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06-17-2012 08:37 PM 1930u Ė Window Regulators
I didnít want to use power windows and my original regulators are in great shape, so Iím using them. Their dirty and rusty but should clean up fine. Today I worked on the rear window regulator mounting and got everything roughed in pretty well. The original glass is ľĒ thick and I canít believe how heavy the glass is. The Plexiglas Iím using in very light and should be easy on the regulators.

The original glass lift channel was also in really good shape so Iím using it too.



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06-16-2012 07:21 PM 1930u Seat Mounts


It was hot in the shop today so I wasnít a very motivated welder but I did get a few things done. I will be using a 5 point race harness so I cut some more steel and closed off the front of the seat mounting platforms. I also made some seat belt mounting tabs for the crotch belt. Making the tabs takes some time and I would suggest buying pre-made from a chassis shop or even Speedway Motors. Finally made my door props too.

All in all a good day. Back at it tomorrow.



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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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