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

  1. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies
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    nice haul...
    tin hunting is slowing down around here, deer hunting season keeps me outa the woods...
    someone gets killed every year !
     
  2. CURSED GEARS
    Joined: Jul 21, 2016
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    CURSED GEARS
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    Look at all of those free grills! The other stuff is not to shabby either.
     
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  3. Dedsoto
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    from Australia
    1. Aussie HAMBers

    We fund our projects the same way, makes for good fun too! 20170927_071445.jpg
     
  4. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    I payed $1,000 for my 32, but it has been funded by my finds and buying/swapping/selling. Not the quickest way to do it, but sure is fun, save some old tin along the way and it's the only way I can afford to do it.
     
  5. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    What body do you have?
     
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  6. Dedsoto
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    Dedsoto
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    from Australia
    1. Aussie HAMBers

    A 29 roadster that I paid good money for, pretty much complete. Planning a 32 for the next build though, got a little bit to start with. 20180513_124616.jpg
     
  7. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    I did some work on this old T today to help fund the 32 progress! Made up from my latest tin hunt. 20181105_164550.jpg
     
  8. Drylake
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    Not a bad little rod for someone. Satisfying to think If I didn't pick it up it may have been lost forever. 20181105_163520.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2018
  9. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Needed good size patches though... 20181105_165905.jpg 20181103_090051.jpg
     
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  10. Nice work patching that T!
     
  11. bowlingball
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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    bowlingball
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    from Australia

    [​IMG]hope the blower and Quickchange are up to spec for your dollars , I had them earmarked for my Aussie 34 roadster, with a similar purchase story ,,, looks great ! Goodluck with it


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  12. Elvis100
    Joined: May 21, 2016
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    Elvis100

    Lets see some more of that 34 on its own thread!



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  13. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Todays parts hunt was pretty fun. No swap meets this weekend near me and I went to basketball practice with my kids. My little fella couldn't sit still as it was my 7 year old daughters practice. So we went for a walk down by a close creek. To my suprise I found an old sign laying on the bank of the creek! My son is 3 and we were looking for lizards... there were heaps of river skinks as I called them as a kid, there about 7" long.

    Later this arvo I went back and decided it was worth a better look around. After finding no other freebies in the creek I went for a drive down to a nearby orchard and had a chat with the owner. I got an overland cowell and staunchions, 1937 ford rear end with radius rods, wide fives, and torque tube attached with 36 radius rods also attached as part of the structure! Loads of fun and usable parts for the 32 and he was a top bloke. I hope the diff ratio is better than my other 4.11's. Cost me $60 for the lot! 20181111_164647.jpg 2018-11-11 18.16.03.jpg
     
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  14. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Everything spins how it should, oil is pretty clean, bonus with the wide 5's which makes up a set for me, and 36 radius rod parts. Pretty good for $40 I think! Gotta love old trailers with early ford parts under them! 2018-11-12 13.14.36.jpg
     
  15. Drylake
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    I just took the body of the trailer to the scrap yard. Got $28 back, so the early ford parts cost me $12 and a little time with the plasma cutter.
     
  16. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    from Central Ky

    Corner of a old Pabst blue ribbon beer sign?:D No clue but the first thing I thought of with the red white and blue and what could be the corner of the P???:)
     
  17. 63Compact
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  18. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    It's the corner of an old Mobil sign. I still got it to hang on the shed wall.
     
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  19. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
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    Really enjoying your build. Took 4 nights to get through, and loved it all. Your ability to find old tin is amazing and looks like a lot of fun. Good luck and I look forward to seeing the 32 finished.
     
  20. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    I look forward to having it done also. It's a roundabout way to do it, but works for me financially, and is an education all the way along.
     
  21. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    My hunting and gathering came to a real high over the weekend as I collected parts from a good mate and hit the Bendigo swap meet with a spring in my step! I collected parts near and far to use, and finance my build! Swaps, buys, sales and finds loaded and unloaded along the way! 20181118_145017.jpg 20181118_180951.jpg 20181118_153616.jpg 20181118_153601.jpg
     
  22. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
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    from tasmania

    i didn't find much at Bendigo got a bit of floor for my roadster , did you see them horrible 32 truck fenders
     
  23. Good tin hunting! You can look up Ezyreg (the Rodder's friend), you may find the original car that plate came from.
     
  24. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    No I don't think I did, toasty? My buy of the day was the Willys roadster quarters for very cheap and since sold to fund my 32!
     
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  25. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Good idea! I'll give it a go! Be nice to know!
     
  26. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Drylake
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    I started flattening off my rear cross member yesterday. 20181119_171718.jpg I also managed to get out into the shed and work on the supercharger setup today. Might be a while down the track that I run it on the roadster, but I couldn't resist cleaning the outside of it and doing a mock up! 20181120_180853.jpg
     
  27. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Drylake
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    20181121_143533.jpg A little progress today. 20181121_144029.jpg 20181121_160510.jpg 20181121_160519.jpg
     
  28. bowlingball
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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    bowlingball
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    from Australia

    Geez if I knew you had the 34 grille I'd have swapped the blower and QC !


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  29. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Drylake
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    Bit more playing around today. Used cordless tools till they went flat as the storm last night took the power out and it's been out for around 20hrs... started shortening the torque tube and chasing up a clam shell, which I'll hopefully collect tomorrow morning. If the power is back on tomorrow..... I'll straighten out the spring mounts on the 36 radius rods, and finish up some more work on the rear end.

    Played around with another pair of cycle guards as well. They have original paint which I like. 20181122_130618.jpg 20181122_140800.jpg 20181122_142900.jpg
     
  30. Nice project, a lot of hard work and resourcefulness evident here. I enjoy seeing all the bits and pieces you collect.
    I do have one kind of stupid question. I see in a lot of the build threads from down under a lot of the rectangular tubing is painted blue. Is it recycled from some particular source or supplied that way from the manufacturer? Just a little detail that I've wondered about.
     
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