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Old 04-06-2012, 05:49 PM
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Well, as I've mentioned in the past I completely hate ALL the aftermarket vent options for the air conditioning units today. I searched for hours and talked to many people and finally decided on looking at ashtrays. I found that a 53 or so Packard or a 48 or so Cadillac had an ashtray on the back of the front seat that I really like so I bought a rough one on ebay to see if I liked it. I'm going to gut part of it and add directional levers so that the roll top can be opened and closed. I haven't decided yet on whether to cut out the cigarette lighter part or to leave that there as well.

I personally really like the way it looks so far, or at least the potential of it.



I'm not sure how I'm going to make directional vents, but I'm sure I'll come up with something...I hope.


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Old 04-06-2012, 08:05 PM
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nice
i have been meaning to go back through your journal to get another look at the stock heater
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:15 PM
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I can't promise that's a stock heater for a '37, it's just the one that was in it. I don't really know much about them, but I did take a picture of it.


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Old 04-06-2012, 09:31 PM
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mine had a mopar in it
i am going to try and rebuild it for now
a/c comes much later
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I thought the dash didn't look low enough on my car, so I added a panel under mine. I did it twice and still wish I had made it wider still. I have pics in my journal. i know what you mean about the AC vents. I was going to have mine behind the dash and blow down and out the windshield vents, but maybe that wouldn't cool enough.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:29 AM
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hey guys, I just got my seats and I threw them in the car
I was sitting in it playing with position and steering wheel angles etc.
(making engine noises the whole time, Vroom Vroom)

I was curious what size drop (how far down) do you have on your steering column mounts 2", 4", 6" ?

and how well do you like the way it turned out?

with the set back firewall and the seats a lot farther back than stock
it sure seems funny with the dash and windshield so far away
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I never used a drop and made a base for the column from a exhaust pipe reducer, shortened and xut it in half and epoxyed in,, looks clean almost stock. I made a 1/4'' plate to the column and dash, still flexed, had to triangulate it with the firewall mounted PS booster. that worked well cause the firewall isn't braced enough.
very nice ciscokid, I like the way that whole dash turned out
when I get to that point, I was thinking I would try using a left over 454 connecting rod (for now) for the column drop
I plan on having a pretty sparse interior at first
then later down the road when I redo it all I am sure I will have changed my mind a number of times on how I want it
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Hey Cisco, is that a tach where the radio used to be??

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My seats are 13" high from the floor. For me, 5'10", I can see most of the front end and my eyes are about centered looking out the windshield. The column is mounted pretty much like stock.
I picked up a radio head for $10 on Ebay , was listed as Ford even tho there is a bow tie on it,, you win some. The dial was good, but the shafts were rusted, I fixed the dial shaft, the volume is just a dummy shaft I rigged in it. That is what is where the radio was, it is a radio. Tach, speedo, gas are in the top panel, 3 other gauges and a clock are in the bottom panel. I put an AC vent where the ash tray plate was.
I never touched the car last year and this year I'm living in China,,,, love Chinese women.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:06 AM
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Oh Ok. I was trying to read the numbering on it and thought maybe it was a tach. I had been thinking about trying to find a tach like that and put it there so I was hoping that was the case.

Wow, you're a long way. How long until you're home with the '37?

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I think Dolphin gauges has small tach, I used Dolphin gauges.
If it wasn't that I miss my dog and cats and my house is paid for.. I could live here, planning on staying 5 months, I'm in south China, will see Hong Kong soon and planning to see Viet Nam, Laos and Thailand.
The women here are amazing , often I can't count the number of gorgeous women I see at once and they mostly dress sexy, can't remember the last time i saw a woman in a dress at home , let alone a mini skirt and 6'' heels ( average outfit here)
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:37 PM
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OK, I've got a question for those that have been there.

I just sat my radiator/grille shell shroud/shield up on the core support and the core support is way to low and making the sides where the headlights mount hit the tophats on the top spring mounts.

This is with a chassis engineering IFS kit. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Grill shell

Brandon, I had the same problem. You need to trim the area out at the upper control arm area. I measured up aprox. 5 1/2" and back aprox. 10". That should do it. Jack
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:58 AM
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Do you mean take metal out of the top hat the springs sit in or remove metal from the grille shell?

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Brandon, Remove the materal from the grill shell. The area that looks like part of the inner fender. My e-mail is lakewood46@cox.net if you send me your address I will attach a picture of my grill shell. It is not on the car so I can get a good picture. I would post it on the forum but don't know how. Jack
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Brandon, I will take some pictures later on to give you a view of what and how much you need to cut from the doghouse and inner fender panels.
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