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Old 09-02-2010, 03:19 PM   #61
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Here are two pictures of our '31 40B. The first is just after it was rolled out of a 38 year hibernation in a heated basement garage in Yonkers, NY. The second is after "cleanup" in 1998 including new tires and top, wheel and stripe repaint, some replating, and a engine overhaul. The paint it still wears was applied in 1951. Gar Williams
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:11 AM   #62
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Forgive me as I am just a 25 year old. Heres what I started with in Aug of 2007



Little progress in early 2008




Very famous car I grew up reading about.

Me in Traditional Rod N Kulture drag racing my fellow banger brethren Model A Dave at Dragfest 2010.

Someday when I grow up and am responsible enough I will restore my coupe to original condition but for now I live my youth with a Gow-Job.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:34 AM   #63
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Here's mine started with a frame and built up, Zeke
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:24 AM   #64
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Brent when I win the lottery I am going to ship all my projects to you !!! . I have just realised I can never ever live long enough to do them .In England we have a saying the Good Lord gives you "Three score years and ten" so I have had mine so on bonus time and 7 more projects to do !!! . But looking on the bright side I might live to 110 but I think my prostate has other ideas.

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:16 PM   #65
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Wow... very inspirational, all.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:58 PM   #66
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Brent when I win the lottery I am going to ship all my projects to you !!! . I have just realised I can never ever live long enough to do them .In England we have a saying the Good Lord gives you "Three score years and ten" so I have had mine so on bonus time and 7 more projects to do !!! . But looking on the bright side I might live to 110 but I think my prostate has other ideas.

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Old 10-26-2010, 03:11 PM   #67
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There are some really COOL sh*t and stories on this thread. Let's keep it going and at the top.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:15 PM   #68
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The 50's rod. This is what it was when I was in High School.




<The start of restoration



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The Finish.

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:18 PM   #69
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One of these days I will have to learn how to post pictures!!! Sorry about the big pictures.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:25 PM   #70
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Date coded 1977 and still had the knobbies when I started driving it around. The owner who had purchased it and drove it home in 1966 at some point bought new tires. When I bought the car in 2007 they all still held air great. One developed a leak in the inner tube so I have the spare which was a goodyear diamond on it at the moment. They are pretty cracked but have held up great under all the driving my car like a race car I have done . Still waiting for them to throw a tread someday.-Weeks

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WEEKS46---where did you round up those Wards Riverside tires?? They look like new. I had them on the '29 Tudor, best tire out there in the 60's-70's I loved 'em. Wishe they were still made ........
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:35 PM   #71
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[QUOTE=Fred K-OR;102902]The 50's rod. This is what it was when I was in High School.



The start of restoration below.



The finish below.




Glad to be of service. The easiest way to post is to click the picture icon while writing a post and insert only the direct link you have copied from photobucket pictures.-Weeks
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He had to many links inserted the best I can tell. You beat me to the punch 1930fordor.-Weeks
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:39 AM   #73
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Beautiful pictures fellas! Very inspirational indeed. My favorite is this one. All black with that amazing house in the back ground. Now that is living!

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Old 11-05-2010, 03:04 PM   #74
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:57 AM   #75
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Makes m ewonder about the definition of starting with a car. How much of it do you need to have to say you actually started with a car? Some of you started with a frame and a dream..... great inspiration.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:14 PM   #76
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My 29 Closed Cab Pickup in 1969. Progress is very slow, I've spent most of the years since then playing bluegrass banjo and just driving it instead of restoring it. I'm hoping to get a bunch done on it this next summer.



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Old 12-09-2010, 02:02 PM   #77
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No 'after' pics yet. May leave as-is for awhile and get some driving under my belt.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:11 PM   #78
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Hey Dan its looking good.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:37 PM   #79
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Hey Brubaker,

That would make a righteous calendar picture!

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here are my picks. Original restoration started in 1972. I have owned for 5 years and just complete the project, but there is a vibration when the engine is running. I think it is the flywheel. because i put a crankshaft with the balancing weights.

I had the same situation with the bad vibes. I used Les Andrews advice in his manual. Flywheel Housing Variation Measurement page 2-22 and Flywheel Wobble Test page 2-23. The housing, in my case, required .020 shims and the wobble indicated .015 which was corrected with a disc sander.
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