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After trying to find a couple of rad hoses that would go where I needed it to I gave up on rubber molded hoses and ordered up some bent aluminum tubing and silicone couplers.
I rotated the outlet 45 degrees to better clear the intake tubing. mock up , cut, weld, done.
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Got 2 10" cooling fans, made up mounting brackets and a shroud to mount the fans to. The shroud is stainless and the holes were all dimpled.
Just like everything else on this car, it's tight. I have about 1/2" between the fans and water pump pulley.
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Like the shroud. Just hope the air doesn't short circuit thru the holes.
 

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Outer door handles have proved to be the most difficult thing to find. I only have about 1" of door space before I hit the glass. I spent a few hours trying to find something late model that I like and fits. No luck.
So instead I got me a door handle kit, some assembly required, may need some finishing.
This is what I started with. A piece of 1" aluminum bar stock, nylon bushing material, 1/4" key stock, a small screw, short piece of 7/8" tubing, 1/2" bolt and jam nut and an old 1/4" drive socket.
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When I was done, they looked like this. Just need to add the rotating part on the end to actuate door latch.
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On the car they will look like this.
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I was happy with how the front parking lights/turn signal were located and but wasn't happy with the lamp assembly. It was out of an old VW and the lens and housing weren't very good. I looked for a while trying to find something that would fit in behind that wouldn't break the bank. No luck, until I was fueling up my work truck (Kenworth B-train fuel tanker) and noticed these little stick on reflectors. Purchased a couple new ones. A couple of sockets out of junk pile and made up 2 housings. Ta da!

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I shot a little bit of epoxy primer today. Was the body work worthy of primer? Nope. It looks like 100, 100 body work. 100 feet at 100kph. I given up hope of a shiny car. I really really dislike body work. I'm thoroughly convinced that bodymen must hate them selves.
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I agree, it's a pain. I just painted the El Camino, and what a ton of work and sanding and more sanding. Brutal.
Keep plugging away a section at a time will get er done.
 

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I agree, it's a pain. I just painted the El Camino, and what a ton of work and sanding and more sanding. Brutal.
Keep plugging away a section at a time will get er done.
I can't count the hours nor the applications of filler I've put into this thing so far. That's just around the back lower part of the body. I still looks like crap. At the rate I'm going, they'll find me dead on the floor with a sanding block in my hand. ☹ Body guys must have some really good medication to get through every day.
 

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I take Robaxacet. Back is aching every day.
Anyhow, you've got some crisp lines and nice deck lid gap there. It's getting there.
 

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I should have known this, just because everyone does something one way, doesn't mean it's the best way.
Before installing the Specialty power window wiper kit I looked at other peoples 1938 Chev's and manufacturers stuff to see where they put the wiper pivot. Specialty power window even makes a bezel to install them into the factory location. So I did the same.
I go to put in the wipers arms and found it probably the worst location possible. I would get maybe half of the window wiped. The wiper would park in a bad location too. So playing with the wiper I moved it over 3" to the outside. Way better. Now just reweld , grind , repair mistake etc. Sigh.
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I should have known this, just because everyone does something one way, doesn't mean it's the best way.
Before installing the Specialty power window wiper kit I looked at other peoples 1938 Chev's and manufacturers stuff to see where they put the wiper pivot. Specialty power window even makes a bezel to install them into the factory location. So I did the same.
I go to put in the wipers arms and found it probably the worst location possible. I would get maybe half of the window wiped. The wiper would park in a bad location too. So playing with the wiper I moved it over 3" to the outside. Way better. Now just reweld , grind , repair mistake etc. Sigh.
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Damn......never thought about with the arm attached and the wiper blade being so short, it not getting the glass cleared directly in front of me.
I may need to move mine as well.
 

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I can't count the hours nor the applications of filler I've put into this thing so far. That's just around the back lower part of the body. I still looks like crap. At the rate I'm going, they'll find me dead on the floor with a sanding block in my hand. ☹ Body guys must have some really good medication to get through every day.
LOL!!! That's me too.....dead on the floor with a sanding block in hand.....lol! Cracked me up...thanks!
 
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