and they said it would not be affected. The rubber still looks new after plating.

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  3. NealinCA
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    I'm looking for a pair of aftermarket "shorty" rear bumper brackets, similar to these.
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    Chrome, Stainless, plain steel. Let me know what you have, as I need some for the 5W. Anyone holding a pair?
     
  4. patsurf
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    pics
    pics of the vise please....is it hard chromed and you killed 2 birds w / one chrome?
     
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  6. krylon32
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    I sent the above bumper iron builder above both a PM and an e-mail. I asked if he would be interested in coming out of retirement to make me 20 pairs. We'll see? I'll report back. Never know his current status? Gary at Cornhusker
     
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  7. swifty
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    Neal, is your fuel pressure gauge a Marshall and do you have any experience with them? I'm currently running a Moon but wondered if the Marshall was a better gauge.
     
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  8. 60 Special
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    I hope you get a positive response Gary, I have been running a wanted ad for a pair or pairs for the last 10 months. Put me in for a pair if you resell them, also a pair for NealinCA seeing this is his thread.:D 60 Special
     
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  9. banjorear
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    I will take a set as well. Is there something special about the material? Thinking a heave truck spring shop could make a up a pair if they had the dimensions.
     
  10. NealinCA
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    I spoke to Ray and Ian at Roadster Supply. They are in the process of having "shorty" rear 32 bumper brackets made. I put my name in for a pair from the initial run. No firm time frame yet, as I know these things can take a while to become reality. I will keep you all posted if I hear any updates.
     
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  11. NealinCA
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    I just talked to a fellow that built tooling and made a few sets, but didn't think there was a market for the shorty brackets. He said he'd look at making a small run and let me know. One more lead.
     
  12. I could use a set too, so looks like just on this thread there's an opportunity for at least 25 sets. Given how many folks have drifted from these pages favoring Instagram, there's probably a lot more potential out there. If he convinced himself there's not much of a market, maybe he's not much of a marketer in addition to being a technician.
     
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  13. alchemy
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    Are there any new bumpers being made now? Any good? Not many original bumpers worth a darn that aren’t on a car already.
     
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  14. Moon Direct Mount Gauges are made by Marshall
     
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  15. nochop
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    I got mine at Brookville
     
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  16. swifty
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    Thanks for that Luke, with your connection to Moon you'd know the correct info. Don't remember any info on the gauge. No need to switch it out then.
     
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  17. 19Eddy30
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    Marshall seem to be a good Quality,
    I did have one that was about year old give me a Scare,, It blew out seal Fuel every where , Luckily hot tubes did not
    Light the fuel up ,,, Could of happen with other Name brands , High pressure set up , 75 psi , I changed over to a sending unit , In pass Never had Name brand blow a seal .
     
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  18. NealinCA
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    Here's my sad story from LA Roadster's swap.

    I bought a 32 hood top at the Turlock swap years ago. It has some unique 5" louvers, and I have been on the hunt for some matching hood sides ever since.

    With no luck, I did buy some smooth hood sides and started working on getting some dies made.
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    Thursday afternoon, on set up day at LARS I spot this hood. My heart was racing and I was reaching deep into my pocket for cash...
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    Then I saw this.
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    I was kinda over the whole swap meet at that point and didn't really go out shopping the whole weekend.

    I will keep on with making our own dies, but I would have loved to owned those vintage hood sides. You win some, you loose some.
     
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  19. SilverJimmy
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    That’s the beauty of blue tape, it peels off easily! All’s fair in Love, War, and Swap Meet Shenanigans!
     
  20. alchemy
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    Ya still could have asked. Any true blue hot rodder would have let them go to your good cause.
     
  21. NealinCA
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    We did ask. The answer was a hard NO! The hood is headed to Sweden.
     
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  22. alchemy
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  23. porkshop
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    Neil, That's a bummer. Looked for you around, did not see you... I was in my spot JJ-20 most of the weekend...
     
  24. dln1949
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    Neal, I had some holes punched at Blair’s in the early 70’s, think they are 4 inch, but if the press is still there maybe there’s different dyes too. When I get up into the rafters I’ll take a picture.
     
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  25. NealinCA
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    Much appreciated
     
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  26. dln1949
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    Well they are not exactly like yours, a little flatter at the ends and 3 and 3/4 tip to tip. 004F9ABB-63C6-4FD5-B2F3-5D3211ED5FD3.jpeg 1B1F3589-5D62-454F-A605-2BD8DD1FC9B8.jpeg F5ACDF17-C720-4FE7-8E27-BD60E0223723.jpeg F5ACDF17-C720-4FE7-8E27-BD60E0223723.jpeg
     
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  27. NealinCA
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    Thank you for the pics. Those are neat louvers, but very rounded profile. I will keep "pressing" on with making dies to match the hood tops...
     
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  28. NealinCA
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    After welding the C-notch and spring notch, the rear frame horns pulled down a little, leaving a gap between the body and tank. We put the car on stands with a strap through the doors to some anchors I have in the shop floor. We then heated right at the spring notch with a rosebud and jacked up the tails of the frame horns with 2 bottle jacks. I went gradually side to side, taking the gap from about 5/8" down to about 1/8" at the frame horn cover. It took longer to get the car set up than it did to do the job. One more task off the list though. 20240620_195420.jpg 20240622_150811.jpg 20240622_150828.jpg 20240622_143501.jpg 20240622_143505.jpg 20240622_143648.jpg 20240622_143706.jpg
     
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  29. The37Kid
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    I'm going to guess you are real glad you found this gap before you chrome plated the rails. ;)
     
  30. Nice work! I need to do that on my roadster.
     

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