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  1. Austinrod
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    Maintenance on Bill’s 34 today
    New battery and new spark ️ plugs.
    Is there reason for all the black burnt soot on the spark plugs ?
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  2. Austinrod
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    Bill drag racing at Baylands/Fremont in 81/82
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  3. Tim
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    Running rich?
     
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  4. Austinrod
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    Yea that probably it been sitting too long


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  5. Stogy
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    Strrrrretching out for the run down the strip I see...;)
     
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  6. Austinrod
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    So I didn’t want too drill in the dash
    And I had this 50’s block off plate filed the pins off
    And adhesive the magnets too the dash hopefully
    It stays from the pot holes
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  7. Squablow
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    I like that a lot. Looks like it belongs there. You could even wedge a little cardboard or plastic box or something into the old radio face hole and this would basically become a tiny glove box door with magnets instead of hinges. Would work for registration and whatnot. Either way this looks real clean and period-appropriate.
     
  8. Austinrod
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    Good idea on glove box


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    Right in front of my favorite roadster of all time, Don Hentzels 27 T, R/P
     
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  10. Stogy
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    @Austinrod what is the two items behind the grille in the lower area...Horns, signals or fog lights?...Just curious...
     
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  11. Austinrod
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    Horns are there they are black today


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  12. Austinrod
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    Here’s a close up shot of your favorite PU roadster.
    You can see the rear nerf bar of mine and tire ring
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  13. Austinrod
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    Just got this sticker from Germany
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  14. Austinrod
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    Took the bumpers off
    Was wondering what the best way too measure fitment
    for nerf bars.
    Nerf bar guy says I need too make a template any ideas?


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  15. verde742
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    Leave it RED with Tan interior, WITH steel wheels W/W tires, and drive the heck out of it, please leave '34 bumpers on it ...fit good, look good IMO
    less work and expense, equals more drive time..
    UNLESS your wealthy, and you JUST GOTTA re-live history.. AND spend lots of Moola How many cars do you know get taken apart for rebuild and never get back to having fun? I know a heck of a lot of them,
    and please TAKE LESS ANGLE SHOTS, I HURT MY NECK.....!!!!
    These cars are SUPPOSE TO BE FUN, It's very presentable, Drive the tread off the tires for a few years.. then decide if you want to take it apart and let it set in your garage.. (while life happens )

    (There is MY plan, and God's plan, & MY Plan don't mean a damn.)
    I have 6 projects, at 75 years old. ( how the hell did THAT happen?. )

    .... NOT COUNTING YARD WORK !!!!!!
     
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  16. verde742
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    JUST ENJOY IT FOR WHAT IT IS NOW. !!!! PLEASE !!!
     
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  17. Austinrod
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    I’m leaning to keeping it red for now but need too paint the fenders too match the body their two different colors


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  18. Squablow
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    Can you send the nerf bar guy the bumpers with the brackets bolted on? They'd be perfect templates, shows the frame rail spacing, bolt hole placement and tail pan angles, etc. A pain to ship but would work.

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  19. Squablow
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    Also, have you considered dying the vinyl? You could change the 80's tan to white or whatever the car had back then without reupholstering. The current upholstery has a nice pleat pattern, its just the color that's off.

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  20. dana barlow
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    I had a rear bumper on my own full custom in 1960 for a very short time I didn't like. I had full rolled rear pan and bumper brackets were chrome and no spacer pan between body an bumper. I looked at it that way for about two weeks<just didn't like it. I took the bumper off the bracket an stared at them for a day. Ended up making some custom chrome nerf up rights { 5 in. high} that bolted in an covered bumper bracket holes on to brackets. I liked that. Was going to same thing to front also,but got a new at the time,60 Corvair front bumper from body shop trash pile with a small twist in it I could fix. It was both small an just "V" right , fit super an looked good. Seeing the chrome brackets with bumper took me back too 1960,thanks
     
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  21. Austinrod
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    There might be a local guy that might make them I might just let him borrow the brackets for sizing


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  22. Austinrod
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    Glad I could bring you back too the 60’s


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  23. verde742
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    LIVE WITH IT, EMBRACE IT.....
    I realize, some people do not like fenders a slight shade different from the body color,

    I would understand if it was a door or a hood,
    but red is EXTREMELY hard to match, its possible, you could spend money, for the change and fenders STILL MIGHT not match.. it depends on temperature, primer, drying time, and other factors.. ALSO, how the sun hits the body panels, AND if the body and the pieces were all sprayed on the same day and conditions.
    I would be so happy with car, I would enjoy it proudly..
    Unless you are wealthy, I would enjoy it, and when the rock chips and bugs take their toll from extreme use, only then would I paint.

    but that just me.........

    I would advise, "live with it" as if it was intentional ..
     
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  24. Austinrod
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    New SoCal speed shop shocks on
    Old ones that were shot off
    Still waiting on the rears
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  25. Austinrod
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    Chrome brackets came off to be measured for nerf bars
    What is the best look
    Chrome or stainless steel ?
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  26. Stogy
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    I'm good with chrome especially if the rest of the Hotrod is running it...the Late Langy was a huge Stainless fan... polished mind you and it did look smart.

    I can't recall but did the Nerf Bars/Bumpers use those bumper brackets?​
     
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  27. Austinrod
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    Different brackets old ones (nerfs) were welded on
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    You can see the brackets bottom right corner

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  28. verde742
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    PUT THOSE CHROME ONES BACK ON WITH "34 BUMPERS..

    Save yer money and take your wife to Olive Garden or even Denny's


    Here's a hint: For the front :: on each side, one bracket goes on the inside of frame, and one goes on outside, sandwiching frame. It then Makes bumper fit better, and makes a slight bow in it.
    Mr. Ford said so.......
     
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  29. Peanut 1959
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    That can be the plan when you own the car someday...except you probably shouldn't take his wife out to lunch!
     
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  30. Squablow
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    My guess is that in the period the car was built, chrome would have been a lot more popular, since it was still cheap and mild steel is easier to bend and shape into nerf bars. It's probably the more expensive route now, but if price is no object, chrome would be my choice, for the look.
     

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