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Projects 34 Ford Roadster (new - shorter) timeline/build thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by bandoola, May 10, 2018.

  1. bandoola
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    In consideration of my original engine question and choice of direction being no longer relevant, (and I'm running out of things to do while my femur heals), I will try to move all the pictures and progress updates to this new thread.

    So, here she is as I found her:

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  2. bandoola
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    Here's a couple more pictures:

    (Attempting) Stashing her in the garage of a rental I own.

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  3. bandoola
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    Safely tucked away in the garage:

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  4. bandoola
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    She (who shall remain nameless) has discovered the car:

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  5. bandoola
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    Lord only knows what she's thinking here - but it ain't gonna be cheap:

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  6. pragmatist
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    But worth every penny.
     
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  7. bandoola
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    From here, the car went to Vern Tardel. I don't have any pictures of the tear-down, but Vern might - I'll ask. The next series of pictures I have are of the "putting it back together" phase.

    Here's Vern running the engine.
     
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    The engine mounted in the chassis:

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    Body on. Fenders on for test fit. IMG_5369.jpg IMG_5370.jpg
     
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    Windshield frame mounted. Fitting the top.

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  12. brady1929
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    Damn that's a cool hot rod.
     
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  13. general gow
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    ugh. i love this thing.
     
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  14. alfin32
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    BOING!!!!' Lucky you.
     
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  15. Me thinks you just lost your ride ,from what I see in the finders pictures. Just may be worth it tho. Both are mighty fine looking.
    Question where are the #5 & 3 plug wires crossing over? I crossed mine in front above the dizzy.
     
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  16. Cyclone Kevin
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    I know I said this in person when I saw it a few weeks back, but what a sweetie!!!!!
    Nice driving partner too!!!! Glad that she’s into it.
    When you’re done with it, send on down here to T.C.
    ;).
     
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    With "her" in the drivers seat.....I think "you" are done!
     
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    Bob, 2935ford - me thinks you might both be right. Bob - I don't know where they cross, but I 'll get some more pictures when I'm able to get back over to Vern's.
    Kevin - she might just be a little "too" into it.
    When I was still in the "cut it, restore it, sell it, stash it away" phase; she said, "Well, I like it the way it is. Why don't you clean it up and get it running and go find yourself another one to build your hot rod?".
    Those were her words - as spoken and heard by me. Who would say no to that?
    Now, seeing them in print and adjusting the punctuation, what I believe she meant was, "I like it the way it is - clean it up and get it running. Go find YOURSELF another one to build your hot rod." The, "Why don't you" was never intended to be a question, and the, "Go find another one" was a directive not an option.
    Actually, she is very happy I chose to go this route and is looking forward to going for drives. I think the manual trans will keep her out of the left seat - but, you never know.
    As for the, "Go find another one", let's just hope she doesn't go digging around in my cousin's barn...
     
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  20. Bored&Stroked
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    I'm sure glad you went the route you did - you're going to have a really nice and traditional hotrod!
     
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  21. bandoola
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    Me too. Thanks to all you guys who steered me in the right direction.
     
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  22. I can't think of any other way that car should have been done.
    I'd say you sir, are a winner twice.
     
  23. Bandoola there is one for sale on the Ford Barn. You better have deep deep pockets tho.
     
  24. Well..... she looks a hell of a lot better in it that you will.
    Happy wife, happy life. Give her the key.:)
     
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  25. Good looking lady, in a good looking car. Congratulations, Sir!
     
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  26. bandoola
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    Thanks Bob, I checked it out - nice car.
    These past few months have provided me the opportunity to communicate with all of you, look at pictures, watch my car come together, and most of all - really think about the car I have. Like Flynbrian wrote "PAY ATTENTION". Somehow the allure of the mega-horsepower, chopped-up, street rod has faded. That vision of roaring down the highway or just listening to the lope of a carbed, stroked, 427 - has transformed into a tangible picture of "cruising" in a classic with the soft rumble of a tuned flathead.
    With that being said, it doesn't mean the day won't come when I go up to the barn and with the help of a plasma, a TIG, a BFH, and a spray can - we turn a scattered array of piled-up "junk" into a, "Hey - see if this fits", welded together, collage that rolls.
     
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  27. bandoola
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    30tudor, You are not wrong - with either statement. But, she does have a "roadster" of her own.
    A couple years back I transformed this: IMG_0611.jpg
    Into this: IMG_5227.jpg
    And she got this: IMG_3192.jpg

    And she was quite diplomatic. She just asked one day if she wanted to know how much I spent on the jeep. I said, "Probably not" and left it at that. What was it you said about "Happy wife"? We had a lovely drive in the jeep to the car dealership. As I said in the picture a few posts back, "Lord only knows what's she's thinking". And, "Dear God, please keep her out of the barn".
     
  28. F&J
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    Because she chose the driver seat for those pics, that means she DOES want to drive it, not ride along..

    She can learn standard shift really easy on that car, if it does run nice at low RPMs..(and is not all cammed up.)

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  29. OH YEAH NEW PAGE POSTER
    Very very nice . You are (except for broken femur ) one lucky man. Say your blessings & absolutely do take care of all.
     
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  30. bandoola
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    Thanks BOB, I will have to agree with you. And thanks for the well wishes - it's going to be a long slow process.
     
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