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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by etboy97, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. MMM1693
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    Lots of nice work!
     
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  2. etboy97
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    Here is the other side.
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  3. 31 Chopped Coupe
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    Good looking job on the headers. Symmetrical.
     
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  4. oldbanger71
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    I like the way of your build and how you work things, keep the pic's coming.
     
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  5. Very nice work.


    Walt
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  6. VA HAMB
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    Crazy Nice!
     
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  7. etboy97
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    Exhaust is all mocked up and ready to be welded. 2-1/4" aluminized mandrel bends and Porter mufflers. I will be adding bolt together flanges at both ends of the mufflers and will have to add at least one cross member to hang the exhaust off of.
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  8. Exhaust looks good - tucked up nice and tight.
     
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  9. etboy97
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    The exhaust piping is all welded up with the exception of the flanges at the mufflers. I ended up adding two cross members to hang the exhaust off of.
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    I also added adjustable return stops to my pedals along with alternative way to mount the return springs. Since I have a removable floor having these on top of the pedal assembly is workable.
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  10. MMM1693
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    Nice work!
     
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  11. etboy97
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    I installed a universal parking brake cable kit which connected right up to my vintage Ford parking brake handle.
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    To secure the cables to the ladder bars I bought some ATV brake cable brackets off of Ebay and modified them a little.
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    This will be the only billet on the car.

    I also installed the rear brake lines using Nicopp line.
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  12. etboy97
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    The body is back on the chassis so I can hopefully make all of the needed penetrations so there is no cutting or drilling after paint.
    I made trim for the shifter and brake handle boots along with a new pedal trim and a steering column hole trim.
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  13. Mike Colemire
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    Wow, that is some really nice work, going to be a cool little hot rod.
     
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  14. atch
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    what he said ^^^
     
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  15. Stock Racer
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    May I ask where you got the universal park brake cable kit?
     
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  16. Very sanitary! Looks great!
     
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  17. etboy97
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    You can find them at Jeg's, Summit, eBay, etc. Lokar is the main manufacturer that I aware of.

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  18. etboy97
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    I am continuing to knock off some of the small items that need to get done. I made a generator lower mount bracket and took a guess on a upper mount arm that was on Ebay. I got lucky and I only had to shorten the arm a little.
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    I think I have all of my fire wall mounting holes figured out. I have welded in nuts at all of the locations. Got the voltage regulator, coil, and fuel block temp mounted. I plan on using banjo fittings on the carbs. The hard gas line is Nicopp just like the brake line. I could not find a one outlet fuel block so ended up making one out of aluminum bar stock.
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    I love finding and using new old stock parts were possible.
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  19. etboy97
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    Pulled the body, motor, and trans for what I hope is the last time. Finished up the brake lines and the fuel line and filter.
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    I sold the 66 Mustang I had taking up 1/2 of the garage so I could get the space back to work in and have the funds to get the 324 Olds rebuilt. I should have done this sooner thinking about how much time I wasted moving stuff around to work. The front tires are just rollers and not what I am running.
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    Next up is to take the chassis apart and finish up all of the welding on the frame.
     
  20. pprather
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    When PO built the Deuce that I have, it is obvious that things were put in place with the body off. Now some maintenance projects are difficult from underneath with the body installed. Every nut and bolt needs to be accessible from underneath, even though you may be installing them from above.

    Phil
     
  21. etboy97
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    I have been keeping that in mind as I have been installing stuff. I don't want to have to remove the body for something minor. I do have a front floor area that will be removable.
     
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  22. etboy97
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    I got the rest of the frame stripped down and built a rotisserie out of two engine stands so I could finish up all of the welding.
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    With the welding done and the frame cleaned up I set up my spray booth and shot the frame in epoxy primer.
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  23. neat idea on the booth. Where are you exhausting the overspray to? Can't imagine there aren't a mess of laws in CA regarding home spray booths. Tough enough around these parts that we use the booth during working hours when all the rest of the folks are off to work.
     
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  24. etboy97
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    My garage is back behind the house and I will only spray midweek during the day when the neighbors are at work. I also use good spray booth filters on the exhaust side which do a good job on the overspray.

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  25. etboy97
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    Frame is painted.
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    Working on getting the body ready for paint.
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  26. Kelly Burns
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    I love that color, what is it?
     
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  27. etboy97
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    As this is the first time I am painting a car by myself (the last time was 35 years ago with help) I could not justify expensive paint in case I ended up having to sand it down and start over. I am using TCP Global Acrylic Urethane 1710 Royal Maroon. I wanted to have them mix me up a old Ford maroon but it was about twice the cost for the exact same product so I picked the standard color. Even though it is a standard color they still mixed it to order (I was in their San Diego store when I bought it). I have been very happy with the color and how it went down.
     
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  28. Kelly Burns
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    As you should be equally happy with your accomplishment, looks good!
     
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  29. Regarding that fuel pump issue you had, seems I read that a Buick v6 pump fits the olds. Much smaller unit I believe. I have the number somewhere if you would be interested.

    found it in my notes...……..Carter 6951 off of a 70's Buick V6
     
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  30. brianf31
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    Very nice work and great progress!
     
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