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  • nplewniak
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    Got all the door bars fitted tonight. Might start bending up the funny car cage tomorrow before heading to PRI after work on Thursday.

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  • Admirall2
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Uh - I could have done that (but I didn't think of it).

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    Dan


    Don't feel bad, it's my normal day job. I am the only IT tech at my site for about 150 people.

    People hate it when I fix their issues in 30 seconds after I sat down at their desk.

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  • DanStokes
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    Uh - I could have done that (but I didn't think of it).

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    Dan

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  • Admirall2
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post

    OK - I'm old and out of the loop. What's a "u" sedan?

    Dan


    Plymouth. I had to exercise my Goggle Fu.

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by nplewniak View Post

    It's a 1930 u sedan came out of a barn up here in NY where it sat since 56
    OK - I'm old and out of the loop. What's a "u" sedan?

    Dan

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  • nplewniak
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    Fitting some bars for the 25.3 chassis . I've had a few people ask how do I mark the bars to tighten up the clearances. I'm just a young guy in my garage trying to make things work with what's in my budget so I didn't want to give any advice but....after I figure out my angles I cut the tube with a chop saw or a sawzall then to get it close I use a 4" flap wheel on a angle grinder and a 1.5" drum roll to get the radius closer to perfect. If it's off I run a sharpie at a 45* in the Joice of the 2 bars where they join (small line is where it's tight fat line is where it's hitting) Once I've got the shape down if it need more taken of I get a fat tip sharpie and use my finger as a guide and go around the whole tube like what's shown in this picture and use it as a guide when sanding down and finishing it to the clearances I desire it's a back and fourth process but the more confident you get the faster it goes. This 4130 chromoly isn't cheap so I'm pretty slow moving. (I'm no pro so take this as what it's worth I've just had quite a few people ask)

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    coolness

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  • nplewniak
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I can't quite make out the radiator badge - what make body? Almost looks like a Hudson triangle but it's not clear.

    Dan
    It's a 1930 u sedan came out of a barn up here in NY where it sat since 56
    Last edited by nplewniak; December 1, 2016, 12:08 PM.

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  • DanStokes
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    I can't quite make out the radiator badge - what make body? Almost looks like a Hudson triangle but it's not clear.

    Dan

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  • Ohio Paul
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    Trying to help Nick get some pics on here , he's a busy man

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  • DanStokes
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    That was a REALLY clean body to start with! Great find. Please keep us informed - many pics are good as most of us move our lips while reading and it's chapped lips season.

    Dan
    Last edited by DanStokes; December 1, 2016, 10:59 AM.

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