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    You deserve the kind words as does your work!
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    Beautiful work on the trunk panels!
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    Thank you Robert, I have been learning from your posts for a long time!
    Rich
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    I'm using the middle seat from a Plymouth van like many people. The only problem
    with these seats is they are not tapered front to back like originals. They are to
    wide at the back, and make it difficult to make upholstery panels. I decided I
    could live without the fold down option on the seat. I made a few simple
    brackets out of 1/4" plate to replace the stock pieces. This saved me about
    three inches over all. I plan on having the seat redone, but for now I dyed it
    black.
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    A few more pics.
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    Rich
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    The reveal line on the cowl was slightly out of whack, and bugging me! Soooo,
    I cut it up, and fixed it.
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    More pics.
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    Here's a distant shot.
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    New headlights! I used 28-9 Model A which have a tapered shape that I like better
    than the 30-1's.
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    Rich
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    I had to roll it out, and take a good look after it being up on jacks so long!
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    I have been working on the windshield frame, and have it fitting good. I may use
    one of the aluminum USA made replacement frames. I saw one at a local car show
    today, and it looked pretty good. It has reached the point where it's time to tear
    it all down for finish body work, and plumb the chassis. It's hard to do seeing it
    all together!
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    I have been picking away at the Coupe trying to finish up everything so I can
    take it apart. I broke down , and bought a aluminum windshield frame from Macs.
    Very happy with overall quality. I did have to make a spacer to allow the frame to
    tilt out properly. The supplied hinge is larger than a stocker requiring a spacer to
    operate properly. I sanded, and polished the frame as best as possible.
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    I made patterns for all the glass, and ordered it from a guy in Montana that all the Guy's on the HAMB use. No problems, great guy, fast shipping, good price.
    Here's a pic of 3 pieces of glass installed to check for fit.
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    I wanted to install an e-brake, and liked the look of the 40 Ford. I opted for
    the pull type since I have very little room on the floor. This pic shows the the
    assembly after cutting up most of the bracket, and adapting new ones.
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    This view shows it installed which ties in to the dash, and steering column bracing.
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    Here's the finished look. I used Lokar cables which are all routed, and tied into
    the rear wheels. They make quality cables, but are pretty spendy.
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    Rich
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    I was wanting to get some measurements for some air cleaners I want to fab
    so I borrowed a couple of carbs from my friends. I also made up a couple stainless
    5/16" support rods for the radiator. I also found a preformed top rad hose that
    I was able to shorten to fit at the local parts store. They let me look thru all thier
    hoses till I found a likely candidate.
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    For the lower hose I had made a stainless flange to fit the pump housing, and welded
    a preformed 90 cut to fit. I rolled a bubble on the hose end which I will show later.
    The hose is a universal 90 from Speedway trimmed to fit.
    [IMG][/IMG]

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    Good progress as usual Rich.
    Glad you had a good experience with Chris on the glass. Somehow he had a heck of a time doing glass correctly for my '32 sedan............probably lost his butt on my project.
    Good choice on the park brake handle, I had the same setup on the '30 roadster, not too bad clearance to the left leg. Liked it enough I'm doing it again in the '32 sedan.
    Keep up the good work.
    Your Uncle Bob, Senior Geezer Curmudgeon

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    Thanks Bob, I had great luck with Chris. It was the USPO that lost my patterns for a week some where in Illinois that I had trouble with! LOL
    Rich
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