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  1. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    It's a 20 footer. Hopefully it will be a 10 footer once it's cut and buffed. At least it's not gray primer anymore.
     
  2. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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    Coupe looks great!
     
  3. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Thanks. I'm at the "It's good enough" point on it. Still planning to have the 60's Gas Class lettering, and some pinstriping done to complete it.
     
  4. 50Pontiacgrillepolished4_21.jpg 50pontgrille.jpg Did some more polishing and cleaning the grille in my 50 Pontiac coupe. Still need to finish the bumper and guards . 50pontgrille.jpg

    Removed bumper guards and polished the grille/bumper
     
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  5. Did a little more filling of the fender and inner panel where I wacked it out to fit the grille. At least till the welder bit the dust. Looks like I need to extend the lower edge of the hood a little. Next project lower the right hood hinge and fender. Hopefully by then the Amazon fairy will have dropped off a new Lincoln 140 at my friend's house. I thought I might bring one of my welders up here; but didn't want to have to change the plug. IMG_20210419_170829.jpeg IMG_20210419_171158.jpeg IMG_20210419_171303.jpeg

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  6. eldiablooxidado
    Joined: Jan 11, 2019
    Posts: 32

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    Nothing too exciting but shortened my e- brake lever to clear the stock fuel tank under the 26 T touring I'm putting on an A frame. You can see the height difference compared to the stock one next to it. IMG_20210419_205102424.jpg
     
  7. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,250

    X-cpe

    Used to make adapters out of drier and stove cords.
     
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  8. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

    For once I spent some time on "MY CAR"
    Got my dragster pulled out so I can dive into the engine and see what it is made of. Don't know much about what's inside and thought that being I plan on driving it I wanted to know how low in the seat I will need to be. :eek: :D
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    So far so good, Bowtie block and world product heads. :)
     
  9. olds vroom
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
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    I put an actual latch on my trunk lid that should stop some raffles .


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  10. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 466

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    Set seat in cab and guessed on the size of wedge to make sit right. Made some wedges out of 2x4's. Took truck for a short drive to see how it was- It seems good, so now I have to mount permanently with steel. Bad thing was truck quit in town and had to get towed back thru town with a tow rope and buddies chebby pick up, how embarrassing ! IMG_3232.JPG
     
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  11. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Finished firewall/tunnel massaging with a rubber covered BFH to allow fitment of period correct RC Ind bellhousing (Scattershield). I had some paint matched before I repainted reworked areas. Engine reinstalled and now reassembly time with newly coated headers and collectors. Next thing is to make and reroute new brake lines. 177378945_322277912641783_8752889990660240379_n.jpg
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  12. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
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    Replaced the driveshaft u-joints on my '53 Ford. I hate replacing u-joints...

    No pics, but lots of cursing:mad:
     
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  13. You’re building it just to offend the neighbors, aren’t you.


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  14. mercman@bulldog
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
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    Change some spark plugs, and had a guy come by to set up my tri-power set up on the roadster. IMG_2502.JPG


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  15. mgtstumpy
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    If you're like, undiagnosed 'Tourettes syndrome'
     
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  16. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
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    Hope I get my need for speed fix with it. :)
     
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  17. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
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    Tourettes syndrome has nothing to do with cursing aside from people with Tourettes who can't get a date in Adam Sandler movies.

    It's more that I always sucked at the Operation game and I feel that replacing u-joints it the same skill set. Those damn needle bearings are way too sensitive and don't get me started on the pain in the ass inner c-clips. I launched one across the garage that is still MIA.
     
  18. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Feeling lazy today put my gas pedal in. Had the wife push the pedal up and down pedal is basically on the floor at wide open so I guess it's right

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  19. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
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    I love it! "If it don't fit, don't force it. Just get a bigger hammer".;)
     
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  20. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
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    Okay, I think I've mentioned somewhere that I was building a grille for my '27. I actually got it back from the powder coaters and it came out looking like I had imagined it. A small triumph but right now, I need all the positive I can get. 20210416_143107.jpg 20210424_093946.jpg First pic is after welding and cleaning up the ends. Second is after powdercoat.
     
  21. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    I have been working on the crossmember making room for the exhaust, it has a ways to go but I have a good start on it. studebaker build 009.JPG studebaker build 001.JPG studebaker build 003.JPG
     

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  22. alanp561
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    Looking good but I've got a question. Are you planning to add box plates to the bottom of the original crossmember on both sides of your new channel section?
     
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  23. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Friday was our 54TH anniversary, I finished rewiring the 58 at 4pm, cleaned it up and took my lovely bride to dinner ( Hamburger at the drive in ). Had a great time, And NO I did not get Lucky 4682.jpeg
     
  24. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    The plan is to use some 1/4 or 5/16 plate and make a semi - circle and tie it to the original crossmember and to the piece of tubing . Then I can cut that out for the pipe to clear. Like you noticed it will need something to keep it from bending in the center of that channel I added. The crossmember will also carry the driveshaft loop . I have a piece of 1 in. channel tacked across the top now as a stiffener will I work it all out. I could also weld a couple pieces of flat stock turned on edge across the top , good observation though ! Thanks
     
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  25. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    20210427 Jack chassis for 34 5 W Jack started 29 yrs ago and passed to Tommy.JPG
    Actually it was yesterday but hope its okay. I drove over to jacksanddeuces to see what he was up to.
    I promised not to tell anyone he was actually working on something other than a 32!:eek::D Turns out he's gotten back a chassis he started on 29 years ago for a 34 coupe. He's tweaking the chopped 5W body, too... and doing a great job!! His usual work.:)
     
  26. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Got my steering joint in the mail today looks like I'm going to have to drop the bottom of the steering column an inch or so to get it to line up enough.

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  27. Fabulous50's
    Joined: Nov 18, 2017
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    Had some disassembly.

    Found a broken compression ring and a backwards rod. Good news as 95% can be reused. Looks like some new bearings (just because I have it open), new timing set, and exhaust valves, valve job, guides and hardened seats.

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    I'll polish the crank. Exhaust valves are all worn, and surprisingly hardened seats have never been installed. I'm not going to run a lead additive.
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  28. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    From the BillyBob Shop log

    May 5th 2021 When the engine hoist broke, I sidetracked into a lazy streak for a couple of weeks but I think I'm back on track now. Onward to the nailhead derusting ops. The water was drained and replaced with twenty gallons of Evapo-Rust for the waterjacket derusting. Since I didn't have the quantity needed to completely submerge the block, the operation has to be a two-step dance, front half first, then the rear half of the block, two days in the soup for each. Beer of the day was Bent River Brewing Company's Undercurrent IPA.

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  29. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
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    Been wondering how you were making out. Got me thirsty now.
     
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  30. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
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    High test 63
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    IMG_20210429_194507411.jpg got my #461 heads torn apart and put into my buddy's hot tank. Freshing them for roadster motor. Switchback IPA...
     

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