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Old 03-12-2012, 01:10 PM
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It's spring!

Fired the 51 up after a short winter. Only took about 20 seconds of cranking and a few pumps on the pedal and she came back to life!! Took a short cruise around the neighborhood and then helped my friend across the street finish out the last several courses of shingles on his garage. Wind from last week had blown off the top six rows or so. Now to figure out exactly what I want to accomplish before the first few spring cruises and shows.

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Spent the day reworking my seats in the gasser. Removed the old Harwood buckets that have almost no padding, and began mocking up for the new CJ5 seats I got from Summit.
Used some 2x4's undeer the seats to get an idea o how much I needed to build the frame up, and how much offset in the base to miss the trans tunnel. Once I had them sitting where I wanted I measured it all and then started building up the frames.
Got them tacked together from some old box tubing I had in the metal bins, and test fitted them. Ended up raising the front 1" over the rear to get correct feel to the seats.
Here's the finished frame. Once I finish painting I'll drill mounting holes and bolt them in. Then rework the shoulder harness mounts to fit the new seats.
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Spent the day reworking my seats in the gasser. Removed the old Harwood buckets that have almost no padding, and began mocking up for the new CJ5 seats I got from Summit.
If you don't have them on those seats as supplied, Speedway has sliders for about $16 bucks a pair and they work very nicely. I used them on my '31
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I thought that looked like a custom exhaust system when I first saw it. And if I'm not mistaken, that custom " colour " that you are using, is Rustoleum Regal Red. Good choice .
the exhaust would blow right into your face when using them
so the wife would complain she would smell like exhaust, and it was noisey
and we must keep her happy

so i got that stainless flexible hose (its for hot oil transfer) to point it the other way
the inside of the hose is ribbed so it works like a muffler, it made them very quiet

I think the rustoleum is sunrise or sunset red?
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If you don't have them on those seats as supplied, Speedway has sliders for about $16 bucks a pair and they work very nicely. I used them on my '31
Thanks! I looked at the universals at Speedway, but they're not long enough to reach any of the factory holes on my seats. They're 11" centers and my closest holes are 12.5", so I'd have to redrill mine to use them. BTW they're $25 now.
Nobody else will be driving the car, so I'll just bolt them to the floor like I did the racing buckets at the distance that fits me.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 PM
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hinges

Its all about the hood hinges this week to and they work a treat, I'm a happy chappy
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almost there

pic look good working on a 48 Plymouth its almost there but not quiet i will upload pic when i can http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/newr...e=1&p=1538378#
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:33 PM
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Well, I got out in the garage and up into the rafters to get my top parts and carpet down. Pulled a few things out of the car to get that carpet in. I can't wait to see that console with the tach, I miss that tach!

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Thanks! I looked at the universals at Speedway, but they're not long enough to reach any of the factory holes on my seats. They're 11" centers and my closest holes are 12.5", so I'd have to redrill mine to use them. BTW they're $25 now.
Nobody else will be driving the car, so I'll just bolt them to the floor like I did the racing buckets at the distance that fits me.
Oh well - nothing stays the same pricewise - guess I got mine at a good price as these are very solid.

Regardless, they weren't a simple bolt in anyhow - here are a couple of pictures for 'posterities sake':




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Its all about the hood hinges this week to and they work a treat, I'm a happy chappy
I was very surprised that yours didn't have mounts for hood hinges - then I went to my photo archive - and 2-3 of that vintage Willys didn't have them either. Usually the car was shown with no hood or a complicated and expensive after market version. Very nicely done.

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the exhaust would blow right into your face when using them
so the wife would complain she would smell like exhaust, and it was noisey
and we must keep her happy

so i got that stainless flexible hose (its for hot oil transfer) to point it the other way
the inside of the hose is ribbed so it works like a muffler, it made them very quiet

I think the rustoleum is sunrise or sunset red?
I was wondering where you got hose to handle exhaust. Good trick there. We know that if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. The Sunset red is just a little more orange than the Regal red and looks great on the tillers. I accidentally
bought some to touch up my T-bucket frame and found out my frame is Regal red.
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Oh well - nothing stays the same pricewise - guess I got mine at a good price as these are very solid.

Regardless, they weren't a simple bolt in anyhow - here are a couple of pictures for 'posterities sake':




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Very nice work Dave! Nothing is a boltin when you're working on hotrods it seems! But everything can be made to work with a little massaging.
Got mine in today! They feel much better than the old hard fiberglass buckets!
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speaking of nothing being bolt-in, today I got my brake pedal m/c booster assembly
it was supposed to be weld-in, and they sent me a bolt-in (will not work because both the firewall and seats are farther back than stock)

also got my Heidts Superide II kit today
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:40 PM
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Pulled the pan on my tranny today. Just put a new pan and gasket on so I would have a drain plug which the old pan didn't have. The new one left a puddle under the car in jut one night. Never had a leak before! Arrgh!
Tossed the gasket and installed it again with Ultra black RTV. Hopefully it will stop the leak. I'll let it it overnight before refilling the trans so the RTV can set up first.
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Starting to make progress on my motor accessories and paint and also got my exhaust stuff back from ceramic coating and had to throw the turbos on for a photo opp.
Didn't like it all red so I two toned the valve covers and a few of the brackets with metal flake silver.
Can't decide if I should paint the chrome fan cover on the alternator... what you guys think?


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