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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by HomemadeHardtop57, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Started banging away on a roadster project I picked up to finish. My good friend put this together. Original steel with some Brookville patches. Original rails, built up 324 Olds, 37 LaSalle trans, 39 dash, 40 front end with Lincoln brakes. Was bodyworked and sprayed with a flattened down single stage.

    Runs and drives but needs a few things. I upholstered the seat about a year ago for the former owner.

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  2. Stogy
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    Congratulations on the new member in the Family... A great base for another inspiration in Hotrod...Big plans Jerry? Look forward to your well honed take on things...it sure has a lot to offer already...;)
     
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  3. Cyclone Kevin
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    I dig that Olds powered roadster. Man what a score!!!!
     
  4. chevyfordman
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    Nothing more fun than a 32 Ford roadster.
     
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  5. brady1929
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    Can't wait until you put your spin on it.
     
  6. A Boner
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    Nice, looks like the only thing that needs to spin is the odometer!
     
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  7. Squablow
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    Great car, dig the Olds/LaSalle combo. You mentioned the '40 frontend, is the wishbone also '40? And is it unsplit? I've got a '40 wishbone for my '34 and I was wondering if that works/fits.
     
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  8. HomemadeHardtop57
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    They are split. The brackets to mount the wishbone ends are on the inside edge of the frame and also angled. Looking from up above it appears that they are not split doing it this way. These 37-40ish front ends are tough because you have very little room for tire turning clearance when splitting the bones. I can send ya pics of the mounts if youd like

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  10. loudbang
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    I like your other build thread and your good work. Will be following this one along too. :)
     
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  11. GordonC
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    Nice ride!
     
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  12. Squablow
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    No need for pics, just curious how it was done. It does look very nice the way you have it set up, I appreciate the response.
     
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  13. A Boner
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    How about posting the pics so we all can see!
    -Thanks
     
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  14. 56shoebox
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    Is there any particular reason to mounting the brackets on the inside or outside of the frame rails? My 31A, on the original frame, with split bones has the brackets mounted on the inside rail and the wishbone connects on the engine side of the bracket. This puts the rod end and zerk fitting very close to the exhaust.
     
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  15. oldbanger71
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    good to start with.... will follow this thread.
     
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  16. HomemadeHardtop57
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    On 28-36 axles, when splitting bones the ends can be mounted on the outside or inside the frame rails..and all points in between. Its a matter of where youd like them. 37-41 axles have a small distance between the spring perch hole and the kingpin hole. If you dont tuck the ends of the bones under when splitting, ( using a 37-41 axle) the tires will hit the bones when turning.

    Bringing the rod end in from the back or through the front of your mounting plate is all preference. I have seen it done both way

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  17. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Sewed a tonneau cover and started working on a 32 dash for a swap. Temp gauge out for repair.

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  18. Stogy
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    Hi Praise from this vantage point...and that is a very regular occurrence with your well honed understanding of the World of Vintage Hotrod...Always impressive work and detail @HomemadeHardtop57
     
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  19. BJR
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    A car that nice deserves shiny paint!:)
     
  20. x77matt
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    Been watching on instagram- love your car! Really cool traditional choice of parts to go on it!
     
  21. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Some lettering by Zach Suhr. Going to chop the windshield next IMG_20190707_185546_261.jpeg IMG_20190707_185546_248.jpeg

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  22. alchemy
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    That art by Zach looks good! He may have a career ahead in that field. ;)
     
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  24. gordspeed
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    from Oregon

    Before:
    Nice Car!
    Now:
    Really Cool Car! :)
     
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  26. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Got the dash swapped out this morning. Just have to tidy up some wires and we are good to go 20190711_175952.jpeg 20190711_180112.jpeg

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  27. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...You are fortunate that that other dash which was I think 40 Ford came out so easy...and that does look right at home...
     
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  28. HomemadeHardtop57
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    The other one took 3 hours to get out. Lol

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  29. did you consider flipping the insert upside down?
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  30. enfieldjoe
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    Very nice looking traditional 32. Been searching for one with that look...
     
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