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Project 29 Tudor in Mass.

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

  1. Ritzy1
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    Yup, got mine titled too thanks to coaching from the lady behind the desk. Thought I was doomed but was able to pull it off. Like Mike B said, loose lips sink ships, so I'll leave it at that. Now, with a MA title, registering it will be a cakewalk when I'm ready.
     
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  2. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    I’ve watched his channel for some time now. That and also Weld.com. His channel is great too.
    They have both certainly raised my confidence while learning. I’m very comfortable with the Tig now.
    Learning small tricks each day as I go.

    Thank you for sharing.


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  3. Mikel50
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    Haven’t really touched the sedan in a few weeks. Been enjoying the nice weather we finally got blessed with.
    But today the Machine shop called and my 39 rear is all rebuilt and ready to be picked up.
    Man, I can’t wait to get it together and roll my car outside ... it will be great to be able to stand back and look at it in the driveway.

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  4. Mikel50
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    Over a month of working long days, working in the yard, other off topic vehicles and just enjoying my family and being “okay” not working on the hotrod... I made a promise to myself last week that Sunday/Monday of Memorial Day weekend I would get some things off my plate.
    I went into the garage with a lot of enthusiasm and even more confidence this am and made some things happen.

    I removed the mock-up 39 rear axle and swapped the spring onto the freshly rebuilt 39 rear.
    Mounted my backing plates and wheels/tires

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    Because of the stepped rear frame, 39 spring behind banjo and the channeled body I needed to Notch the frame to get suspension clearance.
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    I used my Eastwood Versa cut plasma to cut the frame for the 4.5” section of pipe Joe (51Box) had given me a few weeks back.

    I decided to move the rear radius rods I built last year inward between the frame rails to make my life my easier.
    I purchased this really cool setup off Pinewoodflyer (Stephan Hokuf) on Instagram
    He makes them and they incorporate F1 front shock mounts
    Really slick setup (limited quantity) if you like them and need a set reach out to him.
    He sells them with and without the f1 shock mount.
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    I still need to bolt the f1 mounts and mount my shocks.
    After I cut the bungs off the front of my radius rods, I shortened them to the new length. I installed and new set of threaded bungs then heated and bent things to make the radius rods work inside the frame rails. After that I bolted everything together.

    I then rolled my car out of the garage for the first time ever.

    The car sits a little low in the ass... but I’m okay with it for now.
    I’ll be tweaking the height as I go.


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    Wesley Approved
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    Also ordered some new tires for the sedan
    7.50 -16’s and 6.00-16’s Firestone Whitewalls to be mounted on my set of 40 Ford Wheels.

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    Was a good day.




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  5. Ritzy1
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    Gotta feel good to be able to roll it out! Keep at it!
     
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  6. NashRodMan
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    Holy crap!!! Epic post Mike!! Good for you for putting family first!

    You should think about building the façade of an old garage front behind the pump and sign. Would that look so cool?
     
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  7. Mikel50
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    My life revolves around my kids...my greatest gifts
    My daughter was very kind to me yesterday allowing me to focus on the car for the day yesterday.
    I've thought about it quite a bit actually, Paul.
    With the way the wind blows here this past year made me nervous with the major wind storms we had.
    But I've got a call out on some telephone poles to bury in the ground to build from.
    Stay tuned !
    Thank you btw. Felt great pushing it outside.


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  8. You nailed it ! Great job .
     
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  9. wheeldog57
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    Wow Mike, the car looks great! Sits mint bro
     
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  10. sloppy jalopies
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    Henry's Lady !
     
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  11. mike bowling
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    Looks the balls, kiddo! Who's the model ya got sitting in your car?? Can't wait for the day you fire it up- the first drive is always the best ( even when you discover parts in the road on the way back, lol). Toss up for 1st build between you and Ben- you both hit it outa da park!


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  12. Mikel50
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    That’s Alli. “My Human Herpie” as I like to call her ... can’t seem to get rid of her. Lol.
    Oh there’s my romantic side showing through again
    You’ll meet her in Jersey. Hope you’re bringing earplugs (hint hint)

    Can't wait for the day you fire it up- the first drive is always the best ( even when you discover parts in the road on the way back, lol). Toss up for 1st build between you and Ben- you both hit it outa da park!

