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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piewagn, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Piewagn
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    Thanks Swade! Yep, had the pregabalin.....I have a nasty reaction to it, it makes my skin feel like it's crawling and even clothes touching my skin grates on me. If I twist the right way, I can get my back to pop and the burn and the numbness in my leg will abate. I just plow though it!
     
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    Well...alot of things came into view today. I got the front axle assembly under the frame and the rest of the steering came into focus. I will be splitting the wishbone and mounting them off the trans mounts on either side. I’ll make brackets to drop down and secure them there. Got most of the steering arm done....still needs to be tidied up. I’m VERY close to blowing this thing apart and prepping the frame for paint and reassembly! All the hard stuff is done....after the frame....it’s on to the body!! Hope all is well with everyone, thanks for stopping by fellas!! IMG_2030.JPG IMG_2042.JPG IMG_2031.JPG IMG_2033.JPG IMG_2034.JPG IMG_2035.JPG IMG_2039.JPG IMG_2022.JPG IMG_2023.JPG


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    Well....pretty much have the steering wrapped up. I’ll finish up the rest of the welding after I blow it apart. The only thing left is the wishbones....I have several sets of rear trailing arms, I’m going to extend the wishbones after splitting them and make mounts back at the trans mounts. I’ll document the process. Chuggin’ along..... Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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  4. Mart
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    Looking good.

    A question: Can you take the oil filler cap off?

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  5. Piewagn
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    Yes Mart.....the cowl is just sitting directly on the frame and is actually forward of it's "home" location. Once I have the body mounts in place, there's plenty of clearance to remove the cap. I had one inch spacers, which is the thickness of the mounts, between the frame and cowl when I set the pedals up. Thanks for the input!
     
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    Making bungs for my wishbones.....I’ll be using the stock A tie rod ends....did a little more on my YOM plate....we took a couple machines out of mothballs at work and are bringing production back home, some we’ve been extremely busy at work with overtime and it’s eaten into my coupe time.....but that’s a good thing! IMG_2074.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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    Plate looks like it was freshly issued. :)
     
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    Thanks LB! I still have to do the outline....that's gonna be a little more challenging. I may have to break out the fine line tape for that!
     
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    Chasing threads for my wishbone extensions....sill waiting on my tie rod ends.....I’ll be fabricating a mount for them at the trans mount. Hope everyone is doing well! IMG_2100.JPG IMG_2101.JPG IMG_2094.JPG


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    Still waiting on my tie rod ends because Fedex is goofy! You’d think after 3 time getting to my work after 6:00pm they’d figure it out and get there sooner.....
    Meanwhile, I finished up my extensions and the wishbones are ready.....heated and pressed in, circumference welded and plug welded.....now I need to fabricate the mount back at the crossmember/trans mount. I’ll be gusseting the crossmember and mount assembly. Hope all is well you guys, thanks for poppin’ in! IMG_2094.JPG IMG_2108.JPG IMG_2109.JPG IMG_2110.JPG


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  11. koolbeans
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    Piwagn.....you do really great work....

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    Thanks KB! Coming from you that means alot!!
     
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  13. Very very nice workmanship...as usual.....
     
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    Thank you Carl! Coming from you guys absolutely means alot to me...I really appreciate it!
    Meanwhile.....FedEx is still goofy! Trying to resolve an issue with someone you can barely understand is ALWAYS a challenge! Needless to say, still no parts! I was, however, guaranteed them this Monday. In the meantime, I finished up my YOM plate! Thanks fellas!! Adjustments.JPG


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    Plate looks great. Down yonder here we "supposedly" not allowed to doctor them up. Huh....I'll bet ya... IMG_20200411_110056744.jpeg

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    Damn those lamps are awesome!!
     
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  17. koolbeans
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    Thanks loudbang. 1929 Packard. I've put them on, taken them off many times. I go hot and cold.

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    Well....the the Fedex thing turned into a gigantic gross incompetent debacle ending with the driver leaving my package on the sidewalk in front of my work’s door....I can guarantee that thing lasted all of about 5 minutes on the street in North Philly......claim in the works....meanwhile, I started on the rear mounts for my wishbones....I’ll document it as it progresses....thanks for stopping by fellas! Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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    Just need my tie rod ends now....Fedex’s incompetence has set me back a week and a half! I should have this thing blown apart and the frame painted by now!! IMG_2136.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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    This will be the location of my wishbone mounts......if my parts ever come! News is the order has been duplicated and shipped.....hopefully tomorrow! Adjustments.JPG


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    Finished filling all the holes in my firewall.....I’m picturing Fedex driving around with my package in a little clown car giving the raspberry in my direction and driving off with it again! It’s been a MONTH I’ve been waiting for my tie rods ends due to their UTTER INCOMPETENCE! Tracking says tonight....I’ll believe it when I see it! Fedex blows.....geezus! IMG_2166.JPG


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  25. its amazing just how many holes get put into old firewalls had over 50 in the truck......what a big PIA
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  26. Piewagn
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    Crazy huh.....on a budget though, so I'm usin' the old one! :eek::D
     
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    Makes you wonder just exactly which "accessories" were added over the years....:D:D
     
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  28. Piewagn
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    FINALLY!!! I will NEVER voluntarily use Fedex to ship ANYTHING ever!! Now I can set my front axle assembly in, make my measurements and secure my mounts!! Then it’s time to blow things apart to finish welding and paint the frame!! IMG_2173.JPG


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  29. koolbeans
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    Geeeeze....we needs a "go fund me" pot....no? That's gotta be a record.

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  30. Piewagn
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    A record of mended missing material? I may have to agree with you on that one.....:D:D:D
     
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