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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by walter, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Russ Tee
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    You nailed it, that car is beautiful
     
  2. qzjrd5
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    That car is gorgeous. Great job!
     
  3. walter
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    The passenger was 3 years old in the first part of the video. His Mother was driving the roadster and his dad was on the hey sweep. His brother was helping me fire the engine.
     
  4. walter
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    Hood is on. Glad I fit it several times before I painted it. Next is on to the top for final finish and installation
    Walter
     
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  5. walter
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    I have been busy trying to diagnose a slight noise in the right rear. Thought maybe a bad hub but everything was new Finally checked the basics. Loose wheel. After close inspection I realized that when I converted to press in studs the shoulders came through and didn't have enough threads. Made some 3/16ths spacers and all is well. I did get the top irons and bows refurnished and installed. Next is to invite my upholstery guy over to get the news on what an upholstery job costs. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465443481.791714.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465443493.178884.jpg
     
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  6. walter
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    One step closer to the upholstery shop. Test fit rear window frame. Now to get glass cut and tempered.
     
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  7. walter
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    Went to upholstery shop!! Should be done in 4 -5 weeks
     
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  8. walter
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    Day 4 of upholstery. Very impressed with the shop. Owner of the shop is working on layout as well as fitting the seat to my body. Great design layout. Long way to go but will be worth while.
     
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  9. walter
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    Week 3. I'm very happy with the look and extremely happy with the workmanship!
    Walter
     
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  10. walter
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    Getting closer! Very happy with Scott at the upholstery shop. Should be done at the end of next week
    Walter
     
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  11. walter
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    Door panels are installed band working on carpet. Suppose to be ready to pickup tomorrow or Saturday morning!!
     
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  12. 1-SHOT
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    It's perfect I'll take it Frank
     
  13. walter
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    Frank I think I'll keep it! Hope to have it ready for the Starlight here in Wichita in September!
     
  14. walter
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    Home from the Upolstery shop. Very happy with the workmanship!!
     
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  15. 29AVEE8
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    You can be very proud, that is one beautiful roadster.
     
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  17. walter
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    A little more progress! Spending a couple days getting some striping done.
     
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  18. walter
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    Well I have been trying to dial the motor in. Little more timing, went from #45 jets to #44 jets. Still seems a little rich but much better. Heat gauge quit working so I sent it in for the 3rd time to get repaired.
     
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  19. walter
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    First show! Had a great time at the Starliner show. The Flyer was worth all 9 years of work!
    Walter
     
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  21. walter
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    I couldn't take it any longer!!! After a nice rain yesterday the salt is off the streets so I took the Flyer for a little drive. Felt great to get behind the wheel after several months covered up in the garage. But winter is still here so back to covered it gets and hope for an early spring!
    Walter
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  22. UNCLECHET
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    Here it was last Saturday night (1/20/18) at the "Cars for Charity" car show in Wichita, Ks. What a car!

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  23. walter
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  24. She's a beaut!
     
  25. walter
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  26. bct
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    wow. just wow. well done
     
  27. waxhead
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    Easily one of my favourite cars on the HAMB. Love it
     
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  28. lodaddyo
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    Perfect! Is that relicate leather on the seats?
     
  29. banjorear
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    Wow! Nailed it, man. You should be proud.
     
  30. walter
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    Thanks


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