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Project 29 Tudor in Mass.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mikel50, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Mikel50
    Joined: Mar 30, 2015
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    Mikel50

    Sorry frustration was setting in. Did a search, looks like I can trim the grease shields a bit. So that’s what ima doing


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  2. Mike, have you fit your doors yet? Mine were way off and they had been good at one time. Had to shim the front of the cowl before I tied in the header to the roof panels. Just saying, might want to check them again.
     
  3. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    I have not. Makes perfect sense too... I’ll make sure I get everything back on and lined up first.
    Thank you


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  4. wheeldog57
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    Yup, I had the same issue except the steering arm I used needed bolts. I gave the dust shield a tune up with a pointy body hammer. Still was a pain getting a wrench in there. (I was fortunate enough to do it twice!)

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  5. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    I ended up cutting them and adding a 1/8” sliver of sheetmetal just below the rounded bends on the top corners. Mounted the wheel cyl to make sure nothing would interfere. Everything went together great.


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  6. sloppy jalopies
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    I have a pair of those inner [? spacers] but mine are round, would that give more room up top ?
    yours if it helps ... pix Tuesday if needed...
     
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  7. Mikel50
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    I think I’m good. This went together fine after I modified the grease shield.
    Thank you !


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  8. Mikel50
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    Fitted the steering box and started getting things figured out for my draglink.
    Have what I believe is a solution ... stay tuned [​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. that will be fun to drive.
     
  10. Mikel50
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    Not sure how to take that ... :)

    I have some heating and bending to do for sure.


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  11. mike bowling
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    Re; steering hoop--PM or text Pete or Ronnie - surprised no words of wisdom? (To traditional for me)
     
  12. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this build before!
    Your A has come a long way , you too have come a long way . Do you fill like you need a bigger hat for all that knowledge you’ve picked up ? I’m doing an Tudor at this time also .
    I’ll be watching and keep up the good work .you did a great job on the dash . Guys just don’t know how much work goes into one . Did this one for my 42 COE . Plan is to build one for the Tudor. Have fun . Blue

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  13. Idk if you took a look at what I have on my car, but I have a drag link end on the steering arm of the spindle and a tie rod end on the pitman arm side. TIG welded and drilled and pinned due to the forged nature of the piece.
    I had to buy a piece of dom tubing from speedway to do it, I believe it was 11/16. I mention this because I was told that the stock arm is nowhere near strong enough even in stock form, never mind if it has a bend. Supposedly bent drag links due to poor roads were common.
    I have no idea of what you were thinking, but just wanted to mention everything I learned for reference
     
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  14. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    I remember you and Ronnie having to do some odd things. I’ll re read your thread and check it out. I have a stack of dom tubing from a few sets of 4 links a guy gave me. I was going to cut one down and bend that as needed to make things work. Hopping tomorrow I can get to air gas before the long weekend to get the tanks swapped out on the torch set I got.


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  15. Mikel50
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    Thank you for the kind words, I very much appreciate that.
    I have to say I have certainly learned a lot being on here and tapping into the different outlets for pictures and knowledge.
    Not to mention the people I’ve met.
    So many people make this crap look so damn easy it kills me ... I just have to keep checking things off the list.
    It’s been an adventure to say the least.
    The dash on your Cab over looks beautiful !!

    I studied that dash and where to make my cuts and I feel like I nailed it first try.
    It was everything I had envisioned.
    Now if I can just do that with the rest of it I’ll be one happy guy.
    Onward and upward !



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  16. For me it’s more like ONWARD THRU THE FOG !
     
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  17. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    I didn't see this portion last night when I replied.
    The draglink in the pictures is an F1 link. It's quite a bit larger in diameter than the stock A. My plan is to use that with the tubing. Hopefully make some progress tomorrow with it.
    Fingers crossed.



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  18. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    Got the new header in tonight.
    14ga 1x2 box tube cut to length then scribed on the ends and boxed in.

    Removed the old one and made some changes to allow me to run a taller windshield.
    II know I spent a ton of money this year on tools and equipment for the garage. However it is amazing how smooth things go with the proper tools.
    It’s just positioned there. I’ll tack it on in the am. (Have a few small pinholes to fill in)
    Before
    [​IMG]

    During
    [​IMG]
    Far as I got tonight
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Hope everyone has a great turkey day !



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  19. Dick Stevens
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    Amen, having tools makes things go so much quicker and easier! :D:cool:
     
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  20. NashRodMan
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    Looks great Mike!
     
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  21. Mikel50
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    Incredible the difference.


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  22. Mikel50
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    Pre Turkey
    Used a piece of 11/16 Dom rube and had 4-1/2“ of real estate to get 8 holes drilled for plug welds plus the end weld at the taper.
    [​IMG]
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  23. wheeldog57
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    See, Mike, I didn't even have to chime in. . . You are a smart guy.
    I knew you would figure the steering out. The arm off the box is facing up on your car correct?
    Most I have seen are facing down (including mine) I suggest you turn the steering wheel to verify which way the arm moves before connecting drag link.


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  24. Mikel50
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    Already done.
    Turned the wheel and it moved the way I need it as it sits.
    Looked at several images of cars online specifically the Mazza Roadster ( love that car)
    Same set up as I have or so it seems.
    I’ll get it sorted out. If I have to flip it I will.
    Hairpins should be far enough out I can get it tucked inside toward the rail.


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  25. adam401
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    How the hell have I missed this thread???? I LOVE builds that are local to me. Car looks fuckin sick Ill be following from here on out. If you need any shitty early parts pm me
     
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  26. Mikel50
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    Haha I’m the knuckle head who bought the banjo wheel off you in 16 at the gathering and told you I was making a clock out of it ...
    or at least I think that was you.

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  27. Mikel50
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    Thank you btw.


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  28. Mikel50
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    Welp you nailed it ... I spun the wheel with out the link. (In my brain+beer) it looked good.
    Not so much.
    It’s gotta go down ... so it shall.



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  29. wheeldog57
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  30. i thought you were joking when i saw it facing up, that is why i said it would be fun to drive.
    i installed a new steering cable in a boat i had as a kid, but i installed it with the rack up side down. i tried driving it that way thinking i could get used to it. turning left to go right etc.............i hit a beach at speed..........
     
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