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Technical My new roadster build thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by terry54999, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Wow...we just moved from a 1937 Colonial in Old Rosedale and into a 1959 Mid Century Modern Ranch off 5 mile and Farmington
     
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  2. terry54999
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    I'm thinking about it, I just don't want to overdo the engine color.
     
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  3. terry54999
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    That's funny, because we just moved from 6th and Farmington in Burton Hollow Woods, big ass house, small garage, and neighbors that didn't dig old cars being worked on. Now we're in a smaller house with a way way bigger garage. And half my neighbors are Hot Rod or a sore muscle car freaks. I love it over here.
     
  4. farmer12
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    Great looking project!
     
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  5. terry54999
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    Thanks, I appreciate the kind words, best motivation I know. T
     
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  6. terry54999
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    Had to step away from the chassis for a little bit, so I went ahead and mocked up my dash cluster. It started out as a box of miscellaneous parts that I bought at Hershey piece by piece. Late twenties Studebaker face bezel and glass, with 60s style Stewart Warner's. Had to enlarge the two outside holes to accept the rings of the gauges, which come in from behind to give it a little cleaner look. The shape of the gauge bezel mimics the 32 however quite a bit larger. I'm on a budget, and I managed to put this together for just under $200. 20181023_181104.jpg 20181023_181104.jpg
     
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    Very nice what does the back side look like?
     
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  8. terry54999
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    there's a steel flat panel, I mounted the gauges to that and then placed the face over that, effectively sandwiching the gauges in place. Back Looks good enough that I'm not ashamed , and bad enough that I'm glad it won't be seen. LOL
     
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  10. Wow...great pair of headlights...made here in Detroit..this will be one of the best cars in the Motor City
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate it
     
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  12. Pewsplace
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    I like your roadster project. Keep posting the photos.
     
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  14. terry54999
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    Got my cowl steering sorted out and installed. A body molar box, 40 pickup column and A lot of steel support. Special thanks to fellow HAMB member Dave at throwback designs, he made the Pittman arm, tube and flanges as well as the awesome cast aluminium blister. Nice stuff. It's a sturdy set up, and I'm very happy with the outcome 20181108_182226.jpg 20181109_155839.jpg 20181110_084926.jpg 20181110_084930.jpg 20181108_182226.jpg 20181109_155839.jpg 20181110_084926.jpg 20181110_084930.jpg 20181111_150142.jpg 20181109_193928.jpg 20181110_084900.jpg 20181113_144431.jpg 20181113_144436.jpg 20181113_144446.jpg 20181113_155132.jpg
     
  15. Straight Axle Guy
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    Nice stuff, keep up the great work!
     
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  16. Great looking project
     
  17. terry54999
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    Getting close to blocking and sealer. Wheel arch raised 2 inches, was a little challenging getting character lines to meet up and look good narrowed. I'm happy with the result. 20181130_223612.jpg
     
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  18. Nice!
     
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  19. oldbanger71
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    Looks nice and well done. Can you show details how the E&J lights are fitted , please ? How much can you adjustiert them ?
     
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    Wow- can't believe how fast you are moving! Looking great!
     
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  22. terry54999
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    Thanks, I wanted a beater for next summer, at this rate, I'll be ready early. LOL
     
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  23. Boy, she sure sits right
     
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  24. terry54999
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    Thanks, I definitely won't have to step up to high to get into it
     
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    Maybe not a beater, but something I don't have to wash and wax every time I take it out. I want to spend more time driving, and a whole lot less time cleaning. LOL
     
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  27. terry54999
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    20181220_204954.jpg 20181220_205002.jpg 20181220_205249.jpg Finished my battery box. 20181220_204950.jpg
     
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    Took it for its first road test today. 29 degrees outside this morning so it wasn't a long drive. 20190111_212241.jpg 20190101_103611.jpg 20190106_150114.jpg 20190106_150106.jpg
     
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