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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by deluxester, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. WTF really
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    Chop chop get to it. Lol
     
  2. deluxester
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    E89E4040-D5C9-4900-AEE7-4EDBC135906E.jpeg 799AF2FB-1D83-491E-A303-3FC7A69F4C42.jpeg 04DDA13E-FDFF-41BD-A96B-AB5AFC24747B.jpeg 582DABD4-00EA-4578-A170-72C1536A1D4A.jpeg More work on the steering..
    I shortened the steering column and the housing as well. I also had to torch the pedal assembly a bit to gain some clearance. (before shot)
     
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    The clutch lever was also shortened in order to line up with the pedal assembly. The other one at the top of the photo was too short. I’m not sure what either of these are from, though. I just went to a parts pile and selected one that looked like it would work.

    ‘39 transmission
     
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    6C1A7F09-292B-441A-B079-C89ACB6BA6FE.jpeg 76D9E2BC-0C25-4EF2-9270-571BBA97F7EF.jpeg Then disassembled the frame... Again. ..To clean up and paint.
     
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    I caught my five-year-old daughter pretending to drive to Disneyland
     
  6. lodaddyo
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    Priceless! Great picture.
    I am about the same stage in my build as well. I have all my frame and suspension ready to paint. Hopefully shoot it next week. Keep up the good work!
     
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  7. deluxester
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    Sealed up that torque tube and installed the front bearing and speedometer drive
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    F348E7C4-AD47-42BA-B79C-A76500EA08EB.jpeg 51AA5723-0494-41D3-911F-13A2C4EEC157.jpeg With the chassis reassembled, and the body back on the frame, I started on a straight forward homemade harness using cloth wire whenever practical. I’m not a fan of the modern nylon crimps, but I figured I could get away with it if it was hidden under the bench seat. No one will ever know, (unless they’ve read this thread)
    I decided to hide most of the components beneath the seat frame to help keep the engine compartment clean looking.
    Oh, and I made some plywood floors.
     
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  9. deluxester
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    I opened up the holes on the stock instrument panel to accommodate some better gauges. I also made an adapter for a cool shift knob that I found.

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  10. deluxester
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    613CDAF9-19C1-4C13-9559-518DE11A2858.jpeg 47BE1850-D0C9-487B-BBE6-36DE8DC3DCC6.jpeg 83BB9575-DFF0-44B7-B249-63E198157B3B.jpeg 3D6A616F-6C48-48CF-9E75-DA817DE0D8E7.jpeg Just before putting the body back onto the frame, I also plumbed up some new copper alloy brake lines
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    And I had replaced that reverse eye model A spring for a Model T profile to lower the rear a bit more
     
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  11. deluxester
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    7BAD66DA-9F5B-4D83-8F18-82AFBA22C473.jpeg
    E34CC06E-C785-4407-90F5-AF21DFD1BF1A.jpeg B1EF81C7-0CEC-4759-B1A0-20B37F5692F7.jpeg 1EEAEEF4-760D-4405-83F7-C35842498BCD.jpeg I decided to go purest.. 100% traditional by installing a modified 80’s minivan bench seat just like they did after World War II ! A local hamb member gave me this minivan seat but it was a little too big for the roadster cockpit. So, I cut it down to fit the stock seat riser and reinstalled the cushion springs.
     
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    And made some ugly brackets to support the back of the same minivan bench seat.

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  13. deluxester
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    I torched up some F1 shock mounts to tighten up the curve at the bottom
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    And then I shortened them quite a bit to accomodate pete/jakes type tube shocks.
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  14. deluxester
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    To avoid having my neigbors call the police, I had the exhaust welded in so that I could begin breaking-in that new Schneider cam and tuning carbs.

    This is pretty much how the car looks today. I’ll keep everyone posted on my progress moving forward!


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  15. WTF really
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    I just ordered one of them rear springs from speedway I'm hoping it drops about 3 inches.
     
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  16. Great build, glad you started a thread. Subscribed.
     
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  17. Roadsterholic
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    Great build, engineering and workmanship!
     
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  18. lodaddyo
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    Did you end up stepping up the rear frame to lower it? Looks great
     
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    Looks like you're having fun and doing a great job along the way. Nice work!
     
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  20. Squablow
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    Really excellent work so far and good choice of parts to use. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
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  21. deluxester
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    No, I didn’t have to cut the frame or Z. I used a model T, reverse eye spring for the rear.
     
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  22. deluxester
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    Thanks everyone for the compliments and feedback. Looking forward to driving it very soon!
     
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  23. WTF really
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    This is awesome news to me. That's where I want mine to sit. Thanks for the info.
     
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  24. lodaddyo
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    I agree. I didnt z mine im running a stock model t rear spring with 3 leaves removed and it doesnt sit as low as that. Where did you get the spring?
     
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  25. deluxester
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    That’s exactly what I did. I removed a few leaves from a stock model A. Then I rebuilt the spring pack with a reversed eye main. Still not low enough, I used a Model T Spring that fits a model A crossmember. I’ll see if I can find a link. But I still removed a few leaves from the new spring pack. I’ll take some better photos when I get home later this week. Not sure how many I pulled.
     
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  26. lodaddyo
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    lol, that's Exactly what I did. its not a speedway medium arch spring is it?
     
  27. deluxester
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    No, it is a model T profile, so the car ends up sitting quite a bit lower
     
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  29. WTF really
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    I just bought one of these last month. Not even close to ready for it. Just collecting parts. I'll be watching to see how to get this ride height. Thanks guys.
     
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  30. Mart
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    You're doing a very nice job, this is almost a "text book" build. One (hopefully constructive) comment: It's not a good idea to support the rear of the car by the axle shafts (when the hubs are off) there is a seal inside there and the axle will push against the upper side of the seal.

    Other than that I look forward to seeing more great progress.

    Mart.
     

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