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Projects Nate’s 32 roadster build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by heyitsnate, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. heyitsnate
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    Thank you guys, I can’t take all the credit. I ask for a lot of advice from my more talented friends ! Without their wisdom I’d be screwing everything up , heck I still do. I do have some updates to post soon just need to get a few more things together
     
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  2. heyitsnate
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    You can also come by sometime rob!
     
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  3. 1-SHOT
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    It’s not a Mistake you just learned how not to build it
     
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  4. heyitsnate
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    Now on to this. I had gotten a 34 torque tube and driveshaft that had been cut down for a 32 . The job looked nice but I will most likely need to shorten it more, or adjust the hangers depending on wheelbase, spring location etc, so I put in the drivetrain to see where I’m at with and without fenders. With my car shoved in my tight workspace, and rain outside I started bolting stuff to the motor. D66D810C-C80F-4621-AE1B-A682AE82C8E5.jpeg 5B5D1A81-B461-46A8-8307-04CF5B425333.jpeg E522526F-D8C3-4D67-8BAB-CF68F56EB095.jpeg 45C27F80-49E4-4B8B-9F03-7D150886121F.jpeg 9DB36D9F-EB19-469E-B205-AC6D8FCBCA2A.jpeg 906E4595-B5E2-41A4-B988-A19595F27030.jpeg 248FAD4E-D46C-4621-B1C2-B6CF6DEF531B.jpeg EC599927-ED60-4CA9-A67F-604960ECB85D.jpeg A1307BC1-A043-4928-B1C6-56527C18DEF7.jpeg EC6535C3-B443-4981-BCDE-446B859C7695.jpeg AC2906F3-545E-4EDB-914E-7CA66DA6D6E5.jpeg
     
  5. heyitsnate
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    Even though my seat is out right now I started making my throttle pedal . I chopped up and flipped around a spoon pedal. It took about 2 days of tinkering to get my throw ratios worked out through trial error and plenty of heat . When I was younger I hoarded away a stash of linkages . Came in pretty handy. Also worked on the toe board. 2E076B09-263A-44E8-B105-1EA53349C691.jpeg 821D4137-1535-4E16-BE9E-CAA9764FDD4B.jpeg 95AB13E1-397A-446E-B234-931F358B2F89.jpeg A0A03AA3-4086-490D-9A9A-5B4266AAB9D9.jpeg EEFF04DE-CEB4-4146-A9C6-86039C0760D5.jpeg
     
  6. heyitsnate
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    Now that that was done I moved on to the cooling. I got a zips water pump riser at a swap meet when we still had those, and it has a bracket for an alternator, but I have a nice generator that fits my motor so I made some spacers and mounted that, then got some hoses figured out. Now everything is on the drivers side and the breather tube gets in the way so I made a little joggle. I also made my drag link to length but I still need to finish welding that.
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  7. Papas32
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    I really like that upper radiator hose!
     
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  9. sloppy jalopies
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    Nice metal fab, the thing is a work of art... you are making a great how-to for future HAMB rod projects...
    that throttle reversal works great... wish i had dropped the '32 and did the cutting on a '33-'34 or the long pedal throttles...
     
  10. heyitsnate
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    Why is that? Is it too jumpy?
     
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  11. sloppy jalopies
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    No, '32 is a single year pedal...
    the other throttle pedals are more common/cheaper...
    I see you used a '32 also, [hand throttle linkage ball].
     
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  12. heyitsnate
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    I see. Mine was a 4cyl pedal that was pretty frozen solid. It took some heat and work to free the shaft and the tube was no good. it took a couple of pedals to make mine so I don’t feel terribly guilty haha
     
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  13. heyitsnate
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    Well I finally got the opportunity to roll it outside and take a look. I have to say I’m super happy with the wheelbase and how it sits in the fenders,and without them too. I do not think I will need to alter the torque tube. I need to change the spline on the driveshaft and take them both to a local place that repairs heavy equipment and driveshafts to check for balance and straightness. Was a really great day seeing it out in the air.
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  14. I will for sure ! looking great man...
     
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  15. heyitsnate
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    The cats out of the bag on the gauges. All the 2-1/16 Stewart Warner’s are 12v and NOS , the speedo and tach are large logo. It was a challenge getting these together. I tried to find earlier gauges that show nicely but I couldn’t at any price. I had a new facia cut on a water jet from polished stainless. I still had to clearance most holes on the backer plate and the new facia. Next I made retainers to rear mount them. I’m not nearly done at all, there’s still some things I’m working on to complete the dash . It’s been a very challenging and fun departure so far. E59C4ACD-2F5D-4B0F-9350-B732C6682E30.jpeg 3056DA65-B1CD-41D7-BFC6-A21C997E15A2.jpeg 61F83D7D-8F1E-4432-909F-AA8BD54363F6.jpeg
     
  16. flyin flattie
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    Damn that interior is looking great! I look forward to running into this car when I make the trip over the cascades to Portland shows.


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  17. Nice work...
     
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  18. looks great ! love the set up
     
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  19. dlw1932
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    Love that dash!!!
     
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  20. blvdbill
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    Great Job !
     
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  21. hotrodlane
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    Nice work!
     
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  22. qzjrd5
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    Really neat build!!
     
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  23. Great work and lots of neat ideas. Also, the coverage is excellent.


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  24. 47streetrodder
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    Your fabrication work is amazing. Nice clean work. Following along a real craftsman like yourself "ups" the game for all of us.
     
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  25. heyitsnate
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    A little update, I’ve been working on it here and there. Mostly I’m home because my kid can’t go to school and my shop is across town. Strange times. Anyway when I started this project I always wanted a cadillac instrument panel like the pic, so I incorporated the things I liked about it. Map lights, and the sunburst graphic. I’ll just say there was an insane amount of difficulty to get to this point but I’m starting to see the light ! the glovebox knobs are 32 Lincoln, so now I’m machining the rest of the knobs to match. ADEFE607-3E41-4052-BEC6-2E79CBACC38A.jpeg E247FEB3-A050-4D5E-87F8-10B7B080884F.jpeg 2433AD86-172C-4804-AC37-37E018C96367.jpeg 5934AFE3-53FD-411F-B1AE-9A55740D3972.jpeg
     
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  26. Tim
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    Looks fantastic!
     
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  27. That dash turned out nice!! Did you tape the lines and paint or do it some other way?
     
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  28. justabeater37
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    I too am intrigued by how you did the insert. Looks Awesome.
     
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  29. Just checking in on the progress. Do you still have the 3 window conversation project?
     
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  30. slug
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    Very tasteful. I like it.
     
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