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    Like the bobbed frame rail treatment. That spreader bar tucked up tight is a nice look.

    I have/had 2 Equinoxes and one Terrain and have a total of more than 520,000 total miles on those electric power steering units with zero problems. They are bulky but would be a great swap.

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    Figure8 commented he thought I was building a roadster... When I started this project I fully intended to build a roadster, but I later changed direction. I went back and read the entire thread to this point; I owe you all an apology for not being clear on the subject. When did I change my mind and why?

    My original plan was to build a roadster to replace the Track-T I had up for sale. I was enjoying the open car, but my wife couldn't get in and out without help because of her back. I was going to build another roadster that had doors - a '32 Highboy. Meanwhile, I was still driving the Track-T whenever I was going someplace without her. In 2017, after I was already building my '32 chassis, I kept getting rained on. From late May until mid-November, every time I got the roadster out I got wet! I didn't even have to leave the house. I could set it in the front yard with a FOR SALE sign when there was not a cloud in the sky and 20 minutes later it would be pouring rain! After that I decided if I wanted to drive my '32 it was going to have to be a coupe. Yes, I could put a top on a roadster, but side curtains are a pain in the butt to deal with. A cabriolet would be the answer - a folding top with roll-up windows. That would be fine if I had $14,000 to blow on a body. I don't. A 3-window has a top and windows so I can drive it year-round regardless of weather and the body costs under $8,000. I made the decision to go with the 3-window last year after getting wet about the tenth time. For some reason I never said anything about it on here.
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    The pic below is of my new steel grille shell and stainless grille insert. I have two fiberglass shells - one from Westcott's which is nice (it's the orange one in previous pics) and a second one that came with my body which is a POS (badly warped on one side). I almost bought a new stainless insert at the Turkey Run last month for $195, but for some reason I walked away from it. Anyway, I was poking around on Ebay after that and I found this steel shell with insert for $192 and free shipping. It had some mixed reviews from other purchasers, but I figured if I could use the insert in my good fiberglass shell I was money ahead and, if the steel shell was bad, I could use it to make a conversation piece for my shop wall...

    When it arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance. The shell was beautiful at first look and so was the insert. Problem was they didn't fit together! The first problem was the outer rim of the insert was slightly flared outward all around the back edge. I held the insert face down on a flat table and used a flat-faced hammer to "persuade" it inward slightly, all the way around the perimeter. It was much closer to fitting then, but still a bit too tall. Using a body spoon and a 20 ounce ball-peen hammer, I hammered the inside flange of the top and bottom of the shell (areas between the arrows in the pic) to lengthen the opening just a little. The insert still fits very snugly, but it goes in now. I will probably do a little more hammer and dolly (or spoon) work before I finish, but I now have a nice steel shell and stainless insert.
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    Nice fix and that's a pretty good deal at that price from what I remember.
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