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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2008 5:24 AM »
Looks great. The back looks like it is sitting good now.
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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2008 1:15 PM »
You done workin' on the house for awhile?? Cause it's been cuttin' into hot rod building time. :wink:
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« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2008 4:26 PM »
I'm really liking this thing. Good to see progress

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« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2008 7:32 PM »
Ahhhhhh.....another great flatty.....

Am I wrong or does the pic depict the roadster in storage for the winter??
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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2008 12:53 AM »
that would be my working stall, but everything else is in storage.

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« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2009 4:13 AM »
Ok made some progress,
I installed an f1 center crossmember and will be using the f1 pedals as well.
I modified the crossmember and attached the ball mount for the front wishbone.
I partially boxed the crossmember to add tabs for the rear radius rods and torque arm.
I got the rear bones cut down and put bungs in to use heim joints.  (As I did this I noticed that a factory weld on the bones was cracked so I ground that down and welded it back up again.)
I made my own torque arm and got that mounted.
Engine and tranny are mounted.
I am sure there are a few other things, but that is all I can think of off hand.


I will post pics later.

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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2009 3:30 PM »
Ok here are a few pics to update what has been accomplished.
you can see in the one photo how nicely the f1 pedals will work.

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« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2009 7:44 PM »
i'm diging it man
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« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2009 8:19 PM »
Here are some pics of how we made the custom wishbone. Todd had a nice unsplit 34 wishbone but it was a little short for the F1 crossmember set up so we were going to cut it up to make it longer, but...... we had a pair of hacked up 34 bones that had been split and used on a hay wagon. We mated that to the back half of a very nice unsplit Model A wishbone to get the length and cut off all the crap that was welded to the ends of the 34 bones.

First we put it together to see where everything had to be.


We needed to heat and bend the yoke to the correct angle. We could not use the rubber ball in the end as it would have burst into flame. We remembered seeing this trick on the internet somewhere and it worked great.




Next measured and marked where we could splice them together. We found a spot that was the same size on both sets of bones and allowed us to cut the bad ends off the 34 bones.


Next we made the cuts and welded them up.
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« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2009 8:21 PM »
Oh and sorry for the "back to the top of the page" deal but it worked better to tell the story if I loaded them into photobucket.
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« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2009 8:37 PM »
:)  Coming along nicely....good idea to stagger that splice....great workmanship.
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« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2009 9:29 PM »
Whish I had a cool......... older brother!! 8)  :wink:
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« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2009 10:15 PM »
Geez Todd, thats starting to really come together. Makes me wanna go to work on my 29 but I better continue on the old 56 first....maybe next project...

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« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2009 4:42 AM »
Finally with the weather improving I am able to comfortably able to work outside again.  Today I was able to remove the gas tank and fill the top and have started the mockup of the dash.  I also placed the windshield on to see how she will look.

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« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2009 5:01 AM »
Looks good Todd,.... hey if you have the connecter dealy that used to go across the cowl (I think they call it the dash rail)I am in dire need of one of dem there tings. I'm green with envy by the way....