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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by NORSON, May 15, 2015.

  1. NORSON
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    While de-rusting a fender I just bought I found a repair made years ago. Its now going to be wall art.
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  2. The37Kid
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    What do the fenders fit? Should we be looking for a better pair for you? Bob
     
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  3. 56sedandelivery
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    So that's where old license plates go to to die. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  4. scotts52
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    Man, those are rough.
     
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  5. Those look very close to 32 Studebaker fenders.
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  6. Man, you gotta be desperate to try to save those. Good luck.
     
  7. Model T1
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    Man I'd give $500 each for those nice fenders. ;)
    Fergit it. Wife just hid my check book and credit card. And took away my meds.:confused:
     
  8. Are you wanting to save the fenders or the tag????
     
  9. Ravenwood
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    Take that tag down to your DMV and tell them you'd like to use it when the rig is ready to hit the road. ;)
     
  10. The bigger feat is de-rusting those fenders and having anything left.
     
  11. MAN THOSE ARE SOME ROUGH FENDERS
     
  12. If you can save those fenders, you are a good metal man.
     
  13. NORSON
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    The fenders are '33 - '36 Willys. Kind of hard to find. I actually have another pair just as bad. Don't know if I can salvage them, but I'm going to try. I'd like to find a pair of '33 fronts in like condition if anyone knows of any. And no, I'm not a metal man, but you gotta try.
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  14. jazz1
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    They would take some time to massage back into shape. I would go for it but then I will try and fix anything that casts a shadow. There is lots of metal there yet!
     
  15. NORSON
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    Found three more and one is even worse. Also found the fronts, much better, but dear. The last piece of the puzzle is the hood. PC040098.JPG P7260066.JPG
     
  16. The37Kid
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    What are you using to dip them in? Derusting job looks good. Bob
     
  17. NORSON
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    I'm using citric acid. It's used in food and soft drinks. Takes about five days.
    Norm
     
  18. Kiwi 4d
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    Wow , 5 days in citric acid that's very fast, what concentrations? I put some 27 T coupe doors in a 7 to 1 molasses bath and they took over a month or more but came out black but very rust free. One very religious the other not quite so holy.
     
  19. Why couldn't you save those?

    Same as dropping a radiator cap on the floor and building a car around it.
     
  20. DDDenny
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    from oregon

    I built my roadster around a column drop, an aluminum rod out of a fuel motor, bought it in the swap meet at the CHRR in Bako over fifteen years ago, still not finished.

     
  21. NORSON
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    Kiwi 4dr
    I used molasses several years ago, but the neighbors complained about the smell so I switched to citrus. (If you use a pressure washer your parts should look like these). The citric acid ratio I use is 50 pounds of citrus to 300 gallons of water. It lasts longer than molasses too.
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  22. NORSON
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    31 vicky & DDDenny
    This is what I started with two years ago.
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  23. Awesome !

    I want a 33 Willys.

    Actually I need hemi engine test stand, one that looks like a 33 Willys.
     
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  24. So I have to ask because I like what I see. Does the Citric Acid come in a powder form? Also where can you buy the product?
    The Wizzard
     
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  25. The37Kid
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    eBay! I got that tip from Ronnieroadster, plan to derust a Model B Ford block. Bob......................I'm back just bought 10 pounds for $27.00 and that covered shipping.
     
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  26. The37Kid
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    I hope this is your official build thread, I wish you well with your Coupe project. I was able to collect all the original bits to assemble a 1937 Harley years ago that started out when I bought a rear fender. Bob
     
  27. NORSON
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    37 Kid
    I found citrus at a brewing supply business. I buy it in 50 pound bags for $105. The freight on the internet will kill you. It comes in a crystal form. I would not clean cast iron parts in citrus. Others have said it can hurt it. Something about the porosity or the impurities in cast iron. I know it will EAT aluminum serial number tags and pot metal.
    Norm
     
  28. NORSON
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    I wrote detailed thread on citric acid a while back it is " Rust busting - a new way". Sorry I don't know how to put in a link.
    Norm
     

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