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Old 02-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #141
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Looks great! It's come a long way since I pulled it out of a barn loft in pieces.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:24 PM   #142
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its time to build a car!!!


please excuse the mangled /ill fitting decklid from my coupe filling the decklid hole in the other roadster

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #143
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It's hard to believe thet sheet metal is actually back to factory spec -- considering what you started with!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #144
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interesting stuff Jeff! I will leave the holes in the other roadster until we figure out what we are going to do with yours!

Flop -- Let's go ahead and drill these holes in the factory location. If you need a refresher about which I'm talking about, see Posts #82, 83, and 84 to this thread -- as well as a separate thread titled, "30 / 31 Roadster Top - rear glass bumpers/rests - QUESTION"

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #145
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well got a lot done on the cowl today ...

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stripped down found some pinholes and old lead.



welded up the pin holes and figured what the hell might as well fix up the old lead work and give the work i just did a light coat




all finished up for today

Flop -- I'm not positive, but I think the hole at the bottom of the cowl where the cowl trim strip mounts was originally larger, and the 1956 hotrodders filled-in part of it with lead. Let's put that mounting hole back to factory size, if possible. Hopefully that feature on that other Roadster is still intact, or even on another circa '30 Model A project in your shop. Thanks! -Jeff
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:20 PM   #146
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on the fence about using this panel under the decklid pinholes everywhere some rot i cut out . i think its gonna be easier (time wise) to re skin and use the orig inner structure. I already chased some pin holes around while trying to weld them up .


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Sorry about all of the posts in a row, fellas -- I just like the idea of keeping all build progress and decisions in one place.

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Tom -- Assuming the circular hole in the center of this panel from below the rumble lid is stock (I believe it has something to do with rear spare tire mount -- FordBarners, please confirm or correct me!), let's go ahead and drill that into the new panel. As with everything else, I'm trying to get all panels back to factory spec, so when in doubt, that's the way to go. Thanks, -Jeff
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #147
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it will all be back to normal jeff no worries

well its been a while a small vacation and this guy have turned things upside down for a little bit !




it was a welcome break . I feel refreshed and even more excited about work !!

starting to get the subframe back together

rivets in but now actually riveted !!



comparing repop stuff to orig roadster stuff to see what needs modified !

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #148
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Looks good! Nice to see some final assembly.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:27 PM   #149
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Flop,

You, or someone else in this thread made mention of fixing the dies on the
bead roller. What's wrong with them and what is the fix? A friend gave me
an almost new one from HF, I'd like too know beforehand! Making new dies,
( If the bead roller itself is good ) is no problem. Ya...I guess I'm asking for
a tutorial on this thing....if you would. Thanks for the information.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #150
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thanks Jeff!! me too !

dudley the bead roller needs bracing . the hand crank needs replaced with a steering wheel. i modified the dies to have the same profile as a model a body line. all of the crap fasteners also need replaced !


back of the rear seat riser



the whole shebang!!



really coming together now !





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Old 03-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #151
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Flop,

Thank you for the information.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #152
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As a quick side note, a Google search on "Harbor Freight Bead Roller" yields a great deal of reading. Bracing, converting to power, and custom dies.
Another great resource is http://www.homemadetools.net/.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:15 AM   #153
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Nice project I will be following this one.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #154
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no problem dudley !! its a fine piece once you put some time into it !!


thanks frenchy!!

got a little more done on the subframe!!





next to make the last panel look the part

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #155
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well something seems to be missing here!



how could they have forgotten these!!??



since i couldnt straighten the repop pieces break out i decided to make a new piece to weld it . i will put the breaks in it tomorrow and start welding!!




uhhhoh!!

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #156
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well we put in the break and did some tig welding!!



tacked


and welded



still a few details left i want to put into the panel !
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #157
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I tune in to this more than Duck Dynasty. Great work Flop. And thanks for keeping us updated.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:54 AM   #158
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thanks ZZ!!!


Well it wouldnt be complete with out the beads on the sides !. I needed to figure out a way to end the beads like ford did on the sides of this panel so I made a simple form out of wood !



and here is my end result



hopefully it gets riveted in today !!

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:32 AM   #159
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Great job great work Flop thanks for posting update i have been watching this from the start.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #160
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thanks fordcoupe!!! i appreciate you keepin track!!


A bunch of working making the repop parts look better but now we are getting somewhere!!



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