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Hot Rods Spalding Bros Repro, for "Too Tall" Ganahl.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    I have heard from a couple of HAMB Members that are displaying their cars at GNRS, Dean Lowe and Jim Kitchen (Stan Back), anybody else ? It's going to be special !
     
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  2. Blues4U
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    I will most likely do the drive in on Friday & Saturday. I'll be looking for you guys. And for the rest of the guys here, I'll have my camera in hand and will try to get some good photos for you all.
     
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  3. Stovebolt
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    I would really like to attend the GNRS, to see this car, but the house renovations are so far over budget it is impossible.

    To see the Iacanno rail, the Lambrose roadster and the Spalding T all together would be all my dreams come true, should it ever happen.
     
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  4. brad2v
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    Wowee wowee, is that cherry. I had no idea something in that condition still existed. As an aside, my God do I wish I could swing a trip to the GNRS this year. Not gonna happen unfortunately, so, I'm depending on you guys for pics
     
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  5. pgan
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    Stovebolt, et al: Just seeing the Iacono rail and the Spalding T together in my garage is going to satisfy me. I didn't even know, when I started the Spalding project, that both of these Wayne 12-port-powered race cars were the same color orange! But they are...or will be. And you know that they're both built to go, not necessarily to show. But the chance of seeing the three cars together somewhere in the future is probably pretty good.
    Cheers (er...Christmas Cheer), Pat
     
  6. We will taking the time to pull the SBC and insert a GMC 302 into The Salt Circus, so maybe next year.
    It will be good to have the car back to how George Cambell had built it.
     
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  7. Marty Strode
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    Battery box is built and installed, we chose a 925 Odyssey. I retained more of the rear body panel, than the original, thinking more rear firewall the better, with the fuel tank and battery location. To gain access to the battery, it will require the removal of the seat, a small filler panel, and 2 screws holding down the cover. The battery will come out the front side. IMG_2349.JPG IMG_2353.JPG IMG_2354.JPG IMG_2357.JPG IMG_2365.JPG IMG_2366.JPG IMG_2367.JPG IMG_2368.JPG IMG_2370.JPG
     
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  8. Atwater Mike
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    Zounds, Marty! A battery box & cover to rival the hinged dash valance...Same impeccable craftsmanship! Great insight...
    Just slow to have a warm Christmas, thank you for the pics and coverage of this great project of yours and Pat's!
     
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  9. The ingenious solutions you come up with, and the sanitary execution continues to impress me Marty. This build reminds me of work I used to see in Frank Kurtis' shop.
     
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  10. Incredible work here. Well done!!
     
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  11. Marty Strode
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    Mike, Dean, and Cactus, thanks for the kudos, it means a lot to me coming from those who been around the best !
     
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  12. Marty Strode
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    Grille shell is in position, Chris Kopp came yesterday and finished rolling the joggle for the hood rest. Now, I am mounting the shell, and getting ready to do the final shaping and trimming to the hood top. IMG_2372.JPG IMG_2374.JPG IMG_2375.JPG IMG_2376.JPG IMG_2377.JPG
     
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  13. Weedburner 40
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    Marty, that is beautiful. Your work is impeccable. Pat is going to have a work of art thanks to your workmanship.
     
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  14. pgan
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    Yes, I totally agree. What more can I say? Visit us at GNRS, so you can see the car and help thank Marty in person.
    Pat
     
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  15. See you there Pat.
     
  16. Marty Strode
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    When I awakened Christmas morning with something gnawing at me, I went to the shop and rectified the problem. When I mounted the radiator in reality, the grille shell/nose, should have been mounted first. The problem was, the space between the radiator/grille support hoop, and the nose was too narrow. So I clipped the base brackets from the frame, extended them 1-1/2" and re-installed them. To mount the nose, I rolled up a 1" wide 10 ga steel strip to fit under the hood rest lip, and built a bracket, an connected it up with a tube. I secured the shell to the strip with flathead #8 -32 screws. Notice the difference between the first and last photos. Hood is next. IMG_2361.JPG IMG_2379.JPG IMG_2380.JPG IMG_2381.JPG IMG_2383.JPG IMG_2384.JPG
     
