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06-02-2012 07:55 PM 1930u- Roll bar loop and seat mount
I welded up the roll bar today. I also made the seat mounting frame work. I mentioned earlier in the journal that most of my parts are from a 1970ís hot rod. I have many parts from that car including the seats. They were from a Opel GT. The seats were never bolted to the floor. They just sat on 2x4 blocks and the car never had any seat belts. I saw this car run at the local drag strip many times. Back then he ran a 336 small block, 4-speed and 4:56 gear. Must have been a wild ride.

Hereís a few shots of the roll bar work.



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05-30-2012 08:14 PM 1930u Roll Bar Planning
During the chassis work I made two 5/16" steel plates and welded them to the top of the frame rails. The plates will serve as a roll bar mount and also anchor points for the out board seat belts.

I used PVC pipe to model the dimensions and roll bar position. Instead of bending the loop from steel tube, I'm using schedule 80 pipe. There will also be two horizontal loops extending forward. These loops will be used to mount the bucket seats.


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05-27-2012 05:11 PM 1930u Door work
Today I worked on the door and door gaps. I also plan to use the original 30 Plymouth window regulators. I have to clean them up but they work great. The original plate glass windows were about a 1/4" thick and weighed a ton. The regulators should last forever working the light weight plexi-glass that I'm using.


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05-27-2012 05:11 PM 1930u Door work



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05-26-2012 08:34 PM 1930u back on the body
I spent most of the day on Friday sanding down primer and filler. For the most part I worked the entire body down to 80-100 grit and a few places like the rear fenders and valance panel are finished to 220 grit. After that I sprayed on a couple of thin coats of PPG epoxy black satin primer just to seal everything down. The satin black primer brought out all the dents and dings that I missed along the way. All in all itís not to bad and with a little bumping the dents will be gone.


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