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07-02-2008 06:05 PM The Adventure Begins
Mounted the turn signal, moved the gauges, ammeter still does not work.

Screwed the fuse block down and started sorting out a million feet of wire.. One thing, i won't have to buy wire to wire up electric guitars for quite a while.


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07-01-2008 07:25 PM Paint Me Green and Call Me Kermit
A few pieces of exhaust pipe cut at an angle, and it is not cross-eyed any more.. Needs a few zaps of weld, but i am amused.

And i got the switched back in the 47's dash (starter and ignition) and i bumped it with the starter enough to see that the clutch lash up i put on actually works, at least a little.




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07-01-2008 12:11 PM Cross-eyeded
Got the headlights on, turns out they adjust every way except the way I need them to adjust. Have to make some tapered washers for them.

And put the hood ornament on. Latest guess is DeDoto.

Now for the wiring.


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06-30-2008 05:01 PM Battery Box
Got that installed. Seems solid.. This is just temporary anyway, the next owner can change it while he is cursing my name.

I still didn't get far on the Ratster Grill, got the hard part done, bent up two braces out of 1/4" steel.. too heavy, but it's what i have on hand..

No pix of that..


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06-29-2008 04:21 PM Bolted Down
I was going to fix the grill on the Ratster, i have a plan, but i got working on the body mounts for the 47. That is the hardest, most painful job on this one so far. What with dripping weld down on my arms and trying to drill steel pushing up, it has been a royal pain..

I think it would have been aggro thirty years ago, now it's a little over the top. Somehow i seemed to have got old without ever growing up.

Anyway, it's bolted down now, on rubber mounts, and i found this battery box in the junk pile, it fits on the firewall here. Obviously it's just sitting there now.. And it will need a support on the bottom, too. But no biggie..

This one is getting closer. Bolt down the steering column, hook up a throttle pedal and mount the beer keg gas tank.

Went to a little cruise in last night and talked to a guy about his 50 ford pickup rat rod.. Mitsubishi frame, 302, automatic, pretty nice.. He said he drove it to Atlanta and back last week.

He let me drive it around the parking lot and it's pretty smooth, even if the steering wheel is made out of horseshoes and the shifter is a machete.


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