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History BILL SMITH’S.........ROADSTER

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Austinrod, May 28, 2019.

  1. Looks like 1949 Oldsmobile 88 steering wheel.
     
  2. Prolly the same one the original 303 came out of.
     
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  3. Austinrod
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    That’s the most likely I bet


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  4. Austinrod
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    Meet up today
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  5. Austinrod
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    Looks like I need too trim to fit
    Has anybody installed these before any easy solutions
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  6. Squablow
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    Typically I see these glued on using a lot of clamps all the way around to keep it in place, although since your boards aren't really removable, that might be tougher. You might have to invest in a bunch of deep-throat woodworking clamps, then when you have it trimmed to fit and glued, you can clamp all the way around the perimeter. Some long thin strips of wood between the clamps and rubber will give even pressure and avoid marring.
    I would suggest roughing up the paint underneath before the glue goes on, as glue tends to stick a lot better to a rougher surface.

    I will say though, the car is going to look a lot nicer with those on it. Those mock-up pics look good, even with the ill-fit.
     
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    It's like a reverse striptease, getting this baby back to its traditional roots!
     
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  8. Austinrod
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    Not the straightest cut in the world
    Sanding and glueing
    Tomorrow
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  9. Austinrod
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    From the Petersen archives
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  10. Stogy
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    @Austinrod is Bill a Visual Artist?...I mean this really has an Elegant, Classy Mix Of Hotrod/Custom (at least that's the vibe I'm getting).What I'm asking is did he draft this idea up on his own or did he like many do just disassemble, chop, weld and there ya go?...

    If he did it would be cool to see what else he had up his sleeve...

    Love those Shots...They definitely accentuate the level of build presented...Enjoying the journey...;)
     
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  11. Austinrod
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    Thanks Stogy
    The Rootlieb version came out a year earlier
    So who knows if that inspired the build or not


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  12. I just saved all those pictures... So rad!
     
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    More
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    From the 56 National Roadster Show
    Follow the red arrow lol
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  16. Austinrod
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    Here’s a better look at the Rootlieb version
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  17. Austinrod
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    When you don’t t have enough clamps but your wife reads
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  18. Oh man that version with the chrome grille is tits!
     
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  19. Austinrod
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    That was the Rootlieb 34 different car built in 54 I think
    Bill’s was built in 55
    Don’t know if they new each other ?

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  20. Oh no kidding?! I saw you mention Rootlieb before but I guess I missed something?! What are the odds of that huh? It’s like Ivo copying Norm’s T I guess!
     
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  21. Austinrod
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    Pretty good comparison


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    I was wondering if they knew each other...it was same base and model...but The upper doorline, the top and no doubt several other things differ but it raises a question.

    It's just the How of the matter...I am not against cloning per say...
     
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  23. I wonder if the other one is still around???
     
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  24. Austinrod
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    I heard that it’s in the Rootlieb family and going too be restored


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  25. Jim Bouchard
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    Get the running board covers on yet????

    Can’t wait to see it!!!
     
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  26. Austinrod
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    Didn’t have enough clamps so used wife’s books haha
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  27. Jim Bouchard
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    Nice!!!!!
    Big change to the car.

    I’ve done many ‘40 Fords running boards with Bob Drake covers. Once you get started, you can’t stop. You gotta get it done with what you have sometimes.

    Love it, good work!!!
     
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  28. Austinrod
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    Thanks man first time so so job


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  29. Jim Bouchard
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    They are just covers, not like the stock vulcanized ones. They are never going to be that nice.

    Plus I think you cut the ends off of those to make it work. I’d a done it like that too, they are probably fine. Better than the smoothie for sure
     
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