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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bct, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Nice work!
     
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  2. dumprat
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    What year? Guy down the street has a nice pair of doors
     
  3. bct
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    29 will do , thanks
     
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    Ok I will ask. He was trying to sell a whole bunch of stuff for one price but most of was luggage racks and crap. Send me an email. Dumprat1@icloud.com
     
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  6. I've been casually keeping an eye out for a folding rear luggage rack for a 28/29 if you don't mind asking as well :)
     
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  7. bct
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    Been working hard. Just not on my car. My patience has paid off with this steering wheel though. Very excited about its condition and local to boot. Need a horn assembly if there is a source let me know.
     
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  8. chop job
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    This is truly one nice hot rod . Great work!
     
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  9. bct
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    Anyone tell me what years the steering shaft was a tapered key . Is model A the same? Going to cut a taper and keyway in my f100 and need a patten to copy. I' hoping moder A work cuz I could borrow one . Let me know thanks.
     
  10. Dang' it. I lost this sum' b#tch for a bit. Didja' change the title or something BCT ? Hmmm, eh' well ... leaving my crumb trail now. Hot diggety' dog !
     
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  11. dumprat
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    Garrett. Carefully chuck the wheel up in the lathe if you can and dial the taper in on the compound. You get a better copy of the taper that way. A little bluing and some lapping will get it exact!
     
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    Thanks for the advice my 9" lathe wouldn't handle that . I was thinking worst case scenario cram it full of playdoh and copy the plug?
     
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    Plydoh dries like cement! Which should work great.
     
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    Yes I changed the title. Tongue in cheek stab at some of the people who forgot why we are here. Thanks for the comment and the likes.
     
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    Even if it shrinks a bit the angle/taper would be the same.
     
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  16. Taper is the same from '28-'48; so a model A shaft should be a good pattern. You could always check the fit in your wheel to confirm this.
     
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    For sure. my model A source is a long drive so I know its worth it. thanks.
     
  18. bct
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    Not an update per say but I'm happy to say I found a passenger door after several years of searching. 20180109_182334.jpg 20180109_182403.jpg
    200 bucks is a bit better than going rate. Close to home too.
     
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    Nice door, looks like there may be a bottom as well.:) Bob
     
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  20. bct
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    Ya . It' a beauty. Splash aprons, 2quarter panels and the back of cab and I will have a full fendered RPU. I hope to give it to my father. It would be a valued vehicle on the vinyard.
     
  21. louisb
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    Cool build!

    Thanks,

    —louis
     
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    Wow, just discovered your thread. cool stuff going on.
     
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    Looking real good garrett, nice work. Gonna have to make it up your way this year, LeRoy.
     
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    thanks for the good words guys. having a hard time getting to the work on the car . huge amounts of snow at the shop . the wet heavy stuff that breaks your equipment and leads to endless work. done my regular job today tho so after I fix my plow I can get on the roadster.
     
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  25. bct
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    Machined bushing for the big eye sprung. Determined to make it happen. Had a close size of dom just had machine off .125 the od and add .125 to the I'd which I did with bronze 20180201_174757.jpg
    Press fit
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    Made longer do dads for my spring spreader
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    Works nice
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    winter fun. There is an rpu and a T roadster with turtle deck under the peak at the rear. Just to the left of the shovel. Sad.
     
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    Wow that sucks! You need stacked Sea cans or something solid to stash all that stuff in.
     
  28. bct
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    The model A shaft I got is too big. Is there more than one size? AA?
     
  29. bct
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    Small update . Started to experiment bending hat channel for the sub frame. It distorted a fair amount but seems to work out because the inner bend balances the outer. Just had to straighten the flanges a little and tweak the width. Went better than I thought.


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    Took a scrap and tested my joinery.
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    Also found this cool merc truck column. I think I will use the jacket as it has signal lights. 20180507_200640.jpg

    Made by Ingersoll Machine. Same as any f100 box internally is what I'm told. 20180507_200720.jpg
     
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  30. dumprat
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    What does the base of the steering wheel look like? I have a mast like that in old chrome but I need to figure a steering wheel adapter
     

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