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Projects I'm off to find my '30 Roadster in the Basement.

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

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    The Front crossmember arrived yesterday, thank you DAK RAT! This morning I sold an autographed baseball Dad gave be back around 1963 or so. Free crossmember, Thanks Dad! Merry Christmas to everyone!
    Bob
     
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  2. sloppy jalopies
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    Looks good 37 ...
    if that was a straight trade you did well...
    doesn't the dropped radiator mounting holes means '30-'31 ...
    go 37 go !
     
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  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Yes, it is the 30-31 I've been looking for. Just a month or so I learned about the oval radiator mounting holes, 30-31 have them, 28-29 are round. Easier to spot than remembering the high low stampings. Overflow hole is another easy to spot clue.

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    Bob
     
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  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Getting ready to kick 2020 out the door. Didn't make much noticeable progress on any projects, picked up a few pieces that was it. Sure added to the clutter in the basement and garage, four full car loads of books will do that. Plus side is the sale of them will pay for the JW Rod Shop '32 Rails and a Kick Up kit from Steadfast. I need a chassis to make any progress in setting up both bodies, the Roadster & the Steelback. Missed seeing everyone this year at Shows & Swap Meets. Best wishes to everyone in 2021! Bob
     
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  5. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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    Hershey info has been sent, it BETTER happen this year. Have a Good New Year 37. Was just thinking about when we went to eat during Hershey with Bluto.
     
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  6. The37Kid
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    I just found some photos of Z at Bonneville 30 minutes ago! Sure miss the Saturday phone calls from Bluto. Have a Happy New Year! Bob
     
  7. ronnieroadster
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    Happy New Year to you Bob it should be a much better year it might start off slow but I bet it will get better in many ways.
    Ronnieroadster
     
  8. All the best for the New Year, Bob.:D JW
     
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  9. Happy New Year Bob. Hershey! Hershey! Hershey! Hershey!:D OK I will calm down.:oops: Back to the garage.:cool:
     
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  10. Was going to send you and Doug a PM, but this will work just as well! 2020 has been quite the roller coaster ride:
    • Lost my mom to cancer on Dad's birthday in January
    • Felt like a first-year teacher again, as I spent the year teaching online, face-to-face, and everything in between, while guidelines/rules/etc changed daily... and sometimes they updated AS we were meeting to talk about what was supposed to be implemented
    • Repeatedly fought an OT 90's Buick with 3.8l (the GM designers who came up with THAT package and platform should be boiled in their juices and fed to their families) and am STILL fighting a parasitic draw that is killing the battery
    • And more that I just can't go into online...

    On the positive side, the interior guy who SWORE he had thrown out the interior to Dad's Victory Six called a week before Thanksgiving to let me know HE HAD FOUND THEM!!! Turned out he had put them in a corned, covered them, and started piling stuff around them. In the process of moving his shop out of Philly, he uncovered them and called- SO grateful that he did. Dad picked them up the next day, and my middle boy drove up with me during Thanksgiving break to get them from Dad. Looks like everything is there, and in better shape than had been described (the mohair is shot, but can be used as a pattern, and button, screws, etc are there to match).

    One thing that I had forgotten, the package shelf is bolted to the back of the drivers seat (no adjusting the seat), so I may have to improvise a bit to get my 6'6" self into a comfortable driving position. Thinking that I could make the sprung part of the seat back removable, and put a thin pad on the metal seat back when I drive to move my keester back a few inches/create a little more leg room, and I have a spare steering column that I can cut down 3"- 4" to get the steering wheel out of my chest :D
     
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  11. Happy new year to you Bob. It has been over 50 years since we first met, and you got the 1926-27 T roadster doors from me.
     
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  12. Glen Trotter
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    its sure to be there cause we never throw anything away !
     
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  13. Stogy
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    HNY @The37Kid...may this new year be a return to better times...fingers crossed arm out...;)
     
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  14. The37Kid
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    Thanks Nick! I remember that day like it was last week, far side of the Ridgefield Meet in September. Those doors got added to the front half of a 1926 T touring I had, and Art Johnson made a clone of the Bo Jones Lakes Modified, even painted it orange. Last time I saw it was in the Hershey Flea market. Best wishes for 2021!
     
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  15. The37Kid
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    Yes, It is another move the deck chairs on the Titanic day, but in the end I'm more organized, and look at the floor space. Got to level the table tomorrow, this has all the markings for assembling the subfloor on the Roadster, and will double as an eBay photo and packing area. Late winter early spring I'll build a wheeled version of things, for now getting all the Roadster parts in one area is the goal
     

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