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    OK, it's been several days (5 weeks!!:rolleyes:)...

    OK, it's been several days (5 weeks!!:rolleyes:) since I did anything. The holidays had to come and go and we've had visitors intermittently. Then I did some work on one of my Electrathon friend's...
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    I haven't been here for a while. Aside from a...

    I haven't been here for a while. Aside from a couple of "honey- do's" I have no real excuse. I was so frustrated with this project that I just walked away from it for about a month. The problem is...
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    Drive shaft?? That was a few pages ago.:confused:...

    Drive shaft?? That was a few pages ago.:confused: Anyway, I don't think I've ever had a drive shaft that didn't have at least one weight somewhere.

    OK, I've been doing several different things for...
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    I finally got around to tackling the mount for...

    I finally got around to tackling the mount for the heater-A/C evaporator unit. I held it in position and did some visualizing with "calibrated eyeball".:rolleyes: I finally decided the best route was...
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    Saturday I finally installed the pretty new tie...

    Saturday I finally installed the pretty new tie rod and drag link.:) I've had them forever, but didn't want to install them until I took care of the protruding bolt heads on the shackles. Since I did...
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    OK, I've been distracted with other things...

    OK, I've been distracted with other things (Electrathon racing season has started. See my other thread.), so I haven't spent as much time as I should on the Deuce.:rolleyes: I finally put in a pretty...
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    Lynn, I can't get that link to work. It takes me...

    Lynn, I can't get that link to work. It takes me to Facebook, but says the content isn't available...? Anyway, I'd like to see yours. My design of the under-dash panel and console isn't necessarily...
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    Sorry for the slow answer - been on other tasks...

    Sorry for the slow answer - been on other tasks for the last couple weeks...:rolleyes: It's pretty solid, made from .060" thick aluminum so it doesn't need any 'glass for strength. I will probably...
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    I obviously needed to cover the gaping hole I cut...

    I obviously needed to cover the gaping hole I cut in the trunk floor.:rolleyes: I stated above that I would make an aluminum cover and that's what I did. Using another piece of .060" aluminum scrap,...
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    I guess it's appropriate to say the "construction...

    I guess it's appropriate to say the "construction phase" is winding down. I'm done with the chassis fabrication and all the major components are in place. I'm down to finalizing some details and the...
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    The next step is to attach the stand-offs and...

    The next step is to attach the stand-offs and latches to the hood. I did this with the hood off the car. It was just a matter of positioning them where I wanted and welding the ends of the stand-offs...
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    Thanks. I agree and I decided to go...

    Thanks. I agree and I decided to go ahead.:rolleyes: I checked 3 different outlets for those things and they were all on back order. I'm not one who likes waiting on someone else, so forge ahead with...
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    OK, my time was not wasted after all. I just...

    OK, my time was not wasted after all. I just checked and the ready-made hood retainers are on backorder. I'll go ahead and use these.
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    DARN!!! Duh! I really feel dumb.:whacked: It...

    DARN!!! Duh! I really feel dumb.:whacked: It never occurred to me to look for these stupid things online.:rolleyes: I could have saved a day's work! Now I have to decide whether to use these or get...
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    When I went into the shop today I noticed a...

    When I went into the shop today I noticed a couple of telltale orange handprints on my new hood... RUST!:eek: OK, I know what nice new metal does in this climate, so it was no surprise. The areas...
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    Next on my long list of "to do" is mounting the...

    Next on my long list of "to do" is mounting the hood. I live in Florida where it rains frequently and abundantly.:HMMM: Running with no hood is just asking to be stranded with a wet ignition system...
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    I started mounting the battery tray last Friday,...

    I started mounting the battery tray last Friday, but didn't get it finished.:HMMM: Then I had family obligations over the weekend, so I didn't have any "shop time" then, either.:rolleyes: Anyway, I...
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    I was busy elsewhere today, so I didn't get to...

    I was busy elsewhere today, so I didn't get to work on the '32. The good news is "the Fed" delivered a big package from Rootlieb.:D

    I was given a one-piece fiberglass hood back when I picked up...
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    Today started out OK. I determined that the brake...

    Today started out OK. I determined that the brake pedal was crowding the space where I needed to put the gas pedal and I needed to move it.:HMMM: The lever part of the pedal needed to stay put, but...
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    I finished the battery cable installation Sunday...

    I finished the battery cable installation Sunday afternoon and moved on to mounting the seats. I am using the power seats from a 2004 Nissan Maxima.:) I explained last year how the outside back leg...
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    Actually, Mike, I don't know how well it...

    Actually, Mike, I don't know how well it works.:confused: A friend of mine recommended the Kilmat because he has used it and likes it. Roger Spears used some stuff called EZ Cool in his '33 and says...
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    Since the last posting I mounted the fuel cell....

    Since the last posting I mounted the fuel cell. If you've read this thread from the beginning you know I made the mounts and straps for it some time ago before I took the body off the frame.:HMMM:...
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    I neglected to take pictures of the steering...

    I neglected to take pictures of the steering column/shaft while i was working on it, so I was unable to post anything. Suffice it to say that the S.O.B. fought me every way possible.:rolleyes: Let me...
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    Thank you all. I took the body off the frame...

    Thank you all.

    I took the body off the frame last August and it seems like it's been forever.:rolleyes: Every time I have thought it was almost time to put it back on I would think of something...
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    The weather forecast changed (better) for Monday,...

    The weather forecast changed (better) for Monday, so I jumped on the opportunity and painted the firewall.:D Today (Tuesday) I put the body back on the frame. HOORAY! Everything went pretty well....
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