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  17. Marty Strode
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    Now for the hood. I usually start by getting the general shape established, and fit, trim and shape the rear seam. To do the final trim on the front seam, this is the process I use to transfer the trim line on the hood. It takes some careful action with aviation snips, filing and sanding for the final fit. The material is 3003 alloy, .063. Happy New Year ! IMG_2394.JPG IMG_2395.JPG IMG_2396.JPG IMG_2397.JPG IMG_2399.JPG IMG_2400.JPG IMG_2401.JPG IMG_2402.JPG
     
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  18. rod1
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    Marty, I cannot think of a more deserving recipient of that roadster pickup than you.Really.The heart and soul you will no doubt put into that gem makes me very happy to think about.I cannot wait for the build thread...
     
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  19. pgan
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    This is called crafstmanship. I love it. I appreciate it. Wish I could do more of it myself. I'll keep trying.
    Pat
     
  20. TerrytheK
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    More than a few of us thread-watchers here will echo those words exactly!
     
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  21. Marty Strode
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    Today I worked on getting the hood ready for the side panels. First, I sheared off the excess on the bottom edge, and mounted a stainless hinge on the pass side. I have been thinking about the bubble on top, as was used when it ran carburetors. Using a remnant of .063, thinking it might work as a pattern, I rolled it, bent the edges, trimmed the contour at the back. Remarkably, I think it fits the bill, now I need to anneal the front and beat it into submission, and hopefully the shape of the front will turn out the way we want it. Tools used, shear, slip roll, brake, hand punch, snips, stretchers, and belt sander. Oh yeah, a drill, and band saw. IMG_2403.JPG IMG_2404.JPG IMG_2405.JPG IMG_2407.JPG IMG_2409.JPG IMG_2411.JPG IMG_2413.JPG IMG_2414.JPG IMG_2415.JPG IMG_2416.JPG
     
  22. Marty Strode
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    I worked on the nose of the bubble, thought I could shape the front of the existing part, but ran out of talent. So, I sawed off the damaged section and started with a new piece. My method is always the same, start with an annealed sheet, with plenty of excess material, and tuck shrink it on the stump. Then move to the sandbag, English wheel, planishing hammer, tipping die, and stretcher. If it meets Pat's approval, I will weld it together, and move to the next item on the list. IMG_2421.JPG IMG_2422.JPG IMG_2423.JPG IMG_2425.JPG IMG_2426.JPG IMG_2427.JPG IMG_2429.JPG IMG_2430.JPG IMG_2431.JPG IMG_2432.JPG
     
  23. DDDenny
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    Ran out of talent......right!
    Marty, you do have a sense of humor!
    Boy would that be a kick at Sunset Speedway.
     
  24. GearheadsQCE
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    That made me laugh, too!
     
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  25. Marty Strode
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    I built a hammer form, for the RH hood side. Tomorrow I will shear the panel to the correct size, and start getting it mounted. IMG_2439.JPG IMG_2441.JPG IMG_2444.JPG IMG_2445.JPG IMG_2446.JPG IMG_2447.JPG IMG_2448.JPG IMG_2451.JPG IMG_2452.JPG IMG_2453.JPG
     

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  26. bymanr
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    Got a photo of the front of the bubble welded on? You do just amazing fabrication Marty!
     
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  28. Stogy
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    Happy New Year @Marty Strode...you are an amazing talent...and those Racers are such a stunning influential segment of this huge Hotrod Period celebrated here. I almost feel you are bringing the past to now and in fact you are. It was a dangerous but exciting time in racing to live I'm sure.

    Happy New Year to you and the Family.
     
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  29. Marty Strode
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    Rich, ask and you shall receive, it still needs final grinding. I got your email, Friday should work just fine, it would be nice to see you and the boys. Did Tim share my video with you ? Stogy, Thanks, and Happy New Year, to you and yours. IMG_2434.JPG IMG_2435.JPG IMG_2455.JPG IMG_2456.JPG IMG_2457.JPG
     
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