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Features Survivor Hot-Rod goes to Sweden.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by John 79, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. John 79
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
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    John 79
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    from Sweden

    Found some text on the headlights.
    They are Arrow 775H,the "piss yellow deuce coupe" have the same lights ;)
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  2. John 79
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    John 79
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    Trying to id what flathead i got in the car.
    Its got the crab style distributor.
    Casting numbers on the bellhousing is H59 and E774.
    Cant find any info on H59.
     
  3. mctommy
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    Really nice pick up!!! Congrats :)
     
  4. I know a little about RPU's, and that looks like a damn nice one. The bed is shortened just the right amount. My first RPU had the same Arrow headlights. So Cal is re popping them now. Always nice to see an old hot rod get a good home. You did good!
     
  5. John 79
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    John 79
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    I dont think the original builder had a welder.
    The bit between the rear fender and bed is made of wood,probably because of the shortened bed.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. In this picture it appears that the bed was actually shortened on the front end. That would have put the mounting point for the fender spacers too far forward, so the builder took the easy way out and cobbled up fender spacers (that's what they are called) out of wood. You can by new fender spacers from Brookville. Your problem will be the original bead stamped into the bed sides. Because of the way the bed was shortened, the bead now falls under the spacers. Going to take some quality body work if you want that bed to look right.
     
  7. John 79
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    Yes,the bed is shortened in the front as you say,but i wont change a thing if i dont have to. This is the way it was built "back then".
    Almost everything is bolted together so i guess they were in a hurry to get it on the street ;)
     
  8. Dave B.
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    Best of both worlds...
    http://www.gener-nator.com/
     
  9. Don's Hot Rods
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    Very cool little rpu. I forget where I got the parts to rebuild the 56 Ford pickup steering box in my 27 because I did it years ago, but they carried every piece. Maybe Ford Parts Obsolete, or something like that. A google search should net you some results.

    The box was a cinch to rebuild, mine needed a worm gear. That was only about $ 180 but the other shaft in there is the expensive one, something like $ 400 as I recall.

    Don
     
  10. John 79
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    Some repairs/restoaration has started on the frontend/steering.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Saxon
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    Nice, you going to paint it?
     
  12. that is sweet, now send it back hahaha, congrats on a killer rpu
     
  13. John 79
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    No,the paint has been there since it was built as a hot rod.
     
  14. magneto57
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    Coooooool and awesome..........Rich
     
  15. John 79
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    John 79
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    Ok folks.
    I need some help with the transmission mounts.
    I got a 39 gearbox and now its just bolted to the mounts solid.
    No rubber at all.
    What mounts should i use,i wanted to use the pre 42 rubber mounts but i was told it doesent work withoute some extra anti shatter bars if i use them
    Any info on how i should build my mounts.
    Anyone got some pics maby?
     
  16. visor
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    visor
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  17. John 79
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    This is how its mounted now,little hard to see but its the only pic i got.
    Ifi can i want to start out from the original beam in the frame when i build the new mounts.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi John79.Looks like you got yourself a swell ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  19. John 79
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    It would be nice to get rid of the extra (black) beam.
    The mounts are way to weak and as ju can see bolted withoute any rubber.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  20. John 79
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    Did some work on the split wishbones today.
    The old welds were well.....old ;)

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  21. That wishbone looks a lot safer and considerably better! HRP
     
  22. John 79
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    Thanks,i think it would be hard to get it more unsafe than the old one :)
     
  23. HeyyCharger
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    Awesome little RPU man, just Awesome!

    HC.
     
  24. John 79
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    John 79
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    Thanks!!!
     
  25. Orn
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    Orn
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    Nice work John!
     
  26. LeadSledMerc
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    What an awesome find, John...good luck with it and have fun!!! :cool:
     
  27. Nighthawk756
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    Fantastic RPU man, congrats!! And kudos to you for wanting to keep it original! :cool:
     
  28. John 79
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    Thanks.

    If you cut a car like this up and change it you got som serious brain issues :D
    If i wanted another look the only right thing to do would be to build another car.
    This one STAYS as it is,the only changes i will do is some chassie stuff so it will be legal to drive here in Sweden and maby some hubcaps and minor stuff.
    And the best thing is that i dont want to change it,i love it the way it is.
     
  29. brady1929
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