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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by edwardlloyd, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. edwardlloyd
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    When fitting the 32 X legs from chassis engineering, don't forget to cut this hole in the top edge or you'll never get this body mount bolt in. Particularly important for a pickup as this is the bed front mount bolt.[​IMG]

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  2. edwardlloyd
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    I made this lowering block for the rear wishbone mounting out of an extra cup. As you can see from the second picture, the wishbone needs the extra inch clearance to a 59A-B oil pan.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. edwardlloyd
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    Now I've got a question. Which way round do I mount the turtle? I'm using a stock '32 speedometer. Is it right this way round?[​IMG]

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  4. Petejoe
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    My 34 points the opening to the left.
    I just installed a new cable last week.
     
  5. alchemy
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    My speedo cable comes up the right side of the firewall.

    I think part of your oil pan clearance problem is that two-piece pan. But maybe the regular one-piece pan would still be too close.
     
  6. Petejoe
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    Yes mine cable also comes up the right side. Then loops around the driveshaft to fit into the turtle.
     
  7. edwardlloyd
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    That's a bit of a tight turn isn't it? Seems funny why Ford had the cable go down the right hand side of the firewall only to have to go to the left. I wonder if it had something to do with the mid year axle change.

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  8. Petejoe
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    Yes it is quite a loop. But works. As long as you have long enough cable.
    I forgot you may have a steering wheel on the right side although I don’t know if it would make much difference.
     
  9. edwardlloyd
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    A bit of a setback today. The top of the threaded part of my (working!) fuel gauge snapped off when I tightened down the tube locating nut! I've looked everywhere in the shop for something to fix it with but ran out of ideas. So maybe someone out there has a good takeout fuel gauge? After all most hot rods run an electric gauge so they must be out there. So if anyone has one please let me know.
    Thanks
    Ed
     
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  10. Petejoe
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    Ed do you have a picture of it? I’m sure someone may have it.
     
  11. edwardlloyd
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    Here's what it looks like.
    [​IMG]

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  12. edwardlloyd
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    Today I got the stainless steel exhaust system back from Poland where it was polished to shine like chrome.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. edwardlloyd
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    I was a little concerned about having a fuel tank only a few inches above my mufflers. So I installed these heat shields directly above the exhaust where the fuel tank sits.[​IMG]

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  14. edwardlloyd
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    Today was the big day. The body was fitted after I'd done everything I had to do on the wiring and plumbing of the chassis.
    I love the 1932 design with the separate firewall. It allows you to do so much wiring before fitting the body.

    I placed the rolling chassis in front of the cab. Then I lifted the cab using a board of wood with a blanket on it placed in the lift arms.
    Lift the cab and roll the chassis back under the cab. Slowly lower the cab and move the chassis backwards in stages. The cab needs to go down and forward relative to the chassis. Up until the last inch it doesn't look like it'll ever fit but it does! Drop a Phillips screwdriver down one of the hood mount bracket holes to locate the cab on the firewall and then let down completely.
    After that I spent another hour on the wiring, routing all the wires up the left cowl.

    More tomorrow.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. edwardlloyd
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    Thanks the Deuce Lover I just found a really nice fuel gauge on eBay. Not cheap but what '32 parts are;-)

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  16. flatheadpete
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    Great progress on a great build. Keep up the good work!
     
  17. edwardlloyd
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    Thanks Pete.

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  18. edwardlloyd
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    I've another question for the '32 experts out there. This is the dash light which came with the car. However it wobbles about in the recess holder in the dash. Is this the correct dash light? Am I missing something?[​IMG]

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  19. Petejoe
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    Weird. I could never find a dash light or even provisions for one on my 34 truck. I didn’t think they had one??
     
  20. edwardlloyd
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    It's actually the instrument light. It lights up all three instruments. I didn't really make myself clear.

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  21. edwardlloyd
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    Got the bed on for the first roll out. I think the stance is great. What do you guys think?
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  22. Petejoe
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    Hard to judge without fenders and running board. But a guess would say your close.
     
  23. edwardlloyd
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    It's going to have cycle fenders. I can't get any lower at the front though. It's as low as it'll go with a stock front crossmember and unsplit wishbones.

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  24. Stogy
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    @edwardlloyd the build looks new but old and around here that means just awesome...;)...you do good work...
     
  25. waxhead
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    Looks good to me.
     
  26. Tim_with_a_T
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    You should publish a book... just saying.
     
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  27. edwardlloyd
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    I have thought about it.

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  28. edwardlloyd
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    The windshield saga is over!!!

    I ordered a complete set of glass from Macs ages ago. When it arrived the windshield was in a hundred pieces. Now it might be laminated but those pieces are sharp as hell.
    So I ordered another. However when I went to fit it, the glass was just too thick to go in. Eventually after hours of soaping and pressing in with straps in just wouldn't go in. Finally when trying to remove it a small nick in the corner and it cracked.
    Anyway, to cut a long story short, the reproduction glass is too thick. I guess I could have just bunged it in with silicon, but that's not the way to do it.
    So I took the cracked screen to my windshield man and he had a new one made up out of HSG. That's not laminated but toughened. I had it made 5/32" (4mm) thick which is super thin.
    Picked it up yesterday and the edged had been polished beautifully which helped it slide in place.
    It was so thin I told him I was scared to transport it. He took the screen in his hands and bent it across his knee. That HSG is amazingly bendy!
    So this morning I fitted a new cork/rubber seal into to frame, rubber side towards the glass and sprayed in with lubricant.
    The screen just slid into place. I had the whole thing assembled in 15 minutes.

    So from now on I'm having my glass made locally to my specifications in HSG.
    It was cheaper than the crappy reproduction too.[​IMG]

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  29. Petejoe
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    That’s exactly what I did for all the windows on my 34.
    Great idea.
     
  30. alchemy
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    In the US it's illegal to use non-laminated glass for the front windshield. Tempered glass may be tough, but when that big rock comes straight at your face the tempered glass will not stop it. Or, when you are running head-on into another car the tempered won't keep you inside your car.

    I'm not sure what the rules are in the UK for front glass.
     

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