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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Yep, we all have the senior moments.. Nothing stupid about it!
    Agree, if that was stupid, we'd all be in the same boat! I call em brain farts, seem to be have more lately than I used to? I don't know why. LOL..
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    Spent about 2 hrs getting more or less caught up on this thread. Great project. Gotta love a 32 roadster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrod46 View Post
    Spent about 2 hrs getting more or less caught up on this thread. Great project. Gotta love a 32 roadster!
    Yes sir. A deuce is one of my favorite Hot Rods in the world.....
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    I'm getting a caught up on this thread, I had to laugh when I seen you describe your Chinese transmission dipstick and the cost of the Loksr ones. I found out the exact same thing, and chopped up a factory tube and dipstick and measured it up so that it would be the correct length.
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    Da34Guy (Don) suggested that it's a ton easier to paint the body off the frame, mainly for cut & buff, but I decided to set the body on the frame, hopefully for the last time. My dolly for the body sits nearly a foot higher than the frame, so I think it will be easier for me to paint on the frame. I intended to get it done yesterday but got tangled in some things, and then getting things ready took longer than expected. The PO purchased a Bob Drake Shock Liner system, but also bought a roll of the traditional webbing material from Vintiques. I decided to use the Bob Drake system since I have it, and it has a TON of shims.
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    This "kit" has ten each of shims in 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8! Fifty shims! A guy could do a body lift, like I did on the JEEP to increase flex room! Right now I'm thinking I may use two of the 1/8" shims, but I may have to stage them back from the door, and if so I may use a pair each of 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4. I just need to close the gap at the top of the doors about 1/16 or so.
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    The body went back on easy. I put in three long bolts with the heads cut off and shank rounded as locator pins, and with that it was a one man show with no problems.
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    I haven't measured the top & bottom cowl to grille yet, but I think the bottom of the radiator needs to push out a bit... It looks like its leaning forward too much.
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    Got the tranny kickdown cable adjusted and secured, and the throttle cable installed too. Alternator is ready for a wire, and a power wire to the HEI and some coolant and belt and it could make some noise!
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    it's looking amazing. good job!

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    You're killing it Roger!, I can't believe how fast you're getting that thing together and it's looking amazing!
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    It's looking good mate.

    It's hard to tell from a photograph; but it looks to me too that the radiator is leaning a bit too far forward.
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    Terrific progress.
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    Protect the frame and lay the hood on there. It will tell you instantly where adjustments need to be made. Is there a spacer behind the fan? On my '31 coupe I had to modify the alternator bracket to move the alternator back about 3/4 inch (the back of it is almost touching the valve cover) and then use a shorter fan spacer so I could lean the radiator back to fit the hood.
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    Looking great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson View Post
    Protect the frame and lay the hood on there. It will tell you instantly where adjustments need to be made. Is there a spacer behind the fan? On my '31 coupe I had to modify the alternator bracket to move the alternator back about 3/4 inch (the back of it is almost touching the valve cover) and then use a shorter fan spacer so I could lean the radiator back to fit the hood.
    Yeah, I thought about putting the hood on but then I thought, "I already know it fits, minus the 1/8" thick mounting tape between body and frame, and I put a piece of that under the radiator tabs too... Why not get the hood and body painted, and do it once?"

    Yesterday I ended the day with the E-brake handle installed again (had to remove it because it hit the body dolly ), with a bunch of up & down under the car. With a helper it's easy, "Hold that drivers side bolt on the floor with the allen wrench!", but working alone it's finding a way to wedge a chunk of 2x4 against a bolt head to stop the allen wrench. On the plus side, it just adds to the satisfaction when the bolt is tight! This morning was finishing the E-brake, which turned out great, then getting door gaps right which was a bunch more up & down on one side. Ended the day by getting the brake pedal back in, without having to loosen the exhaust which was a huge plus, so it's ready for fluid and bleed when the time comes.

    My old bones are talking to me about all of the up & downs working under the car, but that's what keeps the old man out! Tomorrow is a new day, and I'm going to take stock of anything else that needs to be done, then start prepping the body for color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Yeah, I thought about putting the hood on but then I thought, "I already know it fits, minus the 1/8" thick mounting tape between body and frame
    OOPS... famous last words.. now comes the jinx! LOL.. 8-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    OOPS... famous last words.. now comes the jinx! LOL.. 8-)
    Says the guy who was involved with the first fitment of the hood ( Followed Me Home II ), when I found that the radiator mounts were 1.25" too high!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Says the guy who was involved with the first fitment of the hood ( Followed Me Home II ), when I found that the radiator mounts were 1.25" too high!!
    That's too funny! LOL

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