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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Late to the Party, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. GASSERBOB
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    Beautiful job guys. Really neat. Bob...............
     
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  2. Late to the Party
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    Hi, Bob -- Thanks for the kind words. But it's not "guys" any more, it's just me. JD's wife developed some major medical issues several months ago, and he's been taking care of her pretty much 24/7. It has to be a pretty special occasion for him to get away. His daughters and granddaughter can cover for him when it's necessary, but that's not nearly often enough. He's totally devoted to her, of course, but the situation has really put a crimp on his other activities. JD is a very special guy and I owe him a lot.
     
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  3. ClarkH
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    Hey LTTP: I'm very sorry to hear about JD and his wife's health issues. You and I have had exchanges about this before--friends like JD are precious.
     
  4. brad2v
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    Looks fantastic, congrats on the plates!
     
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  5. Modded 105E
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    Modded 105E

    Superb car and it definitely could not be mistaken for a 'Fad T' you have skilfully avoided that look.

    Any chance of recent pictures?

    All good wishes to your friend and his
     
  6. Mike,
    It's good to see you are still working on this project. I'm sorry to hear about JD's wife. I hope things improve for him in the near future.

    Get that clutch sorted out and take that T for a spin! You deserve it, my friend.

    Ted
     
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  7. geoford41
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    Very nice construction, I have not gone thru the entire thread but back a ways there was a shot of the headlight stands with the front radius rods/clevis ends, just a FYI don't forget the Jam nuts to keep everything nice & tight, You have a lot to be proud of!
     
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  8. Late to the Party
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    Thanks for the compliments, Guys. I'm sorry to say that I have no progress to report. I have been working on other folks' Model T's lately. That helps to pay the bills, but my "fun" work is put on the back burner when that's going on. I don't have space in my shop to do both. The larger volume of T work does have its upside though; when I get back to working on my Hot Rod, I'll have some $$ to put into it. Hopefully I'll have enough for an interior. :)
     
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  9. 27Tudor
    Joined: Jun 17, 2007
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    I would like to see a pic of you sitting in the car and how you fit with all of the changes you have made.

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  10. JimmyD3234
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    LOOLING COOL going to be a nice ride :cool: :cool:
     
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  11. Late to the Party
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    Me too. ;) One of these days................
     
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  12. CDNflatlander
    Joined: May 11, 2005
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    Well what a fantastic read! I don't even recall what I was looking to find on the HAMB when I run across your build...and because this site being so much bigger than it was years ago, I left your page up until I was able to finish the entire story (to date).
    Fantastic build thread, and a very kool Hot Rod!
    Hats off,
    Greg
     
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  13. Late to the Party
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    Thanks, Greg. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
     
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  14. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Just read this thread through, great build, great story & a grouse looking hot rod! Well done :)
     
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  15. Late to the Party
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    Thank you, Outback. I'm not sure what "grouse looking" means in Ozzie-speak, but I'll take it as a compliment. :)
     
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  16. Outback
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    ^^ Yeah sure is ^^
     
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  17. manyolcars
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    W hile reading thru this thread I noticed several comments on wrapping the wires with electrical tape. I remember seeing a lot of friction tape in the 1950s and thats what I use
     
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  18. Late to the Party
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    Manyolcars -- I believe you're right. Friction tape would be more authentic. I see it's still available, so I ordered a roll from Amazon. Thanks for the tip.

    Mike.
     
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  19. Late to the Party
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    The roll of friction tape came in and I removed all the visible plastic tape from my wiring and replaced it with the friction tape. It's a tiny detail which most folks won't even notice, but it looks much better to me. :) Thanks for the post, Manyolcars. Tiny details do add up to make a difference.
     
  20. I stumbled onto your build thread and I'm only 1/2 way through your post....just had to say.....Amazing work for a couple of Ol' guy's like myself!!...Lol
    I'm like most of us on here...do the best ya can with what ya got!
    besides, it's more fun to be creative and diy then just "buy" a bunch of parts and put them all together!....keep up the fantastic work!, follow this pne for sure!


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