The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by corvettesander, Dec 25, 2012.
Like the wind up key....nice touch...
Now that you acted as a "guinea pig" and proved the center grill piece fits, I'll buy one too. I needed to replace my original 41 piece that was dented somewhere over the many years and then poorly straightened. THANKS!!!!
Pretty crazy how (in my opinion) the best 2 builds on the hamb are both from the Netherlands. Between Sander and Farmer 12 I've gotta get over there, there must be something in the air or water that is causing it.
Ain't that the truth!
ahhh sneaky well now you know i noticed you have a different nose with a lower and shorter grill
maybe it got to do with that we are below sea level
did some small things tonight
cut the power brake/steering hoses to lenght, now i can crimp the couplings.
windshield glass and rubber installed
wiper motors back in place
Here is another tip. IN case you don't have your wiper arms yet. Bob Drake sells a windshield wiper arm setup that fits the stock Ford wiper shaft, but also uses a standard windshield wiper replacement.
Hold the phone, modern fuel injection, auto, AC, top shelf all the way and vaccum wipers... what gives? Do the Ford units work a lot beter then the GM units? I've had vaccum units on 2 of my rides and even after a rebuild was not happy with them. By looking at your hose set-up you've done this before, Gates hoses and the corect size crimp on connectors, most newbees would say your crimp connectors are to large when in fact they are correct.
Keep up the good work.
i already have a set from bob drake, along with other parts i ordered from him.
the wiper motors are just from Trico, The where stuck, i rebuild them and work perfect i will see how they will hold .
the hydraulic hoses are known terrain for me , i work in this industry
Was there a trick to getting the windshield seals installed onto the frames? My frames are painted so are not a slippery as your chromed ones. Did you use soap or silicon?
Question for you Dutchie , are you going to take your truck bye the the fire dept. where u purchased it when you are finished to show them, I'm sure they would shit their pants ! LOL
they install pretty easy i always use tire mounting lubricant
as the rubber will stay in place when it dry's up and wont leave a residue
might do.... i have a few friends in the village where it came from
but probably no one at the fire dept. knows it existance
the previous owner who had it since its retirement from the fire dept. in 1979
maybe some retired fire men will notice it at a car show/meeting in the neighborhood some day
At least get a picture of it in front of the fire house it came from... for posterity's sake!
Just winch one of their fire trucks up on the COE...then they will notice you. (Of course, so will the police...oh, you'll be so popular!)
ok well when they will arrest me i will say the people from the Hamb made me do it !
tonight i got the windshield frames in place and installed the bumper
also made a battery tray for the (overkill size 170ah) Battery
Where is the bunny beating the drum ? Sent out your package today . Whats going on with the body on lift ? Blue
He probably has twelve extra days to spare and will build another complete and gorgeous hotrod.
The wind up key is goofy, and I love it! I might just copy your idea for our 46 1/2 ton...
J C Whitney used to sell those, most ended up on Volkswagen Beetles.
The key is a cool touch, use to see bigger ones on VW bug's,wonder what one would look like in the crank hole of the my model A
As a rod builder for over 45 years, I'm in awe of all you have done on your 47. Seems like every photo has at least one idea that makes me think "now why hasn't anyone else thought of that??" I hope you will consider putting together a DVD of the build, and even a video of the day when you fire it up for the first time. Everyone that has seen this build play out would be very interested in such a DVD I'm certain.
One question .... which sort of install tool are you using to put in the rivnuts for the sheet metal panels. There are lots of those rivnuts on your truck, so you clearly have found a tool that will last through all the work, plus make the work go efficiently.
some real cool details on your truck
lookin' forward to the finishing touches
Best wind up key I ever saw was on the back of a t-bucket...it rotated and changed speed as the car moved. I think it was driven off the speedo cable.
this is the tool i use http://www.masterfix.com/image.asp?id=447 it still holds up i have just 200+ rivet nuts to go on the passenger side
tonight i have started on the exhaust and welded some pieces together
Absolutely incredible build. I've been toying with building a COE, but instead of ramp truck mating some type of camper unit to the back so we can stay in it when pulling the racecar to weekend events. This build has given me so many ideas, and I'm so impressed with the quality. Well done.
just route one side of the exhaust up to the the stacks
saturday i will try to finish it up and get the hangers in place too.
got all the exhaust tubes welded and got it painted
and I installed the dash
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