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Old 03-12-2016, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default 29 Roadster Rebuild a little bit of paint

Today was a huge milestone for me as I layed down some colour on my Roadster.
The bottom and inside are done. I'm liking the Arabian Sand light.
Tomorrow the fuel tank and rumble lid gets sprayed.







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Old 03-12-2016, 05:11 PM   #2
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Lookin good !
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
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pretty impressive....how much body work did it require?
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:40 PM   #4
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Here she is when I bought her in 2003. I replaced the usual suspects ie lower quarters and the seat pan as she had a trunk and she's now a rumble.

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Today the fuel tank got my attention. If time permits this week I should have the tank installed and my attention will turn to the outside body to prep for paint.







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Old 03-13-2016, 04:43 PM   #6
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Found some new stamping a on the steering bracket support. Any ideas ???

There's a 4 and 9 and a letter V on the other side

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Old 03-13-2016, 05:48 PM   #7
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Great work, congratulation ! Wayne
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:38 PM   #8
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Tank is in, I used a bit of contact cement to hold the anti squeak and Welting and she slid in pretty well. Now to button it all down.





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Old 03-14-2016, 04:14 PM   #9
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Looking good
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:21 PM   #10
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Very nice
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:56 PM   #11
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Nice!!
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:12 PM   #12
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A suggestion: DONT use that steering column clamp on the gas tank-get a '31 steering column support that bolts to the dash rail. The stress of pulling on the wheel will eventually cause leaks from the rivets holding the column support to the gas tank-even Ford saw this as a problem, hence the modified support in '31
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:20 PM   #13
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It is OK to use the steering column attached to the gas tank. Just don't pull yourself in and out of the car using the steering column. The bracket on the gas tank lasted many, many years the way they were with no problems.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:33 PM   #14
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It is OK to use the steering column attached to the gas tank. Just don't pull yourself in and out of the car using the steering column. The bracket on the gas tank lasted many, many years the way they were with no problems.
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How many of those years did the car sit unused? Why risk a weeping gas tank leak in the drivers compartment now? He will have a freshly painted tank, and you can certainly search this forum and read about the guys who had to take the tank off and get it rewelded, and all the problems and grief that caused their paint jobs. Unless this man is building a 500 point car, no one will even notice the later column support-it's a good precaution against future leaks or stress cracks.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:22 PM   #15
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Looks nice, but wouldn't you want to rivet the brackets in while the tank is out?

I've thought about how to rivet the brackets, and the only way I can think of is to use a large thick steel plate for bucking.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:10 AM   #16
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Looks nice, but wouldn't you want to rivet the brackets in while the tank is out?

I've thought about how to rivet the brackets, and the only way I can think of is to use a large thick steel plate for bucking.

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Old 03-15-2016, 08:21 AM   #17
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I agree with Randy about the rivet bolts in his picture above. I have used them on two vehicle gas tanks and you can't tell then from the original Ford rivets once installed. Most of the gas tanks I have seen have one or both radiator support brackets missing and/or the rivet holes damaged. After welding up the cracks and dressing the welds down, I install the new brackets with the special rivet bolts. They look real nice when painted. I have also used the rivet bolts in a few other places that installing rivets is virtually impossible.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:13 AM   #18
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Great job and thank you for saving history --one Model A at time...
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Hi ford-m. Looks beautiful. Did you paint the gas tank welting also? Thank you ford-m. Bob...........
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:00 PM   #20
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Hi ford-m. Looks beautiful. Did you paint the gas tank welting also? Thank you ford-m. Bob...........
Hi Bob, yes the gas tank welting is same as body colour.

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