|Today 07:09 AM|
|deadbodyman||beautiful car, gotta love them coupes|
|Today 06:58 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
Still plugging along on the '47 Ford.
I ordered a bunch more parts on Monday and had them Tuesday from Speedway. Coil-over conversion, trans crossmember kit and all the brake components with the under floor pedal mount.
While doing the initial mockup and measure, I wanted a 3" drop crossmember. No one makes a drop in odd sizes, so I went with the 2". I ran out of room at the bottom of the rails and had to order the 4". If need be, I can shim the trans up to get proper slope.
Dropped the body (literally) on the frame to see how the 2" drop spindles looked and check for engine clearance.
The car sits noticeably lower and looks better. I will be cutting out the recessed center of the firewall and building a 1" setback for more dist and trans bell clearance. I will be ordering a new toeboard replacement with higher center section to go with it from EMS.
|Today 06:51 AM|
|Today 06:11 AM|
|deadbodyman||You know what that rotisery needs ???? Your wheel covers you invented, to keep the air hose from getting caught up in them.|
|Today 06:05 AM|
|deadbodyman||These cars (full frame) only have short little rockers below the doors that attach to the 1/4 in the back and the cowl at the front Are you running those rockers full length, Like a uni body car, or are you going to whack them off after fitting them?|
|Today 04:59 AM|
Made a little repair at the bottom of the B pillar and screwed the passenger side rocker in place.
|Today 12:17 AM|
041 a great saw that is what I use a 041 Farm Boss bought new 1980
I have a homelite XL 12 I have had for to long to count both still run great I put rings in the homelite the Stihl is original.
|Yesterday 11:44 PM|
Today I did something really different!
One of my neighbours has a bunch of apple trees. A recent ice & snow storm, plus wind had knocked one of them over. As I was going past his place I saw him trying to cut branches and stuff off it with a hand saw. I stopped, chatted with him for a bit and after some discussion, went home, got some chains and truckers tow straps, as well as my chainsaw.
Fired up the ancient Stihl 041 and trimmed a bunch of the top weight off the tree, and then hooked up my pickup and pulled the tree back upright.
We'll see if it survives.
If not - he's no worse off than he was this morning, and I'll use the p/u to pull it out by the roots, and cut it all up for firewood
|Yesterday 09:43 PM|
Mr John, looks great! I hope he new cold rolled works out for you. You knows I am scared to death of cold rolled.
I am working on cleaning up and refurbishing my dizzy. I am going to be driving by Easter. No windows, no front sheet metal. Just me and my goggles.
I might just tie the doors shut.
|Yesterday 09:30 PM|
Glad it is working for you Henry.
I started playing with the sheet of low carbon cold roll today. It will interesting to see how it forms compared to the standard cold roll. I can already tell it is more malleable and should form easier and stretch further than the standard cold roll.
|Yesterday 09:19 PM|
This thing left yesterday but was busy masking so these were the only pics I got. This job didn't turn out perfect but it did a lot for me in terms of progression. I learned A LOT from this job. It definitely helped a lot in the outcome of today's spray.
we should have buffed the front door cause I know the blend didn't go that far on this one. It looks much better in person but from this pic you can clearly see a deeper color on the rear door. aka dull clear on front door.
The boss was more than happy to give Martin's tip a try when I told him all the time we would save. If it were a tip that would require more time though I'm not sure he'd feel the same way. This color was HARD to blend plus there was body work in the middle. Didn't give me much room to blend but pulled it off. The blend took up 70% of the door but on the bottom it almost went all the way. Couldn't help it. I had to balance out what would be better to live with. All in all, I think we could have helped ourselves had the boss given me time to spray a spray out card, but I'm starting to think most colors that are close are pretty blendible, and I say this because when I got my coverage coat on the blend panel(rear door) it looked HORRIBLE! I was worried that there was no way I'd get a good blend with it but with no time for a spray out, using the best available chip, this had to do. I guess I can't celebrate so soon til the door is on the car but I'm happy to know there's still some of the original color(30% of door) that will mate with quarter.
got my second shot at a clear burn in. Burned it in where those two spot welds are on the right and on the rocker lip. I nailed it almost perfectly. One little area I sprayed the solvent too thick but it won't need to be rubbed. It's pretty much undetectable and much better than I thought it would be. I decided to have multi layers of back masks. One for the base to keep it away. Peel that up. spray the clear. Peel the next up. Spray slow reducer with a tad of clear. Then peel the last one, which is just tape, then give it one last squirt. Even had some 2500 beyond the last line of protection. Couldn't be happier with it.
One thing I finally did was grow some balls when spraying clear with a 1.4. I said what the heck and went for it. I was sick of babying it. So I got one tiny sag on one of the doors and by the door handle, but think it was worth it. Anyhow, tomorrow he wants this car to go so I hope he gives me some time to buff it.
|Yesterday 07:43 AM|
That looks like my bench.......only yours is clean.
|Yesterday 12:33 AM|
Been trying to figure this darned transmission out and get it put back together and bolted back up.
I stubbornly refuse to do anything else until this thing is done. Plus, all the bolts, brackets and everything else is right where I need them when I'm ready to bolt it back in. If I move anything I may never find what I'm looking for. Meanwhile the shop is a mess and I have upholstery to tackle next.
Time for a bigger shop!
|03-11-2014 10:39 PM|
I finished up and mounted my pesky rad support ( thanks to Brain's pics )
and finally got oil to the top of that 235.
Nothing 1800psi of compressed nitrogen blowing backwards couldn't fix! I had something in the engine block journal pulled up. No idea what. But when that 1800psi went through, the oil pump made a bad bad sound. I think I had it spinning backwards, kinda might have dried up the pump. LOL, it is all good now.
|03-11-2014 10:11 PM|
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