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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Oneilfab, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Oneilfab
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    Thanks!

    i just measured from the bottom of the firewall which is stock to the center of the radiator mounting holes on the cross member and its 34 3/4", i moved the cross member forward about 3 inches on the 32 frame, i didnt have to extend the frame because i cut off the front frame horns so u can't really tell that the cross member is moved forward
    hope his helps u out
     
  2. Dave York's Duvall windshield frame is a work of art and looks great on your roadster! :D
     
  3. squarebird352
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    Real boss, agressive stance, I like it.
     
  4. Oneilfab
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    the duvall is a work of art and i think its really going to make the car when its finished!
     
  5. Mnhotrodbuilder
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    Does Dave York have a website? The car is coming along great!
     
  6. Oneilfab
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    thanks!

    No he doesnt have a site, u can only get them from speedway or another parts place that sells them, he only sells whole sale to companys like speedway i'm pretty sure
     
  7. tobyflh
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    Can't stop looking at this. This is some cool shit.
     
  8. Oneilfab
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    Scored a wicked deal today, got it from a old local hotrodder, super rare Pines Winterfront 1932 grill incert and a original 32 grill shell
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    the grill is missing one of the bars, hopefully i can find one of make one, i think the rest is all fixable
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  9. The37Kid
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    WOW! What a great addition to the build. Bob
     
  10. squarebird352
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    there's a pine's grill like that hanging in the early ford store by my place in san dimas, ca! good find!
     
  11. Oneilfab
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    got a little work done on the roadster today, made some body mounts and got the front of the body bolted down. it was a nice day today so i pushed the car outside on its own wheels for the first time ever today, it was great to see it outside the shop for once!

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    it will sit higher in the front once i get the proper wheels and tires for it, the tire on it right now is only a little p175/75r14, going to be running a 6.00-16 on the front, much taller
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  12. aussie oldie
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    Nice work!! You are doing some nice fab work there. Just put a pic of my alternator, little denso one from a diahutsu charade. Just enough grunt to run the fan and h/lamps on idle.
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  13. Oneilfab
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    Thanks! love the 6 carb set up on your hemi! i really like that alternator and bracket, nice and small and compact, what the hell is a diahutsu charade tho?? lol
     
  14. aussie oldie
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    I should have had spell check on here. It's Daihatsu charade, Small Jap car from the late '80s. We had them here, but I don't know if you guys were that unfortunate. I think a lot of small Jap cars ran those little alternators, also fork lifts.
     
  15. kelzweld
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    Nice work. That's going to be a cool ride.
     
  16. Looks Killer from any angle! Nice work!
     
  17. rocksolidnate
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    looks great, nice welds
     
  18. Oneilfab
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    Got out to the shop today and built some floor pieces, made some channels for floor supports, used some 10 gauge steel, seems to be pretty sturdy
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    using 18 gauge steel for the floor
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    using my beed roller gives the floor some strengh and a lot of style!
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    still need to do some welding on the floor supports before i put the floor down for good, just bolted into place for now
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  19. 510madmav
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    awesome fabrication, love the motor mounts. That's a cool "set-back" garage too.
     
  20. Nice work!!! Kinda wishing I didn't get rid of my 29 roadster!!!
     
  21. FritzTownFord
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    THIS IS AMAZING
    Also, because I'm finishing a '31 and am rethinking way too much now.

    Really wondering how you'll finish the side reveal below the new windshield.
    And how you will blend the openings at the side of the dash/doors (inside).

    Keep it up, man, I'm watching!
     
  22. Subscribed!!! Loving this build!!
     
  23. Oneilfab
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    thanks!
    i'm not really sure how i'm going to finish the reveal on the cowl yet but on the inside i plan on running a 32 dash and then rolling and bending some 1 3/4" pipe and going to fit it at the top of the dash and blend into the top edge of the doors, try to make it look like a 36 ford roadster
     
  24. FritzTownFord
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    First, it's your car and you are making great choices IMHO. I filled the dash gaps on each end with little wedges to the cowl cap to close the openings.

    I'm already committed to the stock stanchions (notched to lay back) with '32 uppers to chop the windshield height. But I love the Duval style and have seen poor transitions attempted on '31 cowls - the reveal line needs to "go somewhere" rather than just fade away -again, just my opinion. I did this fast and dirty photoshop to show my idea. Don't we wish the actual work was as easy as photoshop!

    BTW, I sailed out of PA on the "Lady Rose" a few years back for the mail run out to Bamfield and Ucluelet - just am amazing area of the world. Sure didn't think ever I'd see a great hot rod build from there.
     

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  25. Oneilfab
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    i agree with you that the reveal line needs to go somewhere just not sure how i'm going to do it yet? lol once i'm done with the floor thats my next job to tackle, try to do one thing at a time so i dont get to overwhelmed

    thats awesome u have been to port alberni and took a cruise on the lady rose, i work at a marine welding shop and have worked on that boat many times but have never been for a ride on it! surpisingly P.A is a really big car town and there is a ton of really cool hot rods and muscle cars here
     
  26. 340HilbornDuster
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    First off, Awesome work Man!

    Bonez:
    Yur Front Bonez are mounted upside down...?..(Thick part on top and nuts on the bottom)
    I look at mine and it appears the caster would be way positive if I did that...

    Did you cut and re-weld them?

    The Holy bent piece on the bone...is that a spring or panhard bracket? Don't see it one the other side. Very Nice details!!

    Any more pictures of that part?

    Mahalo
    Tommy
     
  27. Oneilfab
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  28. 340HilbornDuster
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    Very Cool! Thanks for the Info!

    I'll keep watching your build...Might have to steal an idea or three?

    Mahalo
    Tommy
     
  29. 340HilbornDuster
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    One more...

    Where did you get your hardware...?
    Especially the dropped Spring perches attached to the bones?

    That's a really nice axle!

    Mahalo
    Tommy
     
  30. BrerHair
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    You guys that work with metal for a living are a pleasure to watch. Outstanding.
     

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