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Projects Building My First Roadster in San Francisco

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Sep 7, 2020.

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  1. Outback
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    Just read through this, a great read, reminds me of my A when I was 22 (18 yrs ago) it was a banger rpu built on nearly no budget! Have sub'd here, looking forward to watching the updates. Cool trumpy too btw.
     
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  2. rusty valley
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    i want to know how they put the siding on your old garage? have fun...i have a 31 standard roadster.
     
  3. gimpyshotrods
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    You build the wall on the pad, and then tilt it up.

    Pretty common city construction.
     
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  5. Fire Fox
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    Car is coming along nicely, I’m getting close to being finished with my 31 deluxe roadster. I jumped straight into the AV8 because an old friend had pulled the running gear out of a 39 Standard to street rod it so I got the engine/transmission and rear end pretty cheap. Can’t wait to see it finished!


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    I might be interested in those if you're willing to part with them. What's strange is that my decklid has one rumble seat hinge but a handle location as if it's a trunk. I wonder if it's an older conversion?
     
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    Also, not much progress in the past few days due to moving, etc., but I was able to inspect the windshield posts and top bows . The top is a Deluxe and the posts are stainless—not chrome. IMG_0731.jpg
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    Next up, I'll be testing the wires for runout.
     
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    That pic of your car outside the old garage...calendar material!
     
  9. Regarding trunk latch, I thought when rodder converts from rumble to trunk (or vise versa) that you turn the lid around so the handle ends up in the correct position. Ford Barn guys could confirm, they know that kind of stuff.
    Phil
     
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    Yesterday I got a great deal in the Sunset on four old-school jack stands and a floor jack, so I can feel like a real mechanic! Today, I received a genuine piece of speed equipment in the mail. It's old, a little rough and I have a feeling it'll be a fun addition to the build. It will pair nicely with the downdraft intake and Holley 94 that I have coming. IMG_0810.jpg
     
  12. Outback
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    Nice work Joey!
     
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    Other than getting the hood latches in the mail, not much to report. That being said, I made big strides on the new garage setup last night. Tonight, I was able to plug in my "Stroh's Cave" and get it going for a little ambiance. IMG_0883.jpg
    This weekend I'll be doing some field research, but you may have to tune into @TRJ's Instagram to see what that's all about. I'll post some highlights here too.
     
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    LED shop lights are your friend. JMO
     
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    Ah yes, the soft glow off your beer light; is a definite hot rod garage prerequisite! 9EC3AD60-CA18-4F11-AEC1-D4941E5B0A58.jpeg
     
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  17. Great progress! Nice to see everyone helping out, if you ever find yourself in the central valley stop by the shop. I've got a bunch of Model A junk, maybe something you need. I'd love to contribute something. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Amen....available at Walmart......the best $21.00 you'll spend on your shop.

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  20. Ahh yes the low glow of working in the garage at night.

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  21. 48fordnut
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    The leds at Wm are the best.
     
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    I’ve been up in Oregon this weekend doing some TRJ reporting/field research for this project. I don’t use the word epic lightly, but damn today was epic. I got to race four different traditional hot rods at the dirt drags in Dayton. I’ll fill you guys in with some more details when I’m back home. The action shots are all on my camera, but here are a few from my phone.

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    You are a Master.
     
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    Thanks, Tim! I enjoyed the story of your black roadster immensely. I'd love to stop by next time I'm in the area and hopefully learn a thing or two about engines!
     
  26. sloppy jalopies
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    if you are interested in led lights , shop wisely... some have a female 120v plug on the other end and can be piggy backed along the shop's ceiling … not needing a plug in for every light...
     
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    And some don't even have a male plug...
     
  28. Jrs50
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    I just started reading this tread. You had me at "cloffice."
     
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  29. J.Ukrop
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    Thank you everyone for the advice on lighting. When I moved in, the property owner had some pretty high-powered lighting installed. The Stroh's cave is just for ambiance.
     
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    Tonight's update. First and foremost, I received a perfect set of rumble seat hinges from @31Apickup. Thank you, Bob! I discovered that he and I both spent many years living in Michigan and we now both call the West Coast home. Small world! I plan to install the decklid and source a pair of vintage lunchbox latches to keep it closed at the top. Also, I included my old HAMB Drags tag in the shot for motivation. IMG_0976.jpg
    Not a lot of time to work on the car tonight, but I did manage to cross a big item off the list. With the help of my roommate Michael, we managed to hang the doors. The hinges are combination of old and new components, and they swing smoothly. Once I fully bolt the body down, we'll be in business.
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    @Nick32vic will recognize the pennant on the man door in the garage.

    Once both doors were secured, you know I jumped behind the wheel and pretended to drive. How could I not?
     

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