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History Pete Eastwood built 29' roadster

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  1. Jeff Norwell
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    Wicked work..love this car……
     
  2. Thanks, it HAS to be on the road by fathers day!

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  3. Thank You for the kind words Jeff. This car gets me fired up the more I work on it.

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  4. 26hotrod
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    Am looking foreward to new updates by the new year. Hope everything is ok and you and yours had a great Christmas Holiday and also a great New Year....................
     
  5. I will look for it this year. When Vinny had it I always loved the car.
     
  6. philly the greek
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    You might not recognize it in it's reincarnated form .
     
  7. Philly if I follow this thread I'll bet I will have a good idea what it looks like NO?
     
  8. philly the greek
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    Fuzzy , that makes way to much sense . Was that a brain fart I had in the previous post ?
     
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  9. great progress, just out of curiosity, what would be the width of the rear diff? 56?, is the rear 'A' spring a narrow so-cal unit or modified original? Thanks in advance,
    Cheers,
    Drewfus
     
  10. Hey Drewfus,
    The rear is a 58' station wagon rear that has been narrowed 3/8" on each side. It measures right around 56 1/2 or so axle flange to flange. The spring is an original stock A spring that is not reversed.
    Thanks, Jim
     
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  11. Started building the exhaust system and decided I better stop until I had the driveshaft made. Went with a 2" od .120 wall for as much clearance as possible over the ladder bars.
     

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  12. Pewsplace
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    I believe this will be a "Killer" car when finished. History always improves itself as time marches on.
     
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  13. Thank you for the compliment Lynn!
     
  14. Finally moving forward on the exhaust.
     

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  15. 26hotrod
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    Glad you got back to work on this hot rod. This thread will be another learning curve for me so thanks again for the updates................
     
  16. sota
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    Looks good Jim!
     
  17. Thanks Ed, ready for booth time!
     
  18. sota
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    When ever you are ready Jim.
     
  19. Not to much happening on the roadster project right now. Got the steering arms bent on the round backs and got a mint pair of 40' brakes cleaned up. Waiting on the mufflers to come in so I can finish the exhaust. Between weather and getting a stomach bug last week progress has been kind of slow.
     

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  20. Working on the drag link from an F1 box to round back spindles with the original hairpins. I know why everyone went to Vega cross steer now when running hair pins. Any advice from some guys that ran the F1 and F-100 boxes with hairpins back in the day? I would think this was pretty common in the 60's and 70's Era hot rods. I have yet to find a picture of this car showing the drag link. This car actually had an F100 box but I really don't like the pitman arm with the pinch bolt.
     

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  21. Finally set the body back on so I can figure out the body mounts and get the front sheet metal sorted out. Father's day is coming fast and I need to get busy!
     

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  22. sota
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    Looking good Jim!
     
  23. Looking good!
    But that's the norm for you guys.
     
  24. Pewsplace
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    Keep plugging away. June is just around the corner. Looks great.
     
  25. Uncle Bob
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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    A couple weeks ago you tossed out a question about pittman arm/drag link clearance. Here's a pic from my old Tardel built car and how he did it with the F100 box. Your top bar on the hairpin might still be too close, but this might help your brain figure something that will work..

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  26. Thanks for the photo. I have a pitman arm that I mocked up similar to yours but the Hairpins have less room than a split wishbone. I think I have figured out a good way to get it to work and still make it look decent.
    Nice looking car!
     
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  27. Had to roll the roadster out so I could change the oil in my boring old daily driver pickup. At least I get to stand back and actually see what it looks like in daylight again
     

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  28. This is one KILLER hot rod for sure.....Love it
     
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  29. Thanks for the compliment!
     
  30. Pewsplace
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    The little roadster is starting to take shape and will be a nice hot rod from the past that has survived in good hands.
     

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