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Old 09-24-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default A good day for a 5w coupe

Today this car moved under its own power for the first time since the mid 60s. My best friend bought it in the 60s and I painted it 35 years ago with Tahitian Red lacquer. Unfortunately, he passed away before finishing it. He had many other projects ahead of it. Before he passed, I asked him how he was going to finish it and he said he was going to run it fenderless for a while then put fenders and running boards on. I acquired it from him and promised him I would finish it the way he wanted.
Well, today I had the thrill of driving it out of my shop. I am sure he was watching from above with approval. I got it from him as a body on a frame. Installed a dropped front axle, Lincoln brakes, 39 trans with LZ gears, rebuilt a late 32 rear end with 3.54s, rebuilt 32 steering column with 37 banjo, made headlight stands and run 32 commercial headlights. I still need to finish the exhaust but today was a day I will mark on my calendar. If you go to my public albums there are other pictures of the build.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:28 PM   #2
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looks like you're doing your friend proud.....very nice looking car.....going to go full fendered??....congrats.....Mike
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:40 PM   #3
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Eventually it will have fenders and running boards as per his wishes. I personally like fenders and running boards and bumpers, and will add them after running it a season or two as a hiboy. (up here it rains!) Thanks for your kind words.
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:06 AM   #4
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Cool.
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:19 AM   #5
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Looks good!
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:28 AM   #6
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:25 AM   #7
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Going to have a lot of fun in that ride! Wish it was mine!
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:37 AM   #8
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Looking good!
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:01 AM   #9
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That's the real deal, Keep up the good work. It don't get any better than that.
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A real beauty!
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:26 AM   #11
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I like it ! Nice story , too .
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Great looking..................
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:36 AM   #13
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Looks good. Let me know how the Zephyr gears and 3.54's work for you. There are differing opinions, but would like to hear some first hand experiences.

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Nice ride. What is that dual-carb air cleaner you have on it?
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:49 AM   #15
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That air cleaner I made from a Harley Sportster cover. The carbs are close enough together that it covered both of them. I made the base and it uses a K&N element. It kind of looks old school.
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What did you use for top waterhoses?
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:13 AM   #17
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Top water hoses are Back Order Bob's (Drake) kit for a 59 series engine in a 32. Surprisingly, he had them in stock and they fit well! I may put a polished ss tube in the long straight part at some point.
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That air cleaner I made from a Harley Sportster cover. The carbs are close enough together that it covered both of them. I made the base and it uses a K&N element. It kind of looks old school.
Very ingenious. I like the originality.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:30 AM   #19
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Very nice! I'm sure your friend is beaming ! Happy trails !
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Love a 5 window. Wish I'd never sold mine.
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