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Old 02-02-2020, 09:00 AM
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70? Man, did my old man go to the wrong country.
Have a nice rip-snort.
I believe I will just because you said to. Gulp dinosaur squeezin's, that is. Mom was a little beside herself due to the forecast... SuperBowls are supposed to happen while everyone is snowed in, not when the sun is saying come out and play.

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Old 02-02-2020, 09:11 AM
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Looks like you have that front end going in the right direction. Nice! I have never messed with tilt front ends but do have a thought which might be relevant. On a 41 Ford pickup we did which was all gennie steel fenders, I made the front fenders and inner fenders one piece. Mostly just welding where they originally bolted.

The fenders were so fragile before that I did not think they would live past handling for the paint process. Doing something like that might apply to your rod, too. Might be that you could glass a metal flange onto the backside of the fender to bolt an inner to. 40s fenders are just mighty big. Have fun and stay out of the itching powder cloud (cutting fiberglass).
That's why I bent up the two heavy wall tubes in the earlier picture.



These two tubes will be the main support under each fender to hold them more rigid. But I will also have cross bracing where I can put them and not interfere with radiator or other fixed parts.
The grille will also attach to both fenders, and be plated with sheetmetal on top to triangulate it and add strength. And a cross brace in front of the radiator inside to further brace it.
I wont be putting any inner fenders inside as there's very little room to add much and still clear headers and alternator. And not sure that would brace it anymore than the tubes will?
My '37 Austin is all steel tilt frontend, and no inner fenders. But I split the lower fender drops to make it easier to tilt, and remove some weight. My '63 Falcon gasser was a steel tilt front end also, but I built a complete framework inside it due to the sheer size. It needed support to keep it rigid and have something to pivot off.
I put late 70's Datsun pickup hood latches in the fender drops of my '37 Austin to latch the frontend closed and keep it aligned.

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Old 02-02-2020, 12:29 PM
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That's why I bent up the two heavy wall tubes in the earlier picture.



These two tubes will be the main support under each fender to hold them more rigid. But I will also have cross bracing where I can put them and not interfere with radiator or other fixed parts.
The grille will also attach to both fenders, and be plated with sheetmetal on top to triangulate it and add strength. And a cross brace in front of the radiator inside to further brace it.
I wont be putting any inner fenders inside as there's very little room to add much and still clear headers and alternator. And not sure that would brace it anymore than the tubes will?
My '37 Austin is all steel tilt frontend, and no inner fenders. But I split the lower fender drops to make it easier to tilt, and remove some weight. My '63 Falcon gasser was a steel tilt front end also, but I built a complete framework inside it due to the sheer size. It needed support to keep it rigid and have something to pivot off.
I put late 70's Datsun pickup hood latches in the fender drops of my '37 Austin to latch the frontend closed and keep it aligned.

Guilty as usual, of not paying attention.

Repeating, and contradicting myself is a hobby of mine. Second nature to me now. You sure do like a tilt front end! All slick stuff but I spaced the part about adding the tubing. Sounds like you have it just right and thanks for your patience with me. Your grille looks right at home, thats a nice job. I mostly dig later stuff so all the single layered no wheelwell fender strategy is new territory.

My project situation at work, which I care about more than my own and have a year's work in, has me fully consumed and burned out and at this point it all runs together. Car this, car that, blah blah gimmie my Pontiac, eat sleep wash. But I can't refocus until I give birth to the '30 body. I am immersed in that and it seems to affect my capacity. At least I'm not hollering at folks.



I already saw 72 out on the black car's dash today. Only a couple periods of alternator light, while cold. Having thoughts of washing both before heading out for a big enjoy in the purple one. Alas, the warm weather snap is a one day affair. Thats it. So I am burnin daylight by typing! Off I go, without a particular place to.
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:46 PM
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I'd love to see anything close to 70 degrees! We had a record breaking 62 degrees on Friday, and I spent the day in the shop working on the car in shirt sleeves! It's 30's here today, so no work with fiberglass in these temps.

I'll likely have a fair amount of holes to repair as I proceed with the fiberglass and framework. I plan to drill through the fenders to screw them to the tube frame and hold it while the 3M body panel adhesive sets up. Since I'm always working alone I can't hold things and clamp them during the process. So pre drilling holes will allow me to apply the epoxy along the length of the tubes, and install screws to hold it during the 10 minute set time. Once it's set up I'll remove the screws and fill the holes with Duraglass, and sand them smooth.
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One corner welded...........







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71BB, I did a hood scoop that way once. The stuff sticks! I do recall seeing your explanation now that I got moving.Supposed to be lower 60s tomorrow and that will be nice seeing the outdoors for a bit. Of course behind this is plenty of rain and cold. I'll take it and need it.

Pugsy, good to see activity. I got both main junks worshed, about to go rip away while everyone else is by the TV. Should be pleasant.

Oh and FWD Impala coworker got some tires with life on his daily driver (comes in from the next state daily) using four 16" aluminum wheels I didn't need. Two kinds but still, an improvement over the 15" steelies.

Now for the good part where I go drive my junk

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Good stuff guys! I can't wait to get back to my truck! DAMN IT!

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I did make my mom's "Portagee beans" for our dinner tonight at my son's watching the Superbowl, that turned out great!

I won $125 in a pool too!

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Garage progress... the guys got started at about 0815, and are still at it as I type. The pic was taken at about 5 PM.

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Garage progress... the guys got started at about 0815, and are still at it as I type. The pic was taken at about 5 PM.

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Wow..........sweet. How big is that?
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All corners welded and polished.











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Garage progress... the guys got started at about 0815, and are still at it as I type. The pic was taken at about 5 PM.

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Cozwurth, Your making me jealous.

Today was a good progress day. They finished the form-work and the Inspector Passed off on it. Today was an sunny dry day and they should have poured this afternoon but something about the order put in late so the earliest they can pour is Friday. The weather forecast calls for rain all week starting late tonight and it may wash them out Friday. Trusses arrive next Monday...Hmmm Looks interesting.. I am still doing sun dances and looks like They gonna be needed this week. The contractor just left and they threw this big piece of plastic over everything thinking it will help to keep things dry. hahahaha. Well that is what we get when ya live on the coast in the winter time. So several more days of waiting..ahead..
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And there is yet another tropical "Pineapple Express" rainstorm on the way!
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Wow..........sweet. How big is that?
It's 30 x 50. They finished up all of the walls in the dark. Drive-in doors, windows, roof and trim remain. They'll get back on it first thing in the morning, and they said they would be done by about 1-2 PM.

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And there is yet another tropical "Pineapple Express" rainstorm on the way!
It's that Damn Black cloud following me...
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