    I can’t wait either !! Going to try to pick up the pace after Wildwood. Work always gets in the way



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  13. mike bowling
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    I betcha don't call her that, you horrible man!
    Besides, she's gotta be OK, she's lettin' the dog drive!
     
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  14. patmanta
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    from Woburn, MA
    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    I wouldn't be so sure! I love my dog but I totally call him all sorts of insults of endearment and he just kinda assumes I mean him and responds to it.

    The car is looking killer! What's next?
     
  15. Mikel50
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    I may cut the frame and add an inch or two after the step to get the tire and fender well alignment. Visually it doesn’t work even though mechanically at this time it does... but I won’t be happy if the look isn’t what I want.
    Next
    Brakes
    Fuel
    Wiring
    Driveshaft .... the list goes on and on.


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  16. mike bowling
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    Rounding third and headed for HOME
     
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  17. Ritzy1
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    Familiar with THAT list . . .
     
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  18. wheeldog57
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    The list is getting shorter Mike. You have a few big items left BUT remember what it looked like when you hauled it home!
    See you tomorrow bud, we'll go for a rip on the beach

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  19. Mikel50
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    The Mercury is getting lower and the days are getting shorter.
    So it’s time to get reacquainted with my family hotrod

    There have been a couple additions to my hotrod family this summer, so there’s been no lack of garage time.

    1928 Roadster
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    1930 Coupe (The Brad Barrows Coupe)
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    I’ve got them both put up for the winter to make some room in the garage to get the sedan moving along.

    Mounted the fuel block a little different than some people ... but I like how it looks.

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    Also mocked up a front spreader bar from the bus aisle handle. The same bus I got the front seats out of.
    I thought it was stainless but it’s chromed...

    Tacked for now and inserted rivnuts in some cut down washers.

    I’ll tape and paint the ends so you won’t see the bare metal and welds.
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    Swapping out all my bottles later at airgas so I can Tig the end caps on this weekend and continue on with my list.
    It’s a long one ... let the fun begin.
     
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  20. gonzo
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    That's a great looking spreader bar. Slick idea.
     
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  21. sloppy jalopies
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    call the cops...
    I am stealing the fuel reg to firewall idea...
    keep it up... the more I see the more I steal !
     
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  22. NashRodMan
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    Nice job Mike!
     
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  23. Mikel50
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    I didn’t want to add holes in the firewall so I used the two existing holes for the coil, with the D Nuts. I just drilled and tapped them to accept 1/4-20 bolts.


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  24. Mikel50
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    Fabricated a gusset for the steering hoop this afternoon with the limited time I had.
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    Tacked it in place, will weld it when I pull things apart.
    On to the next


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  25. mike bowling
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    You’re gonna end up like Brad! All maintenance no driving! Lol “
    The Fleet”


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  26. Mikel50
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    Fun with cardboard [​IMG]
    Nice to see the look of it with a makeshift hood top.
    I’ll be lowering the grill shell and radiator before the winter is over...not quite the rake I’d hoped for




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  27. Mikel50
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    Fleet of Drivers sounds so much better !
    Maintenance is a must ... but I’ll enjoy them as much as he enjoyed his


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  28. Mikel50
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    Can’t forget about the Service Center Coupe ... [​IMG]

    I can’t possibly be responsible for all this on my own...stop putting ideas in my head Mr. B.


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  29. mike bowling
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    Yeah, said by the guy that helped me buy ANOTHER car three weeks after I sold one cause I needed space!! Sick buncha puppies! But I’m OK with that- I used to wonder what was wrong with me, the Doctor said” You need more iron in your diet!” Thanks , Doc.
    No build thread on this one though, I’m going to focus on knitting so I don’t offend anyone! Or maybe start a “Boy Band”? Everyone have a great Christmas and New Year! Uncle Mike




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  30. RAT "T"
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    THE SEDAN IS LOOKING GOOD
     
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