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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Splitbudaba, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Splitbudaba
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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    You did good!! Definitely looks the part, very clean, nice upgrade! I have always wanted to try engine turning, saw a guy did it using large pencil erasers once, looked good! I think I am going a different route, I purchased some push/on, push/off latching switches from Ebay. I fabricated an aluminium panel that mounted up under the dash bottom edge. You could not see it unless you laid on the floor, and upside down, you had to memorize the order and do it by feel. I mounted the switches in rows, engine controls first row, lights in the second. I had a third row with just one switch, that one would switch the line lock button on the shifter from the brake control to the horn for street driving. Also had push switches in the Hurst tee handle, drill it thru and had push button switches on each end, turn signals, what else? Made it hard to steal also!!! I'm not sure if I will do the same thing in the coupe or use guarded toggle switches like aircraft use, all mounted behind the hand brake on the floor mount panel cover. What's your opinion??
     
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  2. daveh1932
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    I like the sound of guarded toggle switches, that could look cool
     
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  3. Splitbudaba
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    Agreed!! It sounds nice to say I own a 32 ford coupe inspired by Aviation and Corvette!! How's the trans problem doing? More important how are you holding up with your daughters big day coming soon?
     
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  4. Splitbudaba
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    What’s everybody using for front turn signal lights on a fender less highboy like mine? Not the ones with lights inside the headlight!
     
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  5. daveh1932
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    Trans is all sorted now thanks, the good thing about having to get your car sorted for your daughters wedding is that my wife keeps saying “why aren’t you out in the garage working on your car” :D
     
  6. Splitbudaba
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    Enjoy her pushing you out to the garage, it won't last forever!!! I finally ordered some parts for my coupe, we plan on getting it from storage to my new house next week, trying to flat tow it for the first time, then let the fun begin. We have agreed I need to get the parking brake working since we have a steep driveway, that's the only brakes on the car, since there's a 60' tree just across the street.
     
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  7. daveh1932
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    Exciting to get in to your project back again, I’m looking forward to updates already
     
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  8. daveh1932
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    from UK

    7454659F-D61E-4462-8FB3-8EC886626211.jpeg
    This Roadster uses Speedway fog lamps as indicators, you may want to fit lower wattage lamps though
     
  9. daveh1932
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    Here’s another shot

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  10. Splitbudaba
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    Not bad, but kinda big! I think I would like something that's not so "up in my grille" so to speak! I was looking at beehive marker lights. I think I put some on my Schwinn when I was 14 years old, they were powered by a tiny generator that flipped against the tire to spin. Made an annoying noise!! The search continues!! Many thanks!
     
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  11. krylon32
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    Check E-Bay, I found some very small sorta bullet shaped cycle lights, semi gloss black with a black tinted lens that I put along the outside frame horns on my 32 5 window. My car is FF so you don't see the lights until they light up, they are amber and bright. Not for everyone but they worked for me.
     
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  12. Dennis D
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    Look at some motorcycle parts sites. D
     
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  13. Splitbudaba
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    Will do, thanks!!
     
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  14. Fat Hack
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    PERFECT! It's gonna be a car you'll be rightfully proud to own and drive...but yes, enjoy the build, that's priceless! B)
     
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  15. Splitbudaba
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    AMEN, that's the best part, if anybody enjoys my work that's icing on the cake, much appreciated, cruise on!!
     
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  16. Here's my version ...

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  17. Splitbudaba
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    Very cool, love the turn indicator lights!! Do they mount to the headlight housing? I see you are from Irwin Pa, I was born and raised in Reading, Pa, loved bracket racing at Maple Grove and cruisin Penn Street in the 70's with my El Camino!!! Miss those days! image00000620.jpeg
     
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  18. pprather
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    Mine are in the headlight reflector, but you can't see the Amber when they are off. I bought an Amber automotive bulb that has a silver coating, like a state troopers sun glasses. Glows Amber when on.

    Phil
     
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  19. pprather
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    I had a 72 Elco SS. That was after my 69 Elco, 350, 4 speed, 12 bolt posi. Those were great days!

    Phil
     
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  20. Splitbudaba
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    AMEN !!!!!!
     
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  21. Yes the turn signals are mounted to the headlight housing. I also go to Maple Grove every year !!
    Have relatives that live out on the east side of the state.
     
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  22. Splitbudaba
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    If and when I get the coupe finished I would like to take a road trip back home and tool around all the old places, maybe make a pass or two at Maple Grove just for old times sake! Not sure I will like what I find, but it's on my bucket list, along with running at Bonneville!
     
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  23. daveh1932
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    Love the El Camino, cool coup hd1084!
    I decided I wasn’t happy with the first attempt at the switch panel as the fit wasn’t good enough and the machining inconsistent so I redidit. Now finished and all switches mocked in place. I’m much happier with the second attempt, just need to wire the switches in. Next job to connect up the new gauges.

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  24. My turn signals...I think they're Yamaha ATV lights. 34signal2.jpg
     

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  25. Splitbudaba
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    Practice makes perfect Dave, I am the same way! Rocky, like the bike lights, size and shape, I was on Ebay in the motorcycle light section, many choices!! Thanks!!
     
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  26. Splitbudaba
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    Dave, did you take your daughter to her wedding in the coupe?
     
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  27. LM14
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    Mine are welded to the back side of my shock/headlight mounts.
    SPark

    turn3.jpg turn4.jpg turn5.jpg turn6.jpg turn7.jpg
     
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  28. daveh1932
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    It’s in June, fortunately just enough time to complete all the jobs I’m doing, then in to the trim shop for the interior beginning of April which should take about 3-4 weeks, then complete going through to clean and polish top to bottom, prepare speach, suit fitting, etc. Will keep you posted. I finished rewiring the new switches yesterday and on to the gauges today.
    I also picked up my next project yesterday for when the coup is finished (are they ever finished!), planning on fixing this up for my grandson
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  29. Is that stretched J40 glass??
     
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  30. daveh1932
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    Yes, it’s been stretched to fit on to a modified mobility scooter chassis
     
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