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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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05-20-2012 07:40 PM 1930u weekend progress
Due to graduation parties, I didnít get much done on Saturday but today I did work on the old coupe. I spent a lot of time re-adjusting the body on the frame mounts. This is critical because if itís off a bit the door gaps are a mess.

I also discovered after I reset the engine rake the top of the trans was way to close to the floor pan, so I made a mini trans tunnel and did a little more bending on the shifter. All in all Iím finally happy with the trans and body profile.



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