dalef62

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  1. I got a little work done on the FOR today. I did a little trimming of the side and rear panels where the lip is rolled around them. It was about a 1/4" too long so I took my cutoff tool and cut the extra off the entire length of each piece. One step closer to welding the tub together.
  2. It is equal width front and rear, Taylormade. Went to our Kiski Valley Region car cruise today. Had a great time, not as many cars as we would have liked, but lots going on in the area. Took the 1929 Hupmobile, 1949 Crosley Hotshot, and 1966 Mustang convertible.
  3. Started working on the hood for the FOR. I cut out the main piece and the front of the hood, still need to cut several small pieces that will be used for stiffeners and such. I am trying to figure out how to put the radius on the hood. I was thinking of using a 6" diameter pipe to roll the metal over to get the proper radius, but I am not sure if it will give me a nice smooth roll. I am afraid that it will not be a nice smooth bend like the original. Does anyone have any ideas on how I should go about bending it?
  4. It's back!!! I rolled the chassis back into the garage so that I could sit the body on it when I start welding the rear tub area back on. I was asked to make a template of another Crosley member of the floor area with all the holes so that is what the paper is for. Not much work has been done on the FOR this week, but business has been good. Need that to keep the bills paid, which keeps the work commencing on the toys! This Saturday the Kiski Valley Region will be having a car cruise at our local Dairy Queen. We take a picture of each vehicle that comes in in front of a backdrop and at the end of the show we present them with it on a custom wooden dash plaque. I will be busy getting ready for this event for the next couple days as last weekend I blew a speaker on my system and I need to get it fixed for Saturdays cruise, plus I have to get a lot of stuff down to the Dairy Queen before the event.
  5. Went to car show at a local church with the 1957 Skyliner and 1966 Mustang. I was the DJ, spinning the tunes. Weatherman said a very, very slight chance of rain, we got dumped on for about 30 minutes. The retractable got second place. I must be popular as the interior still needs lots of work.
  6. Ok, here are the pictures from the drivers side. It wasn't as bad as the passenger side and needed just a small repair. That is all the rust on the front part of the FOR, everything else is good and solid.
  7. Today seemed to be very productive in the FOR world. I stayed busy on it all day long and got both lower fender areas repaired. This is the passenger side, actually I did it last but the pictures won't load so the driver's side will be in the next post. Once I cut off the old rust lower fender I saw that the floor support was also rusted off and had to replace it too. Then a new panel was cut and fit and welded in, I sprayed a little bit of rustoleum black on the bracket and metal edges to keep them from rusting any more. I still need to get the spot welds on the leading edge of the new panel but I will do that when I lay the body on its side.
  8. I started doing a little repair on the lower ends of the front fenders. I will be making patch panels and welding them in.
  9. Just laid the new floor in place to see what it looks like. Looks to fit just like the original.
  10. More progress today on the FOR tub. I got the other side panel bent and ready. I test fit everything together on top of the old tub and am happy with the way everything looks. I still need to trim the lips on the side and back and add a small piece to the rear section of the floor. I then proceeded to remove the original tub area from the front of the FOR. Came off without too much fight. If you are interested in the old tub, let me know. It is looking pretty bare now!
  11. More progress on the FOR today. I got one side panel beat into submission (the top lip bent). The more I do the easier it gets. It will still need some finish work but looks like it matches the original pretty good. Now to the other side... I also got a hood, now my brother in law needs a hood! Even more progress today. I continued working on the left side panel and got it cut and bent to shape, it is almost ready to install now.
  12. Today I started bending the lip on the rear panel. I clamped the metal in between two angle irons and started slowly hammering the metal around the angle iron till it was bent 180 degrees. Turned out pretty good, needs some final massaging and possible cut some of the lip off so that it is the right length.
  13. After a great weekend of car cruises I got back to work on the FOR. Made the front bends in the floor and cut the side panels in half (from the solid sheet that was bent last week). I have clamped the one side piece to the FOR to mark it and now comes the task of bending the top edge around to match the original. Feels good to be working on it again.
