The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by drylakespeedshop, Jul 18, 2016.
Nice work, keep it up.
The gauges/bezel are from a 1936 Studebaker Dictator. A great Art Deco piece to find that will look great in your rod! Rare enough piece that if someone actually wanted to find one they could spend years looking...
I know that Vauxhall well! Not too far from us. Keep up the good work!
Small world "Outback"!
I cut the sheet metal for the "X" member legs and dropped them off to be folded today. Pick them up tomorrow.
I started cleaning up the 34 wishbone I got with my flathead engine haul a while back. I'll have to extend it the 2" required to make it fit the 32 so I'm hoping to find some suitable tubing tomorrow at the local steel supply store.
Got my folds back this afternoon, with some more cuts and holes for exhaust to come before fitment. Also made some progress on lengthening the wishbone.
I purchased a pair of chopped up 36 radius rods at the Ballarat swap meet for cheap, with plans to use them on a later project. With the heavy pitting on my complete radius rods I've decided to repair the hacked ones which have no pitting. I purchased some tubing and will make them the length I need.
That Vauxhall roadster is my neighbours ha ha.
G,day Bob, 1st post. You must be the quiet one in the neighbourhood .
Cheers Gaz, been lurking for years. Collecting plenty of parts but haven't really done anything hamb worthy. Just started on the frame for my '28 A coupe, not much to show yet as I'm waiting to hear back from my engineer. Hope to start a build thread when the ball gets rolling. Bob.
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Wow. love this dash layout! Not sure what you were going top do, but this is beautiful!
"Canadianese soaked in Fosters".
I see you're using authentic "Ford Blue" steel. Well done!
The steel is a requirement for seat belt mounting points over here. I'm sure the "blue steel" is from a melted down duece that didn't make it...
Did somebody say "Blue Steel"...?
We just export Fosters, we dont drink it...
Looking great! I like the way you did the k member legs. Also looking forward to your rear bones and how they turn out!
I'll take a Crown Lager please .... with a dram of your favorite. Bottoms up !!
I think I may have tasted it once?
I recntly sold a couple of projects put together from saved panels I picked up when I was off with my broken foot. Worked out to be a good boost for the
32 funds. I've also sold a hell of a lot of small items. It really is satisfying seeing these parts finding new homes on projects?
Made myself a new front spreader bar this morning and crated up the 35 pickup cab along with some blc guide lights I sold. Having the space in the back of my shed where the 35 was has alowed me to have a good clean up and mock up some 5w 32 bits I have as an end of the rainbow project... it's amazing how the parts stack up and start to look like a car. It all has come about from looking for roadster parts...
I heard that from the father of a number of boys from the same Aussie family I taught years ago. Originally one brother emigrated with three sisters to Canada and opened a number of pubs. Lovingly known as the Aussie Mafia.
Weather is really nice today and my wife and kids are away. I'm spending some time in the shed looking at what I have in the way of the steering box, pitman arms and drag link options. I've filed out the indexing flat spots on the splined pitman arm to accomidate for the change in column angle being a truck steering box. I'll shorten the tie rod to change it to an adjustable drag link.
At this stage it looks like I'll be using the 40 truck steering box and pitman arm with an adjustable drag link made from model A tie rod ends, using the A model ball on the pitman arm which already has the correct shaft taper to fit.
I just saw your thread about 1936 Ford Rear Radius Rods your using in a 1932 Ford Frame Chassis. I’m building a 1932 Ford Roadster Pickup. I’m using a Aluminum Bracket that is mounted back behind the Stock K-Member. You take off the Stock Ford Mechanical Brake Spring Relay Bracket. An then you use Ford Stock Bolt holes to Mount this Bracket. It’s made by Gene Sanders of (M.E.C.) Model Engineering Co. I’m using the Stock 1936 Radius Rods. I cut off the ends. Then weld on steel threaded Buns, & use Steel rubber Hangers to Mount to Gene’s Aluminum Professionaly Cast Bracket. Google his Company & see his web page. He’s located in Akron, Ohio. (330) 644-3450. 3136 Manchester Road, Akron, Oh. 44319. He & His son, he’s a Profeesional Tool, Die & Pattern maker. I’ve purchased many items of his for 1932 Fords, excellent Quailty & workmanship. His got a lot of other parts that he makes that aren’t on his web page or Catalog. My name is Dereald Millsap, 1176 Texas HWY 19 South, Sulphur Springs, Tx. (903) 952-1933. I’ve got no financial interests with Gene Sanders. I just saw & thought about your neat Roadster Build. Best Regards Respectfully Dereald Millsap BigDTexasKid
Thank you! I'll have a look!
Scored a few pieces to the puzzle today... 4/71 blower and a quickchange!
Love your work!
It'll be a fun ride when it's done.
Maiden voyage back to the vineyard would be an epic journey. Even if you took a week to get there and back.
Dereald, If you are referring to the hydraulic brake system sold by Gene Sanders I would not advise anyone using his system. I installed the bracket and arms on my original roadster and fortunately for me one of the arms broke while bleeding the system in my shop. I called Gene and forwarded photos of the broken part and he was very surprised. The brake system arms were cast from aluminum and due to the absolutely wrong material and a stress riser the part failed. Had I been in traffic my car could have been potentially totaled. I sent Gene the attached photos, one of the broken arm and one of the replacement arms I had a local shop make. Brake systems and steering components are the most critical safety devices on a car and should be manufactured of the highest quality materials available.
Definitely a few photos in a vineyard will be in order!
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