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Hot Rods Got another Tudor and now want to chop it

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by A Rodder, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. A Rodder
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    I had previously cut and rewelded my pitman arm.
    I think it was okay but a new one makes me feel a little bit better.

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  2. A Rodder
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    Here it is with the Hood, louvers courtesy of Elmitcheristo

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  3. kirby1374
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    wow, it's looking super nice!
     
  4. 29ToyA
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    Turning out sweet!
     
  5. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  6. woodz
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  7. autobodyed
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    that's a nice looking car. nice job.
     
  8. uglysteve
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    looks awesome! i like the color a lot.
     
  9. Bugsy
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    Man....that is so SEXY!!!!! Excellent work!!!!!
     
  10. A Rodder
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    Not much progress today, got braces put on........ on my teeth!
     
  11. elmitcheristo
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    That thing looks sharp!
     
  12. A Rodder
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    You talkin' 'bout my grill.....
     
  13. Jimi-Neutron
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    Thanks!
     
  14. A Rodder
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  15. A Rodder
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    Yesterday the voltage regulator mounted and wired, the fuel pump in and hooked up the wiring harness to the tail light.

    Should be ready to fire again very soon.
     
  16. A Rodder
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    Got it fired today. The brake and tail light is wired in as well. I have a pretty good fuel leak to deal with on the line coming out of the firewall mounted glass bowl majigger.

    Getting real close. Really need to work on seats now.
     
  17. I love the louvered, I want some!


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  18. Way coooool! Looks like a FUN ride!!!!
     
  19. Keep it up man, Im ready to watch some vids of it running
     
  20. A Rodder
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    Fuel issue is resolved, now just some interior.
    But I am just too damn busy at work to work on it......
    Prolly should take it home and work on it in the wee hours of darkness.
     
  21. NEWFISHER
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    If its at the home shop, after hours, and you need a hand---holler

    Did you use the majigger reseal kit, re flair a line or go back to the copper squeaz-a-majig
     
  22. cmarcus
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  23. A Rodder
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    Actually there must be a difference in how the lines seal between the 30 and 31's.
    On the 30 it was sealed with a copper ferrel and it sealed well.

    When I pulled that line of and put it on the tudor it leaked badly, replaced it with a new ferrel and same deal. I then got a 12" 1/4" brake line and cut it in half and used the original fitting to tighten the brake line up and it sealed correctly.

    I bought one of the $300 plus hydraulic flaring tools but as you know it I didn't have any 1/4 line to use it on so I just bought one with a flared end on it.


    On another note, I put some transmission anti slip fixall in my 56 with the powerglide, and it didn't do crap. Works great forward, slips like hell and will hardly engage reverse.

    Cmarcus- Thanks for the complement!
     
  24. Coming along good, and same to what Newfisher said..You know I'm within biking distance of your place! lol
     
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  25. A Rodder
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    I got some seats from a friend. I had sold him a Tudor awhile back with newly covered seats and we made an agreement that I could get the old ones back, luckily he still had them.

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    I really hate the lack of function that newer seats have in fitting to a Tudor in regards to rear seat access. I felt the stock seats for the front is the way to go.

    The brackets on the front of the seats were not the same, I am not sure if that is correct or not, but I made a plate with matching mounts for each seat fixture. It bolts to the subrails and looks to work out real well.

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    So that was great progress for the course. I have been really busy and just not had the time for it.

    I stayed late lastnight and got the seats mounted and BAM drove it home!

    There is a cruise tonight about 25 miles away, I think I will have the wife drive the wagon and I will take the Tudor. I actually set in my coupes seat in the rear so for cruising I can take a couple of the kids.

    Got it all washed up as well. First time it has been washed since it was painted 4 months ago. Cleaned up well, I took one of the boys for a ride. Got home and the taillight was out.

    I went to pull the lense and it was cracked then completely broke when I dropped it, bad bulb, I will rob one from another light.

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  26. 117harv
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    Outstanding sedan, perfect ride height/stance, well done fellow HAMBer!
     
  27. A Rodder
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    Thanks Harv, I talked to Mitch yesterday.
    He will send you some measurements on rear wishbones we need thru a PM.

    This Tudor has the shifter knob on it I got from you a couple years ago as well as the T spring out back, see you contributed more than just kind words!
     
  28. woodz
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    Oh man! This car has turned out perfect!
    Some serious insperation for me, I ve got to stop working on other peoples cars and get mine on the road.
    Nice work!:)
     
  29. 1951Streamliner
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    That hood top just took it to another level of awesome.

    Great job man
     

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