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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by justabeater37, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. You’re doing a great job & doing a good thing. I really like how you approach each challenge and resolve it in a simple manner as I tend to over complicate things. I really like the heart shaped key bezel!
     
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  2. GordonC
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    Heck of a job for a great cause!
     
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  3. justabeater37
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    Time to change gears. While looking for some parts in cold storage I saw this twisted dash I forgot I had. Time to cut paste and straighten. It will look much better than the original plan. E7DB197B-C406-4CEF-ABBA-749E40721734.jpeg 658EBFF3-5F9A-49B8-9A73-839563476C58.jpeg A0F577E1-D9D4-4E5C-908D-D3E55402EBA5.jpeg 0EBF6E8A-5C77-412E-AC20-7018642AA7AA.jpeg 884B1D55-AC0F-4DB1-BAB3-5931DB479C31.jpeg
     
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  4. justabeater37
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    Shop cat is still not impressed however. Tough crowd. CD84F43D-BD18-44AD-B525-0871BFD2221A.jpeg
     
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  5. justabeater37
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    On a sidenote, does anyone have a 35 or 6 Ford glovebox door?
     
  6. justabeater37
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    5F8F5F60-DC8A-4A65-BA5A-B16F743B2885.jpeg 50571596-76E1-4C6B-9DED-B638A89B1994.jpeg 81BA46B6-4022-4EF4-BEDF-813DAA3B92A1.jpeg EB55F109-7C6A-4EF9-95DA-6B966549508F.jpeg EB0B900D-A6A4-4C5F-8D34-D8C6EB8136B3.jpeg How do you fit round peg into a square hole? You take a friends advice and modify the cowl to fit the dash. Fortunately, I found a window in my stash that looks like it should work fairly well.
     
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  8. justabeater37
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    8490F605-6160-41BE-999C-740A8A2FBDF1.jpeg 0F7C1938-4085-4B74-B5F9-93B582671066.jpeg 2DF4E056-6847-46DB-8674-708D1328ECDC.jpeg 3B2F87E6-46AB-42B0-8B07-8EAB7FC12644.jpeg Take 2 the dash rehash. I didn’t truly like last nights offering, and the first words out of my patient’s mouth were that looks awful. So cut it apart and redo it had to be. That and the steering column angle wouldn’t work, the gauge cluster didn’t fit the way I wanted, yada yada... So now I need to engineer a way to rear mount the 51 Ford gauge cluster behind the belled hole, which may require a little clearance work on the brake pedal mount. This rat rod stuff is hard. And I haven’t even thought about what style barbed wire and spiderwebs to use yet..
     
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  9. justabeater37
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    4210DA5B-538F-4A8B-B868-5A8808CB3188.jpeg D20170B3-C6FC-4065-B685-3284F157E3EE.jpeg E99CBA3C-7FBD-4ACF-A837-3F76DA75BF67.jpeg That should work. Getting closer, slowly. Still a bit of tweaking to do but progress none the less.
     
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  10. Bugguts
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    Just read the whole thread.
    Thanks for sharing all the good and bad. It makes me want to give it a try myself.
    Looking forward to more.
     
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  11. justabeater37
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    Well most of tonight’s was on the bad side. Need to rethink a few things to make everything in the friendly confines. It looks so easy when you see pictures of one done... C178818E-A45C-4C55-B944-D1AFFD209D27.jpeg 45D2FAB7-B1F0-48F8-A64C-863FA594E60B.jpeg 950AC8AB-90BF-4F9D-B1BA-BF0170BDF129.jpeg 254F1935-532E-4983-892E-18109FA42910.jpeg 18F4E226-989C-4573-B9D4-1C02F4CD49AA.jpeg 38E08F0A-CEB3-4EE9-B6E0-FF6AE5A6E782.jpeg C0F437DC-1785-44F5-9D4D-0AC45FC3F166.jpeg
     
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  12. justabeater37
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    Not got much done this weekend. Next weekend will be tied up a bit too as my son won sectionals and gets to go to districts next week. Has to be first or second there to make the state tournament the following week. Off to watch Iowa v Northwestern this mornings no then back to the shop 227C92CD-93DA-4F37-ADF7-C8847E3DDC01.jpeg
     
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  13. 64 DODGE 440
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    Some things are more important than Hot Rods. Family comes first.
     