  14. I can't wait till you fire that engine up and drive that car out of the restoration shop!!!!!!
  15. Have the Hupmobile and 1958 Continental to the Vandergrift Lions car cruise. Another nice show and great weather.
  16. Took the Hupmobile to a local car cruise last evening. It was a beautiful night and there were about 50 vehicles shown. The Hupp ran good and made it there and back without any problems. The best part of the cruise was that there was another Hupmobile there also, a 1925 3 door. Hope to get to another cruise today!
  17. Yes, notes are a good thing. I put the dotted line and bend on there so I didn't cut it off at that line. Did you also notice the top and bottom markings?? I put those there so that when I bent it I would be bending it the right way, so all the holes that are marked and cut are on the right side of the car. I usually stay up at night and think of all the things I need to do the next day, how to bend this, how to cut that, how to do this... Then the next day I am too tired to do it.
  18. Yesterday I went to the club member house and we put several bends in the metal. The floor panel has two 90 degree bends on each side and I will have to bend the front at a 45 degree angle to meet the firewall. I had another piece of 16 gauge that we bent 45 degree angles on each side that will be cut off and welded to the rear of the floor panels to meet the rear of the tub. I also had a 18 gauge piece that I had cut to the approximate size of the side panels and we bent 90 degree bends in them for the bottom edges. One I got the panels bent I started to cut out the battery box hole and that's where things got good. The blade for the craftsman saw broke and last night I went shopping for new blades. Went to the local hardware store and they had no blades that would fit a Craftsman saw (has a "t" type mount), so I decided to go to Kmart as they sell Craftsman tool. Only blades they had there that fit were for wood, and only one pack at that. As we were leaving Kmart my wife said lets try Giant Eagle, as they had just opened a Ace hardware. Went in and they had the best selection of blades of all three stores, having the blades that I needed for my Craftsman saw, and several different blade types too. Talked with the gentleman there and he also said that Giant Eagle also exchanged broken tools there. Hard to believe that Giant Eagle has more hardware than a hardware store! Today put the new blade in and finished the cut on the battery cutout, looks good.
  19. How is the Hoss's in Hummelstown? Hope they didn't get flooded again.
  20. I have been in contact with the 'thehandleman' and he doesn't think he has one. I will post a picture of the handle just incase someone has one laying around. It is the crank handle on the right. Thanks, Dale
  21. The lower switch might also be for the lights, Park, Running, Bright.
  22. More progress to report on the FOR today. I checked the floor panel from my brother in laws FOR on my frame and all but the two frame holes lined up perfectly. Must have had a fairly good jig at the Crosley factory... Of course, my brother in laws FOR and mine are only 2 numbers off on the serial number. Made the adjustments on the new floor and I should be good to drill all the holes. I started cutting out the shifter and PTO holes and also got the side panels rough cut out so I can get the 90 degree bends put on the panels. The club member has a brake and it has a 42" maximum and I can take the metal to his place to bend them so I wanted to get as much ready as possible. Hopefully in the next day or so I can get them bent and proceed with fabricating the tub.
  23. Laying out the new floor pans for the FOR today, 16 gauge cold rolled steel. I was hoping to have the metal shop where I bought the metal put some bend on them, but they didn't have a brake. Was talking with a fellow club member and he said he had a brake that might be able to bend it (not sure if it was long enough). I am using the old floor from my brother in laws FOR, so I hope the holes are in the same place. Once I get the sheet all marked I think I will lay it on my frame just to make sure the holes line up. Feels good to be back at it.
  24. Well, it is time to get this thread back on track. I picked up several sheets of 16 and 18 gauge sheet steel to redo the tub and missing hood on the FOR today. So hopefully I can start cutting and bending it this week and get this show back on the road! Stay tuned. July 12-14 we were at the Crosley National meet in Wauseon Ohio. We took the Cow car, a 1946 Crosley sedan that has been primed to look like a cow and it has horns. I hadn't had it out to the nationals since the last time CC's (1946-1948) Crosley's were the spotlight class. Took some work to get it running again. As you might be able to tell I like to have fun with the cow car... Everyone enjoyed it and we even had cow tails to give away! I hope to get the Hupmobile and Crosleys to a couple show and cruises this weekend also.