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Projects Found on Kijiji 1928 Roadster!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RetroSteel, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Thanks!

    Thanks Mopar Jack!

    I'am liking the Blue steelies also!:D
    The body will be classic hot rod black!
     
  2. Been busy this last week!:D

    Installed motor & transmission. Had to make a new transmission mount for the 700 R4. Installed radiator and grill shell and one piece hood. Hood will be held down with leather straps. Electric fuel pump & filters & fuel lines are installed. Main power to starter cable also installed and night switch. Also installed a stud for ground off main cable.
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    Still have a few things to do, then i will take the hood, grill shell & radiator off the roadster. Then pull the motor & tranny and it's ready for paint. Will mask off the frame.
    The bottom of the body has already been Rock Guarded.:cool:

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  3. Fuel tank installed (fuel sending unit, fuel lines & one way vent installed)
    Also insulated the trunk floor.
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  4. added some headlights today on '32 stands

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  5. Oneilfab
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
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    Oneilfab
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    lookin good! looks good with just a hood top, cant wait to see it painted
     
  6. shtterbug8
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    looking really good. interesting take on a frame. never seen one done that way.
     
  7. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    daddio211
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    WOW! Somehow I had missed this build until now... hitchin' a ride!

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  8. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
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    n847
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    WOW...good on you. Nice build quality all the way around!
     
  9. Started making my mock ups for the leather straps which will hold down the hood!

    Different, and it works for me!:D

    Thanks, it's not an over the top build, but what I would call an honest build. A car is really just the sum of it's parts!;)
     
  10. Wow! I totally missed this till now! Very cool.
     
  11. Thanks, it's been a fun build! :D
     
  12. Will be using leather straps to hold down the 1 piece hood. Used a cutoff wheel to make slots in the bottom of the hood flange, so the leather can be fed through. Started mocking up using the SoCal hardware. Masking tape was used to give approximate lengths. Will post more pictures as i make progress.
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    Passenger Side
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  13. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
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    Its too late now that you have cut the slots in the hood.

    I'm doing the same for my RPU when I get there, the difference is that rather than cutting slots I will use another set of the brackets like you have on the bottom on the underside of the hoods lip.

    I think it will be cleaner in appearance and function.
     
  14. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    I don't think that green tape will hold up at speed. :D
     

  15. I thinkin' i should have used Duct Tape!:(
     
  16. I think Hot Rod Leather has those kind of hood straps
     
  17. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    I got mine from Steve at Limeworks and will have to look, I believe there are some instructions in the box. And yes when I ordered I did order the extra loops for the hood end.

    I think it was you who has retractable door stop straps in your T sedan.

    Ever since I saw that I have been scouring the self serve wrecking yards searching for them, and it has been like looking for the needle in the haystack :confused:

    No luck at all. :D Oh well ,maybe the next time I go :)
     
  18. Here are the retractable straps, your talking about. Your not the 1st to ask what they are from? The upholsterer found them in a wrecking yard, but would'nt give any details? Anyways they work great!
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  19. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    Yes, I surely wish I knew which vehicles to watch out for. :) We should get that upholsterer in a private room and get it out of him :D

    Ve half vays of making you speak :D

    If I find them it will just be a matter of stumbling across them.
     
  20. LOL! Good Luck!

     
  21. ...... Just HAMB surfing and came upon your roadster ..... very cool with lots of attitude and like your purpose built theme , will you by chance have it ready for Deuce Days in July ??... Shall be following thread now and oh yea, just connected you to a good " friend "
    ..... Good Roddin !
     
  22. No Promises, but i'am gonna try! :cool:
     
  23. Here are the leather straps on the roadster. Will now take them apart and dye them black. Will use a clear acrylic sealer to protect them also.

    Drivers side:

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    Passenger Side:

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  24. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    Very trick! Hope you can bring your roadster to Deuce Days in July.
     
  25. drivers side hood straps dyed & cleared

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    Passenger side Hood Straps

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  26. Last picture of the '28 in primer. Gone to get painted......black of coarse!:cool:

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  27. Back in Black! :D

    Now reassembly & start the wiring process!

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  28. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    Wow! That is some straight metal! Nice work!
     
  29. Thanks! I'am really happy with the way it turned out! :D Put the motor & tranny in yesterday.
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