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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Rehpotsirhcj, May 30, 2010.

  1. 41rodderz
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    Neat!!!. Always fun to start something new.:cool:
     
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  2. Rehpotsirhcj
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    A little mockup tonight
    Beats watching tv
     
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  3. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Got my scrappy frame table back in the shop today. It's not much to look at, but should keep things from moving around. Next the job of jigging this up and squaring it so I can get the crossmembers tacked in....
     
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  4. Rehpotsirhcj
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    A patch panel weekend. Many more needed. :)
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  5. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Forming a drip rail tonight IMG_0461.JPG
     
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  6. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Four patches so far and still a long way to go! No complaints though, any day without blowing holes through ~90 year old 19g is a good day.
     
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  7. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Picked this up a couple weeks ago, so now I can pretend I have an English wheel. Should be okay for a while. Bead roller is next on the list.
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  8. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Squaring up a bit. Man, not a square edge on this thing.
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  9. Rehpotsirhcj
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    I had a little help in the shop last night. Four more years and he'll be driving...a tight timeframe for this project!
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  10. Rehpotsirhcj
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    A pillar was still out of wack. So this is today's project. I'll be cutting out most of this work with the chop. But, im thinking it would be best to go through registration with the State Patrol before I lower the roof.
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  11. Atwater Mike
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    Be conservative with the intended chop. Proportions outweigh extreme cuts...
    Also, consider the visor and overhead signal lights. I speak from experience, many 'torch happy' customers that rued the day they 'took too much, and left too little'.
    I nearly went into the 'un-chop business'!
    Nice project there...My tub started out in my 2.5 car garage...then my wife and I decided to build a shop.
    Shop's done, tub sits next to my '27 roadster, shop's done. (said that)
     
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  12. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Good advice Mike, thank you. I've had a jealous eye for both the Green Grenade and the Chadly Coupe for years...so I'm probably doomed.
     
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    Nice!! I know you will enjoy the build and we will too. Wouldn’t worry to much about the old men throwing rocks. If they would admit it, they probably belong to the Hamb.also. Best of luck with your project.
     
  15. Rehpotsirhcj
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    I found that with some persistence my shitty little welder can tack pretty well. Today i shimmed up my frame table, picked up some square tubing and spent the afternoon working on my jig.
    Two steps forward and one back :)

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  16. Rehpotsirhcj
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  17. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Plugging away as I have time. Located the front crossmember and cleaned up the rear (not yet done in the photo)
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  18. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Finished the jig today and cleaned up the rear crossmember. I don’t know what Henry painted those with, but it’s a bitch to get off. Probably lead dipped.
    I needed a little inspiration, and so assembled the front end minus the brakes. Good to see the drop axle again, it’s been on the shelf too long. Happy Saturday.
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  19. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Nice long weekend to work.
    I got the rear crossmember placed and tacked in for the moment. Then modified the jig a bit so that I can rough in the placement of the X member. I measured the block, bell-housing, and trans to the mounts. Giving 6“ from the front of the block to the center of the crossmember gives me 47“ from trans mount to center crossmember. Hopefully close anyway.
    I‘d like to hang the axles when I can pull the frame from the jig, and so started the rebuild on the rear. Read through Tardel‘s primer, and am now just waiting on a hub puller. I’m looking forward to working through my first banjo!
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  20. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Puller showed, worked great. I’m a little concerned that water may have had its way with this banjo. Guess we’ll find out.

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  21. Rehpotsirhcj
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    I drained water out of this banjo back when I brought it home. Happily no sign of damage other than to the bearings, so far. Center section looks okay other than some rough marks in the casting from a vise. So Its been apart at least once.

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  22. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Got the pinion out tonight. Came out good. Unfortunately I found a pretty good chunk out of the gear and so I assume that it’s trash.

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  23. Rehpotsirhcj
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    No parts until after Christmas, so sprucing up the shop a bit. Winter entertainment for when the shop bay is too cold. :)
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  24. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Finished my winter project today, a freshly rebuilt 39 toploader. All new everything, now correct syncro assembly, rebuilt double detent tower, and a 39 swan neck shifter.
    I’m stoked.
    Now I need to finish rebuilding the banjo.
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    Crazy teenager with a camera
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    I bet your teenager is grown and married by now
     
  27. Rehpotsirhcj
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    I bet your teenager is grown and married by now[/QUOTE]

    Slowest build on the H.A.M.B. I’m okay with that. As soon as hobbies have time limits, they’re no longer hobbies. :)


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  28. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Put the body on the frame to get an idea of where it will sit when aligned for the rear axle. I’m building feet for the firewall now, but won’t drill them until I know where the body will live exactly. I’m using a portion of the Model A subrails for the feet in that they have an exact contour to the outside edge of the firewall, and I think will retain a stock look after the slight channel. 1/4 in stock at the mounting point for strength. We’ll see how it looks.
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  29. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Some progress believe it or not.
    After rebuilding the 3sp I keep staring at my poor Flathead on the stand and so decided to build a run stand for it. It turned out well, and the flatly runs, but I need mufflers before I can really tune it. My neighbors have been patient so far with a few startups, but I don’t want to press my luck.
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    I also found another 8BA to use for mock-up. The block is not perfect, but may be a rebuild candidate for the future. Anyway, I can use it now to figure out where my x member needs to live.
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    Lastly, I rolled my Anson dropped axle under the frame. 53 f1 hubs and brakes, and 40 wheels. I think it’s going to look great.
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    i still need a quick change rear. I’m thinking a Winters. I’d love something truly vintage, but I don’t yet know enough to 1) rebuild one correctly, and 2) not buy junk in the first place.
    More later.
    -Chris
     
  30. Rehpotsirhcj
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    I’ve been struggling for some time with the 3/4” belt line bead. I have a 22mm HF bead roller, wich works okay, but as far as I know no one makes a die set that big for the low end rollers. I don’t have a lathe or the skills to make a set. But I did have an old tire iron that is 3/4” round and some 1/4” flat bar. And so I made a quick hammer form. Turned out pretty good I think.
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