Ian_Greenlaw

1934 Dodge Full Body Off Restoration

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It looks to fit the Starter area as a block off?? still checking around, a few more plates...

Note: in picture, where it says goes under floor board, this is incorrect this pc goes over floor board, sorry about mix up.

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Hey all,

Made up two little brackets to hold the parking light in place which sits between the original bracket for the parking light. Fitted first time ( now theres a first ) and put the lights and trim rings back in place.

Cheers

Ian

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Painted up the aprons,and block off plates ,just need to ad rivets,and continue onward............

Ian

Also the area where I thought the wood/timbers should extend to....in pictures??

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Hey all,

Had a look for those timbers that extend and mine are non existent. Looks like I'll have to make those now.....keep finding bits for me...I'm enjoying this !!

Finished the other bonnet side with the vents. Attached the trim, hold down clamps and handle so that's both sides now done. Finished wiring and fitted the dipswitch, earth for the dome light, fitted the handbrake cover plate in position and installed two grommets and a stainless steel sleeve for the rear bumper irons so no pressure will be put on the body when the irons are installed. Cleaned up inside the car ( finally ) as it was becoming a dogs breakfast in there ! Took a shot from the rear looking inside and compared it with an old one plus a few other shots.

Cheers

Ian

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Had a great night last night with the clubs Garage Crawl to check your progress... I am sure all in attendance enjoyed the night... I must say that the 35km drive home at 11:00pm in pouring rain on the freeway in an 80 year old Dodge was not the best drive I have had ... but a great night

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Thanks for coming out on suck a bleak night. I was surprised the number that attended given the weather but had a lot of great compliments. Catch up soon.

Ian

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Hi Ian

If you still have your side aprons off the car can you shoot me a picture of what they look like, close up of front section, mine mine need a little but don't know how much and the shape thats missing

Thanks

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Hi Steve,

This is all I have, unfortunately I didn't really take closeups of the aprons. A few pics you might be able to get a good idea.

Cheers

Ian

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Finished the glove box door after getting that tricky little trim in place. I had a knob which looked the part but had to tap a new tread in it. I'll fit it later on once I've finished the wiring etc..

Also remade two lower sections of wood that were missing and reattached two assist strap blocks. I bought two new assist strap holders a long time ago so I found those too.

A guy at work put me onto this Fibre Pen which I've used to clean hard to get areas that need a good contact like inside the light fittings and little brass screws. You just rub it over the area and comes up new in a few seconds. Just thought I'd share that incase anyone is nterested.

Cheers

Ian

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What do your assist straps look like Ian? I have been grappling with how to make a pair for my DC Dodge (photo below).

They consist of a 4-core rope, each core being a set of fibres wrapped in a thread, same as large modern curtain tassels (of which I have only found 3-core). Inside the rope to add stiffness is a piece of spring like what net curtains are threaded onto. The rope is attached to the bracket by a loop of strong canvas or something wired to the rope with two high-tensile wire loops. The wire is hidden in a wrapping of thread, which is itself hidden inside a nice knitted or crocheted or ? strip. The bottom is a pom-pom held on with a wire loop around its centre, itself wired to the rope with two wire loops. These are hidden by a wooden ferule, which is hidden by braiding, sort of a larger version of what's on the wiring loom. I have been playing with the knitted or crocheted or ? strips; they must be machine done, but how? I can see how the stitches work but not how to do them with the right tension. Maybe some sort of maradai? They seem to require 13 threads to advance along the length uniformly. They are built the same as Senior Six but with different attachment. Maybe yours are built like this?post-88545-143142586561_thumb.jpg

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Sorry mine were non existent.....probably part of the 5% that wasn't complete when I bought the car.

This is a few shots of an original 34 one of the guys in the states has.

I've attached a few pics of what I have. One car I'd say is original and has the same type of strap. The others has a folded strap.

The closest thing I've seen is those dividing barriers that have a rope between two bollards but still a long way away from the original type.

Have a look at the cord on the back of the seat too. I've seen these on ebay a few times, maybe a contact there too !

I'll let you know if I find anything or further information.

