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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Baron, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Zeke 32
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    Outstanding work Baron, those rear tires don't have a chance......
     
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  2. Baron
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    Bolted the body back on the chassis today. These Brookeville bodies are amazing. I had to shim the two rear most mounting bolts 3/16" on both sides. Door gaps look great and will require minimum work to be "paint ready". Tomorrow I will play with the radiator/grille shell and get the hood to fit as well as I want(nothing that a little time and patience won't take care of ).
    Deuce doors and hood back on 3.jpg Deuce doors and hood back on 5.jpg Deuce doors and hood back on 6.jpg Deuce blower  under hood picture.jpg
     
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  3. krylon32
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    Finally just looked thru this thread. Really like what you've done so far. Funny thing, I've built built 9 or 10 finished deuce roadsters and have done almost everything your doing but just not on one car. It's really neat to see everything combined into your dream car. Even though I have an original bodied highboy roadster in the basement I'm going to start another roadster yet this winter and try to incorporate many of the same ideas into my car. Keep up the good work, looking forward to the finished product.
     
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  5. Baron
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    Sent a good part of the day fitting the hood. Still have a little grinding and welding to do, but it will be fine for a hot rod that's supposed to look like it was built in the late 40's. 20200125_160522 (1).jpg 20200125_160529.jpg 20200125_152020.jpg
     
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  6. loudbang
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    The way you drive nobody will have time to look at the bodylines to check your gaps anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Fogger
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    Baron, Great build and very thoughtful design of the chassis. Have you thought about using the wider 25 louver hood sides that Rootlieb supplies? With the wider opening of the louvers the engine is very visible. IMG_0744.jpg
     
  8. Baron
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    I was going after the stealthy look. Look like a nice old flathead powered hot rod, that is until it starts...lol . Nice 3W !
     
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  9. Baron
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    Welded in the rear fender studs. Not that this car will ever see full fenders, but you never know what the future might bring. 20200125_160559.jpg 20200125_160606.jpg
     
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  10. Baron
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    Installed the stock gas pedal and decided to make up a bell-crank. I'll connect this to the bottom side of the carb linkage, pushing, instead of pulling. Should work fine and I'd rather put a little extra effort than to run a cable. 20200208_164510.jpg 20200207_131013.jpg
     
  11. Baron
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    Spent another couple hours on the hood yesterday, and this is as good as I'm going to get it. Once everything is painted the same color, it's going to be fine. Deuce Rdstr, 2 7 20 bw.jpg
     
  12. Baron
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    Found some linkage left over from when I replaced the carburetor linkage on my 55 Chevy when I went to sideways mounted Holley's. All that's left to do is install the double return springs and one more thing done. 20200210_170331.jpg
     
  13. Baron
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    Made up the stainless gas tank straps today, installed the sending unit and checked it with the gauge to make sure it functioned properly. Out one more time for paint, then back in for the final time. Gas tank straps.jpg Gas tank straps 1.jpg
     
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  14. loudbang
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    Looks like it will be done just in time for spring and good weather. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Baron
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    Fit and adjusted the trunk lid for the final time before removing for paint. Deuce trunk lid fittled.jpg
     
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  16. DDDenny
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    Dig that curved spreader bar.
     
  17. Just read all 6 pages. I enjoyed the ride. :) I'm always respectful of people with enough patience to do all the little things no matter how long it takes. It's nice to see your vision come to fruition. I'll pay attention to your build from now on out.
     
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  18. Baron
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    Hoping to be out by mid-summer. Soon as the good weather gets here, the other cars are going to need my attention.
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  19. Baron
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    Not too much more to fit before paint. Spent an hour on the driver's door gap on the inside where it meets the top of the cowl. It was little too close. IMG_20200216_100913_024.jpeg

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  20. Just read through your build thread. Thanks for taking the time to take us along for the ride. Nicely done!

    As for the need to re-shim the bodies for door and hood gaps after painting off the frame, my theory is that the drying paint twists the metal ever so slightly. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.;)
     
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  21. Baron
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    Finished out the door jams, blocked out the doors and fit the windshield to the cowl for the final time. Plan is to have it in paint by this time next month, then I can install the wiring, dash and gauges, fuel tank, etc. Still a lot to do before summer arrives. Deuce Rdstr 2 22 20 f.jpg Deuce Rdstr 2 22 20 l.jpg
     
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  22. Looks great. Can’t wait to see it in color!
     
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  23. HankAz
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    How do you title something like this?
     
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  24. Baron
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    Titled using the original Ford frame VIN # , back in the eighties.
     
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  25. Baron
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    Making progress, but with all the little things that are part of the build, so it doesn't look much different. Rdstr, 2 28 2020 6.jpg Rdstr, 2 28 2020 2.jpg
     
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  26. Baron
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  27. Baron
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    Slowly but surely making progress. Stained the floor boards and installed them. Put the draglink together, and got that and the pitman arm on. Few more little odds and ends(seems like it's never ending) before paint. Getting closer every day. And with the COVID-19 getting worse daily, it looks like I will have more time to work on this. Making the best out of a very sad situation. Stay healthy and safe. Deuce Rdstr  floor 3 20 20 b.jpg Deuce Rdstr  floor 3 20 20 a.jpg Drag link 2.jpg Deuce Rdstr 3 20 20 a.jpg
     
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  28. Baron
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    A couple of un-polished stainless tail pipe extensions and the underside will be completed. Deuce rear pan shot 3 26 20 a.jpg
     
  29. pprather
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    What is the red tag on the differential?

    Phil
     
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