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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Aaron D., Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Aaron D.
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    Thanks Goldy.
    JJelen, I'm glad it got you motivated! Now go out there and build your car, oh, and do build thread.:D
     
  2. Aaron D.
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    Working on the trunk lid, took around 3 weeks to do. Man that was a lot of work!
     
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  4. Aaron D.
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    Thanks Mike.
     
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  5. 48fordnut
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    Your deck lid repair is spot on. Looks good.
    Thanks.
     
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  6. GASSERBOB
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    Aaron. I was just getting ready to do a search on how to do this trunk lid swap. At the exact same time I came to your thread. I could not believe it. It was like it was meant to be. Thanks for all your great how to's Aaron. Keep up the good work. Bob......
     
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  7. Aaron D.
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    Thanks guys.
    Two options, new or old? I like the V8 one, but it hangs below the panel line.
    I know, I know, I shouldn’t even ask; old right?
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    I vote old.....because I’m old..LOL...you cant get any cooler than that V8 handle!...Mark
     
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    Old. Looks Good. :)
     
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    Looking damn good.

    —louis
     
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    Yep, old looks the best. Good choice
     
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  15. Turn it upside down. V8 becomes A8 and doesn't overlap the panel gap.
    :)
     
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    Love it. Great work as usual, Aaron.
     
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    mikie likes the '37 trunk handle... stashed one ......... "somewhere".
     
  19. Aaron D.
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    A little more done. Lots and lots of baby steps! Whew...
     
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  20. GASSERBOB
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    Looks good Aaron. Doing a nice Job. Keep up the good work. Bob..................
     
  21. Aaron D.
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    I took out 3 more leafs, I left the top tapered one and four of the longer leafs including the main leaf. The suspension moves now.
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    Still plugging away at the build. Doing some work on the block in preparation for the build.
     
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    Thank you so very much for taking the time to make these videos. The help you give us newbies with your visual add is priceless. Just wanted to tell you personally I really do appreciate you.
     
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    Thanks for a great tutorial.
     
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  25. Blues4U
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    Aaron, I know you were tapping softly, but be careful hitting one hammer against another. 2 hardened surfaces like that can shatter and send shrapnel flying that can embed in soft tissues, not good! Get a brass drift or some kind of punch for that kind of stuff. Also, dry ice works well for shrinking bushings for installation (liquid nitrogen even better!). But as always, good job. That is gonna be a sweet little hot rod when you're done!
     
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  26. Tim
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    Geesh can’t believe I’ve fallen so far behind! Glad your stuff chugging away at it!
     
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    Aaron, what power tools did you use to Port the block?

    Thanks,

    --louis
     
  28. Aaron D.
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    Thanks you guys.
    Louisb, I used these
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  29. So Cal Brian B
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    Great updates Aaron!! Very helpful to the rest of the group. Car is coming together nicely.
     
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