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03-10-2009 12:37 PM Hood latch install
The rubber part attaches to the hood with a riveted bracket and gets pulled down to lock into the cup attached to the radiator support. The support bracket is just strap welded to the tube, I'll grind a little and fill a little to smooth it out and paint it. Then I can reach in under the hood side and release the hood. Now on to the bull nose and the gap at the front. Thanks for tuning in!


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03-10-2009 12:30 PM Hood latch install
I looked around and couldn't find any hood latches for my `46 that didn't envolve big fabrication. I settled on these rubber latches from Speedway thinking that they would allow some give in the adjustment and still pull the hood down. Rivets seemed to be the way to mount the latch as this would give less stress to already stressed hood than welding the sheet metal. Drilled three holes and riveted the mount to the hood, The rivet heads will painted hood color and should "go away", I think. There are probably several better ways to latch the hood.


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03-05-2009 12:02 PM Lights and hood flairs
I am about done with the hood sides, just need skim coat and alot of sanding. The lights are in and work. The next job is the hood itself, it needs a lot of work to flatten it out and close the gap at the front. I am thinking of making a new bull nose from tubing as the stock one catches the hood in places, due to the other problem. Then some way to hold it on at the sides.

I really need to get this thing running as I am VERY tired of pushing back and forth in my little shop.


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03-05-2009 11:50 AM Parking lights install
I have been slowly working on the hood sides and the parking turn lights. The pods are the old headlight parking lights and are now mounted on the hood sides. I made some brackets to have a place to plug the sockets in and will tack them to the hood sides. The sockets are new and use 1157 amber bulbs and I used the foam gasket to secure them, they just push in and turn to lock in. I made bulkhead reflectors to go behind the bulb and covered them with amber reflective tape and used a piece under the cast plastic lens to help. The lens is silconed in. The insides of the pods are sprayed white. Everything tests out and they work/show up pretty well. Now if I could just get the turn signals to work as well.


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01-31-2009 12:28 PM Shifter boot and silly season
I started using a shifter boot from a wrecked Aries but due to my long shift lever and oil pan trans tunnel (and probably my poor planning) the boot didn't work real well. I'm making a new one from leather. Made up a pattern from paper and cut the leather out and glued the seam together. I'll tie it at the top. The old boot donated the trim ring under the pan top to hold the new boot in place. I'm not sure if I can think of a way to make a trim ring for the top, yet any way. My cup holder works pretty well for my stainless mug and even large fast food drinks.
I get a little silly some times when it's too cold and snowy to work out in my little garage shop so I do silly things...like paint a club jacket, or practice striping. The old lunch box is the tool box for my rod. I can not believe how absorbent denim is. That poor jacket must have a gallon of paint on it, and it still bleeds. Oh well.


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