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Hot Rods An updated gearbox plus a couple of other minor adjustments!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clem, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    So this is how the sedan has looked for the last
    14 years since I bought it. (top photo).
    A few years ago I dropped the front end an inch with a reversed eye spring.
    Then 2 years ago the ‘36 box gave up 2nd gear completely.For the whole time that I have had it, it always popped out of second !
    The drive shaft never made a noise and was not the reason for pulling the motor out. But fixed that also.
    While we had the headlight bar off, we thought that we would have a go at dropping it.
    After painting the gearbox the off white colour, I saw photos of the 3 window coupe in the attached thumbnails at end of this post, (and although I said that I would never have white walls on my car), and after a couple of spray cans the bottom photos are what it looks like now. 268E48ED-1836-43C8-AEB1-33906D56AFBF.jpeg 1B48CFB3-CEED-4748-983A-FA05653DC94F.jpeg E92EB632-1369-47E5-8FC4-F09BB439D3D2.jpeg D6B70B42-F798-47EC-8B24-3881B5E082A5.jpeg C5D8D102-E947-4BBB-815F-1B51D88AB1D3.jpeg AC2F41B6-9A30-42CA-AC7C-C690C985C3D6.jpeg 39894AE1-B50A-49D4-9E35-852DA109AC83.jpeg F65171FB-054B-484B-BA24-3DEAEB0C9D33.jpeg A5B41CF8-5D83-4AEB-B35B-8D4B959B5DAB.jpeg F621B842-3C07-45FF-8B8C-78618CF2F846.jpeg DD6FD106-4A29-458C-BE81-67C973D4F8C2.jpeg 3D40F4B4-820C-4BF9-AFC2-37C3A666268C.jpeg 11A39050-6058-4D0A-BC85-61A855270618.jpeg 283AD1FD-A6A1-46BE-B82F-7CEEC01CA4C7.jpeg 021B11D6-7530-4F83-A2A9-886940D32DA8.jpeg 1CE275A8-E15A-4D3C-8725-9D5A209FE1D8.jpeg
    I may still swap out the dash with a spare and paint it to match along with the oil filler cap.
    And yes, I realise that the majority would prefer it as it was...........
     

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  2. anthony myrick
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    Much better
    Cool more door
     
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  3. AVater
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    Looks fine to me. Nice work! Key point is you made it the way you want it.
     
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  4. 41rodderz
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    I will give you two thumbs up. I like the individualality .:cool:
     
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  5. mark latham
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    Looks good, nice job on the light bar. I can't believe that u-joint wasn't making any noise, that was ugly.
     
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  6. Tri-power37
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    Your car has a really cool look and vibe going on, keep up the good work!
     
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  7. That u-joint is nothing short of a miracle holding it together!
     
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  8. clem
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    Thanks for the positive comments.
     
  9. el Scotto
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    I really dig it! :cool:
     
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  10. tub1
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    great old sedan ,you New Zealanders sure get the best out of your uni joints
     
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  11. Very nice. There must be a story to that registration plate :cool:. Is it old and original ?
     
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  12. WB69
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    Wow, how'd that U-joint hold up and not make noise! Nice car..
     
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  13. alchemy
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    That U-joint is amazing! And it never clunked or made noise?
     
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  14. clem
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    It may be my dutch heritage..........:D
     
  15. tub1
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    That explains it Clem , wow that's a nice 32
     
  16. clem
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    There was no noise or clunking noises, but it was packed with grease, so that may have helped.
    Some bearing pieces were mixed in with the grease.
    I was also amazed at how little life was left in it, but also pleased to have found it and not been left on the side of the road.
     
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  17. clem
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    I have the registration details back to 1978, so it was probably re-registered then, well before the current reflective plates.
    Back in the ‘70s, when life was simpler, if you knew someone in the local post office, you would ask for a plate with maybe the year of your car and they would request it for you in the next batch that came in. My brother had a ‘57 Chevrolet, so ended up with IY1957. A few years later some one was driving around with MY1957. Always two letters and four numbers (1-9999). Then in the late ‘90s or early 2000s ? they went to three letters and three numbers. We also now have personalised plates, but you pay for them.
    I believe that under current law, they cannot force me to change to the reflective plates.
    The black one kind of adds to the character of it, if you grew up here.
     
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