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

  1. Drylake
    Joined: Jul 17, 2016
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    Sold the 4 alloy heads today, so I have some shopping money for the roadster. E-fire dizzy and new strombergs are on my list! I'll be able to get one of the three items. Got some time in the shed and wet sanded my lights and did some mocking up as well. Gotta make the lights look more at home. 20200528_172641.jpg
     
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  2. Looking real good Adrian!
     
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  3. Drylake
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    Nothing too exciting today. Small amount of welding and some paint. "Paint it black and put it back" 20200530_163300.jpg 20200530_163249.jpg
     
  4. Drylake
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    Couple of scores today. 1938 manual, 32 steering wheel that I think I'll move on to put funds towards carbs. 20200602_155846.jpg 20200602_145341.jpg

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    Scored another N.O.S 38-39 horn button too. The matching headlight just arrived in the post! I've had a good day! Not a single crack in the bakelite on the 32 steering wheel!
     
  5. That is most probably a Chev wheel, not Ford.
     
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  6. Drylake
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    I initially thought it was a chev when I first saw it a long time ago. I think 41-46 chev trucks ran similar. But the size and detail looks more like 32 to me.... Edit, on doing more research it is 41-46 Chev... damn!
     
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  7. Drylake
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    Different key way and rivets that hold the centre. Ha, well that's probably why I didn't buy it ages ago when I first spotted it!
     
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  8. Drylake
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    Installed the anti-chatter rods today and started on the rough paint blend... Sanded the guide coat that has been sitting a while as well. I want this car to stay low budget 20200607_121358.jpg 20200607_153225.jpg 20200607_153230.jpg 20200607_153241.jpg 20200607_153301.jpg 20200607_160145.jpg 20200607_161706.jpg 20200607_162846.jpg and look it's age, no plastic surgery or make up for this 88 year old lady, ha ha!
     
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  9. Drylake
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  10. waxhead
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    Looking good.
     
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  11. Drylake
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    Thanks mate! I've been trying hard to make some progress.
     
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  12. Drylake
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    More shitty paint to come ha ha! Working through layering the paint to match the rest of the body, more wet sanding, then 20200611_164957.jpg new born blue, and aged clear coat. 20200611_090653.jpg
     
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  13. Drylake
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    Over the weekend I picked up a couple of 35 wires and carbs with the idea I can keep my motor mocked up with carbs until I've saved enough coin to buy my new strombergs. My thoughts with the wires are to clean them up and fit them with the 16" 7.00's that I ultimately want to run on the rear of the roadster. I've had 8 wire wheels blasted over the last couple of years and I'm a bit over the $35 blasting expense per wheel, dropping and collecting them too! I decided today I'd get a container suitable to fit wheels in for a citric acid bath! Half of a $5 pickle drum will do the job nicely! 20200616_154111.jpg
     
  14. Drylake
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    My hot rod hunting involved visiting a couple of good antique stores. Here's what I brought home. 20200614_162405.jpg 20200613_115413.jpg The "old monkey saddle" they had for sale was funny and interesting, ha ha... No I didn't buy it!
     
  15. sloppy jalopies
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    I know it is the camera but one of those wheels looks like some "parade" wheels that clown cars in a parade had [they waddled]...
     
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  16. Drylake
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    Ha ha! Yes the camera made it look pretty distorted.
     
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  17. Drylake
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    Modern day treasure hunt today. Found a front Houdaille shock and arm which was on my list, got another pair of indicators with matching shitty paint. 32 rear view mirror I think... and other things of interest. 20200618_170438.jpg 20200618_171358.jpg 20200618_171613.jpg 20200618_154915.jpg
     
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  18. Mart
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    You, Sir, appear to have crabs.
     
  19. Fortunateson
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    Never thought to ever use a '35 wire wheel as a crab trap! Great idea....
     
  20. Drylake
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    Ha ha! That's funny! :)
     
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  21. Drylake
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    Bit off topic of the roadster build.. Rusty metal lettering for the workshop, ha ha! I like it! 20200620_173740.jpg
     
  22. Elvis100
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  23. Nah. DR HOOT
     
  24. The37Kid
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    Like the brass Model T accessory piece. Bob
     
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  25. Drylake
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    Ahh I wasn't too sure what model It was off.. I was thinking it would look good on an old crusty chrome 32 luggage rack I have.
     
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  26. dumprat
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    Too bad ya didn't leave the top yellow and the bottom of the body black. I think that would look stellar!
     
  27. Drylake
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    Wheels cleaned up well in citric acid. 20200701_112933.jpg 20200701_144505.jpg
     
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  29. sloppy jalopies
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    buddy tried the citric acid yesterday... was blown away how well it removed light rust... yet to try it on MAINE rust...keep ya posted...
     
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  30. The37Kid
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    Maine rust, try two scoops. :)

    Bob
     

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