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

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Now that's one good looking Deuce body.

What color is it going to be?

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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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lookin good pat!

bryan

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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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Looking fabulous.

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WOW...good looking re-build!

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

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

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

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LOOKING GOOD BILL!!!

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

just perfect !!!!!

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

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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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Love. It.

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Man, that is looking sweet !

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Nice work!!

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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.

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Awesome work that you are doing Bill.Alot of detail and thanks for keeping us update.i cant wait to see it finished

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......... 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.

Thanks BK...that's the way I enjoy doing it. Since I build the stuff for real, I just automatically think that way. Can't help it.

And thank you all for the enthusiastic and positive responses to this build. This is exactly what I'd put together in 1:1 for myself if I could.

A little more fiddling, and then final disassembly for paint.

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looks awesome Bill, don't give up now, love to see you finish this bad boy!!

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Wow! This is just fantastic Bill! Awesome build!!

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This lil' beast is so full of kick ash. Just noticed those air cleaner bells, too...those are rad.

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