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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by AeroCraftsman, May 16, 2015.

  1. Hey there ... my apologies if a "dumb" question ... but post #38, the top pic/green bar, is that a sway bar mounted to the spring perch areas ? If so ... what are the details on that ? I know you drove a bit before exploding for detailing ... as well, aircraft guys have a dead set list of performance versus safety needs ... so this guy is anxious and excited. I don't think it's your drag link ....
     
  2. AeroCraftsman
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    That's the spring spreader I used to reinstall the front spring. The reason I posted that picture was to show the brackets needed when using it on a spring with reversed eyes.
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  3. mike the plumber
    Joined: Jan 30, 2015
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    Wow! that is looking awesome, is that a T-5 behind your early flatty?
     
  4. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
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    from ma

    interesting spring spreader! I use a bit more rudimentary setup to do mine... I put the axle and wishbone in the frame, then the spring in the crossmember and connect one shackle... then I put a board in between the bottom of the spring and the axle on both ends. I take a good stout piece of rope doubled up and wrap it around the bottom of my floor jack and up over the front crossmember.... then I jack up the bottom of the axle. it spreads the spring with nothing more than a jack and rope... this trick works on regular springs too.

    one of these days I really should just make a couple of special ends for my port-o-power

    speaking of which I haven't seen it in years???
     
  5. Jimbo17
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    Today I stopped over to a friends house and as I was going in I walked by his Ford crew cab truck and I noticed the nice new paint job when I asked him who shot the truck he told me the local Macco Paint shop I really thought he was kidding me and then when I realized he was not fooling around I asked him how much and he told me $450.00 dollars door jams and under the hood.
    I said to him you supplied the paint and he said no they supplied the Ford Red for his truck.

    I walked around the truck a few times and I could not find even one spot that did not look beautiful.

    After seeing his truck I would take my truck there in a heartbeat for paint.

    I guess some shops really do nice work after all. I know they certainly have the booth and guns to produce nice work if they want to.
    Jimbo
     
  6. AeroCraftsman
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    Body work continues. I also got ready to mount my original exhaust. It was some mild steel that had been bent and scabbed together by the local muffler shop and attached by cinching down a couple of U bolts. Functional, but no finesse.
    Instead of that, I bought a bunch of mandrel stainless bends, tubing and attach fittings.
    Almost through turning that pile into an exhaust system.
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  7. Ryan
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    Exhaust is perfect.
     
  8. AeroCraftsman
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    Paint tomorrow morning if I can get it before it's too hot.
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  9. Mopar Jack
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    Wow...great build...
     
  10. King ford
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    Love the car AC ....love the biplane too , yours or a job you did?
     
  11. AeroCraftsman
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    The plane is mine, it's a keeper.
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    2 passes of paint down. So far so good, but it's warming up quick. Slow drying single stage likes what it likes.
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  12. AeroCraftsman
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  13. Looking sweet!
    I love the look of single stage paint
     
  14. Looking good
     
  15. Ryan
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    I'm in love.
     
  16. AeroCraftsman
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    So I know there's still a lot of work to do, but I think I'll just relax, grab a cup of coffee and savor the moment. It's pretty cool to see in person the thing that's been rattling around in your head for so long.
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    Makes me feel like this guy.
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  17. Great wheels and body color combo.
     
  18. JeffCTN
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    Great build! Sorry if I missed this, but what adapter are you using?
     
  19. Jimbo17
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    You really have done a First Class job from start to finish.

    Real nice classic looking ride.

    Jimbo
     
  20. AeroCraftsman
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    I didn't know any better at the time and used the knockoff from Speedway. Clutch fingers dragged and I ended up having to turn down the casting internally. One of many lessons learned along the way.
     
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  21. bambbrose
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    It wouldn't be as special without those lessons.

    Absolutely beautiful. I'm jealous
     
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  22. AeroCraftsman
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    Why don't the floorboards fit anymore? Oh yeah, I changed the rear sub rails and pie cut the firewall. Oh well, I wanted to make new ones anyway. At least the seat still fits. Had to put it in for a minute to check out the color and try it on for size.
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  23. Ryan
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    The colors make this car. It feels like one of your birds.
     
  24. DEVIL DAN
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    Looks great guys
     
  25. 3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    deep maroon wheels
     
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  26. AeroCraftsman
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    You're reading my mind on the wheels.

    Still undecided on the color for the top though and looking for suggestions.
     
  27. tevintage
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    Beautiful roadster. Thanks for the great thread. Just my opinion a medium tan would be a fine top color! TEB
     
  28. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Sorry it took so long for me to find this thread, what a nice looking Roadster. As everyone has said, great color combination, reminds me of factory colors on a 1902 Rambler. Really enjoy your attention to details. Bob
     
  29. Runnin shine
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    X3 my "Larry's color".
     
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  30. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
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    you sir have great taste you knew exactly where you were going with this build and stuck to it. good enough was not an option my hat is off to you. Tom
     

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