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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The37Kid, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. The37Kid
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    Thanks Frank! Would brake cleaner work as a mag cleaner or just melt the stuff inside?
     
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  2. studebakerjoe
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    Bob, isopropyl alcohol works pretty well for cleaning electrical parts.
     
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  3. The37Kid
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    DSCF2822.JPG DSCF2824.JPG I'm not taking the mag off just plan to clean it in place.
     
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  4. The37Kid
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    No progress on the Roadster but I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Bob
     
  5. The37Kid
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    Happy New Year! Hope everyone has a Great one! Bob
     
  6. sloppy jalopies
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    same to you and your's bob.
     
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    10 more months until Hershey. Happy New Year to all the Roberts in the house.
     
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  8. Thanks, Bob. Eight hours into 2020 for me being where i am and all looks good.
    Off to a Hot Rod breakfast at a Friends place.
    All the Best, Bob and all others here. Cheers, JW
     
  9. sloppy jalopies
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    No Bobs in our family but my Dad was a "BUB", Bub Smith...
    We still have the very well built runner sled with his name on it...
    go dad go !
     
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  11. The37Kid
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    DSCF0846.JPG Back in 1968 I went 50/50 with a high school friend on a 1930 Ford Cabriolet, $50.00 total. He needed the rear axle for the '28 Roadster Pick Up that was his daily driver, there were three Model A's in the Class of '68. I keep the rest of the car and parted it out. Today I sold the deck lid, after 52 years I decided I don't need a spare, the keeper is much nicer. Off to FedEx Ground tomorrow. :)Bob

    There is the keeper from back on page 4

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  12. FedEx Ground ? Nice. Pack job pictures ? Cardboard or crate ?

    I used to ship fenders DHL .. but no more U.S. domestic. Used Greyhound .. not the best to know where your parts are .. even when the part is next to the person answering the phone < Dallas depot > :rolleyes:. Have also used Forward Air on pallet .. airport to airport.

    Cool to know ... decklid FedEx. Thanks Bob ! Your basement continues treasure hunting.
     
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  13. The37Kid
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    Had some leftover paint remover, brushed it on the fender well. Some scraping and sanding and I have a better idea what needs fixing. Doors were welded & brazed closed when I found it. All free stuff, I may hit it with hammers, next. Hank was no help at all.

    Bob


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  14. Have you upgraded the Inspector, Bob? JW
     
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  15. Even the dog knows this is ruff!:rolleyes:


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  16. it looks good from here image1.jpeg
     
  17. The37Kid
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    Three grandkids plus the dog, it has to turn out nice.

    Bob
     
  18. Anyone lose an Honest Charlie's Hat? IMG_6634.JPG
     
  19. sloppy jalopies
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    Your dog don't know bull !
    that is new England savable...
     
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  20. The37Kid
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    Two days in a row, motivation and paint remover still in good supply. Now finding the guy that can roll factory matching bead on a 12 x 12 sheet of steel is the next step. Has anyone seen Flop recently? Bob
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    go bob go !
     
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  23. The37Kid
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    Ever have one of those days when you are razor blading a car and everything goes right and you just can't stop? Less that two hours and I'm down to the original paint. Started with one used blade, keep dressing it with a piece of 80 grit. Know idea why the red lead was there, no flaws under it. Called Steadfast about a kick up subframe, I'm having fun.


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  24. sloppy jalopies
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    Those quarters look nice bob,
    Buddy is bonding together a '32 fibreglass roadster body... he bought brookies '32 rear subfloor for the project...
    I asked him twice … $165.00 ...
    comes in a box, you assemble...
    adding them to an A coupe, roadster or coupester body on '32 rails should only involve shortening the cross rails a little...
    think that is a good deal $...
    my $0.02 …
     
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  25. The37Kid
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    I don't think that body was outside for too long, I found it in 1962 so it was 32 years old then. Attic and basement storage since then. I can save half of the bottom bead. I think I read some were on the HAMB that Flop made a die to roll out perfect factory matches.

    Bob
     
  26. Runnin shine
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    Bob, I can’t express how warm you’ve made my heart by working on your Roadster again. Please keep it goin buddy.


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  27. The37Kid
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    Thanks! It does feel good working on the body, that is all that matters now, goal is to have a finished body in primer with fitted doors and deck lid. NOTHING else, just doing what I'm good at, and understand. I've always liked that pinstriping doodle some kid put on it, but scraping off the first section was the first step in the body's new life. I can do a lot of prep work on parts without spending any money.

    Bob
     
  28. The37Kid
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    New paint stick, a half sheet of 400 paper and 45 minutes with soapy water, and it looks much better. Time for my second cup of coffee.
    Bob
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  29. sloppy jalopies
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    Inspirational … but not enough for me to jump on this one... $1700 ish...
    zee'd frame front and rear, split bones, disc brakes on the A axle, SBC, automatic, RHD, looks like a '32 truck door cut and folded for the right side door, flat steel quarter extentions and right cowl side, car roof as deckskin, filled tanktop, ...
    …a little cheaper and one could split it down the middle and make 2 lawn art profiles...
    or get "blades bob" to restore it for you...
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