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Old 04-19-2019, 03:19 PM   #21
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I am sad to report that Ron Wetzel, the person I bought the 5 Window from, passed away in early April. I feel honored that he felt I was worthy of taking on his car. It is on the road now and driven regularly. I am sad that Ron was no longer able to do that. I was hoping to visit him this spring and take him for a ride. He was a Vietnam Vet and a contributor to David Rehor's book. Real nice guy.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:46 PM   #22
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Another loss to us all; may he rest in peace.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:24 PM   #23
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I meet Ron a few years back. Real nice fellow! He sent me drawings of a Model B exhaust system...at his expense! R.I.P. Ron

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Old 04-21-2019, 06:01 AM   #24
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I have those drawings.
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:07 PM   #25
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Thought I would check in. First off, I am modeling the car after what someone could have done in the 30ís and 40ís. No V8 or permanent modifications. Still a model B drivetrain. The wheels are Clarks, I reversed the eye on the front. I came to me with hydraulic brakes. I bought a lowered model B headlight bar. At some point I am adding a Simmons powerhead and burns intake.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:08 PM   #26
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Looks like you are having fun with the 5W! Looks great! Enjoy it!

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Old 07-22-2019, 04:23 AM   #27
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I approve!
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Old 07-22-2019, 04:35 AM   #28
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The new look is OK I guess, but it looked really good in its original form, Put it back please. Regards, Kevin.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:21 AM   #29
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The new look is OK I guess, but it looked really good in its original form, Put it back please. Regards, Kevin.
Anything I have done, I can reverse in an afternoon. I would never cut up or damage an original 32.

I am sure at some point, I will switch it back. (next years Eastern V8 meet?). There are many things on this car that need to be corrected before it was shown as a restoration. While I figure that out..and find stuff... it will look like this.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:23 AM   #30
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Wow, i was gonna say it would make a GR8 model B ...beautiful banger......
Missed owning one when i was 16; a long time ago. Dad's aunt it Kenton Ohio let go to the other side of the family. I got a rusty 50 6cyl instead. Retired fro Ford & still drive'n Fords.
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Would appreciate a photo of the tool kit, probably nice to see lots of detail photos of it too.
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Thought I would check in. First off, I am modeling the car after what someone could have done in the 30ís and 40ís. No V8 or permanent modifications. Still a model B drivetrain. The wheels are Clarks, I reversed the eye on the front. I came to me with hydraulic brakes. I bought a lowered model B headlight bar. At some point I am adding a Simmons powerhead and burns intake.
Looks cool with the wheels and lowered A little in the front. A Crager overhead or Riley overhead would be cool for the next step.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:02 AM   #33
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What do you want all that work for? Sell it to me! Congrats.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:15 AM   #34
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Would appreciate a photo of the tool kit, probably nice to see lots of detail photos of it too.
Here is the tool kit... I was wishing it was in the car when the battery died the other day. Need to keep a hand crank in the car.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:24 PM   #35
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Car looks great, Jim.

Tools ain't shabby, either..
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:10 PM   #36
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I'm really liking the slight rake, along with the wheels and "big 'n little" tires. What type of tires did you end-up with? Really nice little coupe! DD
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Old 07-22-2019, 04:41 PM   #37
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Tools look great, thanks for sharing. Anyone know if someone is making those wooden boxes for displaying tools?
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:09 PM   #38
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I will look in the papers I got to see if the name is there.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:26 PM   #39
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I'm really liking the slight rake, along with the wheels and "big 'n little" tires. What type of tires did you end-up with? Really nice little coupe! DD
they are excelsior stahl radials.
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