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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Drylake, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Had a couple of days off and spent the time dropping some parts off and hunting for bush finds! Had a great time with my brother who happened to be on holidays! Found a 33 ford sedan cut, an old coin and a near complete set of wool scales that had the top corner hanging out of the ground. Bit of a dig and the condition was surprisingly good! Found some other things but these are my favorites. Plan is to turn these into suitable parts for my roadster of course... 20180910_165110.jpg 20180911_193943.jpg 20180912_165217.jpg 20180911_185058.jpg
     
  2. Deuce Bigalow
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    I bought my first 32 last April. A true barn find Tudor. It sat untouched in this barn since 1968. It also has these “King of the Road” lights on the rear. First ones I had seen.
     
  3. Nice parts find, usable material for somebody. I like the coin; it's the year I was born.
     
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  4. Drylake
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    Another patch going in. Been a while since I've had the chance to do some work on the old girl! 20180927_182450.jpg 20180927_065347.jpg 20180927_065337.jpg
     
  5. Drylake
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  6. Drylake
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    Went on a tin hunt and dragged some junk home. Some cuts and small items I can use on projects the rest I'll move on, good to save some old tin from the elements. Also scored a N.O.S stewart warner tach and some more suitable front runners 5.50 16" firestones. I also hung some shed art up! 20181016_162001.jpg 20181015_162901.jpg 20181015_155714.jpg 20181015_155727.jpg 20181013_151416.jpg 20181008_133702.jpg 20181004_183248.jpg
     
  7. CURSED GEARS
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    It amazes me that you can just walk out in the bush and find these parts. Your a lucky man. Nice patch by the way.
     
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  8. tub1
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    from tasmania

    you going to Bendigo swap drylakes
     
  9. Drylake
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    Sure am! Got a bunch of stuff to collect from a mate!
     
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  10. Drylake
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    Unfortunately I wasn't able to find all my rusty tin, I had to buy some, but still find a good amount when I get the chance to go on a hunt.
     
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  11. Drylake
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    I recently discovered a half filled in pit with a few panels and parts in there. Managed to drag this old windmill head out which is alloy with a brass centre. Polished it up a little as a shed hanger, still have to mount it properly. Patent happens to be 1932 as well! Early license plate is kinda cool!

    I think I found crocodile dundees knife on the way out to my tin hunt...

    I've just been welding in small patches so nothong too exciting on the roadster progress! images-68.jpeg 20181019_192636.jpg 20181015_083531.jpg 20181017_192241.jpg
     
  12. Drylake
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    Finished extending the 33-34 wishbone today and layed some paint down on it. I have a little bit of doubt in my mind over my gauge choice at the moment. I think I'll mock it up as best I can before I do anything drastic... today my thought process was hell just throw some new SW gauges in and be done with it... 20181022_134619.jpg 20181022_130117.jpg 20181022_184106.jpg
     
  13. That early SA rego plate could be worth a decent amount. You know what the old VIC plates fetch at auction. I would hang that plate around my neck at Bendigo Swapmeet with a small for sale taped on. You still have 3 weeks to do some research.
     
  14. Drylake
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    A little disappointed today. Stripped down my gear boxes to work out my final gearbox arrangement for the roadster. I have a couple of doner side load boxes and a bunch of top load casings, some with gear sets. So out of what I have, I've found my later synchro boxes to have bad countershaft cluster gears and pretty average reverse idler gears. I have enough parts to build an earlier (1936-39) box.... found a 78 case amongst half a dozen 48 cases, and a double detent shifter! Progress 20181028_192739.jpg ! 20181028_191330.jpg 20181028_191359.jpg 20181027_191805.jpg 20181028_185839.jpg
     
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  15. tub1
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    I recon id have a cluster , however if you have all the bits to put a 32 /35 box together id go that way , none of these gearboxs have syncro on low gear and the early ones have a straight cut low gear the wine sounds cool , I have one in my 35 tub with a 283
     
  16. tub1
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    also you have a double detent shifter but does it have the correct 2 / 3 shifter fork they are a bit hard to find
     
  17. Drylake
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    The earlier box I have parts for still has the helical gears, it's a 1936-39 and a 48 casing. I'll still build it and use it, but was hoping my later parts would be nicer.
     
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  18. Drylake
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    Yes, the double detent shifter has the wider forks. Not a bad find.
     
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  19. Cool thread!


    Walt
    Outsiders CC
     
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  20. terry54999
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    looks great man!
     
  21. Drylake
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    20181029_142956-2.jpg Tin hunt yesterday was pretty fun, came across a couple of old dumps...
     
  22. Drylake
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  23. I can see an "A" cowl in there...
     
  24. Drylake
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    1926-27 T it is. 20181030_155956-1.jpg
     
  25. Drylake
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    The corner of the porcelain sign had me excited... until I realised it was just a corner! 20181030_071503.jpg
     
  26. Drylake
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    This was my first find yesterday, and it just got better! 20181029_104629-1.jpg 20181030_071527.jpg
     
  27. Drylake
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    I'm not sure what the seat is out of? 20181030_071511.jpg
     
  28. CURSED GEARS
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    I'm deeply impressed.
     
  29. Drylake
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    One of my better tin hunts! 20181101_094749.jpg
     
  30. 392
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    I love checking in on this thread, and I'm amazed at how much you find.
     
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