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  16. Congrats to you & your son! Also, I’m enjoying your progress on the dash!
     
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  17. justabeater37
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    Thanks guys. He only has to beat 1 kid next weekend and the rest will take care of itself. Unfortunately he 0-3 against him this year. Worked on the column a little this afternoon found an issue with the gas tank fitment, made a piece for the floor to mount the column, figured rear shock placements, and got a rough idea of where the rear suspension all needs to live. There isn't much to show for most of today as it was more of a mental day than physical progress.
     
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  18. justabeater37
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    Just kidding on the shock placement. Sure would be easier though. Cleaned up the heater cover and noticed the little detail on the bolt that holds everything in place. How appropriate that the Devil is in the details. The fitting in question is the fuel outlet. No room to put anything on it to make the turn. A friend is going to fix me up and weld a bung in the bottom, eliminate this one and call it a day. EEFD7E36-5FB4-48C2-BE25-2B6C29C5A561.jpeg F5B5CFED-2218-4056-998E-8BF1E5FC9DEF.jpeg 46599CF8-D617-4278-A878-815DAD54FD13.jpeg 456F94C6-5C91-4CA4-8624-A5EFEA8B77D4.jpeg E6EF86E5-ECBF-4B2D-AEA3-CF502E19F437.jpeg EE467970-AD99-4CCF-B495-6DC1133DA054.jpeg
     
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  19. Tim
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    What is that heater from? Or brand? Looks great!
     
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  20. justabeater37
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    No idea. 20 bucks from ebay. I hope it works with the Speedway heater I bought to make a little nicer than a square box. Heater is a ways down the list. I really want to put it in, but the deadline is pretty tight so it is on the chopping block if need be.
     
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  22. alchemy
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    Heater is a Hadees brand.
     
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  23. justabeater37
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    I wondered that but it’s not marked anywhere.
     
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  24. justabeater37
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    ABEE8A2C-6A01-4343-8B6F-777EBB017FB8.jpeg 05779D97-7E43-4E23-ACE5-128AB4799BF0.jpeg 8E403A14-A253-4343-A63D-87EB2D49F3FA.jpeg C65B8CBC-D28E-4C7D-A49C-36409D9D32EE.jpeg EFD8E0B2-9DA2-4EEB-9C1F-60D0FAF2DCCA.jpeg 9329D61D-1DA5-437C-A91C-24EDD024B96A.jpeg EC07B5C7-9DA7-4746-9102-36C33B8F926B.jpeg A4E5BE26-62D3-476F-82A9-F2FBB7047FFF.jpeg Spent a couple hours tonight actually making progress. Cut the firewall, made an angled toe board, shortened the column, got the rest of the parts together for the dash, found a fitting that worked for the gas tank, started mocking up the rear suspension. Column sits decent, clears my leg comfortably, allows clear view of the gauges, and doesn’t look rediculusly high. The Ujoints look to end up less than the 35 degree max now too. Sometimes it just takes a day of thinking to figure out where things need to be.
     
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  26. justabeater37
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    Early model T
     
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  27. justabeater37
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    I don’t know if it is the first 1936 Ford dash with a 51 Ford gauge cluster put together n a 23 T roadster, but it is the first one I’ve seen 87F91B0A-F6AB-4532-92DC-6734CE62B4C7.jpeg ED78BF09-4951-4C55-9E8B-5B0DA9DC1994.jpeg
     
  28. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    I like it very nice idea and it’s outside the box! Hobo Jim
     
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  29. The flow of the instrument cluster into the steering drop - perfect!
     
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  30. justabeater37
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    39BCAA6D-F205-4ED4-8BA6-CB7B635448DF.jpeg 55BAC036-B1C6-4745-B2EF-C6FEAC41BBFB.jpeg FC6CBDE1-64BA-4B13-AFBA-14DCA63286E8.jpeg F2E36DA0-A9FB-4EB6-B9EC-3D8AAE443147.jpeg 0A0D3EB8-C4F3-47A2-821E-A46DC9DC871E.jpeg C2ADF0B3-8CA0-4984-9502-8C114672499C.jpeg B91FB17E-9F1C-4FB3-87A0-6CC8E5A8055F.jpeg Well yesterday didn’t go as planned, so back on this today. Windshield posts cut and refit to the frame.
     

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