Ian

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That is very similar. The ferule at the pom-pom looks to have been re-wrapped and has lost its fancy cover. The DC has a bar as the robe rail, standing out from the seat. It looks to be the same rope tho. I was wondering if I could find out who makes the tassel rope and buy some of the single cord they use and make my own rope - I have made the kit. Or even unwinding a tassel and adding a cord to make 4.

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I showed my wife and she said a high end curtain maker should be able to do it if you have a picture or an original item.

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Hey all,

After many hours finally got the door handles, escutcheon, retainer washer, spring and retainer set up properly for all 4 door handles.

Took a while as a few escutcheons had worn quite a bit so had to pick the best of them and trail and error. Another job off the list.

Took the bumper bar irons to my body guy and after a while we both decided that at one point the car had a decent rear end hit and they have to be heated and repositioned to the correct angle. If I mounted them now the bumper bar would be 3" higher than where it should be.

Cheers

Ian

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Hey all,

Been a bit distracted lately as my wife wanted a little garden shed so I built a timber frame for the base and bought a kit shed. All togother and another job off the list.

Picked up the rear bumper bar and irons from my body guy. He said they needed two full days work to get them to a reasonable condition and get the bents out of the bumper bar. I think she'd had a few wacks in the rear. Anyhow to temporarily set them up I put a bolt through the hole with a high tensile washer to give it support. Then I put the stainless steel sleeve with an end that had been TIG welded on. The sat the bumper iron on followed by the remade retainer and then I tightened it up. Came up looking reasonably good. I need to now check measurements and make sure it is level etc..

Cheers

Ian

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Hey all,

Got holes in Bumper irons filled and a slight adjustment then both of them and the retainers off to the powdercoater. also took the Bumper bar to the plater and that should take about 3 weeks. Installed the new bolts inside the spare wheel holders which attach to the support bracket. Also Knobless ( Steve ) sent me a pic of a moulded floor plate I was missing. Worked out some dimensions from his picture, attacked another "Trespassers Prosecuted" sign and cut out a template. Finished and sprayed black and fitted first go.

Cheers

Ian

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Good job Ian. I too, always start with the paper template,,, sorry thought the white was a piece of paper.....bad eyes.....Haha

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Well still progressing.....Picked up the Rear Bumper Bar Irons and retainers from the powdercoater, I think they came up a treat.

Received the 9/16 Stainless dome nuts from my friends at the Restoration Supply Company.....very efficient business they run.

Also Tony who also has a 34 came over the other night and helped me put the rear window in. I must say, getting a few things on the car does spur you along.

I'm off tomorrow to find some Bailey Channel.

Out of interest, with the doors ....do they have a door pull of some description, or was it that you just pulled on the inside handle ?

Cheers

Ian

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Thanks again to Ian' for window channel, it was the oposite channel but with a little thought it can be used as long as you remember window rollers have to be able to work ( shape of channel ) only allows one way install, picture below...

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thermostat easy fix, grind cross by pass bar enough for regular 50's thermo to seat,,,bought one off flebay for 34 dodge to tall to work, so improv.... notice the bolt in vise to aid in holding the housing , makes thing just a little easier.....

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Thanks again to Ian' for window channel, it was the oposite channel but with a little thought it can be used as long as you remember window rollers have to be able to work ( shape of channel ) only allows one way install, picture below...

Here is a picture of why roller will only work on one side of the window channel notice shape of channel, and roller location, oposite side of channel is more or less straight

Also "floating power" logo on engine bracket..found.

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hmmmm, I'll have to have a look at the window channel on mine.

The floating power logo on the engine bracket is interesting. My bracket has a little plate that has floating power on it. But I do have another bracket that it too has it stamped on it. I'll post a pic later to show what I mean.

Ian

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Steve,

Here are a few shots of the engine bracket. I actually have 3 of them. One on the car and two spares. The one on the car has the little "plaque" and the other two are stamped on it. Don't know if this was an export thing but it had the holes drilled for it.

The other photo is of my "spares" that came with the car....if you need something, just ask and I'll have a look.

Cheers

Ian

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