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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by lodaddyo, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. louisb
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  2. lodaddyo
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    Been working on setting the steering up. Im running an f-1 box and model a sector housing bolted in the stock location. Im using a set of 33-36 exhaust manifolds. I got about 3/4" clearance betweeen the box and manifold without having to move the box. Chucked up the cut down model a sector in the lathe and made a cut for the f-1 seal

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    Also found a piece of oak dowel rod and cut it to fit the model a side and the cut down f1 box to act as an alignment tool to tack it and weld it. Once its welded ill knock out the wood and push in the new bushings and hone them to size

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    Bolted the box in and used a piece of tubing to figure out where i wanted the steering wheel. Next i gotta figure out some sort of column drop

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  3. Bib Overalls
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    Loving this.
     
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  4. 1-SHOT
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    I like this too and have been following.
     
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  5. lodaddyo
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    Thanks guys, progress has slowed up lately. Gave most of my money to than damn mouse in florida. And the holidays got me all messed up. Will get back on it soon!
     
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    Who is the mouse in Florida?
     
  7. jhexide
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    Mickey Mouse.....!!!!
     
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    Been there done that. It's fun to watch the kids enjoy themselves.
     
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  9. Matlack
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    great build. it's giving me inspiration.
     
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  10. Rickybop
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    I love traditional roadsters.
    Glad I stopped by tonight and had the pleasure and privilege of seeing your build, LDO.
     
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  11. 1935ply
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    Great looking build. I like how this is coming together. What are you using for a seat?
     
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  12. lodaddyo
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    Bengels seat frame for a model a roadster. Theyy advertise here on the hamb. Great guys to deal with, seat fits perfect
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  13. lodaddyo
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    Little update, started working on getting my banjo together. Got the pinion assembly in the housing, set the pinion pre-load and got it locked down. Takes about 15in lbs to move it. Next up is to put it all back together and set the back lash.
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    Also been working on a buddys 49 f-1. Swapped out the front axle for a nostalgia sids 3" drop axle. Installed some posies drop leaf springs. Gave it a nice stance
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    Pulled the flathead out to freshen it up a bit. Its a good running motor. The plans are new navarro heads and intake. Dual 97's, fresh coat of paint , a t5 swap, and a whole bunch of other polished goodies

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  14. lodaddyo
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    Got the banjo together and ready to go back under the car, anxious to see how it sits with the new reversed eye rear main spring
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    True 7 leaf roadster spring with reversed eye main spring from A-springs and dummy plate

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  15. Man you are moving right along on this build....Thanks for posting all the great photos..
     
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  16. louisb
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    Good job on the banjo. I just got my new 7-leaf spring as well.

    --louis
     
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  17. lodaddyo
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    Thanks! Its not moving as fast as id like, but thats life sometimes. It will get done!

    Thanks man, they arent as difficult as i thought.
     
  18. lodaddyo
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    Got to the point where i needed to get the body off to do some things on the frame. Cobbled together a cart out of wood to roll it around.,
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    My neighbor helped me get the body off, hopefully it will be the last time it comes off.
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    Got the rear end hung back under and back on all fours. Next step is to do some finish welding on the f1 crossmember, motor mounts, and some other things. Gonna work on shortening my torque tube and driveshaft

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  19. lodaddyo
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    Been working a shutdown at work, everyday, 12 hours a day for the last 15 days. Finally got a day off. Mangaged to get a couple things done. I go back to work tomorrow for another 15 days.
    Cut out and moved the pedal mount inboard on the f1 crossmember. Got the clutch linkage hooked up.

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    Also whipped up a parking brake mount that bolts to the trans.

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    Next up is shortening the torque tube and driveshaft.if i remember Ill try to get alot of pics when i do it. Back to work
     
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  20. GordonC
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    Lodaddyo, just fyi, I think the handle is normally mounted with the lip/overhang to the front although you can do it anyway that makes you happy!:)
     

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  21. lodaddyo
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    Yeah i was wondering if anybody would notice i bolted it on backwards. I realized it after i took the pic. Its now orientated the correct way.
    Thanks!
     
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  22. Dapetruz
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    Awesome build!!
     
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  23. lodaddyo
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    Thanks!
     
  24. fastmike
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    Looking great!
     
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  25. lodaddyo
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    Thanks!
    wish i could get some time off to work on it. 20 days in a row at work Is killing me. I had moose over on the photoshop thread fix me up.
    Any thoughts?
    The car is actually a little lower since this pic was taken, i put in a super low reversed eye front spring and a reverse eye rear main spring in the rear
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  26. waxhead
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    Looks good to me.
     
  27. Never2low
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    Definitely digging it! Is it an OE flat gray?
     
  28. lodaddyo
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    1963 VW anthracite gray
     
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  29. Never2low
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    VW had some great early colors. Met a guy with and A coupe in a late 50's VW medium blue.
     
  30. YJ4000
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    Looks great!

    Ryan.
     

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