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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tuck, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :D Hi Tuck.Great pics of the family.Thanks for posting.St Cloud is my Moms old stomping grounds.She was born and raised there(1906).A bit before your time.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  2. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

  3. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Nice job on the axle fill.
     
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  4. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    Love the gold and pearl white. You do dang good work and write a great thread. I like the kind that has so much detail, that it takes me a while to read through.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  5. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    Got this little guy all trimmed up with castle nuts-


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    I decided not to drill this axle- or anything else. I keep looking trough the little books.. the bulk or majority of my FAVORITE hot rods don't have a drilled axle, hmmmmm.

    I'm practicing restraint.
    This axle is so pitted it'll get lightened up enough by the time I'm done filing and sanding.
     
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  6. Tuck
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    Missed this- yeah I'll trim the bottom up (-;
     
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  7. Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    Miles of welding today... a bit of filing and grinding and a list of supplies to order like sand paper, belts for the small hand held belt grinder-

    heads up to anyone wanting to chrome bones- when you grind off the weld you need to weld it again- the weld is mostly external so if don't weld them they'll split, I usually cut it open at the seam a couple inches tack tack and cut a couple more and tack tack again- otherwise they'll end up wavy.

    There is usually a lot of corrosion in these seams so it sometimes helps to blast the open seam- other than that there is not a whole lot you can do about it-

    I finished the welding on the other side of the axle too and started to fill divots etc- not going to get too crazy on the axle just jet most of this type of stuff I can do in the garage at home after school starts.

    Both of the bones are pretty much identical- and the shock pockets are pretty much mirrored on each- fine tuned the notches for the shocks and some other detail work but overall really happy with the progress.

    I think I'll jump back to the pedals and steering and fine tune some of that next.

    (-:
    Tuck
     
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  8. Tuck
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    Anyone seen one of these before? It's a Speed Products "SP" adapter to turn the filter parallel with the block instead of sticking straight out! Picked this up on eBay- kinda neat!
     
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  9. Tuck
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    Every part of what you see in the above pic is getting chromed! (-;


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    You're looking at the bottom of the frame, tack welded the sleeves in place that hold the U-bolt steering box assembly.
     
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  10. I'm liking the front fender scoop/vent pieces.
    Don't forget to take your kids back to the junkyard, saw your girl having a meltdown on IG, and it's the cutest thing I ever saw.
     
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  11. Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    Here is Speed Products oil filter adapter with a '55 canister- can't wait to chrome the canister!! It's cool it tucks it up and in a little it's not 90 degrees exactly it gives it a little more clearance- so cool!
     
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  12. enloe
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    Man you always find some cool parts for your builds
     
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  13. Tuck
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    School's started and I have a couple new classes that I started that are consuming all of my time.... all of it.

    But... I've been wrestling with the idea of simplifying the shifter by going to a top shift lasalle and adding the olds short shaft to it. I found one for sale just need to go pick it up... maybe this weekend if I can work it out.
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    I really really really love the Hurst Shifter- but maybe it'll find itself in my coupe or the Ranchero... by getting rid of the hurst I would give myself more room for my right leg and spoon pedal- the shifter linkage is another thing thats sort of in the way-

    I realize that I can problem solve my way out of it and use the Hurst... but at the end of the day if a top loader is available and its a good solution and simplifies the chassis I think its a win win.


    Here's what I'm gonna do----> Good little piece by @Paul
    Lasalle Conversion by Paul
     
  14. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    good idea,
    it's a little more involved than the linked thread with the '37 but very doable,
    couple things to watch for;
    tapered pins in shift rails,
    and the cluster shaft is a smaller diameter so that shaft,
    it's bearings and gear need to stay with the '37 case.
    get a copy of '37-'38 Cadillac shop manual to walk you through it,
    just use the Olds parts when putting it back together.

    here's a quick teaser thread of one I did a little while ago: '37 LaSalle gets short shafted
     
  15. Tuck
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    Thanks @Paul stoked to get it in there and see what it looks like. Hopefully I can pick it up Saturday.
     
  16. FUN read - sub'd
    beautiful family
    amazing car
    skills of a wizard
     
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  17. jobbless
    Joined: Oct 11, 2004
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    Looks sweet so far. Love mags and whitewalls.. .... awesome work.. going to be a cool ride.
     
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  18. Tuck, I have some parts for the 37 lasalle but no 1st/reverse or synchros. FWIW
    Walt
     
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  19. tfeverfred
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    Love the yo-yo.
     
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  20. Moriarity
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    you have a yo yo that you could copy... why not make a yo yo handle for the top loader... you are getting stuff chromed anyhow... a little lathe time with some acrylic to make the knobs...best of both worlds?
     
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  21. Tuck
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  22. Paul
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    Nice, hope the inside is as cherry as the outside looks!
     
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  23. ^^^^^^^X2
     
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  24. Tuck
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    He said he bought it in 1972 for $165 from a Cadillac restorer! It looks like brand new!


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  25. Tuck
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  26. cactus1
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    Holy shitballs that's cool!
     
  27. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    Very Cool
     
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  28. TexasSpeed
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    That's unreal. So awesome.


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  29. Impressive!
     
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  30. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    What is that tail housing in your hand?
    'looks different than all the '50 Olds' I've seen.
    '37 looks super clean, like fresh assembled and never run, I'm jealous!
     
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