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'32 Ford roadster gluebomb rework. Oct 13, minor adjustment


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#101 mrm

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

Now that's one good looking Deuce body.
What color is it going to be?

#102 Gluhead

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

I haven't checked this one in a bit. Looking great, Bill. Still one of my favorite builds on here now.

I don't remember seeing that Offy adapter in my stuff. Did you scratch it? Or where'd it start from?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:34 AM

lookin good pat!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

What color is it going to be?


Black lacquer....shiny. And as always, thanks to everyone who's posted comments. I appreciate your interest in this project.

Getting close to the end, final fitting prior to paint. Got to looking at how the Olds mounts, and the fuel pump seemed to be in the way for what I had in mind. Got to looking through some HRM back issues and came on this aftermarket mount that clears the fuel pump by going behind it....

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...so I made one with a similar joggle.....

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....then had to shave a little more off of the firewall to clear the heads and the distributor.......

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Got brackets for the wishbones on and drilled....

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...and started widening an old tonneau from something else to fit the '32 right, and to offset the aperture for the driver to the left, as I want to display the car stripped for lakes running.....

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Happy with the fit of everything underneath, so on to primer on the frame.....

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#105 MachinistMark

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Looking fabulous.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

WOW...good looking re-build!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:27 AM

Thanks guys.

I don't remember seeing that Offy adapter in my stuff. Did you scratch it? Or where'd it start from?


The trans adapter is from one of the first-gen, Olds powered Revell Stone-Woods-Cook Willys kits. In the kit it mates a B&M Hydro-stick (based on the early GM Hydra-matic) to a first-gen Olds V8. The molded-in mating-profile for the gearbox isn't right for the LaSalle, but in 1:1 could conceiveably have been redrilled to accept it.

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#108 Duntov

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

Keep it going..... well worth saving!!!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

Filled in the top of the tonneau with .015" strips. Ready for filler as soon as I trim the tail. Workmanship doesn't have to be pretty, as I'm going to pull a mold of this and make the final part in fiberglass. Fit is important though.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

Built a custom dash panel, adapted some Mercedes instruments and fitted a center-steer box for the cowl-steering....

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Made a lot of engine progress, including almost finishing the AMT '40 Ford / Olds manifold. Also adapted the Revell '50 Olds pulleys and will hang a generator from bracketry over the left head.

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Hinged the decklid, fitted the fuel tank and most of the interior and painted the seat.

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Sprung for a PE grille insert.....

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...and sat back and enjoyed the view.

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I think the work on the rear pan and the QC rear end was worth the effort.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

PS. And started some strut rods for the radiator......

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful.......

#113 Ira

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

LOOKING GOOD BILL!!!

#114 crazyrichard

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

just perfect !!!!!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:17 AM

Wow...Awesome...I really love the dash insert and guages!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

This is not just a build diary, this is a friggin' how-to article! Love this! Excellent work. I'm learning a LOT. Thank you!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:02 AM

Love. It.

#118 cobraman

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

Man, that is looking sweet !

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

Nice work!!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:45 AM

Great work Bill! I like how you take the time to make sure everything would work in 1:1, it adds a lot to the realism of the build.