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Old 10-01-2008, 11:26 PM
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:51 AM
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Here are some pics knighthawk sent to me to post for him.

85 harness in a 48




wiring





witring almost done




He is taking a break from wiring and working on his grille. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:39 PM
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grill pics

Here are some more pics knighthawk sent to me to post for him.

The grill opening is formed with 5/8 copper tubing soldered to the fenders and hood, then cut in places so it can be removed as part of the fenders and hood. note the instant 'rust' due to the solder ( and lead) flux. I have more pictures of details, if intrested. Today working on recessing '53 Chev parking lights to use as turn signals..



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Old 10-22-2008, 09:26 AM
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Looking good.

Did you use the copper tubing because it was easier to bend?

Keep sending those pics.
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Morning, and thanks 'Brew'...yes the copper tubing is the soft kind, that piece was about $33 ! The steel conduit would be easier to weld, but harder to make the small radius bend, and the electrical supplyers bender makes a bout a 12 '' bend. This copper tubing bent really easy using the spring tool ( I don't know what it's called ) that you slide over the tubing, to keep it from getting any flat spots, and bent it around a small gas (welding ) bottle. The hardest part was getting the solder to hold to the sheet metal. I'll take a picture of the back side showing more of the 'welds ' .....
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:10 PM
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Another pic from knighthawk.

Here's the view from the back side of the grill opening.....showing the welds (solder joints)..........

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Old 10-27-2008, 10:11 PM
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That must have been some job. Looking forward to the pics of the turn signals.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:29 AM
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That grille work has inspired me to take another look at the nose of my Olds. If I could make a rolled pan to replace the bumper, and use a similar method to yours in order to turn the opening into a symmetrical oval instead of its current sad face...

Well. Attached is a cropped and scaled piece of a 1280x960 image of a 2005 Holden Efijy Concept car that has a nice look, IMO. Too bad my fenders are not as fat as that one's or yours.

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More pics from knighthawk

53 in a 48 ....the recessed cup where the rubber gasket is put, came with the lense out of the ' 53 , I added the flange and made the rest...........have some more work to do on the upper grill yet, AND a trip to the junk yard again, before I put it all back together and see the final result...........









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Old 10-30-2008, 10:13 PM
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Thanks for the update. Those frenched/tunneled turn signals look great. Can't wait to see the whole front done.
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while I was at the junk yard yesterday,the 70 year old lady that owns it, informed me that the my lenses are out of a ' 49 to '52, cause, as she showed me, '52 and '53 are a lot differnt . Also, in the 49 to 52 there is 2 differnt hieght of lenses, and of course I got the wrong one the second time ( I broke one ) so had to go back a third time !..........working on the bumper today...hope to get the bumper and grill insert finished today
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:28 PM
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More grill pics and info from knighthawk.

Here are a couple pics of the grill , showing the turn signals and the grill insert. It's painted with a few coats of Epoxy primer , It will be painted a glooss black when it's done. Now I am cutting the tips of the fenders to fit and re-shaping the fender curve to meet the fender. will have those pics in a few days.



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Old 11-11-2008, 09:29 PM
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Looking good!!

What bumper are you using?
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the bumper is a '53 Pontiac front bumper upside down .. Narrowed it 7 inches , three inches in each side, cut and re bent the curve at the ends, and now just finished cutting the ends to fit the fenders. It may seem like a lot of work, but , I traded for this bumper with some parts I wasn't going to use, so it didn't cost anything............... I just like to use the free stuff first....
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